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December 3rd Playbook

Pennsylvania Society has come and gone, and PoliticsPA is recapping the top rumors and stories coming out of the receptions from NYC. Here is the Playbook.

PA Society Weekend Chatter: The weekend has come and gone, and we are recapping the top rumors and stories coming out of the receptions.  

November 30th Ups & Downs: A former Democratic Attorney General reports to prison, the Lehigh Valley once again has representation in Congress, a Republican candidate for City Council in Philadelphia gets in hot water for some racist Facebook posts and a Lackawanna Democrat finds himself a leadership role in the House. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Crunch time nears in Pennsylvania to buy new voting machines
AP: Pennsylvania state lawmaker gets probation in bribery case
AP: The Latest: Speaker says sentencing ended lawmaker’s term
AP: Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic
AP: The Latest: Pennsylvania will be 1st to get Bloomberg funds
StateImpactPA: Mariner East pipelines: Judge reviews request for immediate shutdown
StateImpactPA: Listen: Pa.’s biggest coal ash pond asks for new water pollution permit
PLSReporter: Wolf creates commission to study redistricting, drawings cries of grandstanding from legislative Republicans
PLSReporter: Brown sentenced to 23 month probation, still withholds resignation
PLSReporter: Scarnati asks Williams for proof of residency ahead of swearing in
PLSReporter: VIDEO: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – November 26, 2018
PLSReporter: Wagner audit of Allegheny County DPW finds lax oversight, cost overruns
Inquirer: Bipartisan praise for former President Bush from Pennsylvania and New Jersey leaders
Inquirer: Presidents, Pa. officials offer praise for George H.W. Bush
Inquirer: Pennsylvania to pilot Bloomberg initiative to fight opioid epidemic
Inquirer: At Pennsylvania Society, talk of bipartisanship, brotherhood … and bacon
WITF: Pa. politicos take annual trip to NYC for glitz, networking, and cocktails
PA Post: Can a moderate Republican like Tom Killion survive in the Philly suburbs?
Billy Penn: GOP to Wolf: Your redistricting commission is a ‘distraction’
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Orders Flags To Fly Half-Staff To Honor Former President George H.W. Bush   
KDKA: A Humble Person & A Wonderful Friend: Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh Remembers Former President George H.W. Bush
Altoona Mirror: Food stamp work plan thwarted

Inquirer: No verdict yet for top Bob Brady aide in campaign finance case
Inquirer: More ‘errors’ found in records of city land sales to Point Breeze developer  
Inquirer: U.N. speech by Temple prof draws fire from university’s board chair
Inquirer: Pennsylvania to pilot Bloomberg initiative to fight opioid epidemic
Inquirer: At Pennsylvania Society, talk of bipartisanship, brotherhood … and bacon
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia’s financial watchdog issues a warning on overtime
WHYY Newsworks: City Council downsizes new protections for renters in ‘good cause’ bill
City Lab: Philadelphia Service Workers Could Be Next to Get a Fair Workweek Law
Billy Penn: INBOX: Here’s Mayor Kenney’s statement on the passing of George H.W. Bush
Philadelphia Magazine: Second Man Arrested in Philly Marine Attack Wanted “More Violence” at Trump Inauguration

PA Post: Can a moderate Republican like Tom Killion survive in the Philly suburbs?
Bucks County Courier Times: Warminster reconfiguring animal control agreements with adjacent towns
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents urge action at state PFAS meeting
Delco Daily Times: Pipeline foe says Delco study proves project’s risk
Pottstown Mercury: Montco receives $500K grant to prevent school violence
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco Sheriff Bunny Welsh won’t seek sixth term
Pottstown Mercury: Chester County adopts plan guiding future growth while preserving open space
Pottstown Mercury: Tax impact ranked last in Perk Valley facility survey
Montgomery Media: North Penn, Lansdale announce green vehicle grants
Daily Local News: Kennett teacher elected vice president of PSEA
Inquirer: Pennsbury schools will reopen Monday, but boil-water alert remains in force

Post-Gazette: Republican Senate leader asks Senator-elect Lindsey Williams for information about her residency
Post-Gazette: First night of Hanukkah celebrated with Tree of Life victims in mind
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County judge ordered removed by Superior Court from sex offender case recuses
Post-Gazette: East Pittsburgh police officers pull their last shifts Friday
Post-Gazette: Councilman Corey O’Connor’s aunt killed in pedestrian accident in Squirrel Hill
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh was an important stop on George H.W. Bush’s road to the presidency
Tribune Review: Jury selection in Westmoreland Sheriff Held’s trial to begin Monday
Tribune Review: After no tax hikes for 16 years, Apollo plans huge property tax increase
Tribune Review: Blawnox property taxes expected to hold steady
Tribune Review: Plum School District and teachers union official turn mum on contract talks
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Orders Flags To Fly Half-Staff To Honor Former President George H.W. Bush
KDKA: A Humble Person & A Wonderful Friend: Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh Remembers Former President George H.W. Bush
City Paper: White nationalism stickers posted outside Belvederes in Lawrenceville

Observer-Reporter: D. Raja announces bid for 37th State Senate seat
Observer-Reporter: County government got out of the nursing home business a year ago
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Investigatory information’ at issue: Cambria judge orders DA’s financial records concerning drug forfeiture accounts be made public
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns announces equipment state grant
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local, state officials remember Bush as ‘strong leader,’ ‘amazing guy’
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown Housing Authority gets high marks
Beaver County Times: As he prepares to leave Congress, Rothfus says he’s ‘proud of the work that we did’
Beaver County Times: CCBC calls subsidy deferral a ‘win-win’
Altoona Mirror: Food stamp work plan thwarted
Altoona Mirror: Gregory keeping offices

Standard-Speaker: City property tax hike could be reduced
Pocono Record: Mayors commit to future of solar energy
Pocono Record: Public meeting with PennDOT Dec. 4 on I-80 expansion
Pocono Record: Bridge replacement project coming to end
News Item: Court to make case for hiring at salary board meeting
Times Leader: Federal agency: Luzerne County government office has too much money in bank
Citizens Voice: Revenue Dept. tapping emerging beer market

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: In Manhattan, a bit of the shine goes off the Pennsylvania Society’s apple
Harrisburg Patriot News: ABC27′s parent company to acquire Fox 43: report
Harrisburg Patriot News: Hand up or hand out? Nuclear power’s supporters make case for state help for reactors
Harrisburg Patriot News: PA Unite Against White Supremacy rally held on Capitol steps
Harrisburg Patriot News: Public not notified of spill adjacent to Lycoming County native trout stream
Carlisle Sentinel: United Way of the Capital Region honors Vance with Humanitarian Award
York Daily Record: Remembering George Bush: His York connections
York Dispatch: Platts: Bush ‘one of the real heroes of our nation’
LNP | LancasterOnline: George H.W. Bush made at least 5 appearances in Lancaster County over 20 years
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster city police expect many positives from adding social worker

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Susan Wild, House Democrats say government reform bill will be next Congress’s first act
Morning Call: From swearing-in to standing with Pelosi, Susan Wild wraps up her first week as a congresswoman
Reading Eagle: In Harrisburg, more bills fail than pass
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s exit interview
Reading Eagle: Reading’s ex-mayor remembered for kind demeanor
Reading Eagle: Berks temporary Congresswomen pursue political reforms
Reading Eagle: Berks politicians join the nation in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Wolf says turnpike drivers could soon get a break
Express Times: The time Bush 41 threw Lehigh Valley-made horseshoes, and other remembrances

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Centre County judge rules in favor of 2 frats over State College, zoning hearing board
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Budget plan shows no tax increase for Clinton County
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Drugs, affordable housing among local concerns
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commissioners approve $241K retirement fund contribution hike
Erie Times-News: Erie to test police body cameras in 2019
Erie Times-News: 51 apply to fill Erie City Council vacancy

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The common thread: Domestic violence often leads to other violent acts
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A nation’s duty: Argentina should heed families’ wishes on remains
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Last of the breed
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Phony prescriptions: Health professionals must be on guard for fraud
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Overruled once again: Judge McDaniel should face sanctions for bias
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Lesson from East Pittsburgh: The borough disbands a police force it never needed
Inquirer Editorial Board: Second casino a bad bet for a city struggling with poverty
John Baer: Pennsylvania lawmakers, judges, others get pay raises — because it’s that time of the year
Kirstin Snow: This is why I don’t go to Pennsylvania Society
Charlie Gerow: Pennsylvania Society is more than just parties
Paul Muschick: 8 hours in jail? House arrest? C’mon! Light sentences for Ed Pawlowski cronies are ridiculous
Will Bunch: George H.W. Bush was a family man and war hero who gave America its horribly destructive politics
Marc Lamont Hill: I’m sorry my word choices caused harm
Dava Guerin: Pres. George H.W. Bush taught me how to care about all people, even those I disagree with
Jenice Armstrong: Fired CNN commentator says remarks on Middle East are being misconstrued
Trudy Rubin: Saudi women activists jailed and tortured. Still, Trump supports Mohammed bin Salman
Bart Blatstein: Temple should take action after Marc Lamont Hill’s Israel comments
Abraham Gutman: From Tel Aviv, Marc Lamont Hill’s Palestine comments don’t sound so wrong to me
David M. Shribman: The ‘Frontrunner’ and me
David M. Shribman: An American life. A life of purpose.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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