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March 7th Playbook

The HDCC names a new Executive Director, while Congressional Democrats are aiming to bring back net neutrality legislation. Here is the Playbook.

HD114: Kosierowski, Scavo Talk Property Tax Reform, Minimum Wage and More in Debate: The candidates seemed to agree that property tax relief was necessary, although they see different solutions.

Dena Gleason Named New HDCC Executive Director: She most recently served as the PA State Director of For Our Future.

SD41: DeLoreto Announces Bid for Dem Nomination: The Indiana County businessman is the first Democrat to join the race.

Harrisburg & DC  
KYW Newsradio: Congressional Democrats hope to revive net neutrality
KYW Newsradio: Top Pa. health official fights back against vaccine myths
AP: Lawmakers seek release of critical elder-abuse report
AP: State bans dispensaries from joining cannabis festival
AP: Nation’s oldest black college has plan to address money woes
AP: Pennsylvania imposes $1.5M fine on gas pipeline builder
Morning Call: Q-and-A with Madeleine Dean, Pennsylvania congresswoman on the U.S. House panel probing President Trump
WITF: Struggling Pa. hospitals to test new funding model
WHYY Newsworks: Support for legal marijuana defies party politics in Pa. — among residents, not lawmakers
WHYY Newsworks: Cash for the poor? General Assistance welfare again under threat in Pa.
Daily Local News: Toomey-backed legislation encourages more choice for students
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wants EPA to get tough in efforts to clean up toxic chemicals in drinking water
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Facebook post calling for Pelosi, Schumer to ‘be shot’ seen on Democratic Pa. mayor’s account
PLSReporter: Diamond hopes to eliminate daylight savings with new legislation
PLSReporter: Levine, doctors talk about importance of vaccinating children
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes ending daylight saving time
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf offers U.S. Senate committee several ways to reduce health-care costs
Patriot News: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. raises more questions of nursing home neglect at hearing, cites PennLive investigation
StateImpactPA: Neighbors urge DEP to deny permits for Bucks County industrial-waste plant

KYW Newsradio: Mayor Kenney to propose a $5 billion budget, avoiding controversy in an election year
KYW Newsradio: City Council to decide fate of historic Fishtown church  
KYW Newsradio: Philly’s Gun Violence Task Force arrest 8 people connected to unsolved murders, shootings
KYW Newsradio: Officials call for deeper investigation into Glen Mills abuse allegations
KYW Newsradio: SEPTA Transit Police union on strike after negotiations break down
KYW Newsradio: Lawmakers, advocates come together in call for prison reform
KYW Newsradio: City Council proposes 3 measures to ‘narrow the gap’
Philly Voice: Billy Penn is for sale as Spirited Media pivots, sells local news sites
AP: Philadelphia transit police strike over working conditions
PLSReporter: Policy Committee discusses poverty in North Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: How City Council broke Philly’s app for selling blighted land
WHYY Newsworks: City Council proposes 3 affordable housing fixes
Philadelphia Magazine: Conservative Radio Host Chris Stigall Out at 1210AM
Philadelphia Magazine: Five Questions You Should Ask Candidates Before Signing Their Petitions
Philadelphia Magazine: This Pakistan-Born, London-Raised City Council Candidate Has a Striking Backstory
Philadelphia Magazine: City Commissioner Candidate Picks Up National “Run for Something” Endorsement
Inquirer: As Mayor Kenney prepares to deliver budget address, Philadelphia Free Library asks for $15 million more
Inquirer: Advocates accuse Philly commissioners of illegal decision on voting machines
Inquirer: Here’s how overtime boosts Philly workers retirement checks — and could cost the city $17 million in a single year

Daily Local News: Local lawmakers announce formation of pipeline safety caucus
Daily Local News: Shusterman introduces bill to help create jobs and boost local economy
WHYY Newsworks: Neighbors urge DEP to deny permits for Bucks County industrial-waste plant
Delco Daily Times: Scanlon leads House debate on ‘For The People Act’
Delco Daily Times: Radnor mulls fees for plastic bags, ban on plastic straws

WESA: Rep. Mike Doyle Announces Legislation To Restore Net Neutrality Rules
City Paper: Polarizing, unapologetic, not “your everyday politician”: Darlene Harris digs in for a three-challenger primary in May  
City Paper: Pittsburgh news site The Incline is up for sale  
City Paper: Questions about eviction? Landlord-Tenant Town Hall provides legal advice
PLSReporter: Allegheny County Council considers banning conversion therapy on minors
KDKA: Butler County Returns To Paper Voting Ballots To Meet New State Mandates
Pittsburgh Business Times: Union workers to rally at Wabtec headquarters
Post-Gazette: Air pollution frustration spills out at health board meeting   
Post-Gazette: AG Josh Shapiro’s case against PWSA to go to common pleas court
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh planning ‘artistic intersection’ in Shadyside to commemorate gay pride
Tribune Review: GOP candidates for Westmoreland commissioner refuse donations tied to no-contract bids
Observer-Reporter: At Fayette listening tour, majority supports recreational marijuana
Observer-Reporter: CHJA rate increase blocked by judge
Observer-Reporter: Chief deputy to serve as interim Greene County sheriff
Observer-Reporter: Deputy county treasurer seeks top job
Altoona Mirror: Hemp offers new avenues

Citizens Voice: Facebook takes down Old Forge mayor’s threatening post
Citizens Voice: Barletta voices his support for alleged hate group
Citizens Voice: Support for mayoral candidate cost Wyoming realtor, suit says
Citizens Voice: City council race gets another challenger in Mark Shaffer
Times-Tribune: Scranton’s unopposed tripled local services tax gains swift court approval
Times-Tribune: Cummings spars with marijuana advocates during Lackawanna County commissioners meeting
Times-Tribune: Committee members offer suggestions for Scranton School District recovery  

South Central  
PA Post: Three Mile Island nuclear power plant to close: What would its loss mean?
Patriot News: Perry County stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization listening tour set – again
LNP | LancasterOnline: DA candidates say office needs to be transparent with forfeiture records
LNP | LancasterOnline: Here’s how much municipalities that don’t use state police spend per person in Lancaster County

Lehigh Valley   
Morning Call: Congresswoman Susan Wild introduces bill to require early voting
Morning Call: Q-and-A with Madeleine Dean, Pennsylvania congresswoman on the U.S. House panel probing President Trump
Morning Call: Allentown passes resolution pushing state to ban guns in municipal buildings
Morning Call: Northampton County sticks with digital ballots, selects ‘Cadillac’ of voter machines
Express Times: Phillipsburg mayor ordered to court on criminal charges of harassment, disorderly conduct
Express Times: Last Bethlehem City Council incumbent makes it official
Express Times: Easton Councilman Peter Melan announces re-election campaign

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Arrington pushes for more info in Erie fraud case
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council approves anonymous $100,000 donation
Erie Times-News: Veronica Rexford enters race for Erie County Council
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: While minimum wage, oversight on agenda, budget and severance tax remain top debate

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Getting their attention: Pennsylvania cracks down on nursing homes with big fines
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Federal interference: Gag rule is an end run around reproductive rights
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Bridge to tomorrow: Link between Hilltop, Hazelwood worthy of study
Inquirer Editorial Board: A new divide between charters and traditional public schools?
John L. Micek: Report: Pa. Supreme Court asked to find the fine line between a Facebook post and a probation violation | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Beth Anne Mumford: End the trade war taking a toll on Pennsylvanians
Marisa Porges: Encourage girls to speak their minds, even if it means interrupting
Trudy Rubin: Could Trump policy help calm the quarrel between India and Pakistan over disputed Kashmir?
Dom Giordano: Krasner, McSwain at odds in how to carry out justice
Joseph O. Minott: Pennsylvania needs cap-and-trade. Here’s how to do that
Larry Platt: Philly’s war on growth: From ‘banning’ R. Kelly to cashless store ban
Joe Perpiglia: Corruption in Philly stifles economic development
Steve Calandrillo: 5 ways life would be better if it were always daylight saving time
Jamie Longazel: A viral video captured a travesty at Hazleton High School. It can’t be allowed to repeat itself
John Urwin, Dominique Bohorquez, and Vasiliki Triantafillou: Philadelphia is a welcoming city. Let’s keep it that way
Signe Wilkinson: Democrats debate the Israel/Palestinian conflict
Brian O’Neill: The way we read now

One Response

  1. Trump is dominating the political world that anyone running for office who has had a business and has had to make calls that could be interpreted positively or negatively is going to be explaining themselves a lot in this climate. Certainly much more than if Hillary had won. It’s a unique time.

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