December 7th Playbook

Details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s inauguration have been released, while a number of Dems are mulling a run for SD-37. Here is the Playbook.

 

 

 

 

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: State to give away anti-overdose drug naloxone next week
AP: Caregiver pleads guilty to neglecting candidate’s mother
Harrisburg Patriot News: First details of Gov. Tom Wolf inauguration released
Harrisburg Patriot News: Despite having three millionaires in the race, Pa. governor’s race didn’t break any spending records
Harrisburg Patriot News: Republicans will be playing defense in 2019-20 governor races, analyst says | Thursday Morning Coffee
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. Health Department ordered to turn over leases on nursing homes
Morning Call: Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income
Post-Gazette: In Their Own Words: Two years before the election, Pennsylvania Democrats talk 2020
Post-Gazette: Who’s lining up for Guy Reschenthaler’s state Senate seat? Everybody in town
PLSReporter: State Capitol Christmas tree lit amid protest of Department of Corrections’ mail restrictions
PLSReporter: In photos: The annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting
StateImpactPA: ‘energy, explained’ podcast: Author Bethany McLean, ‘Saudi America’ and what you might not know about the fracking industry
Inquirer: Trial scheduled in landmark Pa. school-funding case   
Daily Local News: Rep. Costello recalls a ‘kinder, gentler’ time at Bush’s service

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: More murders, fewer cases solved; now Philly police are fighting about overtime
Inquirer: Funeral arrangements announced for Mayor Kenney’s father
Inquirer: New Census figures on Philly neighborhoods show inequality, high numbers of whites living in poverty
Inquirer: Trial scheduled in landmark Pa. school-funding case
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Startup Leaders Announces New Board Leadership and 2019 Accelerator Cohort
WHYY Newsworks: New Census figures on Philly neighborhoods show inequality, high numbers of whites living in poverty
Billy Penn: Philly is now the second-largest U.S. city with a ‘fair workweek’ law
Billy Penn: Fact: Millennials aren’t ruining Philly anymore, apparently
PLSReporter: Philly’s City Council Finance Committee votes down loosening tobacco restrictions, forwards tax change
PLSReporter: Philadelphia City Council passes fair work week bill
KYW Newsradio: Labor leaders in Philly to build new facility to provide cutting edge training
Philadelphia Business Journal: From the editor: Scorched-earth politics and business

 

SEPA
Daily Local News: Rep. Costello recalls a ‘kinder, gentler’ time at Bush’s service
Daily Local News: Kennett Township officials hold the line on taxes
Delco Daily Times: Sheriff asks for boost in deputy pay as Delco weighs tax cut

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Who’s lining up for Guy Reschenthaler’s state Senate seat? Everybody in town
Post-Gazette: In Their Own Words: Two years before the election, Pennsylvania Democrats talk 2020
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh housing advocates concerned over potential budget cuts  
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s Chris Edwards started planning George H.W. Bush’s funeral years ago
Post-Gazette: Lawsuit against officer who shot Antwon Rose II dismissed in unrelated incident
PLSReporter: Allegheny County Council unanimously passes 2019 budget
Tribune Review: Incoming state Sen. Lindsey Williams opens office in Shaler
Tribune Review: State doles out $6 million to airports for infrastructure, equipment upgrades
Tribune Review: Export approves 2019 budget with no tax hike
Tribune Review: Ex-McCandless councilman accused of intervening in probe of 2 suspended cops
Tribune Review: Westmoreland Sheriff Held declines to testify at his public corruption trial; defense calls no witnesses
Pittsburgh Business Times: EMS union ratifies contract with city
AP: GOP Senator Questions Governor’s Drive For New Voting Machines

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: County adopts draft of 2019 budget
Beaver County Times: Beaver Council plans 2-mill tax increase
Beaver County Times: Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus could create hundreds of jobs
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria budget includes no change in real estate taxes
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: McCort trustees seek input on hiring principal
Observer-Reporter: Election technician: no voting machine malfunction in Carroll 4, part of 49th District contest
Observer-Reporter: Canon-Mac director of support services hit with ethics violation
Observer-Reporter: Monongahela Main Street seeks funding for study of vacant buildings

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: State auditor general applauds Scranton’s pension recovery
Times-Tribune: As Scranton board tries to eliminate deficit, special education staff needed
Times-Tribune: Commissioners to vote on Old Forge man’s bid to run Charl-Mont
News Item: Former Mount Carmel mayor recalls meeting G.H.W. Bush, youngest son
News Item: County salary board approves new administrative position
News Item: Shuey elected chairman of career and technology operating agency
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council members call for investigation of election director’s trips
Standard-Speaker: On first reading, city council OKs property tax hike
Standard-Speaker: Confusion reigns over budget amendment vote
Standard-Speaker: Shenandoah Municipal Sewage Authority gets $18M in loan, grant
Citizens Voice: Swoyersville residents concerned about impact of trucks hauling coal remnants
Citizens Voice: W-B installs eight new metered parking spaces near Public Square

 

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: First details of Gov. Tom Wolf inauguration released
Harrisburg Patriot News: Despite having three millionaires in the race, Pa. governor’s race didn’t break any spending records
Harrisburg Patriot News: ‘It’s just cruel’: Families of inmates protest Gov. Tom Wolf at Christmas ceremony  
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. Health Department ordered to turn over leases on nursing homes
Harrisburg Patriot News: Harrisburg police ask public’s help to stop gun violence following fatal shooting of teen
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough Council discusses regional approach to fire and rescue
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough agrees to hire additional police officers
York Dispatch: York City Council schedules final vote on $108M budget
LNP | LancasterOnline: Ray D’Agostino to run for county commissioner, increasing Republican field to 4 candidates   
LNP | LancasterOnline: District Attorney Craig Stedman, 4 others seeking Republican backing for county judgeship

  

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Northampton County jurist to lead state Superior Court
Morning Call: Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income  
Morning Call: Auditor general announces $299 million in local pension funding
Morning Call:  Allentown School Board chooses new leaders
Reading Eagle: Commissioners vote to reopen process of selling Berks Heim
Reading Eagle: Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer does not deserve acquittal, prosecutors say
Reading Eagle: Berks County narrows choices for new voting machines

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council to review tax hike in proposed $27M budget
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: LCWSA systems, except Beaver Lake, see rate increases
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: East Lycoming re-elects board president at meeting
Centre Daily Times: 5 months after state police barracks merger in Centre County, revenue has been affected

 

Opinion
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Tragedy, irony or both: Kathleen Kane drama reaches climax with her jailing
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Start with First Step: When progress is possible, we should grab the chance
Inquirer Editorial Board: Congress must fix our decaying national parks
Christine Flowers: Pa. Supreme Court’s decision to shield names of Catholic clergy is a win for due process
Madeline Bell: New ‘public charge’ immigration rules threaten children’s health
Curt Schroder: Philly should avoid lead paint litigation that will devastate property values
James Meadows, Meerabelle Jesuthsan and Siobhan Gleason: (Alternative) giving guide: How to make the most of your charitable spirit this holiday season
Stu Bykofsky: ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is taking some heat

December 7th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “December 7th Playbook”

  1. Can't Save People From Themselves says:

    You would think that by now the word would be etched on the walls of every public building that you got to be super careful about all campaign finance regs!! Super careful! Not mildly cautious! I have no idea how the St. Louis story will turn out but this is not good news. We’ll see what happens but it’s dumb that the story is even existing.

  2. EvilBobCaseyIIV says:

    More corrupt Republicans, imagine that

    According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R) has launched an investigation into the way Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) ran his office.

    Ashcroft is looking into accusations that Hawley may have used public funds as Attorney General to support his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

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