5/3 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll shows Trump still polarizing figure, Mango sets the date for his announcement, our reader poll shows Woodruff will get the most votes in the Supreme Court primary, and Planned Parenthood takes on Meehan.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call: Trump Continues to Polarize Pennsylvania: President Trump continues to be a polarizing figure across the state, generating strong opinions from registered voters.

Mango To Announce Bid for Governor: Allegheny County businessman Paul Mango will be announcing his bid for Governor in two weeks, the day after the 2017 primary.

Reader Poll: Woodruff Will Get The Most Votes in The Supreme Court Primary: The majority of our readers say that Judge Dwayne Woodruff will get the most votes in the Supreme Court primary.

Planned Parenthood Launches Ad Targeting Meehan on Planned Parenthood Funding: Planned Parenthood Action Fund is launching an ad campaign against Congressman Pat Meehan over the Republican push to repeal and replace the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood.

Statewide
Capitolwire: PA’s bad budget problems haven’t gotten much worse, but causes of revenue weakness aren’t entirely clear, says IFO.
State House Sound Bites: Report shows state revenues down across the board
StateImpact: Delco zoning board refuses to block Mariner East 2 pipeline

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Fed budget bill may force officials to divulge more on polluted military sites in Montco, Bucks
Inquirer: An angry Sen. Wagner takes matters into his own hands – literally
Inquirer: U.S. probing Local 98 payment for Seth Williams’ daughters to attend summer camps abroad
Inquirer: State Sen. Hughes to House Speaker Turzai: ‘Stay the hell out of Philadelphia’
Inquirer: Philly journalism institute gets millions in new donations

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Countdown to May primary, voter registration flat in Bucks, Montgomery counties
Bucks County Courier Times: Northampton district judge facing challenger in May primary
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock school board candidates debate issues during forum at Richboro Elementary School
Bucks County Courier Times: Shortage of houses for sale leads to bidding wars in Bucks, Montgomery counties
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville School Board candidates see progress
Delco Times: Thornbury stands by permits for Sunoco pipeline
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco commissioners asked to OK $11M in open space preservation grants
Daily Local: Pipeline safety meeting set for Thursday in East Goshen
Daily Local: Anti-gerrymanderring forum scheduled in Unionville

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh to spend $580K on ‘smart’ garbage can technology
Tribune Review: PWSA is second largest U.S. water system exceeding federal lead level
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh Realtors warn tax increase will drive homebuyers to suburbs
Tribune Review: Candidates bring varying philosophies to race for Westmoreland County judge
Tribune Review: Arnold Democrats put focus on financial recovery in council primary
Tribune Review: 5 Democrats vie for four seats in Blawnox council primary
Tribune Review: Hampton Township Council races uncontested
Tribune Review: 5 are cross-filed for 4 Gateway School Board seats
Post-Gazette: Coal jobs prove lucrative, but not for those in the mines
Post-Gazette: Thanks tech! Philly finally gives Pittsburgh its due
Post-Gazette: City Council eyes scholarship fund for pre-kindergartners
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates devour food issues at debate

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Attorney general vows to extend anti-opioid campaign
Altoona Mirror: County rebuts McClure claims
Altoona Mirror: State police honor Weaver
Beaver County Times: Casey says continuing resolution secures funding for coal miners’ health-care benefits
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: New fentanyl analogue could be Narcan-resistant, DEA says
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State police honor trooper slain on duty late last year
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Supervisor violated ethics act, panel says

NEPA
Times Leader: Gov. Wolf requests federal disaster aid for March snowstorm
Times Leader: Residents question Wyoming Valley Levee fee increase
Standard-Speaker: School district forum addresses state’s new attendance policy
Standard-Speaker: Gov. asks Trump for blizzard relief funds
Standard-Speaker: Council plan may avert Hazleton layoffs
Times-Tribune: PA Office of Open Records to review Scranton sewer sale fees in newspaper appeal of redactions
Times-Tribune: Scranton school finance discussion raises transparency questions
Times-Tribune: Gloves off as Scranton council candidates debate

South Central
Patriot News: Conservative group grades Congress members: How did Pa.’s rate?
Patriot News: Socialist candidate interrupts Harrisburg mayoral debate: ‘I had to crash the party’
Patriot News:That’s entertaining’: 5 raucous moments from Harrisburg’s mayoral debate
Patriot News: Pa. shows significant progress in reducing backlog of untested sexual assault evidence
Patriot News: Ex-Mayor Steve Reed gets involved in current Harrisburg mayor’s race
Patriot News: Landon Weaver memorialized as 97th slain Pa. state trooper
Lancaster Online: Senator hosts event as proactive approach to Conestoga Township pipeline protest
Lancaster Online: Finding a balance: Merchants, parking authority say meeting over enforcement, signage concerns was productive
Lancaster Online: Pennsylvania faces $1.2B budget hole this year; April tax collections fall short by $537M

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Casey leads call for end to detention of kids, moms in Berks
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s deficit growing as fiscal year winds down
Morning Call: Bethlehem council backs ethics training
Morning Call: Don’t shop for power? Some PPL Electric customers will pay 14 percent more
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley jobless rate barely budges in March
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley judge holds campaign rally for state court election
Morning Call: Spending bill helps retired coal miners
Reading Eagle: Berks anti-drug abuse agency keeps spending details secret
Reading Eagle: Sen. Bob Casey: Release 4 children from Berks County center
Reading Eagle: Mayor says he will call federal agency about ‘illegal aliens’

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Commissioners publish $5 vehicle registration fee increase ordinance
Centre Daily Times: Borough Council narrowly enacts amendment to Zoning Ordinance
Erie Times-News: Erie County unemployment lowest since 2015
Erie Times-News: Two seek Harborcreek district judge post

Opinion
Daily News: Inconvenience story: How Philly is attacking 7-Elevens
Daily News: I can’t wait for this ‘Summer’ to end
Tribune Review: The Coulter episode: Liberals’ feeble defense
Morning Call: Kevin Shivers: Small businesses optimistic about economy, tax reform under Trump
Altoona Mirror: AG audit concern for state
Bucks County Courier Times: Singing the budget blues
Delco Times: Editorial: Voting: It’s of primary importance
Patriot News: Trump’s 100th Day speech in Harrisburg was the most hate-filled in modern history: Michael Gerson
Patriot News: Tell your legislator to protect your gun rights: Joshua Prince
Lancaster Online: Editorial: Lancaster County ambulance services are sounding a siren that needs to be heard
Inquirer: Ask Rep. Tom MacArthur why he wants to cut your health care

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  1. Tim, do you hate much? Biggest racist diatribe ever on this blog. Straight up KKK. Does anyone wonder why he supports an idiot thug like Wagner, who should be arrested and go to jail. Sounds like Tim will be “right behind him”, as usual. Or is Wagner right behind Tim?

  2. Gee, does Tim have anger problems? I hope he’s not a cop with a gun.

  3. Media silent on Trump/Pence assassination chants @ Philly May Day Protests by antifa commie leftists and the 11 bulidngs the burned in arson attacks in a protest against “gentrification” in Filthadelphia! As long as tax dollars by the billions are being squandered to support this sewer of a city where the welfare rats live it up on your tax dollars, nothing will change.
    Here are the links…,
    http://ntknetwork.com/may-day-protester-in-philadelphia-chants-kill-trump-kill-pence/
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/breaking-eleven-homes-torched-philly-may-day-arson-attack-far-left-groups-suspected/
    A crime infested hell hole of a city, unfit for human habitation. The place should be razed.

  4. Wait, what?! Wagner beat up on a tracker and stole his memory card?! That is positively insane! That is worse than George Allen using a racial slur to refer to the guy tracking him; at least that guy didn’t have to get medical treatment.

    Also, perhaps I am picking nits, but it took place in York, not Philadelphia, and concerns a York politician seeking statewide office, so it is probably more appropriate under Statewide than getting buried under Philadelphia, though I imagine you are busy drafting a story at the moment. It is simply mind blowing that a sitting state Senator and the likely Republican candidate for Governor just did something that unhinged.

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