1/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6An introduction to our new Managing Editor, a farewell from our departing Managing Editor and last week’s Ups & Downs. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

The Next Chapter for PoliticsPA: A note on the future of the website.

A Fond Farewell: It’s time to pass the torch.

1/20 Ups & Downs: Ethics violations, jail and an inauguration. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Sunday Show Preview: January 22, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: President Trump’s energy plan: support shale, dump climate plan, refocus EPA
State House Sound Bites: Auditor General aims to bring facts to unemployment comp. feud
State House Sound Bites: Hope meets resistance as Trump’s presidency dawns
State House Sound Bites: Progressive forum urges civil disobedience where necessary

Philadelphia
Inquirer: In Philly, ‘a great progressive giant’ awakened as 50,000 (mostly women) march in ‘peace, love and joy’
Inquirer: Trump takes a nationalistic tone in a populist message
Inquirer: Philly teachers plan Black Lives Matter week – not all are happy
Daily News: Women can never, ever stop marching – or else
Daily News: Trump vs. media – the fight for public trust
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphians call for equality at Women’s March [photos]
WHYY Newsworks: Mixed emotions as Philly watches Trump’s Inauguration

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bucks women and men march on Washington in solidarity
Delco Daily Times: State Sen. Anthony Williams looks to open dialogue for peace in communities
Delco Daily Times: Delco residents turn out for Women’s March on Philadelphia

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: CMU team’s high-speed transit idea to get a test in SpaceX competition
Post-Gazette: Dispatches from D.C.: Hundreds of thousands rally, march
Post-Gazette: County seeks public input on replacing Shaler bridge
Post-Gazette: Forbes Ave. business owners miffed by sewer back-ups
Tribune-Review: 92-year-old remains active in community with position on Unity Township zoning hearing board
Tribune-Review: Westmoreland County to observe National Day of Remembrance for overdose victims

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Van Zandt employee calls for VA to reform investigation practice
Altoona Mirror: Lieutenant gov. stops in Bedford
Beaver County Times: Hundreds gather outside the Beaver County Courthouse to stand up promote equality
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania lawmakers detail priorities as new session is set to begin
Beaver County Times: Women’s March on Washington: In a dark rain, thousands gathered to create an ocean of hope

NEPA
Times Leader: Settlement proposed over Luzerne County Courthouse leaks
Times Leader: Thankful mother pays it forward through Valley With a Heart fundraiser
Times-Tribune: Senators hold public hearing today on prison closures
Times-Tribune: Progressive women hope to make difference in NEPA
Times-Tribune: Advocates want Lackawanna County prison to boost learning

South Central
Patriot-News: Newly seated Treasurer Joe Torsella ends practice of state car assignments in his department
Patriot-News: Should presidential candidates have to release tax returns to appear on Pa.’s ballot?
Patriot-News: Harrisburg attorney and doggie daycare owner to run for magisterial district judge
Patriot-News: Harrisburg version of Women’s March draws more than 1,100 people
York Dispatch: York City seeking York Awards nominations
York Dispatch: Shrewsbury attorney running for district judge

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Council president Ray O’Connell kicks off campaign for Allentown mayor
Morning Call: Developer Nat Hyman enters Allentown mayoral race as a Republican
Morning Call: Bethlehem Area School District ready to do battle over charter enrollment cap
Reading Eagle: State human services secretary says drug treatment system not meeting needs
Reading Eagle: Pa. GOP Chairman Rob Gleason gets the last laugh

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie-area country clubs end tax fights
Sun-Gazette: Local contingent among vast crowd
Sun-Gazette: Longtime Montgomery board member resigns

Opinion
Patriot-News: President Obama made the wrong call on Chelsea Manning pardon
Post-Gazette: Help the Rust Belt: Trump needs a development czar
Post-Gazette: Teachable moment: State must resolve dispute over Duquesne students
Post-Gazette: Gaining freight: Report on shipping signals economic growth
Inquirer: Now comes the hard part for Trump
Daily News: We see a movement here

Blogs
Billy Penn: Philly Inquirer asks: Is Melania Trump the ‘first sexy first lady’?; Internet explodes
Billy Penn: 16 best signs from the Philly Women’s March
Billy Penn: With ‘Split,’ Philly’s M. Night Shyamalan is finally free from Hollywood jail
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. mayors talk about their priorities under new Trump administration
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: This week’s best reads from Pa. cities

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