1/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Neuman seeks to become a Judge, a special election is set and Shapiro lays out his code of conduct. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

HD-48: Neuman to Run for Washington County Judge: The State Rep. wants to be a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Washington County.

HD-197: Special Election Scheduled for March 21st: Speaker Turzai sets the contest to replace disgraced ex-State Rep. Leslie Acosta.

PA-Sen: Pat Toomey vs. Elizabeth Warren (Sort Of): The Senators place a wager on the AFC Championship Game.

Shapiro Presents New Code of Conduct (VIDEO): The Attorney General tries to start off on the right foot.

Moulton Seeks Full Term: The Superior Court Judge is running for his own term.

Capitolwire: Pennsylvania granted REAL ID compliance extension
Capitolwire: AG DePasquale to audit PA’s unemployment system
StateImpactPA: Researchers rush to preserve environmental data they believe to be threatened by Trump
StateImpactPA: Northeastern Pa. counties align to fight royalty abuses
StateImpactPA: Delaware basin conservation law resilient to any Trump rollbacks, supporters say
StateImpactPA: Beaver County township green-lights ethane cracker
State House Sound Bites: PA to obey federal ID law, despite previous privacy concerns

Inquirer: Philly girding itself for several marches protesting Trump’s inauguration
Inquirer: While some schools keep inauguration day low-key, Chesco students head to D.C.
Inquirer: On eve of Trump inauguration, students ask SRC for broad protections
Inquirer: As Trump takes office, much of his cabinet won’t
WHYY Newsworks: Philly set to ban employers from asking applicants about pay history
WHYY Newsworks: Despite previous privacy concerns, Pa. will follow federal ID law

Bucks County Courier-Times: Assembling jobs: What local manufacturers want from President Trump
Bucks County Courier-Times: As PennEast pipeline decision nears, alternative route in Bucks County floated
Delco Daily Times: Four generations of Delco family head to D.C. to protest Trump presidency

Post-Gazette: Trump preparing for inauguration
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania unemployment workers call on legislators for funding
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority tests find lead again
Post-Gazette: Counsel finds no wrongdoing in former chief’s DNC convention appearance
Tribune-Review: Meet ‘Bridges,’ a computer that beats you at poker while decoding your genome
Tribune-Review: Can Allegheny County enact its vaping ban?

Altoona Mirror: Locals prepare for new president
Altoona Mirror: Water authority, city reach deal
Beaver County Times: Ohioville company forced by EPA to cut down on manganese pollution
Beaver County Times: RMU political science panel covers Trump, Clinton and election fallout
Beaver County Times: Robert Morris eyes larger regional, national profile with new events center

Times Leader: Locals offer perspectives on attending inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Times Leader: Counterfeit money brought to Luzerne County prison, new audit shows
Times-Tribune: Scranton to fix 2017 budget so it does not raise taxes
Times-Tribune: Prison closure will hurt employees, region, officials warn

South Central
Patriot-News: Audit needed to settle dispute that’s stalling services to unemployed, lawmakers say
Patriot-News: Labor & Industry fund used to operate Pa.’s unemployment compensation services to be audited
Patriot-News: Well-known community activist in Harrisburg dies
Patriot-News: Dig up your treasures – ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is coming to Harrisburg
York Dispatch: Board takes step toward reopening York City middle school
York Dispatch: York JCC prepared in wake of nationwide threats

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley residents, former Pa. officials share memories from past inaugurations
Morning Call: FAST FACTS: What is a Real ID, and why doesn’t my Pa. license qualify?
Morning Call: Norco officials say they’re cooperating with state inquiry into Sara Packer
Reading Eagle: Heroin-related deaths more than double in 2016 in Berks
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania faces tight window to comply with federal ID law

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie-area residents ‘Trump’ around the nation’s capital
Sun-Gazette: $9K raise on way for ’Sock chief
Sun-Gazette: Slew of parking tickets draws ire of Liberty Arena owner

Daily News: Our diet is becoming awash with soda and other sugary products
Inquirer: What’s more important than where to sit in Rittenhouse Square? Surviving gun violence
Patriot-News: Has Rick Perry changed his mind about abolishing the Energy Department?
Patriot-News: Trump Inauguration: Go inside the 5 busiest hours at the White House
Post-Gazette: Big companies wanted: Lack of anchor tenants reveals a recruitment need
Post-Gazette: Out of order: Superior Court raps Judge McDaniel on sentences

Billy Penn: Watch a freshman Philly Congressman’s painful Fox News interview (video)
Billy Penn: Fight songs: Our playlist for Women’s Marches on Philadelphia and DC
Keystone Crossroads: Former Harrisburg mayor headed to trial next week

  • Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade?

    • No. (50%)
    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

    Total Voters: 109

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