12/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6DiGiorgio gets Toomey’s support, PA’s electors officially vote for Trump and Toomey delivers the weekly address. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

DiGiorgio Earns Toomey Endorsement for State Chair: The Chester County hopeful scores a major supporter in his bid to be PA GOP Chair.

Electors Officially Cast Ballots for Trump: Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College members met in Harrisburg today.

PA-Sen: Toomey Delivers Weekly GOP Address (VIDEO): The Senator was chosen for the national assignment.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Immigration detention center protesters arrested outside of state Capitol Building
Capitolwire: PA electors deliver the Commonwealth’s 20 electoral votes to Trump/Pence
StateImpactPA: Pa. still fighting over royalty money from forest drilling
State House Sound Bites: PA electors vote unanimously for Trump

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Soda tax lawsuit dismissed
Inquirer: Museum is a hidden gem in Northeast Philly
Inquirer: Dan Meyers, 65, former Inquirer journalist of passion, compassion
Daily News: At 82, ex-state Rep. Louise Bishop has some regrets
WHYY Newsworks: DNC surplus goes to purchase thousands of books for Philly schools
WHYY Newsworks: Facebook enlists fact-checking partners to combat fake news

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Penndel OKs budget with tax hike, police chief contract
Bucks County Courier-Times: More than 4,000 Montgomery County voters went to polls but didn’t vote
Delco Daily Times: Teachers rally, receive donated supplies at Chester High School

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Trump wins the Electoral College vote unanimously
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s healthy bike sharing project set expand this year
Post-Gazette: Five pregnant women sue Allegheny County Jail alleging isolation, deficient nutrition
Post-Gazette: Most companies don’t last 50 years, but these Pittsburgh businesses have
Tribune Review: Ex- Pittsburgh City Councilman Sala Udin pardoned by Obama

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Trump’s cabinet signals a dramatic shift from Obama’s presidency
Altoona Mirror: Logan Township officers prepare to use body cameras
Altoona Mirror: Blair County makes pension changes
Beaver County Times: Little Blue coal ash impoundment won’t permanently close until 2029

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County pushing for payments from universities
Times-Tribune: Potential tax increase in Pike County partially to blame on Frein trial
Times-Tribune: Scranton got good credit rating on short-term loan

South Central
Patriot-News: At Labor & Industry, office Christmas potlucks give way to quiet condolences as layoffs strike
Patriot-News: New Year’s Eve 2016: Strange and quirky central Pa. drops
Patriot-News: Tight election, voter fraud worries, power grab – no, not now, but 175+ years ago
Patriot-News: Protesters gather on Pa. Capitol steps chanting ‘Trump is not our president’
Carlisle Sentinel: Midstate chiropractors charged with insurance fraud
Carlisle Sentinel: CV school board approves construction contracts for new schools

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley businesses, institutions face growing cybercrime threat
Morning Call: Unemployment office job cuts hit Tuesday, state offers tips for jobless callers
Morning Call: Mayfair canceled in 2017; future uncertain
Reading Eagle: Patients of Berks dental practice could be at risk for disease, state says
Reading Eagle: Reading High School students tackle gun violence

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie superintendent: Frustration led to job hunt
Erie Times-News: Union leaders to address Erie County Technical School committee
Centre Daily Times: State College borough doesn’t raise taxes in 2017 budget

Opinion
Altoona Mirror: Why people should question whether Trump will deliver as President
Beaver County Times: Legislation regarding unclaimed vets remains an issue in U.S. Senate
Post-Gazette: Arm cops, not students: Concealed carry would not boost campus safety
Patriot-News: The Republicans’ tax plan is so radical it just might work
Patriot-News: If you’re thinking the Electoral College healed anything – think again
Patriot-News: The five tweets that explain the Electoral College vote
Inquirer: Welcome to the reality TV presidency
Daily News: The ‘good girls revolt’ is the untold political story of 2017

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pittsburgh joins other Pa. cities with city-wide tenants union
Keystone Crossroads: Report advises more state oversight of Pa. justice system
Keystone Crossroads: Philly’s soda tax declared valid in major win for Kenney administration [updated]
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Dec 19: What’s the difference between a public school and a private charter school management company?

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