5/19 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A PA judge makes Trump’s short list, Rendell gets in some hot water and the GOP denounces Wolf’s veto of a teacher reform bill. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Could Trump Appeal to Southeast PA?: The Washington Post examines whether Philly’s collar counties may support the presumptive GOP nominee.

Judge Hardiman Makes Trump’s Supreme Court Short List: The Pittsburgh resident is one of 11 judges the presumptive GOP nominee would consider for the highest court in the land.

PA-Sen: Opponents Attack McGinty Over Rendell Comments: The McGinty camp called them “inappropriate”.

PA-BGT: GOP Warn Wolf Over Veto: The Governor rejected a proposal to end seniority-based teacher layoffs.

Kenney Addresses Philly’s Stop-and-Frisk Issue: Although he won’t use the words stop-and-frisk.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania House votes to expand pension forfeiture law
State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first offenses
StateImpactPA: Pennsylvania still working on Clean Power Plan, but won’t meet deadline
Capitolwire: Republicans appear to link teacher furlough bill to increased education spending

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Ex-Fattah strategist on $1M campaign debt: ‘He said he’d take care of it’
Inquirer: Supporters, critics begin the battle over Pa. sex abuse bill
Inquirer:  Wolf vetoes teacher layoff bill
Inquirer : Convention to name theater after ex-Mayor Michael Nutter
Inquirer: House bill would block pensions for convicted Pa. pols
Inquirer: Reynolds Brown to propose container tax as soda tax alternative
Inquirer: City is way over budget on overtime
WHYY Newsworks: Political consultant describes ploy to repay illegal $1 million loan to Fattah campaign
WHYY Newsworks: Taking on the challenges of poverty in Philadelphia
PlanPhilly: Governor Wolf announces traffic safety grants using red light camera ticket funds
Philadelphia Business Journal: Industrial services provider establishes U.S. HQ in Philadelphia, adds jobs

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville school officials make another push for $3M construction grant
Pottstown Mercury: PA will extend ignition locks law to first DUI offense
Pottstown Mercury: Limerick board approves surplus budget
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby school board avoids tax increase despite $6.5M shortfall
Delco Daily Times: Wolf vetoes bill to curb use of seniority in teacher layoffs     
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin School Board approves policy permitting transgender students to use restrooms of choice
Montgomery Media: Woman waives charges to county court in Cheltenham assault case  

Pittsburgh
WESA: Study Calls For At Least $3.2 Billion In Added Pa. School Funding
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh schools tap Florida Educator as next chief
Post-Gazette: Longtime foes Peduto and Harris share a bite at sandwich ‘summit’
Post-Gazette: Wolf vetoes teacher layoff bill
Post-Gazette: House votes to block pensions for convicted Pa. politicians
Post-Gazette: State auditor general: Penn Hills school district heading toward ‘financial disaster
Post-Gazette: GOP vows to carry teacher layoff bill into Pa. budget battle

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Senate Democrats propose opioid legislation in Pennsylvania
Beaver County Times: Beaver County to outsource some labor matter to Pittsburgh lawyer
Beaver County Times: Amend anti-hazing bill passes Legislature
Beaver County Times: Gibbons bill provides funding for schools, social services buring budget impasse
Johnstown Tribune Democrat: Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first offenses
Altoona Mirror: Williamsburg board passes preliminary budget plan
Altoona Mirror: Cambria planning commission sets meeting for public input

NEPA
Times Leader: More financial help for Wyoming Valley school districts coming from local health trust
Times Leader: Luzerne County manager says sheriff deputy security at Trump rally was required, not optional
Times Leader: Luzerne County deficit shrinking, administration predicts
Times Leader: Former mayor candidate Frank Sorick declares bankruptcy, plans to leave Wilkes-Barre
Times Leader: What changes does new federal law mean for local schools?
Times-Tribune: Ex-Gov. Rendell apologizes for ‘ugly women’ comment

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Harrisburg to consider plan to decriminalize marijuana
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County Democrats host party fundraiser
Patriot-News: Public employee pension reform gets a fresh look in Pennsylvania
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor owns 8 properties near bar he aims to close
Lancaster Online: Pennsylvania House votes to expand pension forfeiture law
Lancaster Online: Wolf vetoes bill to curb use of seniority in teacher layoffs
Carlisle Sentinel: County commissioners agree to support new adult probation assessment tool
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf vetoes Bloom’s teacher furlough bill
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first offenses
York Daily Record: Rendell: More ugly than attractive women in US

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Opponents, supporters of Sunday hunting have their say in state Capitol
Reading Eagle: Mayor Scott nixes quality-of-life crackdown in Reading
Reading Eagle: Ex-Gov. Rendell apologizes for ‘ugly women’ comment
Reading Eagle: State Senate Democrats unveil plan for tax on opioid-containing painkiller drugs
WFMZ: City Council removes last barricade to parking garage
Lehigh Valley Live: Preliminary Easton Area budget trims tax hike, adds teachers
Lehigh Valley Live: A ‘compassionate’ parking crackdown? Easton’s mayor talks tickets

North by Northwest
Centre Daily: Sandusky newest hearing for PCRA petition canceled
Centre Daily: Solicitor general talks Second Mile investigation
Sun Gazette: State House panel votes for a GOP pension bill
Go Erie: Erie County Council OK’s hold on pay hike requests
Go Erie: Suit: Highmark owed $223M from feds under Obamacare

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Olympic gaming: Russian athletes not alone in doping charges
Post-Gazette: Big guns, big bucks: U.S. arms sales to Libya and Nigeria are wrong
Tribune-Review: Zubik v. Burwell: The Supreme Court orders a practical & prudent tack
Tribune-Review: The Cuban flood: Obama’s open door
Times-Tribune: Middle class numbers wane
Patriot-News: Rendell: ‘Ugly women’ will help defeat Trump in Philly ‘burbs
Inquirer: More than one human error behind Amtrak wreck
Daily News: Pa. should follow Philly’s lead to reform election laws
Daily News: Is Obamacare making America great again?

Blogs
Citified: Councilwoman Wants to Tax Containers Instead of Soda
Keystone Crossroads: As quest for new police recruits continues, Philly department scraps college-credit requirement
Keystone Education Coalition: GOP vows to carry teacher layoff bill into Pa. budget battle
Commonwealth Foundation: Bad Budget Trends Must Be Reversed

May 19th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “5/19 PoliticsPA Playbook”

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  2. gulagPittsburgh says:

    When does Cynthia Baldwin get disbarred for her unethical conduct at the grand jury that resulted in the dismissal of many charges against the PSU 3?

  3. Tim says:

    City of Erie to close all 4 of it’s high schools! They have a $350 million dollar legacy debt and project an $11 million dollar deficit in the upcoming 2016-2017 budget. They will raise school taxes on city of Erie property owners by nearly 4% to the highest rates of school taxes in the state. What is sorely needed, but not forthcoming from the do nothing legislature is a bailout package to restore the fiscal health of the district but, tax cuts for big businesses and the mega-wealthy are more important than educating the state’s young people. Those are the priorities set forth in Harrisburg by the Republicans.

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