4/24 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The unemployment rate declines, the PA Dems push Wagner on the minimum wage, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Sunday Show Preview: April 23rd, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Pa. Unemployment Continues to Decline: The March unemployment numbers released today show the unemployment rate continuing to drop, now at 4.8%.

PA Dems Hit Wagner on Minimum Wage: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party released a web video hitting Gubernatorial candidate state Senator Scott Wagner over his opposition to raising the minimum wage.

4/21 Ups & Downs: Moulton out-fundraises all his opponents, Meehan raises money but also challengers, Williams’ troubles continue to mount, and UC employees can get back to work. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Statewide
Capitolwire: Wolf pulls Stack security detail, Lt. Gov. ‘concurs’ with decision.
State House Sound Bites: Early differences emerge between House, Senate GOP on revenues
State House Sound Bites: State House Sound Bites: Episode 3
State House Sound Bites: After staff controversy, Stack’s losing his security
StateImpact: Philadelphia protesters accuse Trump administration of anti-science bias
StateImpact: Scientists who feel under attack, to march for political clout
StateImpact: State wants more oversight of gas industry hiring of women, minorities

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly’s GOP chairman steps down as a battle brews to replace him
Inquirer: Death, rapes, and broken bones at Philly’s only residential treatment center for troubled youth
Inquirer: Justice Dept. to Philly: Cooperate with us or lose grant money
Inquirer: DOJ wants proof of immigration compliance from Philly, other sanctuary cities
Inquirer: Philly Startup Leaders names a new president
Inquirer: Holocaust Remembrance Day touches on past and present
Inquirer: Arrests after Philly police raid pot party: ‘Marijuana is still illegal’
Philadelphia Magazine: I Was at N.A. Poe’s Pot Party Saturday Night Right Before It Got Raided
Philadelphia Magazine: We Want Answers: Jake Tapper
Philadelphia Magazine: The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Philly Marched for Science
Philadelphia Magazine: The Electric-Car Parking Debate Is About Power — but Not the Kind You Think
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia protesters accuse Trump administration of anti-science bias
WHYY Newsworks: Trump says he’ll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
Billy Penn: Check, please: Philly restaurants want City Council’s attention
Philadelphia Weekly: Power-broker coalition may split endorsement in Philly DA’s race
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania Governor Strips Lieutenant Gov. Of Security
KYW Newsradio: Two Ways Philly Judicial Candidate Hopes His Run For Office Is A Game Changer
KYW Newsradio: City Council Holds Hearing On ‘Smart Parking’ Technology
Philadelphia Business Journal: EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Bob Casey on Obamacare, Dodd-Frank and what he commends Trump on
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania unemployment rate down to lowest in nine years
Philly Voice: Marijuana arrests should be litmus test in the Philly DA race
Philly Voice: Activists knock on Main Line doors seeking ‘community reparations’ for poor

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: March for Science draws big crowd in Doylestown
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick, Boyle oppose plan to charge service members a fee for GI Bill benefits
Bucks County Courier Times: PA Supreme Court OKs closure of Perkasie, Lower Southampton district courts
Delco Times: Meehan has a mint in his campaign war chest
Delco Times: Auditors give good marks to Ridley Park finances
Pottstown Mercury: Area Congressmen part of bipartisan fight against climate change

Pittsburgh
WPXI: March for Science draws thousands of people to Oakland
Tribune Review: Penn Hills school board member resigns, faces possession charges
Tribune Review: Debate over urban farming surfaces in Alle-Kiski Valley
Tribune Review: Medical pot advocates converge at Pittsburgh conference
Post-Gazette: Port Authority to upgrade East Liberty bridge, Mt. Lebanon tunnel this summer
Post-Gazette: Trump to speak next Saturday in Harrisburg rally
Post-Gazette: Satler grilled at Democratic club’s meeting to endorse sheriff candidate

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Survey says: Revenues to rise
Altoona Mirror: Kaneshiki creates stir in board election
Altoona Mirror: Eichelberger advances bill to arm teachers
Beaver County Times: State Senate bills address civil statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases, lead testing in schools

NEPA
Citizen’s Voice: Toomey will move NEPA office to W-B
Standard-Speaker: House moving on blight foreclosure bill
Times-Tribune: Contested races for council, mayor on ballot in Throop
Times-Tribune: Six Democrats seek Scranton council nominations
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council to discuss sale of more tax-delinquent properties
Times Leader: Need for some 20 layoffs in City of Hazleton a matter of debate

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Guilty verdict, arguments for, against death penalty: A look back at Week 3 of Eric Frein trial
Harrisburg Patriot News: How will Harrisburg become safer? Mayoral candidates share their ideas
Harrisburg Patriot News: Public forum to focus on preserving Cumberland County’s rural landscape
Harrisburg Patriot News: Why is President Trump coming to Harrisburg on his 100th day in office?
Harrisburg Patriot News: What we learned at Pa. medical marijuana conference
Carlisle Sentinel: Landis settles into role as Carlisle Police chief
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery
York Dispatch: DA’s race highlights drug task force schism
York Dispatch: Oped: City police chief: Leaders failed at ‘pivotal time’
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster city Democratic mayoral debate set for May 4 at The Ware Center
Lancaster Intelligencer: Plans advance for $17.8M senior housing project on Long Home site in west Lancaster
Lebanon Daily News: Watch: Mystery company bringing jobs to Lebanon County

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Lt. Gov. Stack’s missteps could trip up Wolf
Reading Eagle: David Mowery: Opioid crisis is stumping even the experts
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities face another review
Morning Call: Poll: Allentown residents positive about the city but concerned about crime, schools
Morning Call: Ex-congressional aide faces sentencing in sex assault
Morning Call: Bethlehem rally supports national March for Science campaign
Morning Call: Politics as Usual: Bill would cut penalty for marijuana possession
Morning Call: Trump to rally in Pennsylvania next week
Morning Call: Easton’s Hugh Moore Park gets $850k upgrade

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Thompson encourages local fire departments to apply for grant
Centre Daily Times: Local schools work to help curb student drug use
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper to host prayer breakfast for Erie County faith communities
Erie Times-News: Students promise ‘pointed questions’ at Erie mayoral debate
Erie Times-News: No Erie TV stations sold in FCC spectrum auction
Erie Times-News: State funds requested to support Erie Refocused

Opinion
Inquirer: For Philly’s voter fraud reputation, more poll watchers may be the cure
Tribune Review: VA credibility online: Assessing access
Tribune Review: Marino & marijuana: ‘Madness’ a la USSR
Altoona Mirror: State should cut voting age down to 17
Bucks County Courier Times: News awakening shakes up newsrooms, the public
Bucks County Courier Times: Another View: ‘Demand facts; support real news’
Delco Times: Editorial: Stand with newspapers, ‘Demand Facts’
Erie Times-News: Kevin Cuneo: In gym or politics, Brabender had style all his own
Patriot News: Trump’s first 100 days weren’t all bad – despite what you’ve read: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Trump’s 100-day problem – he thinks he’s Jean-Luc Picard: Tony May
Patriot News: Lawmakers, Wolf need to make sure rural students aren’t left behind: Editorial
Lancaster Online: Lawmakers: Bid farewell to the bill that would allow teachers to bear arms on school property
Inquirer: Democrats should heed Rendell’s plea for reform
Inquirer: Rhynhart would bring a different perspective to controller’s job
Inquirer: Mike Stack’s ‘House of Cards’
Inquirer: What the soda tax has done to a 210-year-old black cherry elixir
Daily News: Biggest threat to ‘law-and-order’? Our delusional attorney general
Post-Gazette: Growing wealth in the Commonwealth

One Response

  1. Trump is afraid to face the media, so he’s hiding out in the Farm Show barn with his poorly educated base, clutching their guns and bibles (NRA manifestos).

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