3/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14NRSC tries to tie Casey to Warren, and elected officials react to Trump’s speech to Congress.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRSC Ties Casey to Warren: Republicans have a new liberal boogeyman to use against congressional Democrats.

Pennsylvania’s Elected Officials React to Trump’s Speech: Many mirrored the party line, but some chose to distance themselves.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Lawmakers consider funding, need for oversight of PA’s higher education institutions.
Capitolwire: Wagner/Manderino face-off doesn’t disappoint during PA Senate’s L&I budget hearing.  
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers still looking for unemployment compensation mismanagement
StateImpact: British cosmetics firm funds pipeline protest camp

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100, blames soda tax
Inquirer: Report: Mayor Kenney plans waterfront park on top of I-95
Inquirer: Kenney increases spending for coming year
Daily News: Byko: Councilwoman Quinones Sanchez ignored rules on homestead tax break
Daily News: Byko: Deadlines? Politicians can live without them
NewsWorks: Kenney offers painless Philly spending plan
NewsWorks: To avoid tax hikes, Pa. officials push to withhold Section 8 money from delinquent landlords
Billy Penn: The big list of Philly’s political rallies, protests and events for March (so far)

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times:  One Bucks coalition formed to combat hate
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County residents invited to take bus ride to Philadelphia for anti-hate rally
Bucks County Courier Times: Pilot program involving Bucks’ district judges will divert some defendants to mental health services
Bucks County Courier Times: Officials warn of phone scam involving PA health department insurance
Delco Times: Talks break down, DCMH nurses will strike for 2 days

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Advocates for victims of crime wary of Trump’s focus on undocumented immigrants
Tribune Review: Opioid treatment success in Armstrong raises hope
Post-Gazette: Wolf’s former choice to lead State Police has a new job – overseeing State Police
Post-Gazette: Report: Proposed tax credits for health insurance will be less than current subsidiaries
Post-Gazette: Trump speech leaves GOP encouraged, but still divided

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Casey, Democratic colleagues want Miners Protection Act tied to Trump nominee’s waiver
Beaver County Times: Department of Revenue warns Pennsylvania schools, nonprofits about email scam
Observer Reporter: Vittone speaks at Washington, D.C., forum

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton teachers, employees may see insurance change
Times-Tribune: Scranton pension boards won’t appeal raise ruling

South Central
Patriot News: No bump in state aid equals no promises on tuition from Penn State, Pitt and Temple
Patriot News: Harrisburg community policing coordinator facing drug charge issues apology
Patriot News: Congressmen ask Homeland Security to investigate threats against Jewish centers, schools
Patriot News: If Swatara Township wants its ward system, it has to go to the Pa. Supreme Court
Patriot News: Geisinger goes on hiring spree
Patriot News: Dauphin County hands out $5.6 million in gaming grants. Will it be the last time?
Patriot News: Ex-Trump delegate from Pennsylvania to run for U.S. Senate
Carlisle Sentinel: Landis sworn in as Carlisle police chief
Carlisle Sentinel: Retired admiral to speak at Dickinson College’s commencement
York Dispatch: Vape shops close under 40 percent Pa. tax
York Dispatch: Oped: Budgets affect county, state partnerships
Lancaster Intelligencer: Rep. Lloyd Smucker, Toomey and others react to President Trump’s speech: ‘He nailed it’
Lebanon Daily News: DEP regulations cost municipalities millions
Roxbury News: Dauphin County Gaming Grants March 1, 2017

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Council approves land swap at Bicentennial Park
Morning Call: Basilio Bonilla kicks off Lehigh County commissioner campaign
Morning Call: Versum Materials expands Allentown manufacturing facility, adding jobs
Reading Eagle: Schuylkill Valley School District names new superintendent
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor believes Reading 120 bike race will happen (VIDEO)
Reading Eagle: Sen. Casey wants more protection for older workers
Reading Eagle: Perry Township Planning Commission delays action on tax incentives for Hamburg Commerce Park
Reading Eagle: Wernersville Borough Council awards contract for repairs to 2 streets
WFMZ: Muhlenberg School Board reviews budget
WFMZ: Pennsylvania senator wants independent voters in state primaries
Express Times: Trump’s address: Here’s how Lehigh Valley political leaders reacted
Express Times: Renewed Warren County Democrats promise full slate of candidates
Express Times: Woman won’t face Pa. charges for buying gun that killed trooper

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: District judge candidate convicted of trespassing
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lock Haven Council will vote on sidewalk cafe rules
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Tioga County commissioners OK funding to finish Westan project
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Hanna addresses property taxes, more
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Allison seeks Republican City Council nomination
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local legislators respond to speech
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioners discuss flood insurance rates, county mitigation aimed to help
Erie Times-News: State leaves Erie schools’ equity claim unaddressed
Erie Times-News: Erie County farmer’s case headed for mediation
Erie Times-News: Bizzarro to host jobs hearing
Erie Times-News: Retired newspaper writer Liz Allen announces Erie City Council candidacy
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council shows support for medical marijuana facility
Erie Times-News: Survey to gauge interest in Erie community college

Opinion
Patriot News: Pat Toomey finally heard us out – here’s what happened: Alissa Packer and Andrew Guth
Patriot News: Lawmakers, Wolf administration need to work together to avert federal takeover at DEP: Editorial
Patriot News: Under Trump, Pa. manufacturers have a voice in Washington: David Taylor
Tribune Review: Trumps address to Congress: It’s a start
Bucks County Courier Times: What happened to Donald Trump?
Delco Times: Editorial: A kinder, gentler Donald Trump?
Daily News: Giordano: ‘Greater good’ of soda tax will be bad for city jobs
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: City Democratic leaders have been disrespecting voters
Post-Gazette: Vile acts of desecration: Cemetery vandals commit high crimes

March 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 4 Comments

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  2. brag says:

    Warren should be worried about her meeting with kathy kane 30 months ago and the pledges made

  3. Peggy says:

    If I were Senator Casey, I would be honored to be associated with Senator Warren. She has more b___s then most men. She is the present and future of the Democratic Party.

  4. Dennis Roddy says:

    For your consideration on PoliticsPa.com — Mike Turzai’s op-ed in today’s Post-Gazette.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/03/02/Rep-Mike-Turzai-A-pipeline-to-a-stronger-Pennsylvania/stories/201703020073

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