January 22nd Playbook

Elected officials across the state celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here is the Playbook.

Casey Rules Out 2020 Presidential Bid: The Pennsylvania Democrat believes it is best for him to stay in the Senate.

Sen. Alloway To Retire in February: The Republican state Senator cites being “sick and tired” of politics in Pennsylvania as a reason for stepping away, according to The Caucus.

Harrisburg & DC
The Times Leader: Wolf, Fetterman, Shapiro, celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lawmaker: I’m quitting because I’m ‘sick and tired’ of Pa. politics
Post-Gazette: Trump campaign deepens Pa. ties ahead of 2020 election
Post-Gazette: New gambling money poured into state in 2018. Now more new games will begin
WPSU: Republican Pa. State Rep Eyes U.S. House Seat Marino Is Leaving
WITF: Amid PA gambling expansion, questions arise about federal laws
Inquirer: Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected as record turnout encountered Pa.’s tight deadlines
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Statewide tip line for school threats used 400 times in first week  
StateImpactPA: Sunoco to ‘purge’ part of Mariner East 1 after new sinkhole opens at Lisa Drive
Carlisle Sentinel: Delozier announces new Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

KYW Newsradio: Kenney pledges city relief to federal workers affected by government shutdown
KYW Newsradio: Free resource fair for furloughed workers advises on employment, financial services
KYW Newsradio: MLK Day of Service focuses on ending gun violence
KYW Newsradio: Government trade mitigation food program creates more burden than help
Billy Penn: Video: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Philadelphia, 1965
Inquirer: Free Library borrowers face long waits for books, materials — the side-effect of a shrunken materials budget
Inquirer: ‘Let’s just take a pause’: Philadelphia postpones land sales amid reports of misconduct

Pottstown Mercury: Krazalkovich announces bid for Montco commissioner
KYW Newsradio: Delco judicial candidate getting word out to voters that he has Parkinson’s
KYW Newsradio: Delco commission seeks nominations to honor visionary women
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks NAACP to swear in executives Jan. 28
Delco Daily Times: Another sinkhole exposes pipeline in Chesco neighborhood  
Delco Daily Times: When Delco elected a governor: William Cameron Sproul
Daily Local News: Workshop in West Chester to address gun violence   
Daily Local News: Schools districts join complaint filed against Sunoco pipeline   
Daily Local News: Sen. Dinniman continues fight against pipeline

Post-Gazette: Trump campaign deepens Pa. ties ahead of 2020 election
Post-Gazette: Housing costs drive latest migration for Somali Bantu refugees, from Lawrenceville to Northview Heights  
Post-Gazette: Port Authority expects to hire consultant to review fare policy
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County schools to form legislative committee
Tribune Review: Highlands to seek exceptions to increase property taxes by more than state limit
Tribune Review: Plum school board postpones real estate tax-related vote

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Statewide tip line for school threats used 400 times in first week
Beaver County Times: Residents invited to help craft new county comprehensive plan  
Beaver County Times: Ellwood City Council waives some late electric fees for hospital, workers

Times-Tribune: FBI probe clouds Scranton City Council 2019 outlook
Times-Tribune: Recovery plan in Scranton School District could include layoffs, tax hikes, closures
Times-Tribune: Jermyn passes ordinance creating mandatory business registry
The Times Leader: Nine Luzerne County Council applicants interviewed
The Times Leader: Appellate court to hear Ciavarella’s case
Citizens Voice: Wilkes announces plans to start police department

South Central   
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lawmaker: I’m quitting because I’m ‘sick and tired’ of Pa. politics
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster Mayor Sorace to deliver first ‘State of the City’ address Tuesday
Carlisle Sentinel: Delozier announces new Criminal Justice Reform Caucus
York Dispatch: Alloway to retire, leaving some York County municipalities without state senator  
York Dispatch: York City Fire Chief David Michaels retiring  
York Dispatch: Water rates to increase after York Water Co. settlement
York Daily Record: Updates: Who’s planning to run for judge, other elected offices in York County in 2019
Harrisburg Patriot News: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 in Central Pa.

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Kevin Barnhardt announces he’s seeking fourth term as Berks County commissioner
Reading Eagle: Former Reading managing director pursued similar job in York
Reading Eagle: Muhlenberg Township commissioners seek easements for revitalization project
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley finds Martin Luther King’s call to service and justice still resonates

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: South Williamsport School Board votes to seek exception to Act 1 tax index; picks new member
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Muncy School Board votes to renew contract
Erie Times-News: Undeterred by cold, Erie marchers honor King

Inquirer Editorial Board: Can Philadelphia stop the bloodshed? Here’s where Kenney’s latest plan could help
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The unknown King
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The shutdown soap opera: More and more of government is deemed essential
John Baer: Can Philadelphia’s new and different delegation to Harrisburg mean anything new and different for Philadelphia?
Andrew Stober: Philly leaders should make affordable housing a reality in Passyunk Square
Annie Heckenberger: Did Gillette show us the best an ad can be?
Ernest Owens: The Last Thing Philly’s LGBTQ Community Needs Is a Rainbow Bridge
Suzette Charles: Miss America pageant has a chance to make things right. Here’s how.
Brian O’Neill: Conversational oddities
Marc A. Scaringi: Kentucky students deserve credit for restraint during Lincoln Memorial confrontation
John Micek: Philly has new and different lawmakers. Will that mean new and different politics? | Monday Morning Coffee

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