5/1 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The Ups & Downs from the week, and Trump comes to Harrisburg.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

4/28 Ups & Downs: Soros put money into the Philadelphia DA race, Sims calls a troll’s grandmother, Gym wins the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award, and liquor privatization picks up some steam. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

State House Sound Bites: Trump attacks media in defiant Pennsylvania speech: President Donald Trump held a rally in Harrisburg for his hundredth day in office, fresh off a frustrating week in Washington. After pushes to resuscitate the House GOP’s healthcare bill and pass a spending plan for the year, neither got much traction. A government shutdown was averted for at least a week. But nevertheless, it was a defiant Trump who arrived at the Farm Show Complex, and an enthusiastic crowd that embraced him.

Patriot News: What Trump said about Pennsylvania, the wall and coal: Highlights from HarrisburgPresident Donald Trump spent his 100th day in office rallying his base. He returned Saturday evening to the capital city of Pennsylvania, a state credited multiple times with paving his path to the White House. The president spent much of his one-hour speech talking about the issues that helped him breeze through the Republican primary in Pennsylvania and become the first Republican to the win the state in a general election since 1988.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: State House Sound Bites: Episode 4
State House Sound Bites: State pension fund lowers assumed investment returns
StateImpact: Huntingdon County judge grants Sunoco authority to have protesting landowners arrested

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Tribune: Wolf, Booker, Morial among area commencement speakers
Inquirer: Behind the Stack-Wolf split
Inquirer: Former judge Teresa Carr Deni wants to trade the bench for DA’s office
Inquirer: In Harrisburg, Trump touts his first 100 days, boasts the fight is ‘just beginning’
Inquirer: Activists rally in Philly against Trump climate policies
Inquirer: Race for city controller: Political vs. government insider

SEPA
Delco Times: Tom Wolf, Michael Bloomberg among area commencement speakers
Delco Times: It’s official: Work begins on 322 overhaul
Bucks County Courier Times: Candidates aplenty in Bristol Township school board race
Bucks County Courier Times: Some Neshaminy school board candidates want to revisit past actions
Bucks County Courier Times: Newcomer challenges Bristol Borough school board members
Bucks County Courier Times: Just one contested region in Pennsbury school board race
Bucks County Courier Times: AG Josh Shapiro, county DAs promote Drug Take Back Day in Doylestown

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh startup ViaHero personalizes travel
Tribune Review: Pitt training center aims to breathe new life into Homewood, manufacturing
Tribune Review: Julius Youngner, Pitt polio pioneer, dies at 96
Tribune Review: Tents pop up near Peduto’s home in protest of homeless encampment
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh groups work to rid schools and child care centers of lead, radon
Tribune Review: Former CMU professor to lead Uber self-driving car efforts in Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Allegheny County’s Port Authority hires interim CEO for $14K a month
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County judge hopes to place more juvenile offenders with volunteer fire departments
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County’s growing equine activity suggests strong economy, observers say
Tribune Review: Early childhood education prep key to future success
Tribune Review: Mayor’s race may be pivotal for Jeannette sanitation workers
Tribune Review: Services at issue in race for Latrobe mayor
Tribune Review: Freeport, other W. Pa. schools may lose federal Title II funding
Tribune Review: Springdale Council election offers chance for change
Tribune Review: New Stanton-based Community Care Inc. raises wages to $10 an hour
Tribune Review: 7 candidates seek Crafton district judge spot
Tribune Review: 6 Democrats vie for Heidelberg Council nominations in primary
Tribune Review: Two seek to become first female mayor of Carnegie
Tribune Review: Seven candidates vie for four seats on North Allegheny school board
Tribune Review: With 4 incumbents not seeking re-election to Penn Hills School Board, 5 candidates jump in
Tribune Review: 3 Democrats battle for 2 Penn Hills council seats
Tribune Review: Verona councilman challenges mayor in Democratic primary; incumbent touts ‘revitalization’
Tribune Review: 8 candidates line up for election to scandal plagued Plum School Board
Post-Gazette: Board advances plan to study PWSA
Post-Gazette: Homeless camp issue becomes mayoral campaign fodder
Post-Gazette: Harris still sees herself as an advocate, not a politician
Post-Gazette: Panelists share thoughts on Trump travel ban, issues facing Sudan and South Sudan
Pittsburgh Business Times: Construction sees strong March, still down for the year
WESA: How Democrats Came To Dominate And Strengthen The Role Of Alleghency County Council
WESA: PWSA Board Approves Contract For Consultants To Help With Restructuring
KDKA: New Veterans Affairs Secretary With Roots In Pittsburgh Pledges To Get It Right
KDKA: ‘Lowest Thing I’ve Seen’: Mayoral Race Takes Nasty Turn Over Homeless Camp
KDKA: Study: Pa. Kids Have 6th Highest Elevated Blood Lead Levels

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Bartolotta’s nurse practitioner bill passes Senate
Observer-Reporter: Local school districts put focus on careers
Observer-Reporter: Elections office seeks to fill ranks of local boards for May 16 primary
Observer-Reporter: Morgan Twp. supervisor re-elected president of statewide association
Altoona Mirror: Path to survival
Altoona Mirror: Township declines to help developer
Altoona Mirror: Candidate forum spurs debate
Altoona Mirror: PAC targeting local school board races
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Group submits petition to reduce cost of city’s required sewer system upgrade
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: City candidates to discuss issues at forum
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Candidates for sheriff, district judge to speak at Tea Party meeting
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local political watchers reflect on Trump’s first 100 days

NEPA
WNEP: Rallies in Scranton Demand President Trump Fulfill Campaign Promises
The Times Leader: Barletta lauds opening of office to aid victims of illegal immigration
The Times Leader: Trump’s first 100 days: The good, the bad and the unfair
The Times Leader: WBA School Board open-floor approach brings extensive comment, criticism
The Times Leader: Wilkes gets $1.65 million bequest to fund experiences outside the classroom
Times-Tribune: Four seek seat for Jefferson Twp. supervisor
Pocono Record: Primary elections outlook for Wayne and Pike counties

South Central
WHTM: President Donald Trump signs executive order on trade in Harrisburg
WHTM: Trump rallies base in Harrisburg on 100th day in office
WPMT: Protesters rally against President Trump’s visit to Harrisburg
Patriot News: ‘I love this state!’: Trump touts Pennsylvania in Harrisburg speech
Patriot News: Lt. Gov. Mike Stack isn’t the only one to confuse this cemetery with a park
Patriot News: Like Trump, Harrisburg mayor wants to build a wall
Patriot News: Trump is so bad that Nancy Pelosi prays for the day Bush were president again
Patriot News: Video Highlights: Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again Rally
Patriot News: Not many arrests at Trump’s Harrisburg appearance
Patriot News: Things on Trump supporters’ minds at Harrisburg rally
Patriot News: Why does Trump keep coming to Pennsylvania? The answer is simple
Patriot News: Trump asked why he called Harrisburg a ‘war zone’
Patriot News: ‘Love Trumps Hate’: Protesters rally against the president’s Harrisburg speech
Lancaster Online: Lancaster County residents have mixed views on Trump’s first 100 days in office
Lancaster Online: Red Rose Transit Authority has replaced half its fleet of buses with hybrids
Lancaster Online: 6 shirts Trump supporters rocked at his Harrisburg rally
Lancaster Online: Trump celebrates 100 days in Harrisburg; attacks media, lists his accomplishments

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wolf’s approval rating up, poll finds
Morning Call: How Toomey, Casey poll 100 days into Trump’s term
Morning Call: Trump pledges to restore coal and steel during Harrisburg rally
Morning Call: Deadline nears for Pennsylvania absentee ballot applicants
Morning Call: Poll: 54% of state voters disapprove of Trump’s presidency so far
Reading Eagle: Heated debate on arming Pennsylvania teachers
Reading Eagle: Boyertown School Board candidates discuss contentious issues
Reading Eagle: Week in review: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale rips Labor & Industry
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Liquor reform clears House but may not advance

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Panel discusses elimination of school property taxes
Centre Daily Times: State police to honor fallen state trooper in ceremony
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners asking Wolf, state police to reconsider barracks consolidation
Centre Daily Times: Pa. education secretary discusses charter schools during PARSS conference
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council to host public hearing Wednesday on urban farming
Erie Times-News: 5 candidates running for Millcreek district judge seat
Erie Times-News: Government meetings in Erie County next week
Erie Times-News: 100 days in, Trump is fulfilling promises, supporters around Erie say

Opinion
Express-Times: Pa. takes another stab at liquor reform | Editorial
Morning Call: Lee Chizmar: Support Gov. Wolf’s plan to increase funds for school breakfasts
Tribune Review: Regulatory rollback: A good start
Tribune Review: Trump’s tax plan: Realistic or just wishful?
Bucks County Courier Times: MULLANE: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a not so independent voice
Bucks County Courier Times: Zero accountability is status quo in Harrisburg
Bucks County Courier Times: Not as bad as promised
Delco Times: Editorial: Smack for Stack; lieutenant governor deserved rebuke
Patriot News: Trump’s tax reform plan — Do you trust him?: Tony May
Patriot News: Tax reform? It’s about time and Trump will deliver it: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Trump’s first 100 days were an attack on working Pennsylvanians: Marcel Groen
Patriot News: Incinerator grand jury’s recommendations can’t be left on the shelf: Editorial
Inquirer: How Democrats helped Trump in his first 100 days
Inquirer: Negrin stands out among Democrats running for DA
Inquirer: Kenney must explain sanctuary policy
Daily News: Arkansas’ barbarism sends a message to Philly DA candidates
Daily News: It will take years to undo damage from Trump’s 1st 100 days
Post-Gazette: Razing Kane: The new attorney general gets office on right track
Post-Gazette: Speech watch: Beware legislation that chips away at free speech
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Make federal, local immigration policy with care

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