January 10th Playbook

Gov. Tom Wolf announces new investments to address sexual assaults on college campuses, while another GOP candidate lines up for HD114. Here is the Playbook.

HD114: Frank Scavo Becomes Third GOP Candidate To Enter The Race: The Old Forge School Board President vows to make ending school district property taxes for senior citizens a top priority.

Rich Fitzgerald Announces Bid For Third Term As Allegheny County Executive: The incumbent was joined by Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Bob Casey, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and more Democratic officials at his campaign announcement Monday night.

 

Harrisburg & DC

AP: Pennsylvania criticized for how it handles elder abuse cases

Billy Penn: This gun reform has bipartisan support in PA — and surprising opposition

Morning Call: What’s on the inauguration menu for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt.-Gov elect John Fetterman?

Morning Call: From criticism to support and calls for compromise, PA lawmakers react to President Trump’s border wall speech

Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf/Fetterman’s inauguration party-goers to be treated to Yuengling, Swoop, whoopie pies and more

Harrisburg Patriot News: 38 Pa. schools receive state grants to combat campus sexual assault

Harrisburg Patriot News: Despite progress, Pa. has work to do in serving those with disabilities

Harrisburg Patriot News: ’There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight’: Opioids epidemic wearing on coroners, departments

PLSReporter: Governor Wolf announces new investment to help stop sexual abuse on college campuses

PLSReporter: By the numbers, women are gaining in the General Assembly. They hope their issues follow.

PLSReporter: Legislators unveil new legislation to up penalties for those convicted of human trafficking

StateImpactPA: Residents near Pittsburgh issued air warning because of pollution from US Steel plant

York Daily Record: These Pa. Congress members aren’t accepting pay during the government shutdown

York Daily Record: When will the minimum wage in PA change? It’s been stuck at $7.25 since 2009

 

Philadelphia

WHYY Newsworks: Safehouse hires leader to open Philly’s supervised injection site

WHYY Newsworks: Pa. court rejects appeal from family who says son was raped in Philly school

Inquirer: Were CCP professors on strike? Union says no. But a labor ruling indicates otherwise.

Inquirer: Government shutdown could hurt area domestic-violence shelters and services, operators say

Inquirer: How heroin and fentanyl get into Philadelphia — and why a border wall likely wouldn’t stop them

Philadelphia Magazine: Stormy Daniels Swears She’s Not House Hunting in Philly Horse Country

KYW Newsradio: Philly tourists feel effect of partial government shutdown

 

SEPA

Morning Call: Pennsylvania Republican who’s a former FBI agent signs onto gun background check bill

Daily Local News:  Democrat Houlahan calls Trump address ‘manufactured crisis’

Daily Local News: West Chester may lift 3-year moratorium on permit parking

Daily Local News: Local lawmaker taking action on robocalls

Philly Voice: These Philly suburbs saw the greatest rent increases and population changes during the last five years

Delco Daily Times: Delco council meeting devolves into partisan bickering  

Delco Daily Times: Deputy state treasurer launches bid for Delco D.A.

Bucks County Courier Times: State suspends law license for indicted former Lower Southampton public safety director

 

Pittsburgh

WESA: Here’s What Pennsylvania Lawmakers Say About Trump’s Border Security Speech And The Shutdown

KDKA: TSA Officers Still Reporting To Duty At Pittsburgh International Airport

Post-Gazette: ‘We want to get facts’: Council to ask experts about gun bills   

Post-Gazette: Pittsburghers for Public Transit to recommend Mon Valley transit improvements

Tribune Review: Staffer for Westmoreland Commissioner Charles Anderson seeking boss’ post

Tribune Review: Two new Marcellus shale gas sites proposed in Upper Burrell

Tribune Review: Apollo officials keeping services afloat as they seek new faces on council, key posts

Tribune Review: Property tax unchanged, electric cost up in Tarentum 2019 spending plan

 

SWPA

Observer-Reporter: Committee members gearing up for special election in 37th Senatorial

Observer-Reporter: Bartolotta to lead Labor and Industry Committee

Observer-Reporter: Democrat announces candidacy for Register of Wills

Observer-Reporter: Maggi, Shober seek re-election

Observer-Reporter: Charleroi councilman alleges members violated Sunshine Act

Beaver County Times: Gov. Tom Wolf releases $1 million in grants to combat campus sexual assaults

Altoona Mirror: Ex-mayor urges home rule for county

Altoona Mirror: AHA seeking shutdown insurance

Altoona Mirror: Blair supports anti-suicide app

Altoona Mirror: Longtime recorder of deeds to retire

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Sources: Somerset County maintenance manager fired after 2017 criminal allegations in Texas   

 

NEPA

Times-Tribune: Dems choose Kosierowski as 114th District nominee

Times-Tribune: Auditor general asks Scranton School District to prove progress in IT department

The Times Leader: NEPA’s federal legislators respond to Trump’s shutdown talk

The Times Leader: Lehman Township calls for delay of new stormwater fee

The Times Leader: Urban blasts new stormwater fee

Citizens Voice: Luzerne County poll workers to test new voting machines

Citizens Voice: County head start won’t be impacted by federal shutdown

 

South Central

York Daily Record: These Pa. Congress members aren’t accepting pay during the government shutdown

York Daily Record: When will the minimum wage in PA change? It’s been stuck at $7.25 since 2009

York Dispatch: York legislators’ proposal would double jail time for human traffickers and their patrons

Harrisburg Patriot News: Wolf/Fetterman’s inauguration party-goers to be treated to Yuengling, Swoop, whoopie pies and more

Harrisburg Patriot News: 38 Pa. schools receive state grants to combat campus sexual assault

Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa.-led effort tries to halt Trump administration rules that allow more employers to deny birth control coverage  

Harrisburg Patriot News: Override of Harrisburg mayor’s veto paves way for AutoZone to buy land for store  

Harrisburg Patriot News: Despite progress, Pa. has work to do in serving those with disabilities

Harrisburg Patriot News: ’There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight’: Opioids epidemic wearing on coroners, departments

Carlisle Sentinel: Hampden Township Democrat announces run for county commissioner  

Carlisle Sentinel: Bible distribution debate continues at Mechanicsburg school board meeting

LNP | LancasterOnline: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker forgoes paychecks until shutdown ends  

 

Lehigh Valley

Morning Call: With lawsuits looming, Tamaqua Area School Board to vote on suspending controversial armed staff policy

Morning Call: Former Easton Finance Director announces plan to run for city controller’s job

Morning Call: Voter death, parent worries lead Easton Area to propose closing schools on Election Day

Morning Call: Pledging to keep courthouse safe, Lehigh County Sheriff seeks second term

Reading Eagle: Reading woman urges action, unity in announcing candidacy for City Council

Express Times: Pilot announces he’ll run for Northampton County Council

Express Times: Easton eyes raises, ending benefits for some elected officials     

 

North by Northwest

Erie Times-News: Former mayor announces run for Erie County judge

Erie Times-News: Officials look at possible uses for materials dredged from Erie harbor

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Loyalsock School Board approves to stay within index

 

Opinion

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Trump makes his case: Time has passed to make the obvious compromise

Ryan Bizzarro: The case for same-day voter registration in Pa.

Brian O’Neill: Let’s have the difficult conversations about guns

Trudy Rubin: Forget the wall. The real security crisis is Trump’s solo foreign policy-making mess

Solomon Jones: Philly politicians have opinions about what you put in your body, whether it’s soda or heroin

Aaron Shapiro: The true cost of free LinkPHL WiFi might be privacy

Paul Muschick: Here’s a gun control plan that even gun proponents shouldn’t have a problem with

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