11/30 PoliticsPA Playbook

Democrat Mike Marsicano announces another run for the 11th, Dean announces she is entering the race to challenge Stack, and Meuser announces endorsements from five of nine Republican county chairs in the 11th .  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Former Hazleton Mayor Enters Race for PA-11: Democrat Mike Marsicano announced he is entering the race for the 11th Congressional district next year.

Dean Enters Race for Lieutenant Governor: State Rep. Madeleine Dean announced today she is entering the race to challenge current Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack in next year’s Democratic primary.

Meuser Endorsed by 5 County Chairs in PA-11: Republican 11th Congressional district candidate Dan Meuser announced the endorsements of five of the nine Republican county chairs in the district.

Legislative Election Update
City & State: Deputy Mayor Nina Ahmad to run against Congressman Brady

State House Sound Bites: Eastern Pa. Democratic lawmaker joins crowded lieutenant governor field
StateImpact: Buoyed by Trump, Some Miners Are Sticking with Coal
City & State: As Philly homicides rise, Krasner formulates gun violence strategy
City & State: PA House Democrats unveil “Plan for PA” legislative agenda

Inquirer: Is it the beginning of the end for Pa. Society bash in NYC?
Inquirer: Are the days of doubting sexual harassment victims over? Experts say no.  
Inquirer: Slain Baltimore officer from Pa. mourned at service  
Inquirer: Fewer deadly crashes on Pennsylvania roads over holidays  
WHYY: Charges now unlikely for Brady in probe of $90,000transfer to political rival
WHYY: Garrison Keillor fired over alleged improper behavior
WHYY:  No regrets, Chelsea Manning tells Penn audience
Philly Mag: Council Bill Would Prohibit Bulletproof Glass at Convenience Stores
Phily Mag: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro: “Protecting Students Is a Must”

Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County considering using $17.9M in reserves to fill budget gap
Bucks County Courier Times: Shop with a Cop events try to spread holiday cheer to less fortunate kids
Pottstown Mercury: Official count reverses close Upper Pottsgrove election results
Pottstown Mercury: Fiat used by pope during Philadelphia visit up for auction
Delco Times: Upper Darby delays vote on tax break for new hotel

WESA: Montgomery County Lawmaker To Run For Lieutenant Governor
Post-Gazette: State Rep. Dean joins crowded ballot for lieutenant governor
Post-Gazette: Trump intends to nominate Carnegie Mellon economics professor Marvin Goodfriend to the Federal Reserve
Post-Gazette: Pa. Supreme Court to review city sick pay, safety training ordinances
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh aims to improve first responders’ relationships with immigrant, refugee communities
City Paper: Pittsburgh’s North Hills constituents worry GOP tax plan could hurt 12th District senior citizens
Tribune Review: Montgomery County rep is 6th Democrat to pursue Lt. governor’s office
Tribune Review: Corsa Coal subsidiary proposes another mine for Somerset County
Tribune Review: Oakmont expects to adopt law in January regulating oil and gas development
KDKA: Sexual Harassment In The Workplace No Different In Pittsburgh

Beaver County Times: Attorney General Shapiro pushes to improve reporting of opioid deaths
Beaver County Times: Report paints grim picture of Beaver County’s finances
Altoona Mirror: Blair municipalities all in on casino
Altoona Mirror: School districts secure state funding for safety

Times Leader: Grandparents raising grandchildren air pressing issues at Wilkes forum
Times-Tribune: Scranton Act 47 coordinator endorses city’s 2018 budget
Times-Tribune: Recount hardly changes Scranton mayor race
Times-Tribune: Ex-Hazleton mayor running again for Congress
Standard-Speaker: Ex-Hazleton mayor running again for Congress

South Central
Patriot News: Wolf Administration says unemployment compensation call-taking system is back up
Patriot News: It’s time for Pennsylvania’s annual political schmooze fest in New York City
Patriot News: Suburban Philly lawmaker to officially launch Democratic bid for lieutenant governor on Wednesday
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election campaign gets a national boost with TV blitz
Patriot News: Bob Mueller’s Russia probe is ‘just background noise,’ ex-Trump ethics lawyer says
LNP: Most Pennsylvania lawmakers will get $700 annual raise; Some from Lancaster County will donate to charity
LNP: On Newsweek.com, Lancaster mayor writes of city’s appeal to climate-change refugees

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania’s child welfare system is broken, DePasquale says
Morning Call: Judge issues gag order in Allentown corruption case
Morning Call: Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case
Morning Call: 5 takeaways from Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s federal court appearance

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County schools get safety grants
Erie-Times News: PennDOT advises customers of Real ID preparations
Centre Daily Times: Wolf pushes for reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program
Centre Daily Times: Penn State graduate students rally against GOP tax plan

Inquirer: How Trump takeover of consumer agency will let the loan sharks loose | Editorial
Inquirer: Mandates won’t solve Philly’s affordable-housing shortage
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Break the silence on the Amazon deal
Post-Gazette: Show the bid: No reason to hide region’s offer to Amazon
Patriot News: From Papenfuse, a budget with broad vision and ambition | Editorial
LNP: Raises for Pennsylvania lawmakers come at a bad time

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