July 31st Playbook

Gov. Wolf’s administration criticizes the federal pipeline approval process, while the GOP nominates a new candidate for HD-30. Here is the Playbook!

 

Harrisburg & DC
WHYY: Pa. GOP lawmaker cajoling colleagues to join ‘red flag’ bill
State Impact PA: Wolf administration criticizes federal pipeline approval process
Trib Live: State officials reach agreement to halt 3D gun-printing in Pennsylvania
Trib Live:USDA announces $4 billion in available water-infrastructure grants
Times Leader: Effort succeeds to block access to 3D downloadable guns in PA
PLS Reporter: Wolf Administration demonstrates PA Business One-Stop Shop tool, hoping to help entrepreneurs and business owners
PLS Reporter: Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket
Inquirer: Pa. high court taps ex-Sanducky judge to oversee redaction of Catholic clergy sex abuse report
Inquirer: AG seeks jail time for first Penn State defendant to be sentenced in Tim Piazza hazing case
WITF: Pennsylvania looking for ways to reduce pension liability
Observer-Reporter: State changed ‘motor voter’ registration two years ago to weed out noncitizens

Philadelphia
City and State PA: Eryn Santamoor hopes to return to Philly City Hall with Council bid
Inquirer: Pa., N.J. suspend tens of thousands of driver’s licenses a year for not paying court costs. Is that constitutional?
Inquirer: Pa., N.J. suspend tens of thousands of driver’s licenses a year for not paying court costs. Is that constitutional?
WHYY Newsworks: A community-based public-land study comes to an end, and trust is rebuilt in Eastwick
Billy Penn: ‘Young and naive’? Inside Pennsylvania’s nation-leading youth voter surge
Billy Penn: Kiss and make up: Mayor Kenney met with Jay-Z before the star’s show with Beyonce at the Linc
KYW Newsradio: Youth suicide rates on the rise among LGBT teens
Philly Voice: Report: Pennsylvania one of the least affordable states for college

SEPA
Daily Local News: Rep. Lewis announces nearly $800K in education grants
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove School Board President Matt Alexander resigns
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County sheriff unveils mobile phone app
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem school board looking to form public relations committee

Pittsburgh
WESA: GOP Nominates Lori Mizgorski to Succeed Hal English in House District 30
Post-Gazette: Some new home buyers are getting a surprise tax bill in Allegheny County
Montgomery Advertiser: City hopes $12 million in paving needs can be managed with high-tech solution
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf cabinet leaders hold community discussion at Pitt-Greensburg
Post-Gazette: State House Rep. Daryl Metcalfe and Cranberry politicians carry on with uneasy ‘detente’
Post-Gazette: Lawrence County sees growing Puerto Rican community months after Hurricane Maria
KDKA: Report: Pittsburgh Police Paid Out $1M in OT For Antwon Rose Protests
KDKA: Mayor’s Plan to Spend $40 Million on Building Sparks Opposition on Council

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg Libertarian running for lt. Governor
Altoona Mirror: Medical marijuana offers relief
Altoona Mirror: Pipeline foe must post $25K for release
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: AG: Barto a ‘predator pediatrician’; Johnstown doctor faces 69 new changes from 29 alleged child sex abuse victims
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Fallout from church sex abuse report could resemble Altoona-Johnstown aftermath, experts say

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Pa. American Water upgrading water main in Forty Fort
The Times Leader: Prepping for the prez
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre to seek city council’s approval for new contractor for Solomon Creek wall
The Times Leader: On Politics: The pope, the prosecutor and the report we deserve to see
The Times Leader: Pashinski, officials pitch increase in fees for dog licenses
Times-Tribune: State: Scranton on pace for exit from distressed status in two years
Times-Tribune: Scranton marijuana dispensary among first in state to sell ‘dry leaf’

South Central
PennLive: To save Pa. coal mines, officials devised a preposterous plan: Build a 137-mile tunnel
Carlisle Sentinel: Five-Finger Discount: A look at Pennsylvania’s three strikes law for retail theft
LNP | Lancaster Online: Lancaster County finances doing well: a bond rating increase, an unemployment rate decrease, and a balanced budget

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton Fire Department is over budget on overtime, city and union at odds
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Trump talks government shutdown; GOP to pick PA-15 candidate
Morning Call: In aftermath of Parkland, Fla., shooting, Lehigh Valley school districts answer call to add armed security
Morning Call: Easton Area’s ad hoc committee meeting rescheduled

North by Northwest
The Citizen’s Voice: Former City Councilman Pushes For Erie Lightway Project
Centre Daily Times: AG’s office seeks jail time for first guilty plea in Beta Theta Pi case
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Secretary: I didn’t see offensive words on photo
Erie Times-News: Camaraderie, caring drive Erie veterans group

Opinion
Citizen’s Voice: US should be back in TPP
Citizen’s Voice: Gambling without a safety net
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Court ruling a partial win for abuse victims
Inquirer Editorial Board: Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner owes a debt to citizens when it comes to transparency
Ronnie Polaneczky: Two friends were kicked out of a cab for being gay. Here’s how the PPA served up justice.
Philadelphia Magazine: Best of Philly 2018: Media, Politics, and People
Fernando Chang-Muy: Remember Asian-Americans in those cultural-competency conversations
Solomon Jones: To make black lives matter, protect those lives from the womb to the tomb Sen. Mike Folmer: Why must government grow every year?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Say no to Russia: A good bipartisan push to reduce energy purchases

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “July 31st Playbook”

  1. gulagpittsburgh says:

    Why is PA Supreme Court so deep into worry about Catholic Church sex abuse report?

    Why is public still waiting for the porn email report?

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