4/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The AFL-CIO unveils his picks, a Zappala supporter questions the latest Harper Poll and Santarsiero posts an impressive fundraising haul. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA AFL-CIO Unveils Endorsements: The influential labor union announced its choices for each primary and special election on April 26th.

Zappala Ally Trashes Harper Poll: The survey showed Shapiro with a sixteen point lead.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton, Trump Lead Respective Primaries: In a head-to-head matchup, Hillary has the advantage over Donald.

PA-8: Q1: Santarsiero Raises Over $400K: The Democratic Congressional candidate’s fundraising haul was a personal best.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Introduces Himself In New Web Ad (VIDEO): The largely unknown GOP front-runner takes voters on a ride.

Trump Sets Up Shop in Monroeville: The real estate mogul is opening his first office in the state.

Zappala Snags Endorsement From the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters: The largest union in the Philadelphia area is supporting the Allegheny County DA for Attorney General.

Legislative Elections Update

SD-9: Democratic nominee Marty Molloy was endorsed by Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC.

“We are proud to endorse Marty Molloy, a thoughtful, forward-thinking candidate for State Senate in the 9th District,” said Sari Stevens, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood PA Advocates and PAC. “Given the environment in our extreme, right-wing legislature, we need to elect strong allies like Marty Molloy to be a voice in the Senate for women and families. As an educator, Marty has seen the costs to communities of lacking sex education and family planning and we know he’ll stand with the women of Delaware and Chester Counties in Harrisburg. Additionally, Tom Killion, one of the original co-sponsors of House Bill 1948 – a cruel and extreme abortion ban – has one of the most anti-woman voting records in the House and we hope keep him from bringing that record to the state Senate.”

The 9th district consists of parts of Chester and Delaware Counties.

HD-202: The attempt by State Rep. Mark Cohen to kick Democratic primary challenger Jared Solomon off the ballot was exhausted when the PA Supreme Court rejected their appeal.

“There was never a case to be made here,” Solomon Campaign Manager Zack Arnold stated. “Unfortunately, it seems to be Mark’s plan to distract voters from the real issues we face in our community. Jared Solomon has continued to engage voters, highlighting his vision for a stronger, safer community. We will continue to work hard every day to earn their vote.”

The 202nd district is part of Northeast Philadelphia.

Statewide
PA Independent: Another Pennsylvania school funding fight emerges
PLSReporter: Bill requiring IFO cost estimates of collective bargaining agreements heads to the governor
PLSReporter: Medical marijuana to wait a little longer
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Sec. Osborne warns seniors to take preventative measures against tax scams
Capitolwire: Under Wolf distribution, 428 school districts do worse compared to new basic education funding formula
Capitolwire: Bill to change teacher furlough process amended by Senate
Capitolwire: In PA, Clinton lead over Sanders in single-digits; Kasich key for GOP win come November, says new Quinnipiac poll
Capitolwire: Wolf Year-One Review, Part 3- ‘Too many cooks in the kitchen’
StateImpactPA: Public health campaigners renew call for fracking health registry
State House Sound Bites: Victim advocate says statute of limitations changes too timid

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Justice Dougherty: Man who attacked me needs treatment
Inquirer: Feeling the Bern @Philly: Thousands hear Sanders rip Clinton
Inquirer: McGinty campaign chair Rendell once lauded plan she’s now attacking
Inquirer: In Philly, Clinton lashes Sanders, promises labor ‘a seat at the table’
Inquirer: Fattah trial delayed by two weeks
Inquirer: Ex-Traffic Court judge sentenced to 10 months for tax fraud
Inquirer: Dems balk, but Pa. abortion bill speeds to full House
Daily News: Bernie tells Philly why his revolution isn’t just a pipe dream
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Senate race brings attacks, super PACs
WHYY Newsworks: Clinton courts union support in Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Gov. Wolf’s blueprint for school spending nets Philadelphia 7.55 percent boost
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. victim advocate says statute of limitations changes too timid
WHYY Newsworks: Bernie urges supporters in Philly to fight the “status quo”

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Regulators shut down Bucks County credit unions
Bucks County Courier-Times: Middletown wants some of Philadelphia wage taxes collected from its residents
Bucks County Courier-Times: Get out and (delegate your) vote
Pottstown Mercury: Einstein Health Network informs patients of possible data exposure
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County D.A.: Kane’s claim of prosecutorial leak is ‘meritless’

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Thousands turn out for Clinton rally in Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pa. Democrats: Governor Wolf is punishing us for supporting GOP budget
Tribune Review: Voting rights groups allege illegal purge of election rolls
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania Senate debate brings out differences
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County DA looks into Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority executive director
Early Returns: New Poll: Kasich would lose Pa. primary but win Pa. general election
Pittsburgh Business Journal: 72 of 133 eligible employees take Beaver County buyout

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Cost cutting measures appear to be improving Beaver County’s financial picture
Beaver County Times: Beaver County social workers expected to vote on new union contract next week
Altoona Mirror: Magisterial district judges
Altoona Mirror: Land development plan approved
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Johnstown city council special meeting rescheduled

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Wolf to issue LGBT anti-discrimination order
Times-Tribune: Wisconsin primary over, here they come
Citizens Voice: Wilkes-Barre mayor stands firm on ambulance decision
Citizens Voice: Legislators move to delay judicial referendum vote
News Item: Northwestern Academy to become county prison
Standard Speaker: City streets department employees file grievance
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg school board OKs demotion of 21 employees

South Central
Patriot News: Hey GOP voters, here’s why your vote in the primary might not count
Patriot News: Which industries donated the mosted to Pa. political campaigns
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane tells AFL-CIO crowd she never intended to run for second term
Patriot News: Your voter’s guide to the midstate’s GOP delegate candidates
Lebanon Daily News: house votes to delay April 26 vote on judges’ retirement
York Dispatch: York LGBT activists praise Wolf executive order

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: What did Hillary Clinton say about radiation exposure at Bethlehem Steel?
Morning Call: Wolf angers GOP with funding that gives smaller hikes to most school districts
Morning Call: Ban on drones over Pa. game lands gets preliminary approval
Express Times: Gov. Wolf to sign order banning LGBT discrimination

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Guessing game
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Wolf outlines plans to distribute school funds
Erie Times-News: Senate candidates Fetterman and Sestak to speak in Erie
Erie Times-News: State Rep. Roae defends comments, position on state budget

Opinion
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Royalty bill needs passed to assure landowner fairness
Erie Times-News: Ed Palattella: Revisiting my time with Hillary Clinton
York Dispatch: Into the primary labyrinth
Inquirer: Phila. needs effective legislators, not lobbyists
Daily News: Here’s a little refresher for lawmakers who use email
Tribune Review: The race for president: Tutorials and testimonies
Tribune Review: The Thursday Wrap
Post-Gazette: Panama Paper chase: A klieg light shines on the shell company
Observer Reporter: Local cops need radar
Patriot News: Pa. is moving backwards on government transparency
Patriot News: Trump’s bad border wall idea, $15/hr wage is the wrong goal for wage warriors

Blogs
Citified: Op-Ed: How Kenney Proved He’s Serious About Open Data
Keystone State Education Coalition: Gov. Wolf Announces Basic Ed Funding Distribution
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf’s Cockamamie Concoction
Commonwealth Foundation: Transparency Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

3 Responses

  1. Politico is putting Bill Shuster through the ringer again. Why no mention of that?

  2. Jared Solomon doesn’t care about the community. He’s just trying to attach a title to his name. Mark Cohen has been a dedicated public servant. He has worked hard to make sure that governmental services are being delivered to those who need it.

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