December 18th Playbook

Wolf said getting new voting machines is the “right thing” before the 2020 election, while a GOP candidate announces a bid for Philly Mayor. Here is the Playbook.

Billy Ciancaglini Announces Bid for GOP Nomination for Philadelphia Mayor: Ciancaglini is set to be the first Republican to officially announce a bid for Mayor tonight.

Wolf Releases Inauguration Schedule: Gov. Wolf will officially begin his second term on January 15.

 

Harrisburg & DC
Politico: Pennsylvania meltdown triggers Republican alarms
AP: Getting new voting machines is ‘right thing,’ governor says   
Harrisburg Patriot News: Tickets now available for Gov. Tom Wolf’s inauguration and his ‘Moving Pennsylvania Forward’ celebration
Harrisburg Patriot News: Philly youth vote surges for the fourth year running, report | Monday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Student debt tops $1.46 trillion, more than doubling since 2009: report  
Harrisburg Patriot News: Deadlock on Pa. Supreme Court sinks death row inmate’s bid to use Porngate scandal to gain his freedom
PLSReporter: Saylor questions gloomy IFO projections, pushes for government “within its means” for 2019 budget
PLSReporter: “Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect this week
Inquirer: After scandals, Congress to make sexual harassment settlements public  
PA Post: Red flag laws and the push for one in Pa., explained
StateImpactPA: Smart Talk: Pennsylvania’s nuclear dilemma: Should the state bail out plants?  
Billy Penn: There’s a protest at Wolf’s Philly office because people behind bars won’t get holiday cards this year
KYW Newsradio: Pa. health officials send out alert concerning jump in Hepatitis A cases
Morning Call: What does the latest Obamacare court ruling mean for Pennsylvanians?

 

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia attorney launches GOP mayoral bid
WHYY Newsworks: Philly D.A. Larry Krasner on his first year in office
WHYY Newsworks: CHOP and Philly launch home repair program to prevent asthma
Inquirer: After scandals, Congress to make sexual harassment settlements public
Inquirer: This city program turned high schoolers into auto mechanics and changed their lives
Inquirer: How Philly is using city jobs to tackle poverty
Billy Penn: There’s a protest at Wolf’s Philly office because people behind bars won’t get holiday cards this year
KYW Newsradio: Violence prevention programs: Philly spends millions, report looks at where it’s going

 

SEPA
WHYY Newsworks: Montgomery County to debut new voting machines in May
Daily Local News: Coatesville gets funding for revitalization project
Montgomery Media: Fitzpatrick, Staats ask for planned West Rockhill pipeline compressor station to be moved
Montgomery Media: Bedminster OKs budget with no tax hike
Bucks County Courier Times: Bristol Township school board puts 3 percent ceiling on property tax increase
Delco Daily Times: No contract talks set between U.D. teachers, board
Delco Daily Times: Radnor delays taking up plan for new Wawa until Jan. 7 

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: County council members to introduce a county civilian police review bill
Post-Gazette: Diocese sued again over alleged abuse
Post-Gazette: New director takes over leadership at Literacy Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Details about Elizabeth Borough police chief’s leave are sparse
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh city lawmakers unveil sweeping gun control measures, face pushback over state law conflict
AP: Town warily awaits release of police chief after sex plea
WESA: Facilitator, Liaison, Listener: How Candidate Leon Ford Wants To Reimagine Himself And District 9
City Paper: Post-Gazette editorial says misgendering is free speech, but ignores that it increases suicidal thoughts among transgender people
Tribune Review: Residents split on Westmoreland County comprehensive plan at public meeting
Tribune Review: No property tax increase in 2019 Harrison spending plan
Tribune Review: Blawnox taxes hold steady but garbage, water fees increase

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Washington city councilman running for county treasurer’s job
Observer-Reporter: Greene County municipalities finalize budgets
Beaver County Times: State Rep.-elect Josh Kail keeping 15th District office in Center Township
Altoona Mirror: AASD could raise taxes
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Professor, retired cop join Greater Johnstown school board  

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Job cut amid county election bureau confusion
Times-Tribune: Nonprofits gets state funds to help revitalize communities, aid those in need
Times-Tribune: Olyphant to undergo $450,000 electric meter upgrades; phase out meter readers
Standard Speaker: No change to tax rate in Conyngham
Standard Speaker: Beaver Meadows holds line on property taxes
Standard-Speaker: Schuylkill board approves cleaning contracts for buildings
Times Leader: Guilty verdicts in DJ Mo homicide

 

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Tickets now available for Gov. Tom Wolf’s inauguration and his ‘Moving Pennsylvania Forward’ celebration
Harrisburg Patriot News: Board member’s unexpected death will leave a ‘big hole’ in Harrisburg School District
Harrisburg Patriot News: Student debt tops $1.46 trillion, more than doubling since 2009: report
Harrisburg Patriot News: Two years of tax increases likely for Derry Township
Carlisle Sentinel: Pay hike for substitute teachers will cost Carlisle school district $21,000 by end of year

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: What does the latest Obamacare court ruling mean for Pennsylvanians?
Morning Call: Allentown’s property tax rate will go up next year. What will you pay?
Morning Call: Bethlehem Township OKs 9 percent tax hike
Morning Call: Emmaus wants tougher sewer enforcement on property owners
Reading Eagle: Reading leaders, 2 residents call for plan to stem city violence
Reading Eagle: Kutztown schools’ preliminary 2019-20 budget adds nearly $1 million
Reading Eagle: $3.1 million budget keeps tax at 6.86 mills in Birdsboro
Reading Eagle: Daniel Boone School District has new superintendent
Reading Eagle: Muhlenberg Township commissioners reject ARL’s $2 per-capita fee

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie-area projects in line for millions in tax credits
Erie Times-News: Cunningham to retire from Erie County bench in 2019
Erie Times-News: Erie’s Tyler Titus among 150 LGBTQ elected officials to sign letter to Congress
Centre Daily Times: University Park Airport is adding more flights
Centre Daily Times: Benner Pike may get a new convenience store and gas station

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: Allow cities like Philly and Pittsburgh to make their own gun laws
Inquirer Editorial Board: Passing the First Step Act is the first step to restoring faith in Congress
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Justice on two fronts: Supreme Court decision both confuses and clarifies
Michelle Cretella, Steven Bozza, and Lester Ruppersberger: The Trump administration would be correct to treat biological sex as fixed at birth
Robert I. Field: Latest Obamacare ruling is an assault on logic
Alicia Grimaldi: Better mental health care is possible — if we prioritize it
Tony Norman: The Right Stuff in dumb times

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