4/17 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Pawlowski gets a mixed bag of results, Wolf calls for Williams to resign, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Sunday Show Preview: April 16th, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Poll: Mixed Views of Pawlowski: A new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll results shows residents of Allentown with mixed opinions of Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

Wolf Calls for Williams to Resign: Governor Tom Wolf called for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to resign over the suspension of his law license, and the federal charges he faces.

4/14 Ups & Downs: Stack backs himself into a corner, Casey and Costello have good first quarters, Allegheny County gets a new results website, and northeast TV stations will become national news. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Statewide
Capitolwire: Medical marijuana program still on track for completion, celebrates one-year anniversary.
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Passive investing and PA’s screwy pension politics.
State House Sound Bites: State House Sound Bites: Episode 2
State House Sound Bites: Group urging state courts to discipline justices more strictly, transparently
State House Sound Bites: State House Sound Bites: Episode 1

Philadelphia
Inquirer: DeVos pick to head Civil Rights office said she faced discrimination for being white
Inquirer: Pennsylvania primary features appeals court, local contests
Inquirer: Worldview: Foreign policy suffers because Trump spreads fake facts
WHYY Newsworks: PA’s return on pension investments lower than national average
WHYY Newsworks: Tax Day demonstrators across the nation demand Trump release tax returns
KYW Newsradio: Christie commutes sentence of marine convicted on gun charge
KYW Newsradio: North Korea puts on a show for day of the sun

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Despite Trump election excitement, in Bucks and Montgomery counties, many municipal primary races are uncontested
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Wolf and PA state secretary encourage online voter registration for May primary
Delco Times: Eagles’ Rodney McLeod and state Sen. Anthony Williams join forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters to recruit men

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Henry Hillman remembered for intellectual curiosity, moving Pittsburgh into future
Tribune Review: Voter registration deadline looms for primary election
Tribune Review: The Pittsburgh Foundation enjoys post-election surge in donations
Tribune Review: Westmoreland Notables: County coordinator helps crime victims, witnesses navigate justice system
Tribune Review: Protect PT turns to judge in effort to halt fracking in Penn Township
Tribune Review: Greater Latrobe schools look to save $250K with retirements
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County’s short-term workers’ compensation costs to balloon
Tribune Review: Choices abound in New Kensington-Arnold school board election
Tribune Review: Cities and towns in Western Pennsylvania use new tools, increased urgency in battle against blight
Tribune Review: Supervisors consider additional fracking permits
Tribune Review: Shaler Township meeting to discuss drug prevention efforts
Tribune Review: Franklin Park Council president will see challenger in primary race
Post-Gazette: Welch focuses on development, water issues in Pittsburgh mayoral bid
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council wrestles with paying for affordable housing fund
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal boosts minimum wage to cut Medicaid costs
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy head Meg Cheever poised to retire
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh expects to benefit from Hyperloop competition even if it doesn’t win
Post-Gazette: Fitzgerald to drop opposition to extending Mon-Fayette Expressway
Post-Gazette: Henry Hillman | Billionaire financier avoided spotlight but was one of the city’s most generous benefactors
Pittsburgh Business Times: Which counties produced the most shale natural gas in 2016?
Pittsburgh Business Times: US Steel to restart plant following leak earlier in the week
WESA: Are Docs Actually Planning To Prescribe Medical Marijuana? Department Of Health Wants To Know
KDKA: Public Viewing To Be Held Today At Heinz Field For Dan Rooney
KDKA: Protesters Nationwide Call On Trump To Release Tax Returns

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Bullying bills come back in the state House
Beaver County Times: Trio of bills introduced in state House pertaining to children
Observer-Reporter: Pennsylvania primary features appeals court, local contests
Observer-Reporter: Building relationships: 84 Lumber’s installed services add labor to construction materials
Altoona Mirror: Council studying housing ordinance
Altoona Mirror: Gas pipeline work could be near
Altoona Mirror: Proposed bill by Ward focuses on fighting blight
Altoona Mirror: Trump, Eichelberger could reshape health funding
Altoona Mirror: VA offers help on medical choices
Altoona Mirror: Irvin plans concealed carry seminar
Altoona Mirror: Blair DA admits to letter mistake
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Casey town hall: Viewers get chance to talk with senator
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Magisterial hopefuls to speak at Cambria Democratic rally
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO: City Council members challenged to work together to escape room

NEPA
Standard-Speaker: 6 slug it out to be Mountain Top magistrate
Standard-Speaker: Council: Szoke did not steal Webby signs
Pocono Record: Pa. lawmakers to mull community mediation
Pocono Record: Listings drop, prices increase for Monroe County foreclosures
Pocono Record: Cheaper competition makes it tough for state schools
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority-owned railway up and running
The Times Leader: Tax Day rally aims to send message to President Trump
The Times Leader: Luzerne County nomination petition signature problems discussed
Times-Tribune: Monday Update: Scranton objects to lawsuit challenging its taxing structure
Times-Tribune: Ex-cop, controller vie for Dickson City mayor

South Central
Patriot News: Ed Rendell mourns former first dog: ‘I could always count on her’
Patriot News: More than 100 people rally in Harrisburg to demand President Trump release his tax returns
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf to indicted Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Resign so city can move on
Patriot News: A look inside Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor’s residence
Lancaster Online Lancaster County lawmakers call for release of Stack report, independent Office of Inspector General
Lancaster Online: 3rd Democrat emerges in primary for Meehan’s seat
Lancaster Online: Trump budget cuts would hit Lancaster city, county programs, mayor warns

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: New Slate Belt comprehensive plan will involve long-term planning for 10 municipalities
Morning Call: Reminder: Pennsylvania voter registration deadline for May primary is Monday
Morning Call: Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
Morning Call: Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse
Reading Eagle: Today is final day to register to vote in Pennsylvania primary
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Strategic review of higher education must ask right questions
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. builds a campaign war chest

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie mayoral candidates on leadership
Erie Times-News: Erie County executive candidates on the issues: Business
Centre Daily Times: Trump: ‘Who paid for’ rallies seeking release of tax returns
Centre Daily Times: Trump administration may already be breaking its own ethics rules lobbyists

Opinion
Patriot News: The next time someone tells you ‘You’d be great at that – run for office’ listen to them: Sheryl Delozier
Patriot News: We’re fewer in number, but Pa.’s women legislators have been first on many things: Patty Kim
Patriot News: Whoever succeeds Tom Marino – he’s sure to be Republican: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Here’s how the race to replace Rep. Tom Marino could be a referendum on Donald Trump: Tony May
Patriot News: Legislators shouldn’t cave to the NRA and approve this bad gun bill: Shira Goodman and Eric Papenfuse
Delco Times: Editorial: President Trump should explain his policy shift
Delco Times: Editorial: A toast to progress in Pa. alcohol sales rules
Tribune Review:Free tuition’: Illusion, not solution
Tribune Review: Reclassifying marijuana: The right move
Bucks County Courier Times: Williams: a DA without a license
Bucks County Courier Times: A looming disaster for Pennsylvania and education
Lancaster Online: We choose to be optimistic that the governor and Legislature can find common ground on property taxes and pension reform
Inquirer: Democrats have little to show for fight to keep Gorsuch off court
Inquirer: Readers and one state lawmaker react to legislative challenge
Inquirer: Pa. working against towns and cities fighting gun violence
Inquirer: It’s up to us to clean up Philly’s act
Daily News: Trump’s threat to sabotage Obamacare is foolish and cruel
Post-Gazette: Good cops, bad bill: Yes to community policing; no to body-cam freeze
Post-Gazette: A 16 percent outrage: Paying off student debt is hard enough
Reading Eagle: Editorial: State legislation threatens right to know

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