12/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Our 30 under 30 list, a backstage look at PA Society and a review of this weekend’s talk shows. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pennsylvania’s 2016 Rising Stars: 30 Under 30: Here they are, Pennsylvania’s top politicos under age 30. These are the men and women who will be running the show in a few years – if they aren’t already.

12/9 Ups & Downs: The Governor’s race, 2016 aftermath and a legislative breakthrough. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Backstage at PA Society: What’s this annual NYC gathering really like?

Sunday Show Preview: December 11, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: PSERS happy about an employer pension contribution rate that’s higher than it was projected to be?
StateImpactPA: Wolf aide married to gas industry lobbyist may be violating Pa.’s ethics law
StateImpactPA: Energy Hub vision challenged by Rinaldi’s departure from PES
State House Sound Bites: State GO-TIME program ends first year, looks to evolve
State House Sound Bites: Long awaited contract nearly finalized for state professors
State House Sound Bites: State financial protection program says it’s prioritizing cybersecurity
State House Sound Bites: PA GOP: No delays expected in Trump vote certification
State House Sound Bites: In attempt to keep jobs, furloughed state workers filing appeals

Philadelphia
Inquirer: At Pa. Society, mulling a challenge for city controller
Inquirer: Rev. Al Sharpton talks Trump, politics at Camden church
Inquirer: Philly solicitor linked to Trump vandalism keeps job, not charged
WHYY Newsworks: Dentists reassess their role amid growing opioid crisis
Citizen: The Party’s Over

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Washington would be dismayed by current state of affairs, professors say
Bucks County Courier-Times: Property taxes could decrease $10 in Morrisville
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown school board reorganizes, offers ‘olive branch’ to Berks

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Did bias skew the CDC’s Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ reports?
Post-Gazette: CMU grant shows Pittsburgh’s growth as a transportation innovation center
Post-Gazette: Jewish Federation starts security initiative by creating security director position
Tribune-Review: Wallet warning: State gas tax set to rise Jan. 1
Tribune-Review: Indiana nurses announce Dec. 23 walk out if contract isn’t settled

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg revitalized
Altoona Mirror: Logan issues advice, not rules
Beaver County Times: Local students explore gap years
Beaver County Times: ‘Fences’ actors say Pittsburgh film will make an impact

NEPA
Times Leader: Hazle Township tops Wilkes-Barre in assessed property value at $1.46 billion
Times-Tribune: More oversight could create more housing in shale region, auditor general says
Times-Tribune: Audit: Shortcomings at Lackawanna County recorder’s office

South Central
Patriot-News: ‘I’m doing everything I can’ to avert layoffs, Pa. Labor Department boss says
Patriot-News: Former AG Kathleen Kane granted more time to mount appeal
Patriot-News: Pa. presidential election recount still up in the air
Carlisle Sentinel: Quantifying Crime: Public perception out of step with reality
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Area School District moving away from a standalone weight room building

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Should Allentown keep the NIZ surplus?
Morning Call: No recall for glass found in vaccines made in Monroe County
Morning Call: How the vaccine court protects the pharmaceutical industry from risk
Reading Eagle: Berks agencies work to improve efforts in helping the homeless
Reading Eagle: The fight to eliminate school property taxes will resume in 2017

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County drug deaths rose, but officials pushed back in 2016
Erie Times-News: Erie Together battles high poverty, helps transform region
Centre Daily Times: Study explains why people self-silence when it comes to climate change

Opinion
Patriot-News: John Glenn, an essential American, represented all of us
Patriot-News: Ex-Gov. Ed Rendell: Trump tapped Labor secretary who ‘doesn’t believe in labor’
Inquirer: Trump’s cabinet picks so far aren’t very reassuring
Post-Gazette: Trails blazed: Regis Bobonis Sr. was a tireless advocate
Post-Gazette: RAD works: That 1 percent tax gives support where it’s due

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Federal judge to rule on Stein recount push Monday
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania seeks safer ways to buy and sell online
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Dec 9: In 1974 PA legislature provided 54% of education funding. Now it provides just 37%, exacerbating local property tax burden

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