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PA-state-flag6-14NRCC uses Twitter against Cartwright and independent expenditure groups out-spend candidates in Pennsylvania.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRCC Targets Cartwright on Twitter: The NRCC is taking on Rep. Matt Cartwright on Twitter as part of a national Twitter ad campaign.

Independent Expenditures Out-spent Campaigns in Two PA Races: Outside money came pouring into two Pennsylvania races in 2016, outpacing spending by the candidates themselves.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Capitolwire’s Weekly Wrap for the week of Feb. 27, 2017.
Capitolwire: Lawmakers say details lacking in Wolf’s proposal to reduce business tax credits.
Capitolwire: ‘Profit enhancements’ might take a while to bear fruit, say PLCB officials.
Capitolwire: The Capitolwire Procurement Beat for March 3, 2017.
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers say LCB’s not saving enough money on liquor negotiations
State House Sound Bites: Philosophical differences color discussions on Corrections budget

Philadelphia
KYW: Gov. Wolf Visits Plymouth Meeting Healthcare Company
Inquirer: In budget address, Kenney calls for unity of Philadelphians ‘under attack’
Inquirer: LCB: Slower growth for some State Stores since Pa. expanded wine sales
Inquirer: Bill could raise penalties in light of Jewish cemetery vandalism
Inquirer: Why thousands of Montco absentee ballots went uncounted by election deadline
Inquirer: After 44 days, Trump supporters come out to rally

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Public records law growing as tool for business solicitation
Bucks County Courier Times: DEP receives Elcon phase II application for proposed Falls plant
Delco Times: Local lawmakers turn up heat on Attorney General Sessions

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Jackie Evancho hopes to meet Trump, change his mind on transgender rights
Tribune Review: Advocates for victims of crime wary of Trump’s focus on undocumented immigrants
Tribune Review: Hemp operation green-lighted for Westmoreland County
Tribune Review: PA’s failure to comply with federal ID law could cost residents nearly $1B, groups warn
Post-Gazette: White House: Kushner and Flynn met with Russian ambassador in December

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Mental health providers applaud Bartolotta’s bill on postpartum depression
Beaver County Times: Mustio bill would create a Pittsburgh Sports Commission through hotel tax increase
Observer-Reporter: County close to likely final contract with health center workers

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Scranton teachers reject retirement incentive
Times-Tribune: County official withholds details on deed of home purchase at Barrasse’s request

South Central
WHP: Governor Tom Wolf asks U.S. DOJ to Investigate Rash of Terror Against Jewish Institutions
Patriot News: Transgender students: ‘It’s a scary time’ but also an opportunity for change
Patriot News: Audit finds York County Children & Youth owes state $580k; funds will be carved from future payments
Patriot News: Town hall event scheduled ‘with or without’ Smucker
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf calls on Justice Department to investigate anti-Semitic threats, vandalism
Patriot News: Youngest person charged with murder in York County headed to prison
Patriot News: Lancaster County police seek to improve community relations with cultural diversity training
Patriot News: AG to examine Pa.’s children and youth services: ‘I’m worried about it from beginning to end’
Patriot News: After Trump’s bathroom choice rollback, Pa. officials convene emergency meeting with trans students
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Stopping the spread of ‘fake news’ through education
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County looks to get Airbnb hosts to adhere to hotel tax rules
Carlisle Sentinel: Department of Labor reports millions of busy signals for unemployment calls
York Daily Record: A threat’s aftermath: Church opens doors for JCC

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown School Board taps Sara Brace as newest member
Morning Call: John Brown all business in State of Northampton County Address
Reading Eagle: Grading Mayor Wally Scott’s first year in office
Reading Eagle: Kutztown backs Wolf’s proposed funding hike for universities

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Council sets public hearing for transitional residences ordinance
Centre Daily Times: Protesters asking Rep. Thompson to hold town hall might get their wish
Erie Times-News: Governor authorized to fill vacancy on Erie County Court
Erie Times-News: State, Erie School District split over taxes
Erie Times-News: Supporters rally to Erie’s defense on social media
Erie Times-News: Republican Hirsch joins race for County Council seat

Opinion
Delco Times: Editorial: It’s no time to be silent in battle against bigotry
Tribune Review: The people pay
Patriot News: One speech doesn’t add up to substantive change: John Baer
Patriot News: Border Adjustment Tax would be a job killer: Don McClure
Inquirer: Commentary: There’s no safety without safety for all
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Can’t trust Trump to protect the environment

March 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments