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4/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Costello and Meehan oppose the MacArthur amendment, and the Pa. Dems push Wagner on Planned Parenthood  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Costello Joins Opposition to MacArthur Amendment: Congressman Ryan Costello announced today that he will not support the MacArthur amendment to the AHCA.

Meehan Comes Out Against MacArthur Amendment: Congressman Pat Meehan has come out against the latest attempt by Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA.

PA Dems Push Wagner on Planned Parenthood: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is making state Senator Scott Wagner’s support of SB 3 and 300 a major part of their messaging against the gubernatorial candidate.

Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Change by SERS of investment return assumption should change pension talk in state Capitol … but it probably won’t.
Capitolwire: Senate committee approves proposal to cut some Planned Parenthood funding.

Inquirer: Democratic candidates for Philly DA discuss police shootings and stop and frisk
Inquirer: City Commissioners target of amended lawsuit
Inquirer: Council launches rooftop solar program for Philly homeowners, businesses
Inquirer: DA candidate John O’Neill gets big labor endorsement
Inquirer: Charter supporters ask SRC for a second chance
Inquirer: Taking stock of life outside of prison during National Reentry Week
Inquirer: Police charge teen who organized group bike ride on Vine Street Expressway
Inquirer: Stop suspending elementary-age pupils, advocates ask Philly schools
Philadelphia Magazine: Report: Judges, Clients Say El-Shabazz Provided Improper Defense
Philadelphia Magazine: SEPTA Will Stop Selling Magnetic-Stripe Transit Passes
Philadelphia Magazine: Teachers Union to Fly Angry Banner Over NFL Draft
Philadelphia Magazine: Is the NFL Draft One Big Bust for Philly Tourism?
Philadelphia Magazine: Dear NFL: Take Your Stupid-Ass Draft and Shove It
Philadelphia Magazine: Labor Unions Endorse Jack O’Neill for Philly DA
WHYY Newsworks: Philly DA candidates spar at NAACP-WHYY debate
WHYY Newsworks: PA Supreme Court says city’s anti-discrimination laws don’t apply to SEPTA
WHYY Newsworks: In third month, Philly’s sweetened-beverage tax generates $7M
WHYY Newsworks: Rep. Brian Sims hits back at online troll by calling grandma
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. releasing names of potential marijuana sellers, but not locations
WHYY Newsworks: Eight unions back Philly DA hopeful O’Neill
Billy Penn: Loophole in PA’s medical marijuana laws could let dispensaries sell the plant
KYW Newsradio: City Councilwoman Trying To Fix Loophole In Dispensary Zoning Rules
KYW Newsradio: Low-Income Philadelphians Graduate Philabundance Culinary Program
KYW Newsradio: Philly Prisons Ramp Up Voter Education For Inmates
KYW Newsradio: Woman Receives Congressional Award For Work Helping Victims Of Sex Trafficking
Philadelphia Business Journal: 7 takeaways from Comcast’s Q1 earnings call
Philadelphia Business Journal: 25 young lawyers on the rise
Philly Voice: Real estate listing for indicted D.A. Seth Williams’ home highlights its ‘new roof’
Philly Voice: Jim Kenney roasts Howard Eskin: ‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping’

Bucks County Courier Times: Plenty of interest in Bensalem school board
Bucks County Courier Times: Two Northampton regions up for grabs in Council Rock school board race
Bucks County Courier Times: Infographic: Council Rock school board primary races
Bucks County Courier Times: State bill slows down Gov. Tom Wolf’s consolidation plan
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Scott Petri lays out what’s on chopping block in state budget
Delco Times: Meehan, Costello pan latest GOP plan to replace Obamacare
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown home ownership incentive launched for school district employees
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove questions 9% hike in its Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center budget share

Tribune Review: PA 6th in number of lead-poisoned children
Tribune Review: Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA
Tribune Review: Giuliani before Cranberry award: Trump gets A+ for first 100 days
Tribune Review: No, wait — Penn Hills School Board did acknowledge its audit
Tribune Review: New Kensington-Arnold gives furlough notices to 33 teachers
Post-Gazette: Pa. lawmakers discuss education issues with Fox Chapel residents
Post-Gazette: Ex-Penn State officials to be sentenced in June over Sandusky
Post-Gazette: Funding for Downtown-Oakland transit plan may be in jeopardy
Post-Gazette: City schools unveil 5-year plan to close achievement gap
Pittsburgh City Paper: U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus seems to be increasing his support for President Donald Trump, but why?

Altoona Mirror: PAC targeting local school board races
Altoona Mirror: Antis Twp. political signs disappearing
Beaver County Times: Chamber event features speaker who was instrumental in luring Shell to Beaver County
Beaver County Times: SWPA legislators back bills easing challenges to anti-gun laws
Beaver County Times: Matzie’s sports betting bill clears committee hurdle
Beaver County Times: Beaver County school nurses pleased with tightening of state immunizations

Standard-Speaker: Councilwoman’s borrowing plan may avoid layoffs
Standard-Speaker: Full-day kindergarten to return next year
Times-Tribune: Scranton resident tells council more street signs needed
Times-Tribune: Throop councilman to resign
Times-Tribune: Congressmen ramp up fundraising ahead of 2018
Times Leader: Twenty-nine properties sold in Luzerne County back-tax auction
Times Leader: Casey’s bill would set standards for reporting of suspected child abuse
Times Leader: Geisinger offers land donation for W-B Area high school

South Central
Patriot News: Big Pa. presence in Oval Office as Trump signs new executive order targeting aluminum imports
Patriot News: Optimism, caution, doom: The intangible impact of Trump’s first 100 days across Pa.’s economy
Patriot News: Trump in Harrisburg: See how much he’s spending at the Farm Show
Patriot News: Ed Marsico defends his office’s handling of criminal case against former Harrisburg mayor
Patriot News: Amtrak stepping ‘up its game’ means more delays at Penn Station
Patriot News: New owner touts Harrisburg incinerator’s bright future
Patriot News: Harrisburg’s ‘house of cards’ was ill-conceived and costly – but no one held accountable
Patriot News: AG blames incinerator money problems on ‘power-hungry mayor willing to ignore the rules’
Patriot News: No new criminal charges on Harrisburg incinerator fiasco: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro
Patriot News: AG’s report on Harrisburg incinerator investigation: Recap
Patriot News: Sentencing date set for former Penn State administrators convicted in Sandusky scandal
Patriot News: Which lawmakers are going or skipping Trump’s Harrisburg rally?
York Daily Record: More than 30 marijuana permit applications in Southcentral Pa.
York Daily Record: RECAP: Meet the candidates for York County judge
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster city will host Governor’s Awards for the Arts for the first time this October
Lancaster Intelligencer: Encampment of pipeline protesters in Lancaster County can continue, Conestoga Twp. zoners rule
Lebanon Daily News: Ace bringing 200+ jobs to Lebanon County
Lebanon Daily News: ‘Jihad Watch’ director, professor bring opposing views to Gettysburg

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Despite public outcry, Easton City Council gives OK to Lafayette for off-campus housing
Morning Call: Allentown’s Five City Center plans includes top concert hall
Morning Call: Allentown mayoral candidate Charlie Thiel announces four-part development plan
Morning Call: Business owner plans to offer affordable space in Allentown for professionals to ‘plug and play’
Reading Eagle: South Philadelphia Democrat hopes to oppose Rep. Pat Meehan
WFMZ: LVPC offers regional industrial development overview
Express Times: Vinart VP named 2018 Heart Ball chair

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Benninghoff to host series of town hall meetings
Centre Daily Times: Auditor general talks marijuana decriminalization in State College
Centre Daily Times: Sentencing date announced for Spanier, Schultz, Curley
Erie Times-News: Erie School District sets boundaries
Erie Times-News: Labor unions back Erie community college

Delco Times: Editorial: Time to tame the redistricting beast
Tribune Review: Trump’s Ex-Im flip-flop
Bucks County Courier Times: Are lawmakers up to the task?
Patriot News: Wolf shakes the money tree in Planned Parenthood defunding fight
Patriot News: The four reasons that Donald Trump is messing up corporate tax reform: Jennifer Rubin
Lancaster Online: Funding to fight Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic must keep flowing
Inquirer: City paid, but police who shot wrong man got off easy
Daily News: It will take years to undo damage from Trump’s 1st 100 days
Daily News: Trump’s immigration moves run roughshod over Constitution
Post-Gazette: Cleaning up PWSA: Overhauling water authority cannot be more vital

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