August 1st Playbook

Sec. Hillary Clinton’s PAC donates to three Democratic House candidates in PA, while permits were issued to 13 Medical Marijuana growers/processors in the state. Here is the Playbook!  

HD30: Lori Mizgorski to replace English on November ballot: She will face Democrat Betsy Monroe for the open seat.

Clinton PAC Boosts Three PA Dems: Scanlon, Wallace and Wild each received $5K from the former presidential hopeful.


Harrisburg & DC
AP: Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns
AP: The Latest: Lawyer calls frat death case sentence 1st step
AP: Ex-priest pleads guilty in case spurred by ‘Spotlight’ movie
AP: Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court review
StateImpactPA: Trump’s plan for LNG exports to Europe may not have much impact in Pennsylvania
PLSReporter: Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios
PLSReporter: HBCU Cheyney announces new institute to study African American health
DailyKos: PA Governor Tom Wolf Ignores Questions from the Woman His Opponent Called ‘Young and Naive’
Morning Call: Green Party candidates enter Pennsylvania election races
KDKA: Permits Issued To 13 Medical Marijuana Growers/Processors
The Times Leader: Barletta: Let’s see what the poll results are on Nov. 6
Morning Call: Here’s which Pennsylvania candidates are getting campaign cash from President Trump, Hillary Clinton
Morning Call: Church files lawsuit against gun-toting Pennsylvania minister

Philly Voice: Eight arrests made at Comcast Center during latest ICE protest
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania again skips Philadelphia with latest round of medical marijuana grower permits
KYW Newsradio: Activist brings progressive ‘Be A Hero’ campaign to Philly City Hall
KYW Newsradio: DA to alter charges against Michael White in Rittenhouse stabbing
Billy Penn: Student leaders from across the nation – not just Parkland, FL. – have been touring the country to spark discussions about gun control. They’ll be hosting one in Philly next Thursday.
Inquirer: Families of Cosmo DiNardo’s victims stand with lawmakers pushing for tougher gun laws
Inquirer: Philadelphia police shut down new Occupy ICE camp near City Hall, four demonstrators taken away as protests erupt
Inquirer: Meet the Philly-based accessories czarina who is fighting the Trump administration’s handbag tariffs

Daily Local News: Killion resolution on heatstroke adopted in Senate
Montgomery Media: Lower Moreland School District selects new superintendent
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Todd Stephens celebrates one-year anniversary of animal cruelty law
Bucks County Courier Times: No Bucks marijuana growers in latest state permit awards
Bucks County Courier Times: Proposed state laws call for gun owners to secure their firearms in the wake of Solebury slayings
Bucks County Courier Times: Medical marijuana dry-leaf sales start Wednesday

Tribune Review: U.S. Steel fighting $1M fine from Allegheny County Health Department for Clairton pollution
Tribune Review: New Kensington loses out on new round of marijuana grow licenses
Tribune Review: All Leechburg Area elementary students to get free breakfast and lunch
Tribune Review: Medical marijuana growers approved in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Hearing set in Monroeville election confusion case
WESA: Toomey Talks Foreign Policy and Tariffs In Telephone Town Hall
WESA: City Council Approves UPMC Mercy Expansion, Despite Outrage From Community
WESA: Pittsburgh City Council Approves New Framework for Riverfront Development
City Paper: State Rep. Jake Wheatley to introduce Pennsylvania recreational marijuana bill
KDKA: Report: Pittsburgh Police Paid Out $1M In OT For Antwon Rose Protests
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area unemployment rises slightly to 4.1 percent
Post-Gazette: UPMC police officer’s Facebook comments attract activists’ attention

Beaver County Times: Beaver County drug overdose calls drop by 44 percent
Beaver County Times: Former state Rep. Veon tied to 2007 racetrack lawsuit
Beaver County Times: Overdose death rate continues decline in Beaver County
Beaver County Times: Schools get grants for healthy meals
Altoona Mirror: Saxton, Johnstown win bids to grow pot
Altoona Mirror: Medical marijuana benefits debate
Altoona Mirror: Blair County finances in good shape
Altoona Mirror: Hotel tax hike requested
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: GOP officials field addiction responses
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO: Senate hopeful: Veterans have been forgotten for too long

Times Tribune: Progressive Group Pushing to Preserve And Improve Medicare, Medicaid
Citizens Voice: County gets second medical marijuana grower
Pocono Record: AG Shapiro says drug takeback produced 60 pounds
Standard Speaker: Hazle Twp. gets medical marijuana grower
News Item: Medical marijuana processor approved for Coal Township
News Item: State agriculture secretary speaks at community fair
Citizens Voice: Still flipping for Trump
Citizens Voice: From Helsinki to W-B Twp., local attorney ready to protest
Citizens Voice: Mayor will make W-B’s case for Act 47 status at hearing today
Times Tribune: Trump Visit: If you plan to go
The Times Leader: Casey’s bipartisan Career & Technical Education bill signed into law
The Times Leader: Public hearing Wednesday on Wilkes-Barre’s bid for distressed status
The Times Leader: Avoca woman preps to sing national anthem for Trump visit
The Times Leader: Real estate taxes rising in all but one Luzerne County school district

South Central
PennLive: Making a 3D gun is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, Harrisburg University prof says
PennLive: Will Lou Barletta get a Trump bump from presidential visit? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
PennLive: Among Pa.’s newest medical marijuana growers: athlete, cop, doctor, banker
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle borough honored for budget presentation
LNP | LancasterOnline: Judge: Manheim Township tax collector must ‘cease and desist’ from collecting school property taxes

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Veterans Affairs blew $10 million on needless medical exams
Morning Call: Money Rules Everything gang tied to Bethlehem homicide is small, not ‘serious’ threat to public, DA says
Morning Call: Nothstein nominated to run in special election for Dent’s seat

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: DA moves to shut down troubled Erie bar
Erie Times-News: Marijuana to be grown in east Erie
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lycoming County tax office apologizes for deadline mistake
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Former city mayor pushes for portable stage, not pavilion in Newberry

LNP │Lancaster Online: Wolf’s campaign clearly seeks to provoke Wagner
Leonard Nakamura: We don’t know for sure how fast the economy’s growing
Will Bunch: Dying from ALS, Ady Barkan will save U.S. democracy if it’s the last thing he does
Solomon Jones: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones behaves like slave owner over NFL anthem policy
Stu Bykofsky: The war is on against 3D gun printers
David Wulf: Congress must act to protect American from chemical terrorism
Anisa Heming: Sick kids, hazardous classrooms: The solution requires better planning for Philly’s schools
John Baer: Can Trump visit for Lou Barletta jump-start Pa. Senate race?
Chris Freind: Ignoring the truth has turned world upside down
JD Mullane: Malcolm Jenkins and the double standards of a social justice warrior
Tom Purcell: D.C. vs Pittsburgh? We win, hands down
Ralph Reiland: Millennials need a lesson on evils of communism
Post-Gazette: Rational mergers: Statewide study makes case for school consolidations

August 1st, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “August 1st Playbook”

  1. HarveyInPhilly says:

    How many times have we heard Barletta’s line, “The only poll that counts is the one on election day.” The whiff of desperation.

  2. Robert Kramer says:

    My concern with Trump is a “Mini Trump” like Scott Wagner who has taken it upon himself to issue an edict that he will not release his tax returns. Good government is not an option in a free society and full disclosure is essential for good government. Trump seemingly has inspired in a “Mini Trump” like Scott Wagner the decision to not fully disclose by not releasing his tax forms. Democracy weeps.

  3. gulagpittsburgh says:

    Trump sucks. His collusion with Russia is criminal conspiracy and traitorous to USA.

    1. SaintHiliary says:

      You must be joking or drinking the bourbon the EU hit with Tariffs.
      When it comes to treason and incompetence—Obama wins. Nixon tried to corrupt IRS- Obama did it. I might not like Trump but he didn’t collude with anyone-but Obama gave the butchers of Tehran a billion plus – ran away from Assad and polarized our Nation as much as Trump. Don’t listen to Jim Acosta – and turn off MSNBC.
      The trumpies leave a lot to be desired – but the left wing extremists are the real threat to this Nation!

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