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12/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Meehan eyeing a Senate race against Casey, Jeb Bush aligns with a PA firm and Eagen prepares his bid for Commonwealth Court. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: Congressman Meehan Reportedly Considering Casey Contest: Pat Meehan is looking to throw his hat into the ring.

Jeb Bush Joins With PA Law Firm: The former Florida Governor will consult Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Eagen Announces Commonwealth Court Candidacy: The Attorney first ran for this position in 2015.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wagner claims Wolf’s ‘playing politics’ closing UC centers, some of which he planned to close anyway
Capitolwire: Stein files federal suit for Pennsylvania recount, Green Party voters rally in state Capitol
State House Sound Bites: Green Partiers take to PA Capitol to demand more election oversight
State House Sound Bites: Sen. Scott Wagner vows to investigate unemployment compensation layoffs
StateImpactPA: Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route
WITF: Ruling on Cosby deposition
WITF: Pennsylvania district attorney’s office is hit by cybercrime
WITF: Workshop prepares Adams County immigrant families

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Rioting Penn State fans forced to flee as police use pepper spray following Big Ten win
Inquirer: City targets predatory towing companies
Inquirer: Toll now planning 29-story tower on Jewelers Row for more condo units
WHYY Newsworks: Former judge will challenge Philly DA in May primary
WHYY Newsworks: More parents with health coverage through work use public insurance for kids
Philadelphia Business Journal: 3 Philadelphia-area companies land on 50 best workplaces for diversity list
Philadelphia Business Journal: MGM CEO says expansion around A.C.’s Borgata a possibility

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Neshaminy school board continues to fight proposed charter school
Bucks County Courier-Times: Told to keep off the PECO poles, New Hope scrambling to ‘deck the halls’
Pottstown Mercury: Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary
Daily Local News: New $10 million complex in Kennett Square could house library, police and borough offices

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Community defends, criticizes behavior of Woodland Hills high school principal
Post-Gazette: U.S. Senate set to approve sweeping medical bill
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh FBI part of joint effort taking out international cybercrime ring
Post-Gazette: Studies find new details about telomeres
Post-Gazette: Election recount brings no changes in Allegheny County
Tribune-Review: Feds in Pittsburgh dismantle Avalanche malware syndicate
Tribune-Review: ‘You can’t get any closer to the operation and not be in the way’

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: County announces break-even tax rates
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove School District board hires former trooper
Beaver County Times: Blackhawk School Board hires new district chief
Beaver County Times: With no fanfare, Beaver County Commissioners approve tentative budget with 3.8 mill tax increase
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa community offers outpouring of support for DiMantae Bronaugh

NEPA
Times Leader: Now a convicted felon, Councilman Frank Michaels votes on Forty Fort budget
Times Leader: New moms get new help with social club
Times-Tribune: Wayne County educator named state’s top teacher
Times-Tribune: Scranton parking in new era
Times-Tribune: After reorganization, Scranton board leaders pledge unity

South Central
Patriot-News: Supporters for PA recount continues
Patriot-News: State university faculty and coaches vote on contracts
Carlisle Sentinel: Final split vote approves new county budget plan
Lancaster Online: Green Party demands the U.S. court to approve PA recount

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Why the increase in legislators pay is an outrage
Morning Call: New school test rating system continues to emphasize standardized exams
Morning Call: New law regarding the PA turnpike will target toll scofflaws
WFMZ: Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina concedes race

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Carson appointed as secretary of HUD
Centre Daily Times: Biden refuses to run for the 2020 election
Erie Times-News: New erie school recovery plan set to vote

Opinion
Inquirer: Rein in tow-truck pirates trolling for illegally parked cars
Inquirer: Trump’s victory doesn’t erase need for both political parties to make changes
Patriot-News: 75 years later, we forget the lesson of Pearl Harbor at our peril
Patriot-News: Is U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan going to challenge Sen. Bob Casey in 2018?
Post-Gazette: Scalia’s wisdom: Burning the U.S. flag is awful, but lawful
Post-Gazette: Think we must: An ancient artifact looks like Rodin’s ‘Thinker’

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: What will happen if Trump and Toomey cut funding to Philly
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Why this program for ex-offenders is working better in rural areas
Keystone State Education Coalition: Charter schools have a budget of $37 million and need to give teachers their jobs back

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