12/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Cartwright loses vote, Wolf’s race is categorized as “Leans Democratic” and we ask about a possible Casey-Meehan Senate race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-17: Cartwright Loses Leadership Vote: The Pennsylvania Congressman had the support of Nancy Pelosi but not his party’s caucus.

Reader Poll: Who Do You Think Would Win a Casey-Meehan Senate Contest?: We ask our readers about a hypothetical 2018 match-up.

Reader Poll: Pennsylvanians Want PA Society in Pennsylvania: We asked our readers what changes they want for the annual event.

PA-Gov: Cook Classifies 2018 As “Leans Democratic”: The prognosticators aren’t entirely convinced about Wolf’s re-election chances.

Recounts Barely Budget Presidential Vote Totals: Jill Stein isn’t giving up but her efforts aren’t producing results.

Statewide
Capitolwire: DePasquale recommends changes to gas drilling impact fee law
State House Sound Bites: After a year of flat wages, PA lawmakers to get a raise
State House Sound Bites: Green Partiers take to PA Capitol to demand more election oversight
StateImpactPA: Audit criticizes local governments’ use of gas impact fee revenue
WITF: US judge to hear arguments in Pennsylvania election recount

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Cosby loses bid to block prosecutors from using his deposition at sex-assault trial
Inquirer: Kenney doubles down on Philadelphia’s Sanctuary City status
Inquirer: Charters hopeful Trump’s presidency will benefit them
WHYY Newsworks: Soon to be AG, Shapiro gets grass-roots perspective on Philly gun violence
Philadelphia Business Journal: Home prices up in Philadelphia and PA suburbs, but down in South Jersey and Delaware
Plan Philly: Center City report finds $1 billion in retail demand

SEPA
Delco Times: Fed ruling, delay in Dakota Access pipeline could cost builder millions, risking contract loss
Delco Times: Feds seek 17 to 21 years for convicted ex-congressman Chaka Fattah
Montgomery News: Cheltenham firehouse hostage taker gets 10 to 20 years behind bars
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville scientist set to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: URA to address Penguins concerns of possible contamination at former Civic Arena site
Post-Gazette: Audit: Vague guidelines led to improper spending of Pa.’s impact fees
Post-Gazette: Homer City power plant battles its biggest supplier, Consol
Post-Gazette: Never forgotten: Scientists still working to identify remains of Pearl Harbor casualties
Post-Gazette: Hill District residents say Lombard Street has been neglected
Tribune-Review: Auditor general says some gas impact fee money spent improperly
Tribune-Review: Uber wants to pump the brakes on autonomous car testing rules in Pa.

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Center Twp. officer recognized by FBI for thwarting theater incident
Beaver County Times: Agreement of sale reached for Beaver Valley Mall
Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County holds line on taxes

NEPA
Times Leader: Outlook on Wilkes-Barre finances bleak if nothing done, consultant tells city council
Times-Tribune: Basalyga’s roofing company satisfies tax lien
Times-Tribune: State awards $1.2M in grants for pedestrian, transportation projects

South Central
Patriot-News: Judge sets hearing on Pa. presidential election recount
Patriot-News: Union representing L&I workers exploring ways to ‘make our members whole’
Patriot-News: Natural gas funds used to pay American Idol contestant? A look inside Pa.’s impact fee
Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf takes a trip through the graveyard of task forces past
York Dispatch: York City Council passes budget with tax cut, fee increases
York Dispatch: Yorkers: Pearl Harbor attack changed everyone’s life

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Court could decide bitter Allentown budget feud
Morning Call: CEO Paul Farr out as Riverstone completes Talen Energy takeover
Morning Call: How many people work in downtown Allentown?
Reading Eagle: Berks could be headed for driest year this decade
Reading Eagle: Failing care: Nursing home problems persist despite reforms

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Harborcreek supervisors ready to OK Knowledge Park P.I.L.O.T.
Erie Times-News: New community college study eyed
Centre Daily Times: Police ask for help identifying suspects in downtown riot photos

Opinion
Inquirer: Mistrial in case of South Carolina cop who killed unarmed man leaves a bad taste
Inquirer: Pa.’s next attorney general must avoid politics and run office without fear or favor
Post-Gazette: Biding time: A judge’s ruling impedes businesses across the U.S.
Post-Gazette: Kaufmann’s lives on: Developer moves ahead with a nod to the past
Post-Gazette: Expecting, behind bars: Courts should minimize jail for pregnant offenders
Patriot-News: Sen. Scott Wagner talks layoffs at the Dept. of Labor & Industry: recap
Patriot-News: People are freaking out over a black Santa? Seriously?

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Despite ‘urban renaissance’ suburbs continue to dominate in U.S.
Keystone Crossroads: Reforms fail to drop number of complaints against Philly Police
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Dec 6: Commentary: We must hold cyber charters accountable

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