4/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14PA Dems message against Mango, and Uber gets its fine reduced.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA Dems Target Mango on Planned Parenthood Funding: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is pushing its first messaging about Paul Mango on Planned Parenthood, trying to get him on the record in the run up to the primary.

Inquirer: Uber pays $3.5M fine to settle fight with Pa. taxi regulators: Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a complaint with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, a fraction of the amount the ride-sharing company had initially been fined.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Capitolwire’s Weekly Wrap for the week of April 2, 2017.
Capitolwire: The Capitolwire Procurement Beat for April 7, 2017.
State House Sound Bites: IFO report says Wolf’s revenue estimates are “reasonable”
State House Sound Bites: State treasurer making plans for budget impasse–just in case

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philadelphia’s air among smoggiest in northeast U.S, says study
Inquirer: What Pa. and N.J. members of Congress are saying about Syrian air strike
Inquirer: Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com Guild members approve new contract
Inquirer: Republicans and Green Party to judge: Hold a new 197th District election
City & State: Sources: Philly GOP Chair in line for HUD regional directorship
City & State: Philly City Council moves to require “fact sheets” for new development

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks commissioners: More scrutiny on PennEast pipeline alternate route
Bucks County Courier Times: Delaware Valley University inaugurates first female president in its history
Bucks County Courier Times: Schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties struggle with issue of transgender student rights
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks corrections director leaves position
Delco Times: Natural gas facility on riverfront sparks concerns
Delco Times: Swarthmore neighbors cry foul over parking at HEADstrong house
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County commissioners honor civil servants
Pottstown Mercury: Legoland Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting set to open April 6

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Time running short for hearing on Pittsburgh’s campaign finance rules
Tribune Review: Highmark, UPMC Health Plan warn customers of EpiPen recall
Tribune Review: Toomey holds virtual town hall Thursday, but may seek in-person event
Tribune Review: Philadelphia airport baggage handlers, sky caps unionize
Post-Gazette: U.S. attacks Syrian air base with about 60 missiles
Post-Gazette: Amendments to state sex-abuse bill could kill it, some legislators fear
Post-Gazette: Penn State board leadership asks Lord to resign immediately
Post-Gazette: PUC approves $3.5 million settlement with Uber over 2014 violations

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Nursing home owner: It’s Beaver County that owes money in 2014 Friendship Ridge deal
Altoona Mirror: No fireworks at candidates event

NEPA
Times Leader: US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles
Standard Speaker: Wolf announces road projects

South Central
Patriot News: Penn State trustee chair calls for Al Lord’s resignation over Sandusky victim comments
Patriot News: Penn State’s costs in the Jerry Sandusky scandal have hit $220 million; where’d the money go?
Patriot News: Harrisburg pushes forward with comprehensive plan after $200K contract collapses
Patriot News: Hours after Senate’s ‘nuclear’ drama, Toomey defends GOP maneuver in ‘tele town hall’
Patriot News: Uber, Pennsylvania reach settlement over company’s unlicensed operations
Patriot News: Cumberland County memorial walk Saturday to mark anniversary of officer’s murder
Carlisle Sentinel: Dauphin County officials hope EPA grants stir redevelopment
Carlisle Sentinel: Crowd rallies to keep state drug and alcohol programs
York Daily Record: Pa. state colleges among most expensive in nation for residents
York Daily Record: Your Columbia Gas bill could be going up
York Daily Record: Sen. Scott Wagner vows to stop ‘the wolf,’ stresses need for leadership at Lincoln Day Dinner
York Daily Record: Unilife lays off 51, considers bankruptcy
York Dispatch: Petition against Spring Garden Twp. municipal complex grows
York Dispatch: House passes mandatory minimums bill
York Dispatch: Rep. Perry talks health care, Freedom Caucus and more
York Dispatch: Pa. Education Department introduces Equity and Inclusion Toolkit after incidents
Lancaster Intelligencer: Marriott hotel addition now to cost $39.4M, with $9M from CRIZ
Lancaster Intelligencer: East Lampeter Township residents given OK to pay taxes after issues with local tax collector
Lancaster Intelligencer: Penn Manor school board approves 4-year contract that raises teachers’ salaries about 3 percent annually
Lancaster Intelligencer: Talk at Franklin & Marshall by editor behind ‘Muhammad cartoons’ sparks outrage from Muslim students
Lancaster Intelligencer: Town hall meeting on health care in Lancaster County draws about 60
Lancaster Intelligencer: Despite concerns, state board lets Millersville University continue per-credit tuition system
Lancaster Intelligencer: Progressive groups to host Lancaster mayoral forum Friday
Lebanon Daily News: 12 years in, Tom Houtz wants another term in Jackson Twp.

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton planners reject Lafayette’s dorm plan, one member says idea is ‘tearing at soul’ of College Hill
Morning Call: How Air Products came to call the Lehigh Valley home
Morning Call: Lafayette College’s temporary dorm wins OK from Easton planners
Morning Call: Proposed cell tower in South Whitehall raises concerns
Morning Call: Da Vinci Center tries to assure Norco Council on Easton project’s future
Morning Call: Easton Area whittles anticipated tax hike a bit
Morning Call: Allentown arena authority throws a lifeline to Americus, Holiday Inn projects
Morning Call: Miller-Keystone Blood center honors local leaders, and other company news
Morning Call: Allentown takes a bath on pool contract as overages near $1 million
Morning Call: Where do PA’s senators stand on the Senate’s SCOTUS showdown?
Reading Eagle: Officials unveil plans for velodrome in Reading
Reading Eagle: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. seeks answers on Laureldale cleanup
Reading Eagle: Reading 120 bike race may happen this year, Berks commissioner says
Reading Eagle: Abraham J. Cepeda, an attorney, seeking spot as district judge in Reading
Reading Eagle: Ann Sheehan, active in the community for years, seeking seat on school board in Reading
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello to hold town hall meeting in West Chester
Reading Eagle: Berks County farmers may be eligible for assistance because of last year’s drought

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State board leaders say trustee should ‘step down immediately’ after Sandusky victim comments
Centre Daily Times: State police, officials address public about barracks consolidation
Centre Daily Times: Penn State opposes graduate students’ effort to unionize
Erie Times-News: Laughlin confident Erie County will not lose gaming revenue
Erie Times-News: Proposed budget cuts would stop Amtrak service to Erie

Opinion
Bucks County Courier Times: ‘Nuclear fallout’ will change court
Tribune Review: Tax season: A game too many lose
Erie Times-News: Wolf’s budget proposal would help autistic adults: Maureen Barber-Carey
Inquirer: Toomey: Why I’m voting to confirm Gorsuch
Inquirer: With Nunes gone, probe into alleged Trump-Russian ties isn’t tainted
Daily News: Why can’t we see how Council spends its money?
Daily News: Mayor Kenney, please veto this really dumb bill
Post-Gazette: Protect and observe: The DOJ should not back off monitoring police

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