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12/5 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6A look at the 2018 Gubernatorial and Senate maps, Wolf is skipping PA Society again and we take a look at the weekend talk shows. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

12/2 Ups & Downs: The Cabinet, the Census and third-party votes. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Casey, Wolf and the 2018 Maps: Why the map could favor the Governor and punish the Senator.

PA-Gov: Wolf is Skipping PA Society Again: The Governor won’t be heading to NYC for the big party.

Sunday Show Preview: December 4, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
WITF: Jill Stein Campaign Plans To Take Pennsylvania Recount Effort To Federal Court
WITF: Mummers seek inclusive tone after racially sensitive display (AP)
WITF: How a political sticking-point is leading to over 500 state layoffs
State House Sound Bites: Special committee issues recommendations to avoid another Kane-like debacle
State House Sound Bites: Once again, monthly revenues are below projections in PA
StateImpactPA: DEP says Greene County stream poses ‘no radiation concern’

Philadelphia
Inquirer: FBI agent: Sting informant says he was told not to target Republicans
Inquirer: In Delaware, Gov. Markell worked to make Democrats the jobs party
Inquirer: Nurses at Hahnemann, St. Christopher’s reach tentative contracts with Tenet
WHYY Newsworks: Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting (AP)
WHYY Newsworks: Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation
Philadelphia Business Journal: Billionaire Philadelphian to chair Trump’s newly created Strategic & Policy Forum
Philly Mag: Philly Developers ‘Terrified,’ ‘Intrigued’ to Have One of Their Own As President

SEPA
Delco Times: Swarthmore Borough Council to vote on use of home as temporary residence for cancer patients
Delco Times: Bridge replacement causes headaches in Haverford
Daily Local News: Committee seeks ways to recruit, retain volunteer firefighters in Chester County
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown regional planners to pursue broad traffic study
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bucks County paramedics and physicians assistants train for bioterror attacks

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Under Trump, uncertainty ahead for labor issues
Post-Gazette: Private college presidents seeing boosts from deferred compensation
Post-Gazette: Regent Square residents seek crosswalk at start of business district
Post-Gazette: Trump warns of ‘retribution’ if companies move jobs out of U.S.
Tribune-Review: Uber eager for its self-driving fleet to tackle winter weather
Tribune-Review: Attack on Christmas? Not Pittsburgh’s Unity Tree

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver Valley train stations have changed over the years
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners approve 3.8 mill tax increase for 2017
Beaver County Times: County commissioners continue to hash out 2017 budget
Tribune-Democrat: New community group aims to bridge neighborhood boundaries

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre councilwoman encourages NAACP Youth Council
Times Leader: Wolf evaluates second year: Progress on schools, jobs and reform
Times-Tribune: PennDOT’s three-lane bridges to the future

South Central
Patriot-News: Jill Stein asks court to delay hearing as Pa. counties mull recount
Patriot-News: Shorter waiting period for no-fault divorces takes effect in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: ‘Unprecedented harassment’: Pa. GOP slams state for releasing Trump electors’ contact information
Carlisle Sentinel: Stein plans to take election recount issue to federal court
Carlisle Sentinel: Trump and the rest of the GOP plan to block Stein’s effort in PA
Lancaster Online: School teacher hope Trump’s new education secretary will limit federal involvement

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Battle over new outlets records continues
Morning Call: Army corp engineers block route of Dakota’s access to oil pipeline
Morning Call: Trump warns companies of retribution if they offshore jobs which threatens thirty-five percent tariffs
WFMZ: Dakota’s access to oil pipeline set to be re-routed

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: After phone call with Taiwan’s leader, Trump continues to defend himself
Centre Daily Times: Trump continues to search for the best candidate for the secretary of state role
Sun-Gazette: After Castro’s death uncertainty on whether Cuban oppression will end lingers
Erie Times-News: Lawyer John Persinger plans to run for mayor position
Erie Times-News: Race for county executive has just started and remains ‘red’

Opinion
Inquirer: State lawmakers representing the Philadelphia region lack clout needed in Harrisburg
Inquirer: Dakota victory brings powerful message for Trump resistance
Patriot-News: Why a reform is needed to protect small businesses
Patriot-News: Why Donald Trump will reshape the federal judicial system in the United States
Post-Gazette: The Senate’s shame: Merrick Garland deserved a hearing for Supreme Court
Post-Gazette: Getting to work: The Every Student Succeeds Act holds promise
Post-Gazette: Setting a standard: The new city Ethics Board is a vital matter

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Truth about global warming is finally revealed from the House Science Committee
Keystone Crossroads: Stein’s effort for a recount will help expose ‘hacking’ in PA’s system
Keystone Crossroads: Why Congress needs to act now in order to save thousands of coal miners benefits
Keystone State Education Coalition: Debate over public school school choice idea continues to remain up in the air

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