4/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14A biochemist looks to challenge Meehan, a Philly ward leader looks to do the same, Mango out with McKinsey, and Helen Gym nominated for the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Philly Ward Leader Announces Bid for PA-7: Democrat Dan Muroff announced he is running to challenge Congressman Pat Meehan in 2018.

Biochemist Looks to Challenge Meehan: Democrat Molly Sheehan, PhD, announced she is jumping into the race to challenge Congressman Pat Meehan in 2018.

Mango No Longer with McKinsey & Company: PoliticsPA has learned Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is no longer with McKinsey & Company, signalling he may be closer to an official announcement.

Helen Gym nominated for Emily’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award: Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym was nominated for Emily’s List’s 2017 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Counties warn state cuts could mean property tax hikes

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Embattled DA Williams appoints veteran cop as chief of detectives
Inquirer: City commissioners fight back on lawsuit calling for their ouster in May election
Inquirer: Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support
Inquirer: Dr. Oz at Philly’s heroin encampments: ‘I just walked into hell’
Inquirer: Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin a Pulitzer Prize finalist
Philadelphia Magazine: Report: Wolf’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage Could Cost Jobs
Philadelphia Magazine: Report: Wolf Claims GOP Budget Would Cut 1,500 State Jobs
Philadelphia Magazine: Tax Abatement Huge Shot in Arm for City, Study Finds
Philadelphia Magazine: Here’s How Many Skilled Foreign Workers Philly Requested Last Year
WHYY Newsworks: What would Trump’s budget mean for Philadelphia transit?
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. study: Wolf’s wage increase would raise some revenue, sacrifice some jobs
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia Honors Prisoners Of War With Chair Unveiling
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia International Airport Continues To Be Economic Engine, Study Shows
Philadelphia Business Journal: 2 Philadelphia-area universities among country’s 50 ‘Best Value’ colleges: Report
Philly Voice: Deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania primary election quickly approaching

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown land swap could resolve park problem
Pottstown Mercury: Ex-CeaseFirePA board president will challenge Meehan for 7th District seat
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville School Board eyes $5.5M for new high school entrance, classrooms
Bucks County Courier Times: State hearing in Bristol Township urges action on voluntary regulation of recovery residences
Bucks County Courier Times: PECO to spend $3 million on tree trimming, vegetation removal along aerial lines in Bucks
Bucks County Courier Times: Hilltown mom urges parents to confront their children’s drug addiction before it’s too late
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County Community College issues $7.5 million bond for campus upgrades
Delco Daily Times: Brookhaven council president won’t seek re-election
Delco Daily Times: Two Dems to vie for right to take on Meehan
Delco Daily Times: Ridley OKs $1.4M renovation of athletic complex
Montgomery Media: Dublin sees success with automatic license plate readers
Montgomery Media: Sellersville joins opposition to proposed Perkasie District Court closure
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury Education Foundation announces new round of grants totaling more than $20,000
Daily Local News: 2 candidates announce bid for 6th District seat in Democratic primary
Daily Local News: County workforce board receives funding
Daily Local News: Binder back on GOP ballot in MDJ race
Daily Local News: Colliton: Short term care insurance fills some long term needs

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Turzai supports expanding House maternity leave, other benefits policies
Tribune Review: City councilwoman takes circus test ride
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh police could be patrolling on horseback by summer
Tribune Review: 2 Trump protesters get 3-12 months in jail for assaulting Pittsburgh police
Tribune Review: Allegheny Conference CEO leaving at end of 2017
Tribune Review: Poker match shows off Pittsburgh’s artificial intelligence dominance in China
Tribune Review: Norwin School District continues to look for ways to cut $3.3M deficit
Tribune Review: Jeannette council studies cost-effective garbage collection methods
Tribune Review: Allegheny Valley could approve arming school officer in May
Tribune Review: Allegheny Township must expand testing of stormwater runoff
Tribune Review: Elected officials join Fox Chapel District Forum to discuss
Tribune Review: Fox Chapel public works building construction starting this year
Tribune Review: Hampton sets special budget review meeting
Tribune Review: Government reform committee in Ross to explore changes in size of board
Post-Gazette: Amid backlash, Darlene Harris defends ride on circus elephant, camel
Post-Gazette: Flint water activist to speak at town hall Tuesday to discuss Pittsburgh water problems
Post-Gazette: Supply and demand: Downtown office rents are going sky high
Post-Gazette: Crazy Mocha banks on Braddock, invests in community revitalization
Post-Gazette: Supreme Court justices Ginsburg, Scalia receive civility award
Post-Gazette: Off-duty trooper: City police violated his civil rights, lied about it
Post-Gazette: Dennis Yablonsky leaving Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times: Health data alliance event to highlight big data projects in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Local banks complete merger
WESA: In Budget Proposal, Wolf Looks To Raise Pennsylvania Minimum Wage To $12
KDKA: Sen. Casey Holds Town Hall At Pitt To Address Public’s Concerns

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Christiana ‘thankful’ Turzai backing paid maternity leave for House employees
Beaver County Times: Bill that would create task force on opioid crisis impact on children passes state House
Altoona Mirror: Borough bans feeding of ducks
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone, Garhart reach settlement

NEPA
Standard-Speaker: Hazleton Area board calls special meeting
Standard-Speaker: Heroin, opioid addiction topic of upcoming events
Times-Tribune: Medical school pushes transgender to forefront at annual conference
Times Leader: Former Hazleton police officer named to PA Game Commission post
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre’s administration lobbying council on fixing city’s finances

South Central
Patriot News: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack’s office confirms investigation into “staffing issues”
Carlisle Sentinel: Voter registration deadline for primary is April 17
York Daily Record: Arrests shut down major heroin pipeline in York County
York Dispatch: Investigation of Trump’s charity wins Pulitzer Prize

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: To save fees, Pa. moving $1 billion in investments to auto-pilot
Morning Call: County using algorithm to assist in child welfare screening
Reading Eagle: Democrat announces bid for 6th district

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Corman discusses budget, solutions at CBICC luncheon
Centre Daily Times: Penn State alumni begin voting on new trustees
Centre Daily Times: Cantorna picks up FOP endorsement

Opinion
Bucks County Courier Times: Under attack: The war against science hurts all of us
Bucks County Courier Times: More faux ‘reform’ from Harrisburg pretenders
Tribune Review: Costs through the roof: Require competitive bidding
Patriot News: Trump’s Syria test was a crisis of competence: Editorial
Daily News: United, the Pulitzers and the ‘de-accommodation’ of America’s poor
Inquirer: GOP must stop undermining ACA
Inquirer: Fulfill promise to repeal Obamacare
Inquirer: The obligations of Trump’s critics
Inquirer: Applaud Boyertown School District for supporting a transgender student
Post-Gazette: A killer on the loose: Rising deaths by opioids are a call to action
Post-Gazette: Camera Bartolotta: Pennsylvania to support mothers and children affected by postpartum depression

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