4/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Hillary releases her first PA TV ad, Kenney and Zappala join forces for Zappala while the SEIU announces their endorsements. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

4/8 Ups & Downs: Polls, fundraising and petitions. See who made this week’s list!

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Launches First PA TV Ad (VIDEO): The commercial is the first of the 2016 Presidential campaign to hit PA airwaves.

Kenney and Williams Join Forces in New Ad for Zappala (VIDEO): The rivals for Philadelphia Mayor make nice in support of their chosen AG candidate.

President Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary In Philadelphia: The Clinton campaign continues to address voters in Philadelphia, attack Sanders and confront protesters.

SEIU PA Announces Endorsements: The influential labor union announced its choices for each primary election on April 26th.

PA-Sen: Sestak vs. The Democratic Party: Politico details the bad blood that remains between the former Congressman and his party.

PA Lawmakers Second-Highest Paid in the Nation: Our legislators make close to six figures a year.

Shapiro Calls for Accountability from Frackers in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The AG candidate targets oil and gas companies in his latest commercial.

Muhlenberg College Poll: Trump 35% Cruz 28% Kasich 27%: The Republican Presidential primary remains close in PA.

PA-Gov: Wolf Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Orders (VIDEO): Wolf takes executive action on anti-discrimination policy for government workers.

Sunday Show Preview: April 10, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Family Feud:Wolf’s Tactics Upset Some House Dems
State House Sound Bites: Fracking is becoming a big deal in the Democratic Senate race
Capitolwire: Wolf Year-One Review

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Budget in hand, Pa. lawmakers turn to hot buttons
Inquirer: Could John Kasich steal Pennsylvania away from Donald Trump?
Inquirer: TV ads attack Kenney’s proposed soda tax
Daily News:The eloquent in the room for the GOP
Philly.com: Poll: Donald Trump leads among Pennsylvania GOP voters
Heard In The Hall: Nutter named to Columbia professorship
WHYY Newsworks: Democratic Senate candidate debate to focus on young voters
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. attorney general candidate from Allegheny finds lots of support in Philly

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown debates reviving Human Relations Commission
Bucks County Courier Times: Do you know how much local governments and school districts owe in Bucks and Montgomery counties?
Bucks County Courier Times: Clinton campaign office opens in Ambler
Delco Times: Bernie Sanders campaign opens Delco office

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Woman’s death prompts review of protection from abuse law in Pennsylvania
WESA: Paid Family Leave Advocates Celebrate A Big Week, But The Battle’s Not Over
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania tax department extends hours
Tribune Review: Unaware drivers ignoring Pa.’s ‘steer clear’ law
Tribune Review: Sunoco pipeline to cross 270 properties in Westmoreland County
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania agency assists effort to recognize Vietnam War veterans
Post-Gazette: No Safe Harbor Part IV: Region’s last state mental hospital ailing
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools to unveil transgender policy
Post-Gazette: State attorney general candidates tout their experience
Early Returns: Spin Control: What did Joe Sestak say about Social Security?

Southwest
Beaver County Times: New Sewickley police to administer overdose-reversing drug
Beaver County Times: Beaver County buyouts will mean a changing of the guard in many county departments
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Drug deaths multiply in rural regions
Altoona Mirror: Shuster: America making bad deals
Altoona Mirror: Local Democrats get a simpler delegate process

NEPA
News Item: Regional police idea has backers
Times Leader: High school students want more out of presidential candidates
Times Leader: Capitol Roundup: New tool will help prevent spread of elder financial abuse
Times-Tribune: Two Republicans battle to replace Cartwright
Citizens Voice: Legalization of hemp advances
Standard Speaker: City water dept. may expand role to fight blight
Standard Speaker: Agency fishes for price increase

South Central
Patriot News: Legislature’s Full Agenda
Carlisle Sentinel: College students get chance to ask Pa. Senate candidates questions
York Dispatch: York County districts shortchanged, GOP lawmakers say
York Dispatch: Presidential candidate dropouts remain on Pa. ballots
York Daily Record: Replacing Sen. Vance: 4 vie for Pa. Senate seat
Lancaster Intelligencer: Senate candidates for 13th District debate Monday
Lebanon Daily News: Who’s on Lebanon County primary election ballot?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Democrats’ US Senate primary debate
Reading Eagle: Party hopping ahead of primary leaves analysts guessing at voters’ motives
WFMZ: Wolf urges lawmakers not to pass new abortion restrictions

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sandusky to return to county
Onward State: Adam Taliaferro endorses Dan Cocco for Board of Trustees
Williamsport Sun Gazette: School official hear taxpayers’ concerns about building upgrades
Erie Times News: Erie’s comprehensive plan pushes for change

Opinion
Patriot News: Now that he’s on a roll, can Bernie Sanders win Pennsylvania?
Patriot News: Why won’t Pat Toomey back a hearing for Judge Merrick Garland?
Express Times: Elect Trump, end the political gravy train
Inquirer: Sestak is the better choice for Democrats
Inquirer: Kasich convinced GOP heading for an open convention
Tribune Review: Welfare’s trap: Demonizing work
Beaver County Times: Time is right for a culture change
Altoona Mirror: Wolf budget posture baffling
Times Leader: Raise area residents’ understanding of debt and other dollars-and-cents matters
Times Leader: Resolve infighting among Wilkes-Barre Police Department – for everyone’s protection
Times-Tribune: ‘Vindication’ in defying voters’ will
Times-Tribune: Make boards independent
Citizens Voice: Is this any way to run an ambulance?
Standard Speaker: In defense of the poor
Standard Speaker: Take it slow on radar bill
Standard Speaker: Playing games with your money

Blogs
Citified: Why Mayor Kenney’s Endorsement of Steve Zappala Matters
Keystone Crossroads: In Philadelphia, a discussion about urban renewal and the ‘trauma’ of eminent domain
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review Tries (and Lies_ AGAIN WIth The “Voter Fraud” Myth
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-review Editorial Board Misleads (Again) On Voter ID (Wisconsin Edition}
2 Political Junkies: Senator Pat Toomey Shows Up For His Job, Tells Them He’s Not Gonna Do It Anyway

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