3/16 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The PA GOP Challenges non-endorsed petitions of a non-endorsed candidate, and the Department of State sets the deadline for petition challenges.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA GOP Files Petition Challenges of Non-Endorsed Candidate: PoliticsPA has learned that the PA GOP is filing challenges to Judge Mary Murray’s nominating petitions.

Updated: State Dept: Petition Challenge Deadline Extended: The Department of State has set the deadline for file petition challenges of 5 p.m. March 15th for statewide offices.  For county races, the campaigns should contact the county Court of Common Pleas to find if the deadline is postponed further.

StateImpact: DRBC says it’s still weighing gas drilling rules, but no decision on the horizon
StateImpact: DEP staffer behind contested mining permit had worked for coal company
StateImpact: Sunoco rejects township’s Mariner East complaint to PUC

Inquirer: Trump’s allies melting away on wiretapping claims
Inquirer: GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote
Inquirer: Silent two years, disgraced former Pa. Treasurer McCord finally testifies
Inquirer: Nutter overruled his inspector general to spare a key City Hall adviser
Inquirer: New Parking Authority director hires daughter’s roommate
Inquirer: In Philly, fateful decisions for primary elections, pulled from a coffee can
Daily News: Even the FOP’s candidate for Philly DA is kind of liberal

Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Borough fire company gets free naloxone kits to save lives
Bucks County Courier Times: Hard work ahead for Bensalem school board to trim deficit
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County district judge facing primary challenge from retired police officer
Delco Times: Cop Shop: ‘Delco legend’ Dorman and others saluted by law-enforcement colleagues
Pottstown Mercury: Group seeks support to tackle Pa. gerrymandering

Pittsburgh Comet: Bus Rapid Transit: Four Years Later, Does It Look More Tempting?
Tribune Review: Rep. Doyle to hold town hall meeting Saturday in Pittsburgh on health care
Post-Gazette: Some Pittsburgh mayoral candidates still not complying with finance reporting law, Ethics Board says
Post-Gazette: Ballot challenges filed in city council, district judge races
Post-Gazette: Former State Rep. Jesse White’s law license suspended
WESA: House Intelligence Chair Says He Doesn’t Believe Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

Altoona Mirror: Residents submit liquor petition
Altoona Mirror: District to appraise Wolf tax assessment
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania House Republicans offer package of bills targeting illegal immigration
Beaver County Times: State grant to fund Beaver County financial efficiency study
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Workshops for handicapped get reprieve from state
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria Township OKs GetGo bid for liquor license

Citizens Voice: Wolf orders strengthened snow cleanup force to stay in NEPA
Standard-Speaker: Barletta asks Trump to keep SHINE funding
Times-Tribune: Scranton issues downtown parking ban
Times-Tribune: Toddler gets convoy escort to Geisinger
Times-Tribune: Scranton debt payoff frees up cash for more road paving
Times Leader: Casey details impacts of TrumpCare on PA seniors

South Central
Patriot News: PinnacleHealth’s planned purchase of Carlisle hospital viewed favorably in community
Patriot News: Businesses seek to stake claims in Pa. medical marijuana gold rush
Patriot News: McCord phone calls played in businessman’s trial on bribery charges
Patriot News: ID and proof of residency required for Pa. lawmaker town hall; constituents skeptical
Patriot News: Casey wants answers in Harrisburg hoverboard house fire investigation
Patriot News: Change in Carlisle Regional to nonprofit would cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars
Patriot News: Trump breaks promises to seniors with GOP health bill, Bob Casey says
Patriot News: CIA tip prompts Harrisburg man’s arrest after death threat against Dauphin County judge
Patriot News: Harrisburg community policing coordinator removed from position after marijuana arrest
York Daily Record: Incumbent DJ’s nominating petitions challenged
York Daily Record: ICE hails nearly 200 immigration arrests in Pa. region
York Dispatch: U.S. court ruling could spur Pa. gerrymandering challenge
York Dispatch: Can public fervor create political will?
Lancaster Intelligencer: City Council tables lead ordinance to await Lancaster landlords’ ideas
Lancaster Intelligencer: Talkie tech: Lancaster man helps engineer toy featured on ‘Shark Tank’
Lancaster Intelligencer: School taxes could go up in 2017-18 in your area, but by how much?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Legal challenges aim to get Allentown mayoral candidates Garcia and Pez knocked off ballot
Morning Call:  Here’s where medical marijuana businesses could go in Bethlehem
Morning Call: Toomey, Dent talk to Trump officials on health care
Reading Eagle: New era for undocumented immigrants in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Berks police chiefs differ on what to do about undocumented immigrants
Reading Eagle: Alsace Township man, a state constable, seeking post as district justice
Reading Eagle: Former member wants to return to Reading School Board
Express Times: New law could protect fast-acting school bus drivers

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Corman won’t challenge Gov. Wolf in 2018
Williamsport Sun Gazette: New reading curriculum proposed at Jersey Shore
Erie Times-News: Petition challenges could keep 5 Erie School Board candidates off ballot
Erie Times-News: Carl Anderson announces candidacy for Erie County Council
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania government owes Erie students fair shake: Sen. Dan Laughlin
Erie Times-News: Schools plan focuses on Erie’s Central Tech
Erie Times-News: Erie School District to pursue fair-funding lawsuit
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council OK’s rental inspection contract extension
Erie Times-News: 3 City Council candidates introduced
Erie Times-News: Bizzarro sponsors event for unclaimed property
Erie Times-News: Erie planners OK long-range transportation plan
Erie Times-News: Millcreek OKs zoning for medical marijuana

Bucks County Courier Times: Letting more sunshine in
Tribune Review: Sunshine Week: Transparency trampled
Altoona Mirror: Lesson in past PSU priorities
Delco Times: Editorial: GOP health care plan would be unhealthy for many
Patriot News: Now, more than ever, we need increased government transparency – not less: Editorial
Patriot News: These are the two things Pa’s state-owned universities must do to survive: Colin McNickle
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: North Philly voters should put their needs above party loyalty

One Response

  1. Thanks again, PoliticsPA Staff, for the coverage. Not much is going on in Williamsport today, but at least Jersey Shore gets honorable mention!

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