3/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Wagner adds campaign staff, a Libertarian candidate jumps into the race for Senate, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Wagner Chief of Staff Moves to Campaign: Jason High, the former Chief of Staff to Wagner, left the official office to become the campaign manager.

Sunday Show Preview: March 19th, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Libertarian Jumps into Senate Race: Libertarian Dale Kerns jumped into the race to challenge Bob Casey in 2018.

3/17 Ups & Downs: Life saving convoys, a candidate scaring off potential challengers, and Congressmen getting good ratings. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Capitolwire: Lawmakers renew efforts to regulate fantasy sports in PA.
StateImpact: Federal judge rejects permits challenge in new setback to Constitution Pipeline

Inquirer: GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick says he can’t support Obamacare repeal in current form
Inquirer: Baer: Pennsylvania’s magical mystery budget
Inquirer: Planned Parenthood beseeches GOP moderates to save health care for poor women
Inquirer: Philly judicial candidates rely on random luck on ballot lottery
Inquirer: New LGBT affairs director says ‘it’s time to jump in’
Inquirer: Mandatory minimums don’t reduce recidivism. So why is Pa. weighing bringing them back?
Inquirer: Another day, another loss for Democrats in North Philly’s 197th District
Inquirer: Byko: Veterans Comfort House needs help
Inquirer: Philadelphia’s ‘Carnaval’ canceled amid immigration concerns
Philadelphia Magazine: Do They Still Make Republicans Like Tom Ridge?
Philadelphia Magazine: SEPTA Proposes New Fare Hikes
Philadelphia Magazine: State-Funded Anti-Abortion Group Sues Pa. Auditor General
WHYY Newsworks: Perry town hall contentious over health care, immigration
WHYY Newsworks: White House concessions to tea party on health bill could alienate some Republican moderates
WHYY Newsworks: Deni hopes to move from bench to Philly DA’s office
WHYY Newsworks: Majority supports insurance coverage for ER visits, new poll finds
WHYY Newsworks: Archbishop Chaput takes stand on plight of immigrants in the region
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. may ask rural towns to pay for police coverage in exchange for better roads
Billy Penn: Siren: Liquor in PA supermarkets might soon be a thing
KYW Newsradio: Trump’s Cut To Meals On Wheels Could Be Huge Loss For Chester County
Philadelphia Business Journal: Local banks optimistic after latest Fed rate hike
Philadelphia Business Journal: Domb-backed bill passes, regular review of city’s tax benefits to begin
Philly Voice: Move Pennsylvania’s presidential primary to an earlier date, lawmaker proposes

Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville swears in new police chief, two officers
Pottstown Mercury: Facing $1.5M gap, Pottstown shoots for no tax hike for 3rd time
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville school board denies fee waiver request
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster Democrats have full ticket for municipal election
Bucks County Courier Times: Calendar of Bucks meetings today – Monday, March 20
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick will not support ACA replacement bill
Bucks County Courier Times: Calendar of Bucks meetings this week – Sunday, March 19
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County renews contracts, increases wages, with more than 650 employees
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville mayor hosting Narcan seminar next month
Delco Daily Times: Call to action in Media: Hundreds pack action fair
Daily Local News: Chesco DA, DEA chief, named to head Regional Drug Strike Force
Daily Local News: Local Muslims learn how to deal with discrimination
Daily Local News: West Chester police recognized for saving lives
Daily Local News: Local reps take pipeline issue to the state level
Daily Local News: Kennett Township trails plan advances
West Chester Patch: Gov. Wolf To Speak At Chester County Event

Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf not closing county assistance offices in restructuring, but 70 jobs could be cut
Tribune Review: Doyle vows to vote against GOP health care plan
Tribune Review: Allegheny Township agrees to maintain street PennDOT plans to build as part of Route 356 project
Tribune Review: Springdale delays action on recycling program
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania considers raising cost of fishing licenses
Tribune Review: Tedorski, former Arnold councilman and fire chief, ‘worked feverishly’ for city
Post-Gazette: PurePenn details plans to be part of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry
Post-Gazette: City, developer headed for court in dispute over Penn Plaza redevelopment
Post-Gazette: Armed police at city’s public schools generating buzz during board election year
Early Returns: Move afoot to change how Pa. draws political boundaries
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Health care experts say GOP bill would hit aging population particularly hard
WESA: Senate GOP Readies For Another Assault On The Pension Problem
KDKA: Expert: Doctor Shortage Caused By Congress’ Failure To Deal With Residency Reimbursement
WTAE: Small Westmoreland County community struggles with unsafe water

Altoona Mirror: Senator: Families want choices
Altoona Mirror: Candidate information sought
Altoona Mirror: Warden: Overtime costs, staff turnover increasing
Altoona Mirror: Two candidates nixed from primary ballot
Altoona Mirror: Former mayor withdrawing bid for council
Beaver County Times: Rothfus says he remains ‘undecided’ on House GOP health-care plan

Times-Tribune: Wolf thanks PennDOT workers in person
Times-Tribune: Bill sheds light on municipal authority actions
Times-Tribune: Justice Dept. policy may factor in internet gambling debate
Times Leader: Capitol Roundup: Wolf says Trump budget will harm Pennsylvania communities
Times Leader: Pennsylvania justices to settle line-item veto power dispute

South Central
Patriot News: Former state treasurer reveals he secretly recorded Penn State trustee during FBI probe
Patriot News: Rob McCord may have to testify in second criminal case
York Daily Record: For many older Americans, costs rise under GOP health plan
York Dispatch: Toomey introduces animal rights bill

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Christopher Pez knocked off GOP Allentown mayoral ballot
Morning Call: Lehigh County beats deficit projections
Morning Call: Bucks Co. GOP congressman says he can’t support Obamacare repeal bill
Reading Eagle: Berks County advocates long to see medical marijuana fully available  
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania officials denounce proposal to eliminate LIHEAP
Reading Eagle: President Trump’s budget blueprint draws bipartisan criticism
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello speaks about against climate change

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Rep. Thompson says he will not vote in favor of proposed GOP health care bill
Erie Times-News: Lisa Austin seeks to make a difference as Erie mayor
Erie Times-News: Trish Shoulders seeks Republican nod for Erie County Council
Erie Times-News: Erie School District looks for guidance on plan

Patriot News: Nice try, Republicans. Now come up with a real healthcare plan: Tony May
Patriot News: Yes, healthcare is complex. Will voters be patient with Congress while they figure out? Probably not: Charlie Gerow
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Council: Follow the rules, rule-makers
Tribune Review: Any day now: The congressional GOP crawl
Bucks County Courier Times: No place for police secrecy
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie wins by speaking with one voice
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: City’s history shouldn’t take a back seat to development
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Trump budget slaps his fans
Inquirer: Commentary: Lies catch up to GOP in Obamacare repeal fight
Daily News: DN editorial: Philadelphia teachers need a new deal, but can’t expect miracles from city

One Response

  1. Good story link to the Centre Daily Times.

    “I stand by my principles that health care reform must lower costs, increase quality and ensure that rural populations have access to care”. Thanks to Thompson for holding back on his vote for the AHCA until this issue is fixed.

    Around here high medical costs were a big reason a lot of senior citizens voted for Trump and Republican congressmen. Republicans have to keep their promises to those who voted for them.

    Five times more for older enrolers than for younger ones? Maybe some congressmen have never known what it is to be on a fixed income or to have high doctors’ bills in old age.

    For anyone who is interested, the Centre Daily Times, like the papers in Lock Haven and Williamsport, has a broken comments section. Otherwise I would be writing this on its website.

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