WEATHER: Philadelphia, rain, high of 70; Harrisburg, showers, high of 74; Pittsburgh, showers, high of 74.
NEW FROM CITY & STATE:
* An op-ed by a physician specializing in workplace injuries argues against a House bill that would change workers’ compensation regulations in PA.
* Check out the most recent edition of Winners & Losers!
FROM THE WEEKEND:
* The former host committee for the DNC, besieged by complaints over executive bonuses, once promised to give that money to charity, reports the Inquirer.
* After a shaky 2016, Gov. Tom Wolf has rebounded in the polls, prompting concern among once confident Republican challengers, the AP writes.
* A new report shows Philly outpacing New York City in job growth for the first time in decades, the Inquirer reports.
* Republican US Rep. Mike Kelly is out of the running for governor – but says he may still make a bid for Senate, according to the Patriot News.
* The New York Times profiles the post-Trump invigoration of US Sen. Bob Casey.
* The wife of state Rep. Kevin Haggerty filed a protection from abuse order against him, the Patriot News writes.
* Anti-police rhetoric tied to Larry Krasner supporters may provide an opening for a serious Republican challenge to the Democratic nominee for Philly DA, according to the Inquirer.
* After drawing ire for spot-zoning a waterfront parcel, Councilman Mark Squilla claimed that he only wanted to promote “progressive” development, PlanPhilly reports.
* The state capital is bracing for the three-day “March on Harrisburg.” Organizers are calling for redistricting reform, automatic voter registration and a political gifts ban, writes the Patriot News.
* A federal judge has ruled that Chaka “Chip” Fattah, Jr. can sue for damages related to a premature media leak about an FBI raid on his condo, the Philadelphia Tribune reports.
* The “Trump effect” that saw a wave of progressive Dems win in the Philly primary was also felt in that city’s suburbs, according to the Inquirer.
* The Committee of Seventy and Philly 3.0 said they would continue their legal effort to strip the Philadelphia City Commissioners of much of their power, WHYY reports.
* Losers in a hotly competitive application process for a handful of state marijuana dispensary licenses are almost certain to sue the state, according to the Post-Gazette.
* A court ruling has paved the way for eminent domain to begin in the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline across PA, LancasterOnline writes.
* A mayoral task force on Philadelphia’s opioid crisis released a list of recommendations that waffled on promoting safe injection sites, according to WHYY.
NEW THIS MORNING:
* Rumor has it that there may be a plan afoot to replace Republican DA candidate Beth Grossman in the November general election with Democratic judge Leon Tucker – even though Grossman says “no way,” according to the Inquirer.
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* The Inquirer asks whether it’s possible for Democratic nominee for Philly DA Larry Krasner to effectively switch sides from defense attorney to DA.
* The Patriot News offers up the tragic story of Butler County’s Zelienople borough as Exhibit A for why the Legislature needs to approve the DEP’s request for an additional $7.5 million for water enforcement.
* The Post-Gazette writes in support of the PA Reentry Council, the new state commission to help fight recidivism.
* The Dispatch demands an investigation into the irregularities surrounding reports of sexual abuse in the York City School District.
* LancasterOnline uses the relative success of the Lancaster County Planning Commission’s online engagement tool to argue for a comprehensive plan to deal with the county’s future growth.
* The Standard-Speaker agrees with the grand jury that investigated the infamous Harrisburg incinerator scandal’s recommendation that the Legislature provide the AG’s office with the power to enter local corruption cases without an invitation.
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* A seminar, Nonprofit Accounting Changes: What Nonprofit Leaders Need To Know - Presented By Your Part-time Controller, will take place at the Union League in Philadelphia on May 23, beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, click here.
* NonProfit Pro tries to answer the question: Does the nonprofit industry have an employment problem?
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9:30 a.m. - the PA Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice and Judiciary Committee will meet. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, Harrisburg.
10 a.m. - the Philadelphia City Council Committee of the Whole will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
11 a.m. - the PA House Insurance Committee will meet. Room 60, East Wing, Harrisburg.
12 p.m. - the PA House State Government Committee will meet. Room G50, Irvis Office, Harrisburg.
12 p.m. - the PA House and Senate Joint Legislative Air And Water Pollution Control And Conservation Committee will meet. Room 8E-A, East Wing, Harrisburg.
1 p.m. - the PA House will reconvene. Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
1 p.m. - the PA Senate will reconvene. Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
6 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will speak at Delphic Digital’s official opening of their renovated Manayunk offices. Delphic Digital is a locally based digital marketing firm. Delphic Digital, 10 Shurs Lane, Suite 201, Philadelphia.
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KICKER: “The question is: Running as a Republican, would Leon win?...That’s a question Leon has to answer, because many of his supporters were in Mr. Krasner’s corner.” – Philly GOP chair Mike Meehan discusses the idea of swapping out the GOP DA candidate with Democratic judge Leon Tucker. From the Inquirer.