October 12th Playbook

PoliticsPA takes a look at what President Trump said about each Pennsylvania candidate on Wednesday night. Here is the Playbook.

Here’s What Trump Said About PA Candidates: The President said Bob Casey was one of the most liberal Senators and has just used his father’s reputation to benefit him.

PA14: Boerio and Reschenthaler Release 1st TV Ads: The Democratic candidate talks about pre-existing conditions, while the GOP candidate vouches for draining the swamp.

Trump’s Impact on PA8: McClatchy’s Alex Roarty takes a look into the Northeast Pennsylvania district and how the race will “test both parties’ populist cred.”

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Pennsylvania organ donation law gets first major update
Philadelphia Business Journal: Here’s how much Pa. companies are paying in tariffs
Inquirer: Where do Pa. candidates for governor stand on property taxes?
PennLive: Fox News host headlines fundraiser for ‘tapped out’ gov candidate Scott Wagner
WITF: Protesters crash Wolf fundraiser, demand he rethink tighter prison security
Billy Penn: Punishment for ‘sanctuary cities’ moves forward in PA legislature
Billy Penn: Lt. gov. hopeful Jeff Bartos says the death penalty is a deterrent. Researchers disagree.
WHYY Newsworks: State redistricting in mind, former AG Holder stumps for Pa. Democrats
PennLive: In a tight race, Rep. Scott Perry gets some high-powered help | Thursday Morning Coffee
PennLive: Investigation into sexual assault allegations against lawmaker could wrap up soon: DA
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Banning sexual relations between police and defendants  
KDKA: Pope Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation Amid Sex Abuse Cover-Up Scandal
Post-Gazette: Pa.’s State System delays action on tuition overhaul   
PLSReporter: Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes
PLSReporter: Burns discusses bills that clarify sexual assault victims’ rights
PLSReporter: Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs
PLSReporter: Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion
PLSReporter: Statute of limitations negotiations near finish line as arguments over sovereign immunity continue
PLSReporter: Gas industry leaders call for regulatory regime fixes
PhillyVoice: You can get a free Uber ride to the polls this Election Day
KYW Newsradio: Largest women’s conference in Pa. returns to Philly

 

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: GOP House candidate wins big gun-control endorsement, but activists cry foul
Billy Penn: GOP pulls out handcuffs in Northeast Philly attack mailer, despite lack of ‘blue wave’  
Billy Penn: Punishment for ‘sanctuary cities’ moves forward in PA legislature
KYW Newsradio: School board policy aims to take $2M worth of art out of storage, into Philly schools
KYW Newsradio: Committee of Seventy launches new app in effort to increase voter turnout
KYW Newsradio: Changes in Philly courts mean good news and bad news for criminal justice reform
KYW Newsradio: New tactic in battle against opioid addiction starts with pharma sales reps
KYW Newsradio: 2 moves in City Council take Temple University to task
KYW Newsradio: Largest women’s conference in Pa. returns to Philly
WHYY Newsworks: State redistricting in mind, former AG Holder stumps for Pa. Democrats
AP: Philadelphia will stop keeping a portion of defendants’ bail
PLSReporter: Philly reforms bail policies, questions Temple expansion
PhillyVoice: You can get a free Uber ride to the polls this Election Day
Inquirer: Philly courts, under fire over detainer rules, simply deleted them. So what’s next?

 

SEPA
Inquirer: How Trump’s China trade war plays out in one Pa. congressional race
Bucks Local News: Northampton Township fire chief appointed to vacancy on board of supervisors
Bucks Local News: Neshaminy High School teacher vying for $100K educational grant; public to decide who wins
Montgomery Media: Charges that treasurer took money from former Lower Salford Home and School Association move forward
Daily Local News: Permit issued for Red Rose intersection project work to begin
Daily Local News: Coatesville community discusses importance of juvenile justice and alternative programs
Delco Daily Times: McGarrigle’s graduation bill back to Senate for final vote
Delco Daily Times: Prison board agrees to public meeting with city council
Delco Daily Times: Springfield ratifies new 5-year deal for police with pay hikes
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem school board to consider arts charter high school
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock to use $20K state grant for active shooter training
Pottstown Mercury: Chesco D.A. talks about school shootings at OJR visit
Pottstown Mercury: Route 422 construction planned near Pottstown
KYW Newsradio: Bucks County 9/11 widow ‘feels good’ seeing cockpit safety bill signed into law

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Republican Candidate In 14th Congressional Race Would Vote To Repeal And Replace ACA
KDKA: Pope Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation Amid Sex Abuse Cover-Up Scandal
KDKA: Penn Hills Superintendent Raising Concerns About Connellsville Teams Traveling With Armed Security
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh URA considering $23 million plan for former Allegheny County 911 center
Tribune Review: Legislative candidates face off at tonight’s forum in O’Hara
Tribune Review: Political yard signs leave some questioning who’s running
Tribune Review: New 25th District rep to be chosen in upcoming election
Post-Gazette: Judge says teen in car with Antwon Rose can’t view all evidence in case      
Post-Gazette: Pa.’s State System delays action on tuition overhaul  
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh angling for diversity among firefighter candidates

 

SWPA
Observer-Reporter: Cumberland Township removed from federal lawsuit filed by Masontown official
Observer-Reporter: City sued
Observer-Reporter: Washington Countians get first crack at recommending transportation changes
Altoona Mirror: Blair’s 2019 budget figures up for debate
Altoona Mirror: Conemaugh denies care center plans exist
Altoona Mirror: Bedford courts to spend more
Beaver County Times: Terri Mitko says ‘political climate’, lack of women in Legislature spurred run
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown City Council gives initial approval to Act 47 plan

 

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Contract urges teachers to seek medical savings
Standard Speaker: Nesquehoning firms get training grants
Standard Speaker: Three local fire companies receive grants
Citizens Voice: County council ready to dissect 2019 budget proposal
Times-Tribune: Medical college receives $1.5 million grant to renovate former Scranton school building
Times-Tribune: Tax board hears appeal on vacant office building in downtown Scranton
Times-Tribune: Cartwright touts bipartisan cooperation
Times-Tribune: Zoning board tables vote on Marywood South variance
Times-Tribune: Dickson City to accept police chief’s resignation Tuesday, borough manager says
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Mayor George to present 2019 budget proposal next week
Times Leader: Luzerne County voter registration shows continued Republican climb

 

South Central  
York Daily Record: Who is Rep. Scott Perry? Biography, issues of Republican congressman up for re-election
York Daily Record: Candidate forum set for Oct. 29 in York     
York Daily Record: WGAL 8 to host two live U.S. congressional debates
PennLive: Rep. Scott Perry, House Majority Whip tour Harrisburg construction supplier
PennLive: Fox News host headlines fundraiser for ‘tapped out’ gov candidate Scott Wagner
PennLive: Harrisburg school district employed teachers without valid certifications
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Banning sexual relations between police and defendants
LNP | LancasterOnline: On Politics: Lloyd Smucker says his latest ad isn’t negative, and he gets a fundraising visit from House whip Scalise

 

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Antietam students ask Jeff Bartos about the issues
Reading Eagle: Political parties in Berks schedule fall banquets
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Parkland High students more schooled on First Amendment than adults
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Eagles rule, Giants drool
Morning Call: Bill regulating Allentown’s take-home vehicles headed for a vote again
Morning Call: Easton’s Economic Development Director leaving city to start her own business
Morning Call: New Northampton County DA initiatives target domestic violence
Morning Call: Bethlehem council committee says no to raising illegal parking fees — but it’s not over

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Grants awarded to Crawford, Warren county fire departments
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Judge denies AG seizure of Independent’s assets

 

Opinion
Inquirer Editorial Board: Pa. legislature stood up to frat hazing. Will it stand up to the Catholic Church to give justice to sex abuse victims?
Inquirer Editorial Board: If Philly government and Amazon can raise the minimum wage, why can’t our “Eds and Meds?”
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Killer selfies: Be aware of surroundings when snapping photos
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Balance in the Nile Delta: Egypt works to protect temple and farmland
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: For women’s health: Research summit should be a regular event
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Disconnect robocallers: They’re a major consumer complaint, so end them
Nick Field: Keep your eye on these important Pa. Senate races | Nick Field
Bill White: Shame on these 3 state legislators hiding from debates
Kirstie Jones: Pa. farmer: Prioritize climate-change action on personal and state levels
Will Bunch: If GOP is the anti-labor party, why do Pa. unions still endorse Republicans?
Tony Norman: Kanye’s West Wing shenanigans
Ronnie Polaneczky: Rebecca Traister’s “Good and Mad” is one furious read
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy: In the scandal-ridden world of public service, let’s honor the good guys | Ideas We Should Steal
Christine Flowers: South Philly’s anti-Italian Columbus Day graffiti was a hate crime
Scott Petri: Fatal limo accident a reminder that more oversight needed for Uber, Lyft too
Helene Cohen Bludman: How my pit bull made me woke

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