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3/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14New reader poll ACA vs ACHA, Wagner puts out first web video, our readers want to legalize marijuana, and a new endorsement in the Democratic primary for Commonwealth Court.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: ACA vs AHCA: Which Attack Will Have the Most Traction in PA?: As the debate over the future of the ACA and the ACHA continues, it will have impacts in the 2018 midterm elections. So we put it to our readers, which attack in the healthcare debate will have the most traction in Pennsylvania?

Pa-Gov: Wagner Releases First Web Video: Senator Wagner released his first web video of the campaign, an introduction of him and why he is running for Governor.

Reader Poll: Pa. Should Legalize Recreational Marijuana: A wide majority of our readers believe Pennsylvania should be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Commonwealth Court: Democratic Primary Endorsements Thread: Judge Ellen Ceisler announced the endorsement of the Dauphin County Democratic Committee.

Capitolwire: PA General Assembly wrap-up for Monday March 13, 2017.
Capitolwire: PA House approves package of adoption legislation.
Capitolwire: State Republican lawmakers ‘excited’ to partner with federal government to target illegal immigration.
State House Sound Bites: Stella’s aftermath slows down Pa. legislature
State House Sound Bites: Wolf cautions PA to stay vigilant, even as storm fades out

Inquirer: City beverage tax = meal plan hike for Temple students
Inquirer: Newall: Parking Authority board has a lot to answer for
Inquirer: Medicaid cuts, CBO analysis worry Pa. and N.J. Republicans
Philly Voice: Toomey tweets his offices are closed due to snow, prompting some to ask ‘what’s the difference?’

Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick still undecided on GOP health care bill after CBO report; Boyle blasts plan
Pottstown Mercury: SEPTA back to normal schedule day after storm
Pottstown Mercury: Snowstorm moves primary ballot deadlines

Tribune Review: UPMC to pursue affiliation with PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg
Tribune Review: Casey asks Trump for nearly $50M for Mon River locks and dams project
Tribune Review: Would-be Pittsburgh council candidate drops out after collecting signatures from non-voters
Post-Gazette: Council approves task force to look into affordable preschool
Post-Gazette: Braddock mayor, former Steeler Franco Harris make push for medical marijuana cultivation site
WESA: What Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Mean For PA’s Public Transit Systems?

Altoona Mirror: Snyder to fill open Tyrone council seat
Beaver County Times: Residents invited to public meeting about nuke plant safety
Beaver County Times: Bill in state Senate joins one in House to expand gambling options
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Area political leaders debate Trump health care proposal

Standard-Speaker: Beaver Meadows mulls how to spend trash fund surplus
Times-Tribune: Trio of Scranton Republicans challenge election petitions of two mayoral candidates
Times Leader: Not all Luzerne County employees had the day off during blizzard, manager says

South Central
Patriot News: PinnacleHealth makes stunning move with UPMC, but watch for rivals to push back hard
Patriot News: Pa. was overpaid $3M by Medicaid for nursing home training program, U.S. judge rules
Patriot News: Pennsylvania lawmaker to introduce ‘sanctuary Commonwealth’ bill
Patriot News: Candidates vying for register of wills, local seats in Lebanon County
Patriot News: How can you tell it’s a day that ends in “Y?” Sen. Scott Wagner picks another fight with unions: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Carlisle Sentinel: Camp Hill board appoints superintendent
York Daily Record: RSVP, ID required to attend Congressman Perry’s town hall Saturday
York Dispatch: Deputy running for North Codorus-area district judge
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster County House Republicans help pass bill boosting school choice tax credit programs
Lancaster Intelligencer: Buck harvest in Pennsylvania highest since 2002, Lancaster County buck kill up 11.25 percent
Roxbury News: Pa. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe – End Illegal Alien Invasion.

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Crowded school board races in Parkland, Northwestern Lehigh
Morning Call: Public support for Obamacare grows in Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: Plowing to continue through the night in Reading; City Hall to be open Wednesday
Reading Eagle: I-78 Group holds bridge-work meeting in Strausstown
Reading Eagle: Daniel Boone takes another step to close Birdsboro Elementary

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College Borough Water Authority planning $40 million plant upgrades, raising rates
Centre Daily Times: Ferguson Township hears updated plan for new development
Williamsport Sun Gazette: New reading curriculum proposed at Jersey Shore
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Renovations moving along in Hughesville
Erie Times-News: Erie School Board to consider fair-funding case
Erie-Times News: Ballot positions to be determined Friday

Lancaster Online: Sunshine Week reminds us of the importance of a free press and government transparency
Bucks County Courier Times: Letting more sunshine in
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania government owes Erie students fair shake: Sen. Dan Laughlin
Patriot News: CBO report reveals the GOP’s healthcare cruelty: Editorial
Post-Gazette: Jail watch: Oversight Board members take the task seriously

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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