9/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Dean Malik considers a primary challenge as a pro-Trump candidate, and Joe Peters announces a listening tour of the 11th Congressional district ahead of a decision on a run.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pro-Trump Candidate Explores Primary Challenge to Fitzpatrick: Veteran Dean Malik is considering a primary challenge of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, running as the pro-Trump candidate.

Peters Announces Listening Tour of PA-11 Ahead of a Decision: Republican Joe Peters announced a listening tour ahead of the nine counties in the 11th Congressional District while he considers a run to replace Congressman Lou Barletta.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: House GOP will move conservative budget plan despite resistance
State House Sound Bites: House is back to work on budget, but the way forward remains murky
StateImpact: DRBC confirms it will consider banning fracking in basin
StateImpact: House panel rebrands Marcellus ‘impact fee,’ now calling it ‘severance tax’
Capitolwire: House to consider, vote on GOP-crafted fund transfer plan.
Capitolwire: House committee guts severance tax bill.
Capitolwire: Turzai, Christiana push back on Shale tax provision.

Philadelphia
Philly Tribune: Five state-related colleges waiting on funding
Inquirer: Philly GOP’s civil war rekindles over criticism of Bob Brady
Inquirer: Philly raising money to help DACA recipients renew status
Inquirer: House returns, Pa. budget impasse goes on
WHYY: Pa. House members return to budget work
WHYY: DACA dollars the goal of new fundraising effort
Billy Penn: How Philly plans to ditch cash bail and what stands in the way

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents implore Council Rock board members to explain proposed Rolling Hills closure
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock cancels Tuesday night hearing about closure of Rolling Hills ES
Pottstown Mercury: 740 acres of farmland gets added protection in Lower Frederick
Daily Local: Philly region seeks big fish: Amazon

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Port Authority urges Pa. legislators to spare public transit from funding cuts
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh could be a contender for Amazon’s HQ2 — if it will pay the price
Post-Gazette: Data breaches like Equifax could make it cheap, easy to alter voter registrations
Tribune Review: Port Authority of Allegheny County would slash routes under budget proposal
Tribune Review: Westmoreland sells 80 properties for back taxes and nets about $701K

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘They won the battle’: Flight 93 passengers, crew honored on 16th anniversary of 9/11
Observer-Reporter: Christiana: Severance tax would have negative impact on Pa.’s ethane advantage
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone adds councilman

NEPA
Times Leader: Requests for Luzerne County natural-gas recreation funding exceed available amount
Times Leader: LCCC Walk of Honor ceremony remembers America’s ‘best and bravest’
Standard Speaker: Cartwright introduces vet bill
Times-Tribune: Judge hears arguments in Scranton tax-cap lawsuit

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Turzai stays silent on governor run as GOP field may grow
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania House returns, with fight over $2.2B unresolved
LNP: US marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve, tears and hope
LNP: Turzai stays silent on governor run as GOP field may grow
York Dispatch: House GOP returns to consider state budget funding proposals
WHTM: Pennsylvania House returns to Harrisburg; budget still undone
Patriot News: State budget talks reopen at Pennsylvania Capitol, after a summer pause
Patriot News: U.S. Senate formally receives Cumberland County DA David Freed’s nomination for U.S. attorney
Patriot News: Former Harrisburg Judge Robert Jennings III pleads no contest to corruption charges
Patriot News: Health dept. acted in bad faith in redacting medical marijuana applications: Office of Open Records
Patriot News: Vape tax brings in millions, but 100-plus businesses close
Patriot News: ‘We couldn’t just argue forever’: Harrisburg to sell artifacts to Civil War Museum
Chambersburg Public Opinion: Alloway warns lawmakers: Leave transportation money alone

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania House to vote on bill to plug $2.4 billion deficit with other money
Morning Call: Pennsylvania House GOP budget plan cuts $27 million from farmland preservation fund
Reading Eagle: State agency ordered to open up about medical marijuana applicants
Reading Eagle: Replacing Manuel Guzman on November ballot isn’t simple
Reading Eagle: House GOP spending plan worries 2 state secretaries, transit director

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Council adopts ordinance aimed at making borough more accessible
Centre Daily Times: Pence pays tribute to Flight 93 heroes: ‘For me, it’s personal’

Opinion
Daily News: Should Philly screw over its schoolkids to make world’s 2nd richest man even richer?
Inquirer: Philly should go after Amazon, but we shouldn’t give away the store | Editorial
Inquirer: Pa. needs to return power to voters with fair legislative districts
Bucks County Courier Times: No questions, just pay the bill
Patriot News: It’s up to Congress to find a way to let the Dreamers stay | Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Let the travel ban expire, Mr. President | Editorial

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

One thought on “9/12 PoliticsPA Playbook”

  1. tommyd says:

    Things are going on in other parts of the state, guys. A Democrat name of Marc Friedenberg has announced a challenge to Glen Thompson in the Fifth. He teaches Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State and has a J.D. from Columbia.

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