4/3 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Shapiro puts conservatism and Trumpism tensions in focus, Turzai opens the door for a bid for Governor, and the Ups and Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PLC Showcases Uneasy Alliance Between Trumpism and Conservatives: The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference put the tensions between the Trump movement and movement conservatives into focus.

Sunday Show Preview: April 2nd, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Pennsylvania Leadership Conference Preview: The Conference will feature lots of celebrating by conservatives for their wins in 2016, but will also highlight the growing tensions between the Trump movement, and movement conservatives.

Turzai Opens Door for Gov Bid: State House Speaker Mike Turzai is laying the groundwork for a possible run for Governor in 2018.

3/31 Ups & Downs: A Congressman makes headlines all week, a candidate considers tossing his hat into the ring, and a new show for a longtime Pennsylvania reporter. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Statewide
Capitolwire: PA Treasury reviewing its authority to expend public money should another budget impasse occur.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire’s Weekly Wrap for the week of March 27, 2017.
State House Sound Bites: Turzai for governor? Per House Speaker’s strategist, very possible.
StateImpact: Judge cancels jury award to Dimock families; orders new trial

Philadelphia
City & State: US Senate vote throws PA private-sector retirement plans into chaos
Philadelphia Tribune: PHA breaks ground on Strawberry Mansion apartments
Philadelphia Tribune: Toomey says he’d back Senate rule change to confirm Gorsuch
Inquirer: Will McCord’s testimony sink other corruption cases?
Inquirer: Lawyer: Seth Williams plans to stay in office, despite law license suspension
Inquirer: New cellphone policy begins Monday at Philly’s Criminal Justice Center
Inquirer: Evans hosts amicable town-hall meeting
Inquirer: Council probes $4 billion city budget, rejects hearing on its own budget
Inquirer: How Harrisburg (probably illegally) mishandles road and bridge funds
Inquirer: If benefactor tried to buy leniency, Seth Williams failed to deliver
Inquirer: Dwight Evans went from Harrisburg to D.C., but seeks to thrive in the GOP’s House
Inquirer: FBI corruption probe in Pennsylvania had more in its sights
Inquirer: Is the Trump thrill gone in Potter County?

SEPA
Delco Times: Wolf hails Penn Terminals growth, sees more ahead
Delco Times: Bit by bit, Trump methodically undoing Obama policies
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville residents come together to support undocumented neighbors
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. Lt. Gov. Stack pushes for 2nd chance for offenders
Bucks County Courier Times: Senate bill would force six votes for school district property tax hike
Bucks County Courier Times: Former radical Islamist spreads message of peace in Doylestown Township

Pittsburgh
KDKA: VW To Pay More Than $157M To Settle Emissions Claims By 10 States
Tribune Review: ‘To-go’ liquor proposal might get another shot
Tribune Review: VP Pence set to speak at Grove City commencement
Tribune Review: Failure to strike down Obamacare may haunt GOP in mid-terms
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh City Councilwoman calls for federal investigation of PWSA
Tribune Review: As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans
Post-Gazette: PWSA will need billions for infrastructure needs, new water lines, mayor warns
Post-Gazette: Democrats looking to challenge solidly GOP seats
Post-Gazette: Pa. Game Commission OKs semiautomatic rifles for small game

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Bill to end ‘ghost teaching’ passes key state Senate committee
Beaver County Times: Toomey says Gorsuch opponents ‘believe that the law doesn’t really matter’
Beaver County Times: Republican state senators offer bills to protect abuse victims
Altoona Mirror: Donley seeking re-election to AASD board
Altoona Mirror: Reese pursuing first elected position
Altoona Mirror: Auto repair owner wants to fix AASD

NEPA
Times Tribune: Financial firm may examine growing Scranton school deficit
Times Tribune: Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee
Times Tribune: Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline
Citizens Voice: Events planned for National County Government Month
Standard Speaker: City officials are hopeful block grants will be spared

South Central
Patriot News: Pa. auditor general, treasurer schedule free town-hall meeting on health care
Patriot News: Video: CNN’s Jeffery Lord at the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference
Patriot News: U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta opposes Trump on health care: Video from Pa. Leadership Conference
Patriot News: Harrisburg school board candidate continues fight to knock opponent off ballot
Patriot News: Two candidates with felony convictions in Harrisburg school board race despite DA’s warning
Carlisle Sentinel: Event to provide hope in addiction recovery
Carlisle Sentinel: Town Halls: Meetings sometimes a rare opportunity
Carlisle Sentinel: Town Halls: How to reach a legislator
Carlisle Sentinel: Town Halls: Organizations report more people getting involved in politics
Carlisle Sentinel: Town Halls: Audience and options grow
York Daily Record: Pa. county: Washington ‘trying to bully us’ on immigration
York Daily Record: Freedom Twp. moves casino meeting location
York Daily Record: Pa. Republicans help overturn online privacy rules
York Dispatch: Toomey tours BAE Systems’ York facility
Lancaster Intelligencer: Freshman Congressman Smucker introduces first bill in Congress
WHTM: Conservatives discuss a number of issues at Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania steelworkers hope Trump’s policies will forge a rebirth in their towns
Morning Call: PA lawmakers consider bill to resurrect mandatory minimum sentences in drug cases
Morning Call: Trump budget could mean less legal help for poor
Morning Call: Allentown announces proposed point system to punish nuisance businesses
Morning Call: Allentown announces new assistance for immigrants
Morning Call: Benjamin Howells, former Allentown councilman, dies at age 86
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Charlie Dent pushes bill to curb spread of synthetic drugs
Reading Eagle: Berks Democratic Women organize forum on role of women in politics
Reading Eagle: Candidate for Berks district judge says borough council experience prepares him for bench
Reading Eagle: Adamstown council introduced to new social group
WFMZ: Boscola announces $346,000 in grant funds for local projects
WFMZ: Residents raise a stink over sludge plant proposal
Express Times: Pa. bill named after Palmer woman killed by ice chunk getting vote
Express Times: Charlie Dent talks Russia, Trump budget in sometimes raucous town hall

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Wolf’s office, PSP release conflicting plans about barracks consolidation
Centre Daily Times: Judge recertified for service under state’s judicial system
Williamsport Sun Gazette: City Council approves upping line of credit
Williamsport Sun Gazette: ‘An amazing asset’: State secretary addresses future, obstacles of agriculture
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Semiautomatic rifles now OK to use for hunting small game, furbearers

Opinion
Patriot News: Republicans are right on healthcare – they need a better product: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: What the debate over healthcare and the ‘placebo effect’ have in common: Tony May
Patriot News: Take a look at my plan to fix Medicaid for Pa: Scott Martin
Patriot News: There’s no good reason for lawmakers to uncork these bad booze bills: Wendell Young IV
Patriot News: Tired of the corruption in Pa. politics? It’s up to you to make the change: Editorial
Tribune Review: Keystone XL pipeline: Progress at last
Bucks County Courier Times: Money from the state that schools can’t use
Delco Times: Editorial: Dems, GOP still need to work on health-care fix
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Trump keeps blowing smoke on immigration
Inquirer: Satullo: Citizens starting to see dangers of gerrymandering
Inquirer: Smerconish: Gerrymandering scheme behind GOP’s election wins

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