2/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Kane gives a TV interview, new developments in the SEPA congressional races and the 2012 election broken down by municipality. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Map: The Partisan Makeup of the Keystone State: Pennsylvania’s 2012 vote broken down by municipality.

Mixed-Bag for Dems in SEPA Congressional Races: There have been several developments in the PA-6, PA-7 and PA-8 races.

PA-Sen: Johnny Doc Backs McGinty: The labor leader’s Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council is endorsing Katie McGinty’s campaign for Senate.

PA-6: Li’s Hopes Find New Support: Lindy Li announces three new endorsements.

Kane Reacts to Senate Vote in New Interview (VIDEO): The Attorney General told WNEP that politics is a “disease”.

USW Endorses Zappala for AG: The Steelworkers are backing Stephen Zappala’s campaign for Attorney General.

2016 PoliticsPA New Hampshire Primary Pool Results: See who made the top 10.

Statewide
PA Independent: Pennsylvania’s budget mess is going from bad to worse
Capitolwire: Small businesses question Wolf’s commitment to improving PA’s economy
StateImpact: Pipeline opponents welcome court ruling on challenge to eminent domain
PLSRepeorter: Pennsylvania has mixed reaction to stay of federal Clean Power Plan

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Controller: Fire department policies wasted $20 million, risked lives
Inquirer: Judicial board wants all of Eakin’s troublesome emails
Heard in the Hall: Forget about starting from $0; Kenney shifts to different budgeting method
WHYY Newsworks: Hearings for hundreds of Pa. lifers sentenced as juveniles a daunting task
Philadelphia Business Journal: Kenney ends Philly fire department brownouts
Philadelphia Business Journal: Unknowns for Philly budget 3 weeks before Mayor Kenney’s address

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Feds ask for more info on PennEast pipeline
Bucks County Courier Times: Andy Warren talks about his ‘one-man army’ run for Congress
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick urges Congress to consider passage of Saracini Aviation Safety Act
Bucks Local News: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Pa.’s 8th District among party’s best pickup opportunities in 2016

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Highlands teachers to strike-in April
Tribune Review: Marco Rubio to make second Pittsburgh visit Valentine’s Day
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania prison chief promoting early childhood education
Post-Gazette: Educators more concerned about this year’s budget than new proposal
Post Gazette: Sociable City plan rolled out to coordinate  Pittsburgh’s nightlife
Pittsburgh Business Times: Small business owners: Presidential candidates don’t get us
WESA: Ideas worth stealing: Replace all lead pipes
KDKA: Mayor wants city to take in more Syrian refugees
KDKA: Butler County files suit against 15 phone service providers

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Sen. Casey calls for support of Zika-related funding
Beaver County Times: Gasoline prices their lowest since 2009, but still not as cheap as surrounding areas
Observer Reporter: Charleroi Council takes second vote to fire the borough manager
Observer Reporter: Daley seeks state money for CCAC project in Donora
Altoona Mirror: Governor: Invest in education
Tribune Democrat: Cambria budget: Former commissioner questions proposed tax hike; current board says revenue expectations were unrealistic

NEPA
Times Leader: Lt. Gov Mike Stack tours Commonwealth Medical Building in Scranton
Times Tribune: Pa. to eliminate license plate registration stickers
Citizens Voice: City Council unanimously rejects George’s amended budget proposal
News Item: Union, board to meet tonight
Standard Speaker: Wolf to visit Hazleton school Friday
Pocono Record: Eldred supervisors dismiss water expert as pro-Nestle become anti-Nestle

South Central
Patriot News: Flint ‘tragedy’ to prompt Pa. legislation that requires more testing for lead
Patriot News: No cash, no problem: Debit, credit cards now accepted to buy lottery tickets around Harrisburg
Patriot News: Walking with Sestak: ‘Joe marches to his own drum’ in Senate race
Lancaster Intelligencer: Sen. Bob Casey calls for $1.8 billion to address zika virus
Lancaster Intelligencer: State senator wants to eliminate felony murder rule in Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bob Casey heads to Mideast to talk about stepping up ISIS
WFMZ: Pennsylvania budget address: What they’re saying
Express Times: Should Lehigh University revoke Donald Trump’s honorary degree?

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Open government expert discusses transparency, confidentiality
Williamsport sun Gazette: Pa. House will investigate AG
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Still under fire

Opinion
Inquirer: Voters still want change
Lancaster Intelligencer: Does civility have a chance in this tumultuous election year?
Express Times: Wolf: Big deficit imperils the state’s future
Post Gazette: Gov. Wolf is not demonstrating leadership
Post Gazette: New Territory: Gov. Wolf refuses to grasp the state’s fiscal reality

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Replace all lead pipes
Citified: New Bill Would Wipe Out Older Parking Fines
Citified: Audit: Philly’s Brownout Policy Didn’t Save Money- It Cost the City Millions
Citified: 5 Takeaways from the North Philly Candidates Meet & Greet
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup Feb 11: Dinniman bill: No budget, forfeit pay and benefits
Commonwealth Foundation: Deficit Hypocrisy
The Lu Lac Political Letter: The Race For President
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Sam Bennett Dedicates Mayoral Race to Michael Donovan

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