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3/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Mango says he is running for Governor, two new endorsements in the Commonwealth Court race, Trump tells Dent he is destroying the GOP and the Philly DAs Office opens an investigation into the special election.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Mango Tells GOP Officials He’s Running for Gov: Western Pennsylvania businessman Paul Mango told a meeting of County Commissioners that he will run for Governor in 2018.

Commonwealth Court: Democratic Primary Endorsements Thread: PoliticsPA is compiling all the endorsements for the Democratic candidates for Commonwealth Court. We will be updating it as they happen.

DCCC Targets Costello, Meehan and Smucker With Digital Ads on AHCA: The DCCC is continuing its messaging against the AHCA with new digital ads against Costello, Meehan and Smucker for their votes on the AHCA, despite the bill being pulled.

Trump to Dent: You’re ‘Destroying the Republican Party’: Congressman Charlie Dent declined to deny reports that President Trump told him he was ‘destroying the Republican Party.’

Philly DAs Office Opens Investigation into 197th Special Election: The Philadelphia District Attorney Office’s Election Fraud Task Force is opening an investigation into the special election for the 197th House district.

Capitolwire: Bipartisan group of lawmakers unveils new version of bill legalizing video gaming terminals saying it could generate up to $500 million annually.
Capitolwire: Law enforcement, district attorney leaders oppose requiring use of AG prosecutor in police-involved shooting incidents.
State House Sound Bites: Charlie Dent says the GOP needs to ditch the rhetoric
State House Sound Bites: Wagner keynotes for natural gas advocates in Harrisburg
StateImpact: Pennsylvania OKs new injection wells for oil and gas wastewater

City & State: Lawsuit threatens to blow up City Commissioners’ Office
Inquirer: Syrian refugees welcomed to Philly: ‘You are in a good place here’
Inquirer: Black Lives Matter protesters call for Seth Williams to resign
Inquirer: Sessions threatens to pull DOJ funding from sanctuary cities
Inquirer: Is Kenney’s community schools initiative making a difference in Philly?
Inquirer: Worried that Seth Williams is broke, lawyer wants off his case
Inquirer: Republican conservationists buck Trump on climate change
Inquirer: Escobar named editor of PMN; new roles for Marimow, Days
WCAU: Attorney General: Federal Money for Philly Could be Pulled Due to City’s Refusal to Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants
KYW: Latest Motion Brings Another Setback To DA Seth Williams

Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsbury graduate Hallie Jackson jumps into action as White House correspondent
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks, Montgomery law enforcement officials express support for mandatory minimum sentences
Bucks County Courier Times: Homeless dodge bullet of ACA replacement, but loss of service provider funds still problematic, experts say
Delco Times: Meehan: GOP in great divide after health care fiasco
Delco Times: GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown initiative pairs cops and codes to address crime, quality of life
Pottstown Mercury: Chester County hospitals get $25,000 boost to fight heroin crisis
West Chester Daily Local: Chester County attorney named to state GOP position

Tribune Review: Judge bumps McKees Rocks Republican off ballot in Allegheny County Council primary
Tribune Review: Keystone Oaks, teachers negotiating to avert Thursday strike
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh’s financial overseer still wrapped up in record-keeping probe
Tribune Review: Uber self-driving fleet to return to Pittsburgh streets Monday
Tribune Review: Peduto proposes spending $700K to secure summer jobs for youths
Tribune Review: Debate over state police fee continues at Pittsburgh hearing
Tribune Review: Westmoreland GOP endorses primary candidates for first time
Tribune Review: Harmar to narrow area available for possible medical marijuana operations
Tribune Review: Shaler EMS launches community paramedicine program
Tribune Review: Oakmont rec board proposes pump track
Tribune Review: Longtime Whitehall chief set to retire
Post-Gazette: Deep injection wells approved for Indiana and Elk counties
Post-Gazette: Gaming expansion back on state Legislature’s radar
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices continue rare springtime decline
Early Returns: Peduto clears difficult hurdle by winning county labor endorsement
Pittsburgh Business Times: Highmark IT subsidiary cuts 52 employees
Pittsburgh Business Times: Chemical plant closing; 220 jobs at stake
WESA: Communities With Casinos In Pennsylvania Concerned About Possible Funding Changes
KDKA: Sen. Pat Toomey ‘Disappointed’ Obamacare Not Repealed
KDKA: Pittsburgh Tops List Of ‘Cities Where Downtown Is Making A Comeback’

Beaver County Times: Beaver County still without solicitor after interim candidate withdraws
Beaver County Times: North Hills Democrat running to challenge Rothfus
Beaver County Times: Proposed mixed use development could be coming to Potter Township
Beaver County Times: Beaver Borough Municipal Authority: Missed testing deadlines but water is safe
Observer-Reporter: Peters Township Council awards consulting contract for Rolling Hills site
Observer-Reporter: Fight Against Addiction to rally in Canonsburg
Altoona Mirror: Adams Twp. chief in race for sheriff
Altoona Mirror: Rhoa plans to seek re-election in Logan

The Times Leader: Dallas School Board files unfair labor practice complaint against union
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Court imposes new policy on electronic devices
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council to discuss “anti-pay-to-play” ordinance
The Times Leader: Toomey’s bill brings recognition to Vietnam veterans
The Times Leader: Public invited to Luzerne County government events
Pocono Record: Iran’s ‘reciprocal’ sanctions include Blooming Grove’s Kahr Arms

South Central
Patriot News: AG’s office weighing options after dismissal of Golden Living lawsuit
Patriot News: PennDOT readying bridge replacement over Lehman Run in Franklin County
Patriot News: Effort to legalize video gaming in bars is back with broader support
Carlisle Sentinel: Women can be found on benches of appellate courts
Carlisle Sentinel: Adams County police to move to e-tickets
York Daily Record: You’re ‘destroying the Republican party’: Trump to Pa. congressman
York Daily Record: Public radio gears up for potential cuts in funding
York Daily Record: District judge in York County kicked off Democratic ballot
York Dispatch: Will Pennsylvania IDs become federally compliant?
York Dispatch: Lawmakers aim to reinstate mandatory minimum sentencing
York Dispatch: Trump’s proposed budget cuts alarm Pa. educators
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster mayoral candidates to debate Tuesday at Tec Centro
Lebanon Daily News: Watch: Lebanon City Council Live!

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: What the Allentown mayoral candidates would do for police relations
Morning Call: After Obamacare repeal fails, Charlie Dent looks to infrastructure, spending deadline
Morning Call: Lawmakers want bars to have legal video gambling terminals
Morning Call: Appeal filed in legal challenge to Allentown mayoral candidate Luiz Garcia
Reading Eagle: Reading Area Water Authority chief alleges criminal, civil and ethical violations
Reading Eagle: Boyertown School Board to limit public comment on lawsuit
Reading Eagle: Dems launch online ads targeting Berks County congressmen

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie School District at work on new number
Erie Times-News: The race for mayor | Whaley wants to halt Erie’s ‘death spiral’
Erie Times-News: Public hearing focuses on Erie gaming money
Centre Daily Times: Advertising expert talks ‘fake news’

Tribune Review: The Spanier conviction: Justice for inaction
Delco Times: Editorial: What happens now on health care reform?
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie region has casino money coming
Patriot News: ‘It’s Penn State all over again’ – Graham Spanier is guilty, but Penn State’s ghosts linger: Editorial
Patriot News: The health-care debacle wasn’t Trump’s biggest failure: Fred Hiatt
Lancaster Intelligencer: Republicans and Democrats need to work together for a change and fix health care
Inquirer: Commentary: Hike in military budget means cuts for domestic programs
Inquirer: Commentary: More defense funding needed to boost military readiness
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: ‘Trumpcare’ implosion doesn’t mean ‘Obamacare’ is fine

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