3/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Senate Dems get hacked, a national Democrat thinks Shapiro should investigate Russia, and the Commonwealth Court rules against the Democratic Party in the 197th.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

State Senate Democrats Fall Victim to Cyber Attack: Pennsylvania Senate Democrats have not had access to their computers or email since early Friday morning.

Dershowitz: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Should Run His Own Russia Investigation: A national Democratic commentator offered a solution to the ongoing Trump/Russia imbroglio that runs through Harrisburg.

Sunday Show Preview: March 5th, 2017: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

HD-197: No Dem Candidate on Special Election Ballot, Court Rules: The Commonwealth Court ruled that Democratic candidate Emilio Vasquez cannot appear on the ballot for the special election on March 21st. The Party has already appealed the decision.

Peduto Poll: Peduto 57, Harris 10, Welch 8: Peduto put out his first internal poll of the 2017 Pittsburgh Mayor’s race.

3/3 Ups & Downs: The Senate race gets its first official candidate, the Philadelphia Community shows its strength, and Business Insider gets it wrong. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Trump supporters attempt to flip the script
StateImpact: After Standing Rock, pipeline fights continue around U.S.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Baer: Gerrymandering: Is Pennsylvania waking up to the issue?
Inquirer: Trump rally draws faithful in Lower Bucks
Inquirer: What Philly’s Russians think of Trump and Putin
Inquirer: Foxconn’s broken promises in Harrisburg cast doubt on Trump jobs plan
Inquirer: Philly’s democratic socialists on the rise, thanks to Trump
Inquirer: Attack hits computers of Pa. Senate Democrats
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Kenney’s second budget doesn’t ask much of City Council
Philadelphia Magazine: Ralph Natale and the Decline of the Philly Mob
Philadelphia Magazine: The Best Thing That Happened This Week: After Vandalism, a Stand Against Hate
Philadelphia Magazine: William Penn Foundation Commits $15M to I-95 Park
WHYY Newsworks: In case you missed it: This week’s good reads about Pennsylvania cities
WHYY Newsworks: Op-ed: Sugary-drink tax a small price to pay for improvements to Philadelphia parks and rec
WHYY Newsworks: Philly police expand homicide unit as authorities struggle to solve murders
WHYY Newsworks: ‘We’ve got your back,’ Kenney tells LGBTQ community
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia to stop billing parents of incarcerated teens for ‘child support’
WHYY Newsworks: What’s working class, anyway? Gallup polls on jobs
The Daily Pennsylvanian: Gutmann calls Penn a ‘safe space,’ but declines to use complete ‘sanctuary campus’ term in interview
Billy Penn: The big guide to where to donate if you want to help Philly immigrants
Philly.com: Doctor on front lines of Philly’s heroin crisis: People who need treatment can’t get it
KYW: CBS3 To Host Sen. Pat Toomey Conversation On Monday
Philadelphia Business Journal: King of Prussia-based job search firm warned by Illinois AG over age bias
Philadelphia Business Journal: Cabrey: Our 11-county ‘neighborhood’ – not just Philadelphia – fuels the economy
Philly Voice: Pa. Supreme Court keeps Green Party candidate off ballot looking to fill convicted state rep’s seat
Philly Voice: Popular southeastern Pennsylvania restaurant briefly closed after ICE arrests

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco receives $16.9 million for local roads, bridges
Pottstown Mercury: Sen. Andy Dinniman to hold two town hall meetings
Pottstown Mercury: Experts debate New Hanover quarry’s impact on groundwater pollution
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds announces mobile Veteran discount ID events
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County judge: Kathleen Kane’s trial was ‘fair,’ verdict ‘just’
Bucks County Courier Times: Photos: Rally for President Trump in Bensalem
Bucks County Courier Times: Democrats try to direct protesters into the voting booth
Bucks County Courier Times: Lower Makefield supervisor says he won’t recuse himself from controversial topic
Montgomery Media: Panel in Abington addresses need for gun violence prevention
Bucks Local News: Bucks County GOP recommends candidates for 2017 Primary

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Peduto gets endorsement of Allegheny County Democratic Committee
Tribune Review: Steelers want landlord to go beyond $12M already put into Heinz Field
Tribune Review: Pittcon science gathering has Pennsylvania roots, international appeal
Tribune Review: West Newton to meet on drilling company’s water pipeline plan
Tribune Review: New app expedites work of Pennsylvania oil and gas field inspectors
Tribune Review: Peduto campaign touts sizable lead in poll, but many voters remain undecided
Tribune Review: Addiction forum to be presented at Penn State New Kensington
Tribune Review: New law could keep police, medics safer
Tribune Review: Council eyes survey to gauge public view of Aspinwall access road project
Post-Gazette: Peduto, Mullen win endorsements from county Democrats
Post-Gazette: New Churchill mayor plans to personally greet new residents
Post-Gazette: Sheriff’s race pits incumbent against former colleague
Pittsburgh Business Times: Where are median incomes growing the fastest? Pittsburgh posts strong showing
Pittsburgh Business Times: DeVos’ affinity for cyber charters, vouchers makes some Pennsylvania educators uneasy
WESA: Lawmakers Say LCB’s Not Saving Enough Money On Liquor Negotiations
WESA: Trump’s Immigration Talk Hits Home In Hazleton
KDKA: Trump Supporters Gather In Greensburg For ‘March 4 Trump’ Rally
KDKA: Mayor Peduto Clashes With PennDOT Over Location Of Bike Lanes

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Mustio, Kulik part of PA delegation to Cuba
Washington Observer-Reporter: County promotes assistant IT director to top post
Washington Observer-Reporter: Greene County sheriff issues monthly report for February

NEPA
Standard-Speaker: Mayor, council differ on rental fees
Times-Tribune: Wolf proposal to eliminate Delaware loophole
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Prison to settle suit with guards

South Central
Patriot News: Judge in Kathleen Kane case defends barring lewd emails from her trial
Patriot News: Hackers attack Pa. Senate Democrats’ computer system with Ransomware
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf calls on Justice Department to investigate anti-Semitic threats, vandalism
Patriot News: Will Trump’s EPA let Pa. off the hook for Chesapeake Bay cleanup?
Carlisle Sentinel: Environmental budget cuts get pushback in Pennsylvania
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania justices to settle line-item veto power dispute
Carlisle Sentinel: PinnacleHealth CEO steps down

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Advocates fear women would lose care if ACA is repealed
Reading Eagle: Lack of town halls draws complaints from Berks-area constituents
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: A Berks County lawmaker’s proposal to cut overtime costs in state prisons

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte teachers contact Sen. Toomey, speak out against Betsy DeVos
Erie Times-News: Millcreek’s Robert Yates seeks spot on Erie County Council
Erie Times-News: City Council incumbents Kwitowski, Winarski to seek re-election
Erie Times-News: Supporters rally for Trump in Erie
Erie Times-News: Hazuda seeks Millcreek supervisor’s seat
Erie Times-News: Republican Hirsch joins race for County Council seat

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Police and fees: All towns need to ante up for police service
Tribune Review: Climate Change conundrum: Clear the air
Delco Times: EDITORIAL: Medical marijuana proposals are good for the region
Patriot News: By sitting during a war widow’s applause, Democrats showed where they stand: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Why won’t Trump call Jewish Center bomb threats what they are – terrorism: Tony May
Patriot News: It’s time for the GOP to get past Obamacare posturing: Editorial
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Kenney’s second budget doesn’t ask much of City Council
Inquirer: Inquirer Editorial: Finally, some good news on gun control
Inquirer: Commentary: Obamacare is unlikely to survive even if it is repaired

3/6 PoliticsPA Playbook
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