3/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Gergely charged, Marino backs Trump and Wolf endorses Santarsiero. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: Who Do You Believe Will Be the GOP Nominee in PA-9?: We ask our readers who will prevail in the contest between Bill Shuster and Art Halvorson.

HD-35: Gergely Hit With Gambling Charges: The State Rep. used his influence to help video poker manufacturers.

PA-10: Marino Endorses Trump: The NEPA Congressman is backing the GOP firebrand for the country’s biggest job.

PA-8: Santarsiero Scores Wolf Endorsement: The Governor is backing State Rep. Steve Santarsiero’s Congressional campaign.

Charges Over Lewd Emails Unlikely: The AG’s Special Prosecutor says not to expect any perp walks.

DePasquale Picks Up Endorsement of Two Business PACs: PEG PAC and TCI PAC both announced their support for the Auditor General’s re-election.

Reader Poll: Three-Quarters More Concerned With Domestic Policy: Our readers are far more interested in domestic rather than foreign affairs.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Wolf administration recognizes police departments for carrying Naloxone
PLSReporter: Bipartisan proposal would allow citizens to decide lawmaker compensation
State House Sound Bites: State Police Roots Out Cheaters: “We Will Have Some Closure”
State House Sound Bites: Grand Jury: Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Hid Sexual Abuse of Children
State House Sound Bites: Cost of Special Investigation into Objectionable Emails?
StateImpactPA: Wolf administration criticized for new limits on filling vacant jobs

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Attorney general candidates speak on Kane, death penalty
Inquirer: Wolf backs state rep. in Bucks congressional race
Inquirer: Pa. House Speaker ready for medical marijuana debate
Inquirer: Pennsylvania treasurer sues Delaware over abandoned property
Inquirer: A quarter of Specter’s archives available for public viewing
KYW News Radio: Community members urge Mayor Kenney to curb gun violence
KYW News Radio: Appeals court puts Cosby’s criminal case on hold

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County municipalities want a piece of their residents’ Philadelphia wage tax
Delco Daily Times: Meehan lobbies Congress for two V-22s cut from defense budget
Bucks Local News: Newtown Creek Coalition partnering with Bucks County Community College to launch water monitoring program
Daily Local News: Chester County must lead the way, again

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Bethel Park Democrat to challenge Jefferson Hills Republican in state Senate race
WTAE: Mayor says big changes coming at Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority in wake of complaints
WESA: Investing In Early Childhood Education Means Playing The Long Game
KDKA: Mon Valley State Representative Charged With Aiding Gambling Operation
Post-Gazette: ethics commission finds no wrongdoing in Rich Fitzgerald’s use of county SUV, credit card

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Wage freeze, health care contributions hiked for Beaver County employees
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania ranks low in report on LGBT protections
Beaver County Times: FAA bill not dead yet, U.S. Rep. Shuster says
Observer-Reporter: United Mine Workers president testifies on failing pension plan
Observer-Reporter: Mt. Pleasant Township without manager, mulling evacuation plans
Observer-Reporter: Christiana to hold town hall meetings
Observer-Reporter: County Democrats plan forum

NEPA
Times Leader: Liability issues dominate Rice Township council meeting
Times Leader: West Pittston council appoint Kevin Lescavage to fill vacant two-year term
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor George says city saving money as he issues raises, some of them over $10,000
Times-Tribune: Candidates debate handling of email scandal in AG race forum
Times-Tribune: Tom Marino endorses Trump for President

South Central
Patriot-News: Pa. state revenues jump in February; show 1.8% growth for the fiscal year to date
Patriot-News: AG Kane’s office puts Catholic Church back in spotlight as results of major investigation announced: recap
Patriot-News: State representative facing corruption charges related to illegal gambling ring
LancasterOnline: Candidates debate handling of email scandal in AG race forum
York Daily Record: York City Police officers to wear body cameras

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Catholic diocese covered up decades worth of child abuse, grand jury says
Morning Call: Lawyer: Blame campaign manager Mike Fleck, not Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski
WFMZ: Ex-Reading City Council president reports to federal prison

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners urge state government to restore human services funding
Centre Daily Times: Kane: Hundreds sexually abused over 40 years in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese
Go Erie: Presque Isle Bay advisory group to join new forum

Opinion
Daily News: Minorities deserve their share of taxpayer funded jobs
Inquirer: Letter: GOP Presidential field is a mess
Pottstown Mercury: The albatross of a Trump endorsement
Times-Tribune: Governors right on judicial merit selection
Tribune Review: Kathleen Kane’s games: When will they end?
Post-Gazette: Humane move: Peduto and a developer help evicted tenants
Post-Gazette: Moderate gains: Iran’s nuclear accord has an impact on elections
Morning Call: Why do Republicans block federal gun studies?
Morning Call: Things you never thought you’d hear presidential candidates say

Blogs
Citified: Study: 670,000 Philadelphians Live In Economically Distressed Areas
Keystone Crossroads: The federal rule holding back neighborhood-scale mixed-use buildings
The Hill: There are millennials supporting Hillary—where’s their story?

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  • Reader Poll: Have You Requested a Mail-In Ballot?


    • Yes. I enjoy mail-in voting. (50%)
    • No. I am going to the poll. (50%)

    Total Voters: 121

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