9/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The Pa. Dems go on the offensive after Wagner received a nod from former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, and the NRCC sends a gift to Houlahan to mark the start of fall.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pa. Dems Launch New Video After Wagner Gets Nod From Bannon: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party launched a new web video saying Wagner is “too conservative’ for Pennsylvania after he was given a nod by former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

NRCC Sends Gift to Houlahan to Mark Start of Fall: The NRCC sent a copy of Harrison Lievesley’s book “Why Socialism Works” as part of their push to make single payer healthcare a part of the election.

Statewide
City & State: Tentative deal on gaming bill paves way for end of PA budget impasse
City & State: PA Supreme Court clears way for judicially created education standards
State House Sound Bites: PA Resist’s day of action was largest to date, group says
State House Sound Bites: House GOP criticizes PLCB revenue increase as price gouging
State House Sound Bites: Jobless workers worry Harrisburg’s forgotten their funding woes
StateImpact: Spicer says rolling back regulations helping economy
Capitolwire: Groups arguing for more education funding get a lifeline from PA Supreme Court.

Philadelphia
WHYY: Those challenging fairness of Pa. school funding will have day in court
WHYY: Pa. House GOP criticizes liquor sales earnings as price gouging
WHYY: Union challenges naming Philly cops who shoot civilians
WHYY: Paul Ryan brings tidings of tax change to Delaware County factory workers
Philadelphia Tribune: State Supreme Court rules in favor of school districts
Philadelphia Tribune: Councilwoman pushes for immediate federal aid to Puerto Rico
Inquirer: Pa. Supreme Court opens door to school funding overhaul
Inquirer: Clout: Wagner makes a special friend
Inquirer: Pa. Liquor Control Board posts $114 million net loss in fiscal 2017
Inquirer: Paul Ryan stumps for GOP tax plan at Delco factory, draws some skepticism
Philly Mag: Here’s Mayor Kenney’s Plan to Save the Planet

SEPA
Daily Local: House GOP sees progress in overdue Pennsylvania budget talks
Delco Times: House Speaker pushes GOP tax plan in Aston
Delco Times: William Penn School District, parents win key ruling in education funding fight
Pottstown Mercury: Philadelphia region has mixed reaction to tax reform proposal
Bucks County Courier Times: Accountants: Trump plan would result in higher taxes for some families
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville School District to explore financing options on possible $6.8 million project
Bucks County Courier Times: Human trafficking experts explore victim advocacy measures, as legislation stalls in Pa.

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: High court revives suit over how Pennsylvania’s public schools are funded
Post-Gazette: Improving struggling Pa. schools is education department’s ‘highest priority’ — but it will take time
Tribune Review: Drone inspections of natural gas pipelines may soon be reality
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh region to consider 20 sites for Amazon headquarters bid

Southwest
WTAJ: 64 schools split $270,000 for career readiness
Beaver County Times: Republican legislators support switching flow on fuel pipeline
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioner Sandie Egley again opposes tax exoneration
Altoona Mirror: Court revives school funding lawsuit

NEPA
Times Leader: State Supreme Court green-lights funding suit that includes WB Area
Times Leader: Another WB officer faces discipline; mayor disagrees it was punishment
Times Leader: Boback, legislators host House hearing on job creation
Times-Tribune: Standardized test scores drop in NEPA
Times-Tribune: U.S. labor secretary visits Moosic plant
Times-Tribune: Barletta, Perry launch ‘new chapter’ for coal
Standard-Speaker: Cartwright plan would honor soldiers

South Central
LNP: Smucker looks for US to commit to longer relief effort for Puerto Rico
LNP: Smucker: Tax reform plan is ‘exactly the types of reforms I wanted to see’
LNP: High court revives suit over how public schools are funded
Patriot News: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Pa. budget logjam shows signs of easing
Patriot News: Divided Pa. Supreme Court revives legal battle over fairness of public school funding
Patriot News: Meandering maps distorted by political parties cost Pa. voters choices: Why it matters

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bob Casey clears way for Donald Trump federal judge nominee
Morning Call: House Speaker Paul Ryan touts tax plan in Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners warn prison union
Reading Eagle: Smucker urged to act on DACA

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State, recycling authority step up education for tailgate cleanup
Erie Times-News: 91 days without a complete state budget
Erie Times-News: Erie-based line crews help restore power to Florida

Opinion
Delco Times: Editorial: Nothing fair about education funding in Pa., William Penn
Inquirer: What the experts say about latest ACA turn
Inquirer: Trump’s tax plan is a self-serving rehash of trickle-down economics | Editorial
Inquirer: 10 Philly experts weigh in the latest efforts to replace ACA | Opinion
Bucks County Courier Times: Secretary Price’s jet-setting hypocrisy
Tribune Review: Report on State System falls short
Altoona Mirror: Consider emergency personnel
Patriot News: This is the toughest job that 1.8m Pennsylvanians will ever do | Opinion
Patriot News: The Puerto Ricans are coming | Opinion
LNP: Much needed help for the opioid crisis and testing for lead paint is time well-spent

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