11/30 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6A new gubernatorial candidate, PA will lose another congressional seat and Barletta’s angling to be Trump’s Labor Secretary. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Gov: A New GOP Contender Emerges: Businessman Paul Addis stands poised to throw his hat into the ring.

PA Set to Lose Another Congressional Seat: A new estimate predicts the Keystone State will lose another district.

Barletta Discusses Labor Secretary Position with Trump: The PA Congressman had initially been considered for the Department of Transportation.

Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About PA Society?: We try to find out what Pennsylvanians think about the annual gathering.

Reader Poll: Majority Disapprove of Senator Casey: The commonwealth’s senior Senator didn’t fare well in our survey.

Capitolwire: State prosecutors recommend anonymity for police involved in shootings unless criminally charged
PLS Reporter: UC funding tussle between Senate GOP, Gov. Wolf intensifies
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh City Council seeks to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQIA+ youth
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf on potential PA recount: “We don’t have any reason to believe there has been fraud”
State House Sound Bites: Barletta says he’s mulling post as Trump Labor Secretary
State House Sound Bites: Citing “current climate” PA prosecutor group releases police shooting guidelines

Inquirer: Year-end special: December warming trend
Inquirer: Pa. court sets hearing for Stein recount petition
Inquirer: Pennsylvania prosecutors outline new guidelines on officer-involved shootings
Inquirer: City adds $700K in beds, services for homeless youth
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania presidential recount showdown set for Monday
WHYY Newsworks: Does Philadelphia have a teacher vacancy problem? It’s a multiple choice answer

Bucks County Courier-Times: Bucks County signs contract for justice center shuttle service
Bucks County Courier-Times: Washington’s crossing re-enactment still set despite drought watch in Bucks County
Pottstown Mercury: Douglass (Mont.) $3.8M budget holds the line on taxes for 2017

Post-Gazette: Zappala: Man who crashed, killing 3, shouldn’t have been chased by police
Post-Gazette: Cardinal Wuerl apologizes to Pittsburgh victim of abuse by priest
Tribune Review: GOP prepares for the House to vote on a new medical research bill this Wednesday
Tribune Review: EPA starts process to regulate toxic chemicals
Pittsburgh Business Times: OSHA finalizes after 26 years he slip, trip and fall rule
WESA: DA calls for standardized police chase policy after fatal crash incident on Thanksgiving
WESA: PA prosecutors issue guidelines on police shootings
KDKA: Allegheny County orders 52 counties for presidential recount of votes

Beaver County Times: Ambridge Area school teachers set to hold a strike Tuesday December 13th
Beaver County Times: Charities participate in shopping season through Giving Tuesday
Tribune-Democrat: Altoona-Johnstown diocese cover up alleged sexual abuse

Citizens’ Voice: Fidel Castro’s death paves the way for a new relationship with Cuba
Standard-Speaker: Lou Barletta met with Trump in regards to his role as labor secretary
Pocono Record: PennDOT to add medians barriers along I-80 and I-380

South Central
Patriot-News: Utz executive heading to jail for $1.4M kickback scheme
Patriot-News: Transportation didn’t work out for Lou Barletta, but he talked to Donald Trump about Labor
Patriot-News: Williamsport mayor confirms he sought Montoursville school post; planned to keep city job
York Dispatch: Open records law continues to draw proposals for revision
York Dispatch: Youth suicide on the rise in York County
Carlisle Sentinel: abc27 Report: Trump offers Barletta Secretary of Labor job
LancasterOnline: Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray won’t seek re-election

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Hearing ordered in bid for Pennsylvania election recount
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania prosecutors release guidelines for police shootings
Morning Call: Airport authority sets $57 million airport renewal plan
Morning Call: Ex-Allentown chief’s son told to narrow profiling claims

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Grand jury presents drug ring findings, identifies bar as a delivery spot
Centre Daily Times: Federal Taphouse, Hyatt Place close to opening
Sun-Gazette: DA: Mayor’s receipts warrant further review by state AG
Sun-Gazette: Red Cross helps 163 in county with flood relief

Post-Gazette: Looking at the legacy Fidel Castro left behind and its impact on the world
Post-Gazette: A direct gift: Natural History Museum gets a targeted boost
York Dispatch: No time to normalize
Centre Daily Times: ‘We have a culture war to win’: Why Starbucks cups always stir up controversy
Patriot-News: Dems’ problems are structural – not personal – and they shouldn’t lose sight of that: Stuart Rothenberg
Patriot-News: Sen. Daylin Leach for Supreme Court? Ballot question dims chances
Inquirer: A recount is needed to make sure the system works
Daily News: Control alt-right delete: Why words matter in the Trump era

Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Fed Ed Investigation: Cedar Beach Pool and Possible Bid Rigging
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Retirement Community at Green Pond Closer to Reality
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