9/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Wagner releases an internal poll, Dauphin county Commissioner Mike Pries considers a run for the 15th Congressional district, and Judge Dwayne Woodruff responds to President Trump’s comments on NFL protesters.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Wagner Poll: Wagner 45, Mango 16: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner released his second internal poll of Republican primary for 2018.

Dauphin County Commissioner Considers a Run in PA-15: Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries is considering a run for the 15th Congressional district.

Woodruff: Trump ‘Penalizes Our First Amendment Rights’ With NFL Comments: Supreme Court candidate, and former NFL player, Judge Dwayne Woodruff responded to President Donald Trump’s comments on NFL players protesting during the national anthem.

Judicial Election Update
Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon announced the she was endorsed by the western Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police lodges – Fort Pitt Lodge # 1 and Allegheny Valley Lodge #39 in her run for Commonwealth Court.  
“As the granddaughter of a former police officer and police chief, I know first-hand the sacrifices that members of our law enforcement and their families make on a daily basis to keep our communities safe.  I have enormous respect for their commitment to public safety and their willingness to put their life on the line each and every time they leave their home.  It means a great deal to me to have the support of these local FOP lodges and their hundreds of law enforcement members,” Fizzano Cannon said.  

Jules Mermelstein, a Green party candidate for Superior Court, was endorsed by the PSEA in his run.  
“I am honored and humbled that PSEA, an organization of people serving the public through the education and health fields, has chosen to endorse me as their first third party candidate for a state-wide race. As someone dedicated to public service, this endorsement means a great deal to me,” Mermelstein said.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Bipartisan-supported severance tax bill stays stalled
State House Sound Bites: Treasurer reiterates, no loans until the budget’s done
StateImpact: Pipeline opponents sue Sunoco, alleging constitutional violations
Capitolwire: Torsella sets condition for further short-term Treasury loans to General Fund.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: For Rick Santorum, a haircut, a health bill and a return to the national fray
Inquirer: ‘You’re it,’ Pa. told of Russian election hacking attempt
Inquirer: Philly’s tax appeal board meets more, gets ready for 2018 rush
Inquirer:  Is Philly’s public transit ready for Amazon’s new headquarters?
Inquirer: In Pa. school-funding maze, formula for equity elusive
WHYY: Houlahan scores major endorsements in Pa. congressional primary
WHYY: Four takeaways from a freshman, moderate Republican in Congress under Trump
WHYY: Philly officials denounce GOP health plan
Philadelphia Tribune: Women in Media hosts annual conference

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania official: Hackers maybe sought voter records
Bucks County Courier Times: Pa health department reviewing medical marijuana applications
Bucks County Courier Times: Free gun locks offered in lower Southampton
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship
Delco Times: Protesters take health-care message to Meehan’s office again
Delco Times: Toomey stands Pat on GOP health care plan

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: At Toomey’s Downtown office, a rally against health care repeal
Post-Gazette: Official: Russian hackers probed Pa.’s election system for vulnerabilities
Post-Gazette: How the GOP health bill would decimate services for children
Post-Gazette: Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission passes resolutions on Pittsburgh’s BRT proposal
Tribune Review: Latrobe company receives top mine reclamation award
Tribune Review: Latrobe eyes training-room roof repair, lower electric bill

Southwest
WTAJ: Protesters urge Sen. Toomey to oppose health care bill
Beaver County Times: State Department of Health seeking medical marijuana regulations input
Altoona Mirror: Group files pipeline lawsuit
Altoona Mirror: County refines list of projects for bond issue

NEPA
Times Leader: Former US Rep. Joseph McDade dies at 85
Times Leader: Proposed funding plan unveiled for River Common park in Wilkes-Barre
Times Leader: Cartwright announces health care/ACA roundtable
Times-Tribune: Cartwright calls on local leaders to help refine health care law

South Central
WITF: Lancaster Co. soybean processing plant opens despite pollution fears
Patriot News: Could Harrisburg be the site of Amazon’s new headquarters?
Patriot News: Unresolved water and sewer customer complaints could drive local authorities under PUC’s umbrella
Patriot News: Pa. health dept. seeks patient/caregiver input on draft medical marijuana regulations
LNP: Columbia moves to become 1st county municipality to zone for medical marijuana

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. officials debate how GOP health care bill would affect states, patients
Morning Call: Lehigh University engineers create computer program that is saving the state prison system millions of dollars
Morning Call: Monroe County townships weigh $5 surcharge to pay for road repairs
Reading Eagle: Protesters want Affordable Care Act shored up, not repealed
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council eyes resolution urging state to decriminalize small amounts of pot

North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: REVIEWING GOVERNING: Most candidates support giving voters choices
Sun-Gazette: Cut state police funding
Centre Daily Times: Clearfield County dealers part of $1.6 million drug ring  
Erie Times-News: Laughlin seeks amendment to save Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority

Opinion
Inquirer: Josh Shapiro: The many layers of Equifax’s corporate malfeasance | Opinion
Inquirer: Sloppy Pa. bureaucracy registered noncitizens to vote | Editorial
Inquirer: Philly wine expert: The PLCB is sabotaging Philly wine culture | Opinion
Post-Gazette: Epic Equifax fail: Lower the boom on the credit-reporting agency
Altoona Mirror: Disability cases take too long
Patriot News: This is what the flag stands for, Mr. President | Editorial

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “9/26 PoliticsPA Playbook”

  1. Cheaters says:

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    1. MikeRegansJunk says:

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  2. Steventodd says:

    There are only four seats open for PA Superior Court judge. PSEA has endorsed seven candidates, which is more than available slots. What does PSEA recommend voters do?

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