Sunday, November 27, 2022

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else--

-- Transition - Governor

-- PA Capital-Star: Shapiro Transition Team Pulls In Experience From Democratic And Republican Administrations

-- Politics PA: Shapiro-Davis Administration Announce Transition Leadership Groups

-- MCall - Ford Turner: PA Property Tax Relief Supporters Have New Friend In Gov.-Elect Shapiro

-- Spotlight PA: How Democrat Josh Shapiro Won Election For Governor

-- DEP Oil & Gas Advisory Board To Hear Updates On Chapter 78 Regulation Changes; Federal Abandoned Well Plugging Program Dec. 1  [PaEN]

-- Transition - Senate/House

-- AP: In Narrowly Split PA State House, Parties Stick With Top Leaders

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Benninghoff To Step Down From State House Republican Leadership

-- PennLive - Charles Thompson: PA House Republicans Refuse Minority Status After Reorganization Meeting

-- Spotlight PA: PA House Democrats Will Lose Their Majority For At least A Few Weeks, Here’s Why 

-- U.S. Senate Race

-- Inquirer: Fetterman’s Win Powered By Pittsburgh Suburbs

-- November Election

-- TribLive: Republican Supporters Of Mastriano Flooding PA Courts With Baseless Recount Petitions In Governor’s Race

-- TribLive: Voting Challenges In 5 Westmoreland Precincts To Delay Vote Certification

-- MCall: Republican Party Files Petitions For Vote Recount In 30 Precincts In Berks County

-- MCall: Luzerne County Republican Congressional Candidate Who Lost Sues County Over Paper Ballot Shortage

-- PA Capital-Star: The Shapiro Effect: Were There Coattails For Down-Ballot PA Dems?

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Dems Chair Sen. Street On Election ‘22 - Three Takeaways

-- Inquirer: Warning Sign For PA Democrats - Philly Turnout Plummeted

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: PA House Republican Leaders Refusal To Engage On Redistricting Reform Helps Explain Their Stunning Loss Of Power - Patrick Beaty, Fair Districts PA

-- PennLive Guest Essay: The Midterm Elections In PA Were Close; Here, Immigrant Votes Count

-- Election Reform/2020 Election Fallout

-- TribLive Guest Essay: Mail-In Voting Is The Future - Sen. Fontana (D)

-- York Daily Record Guest Essay: Civic-Minded Institutions More Important Than Ever - By Elizabeth Preate Harvey, President, The Pennsylvania Society

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Raise Stakes For Frivolous Election Lawsuits

-- PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- AP: Cumberland County Woman Convicted Of Federal Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- State Constitutional Amendments

-- TribLive Editorial: Is Lt. Governor Constitutional Question Too Important To Be Bundled?

-- Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To More Than 70 Proposed Amendments To State Constitution


-- PA Politics Of Russian Invasion

-- MCall: Sheetz To Drop Unleaded 88 Gasoline Prices Below $2 Over Thanksgiving Holiday 

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: Highest Natural Gas Price Since 2010 Drives A Spike In PA Home Energy Costs 

-- Erie Times: Need Help Heating Your Home This Winter?  Look To LIHEAP

-- Williamsport Sun Editorial: PPL Rate Hikes A Call To Shop For Electricity

-- Guest Essay: PA Politicians Capitalizing On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine To Benefit Natural Gas Industry - By Lauren M. Williams, Esq., Greenworks Law & Consulting LLC  [PaEN]

-- Baker Hughes PA Natural Gas Drilling Rig Count Same As Last Week - 22

-- PA/Harrisburg Politics Potpourri

-- AP: Inflation Gives Pay Raise Gift To State Lawmakers, Top State Officials

-- Post-Gazette/The Daily Item: Rule Change Ends PA House Member Reimbursement For Vehicle Leases

-- TribLive Editorial: Automatic Legislator, State Executive Pay Increases Aren’t Fair To The People

-- Scranton Times Editorial: House Democrats Should End Automatic Pay Raises

-- TribLive: Fmr Democratic Cong. Conor Lamb Teases Possible Return To Public Service

-- Politics PA: The 2022 Pennsylvania Society Calendar Of Events In NYC

-- Scranton Times: Fmr Rep. Ed Staback Dies

-- Budget 2023

-- The Center Square: Online Gambling Drives $151 Million October Growth In PA

-- Inquirer Editorial: Public Service Ads Won’t Stop Social Ills Spurred By PA’s Reckless Policy On Gambling

-- The Center Square: PA Wine And Spirits Hit New Sales Record Of $3 Billion

-- COVID Pandemic/Health

-- MCall: PA Is Thankful For Lowest COVID Numbers In 7 Months

-- Post-Gazette: COVID Cases In Allegheny County Remain Steady

-- COVID - Schools

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: PA Private Charter School Enrollment Up 12%, Public Enrollment Down 3%

-- Opioid Deaths

-- PennLive: 5 Years After Opioid Health Emergency Declared, Fatal Overdoses Soar Back In PA

-- School Districts/Higher Education

-- MCall: After Unsubstantiated Threats, Lehigh Valley Schools Feel Unsettled, Relect On Safety , Anonymous Tip Line

-- MCall: ‘Racism, Hate, Verbal And Physical Violence Have No Place At Lehigh’ University Says  President After Black Student Assaulted

-- Gun Violence/Law Enforcement

-- PA Senate Republicans Take Next Steps In Impeachment Of Philadelphia DA

-- TribLive Editorial: What’s The Point Of Unmonitored Offender Electronic Monitoring?

-- PA Economy

-- The Center Square: PA’s ‘Extraordinarily Tight’ Labor Market Continues As Jobs Go Unfilled

-- The Center Square: Analysis: PA’s Low Unemployment Rate Masks Bigger Problems

[Posted: November 27, 2022]

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