1/25 PoliticsPA Playbook
Fitzpatrick’s brother runs to replace him, PA’s unemployment rate drops to a six-year low and Terry Madonna examines the decline of split ticket voting. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!
1/22 Ups & Downs: Primaries, emails and endorsements. See who made this list!
PA-8: Fitzpatrick Jumps Into the Race: Brian Fitzpatrick will try to take the place of his older brother.
Politically Uncorrected: The Decline of Ticket Splitting & Why It Matters: Not only are moderates gone from American politics; moderation is gone as well.
Map: The Growth of the Appalachia/Acela Divide in PA: A new graphic from the New York Times illustrates again how the Keystone State has changed over the decades.
December Jobs Report: Unemployment Drops to 4.8%: This is the lowest rate for the Keystone State since February 2008.
PA-9: Halvorson Reveals Campaign Staff: The Republican challenger announced Joe Sterns will be his campaign manager.
PA-2: UFCW Local 1776 Endorses Evans: Evans picks up the support of the food and commercial workers.
Sunday Show Preview: January 24, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.
Capitolwire: Received-only emails shouldn’t be evidence at Eakin’s ethics trial, defense says
StateImpactPA: Lack of data on fracking spills leaves researchers in the dark on water contamination
State House Sound Bites: Torture film actor returns for more than a cameo
Philadelphia Business Journal: DISH-led coalition launches to fight Comcast, Charter-TWC ‘duopoly’
Inquirer: Latest in Anthony Clark saga: Seems the reformers issued some elections, too
Daily News: D.A.’sOffice adopt new policy on personal relationships
Daily News: DROP has cost Philly $1.2 billion – for what?
Daily News: Cold feet, hot steak and … Insane Clown Posse?
Pottstown Mercury: U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello tours Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, East Norriton
Delco Daily Times: Media’s budget debate continues with concerns about library funds
Bucks Local News: Out with the old as Lower Makefield supervisors choose new township solicitor
Tribune Review: Woes across government branches tarnish Pa.’s image, experts say
Tribune Review: Pa. Turnpike chairman apologizes for winter storm traffic snarl
Tribune Review: Murrysville council seeks state input on drilling regulations
Post-Gazette: Fines to Pennsylvania nursing homes increasing
Beaver County Times: Former Beaver County Commissioner Nichols taking steps to challenge state Rep. Christiana
Beaver County Times: 1,700 Beaver County residents could lose food stamps in June
Tribune-Democrat: FreightCar America settlement leaves some former workers unhappy
Times-Leader: Luzerne County manager search on Tuesday’s council agenda
Times-Tribune: Scranton looks for help to downsize parking garages
Times-Tribune: NEPA’s top donors backing Hillary Clinton
York Daily Record: Wolf talks success, continued work after snow
York Dispatch: Government offices in York County closed Monday
York Dispatch: Time to apply for Pa. tax/rent rebate
Lancaster Intelligencer: PA Turnpike chairman apologizes for ‘ordeal’ that stranded hundreds during winter storm
Morning Call: Bill Hoffman withdraws his application for Allentown controller vacancy
Morning Call: Lower Macungie gives East Texas a zoning makeover
Capitol Ideas: Fitzpatrick seeks to succeed Congressman Fitzpatrick
Capitol Ideas: Politics and snow impact attorney general race
Express Times: Are the days numbered for county’s 145-year-old prison?
North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Locals bash Wolf
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Former Jersey Shore teacher announces bid for state legislature
Centre Daily Times: One year later: Centre County courthouse dogfight continues
Erie Times-News: Rally for justice presses for arrests in teen murders
Erie Times-News: Retest keeps Erie magistrate from taking office
Lebanon Daily News: Jeb Bush: My plan of attack on heroin
Carlisle Sentinel: Goldberg: The Koch’s biggest sin
Carlisle Sentinel: Guest Editorial: Remove statute of limitations for sexual assault victims
Lancaster Intelligencer: Redressing the poverty in Lancaster’s Southeast section is a priority that’s long overdue
Lancaster Intelligencer: Kudos to Lancaster County DA for looking into possible Sunshine Act violations by Manheim Township School Board
Patriot-News: Tell lawmakers to pass this very important LGBT civil rights legislation now
Reading Eagle: Positive message welcome in discussion of heroin crisis
Morning Call: Allentown council delivers deepest cut of all to Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Budget standoff gets less logical as it drones on
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Latest EPA study on fracking challenges agency’s previous work
Centre Daily Times: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff: Pa. government must live within its means
Philly.com: This bunch is Brady’s
Citified: The Sánchez Insurgency
Commonwealth Foundation: Despite Name-Calling, Wolf’s Tax Hike is the Largest
Commonwealth Foundation: Attack Ads Funded by Taxpayer-Collected Union Dues
Keystone Crossroads: In case you missed it: The week’s best reads from Pennsylvania cities