5/4 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Marino no longer joining the Trump Trump administration, new endorsements in the Commonwealth Court primary, Barletta considers a run for Senate, and Wagner takes a tracker’s camera.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Breaking: Marino No Longer Joining Trump Administration: President Donald Trump will not name Congressman Tom Marino to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Commonwealth Court: Democratic Primary Endorsements Thread: Judge Ellen Ceisler’s campaign announced four new endorsements this week.  

Reader Poll: Should Barletta Run For U.S. Senate: Congressman Lou Barletta is rumored to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate, but should he run?

Barletta Considering Senate Bid: Congressman Lou Barletta, an early support of President Trump, is rumored to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate next year.

Wagner Confronts Tracker, Grabs Camera: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner got into a tussle with a tracker from American Bridge at a country club near York.

Capitolwire: Health Department reports improvement in rape test kit processing, but more work to be done.
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: Advocates working to spread the word about curtailing gerrymandering
State House Sound Bites: Report: Pennsylvania’s not keeping its educated millennials
StateImpact: Some PA water systems still struggle to reach federal health standards, report says

KYW: To Beat Brain Drain, Governor Wolf Pushes Perception Change
Inquirer: Pa. Gov. Wolf, 11 other governors, urge Trump in letter to stay in Paris pact
Inquirer: Pa. weighs restoring $20,000 monthly pension for convicted Senate leader
Inquirer: Trump targeting IRS rule on churches
Inquirer: Councilman walks neighborhood where arsonists struck
Inquirer: With Trump urging, Barletta mulls run against Casey

Bucks County Courier Times: Small games of chance on ballot again in Newtown Township
Bucks County Courier Times: Local defenders of clean water receive help from a hero in their field
Bucks County Courier Times: Centennial school directors say pension costs causing property tax hikes
Bucks County Courier Times: Infographic: The Newtown Mayor’s Race
Bucks County Courier Times: Penndel Democrats battle for borough council
Bucks County Courier Times: Veteran district judge facing challenge for first time in Middletown
Bucks County Courier Times: Northampton district judge facing challenger in May primary
Delco Times: State troopers return to crime-plagued Chester streets
Delco Times: Delco council gives lesson in governing at Haverford High
Delco Times: This time, demonstrators thank Meehan for opposing GOP health care bill
Pottstown Mercury: Officials tout Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission streetlight program

Tribune Review: UPMC says its quarterly operating income dropped from a year ago
Tribune Review: Coal miners-turned-coders inspire Western Pennsylvania educators
Tribune Review: Mayoral candidate Harris discusses election issues in online interview
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh City Council gives nod to PWSA restructuring deal
Tribune Review: Attorney challenges Woodland Hills school officials to charity boxing match
Tribune Review: Allegheny County moves closer to requiring blood tests for children to detect lead
Tribune Review: Pittsburghers to get free water filters
Tribune Review: Aurora Innovation joins Pittsburgh’s self-driving car ecosystem
Tribune Review: Differences abound between Monessen mayoral candidates
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County Bar Association weighs in on judicial race
Tribune Review: ‘Welcome home,’ 16 new U.S. citizens told at naturalization ceremony in Greensburg
Tribune Review: Trafford takes first step to hire new manager
Tribune Review: Spring event celebrates Millvale’s small businesses
Tribune Review: Effort to host candidates night at Gateway High doesn’t pass school board muster
Tribune Review: Attorney challenges veteran incumbent for northern Allegheny County district judge seat
Tribune Review: Tax hike included in Plum school budget draft
Tribune Review: Sewickley Parking Authority makes changes to borough parking stations
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh school board candidates focus on funding, discipline
Post-Gazette: Convicted state senator wants pension restored
Post-Gazette: Apple considering expanding, adding jobs in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Displaced workers get a boost from training program
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Health Board approves lead tests for children
Post-Gazette: Mayor’s office: Distribution of free water filter begins next week
Early Returns: Casey takes to Twitter to try to stop deportation of Honduran mother and child
Pittsburgh Business Times: Chicago firm applies to open medical marijuana dispensary in Strip District
Pittsburgh Business Times: Optimism soars among Pennsylvania’s small business owners, according to PNC Economic Outlook
Pittsburgh Business Times: Kraft Heinz CEO calls Q1 soft, expects stronger sales in second half of year
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh startup named a 2017 Global Urban Innovator
WESA: Lavelle & Burgess Propose URA Bond, Realty Tax Increase To Fund Affordable Housing
WESA: As Medical Cannabis Implemented, Wolf Says PA Not Ready For Recreational Weed
WESA: McLay Resignation, Morale & Community Policing Top Mayoral Candidates’ Public Safety Concerns
KDKA: Pitt Grad Develops Fast Way To Communicate Views To Congress
KDKA: Developer May Be Having Change Of Heart For North Shore Project
KDKA: Candidate For Governor Grabs Opposition Researcher’s Camera
KDKA: Pittsburgh Buying $580,000 Worth Of Smart Garbage Cans
KDKA: Sheetz Looking To Hire 3,400 More Workers
City Paper: Can John Welch rise above the circus surrounding the Pittsburgh mayoral election to be a viable challenger to Bill Peduto?
City Paper: Mayor of Pittsburgh
City Paper: Pittsburgh City Council District 4
City Paper: Allegheny County Council District 12
WPXI: Sen. Casey ‘outraged’ over Berks County deportation case

Beaver County Times: Beaver County officials, Comprehensive owners to meet Thursday
Beaver County Times: Space available in Beaver County Human Services Building
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa-area renters to pay more to start water, sewer service
Observer-Reporter: Review planned of Canonsburg Lake bridge project near eagle habitat
Observer-Reporter: This year’s federal Community Development Block Grant program appears to be funded
Altoona Mirror: County rebuts McClure claims
Altoona Mirror: Attorney general vows to extend anti-opioid campaign
Altoona Mirror: FEMA rejects city request
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO: State’s top physician urges individualized treatment approach for opioid addicts
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bill would toughen penalties for repeat DUI offenders
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Langerholc to host telephone town hall on drug crisis
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Gloomy jobs report carries silver lining; More opportunities for work expected
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Tech execs: ‘Good stuff’ happening in Johnstown

Times Leader: W-B Area Board chooses Plains Twp. site as possible spot for consolidated high school
Standard-Speaker: Rough Trump rally exit
Standard-Speaker: Weatherly Area considers a property tax increase
Standard-Speaker: Sources: Marino won’t be drug czar

South Central
Patriot News: Lou Barletta considering challenging Bob Casey, on Trump’s encouragement
Patriot News: Harrisburg mayoral candidates on parking, National Civil War Museum, police chief and more
Patriot News: After camera scuffle, gov candidate Wagner: ‘I’m not going to back down to people like this’
Patriot News: Marino cites mother’s illness in withdrawing name from drug czar consideration
Patriot News: Democratic official jeers at possibility of a Barletta run against Casey
Patriot News: Citing ‘fiscal irresponsibility,’ Cumberland County asks CAT board to join them in voting down budget
Patriot News: Two candidates face off in May primary for York County District Attorney
Patriot News: Pennsylvania budget picture: new revenue estimates show big gaps ahead
Patriot News: Nine running for three judge seats in York County in primary
Lancaster Online: Sen. Scott Martin begins planning response to Atlantic Sunrise pipeline protests in Lancaster County; Opponents call it ‘disrespectful’
Lancaster Online: Child abuse cases up 11 percent in Lancaster County, with 146 confirmed reports in 2016
Lancaster Online: At Rotary Club mayoral debate, menu includes Lancaster Square, Southern Market, and closure of city’s Giant
Lancaster Online: Watch: State Sen. Scott Wagner confronts cameraman, tells crowd ‘you’re about to see your senator in action’
Lancaster Online: Lancaster city Democratic mayoral debate set for May 4 at The Ware Center

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Casey in race against time to save mom, child from ‘possible death’
Morning Call: Speaking to gun-safety group, Pat Toomey reaffirms support for background check bill
Morning Call: Child abuse cases and deaths rose in Pennsylvania last year, report says
Morning Call: March snow removal cost Allentown $193,000 for private contractors
Morning Call: Pa. governor candidate grabs man’s video camera
Morning Call: With Trump’s encouragement, Barletta weighs U.S. Senate run against Casey
Reading Eagle: Senator slams administration after mother, young son deported from center in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Race is key issue in underfunding of Pottstown and Reading school districts, study says
Reading Eagle: Council on Chemical Abuse releases documents on how it spent taxpayers’ money
Reading Eagle: Republican running for Reading Council president
Reading Eagle: Pottstown Borough Council abandons idea of abolishing wards

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Thompson ‘committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare’
Erie Times-News: Democratic candidates for Erie mayor talk issues at forum
Erie Times-News: Erie schools consider transportation changes
Erie Times-News: Three vie for Erie County Council’s 4th District seat

Tribune Review: H-2B visas: ‘Need’ vs. reality
Bucks County Courier Times: Another View: A good tax idea from Trump
Patriot News: No, Congressman Shuster, protecting airline passengers is not ‘overburdening business’: Editorial
Patriot News: Wagner’s tangle with cameraman was an unforced error that will come back to bite him: John L. Micek
Patriot News: After tangle with cameraman, did Scott Wagner just disqualify himself?: Nick Field
Standard-Speaker: Public money, public interest
Lancaster Online: Nurse practitioners should be given the freedom to practice independently in Pennsylvania
Inquirer: A tale of two speeches: Caitlyn Jenner vs. Trump
Daily News: Planned Parenthood falsehoods
Post-Gazette: Publish the policies: City police should share standards with the public
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Talk of loosening libel laws can never be tolerated
City & State: Time to reach the end of the line for family dynasties in PA politics

One Response

  1. Why not include the weather forecast and comics from the Pgh papers? Water filters? Smart garbage cans? And we get only six articles from the largest city in the state? Please.

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