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4/19 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A full breakdown of congressional FEC reports, a look at Trump’s delegates and in-depth study of the fundraising race in PA-8. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Q1: Congressional Breakdown: A look at the top-line fundraising numbers in every congressional district in the commonwealth.

A Look at Trump’s Delegates: The GOP front-runner has begun to assemble a slate.

PA-8: Santarsiero Blasts Naughton in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Dems in the PA-8 contest are in a fierce battle ahead of the April 26th primary.

PA-8: Q1: Naughton vs. Santarsiero Fundraising Breakdown: A deep dive on the final round of the Democratic battle.

PA-9: Shuster-Halvorson Debate Gets Personal: The GOP primary Southern PA has gotten nasty.

PA-Sen: Sestak Touts Inquirer Endorsement in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Senate candidate makes the editorial recommendation the centerpiece of his new commercial.

Muhlenberg College Poll: Trump 38% Kasich 24% Cruz 21%: The New Yorker continues to lead in the Keystone State.

PA-Sen: Philly Dems Back McGinty: The Philadelphia Democratic City Committee endorses Katie McGinty for Senate.

PA-Gov: Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Into Law: Pennsylvania is the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.

Legislative Elections Update

SD-5: State Rep. Kevin Boyle won the support of Mayor Jim Kenney in the Democratic primary.

“Kevin Boyle has a proven record of standing up for Philadelphia and fighting for our families. He’s gone after absentee landlords and pushed to expand access to higher education and universal pre-K,” said Mayor Kenny. “Kevin has been a positive force for the people of Northeast Philadelphia and he’s someone I am proud to endorse and count on to help our city in Harrisburg. I urge you to vote for Kevin Boyle in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for State Senate.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Mayor Jim Kenney, whose 25 year career serving our city has been defined by a commitment to investment in our neighborhoods,” Boyle responded. “We share a passion for ensuring that every child in our city has the right to a quality education from pre-K through college, and ensuring that neighborhoods like the ones we grew up in have the resources they need to flourish. I have known the Mayor for many years from my time working in City Council, and look forward to continuing that relationship as Northeast Philadelphia’s next state Senator.”

The 5th district consists of Northeast Philadelphia.

HD-164: The Philadelphia Building Trades Council endorsed Councilwoman Sekela Coles in the Democratic primary.

“I am proud to have the unanimous endorsement of the Philadelphia Building Trades Council. It is time for the 164th District to have a representative who stands up for fulling funding education and working families,” said Councilwoman Coles. “Having the endorsement and confidence of the Philadelphia Building Trades Council it is clear that I am the only serious candidate in the Democratic primary for the 164th District who will stand up and fight for working families across the SEPA region.”

The 164th district is located in Delaware County.

State House Sound Bites: Report: drilling didn’t strain water supply in Susquehanna River Basin
State House Sound Bites: Pa. Attorney General candidates weigh in on fracking
Capitolwire: After bipartisan agreement, Legislature and Wolf still deeply divided on budget
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf to visit Senator Leach and Rep. Miccarrelli’s districts to thank them for their work on medical marijuana bill

Inquirer: Sanders to rally at Penn State, Clinton in Philly
Inquirer: Fattah not talking about the federal money he’s spending to tell us about himself
Inquirer: Bucks-based battle a highlight of area races for Congress
Inquirer: Kasich to SE Pa. Thursday in primary sprint
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Councilman buys Center City boutique office building
WHYY Newsworks: Race for the 8th Congressional District, part 1: The Republicans, or what’s in a name?
WHYY Newsworks: South Philly family anxiously awaits ruling on Obama immigration orders
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. legalizes medical marijuana, but program rollout could take years
WHYY Newsworks: Philly considers new notification rules befores building demolition
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. might seal minor-offense records after crime-free period

Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown School District would need 3.4% tax hike to balance $59.6M budget
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. delegates and what they mean to presidential nominations
Daily Local News: Candidates in 9th state Senate race square off
Daily Local News: Let the delegate games begin: Pa.’s delegates are crucial for both sides

Post-Gazette: Opponent criticizes state Rep. Jake Wheatley for not representing the ‘full district’
Post-Gazette: Democratic candidates in 46th Legislative District bring varying backgrounds
WESA: Bill Would Seal Minor Offenses After Crime-Free Period
WESA: College Students Could Create Surge In Absentee Voting
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh mayor orders end to assessment appeals filed in ‘16
Tribune Review: Greensburg Salem mulls energy savings program

Observer-Reporter: Daley not endorsing in Mon Valley legislative district race
Beaver County Times: Central Valley School District, support staff reach tentative contract agreement
Beaver County Times: Monday is Tax Day around the country

Times Leader: Sen. John Yudichak honored for work with Children’s Service Center
Times Leader: Luzerne County to push for voluntary payments from tax exempts
Times Leader: Pennsylvania lags behind other states in raising minimum wage
Times-Tribune: Medical marijuana now legal; long path remains to producing pot
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners to hold night meetings

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: These Lancaster County pacifists refuse to pay portions of their taxes in silent protest of war
York Dispatch: Council meeting gets heated as West York purchases new $200,000 facility
York Dispatch: Chasing medical marijuana license in Pa. an expensive process
Carlisle Sentinel: Barletta speaks at opening of first Harrisburg-area Donald Trump campaign office
Patriot-News: Pa. attorney general candidate received $15K donation from convicted felon, report says
Patriot-News: Auditor General DePasquale troubled by York County child welfare agency’s downgraded license
Patriot-News: Judiciary wants to spend $30M for more Harrisburg federal courthouse prep work
Patriot-News: As Gov. Tom Wolf signs ABLE Act into law, families of disabled see brighter future
Lebanon Daily News: Three Republicans vie for vacant 101st House seat

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Is pot an untapped revenue source?
Morning Call: Reports of child abuse skyrocket in Northampton County under new state laws
Express Times: Allentown’s managing director, named in FBI probe, resigns
Reading Eagle: Carly Fiorina to headline the Berks GOP spring dinner

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Hospital for Erie veterans continues multimillion-dollar building projects
Erie Times-News: Census challenge puts Erie population back above 100,000
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Son of immigrants worries about negative mindsets

Carlisle Sentinel: Sanchez: Crime bill haunts Clintons today
Carlisle Sentinel: Polman: Bernie’s biggest con
Patriot-News: Legislature’s $1 million mistake dings public confidence – again
Reading Eagle: Clean Slate Act is a sign of progress on many levels
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: A much more effective North Korea strategy is long overdue
Inquirer: Voters have strong choices for Congress
Inquirer: The new adventures of old Clinton
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Joe Pitts: The advantage of Medicare Advantage
Pottstown Mercury: Gov. Wolf’s plan – Government That Works – needs working government
Tribune Review: Hacked by Iran: A putrid pattern
Post-Gazette: Restarting the terminal: A promising plan for a Strip District landmark

Keystone Crossroads: Democrats stand up for their school districts in opposing Wolf funding plan
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. might seal minor-offense records after crime-free period
Keystone State Education Coalition: End Harrisburg’s school-funding hunger games
PA Budget and Policy Center: Global…and Pennsylvania… fight for $15 still growing
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Dougherty resigns in Allentown
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Nazareth’s culture of corruption
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Harhart launders $10,000 contribution to Mako
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Fed Ed’s Federal campaign fund down to $18,944

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