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pa-state-flag6Pennsylvanians split their ticket, Kane issues her appeal while Scarnati and Corman endorse DiGiorgio for PA GOP Chair. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Many Pennsylvanians Split Their Ticket in 2016: PA contains two Clinton-GOP districts and one Trump-Dem district.

Murray Announces Bid for Superior Court: The Beaver County Judge is seeking the Republican nomination for one of the four available seats this November.

Scarnati and Corman Endorse DiGiorgio for PA GOP Chair: The Chester County Chair gets a pair of major backers.

Pornographic Emails Major Part of Kane’s Appeal: The former Attorney General wants more focus on the lewd communications.

Analysis: A Complete Breakdown of PA’s Presidential Results (Maps): We break the election down to voting districts and examine why Trump beat Clinton.

Statewide
Capitolwire: In the first days of session, lawmakers seek support on a plethora of issues
Capitolwire: PA needs a big revenue turnaround in second half of FY2016-17 after sluggish first half
StateImpactPA: DEP revising erosion and sediment control permits for oil and gas
State House Sound Bites: With new session started, lawmakers turn to budget deficit
State House Sound Bites: Top-level change coming to PA’s Republican Party
State House Sound Bites: PA House ethics rewrites clear up “hazy” areas

Philadelphia
Inquirer: With soda tax, school’s now in session
Inquirer: Tired of waiting for Washington, some Philly business are increasing their minimum wage
Inquirer: What’s holding up Wolf’s nomination of Estelle Richman to SRC?
Inquirer: Auditor general calls PPA payment to Fenerty ‘excessive and inappropriate’
WHYY Newsworks: It’s opening day for expanded Philly pre-K
WHYY Newsworks: City officials optimistic that 2017 will bring smoother, safer streets

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Lawyers submit final written arguments on testimony of other women in Bill Cosby case
Delco Daily Times: Eddystone raises property taxes for first time in 10 years
Delco Daily Times: New electives to get vote by Upper Darby school board

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: House Republicans work to dismantle Affordable Care Act
Post-Gazette: Pa. Democrats eye new endorsement process for judicial races
Post-Gazette: Economic study weighs benefits, negatives of living near shale hot spots
Post-Gazette: Judge will consider Plum school board vacancy before making appointment
Tribune-Review: As pump prices rise, Pa. drivers face highest gas tax in U.S.
Tribune-Review: Federal lawsuit alleges excessive force by Elizabeth Borough police

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Shuster opposes House decision
Altoona Mirror: Commission sends livestock ordinance to City Council
Beaver County Times: Casey says viral video of dresser tip-over rescue proves need for his legislation
Beaver County Times: Macy’s at Beaver Valley Mall to close; 80 employees affected

NEPA
Times Leader: Several Luzerne County tax breaks expiring this year
Times Leader: $1.2 million grant will nearly double service for Head Start pre-schoolers
Times Leader: Drive to kill school property tax headed back to General Assembly
Times-Tribune: Wolf suggests three-pronged approach for distressed cities
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley picked as chairman

South Central
Patriot-News: Governor Wolf plans to consolidate offices and address budget crisis this year
Patriot-News: Governor Wolf seeks to address PA’s chronic economic performance in Harrisburg
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County’s Prothonotary David Buell will not seek re-election  
Carlisle Sentinel: Former attorney general Kathleen Kane fights conviction over email release
Lancaster Online: New lawmakers sworn in Harrisburg State Capitol Tuesday

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Toomey selects Dan Brandt as chief of staff
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane fights conviction over released emails
WFMZ: Trump’s economic plan raises concerns with the Federal Government

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Obama and Pence fight over Obamacare at the Capitol
Sun-Gazette: Mike Pence questions the United States intelligence as Trump’s inauguration approaches
Erie Times-News: Erie County city council set to hold first meeting of 2017 this Thursday
Erie Times-News: Dan Laughlin asks Gov Wolf to revitalize economic development program

Opinion
Patriot-News: Another attempt to eliminate property taxes? Backers will need to show their work
Patriot-News: My Windy City elegy – this isn’t the Chicago I knew
Patriot-News: After Philly lawmaker’s conviction, Pa. House tightens ethics rules
Post-Gazette: Fill the courts: Federal vacancies delay justice for all
Post-Gazette: Safe houses: ‘Sober living homes’ cannot skirt inspections
Inquirer: Electoral College has outlived usefulness, if it had any

Blogs
Billy Penn: Philly cops have volunteered to work Donald Trump’s inauguration
Billy Penn: Philly cigarette tax revenue coming in at $26M below projections
Keystone Crossroads: How well does environmentally friendly storm water runoff control really work?
Keystone Crossroads: Soda prices rising in Philadelphia — and some flatly refuse to pay
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. Legislature ushers in new members, starts another 2-year session

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    • Makes No Difference (30%)

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