1/27 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6House considers Kane impeachment, Sabatina announces his re-election campaign and we ask which presidential candidate our readers favor. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

House to Consider Impeachment of Kane: The House Judiciary Committee is discussing the first steps towards impeachment.

SD-5: Sabatina Announces Re-Election Campaign: The Senator is going for a full term after winning a special election to replace Lt. Gov. Mike Stack in 2015.

Reader Poll: Which Presidential Candidate Do You Favor?: We ask our readers which candidate they’re leaning towards as we approach the Iowa caucus.

Reader Poll: No Budget in 2016: Our readers don’t believe they’ll be a budget agreement this year either.

PA-8: DePasquale Headlines New Endorsements for Santarsiero: The Democratic Congressional candidate revealed his latest batch of supporters.

Rendell Sticking With Dems for President: The former Democratic National Committee Chairman seemed interested by a third-party Bloomberg run.

HD-78: Topper Endorses Rubio for President: Marco Rubio gains another endorsement from a Pennsylvania lawmaker.

Legislative Elections Update

HD-161: Realtor Patti Rodgers Morrisette won the endorsement of the Republican committee.

“I greatly appreciate the support of the Republican committee people,” said Rodgers Morrisette.  “Serving as a State Representative was never a career ambition, but over the past few months I did some soul searching and realized that I really want to help people and get our state government back on the right track.”

The 161st district consists of parts of Delaware County.

Capitolwire: Sestak aims to close ‘trust deficit.’ Could Trump help?
Capitolwire: House committee advances paycheck protection bill
Capitolwire: House panel approves resolution initiating impeachment process against Kane
State House Sound Bites: Turnpike hearings? How about budget, Wolf says
State House Sound Bites: House effort to impeach Kane gains traction
StateImpactPA: Shale gas boosts Delaware River port traffic
PLSReporter: “Paycheck protection” legislation begins march through House
PA Independent: The 8 biggest misconceptions about charter schools

WHYY Newsworks: Endorsement battles heat up in Pa. congressional races
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. reaches deal in jailing of mentally ill
WHYY Newsworks: Judge questions whether Congressman Fattah has priorities
KYW Newsradio: Former Phila. Mayor Speaks On New Role On Federal Homeland Security Council
Philly.com: Former Gov. Rendell mis-tweets ‘hate’ for Clinton
Inquirer: House pane take steps to launch impeachment proceedings against AG Kane

Pottstown Mercury: Sen. Daylin Leach announces proposal to eliminate crime of second-degree murder
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf warns of ‘train wreck’ without balanced budget
Daily Local News: Business measure storm’s impact in lost dollars

Post-Gazette: State House committee approves investigation of Kane that could lead to impeachment proceedings
Post-Gazette: State, ACLU reach settlement for detainment of incompetent defendants
KDKA: Gov. Wolf: A ‘Train Wreck’ Is Coming If Budget Isn’t Balanced
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh police praise ShotSpotter; city may extend contact, expand
Tribune Review: Plan calls for raises for Allegheny County Council members, but loss of $3,000 expense accounts

Observer-Reporter: Washington School District preliminary budget increases taxes
Beaver County Times: Central Valley teacher Dawnlyn Valli enters 10th Legislative District GOP primary
Beaver County Times: Brighton, Darlington townships get state grants
Beaver County Times: Beaver County’s pension fund loses $5 million to end 2015 at $283 million
Tribune-Democrat: Update: Somerset County to seek regional approach to comprehensive planning

Times Leader: Proposal to put Luzerne County government change question on ballot advances
Times Leader: Kevin Booth officially takes over as Pittston Area superintendent
Times Leader: Energy-saving program paying off for city, says Wilkes-Barre official
Citizens Voice: City Council advises mayor to reconsider missing meetings
Citizens Voice: County council to vote on Newport Twp. tax collection

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: Budget impasse delays checks to Farm Show winners from Lancaster County
York Daily Record: ‘Now they kind of have to implement it’
York Dispatch: U.S. Court decision may affect 3 local cases
York Dispatch: Candidate hopefuls begin Primary Election nominating process
Carlisle Sentinel: Data: Hospitalizations for overdoses cost $12.2 million
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor reveals cost of snow removal
Patriot-News: Pa. House Judiciary Committee starts Kathleen Kane impeachment process
Patriot-News: ‘Paycheck protection’ bill wins house panel’s approval

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Airport authority approves amendment to master agreement and 90 day extension to FedEx land developer
Reading Eagle: Berks DA: High court ruling affects nine life sentences handed down in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Panel votes to authorize probe toward possible impeachment of Kane
Morning Call: Lower Macungie Fire Department lauded, but told to monitor township growth
Morning Call: Macungie police chief expected to resign, take Hazelton school post
Morning Call: Scandal-driven turnover prompts Pa. high court to take fresh look at outstanding cases
Capitol Ideas: Charlie Dent contrasts “malleable” Trump, “rigid” Cruz

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper to address state of county government
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: John R. Coder: Independent, colorful and controversial
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: South Williamsport school board approves preliminary budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: DEP reboots its clean stream strategy with focus on enforcement and data
Centre Daily Times: State budget impasse may force Centre county to dip into reserves for children and youth funding

Reading Eagle: Compromise on school lunch rules deserves support
Morning Call: Public prayers should be non denominational
Erie Times-News: Erie Free Taxes helps people up ladder
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: More city police does not equate to less tragedy
Inquirer: Withhold Pa. taxes until budget is signed
Philly.com: Don’t base policy on loophole myths
Carlisle Sentinel: Polman: Ridiculous reactions to poisoning of Flint
Patriot-News: While Kasich and Christie camp out in New Hampshire – who’s minding the store?
Post-Gazette: Dying faster: Fatal overdoses are reversing recent health gains

Keystone Crossroads: The ‘never again campaign’: County Commissioners issue 2016 priorities
Keystone State Education Coalition: Little interest in passing a PA Budget until after April 26th primary
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvanians Prosper as New Yorkers Pine
Citified: Supreme Court Gives Hundreds of Philly Juvenile Lifers a Chance at Parole

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