August 31st Playbook

Pennsylvanians react to the August Franklin & Marshall poll, while the candidates for PA-8 trade different types of jabs in their newest ads. Here is the Playbook.

 

F&M Poll: Casey and Wolf Lead by Double Digits; Trump to Play Role in Congressional Voting: Democratic enthusiasm is high for the midterms.

 

PA8: Cartwright and Chrin Strike Different Tones in New Attack Ads: Residency and sanctuary cities are at the forefront of the most recent attacks.

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Former mayor found guilty in federal corruption trial
AP: Bishops back victim fund over abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania
Citizens Voice: Long-serving jurist Nealon dies at 95
AP: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal request continued
AP: Nonbelievers win suit over Pennsylvania House prayer policy
PLSReporter: In heart of gentrification, Pittsburgh officials propose first use of affordable housing fund
PLSReporter: Single payer in Pennsylvania? House Democrats hold roundtable on proposal
PLSReporter: Horror at grand jury report lingers, but agreeing on action still an open question
PLSReporter: Federal judge strikes down House policy on who can offer opening prayer
Inquirer: Pa. auditor general to audit Temple University; business school and tuition hikes are areas of focus
Philadelphia Magazine: Feds: We’ll Crack Down on a Safe Injection Site in Philly Immediately
Philly Voice: Swarthmore, eastern Pa. universities look good in new college rankings
WESA: Shapiro Talks Immigration, Ongoing Efforts to Address Church Abuse
City Paper: Support for abortion access growing in Pennsylvania; highest ever surveyed
KDKA: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Western Pa., Pushes Help For Small Businesses
KDKA: Bishop, Senate President Propose Clergy Abuse Compensation Fund
PennLive: Midterms are always a referendum on the president. In Pa., this year’s really is | Friday Morning Coffee
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Labor Day

 

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: 100+ people ran for City Council at the height of anti-Rizzo furor. Could it happen again?
Inquirer: Pa. auditor general to audit Temple University; business school and tuition hikes are areas of focus
AP: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal request continued
Philadelphia Magazine: Feds: We’ll Crack Down on a Safe Injection Site in Philly Immediately
Philadelphia Magazine: Philadelphia Workers Overwhelmingly Report Feeling Underpaid
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s only majority black building trades union planning move from the ‘burbs to North Broad
Al Dia: Nelson Díaz: The first, but not the last
KYW Newsradio: City develops local ‘brand’ in effort to unify its global identity

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Huge crowd hears results of pipeline risk assessment study
Daily Local News: Steelworkers rally in Coatesville for new contract
Daily Local News: Comitta finds pipeline concerns trump all others
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville teachers have new five-year contract

 

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Joe Biden to march in Pittsburgh Labor Day parade
Tribune Review: Parishioners defend priest in Greensburg diocese accused of sexually abusing minor
Tribune Review: $500,000 state grant to boost New Kensington’s blight fight
WESA: Shapiro Talks Immigration, Ongoing Efforts to Address Church Abuse
WESA: Neighbors Of Rural Tear-Gas Manufacturing Plant Resent Explosions, But Embrace Jobs
WTAE: Cardinal Wuerl’s name covered up on sign outside of North Catholic High School
City Paper: Support for abortion access growing in Pennsylvania; highest ever surveyed    
PLSReporter: In heart of gentrification, Pittsburgh officials propose first use of affordable housing fund
KDKA: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Western Pa., Pushes Help For Small Businesses
KDKA: PWSA Wants To Stop Providing Free Water To City-Owned Facilities
KDKA: Ambridge Borough Council Suspends Police Chief Without Pay
Post-Gazette: In Pittsburgh, it’s a banner year as PAC takes its anti-Trump message to the sky
Tribune Review: Plans to close Bruce Mansfield plant a blow to employees, Beaver County economy
Tribune Review: Penn Hills residents react to manager’s contract, severance

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: County GOP secretary called black NFL players ‘baboons’ in Facebook post
Beaver County Times: County to issue fines for missing permit information
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Several SCI-Somerset employees hospitalized, reports indicate
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown Council ‘on correct page’ on budget
Observer-Reporter: Cumberland Township hires new police chief
Observer-Reporter: Washington County officials hear second pitch for new voting machines
Observer-Reporter: Judge reduces DeWeese’s restitution while he continues to try to overturn conviction

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Long-serving jurist Nealon dies at 95
Citizens Voice: Program preserves more than 3,000 acres of farmland
Citizens Voice: W-B Area working with DEP on new school
Citizens Voice: W-B mayor’s office releases Labor Day schedule and announcements
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board votes to eliminate teaching positions
The Times Leader: Northwest Area one vote away from ‘early-bird’ teacher contract
The Times Leader: Crestwood superintendent’s home on tax-sale list; attorney cites pending divorce
The Times Leader: Small group of vocal protesters rally against WB Area consolidation
The Times Leader: Double the fun for Wilkes-Barre’s second Multicultural Festival and Parade

 

South Central
LNP | LancasterOnline: Report: Increased mental health services could ward off violence in schools
York Dispatch: YCPD chief knew of mayor’s concerns about lip-sync video before filming, chief of staff says
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle to consider fees for funding stormwater improvements
PennLive: Community group stages suicide prevention training after student’s death
PennLive: Harrisburg, other Catholic dioceses open to creating fund for clergy sex abuse victims
PennLive: Midterms are always a referendum on the president. In Pa., this year’s really is | Friday Morning Coffee

 

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer guilty of all counts in federal bribery trial
Reading Eagle: Reading trade conference hampered by visa denials
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Labor Day
Morning Call: Bethlehem to sink $1.75 million into golf course  

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie small business leaders meet with cabinet member
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Charter brings final report to council outlining new form of city government
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Voting district consolidation being explored
KDKA: Bishop, Senate President Propose Clergy Abuse Compensation Fund
Centre Daily Times: PennEnergy Resources to purchase State College company in multi-million dollar acquisition

 

Opinion
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Fill shortages by raising pay
Will Gonzalez: Mayor Kenney, please, be consistent and equitable and sign the Construction Impact Tax bill
Michael Smerconish: Sign me up for these college courses
Nico Rodriguez: International Overdose Awareness Day: Where is Philly’s overdose prevention site?
Stu Bykofsky: You don’t fight drugs by accommodating addiction
Will Bunch: Is Delaware’s Kerri Evelyn Harris the next explosion to rock the Democrats?
Donna Cooper and Phil Lord: The test Philadelphia can’t afford to fail
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Poor judgment: Judge Pappas’ bond-setting raises questions
Tony Norman: Dog whistling never goes out of style
Brian O’Neill: The Holy Spirit better pick up the phone

August 31st, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 8 Comments

8 thoughts on “August 31st Playbook”

  1. David Diano says:

    SWPA
    Beaver County Times: County GOP secretary called black NFL players ‘baboons’ in Facebook post

    1. KDav says:

      They just cannot get out of their own way right now.

    2. David Diano says:

      Update: She just resigned.

  2. KDav says:

    It says something about Barletta’s fundraising that he is still not well known in Western or SE PA. Honestly, he may be better off in SE not being that well known.

  3. KDav says:

    Don’t see “Lou” winning either. Casey isn’t the weak on trade issues and has come out in favor of tougher deals. The other 2 issues favor him in the affluent burbs where the enthusiasm lies in this election. Espeically with women voters. I don’t see the ex-burbs being that jazzed up to be honest. Anything is possible of course but Barletta is not likable enough to overcome all the obstacles in front of him. Of course, Casey doesn’t exactly exude warmth either.

    Casey has had 3 very lucky draws. Very luck.

    1. Jared says:

      i’ve met casey, even after he became a senator. trust me that man is warmer than you think. now brother patrick, i could agree with that. he always seemed to have his mind elseware

      1. KDav says:

        Yes, I have heard the same. His public persona is not that, though.

  4. Mary Monin says:

    The Congressional Campaigns in Communities and Counties will have big impact on the Senate Race since Casey can be vulnerable to Supreme Court Vote, International Trade, and Immigration National Security issues that can come out the next 2 months. Lou still needs to become known in Western Pennsylvania as well.

    On the Governors Race it is hard to se how Wolf can lose it and Wagner can win. Wagner can make it harder for Lou to make gains as well.

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