4/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Sestak and McGinty get in a Twitter spat, Toomey releases a pair of new commercials while Clinton and Trump lead in PA. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: Sestak Comment Causes Twitter Outrage: The Senate candidate used the term prostitution to describe campaigning and McGinty took umbrage.

PA-Sen: Fetterman the Crowd Favorite at WPSU Debate (VIDEO): The Braddock Mayor was a big hit with the student-filled audience.

PA-2: Fattah Wins PFT Endorsement: The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 4 voted to support Congressman Fattah for his re-election.

Rafferty Adds Seven More County Endorsements: The GOP Attorney General candidate continues to rack up support.

PA-Sen: Toomey Releases Pair of New Ads (VIDEOS): The Senator is up with two new TV spots.

Fox News Poll: Clinton, Trump Maintain PA Leads: Hillary and Donald are the favorites in the Keystone State.

Statewide
Capitolwire: SB3 amended in Senate; Corman say more talks with House GOP to continue this week
StateImpactPA: Senate panel weighs permitting process and economic growth
PLSReporter: Statute of limitations reform bill amended to allow revival of currently barred child sexual abuse claims
PLSReporter: Vote on bill to further restrict abortions held off
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Teplitz calls for stronger distracted driving legislation
State House Sound Bites: House OKs Retroactive Limits In Abuse Cases

Philadelphia
Heard In The Hall: Philly movie theaters playing anti-soda tax ads
Inquirer: Heated words in hot Pa. Congress battle
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. House to vote on changing retroactive limits on abuse cases
WHYY Newsworks: $1.5 million campaign against Philly soda tax serves up TV ad
WHYY Newsworks: Fattah and his challengers square off
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Senate action may be close on medical marijuana bill
WHYY Newsworks: Education officials, City Council focus on state of education in Philly public schools
WHYY Newsworks: Campaigning for 2nd District seat, Brian Gordon has address in Lower Merion but focus on Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf plan for $200 million in Pa. education funds creates winners and losers, GOP charges

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Home sales continue to rebound in Bucks County; numbers up by seven percent here over 2015 but inventory is down
Bucks County Courier Times: Congressmen hold press conference in Horsham on water contamination
Bucks County Courier Times: State check is not in the mail for school building projects in Bucks, Montgomery counties
Bucks County Courier Times: A look at the unopposed state representatives on the primary ballot in Bucks County

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Scheduling conflict keeps Cruz from Pittsburgh event
WESA: Trump To Speak At Soldiers & Sailors, Convention Center Wednesday
WESA: What Strategies Are Democratic Presidential Candidates Employing In Pittsburgh?
Tribune Review: FBI, U.S. Attorney’s office join state auditor general in looking at ICA
Post-Gazette: Pa. House’s GOP leadership tables abortion-restriction bill
Early Returns: Days after visiting Pittsburgh, Clinton strikes harsh note on Chinese steel imports

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown council to consider resolution to advertise for city manager position
Beaver County Times: GOP state House leaders pull abortion bill after Wolf veto threat
Beaver County Times: Domestic steel market experiencing deep slump, local observers don’t see bright future

NEPA
Pocono Record: Problems found in Stroudsburg School District audit
Standard Speaker: Nonprofits bear budget impasse scars
Standard Speaker: PA not moving on minimum wage hike
Citizens Voice: AG candidate speaks at Yudichak event in W-B
Times Leader: W-B Area School Board votes no on three-school consolidation
Times Leader: Sestak says he’s counting on ‘anti-establishment sentiment’

South Central
Patriot News: Donald Trump’s coming to Pennsylvania: How you can see the GOP frontrunner
Patriot News: With Pa. abortion bill set to hit House floor, Gov. Tom Wolf to host national abortion rights advocate
Patriot News: Child sex abuse victims rally at Capitol,hope House agrees to change limits on punishment
Carlisle Sentinel: Campaign signs go missing in 31st State Senatorial District Race
York Daily Record: Banner mentioning Sen. Wagner flies over Phillies game
Lancaster Intelligencer: Speaker: Pennsylvania communities need to revolt against Constitution to stop pipelines
Lebanon Daily News: Poll commissioned by Diamond has him favored in 102nd

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown to take swing at making municipal golf course profitable
Morning Call: Unaware drivers ignoring Pennsylvania’s ‘steer clear’ law
WFMZ: Bill that would limit Pa. abortions in limbo
Express Times: Final votes may be close on Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State Sen. Jake Corman keeps active in the political process
Centre Daily Times: 2 Bellefonte council members resign
Onward State: Bernie Sanders opens downtown office
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lock Haven council grants business loan
Erie Times-News: State agencies, law enforcement focus on distracted driving dangers

Opinion
Patriot News: The end of ‘Alabama in between’? 2016 is a chance to retire a tired stereotype
Patriot News: What would you do with the $124 billion the rich have been hiding overseas?
Carlisle Sentinel: Kasich- The candidate who wouldn’t leave
York Dispatch: Bernie offers little more beyond making us ‘‘mad as hell’
Tribune Review: ‘Green’ energy: Red ink nightmare
Post-Gazette: GOP help wanted: For state panel to fill judicial vacancies, try again
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Population decline a contributor to and indicator of economic realities
Standard Speaker: In defense of the poor
Citizens Voice: Establish minimum funding standards for public defenders
Times-Tribune: Luzerne case call for reform
Times Leader: Shed more light on downtown Wilkes-Barre dealmaking and chamber’s loan forgiveness request
Inquirer: What Hillary Clinton told The Inquirer
Inquirer: Rafferty, Shapiro best choices for AG

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Wolf plan for $200 million in Pa. education funds creates winners and losers, GOP charges
Citified: Kenney Picks His New Prison Chief
Citified: Insider: Take It from and NTI Mastermind – Kenney’s Parks Plan Is Flawed

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  2. And still no mention from PoliticsPA concerning Sestak’s endorsement from the Philadelphia Inquirer, PA’s largest paper?

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