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4/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The battle begins to replace Rep. Tom Marino just hours after it is learned he is joining the Trump Administration, both Dems in the PA-7 live outside the district, and first quarter fundraising numbers begin to come out.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Battle Already Underway to Succeed Marino in PA-10: The news of Rep. Marino’s forthcoming White House position is hours old, but the battle to replace him in Congress has already begun. These are the emerging candidates.

Reader Poll: McLaughlin Will Get the Most Votes in Dem Superior Court Primary: A majority of readers think Judge Maria McLaughlin will get the most votes in the Democratic Superior Court primary.

Breaking: Marino to Join Trump White House: Congressman Tom Marino is expected to leave his current seat to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Both PA-7 Dems Live Outside the District: PoliticsPA has learned that Democrat Molly Sheehan, a candidate for the 7th Congressional district, currently lives in Philadelphia.

Casey Raises $2.7 Million in First Quarter: Senator Bob Casey kicked off the 2018 cycle by bringing in $2.7 million.

Exclusive: Costello Raises $340K in First Quarter: Representative Ryan Costello started his fundraising for the 2018 cycle with a $340,000 haul.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Lt. Gov. Stack under investigation for “staffing issues”
State House Sound Bites: Marino likely to vacate congressional seat, join Trump admin.
StateImpact: DEP fines Delco refinery for air pollution violations

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Lt. Gov. Stack under scrutiny by Pa. inspector general
Inquirer: Local attorney hopes to become nation’s first male trans judge
Inquirer: Sale of West Philly community garden causes stir
Inquirer: City preps for NFL draft, Parkway flags to be replaced with team banners
Inquirer: Pa. legislator: Puerto Rican addicts get ‘appalling mistreatment’ in Philly
Inquirer: Judge wants DA Seth Williams’ trial to start as soon as next month
Philadelphia Magazine: Charter School Claims It Can’t Operate During the NFL Draft
Philadelphia Magazine: PPA’s MeterUP App Going BellyUP
Philadelphia Magazine: OPINION: Black Lives Matter’s “Black Only” Meetings Aren’t Racist
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Dems line up to challenge Meehan in 2018
WHYY Newsworks: Parking and affordable housing dominate Department of Planning and Development budget hearing
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s city commissioners push back on suit asking that they step aside during May primary
WHYY Newsworks: Weighing the probability and consequences of federal cuts to Philly, other sanctuary cities
WHYY Newsworks: In Philly City Hall, empty chair honors those who never returned from war
WHYY Newsworks: Thousands of Philadelphians leave tax money in Washington
Billy Penn: All the Philly groceries, supermarkets and restaurants selling wine to go (updating)
KYW Newsradio: Philly PD Honors Three Dispatchers For Going Beyond Their Call Of Duty
KYW Newsradio: New Card Designed To Drive Customers To Philly-Owned Black Businesses
KYW Newsradio: Judge Gives New Order, DA Seth Williams Could Face Jury Next Month
Philadelphia Business Journal: Crown Holdings poised to sell headquarters, considers moving out of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Want to skip tourist traps? New travel app to launch in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: Redevelopment Authority makes pick for Chinatown’s 8th and Vine development site
Philadelphia Business Journal: Networking expert J. Kelly Hoey on growing Philadelphia’s tech ecosystem & the buzzword she hates the most

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Regional Morning Briefing: Big money coming in from Philly airport
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville group to host first-ever mayoral town hall April 12
Pottstown Mercury: Gun-control advocate to challenge Meehan for Pa.’s 7th Congressional District seat
Pottstown Mercury: Two Democrats to vie for right to take on Congressman Meehan
Pottstown Mercury: Perkiomen Valley School Board hires new superintendent at $185K annual salary
Bucks County Courier Times: Calendar of Bucks meetings today – Wednesday, April 12
Bucks County Courier Times: Radar is on the radar for police officers in Newtown Borough, Langhorne
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick sees rollback of Obama regulations as return to balance in Washington
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsbury Education Foundation awards total of $20,000 in grants
Bucks County Courier Times: PECO to spend $3 million on tree trimming, vegetation removal along aerial lines in Bucks
Montgomery Media: Budget proposal would charge towns for using state police
Daily Local News: Costello presents medals to WWII veteran
Daily Local News: Kenney visits Chester County Chamber
Daily Local News: 2 candidates announce bid for 6th District seat in Democratic primary

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania opponents of nuclear bailouts organize early
Post-Gazette: Lt. Gov. Stack under scrutiny by Pa. Inspector General
Tribune-Review: PNC to pay $16M to settle overtime lawsuit
Tribune Review: Pennsylvanians envious of N.Y.’s free college tuition
Tribune Review: School districts file majority of 7,770 Allegheny County property assessment appeals

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Blair commissioners defend actions
Altoona Mirror: Solicitor: Garhart not asked to resign
Altoona Mirror: Six-county plan brings focus to area resources
Beaver County Times: State auditor: Blackhawk overspending depleted funds to ‘unhealthy level’
Beaver County Times: Christiana, Saccone already $4 million behind Casey in campaign cash
Beaver County Times: Casey goes to coal country to re-introduce two bills to help miners

NEPA
Times Leader: Veterans receive Vietnam pins from Sen. Pat Toomey
Standard-Speaker: Altamont waterline project receives state funding
Standard-Speaker: Attorneys continue to argue over controller candidate’s ballot eligibility

South Central
Patriot News: One of Pa.’s oldest industries eyes unknown future under Trump
Patriot News: Pa. Lt. Gov. Mike Stack to address ‘staffing issues’ in Harrisburg Wednesday
Patriot News: Republican budget would cut $5 million promised to Harrisburg
Lancaster Online: Sources: Lieutenant governor, wife berated security team after it refused to turn on sirens and flashing lights
Lancaster Online: 5 takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s meeting with LNP’s editorial board
Lancaster Online: 3 key questions from the health care town hall in Lancaster County

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack accused of verbally abusing his security detail
Morning Call: East Penn eyes 2.9% tax hike
Morning Call: Congressman Matt Cartwright plans Lehigh Valley town hall
Morning Call: $5 vehicle fee offers millions for Lehigh County roadwork
Morning Call: Report: Tom Marino to join Trump administration
Reading Eagle: Proposed state merger worries Berks Encore chief
Reading Eagle: Perry Township supervisors reject tax abatement bid by developers

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: DA Parks Miller announces candidacy for re-election
Erie Times-News: Where are your Erie County tax dollars going?
Erie Times-News: Our West Bayfront to host candidates for Erie mayor

Opinion
Inquirer: Seth Williams’ dumb move via smart phone
Inquirer: Don’t let tax reform hurt nonprofits
Inquirer: So many questions for Lt. Gov. Stack (and Gov. Wolf)
Tribune Review: The Syria situation: No mission creep
Patriot News: Trump and CNN’s Zucker really aren’t enemies – they just play them on TV: Nick Field

April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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