10/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Lewis officially jumps in the race for the 11th Congressional district, Westmoreland county Commissioner Gina Cerilli announces she is running to replace Rep. Murphy, Shapiro sues Trump, immigration becomes key issue in the Senate race, and the latest Morning Consult poll shows Trump’s support falling in Pennsylvania.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Exclusive: Lewis Enters Race for the 11th District: Businessman Andrew Lewis announced he is officially entering the race to replace Congressman Lou Barletta in the 11th district.

Westmoreland County Commissioner Enters Race to Replace Murphy: Democratic Westmoreland county Commissioner Gina Cerilli announced she is entering the race to replace resigning Congressman Tim Murphy.

Shapiro Sues Trump Over Contraceptive Care Decision: Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today he filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end guaranteed contraceptive coverage for women.

Immigration Likely to Be Key Issue in Senate Race: After the election of Donald Trump last year with immigration as a central issue, candidates are looking to make sure the issue is part of the discussion going into 2018.

Morning Consult: Trump Support Falling in Pa.: According to the latest Morning Consult national survey, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has fallen in Pennsylvania.

Legislative Election Update
Bucks County Courier Times: New Hope attorney announces GOP primary challenge against Fitzpatrick
Times-Tribune: Former ag secretary running for Congress

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Trump hits the midstate to pitch his tax plan to truckers
State House Sound Bites: Wolf banking on unconfirmed Treasury loan for payments this month
City & State: Wolf confident October pressure-point payments will be made on time

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Outside Harrisburg, Trump says tax-cut plan is for the middle class
Inquirer: Radnor Township commissioner President Phil Ahr charged in child porn case
Inquirer: Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down
Inquirer: As Boy Scouts welcome girls, Philly area leaders off praise and skepticism
Inquirer: In Pa., Trump touts truckers as winners in his tax plans. Are they?
WHYY: Shapiro joins other states in suing Trump over diluting ACA mandate on birth control
WHYY: Analysis of the first N.J gubernatorial debate between Murphy and Guadagno
WHYY: Philly opens center to Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane
WHYY: Democrats challenge longstanding GOP control in Delco race
Philly Tribune: Rep. Stephen Kinsey leads new conference to combat bullying
Philly Voice: Temple’s in-state tuition discount ends if Pa. doesn’t pass budget, president says

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf signs ‘Right to Try’ legislation
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania sues over new Trump birth-control rules
Bucks County Courier Times: In Harrisburg, Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania enacts ‘right to try’ law for terminally ill
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania gets Real ID extension through Jan. 22
Delco Times: Casey: Trump tax plan socks it to middle class

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pedro Cortes, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, abruptly steps down
Post-Gazette: Federal officials won’t enforce REAL ID compliance until Jan. 22
Post-Gazette: Pa. AG Shapiro sues Trump administration over rollback of birth control mandate
Post-Gazette: In Harrisburg hangar, President Trump to give personal pitch on tax reform today
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County officials land conversation with Amazon executive
Tribune Review: Irwin officials concerned about PennDOT’s Route 30 plans
Tribune Review: Leechburg Area residents want a school merger, not school renovations
KDKA: Wanting More, Amazon Has Already Received $1.2B In Tax Breaks

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Already facing misconduct charges, District Judge Andrew Hladio facing more charges by Judicial Conduct Board
Altoona Mirror: Trump puts focus on tax overhaul
Altoona Mirror: Council approves state nuclear plant resolution

NEPA
Times Leader: Pennsylvania’s GOP delegates asked to reaffirm support of Trump
Times Leader: Local lawmakers weigh in on Trump’s tax plan
Times Leader: Employee raises included in Luzerne County’s proposed 2018 budget
Times Leader: Pa. senators propose manufacturing bills to retain, create jobs
Times-Tribune: Green Ridge neighborhood group hosts candidates’ forum
Standard-Speaker: Schuylkill commissioners discuss state of the county

South Central
LNP: Pennsylvania enacts ‘right to try’ law for terminally ill, opening up experimental treatment options
LNP: Trump pitches tax reform in Harrisburg, Lancaster County officials cheer him on
LNP: ‘Ag jobs that pay’ apprenticeship announced in Lancaster by state officials
LNP: Sen. Bob Casey in Elizabethtown says GOP plans cuts to Medicare, Medicaid to lower taxes on the rich
Patriot News: Mystery departure: State’s longest-serving Secretary of Commonwealth is gone in a flash
Patriot News: Congress ‘better get it passed’: Trump talks tax plan in Harrisburg
Patriot News: President Trump visits central Pa.: Recap of his speech
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers get a ride on Air Force One
Patriot News: AG sues Trump, administration over new birth control policy
Patriot News: Secretary of State Pedro Cortes resigns: Wolf administration
Patriot News: Feds give Pa., other states, more time to comply with REAL ID license requirements

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: A tale of two mayors: Public has right to one’s Facebook page but not the other’s.
Morning Call: Gov. Wolf touts administrate savings as budget stalemate raises specter of state tuition hikes
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s top election official has resigned
Reading Eagle: Pedro Cortes steps down as Pennsylvania Secretary of State
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania sues over new Trump birth-control rules
Reading Eagle: In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs
WFMZ: President Trump’s visit brings support, outrage to Harrisburg

North by Northwest
WJET: Wolf asks our community to support gas extraction tax
Centre Daily Times: Trump nominates Accuweather CEO to lead NOAA
Centre Daily Times: Jill Biden speaks at Penn State about being lifelong educator
Erie Times-News: Wolf stumps in Erie for ‘common-sense’ Marcellus Shale tax

Opinion
Daily Local: Editorial: Region’s reps buck trends in state budget talks
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Budget drama turning into horror show
Inquirer: How gambling in bars is holding up a budget deal for Pa. | Editorial
Inquirer: Here’s how Corker spat puts focus on attempts to dump Trump
Tribune Review: IRS outdoes The Onion: Nix Equifax contract
Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy and the politics of hypocrisy
Patriot News: Slamming the ‘fake news,’ Trump spreads a few falsehoods of his own during Hannity interview: Analysis
Patriot News: Casey, Democrats need to get on the Trump tax-cut train | Opinion
LNP: We need more support and funding for pre-kindergarten programs in Lancaster County

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