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5/10 PoliticsPA Playbook

The latest Politically Uncorrected column, Dent announces his official resignation, and a Democratic state Rep. looks for the GOP nod in a tight primary.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Politically Uncorrected: An Electoral Millennium: Millennials stand poised to transform American politics, but in what ways?

Dent Announces Saturday Exit From Congress: Congressman Charlie Dent announced he will officially resign from Congress on Saturday, May 12th.

Post-Gazette: Dom Costa, locked in tight race, mounts campaign for GOP write-in votes: Locked in a fight for his own party’s nomination, Democratic state Rep. Dom Costa is seeking the Republican nod, too. A Costa campaign mailer reviewed Wednesday night by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette urges GOP voters in the 21st House District to write in the former Pittsburgh police chief when they turn out for primary elections Tuesday.

Legislative Election Update
Inquirer: Meet Mary Gay Scanlon, the education advocate and Ballard lawyer running for Congress | #PA5
Post-Gazette: Four Democrats vie for the chance to challenge GOP winner in new 14th District

State House Sound Bites: Just in time for primary, Wagner takes tough abortion stance
State House Sound Bites: House Dems’ attempt to salvage legislation draws little reaction from GOP
StateImpact: Sierra Club says it will sue Cheswick power plant over air pollution
StateImpact: Pa. wants to audit gas companies’ hiring of women, minorities
City & State: Philadelphia moves to force chain restaurants to label salty foods
Capitolwire: State aid to schools, counties looms as part of final state budget debate.

WHYY: With primary approaching, GOP candidates for Pa. governor fight to distinguish themselves
WHYY: Philly City Council asks: With schools deficit further away, why pay?
WHYY: City councilman, Pa. lawmaker call for medical pot-growing facility in Philly
Philly Voice: A new grant program will add $1.5 million to programs reducing gun violence
Inquirer: Philly election worker pleads guilty to fraud
Inquirer: In fight for control of Pa. legislature, Philly suburbs a battleground
Inquirer: Council asks Hite: Why do we need a tax increase to pay Philly schools’ bills now?
KYW: Election worker admits to voter intimidation, fraud

Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial primary campaign tops $20M
Bucks County Courier Times: Legislation expanding vets’ access to Agent Orange benfits advanced by House committee
Bucks County Courier Times: Forum at MBIT addresses disconnect between education and workforce needs
Delco Times: Suit against stormwater authority goes down the drain

Tribune Review: Saccone bill would ban abortions after as little as 6 weeks of pregnancy
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh councilwoman thinks North Side landslide was caused by city water leak
Tribune Review: Greensburg Salem School Board proposes budget with no tax increase
Tribune Review: State rep: DEP consent order for Delmont sewage issue ‘is going to move forward’
The Incline: The Procrastinator’s Guide to the very busy May 15, 2018 primary
Post-Gazette: Embattled former state Rep. Jesse White finds new life with Solomon campaign
Post-Gazette: Democrats waging uphill fight against solid Pa. state House, Senate GOP majorities
WESA: Pittsburgh City Councilors Want Greater Authority Over Future Water System Reform
WESA: Allegheny County Democrat Seeks To Lead State Party

Tribune-Democrat: Lawmakers introduce 6-week abortion ban bill
Beaver County Times: Casey report: Opioid crisis cost Pennsylvania $53 billion in 2016
Beaver County Times: U.S. Rep Conor Lamb joins fight to keep Beaver Valley nuke plant open

Times Leader: Luzerne County setting up emergency alerts for employees following bomb scare
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna DA revises policy in wake of informant’s death
Times-Tribune: Auditor general visits Old Forge to talk school safety

South Central
Patriot News: Wolf says he’ll veto GOP’s primary season ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban bill
Patriot News: Here’s what you need to know about Pa.’s lieutenant governor’s race and why you should care
Patriot News: Panel established to study pregnancy-related maternal deaths
Patriot News: Former Gov. Tom Ridge ‘doing great’ as he continues his recovery from a heart attack
Patriot News: Tax hike proposed in Cumberland County school district
WITF: Pa.’s GOP gubernatorial primary campaign tops $20 million
WITF: Pennsylvania will use VW settlement to fund clean air projects
LNP: ‘Building Blocks’ workshop gives Lancaster neighborhood leaders a close-up look at city government

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley candidates sling campaign mud at Clean and Green law’s tax breaks
Morning Call: How much is being spent to win Rep. Charlie Dent’s seat?
Reading Eagle: GOP gubernatorial candidate Mango stumps in Berks
Reading Eagle: Lawsuit dropped against Reading ‘ghost teachers’

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Your property taxes could increase if you live in State College. Here’s why
Centre Daily Times: How did the Patton Township supervisors vote on a Patton Crossing ordinance?
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council, auditors to talk rental inspections

Inquirer: Sen. Vincent Hughes: We must act to stop crumbling schools in Philadelphia | Opinion
Inquirer: Pa. courts have what they need to resolve school funding case swiftly; so do it | Editorial
Tribune Review: States should ensure opportunity for college students
Patriot News: Just in time for the primary, Pa. House Republicans launch another attack on abortion rights
Patriot News: In the absence of legislative action on guns, Wolf’s new grant program is welcome progress | Editorial
Patriot News: Like your bigger paycheck and that tax cut? Vote Wagner, Barletta and Bartos on May 15 | Opinion
Patriot News: These historic investments in nutrition assistance will change lives | Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson
LNP: Regrets, Chet Beiler has a few, but new attacks to launch, he has those, too

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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