Sunday, February 19, 2023

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

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else--

-- Gov. Shapiro

-- Gov. Shapiro Lays Out Serious Concerns Regarding Norfolk Southern’s Incident Management After Meeting With Beaver County Officials  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Conduct Independent Water Sampling Following Ohio/PA Train Derailment  [PaEN]

-- PA Agriculture On Ohio/PA Train Derailment Impacts: 2 Reports Of Horses Affected By Smoke Immediately Following Controlled Burn; No Reports Of Livestock, Domestic Animal Health Symptoms After [PaEN]

-- AP: Gov. Shapiro Will Not Execute Any Inmates While He Is In Office, Calls For Repeal

-- Spotlight PA - Stephen Caruso: Shapiro Sat Courtside At Sixers Game With Donor, His Campaign Called It A ‘Political Meeting’

-- PA Senate/House Transition

-- AP: Split PA House Set For Raucous Return To Session Feb. 21

-- The Center Square: House Democratic Leaders Quiet Ahead Of Next Week’s Session

-- PennLive - John Baer: This Is What The PA House Should Do When It Returns To Work

-- Scranton Times Editorial: Responsible Lawmaker Learns Lesson [Rep. Mehaffie Kicked Out Of Capitol Office By Republicans]

-- U.S. Senate

-- TribLive: Sen. Fetterman Checks Himself Into Hospital For Clinical Depression

-- WITF: Fetterman’s Decision To Seek Mental Health Treatment Gets Support From Voters, Lawmakers

-- Election Reform/2020 Election Fallout

-- WITF: Republican Chair Non-Committal About Continuing 2020 Election Probe

-- PennLive: PA Republicans, Stung By Election Losses, Find New Love For Mail-In Voting

-- TribLive Guest Essay: PA Republicans Need A 3-Point Game To Cultimate Mail-In Republican Vote - Rep. Russ Diamond

-- Erie Times: PA Lawmakers Are Pushing Voter ID Again, What Happened In Other States May Surprise You

-- WITF: Why Election Problems Continue To Plague Luzerne County

-- PennLive: Dept. Of State Says Judge Erred In Making Public 2020 Records Of Votes Cast

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Who’s Next?  Attacks On Press Freedom, Big and Small, Put Democracy At Risk

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

-- PennLive: Prosecutors: Cumberland County Woman Should Spend 7+ Years In Prison For Criminal Acts  During Assault On U.S. Capitol

-- State Constitutional Amendments

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

-- Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- Two PA Senate Committees To Hold Hearings On Ohio/PA Train Derailment: Emergency Preparedness- Feb. 23; Transportation- Feb. 27 - Public Invited To Submit Questions  To Transportation [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Slamming Norfolk Southern As ‘Ignorant’ And Greedy After Ohio/PA Train Derailment  

-- City & State PA: State Officials Ramp Up Scrutiny On Norfolk Southern’s Handling Of Ohio/PA Train Derailment

-- PA Politics Of Russian Invasion

-- TribLive: Seasonal Increase Nearing As Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall

-- LehighValleyLive: Cheaper Natural Gas Is Forecast, Will Lehigh Valley’s Utility Bills Drop?

-- Inquirer: Home Heating Prices At Their Highest In years, Here’s How To Reduce Your Heating Bill In Philadelphia

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh-based EQT - Sharp Drop In Price Of Natural Gas Could Lead To Industry Cutting Back On Drilling 

-- Reuters: EQT Drilling Company Misses Quarterly Profit Estimates On Lower Natural Gas Sales

-- Baker Hughes Natural Gas Rig Count: PA Count Still At 22

-- Bloomberg: European Natural Gas Prices Fall As Historic Energy Crisis Recedes; Prices Are Still Double Usual Levels For Time Of Year

-- Financial Times: European Natural Gas Prices Fall To 18-Month Low As Energy Crisis Ebbs

-- Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas: Fasten Your Seat Belts, The Buffers That Keep America’s Natural Gas Price Fluctuations At Bay Are Eroding 

-- Reuters: U.S. Natural Gas Producers Skimped On Price Hedges, Now Face Expected Losses 

-- EnergyWire: Energy Companies Are Racing To Build New Energy Infrastructure-- LNG Terminals, Pipelines-- Before Federal Regulations Are Updated 

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Philadelphia - Don’t Miss The Big Picture On LNG Natural Gas, You Need An Export Terminal - By Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) 

-- The Daily Item Editorial: On Energy Facility Permitting: Sen. Yaw: ‘We Can Deal With Regulations, What We Can’t Deal With Are Delays’

-- Reuters: U.S. LNG Natural Gas Producers Poised To Leapfrog Rivals With 3 New Export Terminal Projects 

-- Bloomberg: Natural Gas Traders On Edge As Texas LNG Export Plant Gets Closer To Restart; Nearby Residents Worried Company Hasn’t Learned The Lesson Of Last Year’s Explosion

-- Bloomberg: Ransomware Cyber Attacks On Industrial Firms, Natural Gas Sector Increased By 87% In 2022 

-- PA/Harrisburg Politics Potpourri

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: PA House Politicians Fight Over Conference Room In Capitol Building

-- City & State PA: Q/A With Sen. Sharif Street, PA Democratic Party Chair

-- PoliticsPA: Who’s Running For Attorney General?

-- PennLive: PA Democratic Officials Says ‘Right-Wing Cancel Culture’ Brought Down Billboard Saying ‘No Matter What You Look Like, Who You Love, What Your Religion, Where You’re From, You’ve Got A Friend In Armstrong County’

-- TribLive: Armstrong County Billboard With Message Of Inclusivity Taken Down Due To Death Threats

-- Budget 2023

-- PA Capital-Star: State Revenues At Inflection Point - Will ‘Temper Substantially’ In 2023

-- Gaming Control Board Reports January Revenue Up 18.15% Over January 2022

-- House Budget Hearing Schedule: March 22- Agriculture, March 23- DCNR/DEP

-- Gun Violence/Law Enforcement

-- WITF: 28 ‘Uniters’ From Southcentral PA Recruited To Tackle Hate Crimes In Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, York Counties

[Posted: February 19, 2023]

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