5/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Quigley resigns, Clinton targets PA and Colbert makes fun of Rendell. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

5/20 Ups & Downs: Female attractiveness, the Supreme Court and a new email scandal. See who made this week’s list!

BREAKING: PA-Gov: Quigley Resigns As DEP Secretary: Patrick McDonnell will take over as Acting Secretary.

Clinton Campaign, DNC Target Pennsylvania: The Democratic front-runner and the national party are building a ground game in eight battleground states, including PA.

Beware the Invisible Voter: Don’t rely on the unreliable.

PA-Sen: Dem PAC Accuses Toomey of Being Wall Street Fat Cat in New TV Ad (VIDEO): At least the phrase “Cat Toomey” was never used.

Colbert Makes Fun of Rendell Comments (VIDEO): The Late Show host brought up the former Governor’s unattractive comment in his monologue.

Sunday Show Preview: May 22, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

StateImpactPA: Wolf’s environmental chief is out, following email controversy
StateImpactPA: What Obama’s climate plan means for Pennsylvania
Capitolwire: Quigley resigns from DEP following email review

Inquirer: Philly aims to reduce prison population by 34 percent in three years
Inquirer: Philadelphia gets $43 million for DNC security
Inquirer: Commission outlines what pre-K should look like
Inquirer: Reinventing a city requires a strategy, not just money
Daily News: Big pensions add to city’s retirement fund woes
WHYY Newsworks: Delaware River ports fight for market share as dredging project nears completion
Philadelphia Business Journal: Abington-Jefferson to start work on $75M outpatient cancer center
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Council smitten with container tax, but Kenney not sold

Pottstown Mercury: Voter surge in Upper Pottsgrove fuels call to move polling place
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bordentown Twp. to hold forum Wednesday on waste facility
Bucks County Courier-Times: DiGirolamo tells Wolf to ‘go after’ drug companies for overdoses
Montgomery Media: School District of Springfield Township passes first transgender rights policy in Pennsylvania
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin School Board reduces proposed tax increase to 2.79 percent
Daily Local News: In Kennett Square, Latinos will finally get a real say

Tribune Review: Plum High School principal placed on administrative leave
Tribune Review: United Steelworkers files complaints against Resco Products in Tarentum
Tribune Review: Pa. GOP completes presidential delegation
Tribune Review: Democrats could face defiance at convention
Post-Gazette: Canon-McMillan, teachers reach early three-year contract deal
Post-Gazette: United Methodists hopeful about study on gay issues
Post-Gazette: Port Authority’s lack of buses and garages limit growth
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh water authority announces new efforts to identify, monitor potential lead exposure
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pa. unemployment rate up in April
Pittsburgh Business Times: CMU appoints vice president for operations
Pittsburgh Business Times: Gateway School District names superintendent
Pittsburgh Business Times: Casey wants more TSA funding
WESA: Department Of Aging Says PA Residents Underutilizing Many Services

Beaver County Times: Ethics panel to review campaign complaint against former Beaver County Commissioner Spanik
Beaver County Times: Two years after legalized same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, ‘we still have some fights’
Beaver County Times: Sheriffs join Toomey in asking McGinty to oppose Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy   
Altoona Mirror: Public access may soon go dark
Altoona Mirror: Judge approves five more write-in votes for Halvorson
Altoona Mirror: Man convicted in split verdict
Altoona Mirror: Charges dropped against chief
Altoona Mirror: Poll: US residents struggling financially
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Deadline approaching for determination on petitions to City Council
Observer-Reporter: $3.7M grant awarded to Lake Erie wind turbine project
Observer-Reporter: Nonprofits in Greene County getting help from ‘Meet the Grantmakers’ program        

Times Leader: TMG Health announces new chief compliance officer
Times-Tribune: Lawyer: I wasn’t told of hearing
Times-Tribune: Mid-Valley passes preliminary budget
Citizen’s Voice: Teacher Layoff Issue now Linked to Budget
News Item: Efficiency puts $250 million in PPL customers’ pockets yearly
Standard Speaker: City Mayor details plan to expand police force
Standard Speaker: Weatherly Area preliminary budget includes 4-mill tax hike       

South Central
Morning Call: Amid heroin epidemic, Northampton County cut prison treatment program, established drug court
Morning Call: FBI informs many that their conversations were recorded during A;;entown
WFMZ: After Democrats’ primary, some see a need for fence mending

Lehigh Valley
Patriot News: Was ousted Pa Secretary John Quigley too green for Pa. politics?
Patriot News: Non-unionized state employees call on Wolf to address pay disparity issue and ‘do the right thing’
Patriot News: Pa. DEP Secretary Quigley resigns state post in wake of email flap
Patriot News: Teplitz;s ‘Judgement Day’ budget reform package draws support
Patriot News: In a presidential year, Dems hope for legislative gains – but probably not in Pa., report
Patriot News: Advertisements by Pa. environmental groups being seen as Democrat-on-Democrat crime
York Dispatch: Move to name Newberry Twp. bridge for fallen airman clears House

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: State officials address gender equality bills
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Addiction treatment site clears zoning hurdle
Centre Daily Times: Teachers back Wolf on furlough bill

Pottstown Mercury: REP. JOE PITTS: Obama creates bathroom controversy
Delco Daily Times: These little piggies still want your vote
Inquirer: Democrats defend Pa.’s liquor laws for everyone but Democrats
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf serves Big Labor, not kids, in vexing veto
Tribune Review: ‘The haters’ will pick our next president
Tribune Review: Fed’s charges against Philly lawmaker raise eyebrows
Erie Times-News: Broken system ‘dismantling’ Erie schools
Erie Times-News: Sanders’ scorched-earth campaign is gift to Trump
Patriot News: It’s time for an American Foreign Legion

Keystone State Education Coalition: House could vote on HB 1552, which would make the new Basic Ed Funding Formula permanent
Citified: We Want Answers: Harold Honickman, Soda-Tax Opponent
Commonwealth Foundation: Campaign for Contract Transparency Continues
LuLac Political Letter: Scranton and the Lac’s Attempt at Rebranding

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