4/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

Meuser launches new ad on immigration in PA-9 primary, Joyce launches an introductory ad in the PA-13 primary, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Meuser Airs Anti-Illegal Immigration Ad in PA-9 Primary: Republican Dan Meuser launched a new ad targeting illegal immigration and touting his support for the border wall.

Joyce Launches Ad in PA-13 Republican Primary: Republican Dr. John Joyce launched his first ad of the 13th Congressional district primary.

4/6 Ups & Downs: Wolf out raises his opponents and sees a shift in his rating, Reschenthaler learns a new playbook, and southeast Republicans get a bleak outlook for 2018. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Legislative Election Update
Patriot News: Senate GOP hopefuls offer their views separately to Pa. Leadership Conference

StateImpact: ‘The Shale Dilemma’ goes global: Author discusses shale gas development across the world
StateImpact: Mayor from Puerto Rico aims to rebuild a new, modern grid
City & State: Top Philly DA staff exodus continues under Krasner administration
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending April 6

Inquirer: Philly’s new property assessments are out
Inquirer: ‘Deadbeat dad’: Pa GOP gov primary goes negative
Inquirer: Philly’s new property assessments are out – and your tax bill is likely climbing
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Council passes bill that gives longtime Philadelphia homeowners a forever tax break
Philadelphia Business Journal: McSwain officially sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pa.
KYW: Radar For Local Police Inches Forward In Pennsylvania Legislature
Philly Mag: South Philly diner takes on the NRA, pro-lifers, and Donald Trump
Philly Voice: ‘Town Hall For Our Lives’ forums to proceed without local congressmen

Bucks Local News: Yardley Borough Council reverses course on Reading Avenue property
Delco Times: DCCC president, alumna among county Women’s Commission award winners
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown NAACP, borough council add voices opposed to YMCA closure
Bucks County Courier Times: Primary approaches for Senate GOP hopefuls, with no debates

Tribune Review: Pennsylvania GOP wants Paul Mango to nix ‘despicable’ Scott Wagner attack ad
Tribune Review: Medical marijuana could expand to leaf form in Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Democrats look to teachers for mid-terms
Post-Gazette: Pa. GOP calls on Mango to take down ad calling Wagner a ‘slumlord’ and ‘deadbeat dad’
Post-Gazette: Before criminal charges, Bedford County’s DA ran into trouble
Post-Gazette: Your data, your life: Facebook and other actors deserve the harsh glare
KDKA: 2 GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Get Nasty And Personal In Campaign Ads
KDKA: As Construction Scales Up On Cracker Plant, More Skilled Workers Need To Be Trained

Beaver County Times: Rothfus meets with workers at nuclear power plant, asks Trump for emergency action
Tribune-Democrat: GOP gubernatorial hopefuls take center stage in Richland Township
Altoona Mirror: Bills would give options for students to graduate
Observer-Reporter: Here we go again: Another special election on horizon

Times Leader: Public invited to view restoration of historic Luzerne County Courthouse
Times-Tribune: Scranton council eyes app to log problems, track fixes
Standard-Speaker: New tax incentive status sought

South Central
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf calls on House to act swiftly on domestic violence reform bills
Patriot News: ‘Keep it coming’ defiant GOP governor hopeful Scott Wagner says of rival’s attack commercial | Analysis
Patriot News: Pa. Human Relations Commission committed race discrimination in director hiring, federal jury says
Patriot News: Pa. gubernatorial candidate refuses to yank attack ad despite plea from GOP chairman
Patriot News: Pa. GOP chair calls on governor candidate Paul Mango to pull ad attacking rival Scott Wagner
Patriot News: Medical marijuana advisory panel will vote on allowing sale of leaf in Pa.
Patriot News: Spicer, Dean to debate at Penn State
LNP: Elizabethtown District Judge Jayne Duncan resigns; her office may be targeted for merger
LNP: Scott Wagner and Paul Mango are spending millions on negative TV ads while Gov. Tom Wolf starts launching commercials of his own
York Dispatch: Focus on mental health at first meeting of Pa. task force on school safety
WGAL: Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary heating up
York Daily Record: An ‘outright LIE’: Scott Wagner’s daughter responds to attack ad in Pa. governor race

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Energy investments shine on state businesses
Reading Eagle: Attack ad dominates Republican Pennsylvania Leadership Conference
Reading Eagle: Analyst: Winner of GOP gubernatorial primary will have time to undo damage
Morning Call: Morganelli’s stance on undocumented immigrants to be tested in court
Morning Call: 2 Republicans face off in low-profile U.S. Senate race to take on Democrat Bob Casey

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: 2018 campaigns are not ready for Robert Mueller
Centre Daily Times: Sean Spicer coming to Penn State? Not an alternative fact
Erie Times-News: City of Erie considers summer jobs program support

LNP: Want to see reforms passed? Want the right to complain? Register to vote
Bucks County Courier Times: Dishonest candidates unworthy of trust
Inquirer: Pa. women are gunning for state House, Senate seats this year. It’s huge – and about time. | Maria Panaritis
Inquirer: State of the City 2018: How Philly is faring, by the numbers
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Clear the cloud cover on OpenSky
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Medical marijuana vs. opioids
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Clarify Pa.’s new congressional districts
Post-Gazette: A tool against violence: ‘Tierne’s Law’ will add a measure of protection
Patriot News: Today’s youth reject capitalism, but what do they want to replace it? | Opinion

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  1. Word on the street is that in PA4 Mary Jo Daley is going to announce she is ending her bid for Congress today. Looks like she could not survive that ballot challenge . . .

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