3/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14RNC launches ads against Casey, Pa. Dems and Wagner push different narratives, Barletta goes from a no to yes on the AHCA, and we will have to wait until tomorrow to know the winner of the 197th District special election.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

RNC Launches Digital Ad Campaign Against Casey: The RNC is pushing for Casey to allow the confirmation vote on SCOTUS nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Pa. Dems Push Wagner on ACA Repeal, Wagner Pushes Own Narrative in New Video: The Pa. Democratic Party is pushing Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner on his stance on the repeal of the ACA. Wagner is pushing his own narrative about why he is running for Governor.

Barletta Says No, Then Yes, to AHCA: Congressman Barletta came out against the President’s healthcare reform bill, but renewed his support after the President and Speaker agreed to changes concerning illegal immigrants.

HD-197: Full Results Will Wait Until Friday: The only candidate on the ballot did not receive more votes there were write-ins.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Lawmakers hope to make PA first state to adopt ‘Clean Slate’ legislation.
Capitolwire: Legislative Democrats propose ‘fair share tax’ plan that would appear to have little chance of success.
Capitolwire: House Republican leaders call on AG to investigate ‘corruption’, ‘irregularities’ in Philadelphia special election.
State House Sound Bites: Prosecution rests in Spanier case; on-track to end this week
State House Sound Bites: Key witness in Spanier trial says he wishes he’d done more
StateImpact: Federal court dismisses suit charging FERC with bias
StateImpact: New online tool will track oil and gas operations

Philadelphia
Inquirer: DA Seth Williams, in federal court, pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Inquirer: DA Seth Williams’ prime target — his mother’s money, feds say
Inquirer: PMN guild members vote down contract offer that would end seniority
Inquirer: Owner of iconic gay bar central to case against Philly DA
Inquirer: Who is Mohammad Ali, the businessman who took the DA to Punta Cana?
Inquirer: Byko: Mayor’s Fund scandal exposes finagling culture
Inquirer: He’s America’s most popular politician. Why won’t they listen?
Inquirer: Republicans call for investigation of 197th special election
Inquirer: Ethics board says Williams faces stiff payback deadline
Inquirer: Giant Trump Chicken coming to Philly for Tax Day
Inquirer: Former Philly school official pleads guilty to federal Allentown contract charge
Inquirer: Mayor’s opioid task force sees huge obstacles to safe-injection sites in Philly
Inquirer: Philadelphia hires law firms to sort through Sanctuary City policies
Philadelphia Magazine: The New York Times Called Our Mayor “David Kenney”
Philadelphia Magazine: Student Sues Pa. School Over Transgender Bathroom Policy
Philadelphia Magazine: A Likely First: Write-In Candidate Wins Special Election in North Philly
Philadelphia Magazine: The Zitner’s Factory Might House a Weed-Growing Facility
WHYY Newsworks: Mental health advocates warn Republicans against cutting Medicaid
WHYY Newsworks: GOP seeks probe of reported irregularities in North Philly special election
WHYY Newsworks: Area U.S. lawmakers weigh in on Trump ‘sanctuary city’ sanctions
WHYY Newsworks: After federal indictment, what’s next for Philly DA Seth Williams?
WHYY Newsworks: Rebuild Initiative’s launch slowed by financial puzzle, hinging on soda tax
WHYY Newsworks: Essay: In the Trump Era, Philadelphia is in crisis control
WHYY Newsworks: Larry Krasner: The ‘un-prosecutor’ candidate
Billy Penn: Philly Jewish cemetery vandalized last month will get repairs starting Monday
KYW Newsradio: Congressman Brady On Seth Williams: ‘He Was A Rising Star And He Just Crashed’
KYW Newsradio: SEPTA Looking To Buy Dozens Of New Rail Cars From Chinese Manufacturer
KYW Newsradio: ‘Very Shocking!’: Former Philly DA Reacts To Charges Against Seth Williams
KYW Newsradio: New National Program Aims To Help African-American Youth Thrive
KYW Newsradio: What’s Next In Philly’s Drive For Medical Marijuana Program?
KYW Newsradio: A First For Pennsylvania: LGBT-Friendly Housing Exclusively For Homeless Youth
Philadelphia Business Journal: Attracting & retaining talent? Young professionals say ‘next job could be in Greater Philadelphia’: Report
Philadelphia Business Journal: First investment for new $6M digital health seed fund reimagines clinical trials
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania moderate Republican Dent to vote no on health bill

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Area leaders support global climate change awareness event
Pottstown Mercury: Owen J. Roberts School Board fills vacant seat
Pottstown Mercury: For 4 years, Flanders blocked Pottstown council candidate’s emails
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown School District will defend transgender policy against lawsuit
Bucks County Courier Times: Calendar of Bucks meetings today – Thursday, March 23
Bucks County Courier Times: Outbursts erupt at Northampton supervisors meeting
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem Township School District to save $1.4 million on bond refinance
Bucks County Courier Times: Legal challenges result in removal of five candidates from Bucks County primary ballots
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Katharine Watson’s bill would create task force to address opioid impact on young children
Bucks County Courier Times: State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, other state legislators, plan bill to give ex-offenders ‘clean slate’
Bucks County Courier Times: What you need to know about the GOP health care bill
Montgomery Media: Upper Southampton proposes rules on location of marijuana growing, dispensing facilities
Bucks Local News: Potential Inc. breaks ground in Newtown Township on autism-friendly, therapeutic playground
Daily Local News: Philadelphia’s soda tax brings in $6.4M in February
Daily Local News: Ball’s in Pa.’s court on medical marijuana applications

Pittsburgh
KDKA: New Pa. Republican Chair Sees No Damage Yet From Trump
Tribune Review: Turnpike Commission halts work on Mon-Fayette Expressway
Tribune Review: Census figures show drop in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties’ populations
Tribune Review: Judge rules Pittsburgh City Council candidate can’t appear on ballot
Tribune Review: 3 PWSA board members resign in the same week
Post-Gazette: Health care replacement bill in jeopardy
Post-Gazette: Rothfus surveys constituents on health care on eve of House vote

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Bill would re-open Altoona call center
Altoona Mirror: Judge removes candidate for Altoona City Council
Beaver County Times: State physician general talks opioid epidemic, transgender rights, at PSU-Beaver
Beaver County Times: Fentanyl production, trafficking and use drawing attention of Toomey, Murphy

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Wolf invokes school closing law
Times-Tribune: County, municipal leaders meet to talk possible blizzard reimbursement
Times-Tribune: WILK, Corbett part ways
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners back Geisinger grant plan
Standard-Speaker: Barletta will vote in favor of health bill
Standard-Speaker: Talk radio’s Corbett gone from WILK, no reason provided
Times-Leader: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazleton area ranks 46th fattest nationwide in new report
Times-Leader: Luzerne County tab exceeds $500,000 for suit involving $70 receipt

South Central
Patriot News: Allentown official pleads guilty to corruption, might testify against mayor, Dem governor candidate
Patriot News: Mayoral candidates spar over visions of Lancaster’s direction
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf sees hope for Pa. ‘manufacturing renaissance’ in Marcellus Shale liquids
Patriot News: Highmark stems losses, moves up to ‘A-‘ rating
Lancaster Online: Pennsylvania poultry producers warned after new outbreaks of avian flu in 4 states
Lancaster Online: US Census Bureau: Lancaster County has 4th largest population growth in Pennsylvania in 2016

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Charlie Dent says he’ll vote against Obamacare repeal bill
Morning Call: Pa Senate panel moves funding bill for maligned unemployment compensation system
Morning Call: LCA seeks arbitration to settle claim that Allentown ‘padded’ sewer rates
Morning Call: Bob Casey to announce how he’ll vote on SCOTUS nominee
Morning Call: Former top Allentown bureaucrat Francis Dougherty pleads guilty, implicates mayor
Morning Call: FBI cloud hangs over Allentown mayoral debate
Reading Eagle: Snow emergency could aid schools in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Berks lawmakers could play key role in GOP health care bill
Reading Eagle: Boyertown School District responds to locker room suit
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania flu cases continue to drop, state Health Department says
WFMZ: Former Allentown managing director pleads guilty in FBI probe

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State awarded more than $280,000 from USDA
Erie Times-News: The race for mayor | Franklin runs because ‘I care about Erie’
Erie Times-News: Erie County’s population shrinks for fourth straight year
Erie Times-News: Erie School District sees state as best hope

Opinion
Bucks County Courier Times: Medicaid expansion vital to Pennsylvania families
Bucks County Courier Times: Easier said than done
Tribune Review: Unsecured USAF files: Self-defeating cyber-lapse
Delco Times: Editorial: Crunch time for health care in D.C.
Patriot News: More Pa. lawmakers should follow Rep. Scott Perry’s town hall lead: Editorial
Inquirer: Commentary: Preparing for changes in health-care marketplace
Inquirer: Commentary: Small businesses support repeal and replace
Daily News: DN editorial: Nutter’s defense of Mayor’s Fund spending rings hollow
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Consider best interests of all on gender issues at school

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  1. Former Lower Merion Constable Eric Bradway is running for Governor against Gov Wolf in the 2018 Primary .

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    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

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