4/21 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Kasich fundraises for Fitzpatrick, first quarter congressional finance reports are in, and Sabato gives Wolf the early advantage.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Kasich Fundraises for Fitzpatrick: Ohio Governor John Kasich is helping fundraise for fellow anti-Trump Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick in an email to supporters.

First Quarter Reports: Fitzpatrick Top Congressional Fundraiser: First Quarter Reports: Fitzpatrick Top Congressional Fundraiser

First Quarter Reports: Meehan Leads All Congressmen in Cash on Hand: First quarter financial reports have been filed with the FEC, so we are breaking down the Congressional Delegation’s cash on hand.

Sabato Ranks PA Governor Race Leans Democrat: Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball ratings for 2018 for Governor races puts Governor Tom Wolf in the driver’s seat.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Capitolwire’s Weekly Wrap for the week of April 17, 2017.  
Capitolwire: The Capitolwire Procurement Beat for April 21, 2017.  
State House Sound Bites: House takes another crack at charter schools
StateImpact: Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 pipeline leaked ethane and propane in Berks County, records show
StateImpact: Bill targets legal challenge to coal mining in state park

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Pennsylvania is the largest of nine states to not comply with federal Real ID law for driver’s licenses
Inquirer: Philly schools to add teachers, save against federal cuts with new city money
Inquirer: Planned Parenthood funds safe in PA and NJ for now
Inquirer: Controversial moratorium on electric vehicle permits becomes law without Kenney’s signature
Inquirer: SRC to hear from the public on its $2.9 billion budget – but only some of the public
WHYY Newsworks: Two press conferences, two different visions of Atlantic City takeover
WHYY Newsworks: N.J. health officials continue youth outreach campaign to prevent STDs
WHYY Newsworks: Teamsters, Keel cited for failing to report lobbying
Philadelphia Tribune: Political Roundup: Gov. Wolf moves to prevent sexual assault in schools

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster supervisors not just blowing smoke on possible tobacco ban
Bucks County Courier Times: Hookah bars now legal in restricted Bristol Township area, as intended solution to noise
The Intelligencer: At Warminster event, Gov. Wolf calls proposals to restrict access to Planned Parenthood an ‘assault’
Pottstown Mercury: Gov. Wolf extols Hill School partnership with Pottstown
Delco Times: RTM residents skeptical of Sunoco’s pipeline safety plans

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Duquesne University student who tried to burn flag near Trump supporters takes plea deal
Tribune Review: Legal weed growing into big business
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh celebrates the life of Henry Hillman
Tribune Review: As lead cleanup lags in Allegheny County, poisoned children at risk
Tribune Review: AI-powered cybersecurity bot from Pittsburgh firm lands at Smithsonian
Tribune Review: UPMC hospital plan for South Fayette on hold pending economic study
Tribune Review: Aspinwall ‘boil water’ advisory extended to Friday afternoon
Tribune Review: Cal U students, faculty gather during March for Science
Tribune Review: Penn Township approves natural gas drilling despite protest
Tribune Review: Sewickley Twp. moves to regulate medical marijuana businesses
Tribune Review: GetGo revives plan to sell beer, wine in Penn Hills
Post-Gazette: ‘Always talking about the next innovation,’ Henry Hillman gave for the people — not for himself
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County’s hike on tax liens has some taxing bodies griping
Post-Gazette: Nice surprise: No tax increase in Mt. Lebanon after all
Post-Gazette: Norwin school board asked not to cut classes, raise fees
Post-Gazette: Monroeville updating home rule charter
Post-Gazette: McKeesport council approves new zoning ordinance
Post-Gazette: Pitt study provides new understanding of HIV infections
Post-Gazette: 3 Pa. friars want judge to dismiss sex abuse case involving teacher
Pittsburgh Business Times: SLIDESHOW: See who from Pennsylvania donated to Trump inauguration
Pittsburgh Business Times: US Steel, United Steelworkers praise investigation into Chinese steel
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto executive order implements ‘Rooney rule’ in city hiring
WESA: Senate Committee Advances Bill To Allow Guns In School
WESA: House GOP Sets Up Push For Liquor Privatization
WESA: Wolf Says He’ll Sign $15M Fix For PA’s Unemployment Compensation Program
KDKA: Pa. Senator Introduces Bill That Would Arm Teachers
KDKA: List: 2017 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Pittsburgh

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Saccone’s bill to change poll-watching law passes committee
Beaver County Times: Border tax opponents say it will decimate Pennsylvania businesses
Beaver County Times: Winning bid submitted for former Allencrest property
Observer-Reporter: Commissioners support Mon-Fayette expressway expansion
Observer-Reporter: Alcoa moving headquarters from New York back to Pittsburgh
Observer-Reporter: Congressman Murphy a no-show for South Hills town hall
Observer-Reporter: Environmentalists concerned Senate bill could undermine Ryerson waterways
Altoona Mirror: Pa. House expands addiction measures
Altoona Mirror: Amtran ridership goes down in recent months
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Republicans aiming to arm school employees
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Business owners air concerns about proposed tax

NEPA
The Times Leader: Twelve Luzerne County Council candidates present views during forum
The Times Leader: Crestwood OKs borrowing $4.5 million for renovations, moves commencement
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre city council backs long-term debt restructuring and Solomon Creek wall project
The Times Leader: LCTA to receive a natural gas fueling station by 2021
The Times Leader: Commonwealth Court makes historic stop in Luzerne County
The Times Leader: Ridership record in March at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Times-Tribune: Wife of slain trooper offers emotional testimony in death penalty phase of Frein trial
Times-Tribune: Cartwright: Subpoena Trump’s tax returns
Times-Tribune: Scranton auction fails to sell school properties
Pocono Record: Never-ending grief

South Central
Patriot News: Pa.’s high overdose rate gets it one of the biggest U.S. grants to fight opioids
Patriot News: ‘Recipe for disaster’: Pa. auditor general slams financial negligence at York schools
Patriot News:It is at a minimum negligence’: Pa. Auditor General releases critical report on City of York School District
Lancaster Online: Teachers could have guns at school under state bill, Lancaster senators voice support
Lancaster Online: Lancaster mayoral candidates talk leadership in on-air debate at Radio Centro
Lancaster Online: For Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, speaking in Lancaster, TV cameras are out, dogs are in

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown School Board shoots down district’s plan to move kindergarten students
Morning Call: Allentown mayoral candidate Charlie Thiel says he’ll fix ethics board, increase transparency
Morning Call: Pa. donors give $1.8 million to Trump inaugural festivities
Reading Eagle: Wolf, in Pottstown, discusses business investment, borough-Hill School relationship
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania to get $26.5 million to fight opioid addiction
Reading Eagle: In Reading, Bob Casey Jr. calls for investing in bridges and roads (VIDEO)
Reading Eagle: Superior Court candidates address crowd in Leesport

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Utah’s Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress
Centre Daily Times: FCC vote could hurt rural consumers, says Mignon Clyburn
Centre Daily Times: Arkansas prepares to carry out first execution since 2005
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania primary features appeals court, local contests
Erie Times-News: Nuclear plant owners expand search for financial rescue to PA other states
Clearfield Progress: Wolf announces opening of first of 29 Compressed Natural Gas fueling stations

Opinion
Bucks County Courier Times: State drags its feet on Real ID law
Tribune Review: ‘Rights’ in perspective: Enforcing immigration law
Delco Times: Editorial: Drawing the line in Springfield
Patriot News: Here’s why I’ll be marching for science on Saturday: Emilee Shine
Inquirer: Republicans should take the lead to stop illegal gun sales
Daily News: You know what Berkeley needs? A Free Speech Movement
Reading Eagle: Editorial: It’s time for a modest boost in minimum wage

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