5/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14New endorsements in the Democratic Commonwealth Court primary, and Real ID advances, brings federalism issues to light.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Commonwealth Court: Democratic Primary Endorsements Thread: Judge Ellen Ceisler’s campaign announced two new endorsements, and Judges Ceisler and Cosgrove were endorsed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  

City & State: As REAL ID effort advances in House, federalism issues come to light: On Monday, the House State Government Committee moved along a Senate measure that would put Pennsylvania on the road toward compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, which requires states to adopt specific, nationwide standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to strengthen immigration enforcement and boost homeland security.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House, Senate push similar building code legislation, hope to iron out remaining differences.
Capitolwire: House advances more opioid bills.
Capitolwire: House okays pension forfeiture changes.
State House Sound Bites: Obstacles ahead for bills to merge prisons, parole board
State House Sound Bites: State Senate bill prompts disagreement over separation of powers
StateImpact: Critics wary of state support for nuclear power industry

Philadelphia
Inquirer: City controller candidates report dollars raised
inquirer: Untermeyer spending big on second run for DA
Inquirer: Father sues Turning Points child welfare agency in deaths of son, stepdaughter
Philadelphia Magazine: Wolf Pushes to Revoke License of Berks County Immigration Detention Center
Philadelphia Magazine: Study: Educated Millennials Are Leaving Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Magazine: Deadline Nears for Endangerment Charges to Be Filed Against Amtrak Engineer
Philadelphia Magazine: Listen to the Latest “Pushback” Podcast: The Burdens and Privileges of Being the Face of a Movement
Philadelphia Magazine: Report: Philly Sees Drop in Election Board Candidates
Philadelphia Magazine: David Magerman Sues Breitbart Billionaire and Donald Trump Pal Bob Mercer
WHYY Newsworks: Trump tax proposals too dramatic, several area lawmakers say
WHYY Newsworks: Separation of powers at crux of Pa. Senate disagreement
WHYY Newsworks: Commonwealth Fund says GOP health care bill goes in the wrong direction
WHYY Newsworks: Soda industry keeps up pressure on Philly City Council
WHYY Newsworks: Essay: Distinguishing among Philly DA candidates’ positions on the death penalty
WHYY Newsworks: Post-Trump activism isn’t showing up in Philly election boards
Billy Penn: The AHCA and what PA congressional districts stand to lose
KYW Newsradio: Immigration Advocates: Raid On Chester County Farm Driving Immigrant Community Underground
KYW Newsradio: Controllers Primary Pits Three-Term Incumbent Against Political Novice
KYW Newsradio: Deadlines Fast Approaching For Voters Wanting To Cast Ballot In PA Primary Election
Philadelphia Business Journal: PHL17 parent company acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Controller race: Butkovitz to tackle soda tax, Rhynhart to examine PPA & push for transparency
Philadelphia Business Journal: Dispelling common myths about Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Regional Morning Briefing: Discarded cigarette started restaurant blaze; college students protest
Pottstown Mercury: Eight Phoenixville Area School Board candidates vie for four open seats
Pottstown Mercury: Experts at Pennsylvania conference say cannabis can help fight opioid epidemic
Bucks County Courier Times: U.S. senators from PA introduce cockpit safety bill named after Bucks County pilot killed on 9/11
Bucks County Courier Times: Incumbent, challenger face off for GOP nomination for Warminster supervisor seat
Bucks County Courier Times: New Hope-Solebury school board race includes 4 newcomers
Bucks County Courier Times: Infographic: Warminster Primary by the numbers
Bucks County Courier Times: Steve Santarsiero updates NAACP on hate crimes in Bucks County
Bucks County Courier Times: In Bucks’ Centennial School District, 10 candidates seek 4 seats in primary election
Bucks County Courier Times: Recovery houses dominate discussion in Bristol Township council race
Delco Daily Times: Christine Flowers: Keeping the faith on free speech

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Pa. Delegate To GOP Convention Accused Of ‘Fat-Shaming’ Trump Spokesperson
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania House proposal would end indoor smoking in bars, casinos
Tribune Review: With federal deadline pushed back, restaurants continue to plan calorie displays
Tribune Review: Aspinwall to have study of police department needs
Tribune Review: Ross Township rolls out rules for budding marijuana businesses
Tribune Review: Penn Hills taps ex-cop Sens to fill Kuhn’s school board seat
Tribune Review: 2 face off for Leetsdale district judge party nominations
Post-Gazette: Last school board forum attracts all candidates
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania tech sector rallies against proposed tax
Post-Gazette: Penn Hills fills vacant school board seat

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Wolf, PennDOT announce road funds
Altoona Mirror: Spring Cove budget to require tax increase
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone appoints Latchford to mayoral post
Beaver County Times: Casey, Toomey re-introduce bill to improve safety on airplanes
Beaver County Times: Ambridge district judge suspension extended

NEPA
Standard-Speaker: Barletta gets eye-opening tour of LCCC, hot job prospects
Standard-Speaker: Hazleton Area School District facing more students, less cash
Standard-Speaker: Marino stepped away from drug czar for family
Times-Tribune: Scranton board spends six minutes talking about finance
Times-Tribune: DA raises almost twice as much campaign money as opponent
Times-Tribune: Tribune, parent company of WNEP, sold to Fox 56 owner Sinclair
Times Leader: Parent company of WNEP to be acquired by Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Times Leader: At LCCC, Barletta, Yudichak cite report touting community colleges

South Central
WPMT: Bill that protects bus drivers/crossing guards who admininister epi-pens to students heads to Governor desk
WHTM: House panel approves Real ID bill
WHTM: Pennsylvania House fires Xerox, hires Canon. But at what cost?
Patriot News: Pat Toomey helps draft Senate healthcare bill; Bob Casey demands GOP stop sabotaging health system
Patriot News: Harrisburg mayor’s race heats up with accusations
Patriot News: Uber raises rates in eight states, including Pa., to fund driver insurance program
Patriot News: Court voids ex-House Speaker Bill DeWeese’s $116K restitution for corruption convictions
Patriot News: Taxes and economic growth top issues list in the race for York City Mayor
Patriot News: Six running for three Dauphin County judgeships
Lancaster Online: Voters guide: What Lancaster County residents can expect in the primaries
Lancaster Online: WLCH-FM to rebroadcast two Lancaster mayoral debates

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Sen. Toomey helps chart course for Senate version of AHCA
Morning Call: Candidates offer ideas on spreading NIZ benefits
Morning Call: Whitehall-Coplay property owners would see 2.61 percent tax hike
Morning Call: Property tax up about 3 percent in Northampton Area School District
Morning Call: Legal challenge cost Allentown mayoral candidate Luiz Garcia $12,000
Morning Call: Allentown mayor candidates Q&A: Does the city have enough firefighters?
Reading Eagle: Voters Guide: Here’s what you need to know
Reading Eagle: Voters Guide: Pennsylvania courts

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Permits to be issued soon for Pa. medical marijuana facilities
Centre Daily Times: State College school board OKs final budget proposal with tax hike
Erie Times-News: County Council to hold summer meetings around Erie County
Erie Time-News: Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

Opinion
Inquirer: Senator turned felon doesn’t deserve state pension
Inquirer: Wage-tax cuts would help Philly prosper
Tribune Review: A cure for ObamaCare? At best, a bandage
Altoona Mirror: Hillary remains in denial
Bucks County Courier Times: Repeat offenders
Patriot News: Enraged by anti-Trump protesters, state lawmakers nationwide launch a free-speech crackdown: John L. Micek
Patriot News: Yes, we need charter school reform. This House bill isn’t the way to do it: Lawrence A. Feinberg
Lancaster Online: The Sunshine Act takes another direct hit in East Cocalico Township
Post-Gazette: Lead watch: The county is right to test kids for lead poisoning
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Spending deal promising, but will cooperation last?

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