March 20th Playbook

Beto O’Rourke makes a campaign stop at Penn State, while a pair of Bucks County Democrats debut a new PAC. Here is the Playbook.

 

Ellis Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation: The state Representative from Butler County wrote in a letter that it is in his best interests for his family, residents of the district, and his own health that he resigns from office.

Murphy, Wallace Launch Kennedy Democrats: The PAC aims to help electing a new generation of Democratic leaders in Pennsylvania.

 

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Beto O’Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit
AP: House votes for tougher public pension forfeiture rules
WITF: ACLU of Pa. back in court, says treatment wait for mentally ill inmates still too long
Tribune Review: Former Gov. Dick Thornburgh officially retires from K&L Gates  
Morning Call: In a Penn State hat, Beto O’Rourke brings the 2020 presidential campaign to Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Bob Casey: Green New Deal ‘worthy of review’
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: At Penn State stop, Democrat Beto O’Rourke brings the 2020 fight for the White House to Pa.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Former Pa. Rep. Miccarelli lands job at Delaware County nonprofit that receives public dollars
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: House panel hears from judges on how to fix state criminal justice system
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Anti-poverty advocates call for a “New Moral Agenda” for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pennsylvania’s new Pipeline Caucus wants stronger regulation of Mariner East II
Philly Voice: Another marijuana legalization bill to be introduced in Pennsylvania Senate
KYW Newsradio: As field of presidential candidates tops 2 dozen, will voters care?
KYW Newsradio: Tobacco ban to go into effect at all Pa. state prisons this summer
PLSReporter: VIDEO: Tuesday brought multiple events and opinions on pipelines to the Capitol
PLSReporter: Pension forfeiture bill nears governor’s desk
PLSReporter: With hearings to come, lawmakers stake out priorities on criminal justice reform  
Philadelphia Business Journal: How much revenue Pennsylvania got from sports betting so far
Carlisle Sentinel: Casey, Toomey voice concern over transparency of underperforming nursing homes
Inquirer: At State College, Beto O’Rourke stirs excitement. But some Democrats wonder what he would do.
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State boards moving to make it easier for ex-cons to get licensed
Patriot News: Which counties in Pa. will you find the least amount of political tolerance?
PennLive: More than 1,000 turn out to see Beto O’Rourke at Penn State
Patriot News: Pa. House passes bill to force elected officials to forfeit pensions if convicted
Patriot News: Former state lawmaker under investigation for sexual assault poised to collect pension, health benefits  
Patriot News: Rally held over Mariner East II pipeline concerns
Erie Times-News: Toomey: Vote against Trump wall emergency about ‘separation of powers’

 

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine: Two Philly-Area State Senators to Introduce Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Philadelphia Magazine: City Commissioner Candidate: We Must Fight 2020 Vote Suppression Efforts
Inquirer: Judicial candidates panic over ‘atrocious’ petitions as ballot challenge season begins
Inquirer: Council President Darrell Clarke among 44 Democrats facing legal challenges to get on primary ballot
Inquirer: Amid layoffs, members of Congress and Mayor Kenney try to buoy Philly Shipyard  
Inquirer: Pennsylvania inspector general launches investigation on oversight of Glen Mills
Inquirer: Garage workers make poverty wages, go without health insurance, report says
WHYY Newsworks: Williams: ‘Dirty,’ ‘dangerous’ Philly needs new leadership
Philly Voice: Philly bill moves to install speed cameras, impose fines on Roosevelt Boulevard
KYW Newsradio: PPA budget allocates more to school district, but critics argue not enough
KYW Newsradio: New activism among students fighting for climate change
Billy Penn: Dear Milwaukee, from Philly: What to expect when the DNC comes to town
PLSReporter: Sen. Williams launches mayoral race with promises of action and advocacy

 

SEPA
Daily Local News: Anti-pipeline rally: ‘How will we know when to run for our lives?’
Daily Local News: Chester County awarded $3.7M to preserve farms
Delco Daily Times: Scanlon joins other pols to lobby for work at Philly Navy yard
Delco Daily Times: New Zealand massacre recalled at Chesco meeting
Philly Voice: A Montgomery County judge went to school to check on truant students, but was turned away
Bucks County Courier Times: Morrisville mayor calls Presidents Day work illegal donation
Pottstown Mercury: Pipeline safety probe underway involving Sunoco pipeline in Berks County
Pottstown Mercury: Upper Pottsgrove ups pension contribution for some employees

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Two projects in W. Pa. among proposed military cuts to pay for border wall
Post-Gazette: The tariffs conundrum: More competition on the home front for U.S. Steel
Post-Gazette: ‘I just have to do it’: Antwon Rose’s mother braces for trial
Post-Gazette: Six witnesses testified on the first day of the Michael Rosfeld trial
Post-Gazette: Judge to grant Tree of Life shooting defendant more time to review evidence  
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council votes down historic designation for Venturi house
Pittsburgh Business Times: PPG names new director of government affairs
KDKA: Antwon Rose Shooting: Lawyer Representing Family Talks To Reporters
City Paper: What happened to those feasibility studies for additional passenger rail in Pennsylvania?
The Incline: Welcome to The Incline 2.0

 

SWPA  
Observer-Reporter: Special election candidates scheduled for forum Wednesday at RMU
Observer-Reporter: Monessen holding open house to gather ideas for future of city
Beaver County Times: Beaver County GOP committee skips endorsements in contested primaries
Altoona Mirror: County auditors ask for more time
Altoona Mirror: Erb won’t back home rule referendum
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Joyce backs permanent tax cuts during stop in Somerset County  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Groups waving red flags over recreational pot
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ebensburg attorney Leiden to seek Republican DA nomination

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Old Forge School District solicitor resigns over issues including ‘pornography, racism’
Times-Tribune: Kosierowski swearing in set for April
The Times Leader: Planning commission green-lights huge Hazleton project billed as ‘savior’
Citizens Voice: Rice Twp. businessman joins county council race

 

South Central  
York Dispatch: Recreational marijuana town hall brings out hundreds in York, majority support
York Daily Record: Marijuana listening tour packs York College
Patriot News: Save Three Mile Island? What a difference 40 years makes
Patriot News: Can Pennsylvania’s energy market, environment survive without Three Mile Island?
Patriot News: Harrisburg election districts could change after 2020
Patriot News: Journalists, locals gather to remember Three Mile Island accident at News and Brews event  
Patriot News: Steelton announces decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana
Carlisle Sentinel: Baker’s hearing delayed, but legislators press forward on pipeline safety concerns
LNP | LancasterOnline: Memo: Lancaster County DA Stedman says wife alerted him to mileage ‘error’ after county missed it for 3 years  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County DA’s lease controversy and Right to Know requests: Timeline
LNP | LancasterOnline: Charlotte Katzenmoyer, former Lancaster public works director, takes helm at Capital Region Water
LNP | LancasterOnline: Excerpts from Correction of Expenses Error Memo from Lancaster County DA Craig Stedman to controller
LNP | LancasterOnline: Gov. Tom Wolf visiting Columbia Wednesday to discuss revitalization, infrastructure plan  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster weighs in: Should we close Three Mile Island?

 

Lehigh Valley   
Reading Eagle: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey promotes child care funding bills during Berks County visit [Video]
Reading Eagle: Kirk Mullen officially off West Reading council
Morning Call: Bob Casey: Green New Deal ‘worthy of review’
Morning Call: Federal appeals court issues stay halting PennEast pipeline project
Morning Call: Your View: Restore Pennsylvania program will help fund critical infrastructure projects
Express Times: The Lehigh Valley is young, growing and has a record-breaking economy

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Beto O’Rourke talks climate change, immigration and more at Penn State stop
Erie Times-News: Toomey shares views with Erie business crowd
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council could again endorse local community college
Erie Times-News: Toomey: Vote against Trump wall emergency about ‘separation of powers’
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Supervisors, farmers discuss flooding issues with DEP

 

Opinion  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Love for New Zealand: The world unites against hate killers
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Slow, steady progress: Researchers work to treat neurodegenerative diseases
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Remember the buffalo: U.S. must ensure protections for imperiled wildlife
Tom Wolf: Working together, we can Restore Pa.
Lance Haver: Pa.’s nuclear industry does not deserve another bailout
John L. Micek: This map explains the depth of America’s affordable housing crisis | Tuesday Morning Coffee
John Baer: The crawl toward presidential election reform is picking up its pace
Rose Tennent: Pennsylvanians shouldn’t have to choose between having kids and being comfortable
Will Bunch: Facebook murdered local news. Now it wants to ‘save’ journalism. Break them up instead
Elizabeth Hardison: Don’t fear the brain drain: Why some economists aren’t worried about Pennsylvania’s youth loss
Solomon Jones: The frightening effectiveness of black sellouts like Candace Owens
Farah Jimenez: Admissions scandal not shocking for those who know college is about so much more than a degree
Paul Muschick: Plenty of blame to go around in bulldozer death of alleged pot grower
Stu Bykofsky: Do you want a Faux Police Force?
Pamela Gunter-Smith: Brain Boost: Here’s how Pa. can attract and retain young talent

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “March 20th Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Trump is not good enough to be a pimple on John McCain’s ass.

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