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May 3rd Playbook

State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten comments likening pipeline workers to nazis draws criticism. The candidates for the upcoming special election in the PA-12 debated last night. Here is the Playbook.

PAGOP Targets DePasquale After PA10 Trial Balloon: The state party hopes to use the Auditor General’s publicity against him.

PA17: Lamb Raises $200K In Q1: The Democrat entered the month of April with close to $320,000 cash on hand.

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Lawmaker’s ‘Nazi’ remark over pipeline fight draws criticism
AP: US Steel plows $1B into western Pennsylvania operations
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: House candidates debate issues
StateImpactPA: In Pa., an echo of the fracking boom: Prosecutors eye potential ‘environmental crimes.’ Here’s a closer look
Morning Call: Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Democrats on climate change resolution
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘There’s a water crisis in Pennsylvania’: Environmental advocates call for clean water funding
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: A program that keeps people with addiction out of prison is ‘extremely underused.’ A Senate bill could change that
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Bucking Trump, Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill supporting Paris climate accords
Inquirer: Could Pa. Supreme Court ruling in Philly man’ s DUI affect hundreds of criminal cases?
WESA: Republicans Move To Pick Judges By Region, But Clash On Details
WESA: PA Lawmaker Criticized After Likening Pipeline Workers To Nazis
PLSReporter: Rep. Rabb to re-introduce clean energy transition legislation
PLSReporter: Democrats preparing new ‘Fair Share Tax Plan’ that would reform personal income tax  
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!

Philly Clout: Independent spending for Philly mayor’s race crossing the $1 million mark … while changing few minds
WHYY Newsworks: Williams first to hit the radio waves in Philly mayor’s race
Inquirer: Philly city commissioners race 2019: Meet the 13 Democrats — 13! — who want to run elections
Inquirer: Dark money under spotlight as campaign finance law changes right before Philly primary
Inquirer: Philly’s new payroll system is sending out thousands of inaccurate paychecks and no one knows why
Inquirer: ‘Philadelphia Badlands’ label on Google Maps latest controversy over neighborhood names
Philadelphia Tribune: ‘Stop and frisk’ to remain in Philly police arsenal, Ross tells Council
KYW Newsradio: Philly clears rape kit backlog, works to ID suspects
Billy Penn: Why your Philly Airbnb might be in danger of collapsing
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Has Finally Cleared Its Backlog of Untested Rape Evidence

Delco Daily Times: State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten feels heat over ‘Nazi’ comment in pipeline debate
Daily Local News: Houlahan helps House to pass first climate bill in a decade
Bucks Local News: To thunderous applause, Falls Township Supervisors deny preliminary land development plans for Elcon
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown Police hold community forum on recent shootings

Tribune Review: Graduate student union organizers file unfair labor charges against Pitt
Tribune Review: Delmont has 2 candidates for 3 open council seats in primary election
Tribune Review: Candidates needed for Irwin, North Irwin and Manor councils
StateImpactPA: U.S. Steel: $1B in upgrades to plants near Pittsburgh will help with air pollution, efficiency
StateImpactPA: Allegheny County, site of a major polluter, grapples with meeting air quality standards
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Controller releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Post-Gazette: Reform advocates: Citizens panel should draw political lines
Post-Gazette: Union claims unfair labor practice by University of Pittsburgh in election effort    
KDKA: ‘You Probably Don’t Like Trump, Do You?’: Woman Claims Officer Who Called Her A ‘Bleeding Heart Liberal’ Arrested Her Because Of Her Political Views
KDKA: Pittsburgh Defense Attorney Questions Son’s Punishment For Fight With Student Who Allegedly Used Racial Slur
Pittsburgh Business Times: Here’s what U.S. Steel has in mind for its two new local facilities

Observer-Reporter: Cook contacts auditor general seeking review of local share procedures
Beaver County Times: CCBC’s Shell Center for Process Technology Education ‘really a good thing,’ says Gov. Wolf  
Beaver County Times: State Rep. Bernstine says his bill will repeal law that’s a ‘legislative time bomb’  
Beaver County Times: DA to commissioners: Don’t cut my staff  
Beaver County Times: Report: Four Beaver County police departments have backlogged rape kits  

Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Commissioners pass resolution opposing privatization of ride-share programs
Times-Tribune: DePasquale moves up Old Forge School District audit over concerns of dysfunction
Times-Tribune: Candidates for 12th Congressional District seat debate tonight
The Times Leader: Luzerne County needs election day poll workers, director said
Citizens Voice: Polling site changes set for primary

South Central  
Patriot News: ‘There is no need for judges to be activists:’ Candidates for Cumberland County judge face off in undisagreeable debate
Patriot News: County commissioner’s use of government vehicle questioned by election opponent
Patriot News: Harrisburg rolls out data-focused smart technologies to improve city services
Carlisle Sentinel: Commissioners’ forums highlight growth issues
York Dispatch: York City contracts Nace to plug economic development hole

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: Allentown mayoral candidate Q&A: Can you avoid another tax hike?
Morning Call: Senate approves judicial nominee with Lehigh Valley ties for federal court vacancy
Morning Call: More Allentown mayoral, City Council candidate events scheduled
Morning Call: Allentown NIZ diverted record amount of subsidies to developers in 2018, while returning less money to state coffers
Reading Eagle: The PA crisis in senior care and its funding is intensifying, Berks officials told

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: House candidates debate issues
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Large political signs may violate city law
Erie Times-News: Ohio’s Ryan makes presidential pitch to Erie Democrats
Erie Times-News: Opportunity Zones to be touted at ‘Erie Homecoming’ event

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Turzai’s tempest: House quickly moves on speaker’s pet bill
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Venezuelan spring: A troubled nation must seize freedom now
Inquirer Editorial Board: People shouldn’t be in jail because they can’t afford bail
Inquirer Editorial Board: Hungry, homeless and in college
Inquirer Staff: Radicalizing the vote: 10 ideas that just might save democracy
Philadelphia Magazine Editors: Anthony Williams for Mayor
Greg Vitali: Gov. Wolf’s methane proposal falls short
Chris Ross: Pa. lawmakers should consider this Senate alternative to a nuke bailout
Maria Panaritis: Pa. lawmaker’s ‘nazis’ tweet about Sunoco pipeline workers sparks fury, and rightly so   
John L. Micek: Is this the next fight over abortion rights in Pennsylvania? | Thursday Morning Coffee
Will Bunch: From Council Rock to Congress: Philly-born Ro Khanna is saving U.S. foreign policy from itself
Inga Saffron: From potholes to preservation, how has Mayor Kenney lived up to his original campaign promises?
Dan Guers: This Pa. House bill would make building inspections less reliable and more expensive
Jenice Armstrong: She’s black, female, Muslim, covered — and licensed to carry
Deborah Diamond: The disconnect between graduates who can’t find jobs and employers eager for young, diverse talent
Christine Flowers: Biden’s Charlottesville ad might actually help Trump
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Whose state is most anti-Semitic of them all?
Dom Giordano: Assaults on Kate Smith and her statue are a case of political correction run amok
Stu Bykofsky: Car crash: Don’t count on 911 for speedy help
Ashley Hahn: Jane’s Walk helps Philadelphians find our place in this city

2 Responses

  1. Seriously? How about, “Gee, I am an elected official, and I represent the TAXPAYERS WHO FUND THE CRAP COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH.” She SHOULD have apologized IMMEDIATELY!!! THE WORDS, I AM SORRY… Not spending time running to the dems crying and asking for their support. To support what? Her comment? Her thoughtlessness? Her hatred for the workers of Sunocco? Here’s a thought Danielle, open mouth, and always insert your foot. Or better yet, carry ductapeT

  2. Ok. Let’s all take a deep breath and allow for the fact no one is perfect and we can say dumb things because we are human. We got this “gotcha” mentality where every statement must be picture perfect and we can never make a mistake or be an idiot. What’s the cure? Like the State Rep here did say “sorry” and mean it.Then move on. For God’s sakes who among us is perfect???

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