April 11th Playbook

Members of the state House and Senate gathered yesterday to honor the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting. Here is the Playbook.

 

Ads Begin to Flood Philly Airwaves: Television ads from a super PAC supporting Mayor Jim Kenney and from the American Beverage Association have begun airing in the Philadelphia market.

 

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Pennsylvania lawmakers honor victims of synagogue massacre
AP: Fight over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits returns to Senate
AP: Environmentalists question Pennsylvania’s new methane rule
Patriot News: Pa. General Assembly honors victims of Tree of Life mass shooting in rare joint session
Patriot News: ’Zero Waste PA’ bills seek to move Pa. away from being a ‘throwaway society’  
Patriot News: ‘They are Marines forever’; Pa. lawmakers honor fallen Marines from Harrisburg unit  
Patriot News: Competing bills broaden and complicate efforts to reform child sex crime laws in Pennsylvania  
Patriot News: Returning to stickers for Pa. car registrations: ‘A public safety issue’ or an annoying backtrack?
WITF: Pennsylvania considering a constitutional amendment to overhaul its redistricting process
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘We will have to take on their shares’: Pennsylvania General Assembly remembers 11 victims of Tree of Life synagogue massacre
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Senate Democrats want to give older clergy abuse victims the chance to sue — without changing the Constitution
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: House passes child sex abuse statute reforms, kicks them to Senate, Scarnati
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: A former governor supports a bill to aid Pa.’s nuclear industry, but a Senate committee isn’t so sure
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle calls Trump White House aide Stephen Miller a ‘scumbag’
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: House passes Rep. Mike Doyle’s bill reviving Obama-era Net Neutrality rules
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘We have to give it a shot’: Redistricting bill passes Senate committee, as reformers call for more work
PLSReporter: As House approves child sex abuse bills, Senate Democrats present their competing proposal to reform statute of limitations  
PLSReporter: Wolf announces second year of grants towards Teacher in the Workplace programs  
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Sen. Maria Collett
Inquirer: Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum discuss upcoming Bernie Sanders town hall meeting in Pennsylvania
StateImpactPA: As baby boomers retire, power companies look to build the next generation of workers
StateImpactPA: Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh smells app goes nationwide, crowdsourcing where the air is worst
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania lawmakers push to eliminate litter and single-use plastic

 

Philadelphia  
Inquirer: Philly commissioner breaks silence to criticize voting machine decision and call for new selection
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney continued to delete his text messages through early this year
Inquirer: For some neighbors in opioid-plagued Kensington, a supervised injection site feels like giving up
Inquirer: Defense lawyers worry about ‘collateral damage’ as DA Larry Krasner and judge spar over conflict of interest
Philadelphia Magazine: Isaiah Thomas on Why He’s a “Stronger Candidate” in Third City Council Run

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Scanlon pushes to save Boeing helicopter jobs in Delco
Delco Daily Times: Harrisburg protest calls for new gun-control law
Daily Local News: Chesco files lawsuit to halt Sunoco pipeline construction
Daily Local News: Rep. Shusterman appointed to Intellectual Disabilities and Autism caucus
Inquirer: Chester County sues Sunoco over Mariner East pipeline
Bucks County Courier Times: Lawmakers push for more solar energy use by 2030
Pottstown Mercury: Berks County residents favor legalization of marijuana

 

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Tree Of Life Synagogue Victims Remembered At Services In Harrisburg
KDKA: Pittsburgh’s New Gun Legislation Includes A Red Flag Rule
KDKA: Pa. Rep. Metcalfe Calls For Peduto’s Impeachment After Gun Legislation Signing
Post-Gazette: Rabbi addresses Pa. lawmakers: ‘We pray that we are not guilty of inaction’
Post-Gazette: U.S. House passes Doyle bill to restore net neutrality rules
Post-Gazette: It took a bit of pestering to get young people to vote in Pa., but group says its strategy worked
Post-Gazette: Western District judicial nominee sails through confirmation hearing
Post-Gazette: Peduto joins 50 mayors grappling with gun violence
Post-Gazette: URA to spend $3 million to build out and furnish former Art Institute of Pittsburgh space
Tribune Review: Lawsuits against Pittsburgh mounting following passage of gun legislation
City Paper: Local anti-socialist political group under fire for allegedly failing to file financial reports

 

SWPA  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Tree of Life tragedy memorial held amid challenge to state limits on local gun laws
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State House passes relief for clerical abuse victims
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: City of Johnstown transfers proposed park site to conservation group for $1
Altoona Mirror: Saxton pins hopes on medical pot
Beaver County Times: BCTA chief warns about ‘devastating’ change to Medical Assistance Transportation Program  

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Luzerne County election director won’t participate in voting machine selection
The Times Leader: Luzerne County spent $47k on Crispell probe
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre official says DPW employees voted in favor of new contract
Times-Tribune: As Scranton School District pushes for state funding, online petition gains momentum
Citizens Voice: Council members differ on residency issue   
Citizens Voice: Crispell not on committee to review electronic voting machine proposals

 

South Central  
PA Post: Man who called cops on black women in York skips candidate forum organized by African American group
LNP | LancasterOnline: City Council endorses health care advocate for Pennsylvania
LNP | LancasterOnline: City department, East Cocalico official earn state local-government awards
LNP | LancasterOnline: Coatesville council approves new agreement with police
York Dispatch: York lacks online access to campaign finance records  
Patriot News: Green lawmakers seek to elbow their way into Pa.’s nuclear debate  
Patriot News: State lawmakers want to protect taxpayers’ money from funding projects like Harrisburg incinerator

 

Lehigh Valley   
Morning Call: Former Allentown Controller Mary Ellen Koval avoids jail time in pay-to-play investigation
Morning Call: Allentown planners recommend rezoning former incinerator site for manufacturing
Reading Eagle: Bankruptcy judge approves loan to keep Reading Eagle open

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: When the ‘homework gap’ hits home: How rural Pa. students learn with limited broadband
AP: Judge orders former Penn State President Graham Spanier to jail May 1  

 

Opinion  
Inquirer Editorial Board: The machine age of politics should be over in N.J., Philadelphia
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Path to productivity: Employment should be part of justice reform
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Let the public in: Residents deserve to be in meeting on rare cancer
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: ‘Heart of the Hill’: Hill House helped to keep the neighborhood alive
Ed Rendell: I wish I’d made different choices about nuclear power in Pa.
John L. Micek: The new ‘Red Scare?’ U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler joins ‘Anti-Socialism’ caucus | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Jane C. Luxton, William J. Walsh and Amanda L. Tharpe: Regulating PFAS will be harder than you think. This is why
John L. Micek: Pennsylvania is stronger than hate. But there’s so much work left to be done
Trudy Rubin: Netanyahu victory in Israel’s election means the end of illusions about a Palestinian state
Kadida Kenner: Raise the minimum wage to chip away at the legacy of white supremacy
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: WE’RE FULL
Lucy Hu: Following the mosque massacre, lessons New Zealand can take from U.S. race discussions

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