4/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Vodvarka is back on the ballot, we breakdown Fitzpatrick’s FEC report and we ask our readers who’ll win the PA-Sen Democratic primary. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: Who Will Win the PA-Sen Dem Debate?: We ask our readers who’ll win the Fetterman/McGinty/Sestak contest.

PA-Sen: Vodvarka Placed Back on Ballot to Sestak’s Chagrin: The long-shot Democratic hopeful won his appeal to the PA Supreme Court today.

PA-8: Q1: Brian Fitzpatrick Fundraising Breakdown: An in-depth look at Fitzpatrick’s first FEC report.

Speaker Turzai, House GOP Leadership Endorse Rafferty: The Republican Attorney General candidate secured the support of the leaders in the State House.

PA-9: NRA Endorses Shuster: Congressman Shuster gets the gun group’s help as he faces a primary challenge from Art Halvorson.

Reader Poll: Evans To Be Dem Nominee in PA-2: Our readers believe Dwight Evans will defeat Rep. Chaka Fattah.

State House Sound Bites: Medical marijuana plan’s fleeting afterglow
PA Independent: Philly ghost teachers making 1.5 million this year
StateImpactPA: Federal appeals court hears arguments over LNG exports
StateImpactPA: States should put fracking money in trust funds, a new report says
Capitolwire:Judge weighs removing referendum on judicial retirement age

Inquirer: In Nittany Lion territory, a young crowd roars for ‘Berie! Benie!’
Inquirer: Survey: Pa. drivers pay nation’s highest gas taxes
Heard in the Hall: City council holding hearings on heroin and opioid abuse
The Big Tent: Hillary to discuss gun violence in Phila.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Donkey statues coming to Center city courtesy of DNC host committee
WHYY Newsworks: Green sues to regain SRC chairmanship
WHYY Newsworks: Ted Cruz watches N.Y. returns in Philadelphia, focusing on Pennsylvania primary

Bucks County Courier Times: Cruz, Clinton and Kasich plan stops in Philadelphia area this week
Bucks County Courier Times: More super PACs join spending in Pennsylvania Senate race
Bucks County Courier Times: Court orders US Senate candidate back on Pennsylvania ballot
Delco Daily Times: GOP presses Wolf on education funding priorities

WTAE: Ben & Jerry’s to serve ice cream, campaign for Sanders in Pittsburgh
WTAE: Zappala to return $15K donation from Scranton businessman
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Says Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Mean Full Legalization
Tribune Review: In Pittsburgh Stop, Kasich emphasizes electability in November
Tribune Review: Zappala gives third of donations to own Pennsylvania attorney general campaign
Tribune Review: Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary in Pittsburgh Wednesday
Post-Gazette: Attorney general race: Shapiro attack ad hits Zappala on 2007 case

Beaver County Times: Rossi denies Nichols accusation that he’s a Christiana plant in Democratic primary
Beaver County Times: Washington County legislator proposes subcommittee on drug abuse
Beaver County Times: Lawrence County Commissioner Vogler endorses Bernstine in 10th Legislative District race
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Trump’s ‘unique brand’ resonates in Johnstown and similar communities, but can he win?

Times Leader: Two Northampton County residents seek to unseat Rep. Matt Cartwright in 17th district
Times Leader: Sen. Baker, Gov. Wolf dispute scheduling of bill signing
Standard Speaker: 17th District hopefuls trade barbs in TV debate
Standard Speaker: County manager search narrowed to 3 candidates
News Item: Kulpmont council approves actions

South Central
Patriot-News: Former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson launches ministry
Patriot-News: Harrisburg council dismayed by ‘competition’ for water authority seat
Patriot-News: Kasich in Pittsburgh: Delegates, frustration & a fish sandwich
York Daily Record: York Building Products pleads in campaign finance case
York Dispatch: Regan, Ritchie trade jabs in senate race debate
York Dispatch: GOP candidates for 92nd House seat debate issues
Lancaster Intelligencer: Ted Cruz coming to Hershey on Wednesday with Carly Fiorina

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: The battle against Zika is on in the Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Coplay police earn raises in three-year contract
Reading Eagle: Vodvarka back on Democratic ballot for Senate
WFMZ: Ted Cruz visits Philadelphia with Pa. primary a week away
Express Times: Pay raise for freeholders? They’re considering it

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Cruz can forget a first-ballot win as Trump soars
Erie Times-News: Erie Planning Commission endorses city’s comprehensive plan
Erie Times-News: Wentling, Hanson unopposed for 17th District nominations
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Preliminary budget shows tax hike in Muncy

Tribune Review: Ban aluminum imports? It will backfire
Tribune Review: Borderline deception
Post-Gazette: Giving CARE: A sensible bill to help reduce hospital readmissions
Delco Daily Times: The way government is supposed to work
Bucks County Courier Times: A clear choice for Congress
Inquirer: Wrong way to offer help to minority business owners
Inquirer: Clinton urges strong fight against systemic racism
Erie Times-News: Cuneo: Schember, Merski headed for mayoral showdown
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: School districts get their state budget numbers – sort of
Patriot-News: For Democrats looking for a change in the U.S. Senate, John Fetterman is their best choice
Patriot-News: Joe Sestak: I’ve got your six, Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Katie McGinty: I’ll be a voice for the working family in Washington
Lancaster Intelligencer: Transparency is key when undergoing major construction project

Citified: Is Philly doing enough to save cardiac arrest victims?
Citified: Why Philly should expand the property tax abatement
Keystone Crossroads: South Philly family anxiously awaits ruling on Obama immigration orders
Keystone State Education Coalition: Who’s supporting Pa school funding lawsuit
2 Political Junkies: Sarah Palin vs. Bill Nye: Who’s the Scientist?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Updated: Dougherty resigns in Allentown
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Woodman, Scavello funding Miller
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: State Reps. Emrick and Hahn need more transparency

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  1. Everyone who wants to make $67. An hour should contact “Jessica” with their personal info so that Zappala can penetrate our digital veneer and sue. Not likely anyway because then we get discovery and can ask personal questions. I’d like that.

  2. Ha! Junior Zappala returns Lou DeNaples campaign “contribution” because he didn’t know that Lou was a convicted mobster. In the Zappala mob, things must be so secret that gangsters don’t even tell themselves what is going on. Daddy Zappala used his “influence” on the Pa. Supreme Court to insure that DeNaples conviction and mob associations would be overlooked and his denied application by the Pa. Gaming Board would be granted so that he could go and learn the casino business in the Poconos. The contribution was really just another payoff for the fix set up in Pittsburgh’s Union Grille among Daddy Z., Cappy and Castille. But now, Tarzan don’t know where Tarzan go.I read it in the P.G. So it must be true.

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