4/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A look at the turnout on Tuesday, who do the GOP’s unbound delegates support and an upset in HD-200. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

4/27 PoliticsPA Playbook: Election Results Edition: Good morning politicos! PA voted for Hillary and Trump, McGinty won the Senate Democratic nomination and Shapiro prevailed in the battle for the Dem nom in the Attorney General race. All that and so much more is included in our special post-Election edition of the Buzz!

A Look at Voter Turnout in Tuesday’s Primaries: The primary numbers resemble those from the 2014 gubernatorial election.

GOP Unbound Delegate Count: Trump has secured the support of 32 of the 54 delegates so far.

HD-200: Rabb Pulls An Upset Over Cook-Artis: Chris Rabb managed to get a victory over short time incumbent, Tonyelle Cook-Artis.

Statewide
Pennsylvania Watchdog: Pennsylvania schools get a funding formula
StateImpactPA: DEP to expand air quality monitoring for natural gas sites
State House Sound Bites: A Ballot Question’s Perplexing Election Rehearsal

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Fresh from wins, Pa. AG nominees back in ring
Inquirer: Fattah’s fall a decade in the making
CapitolInq: What’s next for John Fetterman
Inquirer: One Pa. Senate race, the other still cloudy
Inquirer: Controller: City mailroom in complete disarray
CapitolInq: 5 takeaways from Pa. Senate primary
WHYY Newsworks: Trump has most of Pa.’s “uncommitted” delegates
WHYY Newsworks: The presidential throwdown over Philly’s soda tax: Does it matter?
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia mourns passing of city’s 1st African American police commissioner

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Santarsiero beats Naughton for Democratic nomination in 8th congressional district
Pottstown Mercury: Trump vows to put “America first” in foreign policy
Bucks Local News: Neshaminy School board announces finalist for superintendent’s job; New Jersey educator Joseph Jones III chosen
Daily Local News: Trump’s tweet about Downingtown causes controversy

Pittsburgh
City Paper: Pennsylvania poll-locating websites riddled with problems on primary election day
City Paper: Trans woman from Allegheny County forced to produce name-change documents to vote in Pennsylvania Primary; ACLU says request was unnecessary
Post-Gazette: Poll: Half of Americans think presidential nominating system ‘rigged’
Post-Gazette: Did Trump energize Allegheny County’s GOP?
Post-Gazette: How they voted elsewhere, county by county
Tribune review: Trump likely to collect more than 50 of Pa.’s 71 delegates

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘No concession’: Halvorson awaits absentee ballots in narrow race against Shuster
Altoona Mirror: Rep. McGinnis eclipses Starr
Altoona Mirror: Sen. Wozniak wins big in primary election
Atloona Mirror: Burns gets 72nd seat Democratic nomination

NEPA
Times Leader: Bob McDonald looks to regai 120th District seat for Democrats; other incumbents will have opposition in November
Times-Tribune: Haggerty knocks Farina out of state rep race
Times-Tribune: People of Lackawanna County share how they voted
Times-Tribune: Peters wins AG race locally, loses big statewide
Times-Tribune: Presidential Primary: How Lackawanna County Voted
Times-Tribune: Voters reject Riverside SD, Carbondale referendums

South Central
York Dispatch: State of the City focuses on raising quality of life
York Dispatch: High primary turnout leads to lines at York County polls
York Dispatch: York County economy still recovering from recession
Patriot-News: Harrisburg council approves tax hike on workers, recovery plan
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor’s nominee to water authority board delayed
LancasterOnline: Primary 2016: Lancaster County voters side with Trump, choose Sanders over Clinton
Lebanon Daily News: Ex-speaker Hastert gets 15 months in prison

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Pottsgrove School Board told zero tax increase is possible
Reading Eagle: Reading School District teachers hold protest
Morning Call: Bethlehem bond rating improves two grades
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane’s lawyers seek dismissal of ‘selective and vindictive prosecution’

North by Northwest
GoErie: Erie County voter turnout 39 percent
GoErie: Erie Mayor Sinnott, treasurer at odds over hiring
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte, county leaders hold town hall meeting

Opinion
Inquirer: Progressives who don’t hate corruption are doing it all wrong
Inquirer: Kasich struggles to counter campaign negativity
Inquirer: Pa. can make more elections matter
Delco Daily Times: Why Joe Sestak lost
Times-Tribune: Is this best way to pick president?
Times-Tribune: Court helps to draw line
Times-Tribune: State stays relevant; who knew?
Patriot-News: Who won & lost in Tuesday’s Acela primary?

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: The presidential throw-down over Philly’s proposed soda tax: Does it matter?
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. law giving extra time to arrest public officials critical at latest Harrisburg corruption hearing
2 Political Junkies: Senator Pat Toomey’s In Deep Doo-Doo
Commonwealth Foundation: Making the Most of New Funding Formula
Citified: The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers
Citified: Only One Philly Ward Liked Both Obama and Bernie
Citified: The End of an Era: Looking Back on Fattah’s Long, Checkered Career
Citified: Voters Abolish Traffic Court, Approve Commission on African-American Males

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