5/27 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The GOP hits Shapiro over fracking, Hillary leads in the Rust Belt and the Koch Brothers go after McGinty. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA GOP Picks Fight with Shapiro over Fracking: The Democratic nominee for Attorney General is not backing down.

Bloomberg Poll: Clinton Leads Trump in the Rust Belt: An insight into what PA and other Rust Belt states think about the presidential race.

PA-2: Former Aide Testifies Against Fattah: The Congressman’s ex-Chief of Staff is a key witness for the prosecution.

PA-Sen: Koch Super PAC Attacks McGinty In New TV Ad (VIDEO): The third party group accuses the Democratic nominee of putting her own interests above the people of Pennsylvania.

PA-8: DCCC Features Trump in New Web Ad (VIDEO): The open PA seat is one of fifteen the DCCC is targeting with this campaign.

Statewide
WITF: Kane’s lawyers refile motion to quash charges
WITF: US Senator Bob Casey testifies at congressman’s corruption trial
PA Watchdog: Will new staffing firm find more Philly subs?
Capitolwire: New appointee and Holden’s pivot led to approval of six-pack sales at a few more gas stations.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: SEPTA approves deal for hybrid buses
Inquirer: $4.4M project to revamp Haddon Avenue in Camden
Inquirer: SRC OKs budget; fails again to vote on charters
WHYY Newsworks: Begging for mercy: Philly panhandlers say citations are ‘pointless’
KYW Newsradio: Soda Tax Debate Calls Attention To Health Issues In Local Stores
Philadelphia Business Journal: UberX raises min. fare in Philadelphia

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Consultant confirms need for better facilities at Spring-Ford High School
Bucks County Courier Times: Second agency to study cancer rates around bases in Bucks, Montgomery counties
Bucks Local News: Newtown Township Supervisors grant extension to Harvest Seasonal Grill until June 22; planners raise parking concerns
Daily Local Times: Coatesville Area School District officials respond to fights

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: U.S. to investigate U.S. Steel’s complaints against Chinese producers
Tribune Review: Doctors find alarming superbug in Pennsylvania woman
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County names Coleman McDonough as new police superintendent
Post-Gazette: After jury deadlocked, Wade sentenced to consecutive life terms
Post-Gazette: Target says it has settled suit with girl attacked in East Liberty store
Pittsburgh Business Times: Uncompensated care drops 8.6% in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Business Times: YMCA appoints Bolding president and CEO
WESA: Local Environmentalists Criticize Trump’s Energy Policies      

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Bill containing $10 million for Montgomery Locks and Dam fails to pass in House
Beaver County Times: House bill affirms for life sentences that ‘murder’ includes killing of an unborn child
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf signs bill to require use of interlock ignition devices for some DUI offenders
Observer Reporter: Bankruptcy court approves sale of alpha’s natural gas assets
Observer Reporter: Sen. Casey Testifies at Congressman’s corruption trial
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County hotel tax increase to jump 2 percent, with money going to tourism bureau

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre City Council opposes school district cuts, hears public concerns about effects
Times Leader: Citizens push for marijuana decriminalization in Luzerne County
Times Tribune: Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni appeals injunction decision
Citizen’s Voice: Former district magistrate candidate Jared Kane admits to faking paperwork
News Item: Unlawful search forces judge to suppress evidence     

South Central
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s attorney’s make second try at motion to dismiss criminal charges
Patriot News: Former Pa. Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier testifies 2008 layoffs were done in the blind
Patriot News: Don’t call them ‘Ex-Cons,’ Pa. prisons boss says of former inmates
Carlisle Sentinel: Residents speak out against proposed warehouse in West Pennsboro
York Dispatch: York GOP creates outreach groups
York Dispatch: Gov.signs DUI bill into law

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Mayor: Union labor rule is holding up Easton projects
Capitol Ideas: Legislature to double down on gambling expansion
Morning Call: Union resumes picketing against Lutron
Reading Eagle: Reading School board votes to revoke I-LEAD’s charter
Reading Eagle: Pa. Supreme Court rules that Public Utility Commission must release documents

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: US senator testifies at congressman’s corruption trial
Centre Daily Times: Public responds to SCASD elementary school plan
Erie Times-News: Cemetery the best place to explain Memorial Day

Opinion
Patriot News: Pa’s schools have changed – why do we keep funding them the same way?: Art Haywood
York Dispatch: Don’t play politics with kids’ lives
Tribune Review: Clinton’s enablers on the right
Inquirer: Will reaching out to city’s homeless be enough?
Bucks County Courier Times: Too many planners spoil the meeting
Delco Daily Times: Two views of Chester
Observer Reporter: Quigley was a courageous public servant
Post-Gazette: Know your foodstuff: New nutrition labels are a good move from FDA

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup May 26: Fair Funding Formula a ‘giant’ step for Harrisburg; Now let’s fund it
Citified: Council’s Convoluted Container Tax Policy
Keystone Crossroads: State plan on aging reveals gaps, challenges of serving seniors
2 Political Junkies: More For Senator Toomey To Worry About

May 27th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “5/27 PoliticsPA Playbook”

  1. Tim says:

    Just another unqualified elected official in way over his head Mr. Ha Ha. Most of those juies serving life without parole are right where they need to be. Spring any of these monsters and they will re-offend and murder again Mr. Liberal. Then the victims blood will be on YOUR hands and I will say, “Told you so. “.

  2. Tim says:

    Generl Electric plant in Erie laying off another 190 union workers making the total 1,700+ since January as they prepare to close the Erie plant and move all production to Texas and India. This will end their union workforce and move all production to the “right to work state” of Texas and $10 a day wage slaves of India. Thereby ensuring millions more in profit for the megalithic corporate monster. Meanwhile the Erie plant is a gigantic brownfield site, an ecologic disaster that would cost billion to remediate.But they won’t spend a penny they’ll just shutter the plant and pay the propert taxes which will be a lot cheaper than cleaning up this toxic waste dump.

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