September 13th Playbook

Sen. Casey releases an ad detailing sexual assault on college campuses, while Scott Wagner releases his plan to combat the opioid epidemic. Here is the Playbook.

 

PA Gov: Wolf and Wagner Vie for Seniors in New Ads: Both candidates have accused the other of wanting to increase taxes on Senior Citizens.

Politically Uncorrected: Lou Barletta’s Perfect Storm: While Bob Casey and Lou Barletta are the names on the ballot, Donald Trump is the issue in the race.

PA1: Fitzpatrick Ad Highlights Opioid Epidemic: The GOP candidate touts making the opioid epidemic a top priority.

PA7: Candidates Agree To Debates and Forums: The first forum is set to air tomorrow night on “Lehigh Valley Discourse” at 88.1 FM.

PA Sen: Casey Ad Details Combating Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The incumbent Senator believes his bill holds schools accountable.

New PA7 Poll: Monmouth University is set to release a poll today for the Pennsylvania 7th District’s open seat. PoliticsPA will provide coverage when it is released.

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Wagner says he’d sue painkiller makers over addiction costs
AP: Speaker calls window for sex abuse lawsuits ‘a compromise’
Penn Today: Jeb Bush will be on Penn’s campus once or twice a month this school year as a ‘Presidential Professor of Practice’
PhillyVoice: Philly’s 3rd Congressional District is least ‘elastic’ in the entire country
PLSReporter: Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufactures, smart spending
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. elections
PLSReporter: Vogel telemedicine bill vetted before House Professional Licensure Committee
StateImpactPA: FERC urged to block tree-cutting before final decisions on PennEast pipeline
Citizens Voice: Wagner talks issues, meets supporters at local rally
Daily Local News: Auditor General DePasquale finds former CASD superintendent stole $54,597 in unauthorized salary increases
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pa. engineers society will hold 2-day conference in Johnstown
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Liquor system boasts of record sales despite new competition
Observer-Reporter: Republicans question Democratic state Senate candidate’s nominating petitions
PennLive: The Pennsylvania Front: A look at the state’s 18 Congressional battlefields
PennLive: Donald Trump Jr. includes Pa. on midterm campaign push, report | Wednesday Morning Coffee
LNP | LancasterOnline: State Rep. David Zimmerman pays some back taxes on Airbnb rental, waiting for final county call
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Fall legislative deadlines as lawmakers race to return to campaigning
Reading Eagle: Dan Meuser says liberal left a greater threat than ISIS

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Around the country, incomes are rising. In Philly, they’re falling.
Inquirer: Philly antipoverty office: Lack of clout, vision, and leadership
Philadelphia Magazine: If Amazon’s Hiring Is Any Indication, Philly Definitely Won’t Land HQ2
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia aims to decrease homeless ranks by 5 percent annually over 5 years
BillyPenn: Pennsylvania prisons terminating book donations amid ‘drug crisis’
BillyPenn: This state rep threatens to freeze Philly’s funding if an overdose prevention site opens
Penn Today: Jeb Bush will be on Penn’s campus once or twice a month this school year as a ‘Presidential Professor of Practice’
KYW Newsradio: City Council negotiations on proposed construction tax are now down to the wire
Philadelphia Business Journal: Which regional universities in Pa. graduate students with the most debt?
PhillyVoice: Philly’s 3rd Congressional District is least ‘elastic’ in the entire country

 

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: 4 doctors charged with illegally prescribing opioids
Delco Daily Times: Council erupts into verbal fight over campaign contributions
Daily Local News: Auditor General DePasquale finds former CASD superintendent stole $54,597 in unauthorized salary increases
Pottstown Mercury: Council backs effort to return rail to Phoenixville
Pottstown Mercury: Berks County D.A. says priest wrongly accused of child sex abuse
AP: Fourth doctor charged in over-prescribing investigation
Bucks Local News: Bristol Borough Council submits casino grant application; remembers a former council member
Daily Local News: Sen. Rafferty presents DCED grant check to Thorndale Fire Company
Daily Local News: Dinniman honored for animal advocacy

 

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Cardinal Wuerl to ask Pope to accept his resignation
Post-Gazette: Nutting-owned company agrees to buy publisher of Washington Observer-Reporter
Post-Gazette: Current, former Pittsburgh priests lose jobs in grand jury fallout
Post-Gazette: Bethel Park High School plans active shooter training on Thursday
Tribune Review: Steelworkers scoff at U.S. Steel’s latest proposal, move closer toward strike
Tribune Review: Bradford Woods mayor resigns, applicants sought to fill remainder of his term
Tribune Review: Michelle Denk to replace William Cornman on Sewickley council
WESA: Immigrants Make Up A Fraction Of Pittsburgh’s Population, But The Economic Contribution Adds Up
KDKA: Talks About Possibly Dissolving East Pittsburgh Police Dept. Continue
City Paper: National names are speaking in Pittsburgh this fall

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Overdose rates rising in Cambria County, report says
Beaver County Times: Christiana, Hupp competing for chair role of county GOP committee
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Pa. engineers society will hold 2-day conference in Johnstown
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Windber Borough native sworn in as mayor
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria prison preparing for additional immigration detainees
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Dozen overdoses reported recently in Cambria County
Altoona Mirror: AASD admins to get raises
Altoona Mirror: Unions not satisfied with judge’s VA decision
Observer-Reporter: Observer Publishing Co. selling to Ogden Newspapers
Observer-Reporter: Republicans question Democratic state Senate candidate’s nominating petitions
Beaver County Times: Beaver, Vanport extend police agreement through 2024
Beaver County Times: County to consider three candidates for child and youth services solicitor  

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Wagner talks issues, meets supporters at local rally
The Times Leader: Luzerne County to synchronize payroll schedules
The Times Leader: Pedri outlines progress in Luzerne County’s top management position
Times-Tribune: DA’s Office announces coalition to focus on school safety
Times-Tribune: Fired Dickson City cop to get job back, despite nearly $100k price tag to prosecute termination

 

South Central
York Daily Record: Scott Wagner says he’ll restore death penalty, sue pharamaceutical companies in opioid fight
PennLive: Democrats look to make history in Pennsylvania’s new 10th District; Republicans hope to repeat it
PennLive: Tuition to be cut by a third at Elizabethtown College next year. You read that right.
York Daily Record: ‘No hate in our state’: Pa. commission confronts racism in York County with 3 town halls
LNP | LancasterOnline: State Rep. David Zimmerman pays some back taxes on Airbnb rental, waiting for final county call
LNP | LancasterOnline: Former HUD secretary Julian Castro to speak at Lancaster fundraiser on Oct. 23

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Woman sues Allentown Diocese over effort to ‘smear’ her over sexual abuse claims
Morning Call: Campaign finance reporting mistake leads to barbs in Lehigh Valley legislative race
Reading Eagle: Dan Meuser says liberal left a greater threat than ISIS
Express Times: Panel looks at ways Pennsylvania schools can improve safety

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City receives $1M grant toward massive levee project
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: People gather to discuss revision of state forest management plan
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council to review stormwater transfer to sanitary authority
Erie Times-News: EMTA board seats draw strong interest

 

Opinion
Dom Giordano: Hard-liners line up against Pope Francis, while abuse victims seek justice
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Disclose all fracking chemicals
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Eliminate child marriage
Maria Panaritis: At Bucknell, shamed CBS honcho Les Moonves offered a peek into a narcissist’s life view
Rick Jensen: Democratic pushback to Brett Kavanaugh: More pandering for midterm votes?
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s Middle East ‘deal of the century’ seems likely to dismantle historic Oslo Accords
Jorge Cintron Jr.: ‘Paper soaked in loved ones’ tears’: How mail helps Pa. prisoners stay grounded
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Bravo, Tito Capobianco: Opera director left a cultural legacy in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Alcoa’s obligation: Suriname’s citizens deserve to know cleanup plans
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A conflicted ally: U.S. and Pakistan continue a rocky relationship
Brian O’Neill: A game plan to help Hazelwood rebound

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