August 9th Playbook

Rep. Matt Cartwright blasts GOP challenger John Chrin on residency and social security, while Rep. Scott Perry writes an op-ed explaining his effort to impeach Rod Rosenstein. Here is the Playbook!

PA8: Cartwright Ad Attacks Chrin on Residency and Social Security: It paints Chrin as an out of towner who wants to cut senior benefits.

PA Gov: Wolf Blasts Wagner in 2 New Ads: Wolf hits Wagner on education and senior citizens.

 

Perry stands his ground: Rep. Scott Perry penned an op-ed for the York Daily Record explaining his effort to impeach Rod Rosenstein.

Costello talks gun laws: Rep. Ryan Costello wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer detailing his opinion that other state’s “negligent gun laws can harm Pennsylvanians”.  

Toomey on Tariffs: Sen. Pat Toomey continues to challenge President Trump on tariffs with Harrisburg roundtable.

 

Harrisburg & DC
PLSReporter: Wolf in Commonwealth Court brief: “Fair funding formula is only as good as the amount of money behind it.”
PLSReporter: School officials ask for consistent funding, Republicans ask about armed employees at safety hearing
Times-Tribune: Before Governor’s Awards, panel probes idea of art as a ‘public good’
Inquirer: Pa.’s absentee-ballot problem: Votes come in late because of tight deadlines
AP: GOP calls foul on Dems’ voter registration giveaway at fair
Inquirer: Local, federal law enforcement officials: We’re working together to fight gun violence
Inquirer: Which Pa. and N.J. races will make the difference in the fight for Congress?
Philadelphia Magazine: Following An ‘F’ Grade, All Pa. Schools Must Test Lead in Drinking Water
WITF: Report on Catholic Church abuse delayed (again) by objections from clergy
PhillyVoice: Tom Wolf: ‘I don’t think Pennsylvania’s actually ready’ for recreational marijuana
Tribune Review: ‘Turzai Six’ plead guilty after arrests outside state house speaker’s home
WESA: Casey Touts Support For Protecting Pennsylvanians With Pre-Existing Health Conditions
WESA: Toomey Continues To Challenge Trump On Tariffs With Harrisburg Roundtable
Beaver County Times: Republican Lou Barletta says Casey too extreme for PA
The Times Leader: Grandparents raising grandchildren tell Gov. Wolf state ‘can do better’
Reading Eagle: Democratic National Committee chairman visits Reading

Philadelphia
City and State PA: Philly Police identify cops named in hundreds of civilian complains
Inquirer: Immigration judges file grievance over Justice Dept.’s removal of Philly jurist who delayed man’s deportation
Inquirer: Philly’s U.S. attorney slams ‘sanctuary city’ policy, citing immigrant who raper a child
Inquirer: In Philly, the renters keep on coming
Philadelphia Magazine: $1.5B Beneficial Deal Will Create Delaware Valley’s Largest Locally Owned Bank
KYW Newsradio: State, city and federal officials converge to put an end to gun violence
KYW Newsradio: Booker pushes voting during Progressive National Baptist Convention speech
KYW Newsradio: Gregory Harvey’s death is a loss in Philadelphia’s legal community

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: $75 million sale of Limerick sewer system completed
Bucks County Courier Times: Parkland shooting survivors and Pennridge 225 hold town hall at St. Stephen’s in Perkasie
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Township School District releases employee Social Security numbers

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: ‘Turzai Six’ plead guilty after arrests outside state house speaker’s home
Tribune Review: New Kensington pleased to share its revitalization effort with Sen. Bob Casey
Post-Gazette: Elizabeth Forward school board hires armed security guards
Post-Gazette: 63,499 people signed petitions to get a kids’ program on ballot in Allegheny County
Post-Gazette: Widow of former councilman killed by Perropolis poice sues officer, borough
WESA: Casey Touts Support For Protecting Pennsylvanians With Pre-Existing Health Conditions
KDKA: GOP Wants Investigation After Dems Offer Steelers Memorabilia For Voter Registration, Or To Switch Parties

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Mount Airy officials: Big Beaver region will receive more than fiscal benefits from casino
Beaver County Times: State Sen. Camera Bartolotta only Republican expected at Aliquippa candidates forum
Beaver County Times: Republican Lou Barletta says Casey too extreme for PA
Altoona Mirror: HASB considers plan to lower energy costs
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown Council seeks upkeep fees
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Website recognizes area schools for safety

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Cartwright slow to pay taxes on DC condo
The Times Leader: Grandparents raising grandchildren tell Gov. Wolf state ‘can do better’
The Times Leader: Luzerne County hires experts to review four female inmate deaths
The Times Leader: Crestwood nixes Pre-K program due to lack of funding
The Times Leader: Luzerne Intermediate Unit elects officers for 2018-2019
The Times Leader: Bolus sues arena, says free speech violated during Trump rally
Citizens Voice: NAACP chief: No problem with Brooks

South Central
WESA: Toomey Continues To Challenge Trump On Tariffs With Harrisburg Roundtable
PennLive: Officials end financial support for fire company after bullying, racism
PennLive: Lower Paxton Township names new supervisor
PennLive: ‘Devastating’ property tax hikes removed from Harrisburg’s Act 47 exit plan… for now
PennLive: Ethics Commission, DA clear Sunbury mayor of wrongdoing
York Dispatch: Scott Perry falls victim to Sacha Baron Cohen prank on ‘Who is America?’
LNP | LancasterOnline: Rep. Lloyd Smucker and the Problem Solvers want Paul Ryan’s successor to help change House rules

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Democratic National Committee chairman visits Reading
Reading Eagle: Rainfall creates challenges for Berks County farmers
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Get out the vote efforts

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Board member resigns from Williamsport district
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Newberry locals give former mayor earful over portable stage idea
Erie Times-News: Mayor, county exex enter dispute between EMTA, Erie schools

Opinion
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Economic and cultural potential of immigration
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Pot crusader goes statewide
Inquirer Editorial Board: Soon, we can all be official card-carrying Philadelphians
Helene Cohen Bludman: Millennials may have grown up online, but they don’t know everything
Fatmata Massaquoi: Unions make my American dream possible
Rep. Ryan Costello: How other states’ negligent gun laws can harm Pennsylvanians
JD Mullane: Judge Trauger owes us an explanation in the Kayden Mancuso case
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: For sale, to some: Process for selling city-owned homes is full of holes
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: So go the midterms? Ohio’s special election gives insight. Or not.
Brian O’Neill: Derailed on the North Side next?

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