September 14th Playbook

A new Monmouth University Poll shows Wild with a narrow lead over Nothstein, while Wolf and Wagner trade jabs over town halls and healthcare. Here is the Playbook.

 

Monmouth Poll: PA7 Wild Leads by 6 for Potential Voters, 2 in Standard Poll: Over half of the voters hold no opinion of either candidate.

Observer Publishing Co. selling to Ogden Newspapers: Ogden Newspapers has bought the company which owns the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper, the Almanac and other publications.

 

Harrisburg & DC
PennLive: The Pa Gov race roars back to life as Wagner, Wolf trade barbs over town halls, health care
Inquirer: Tom Wolf says he’s the ‘small business governor.’ Pa. business groups aren’t so sure.
PennLive: ‘We have to do it now’: Inside the high-pressure election for Pa. General Assembly | Analysis
PennLive: Opening up Pa.’s primary elections to more voters gaining momentum
Morning Call: Scott Wagner pledges to sue drug makers to recoup money spent on opioid crisis    
AP: Catholic bishop cleared of misconduct involving jail inmate
Inquirer: Hey Pennsylvania Trump 2016 voters, tell us how you feel about the president
AP: Cosby prosecutor opposes defense bid to have judge step down
AP: Woman sues diocese, alleges ‘smear’ effort over abuse claims
Inquirer: Pa. prison books and mail policies draw protests, petitions, and possible legal challenges
StateImpactPA: FERC urged to block tree-cutting before final decisions on PennEast pipeline
StateImpactPA: Oil and gas well drilling increased in 2017, reversing a decline
PLSReporter: Ending lawmaker car leases on House agenda for fall session
PLSReporter: Allegheny legislators unveil policing reform package
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania lawmakers to hear testimony on protecting kid in disputed custody cases
AP: Pennsylvania Senate race makes its way to area TVs
WESA: Survivors Of Child Sex Abuse Again Push PA To Suspend Statute Of Limitations
WESA: Scott Wagner Proposes Plan To Combat Opioid Crisis
Post-Gazette: The mid-term elections are on Nov. 6. Here are the key races in Pennsylvania.          
Post-Gazette: Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins CMU as distinguished executive in residence
Tribune Review: Scott Wagner says schools should steer more kids toward blue-collar jobs
PennLive: Will Pa.’s new fireworks law blow up in the Legislature’s face?
PennLive: Pa. Superior Court lets Graham Spanier’s child endangerment conviction stand

  

Philadelphia
Philly Clout: Is Mayor Kenney delaying a tool that would let taxpayers see how their money is spent?
BillyPenn: City Council preview: Everything Philly government is (and isn’t) fighting about this fall
KYW Newsradio: Proposed new construction tax fails, but city agrees on alternate affordable housing funding
KYW Newsradio: Philly poverty rate remains unchanged from previous year, census says
KYW Newsradio: Former representative from Nutter administration admits to spending city money on herself
WHYY Newsworks: Councilwoman Bass proposes eliminating 10-year tax abatement
WHYY Newsworks: Outside groups spend $4.3M on Philadelphia-area congressional races  
Inquirer: Pa. prison books and mail policies draw protests, petitions, and possible legal challenges
BillyPenn: How zoning works in Philly, and how you can get involved
WHYY Newsworks: Mass evictions are growing more common in Philly. Here’s how to fight them.

 

SEPA
PennLive: ‘We have to do it now’: Inside the high-pressure election for Pa. General Assembly | Analysis
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania lawmakers to hear testimony on protecting kid in disputed custody cases
AP: Pennsylvania Senate race makes its way to area TVs
Pottstown Mercury: Lawmakers discuss school safety at Chester County forum
Pottstown Mercury: $1.5M grant will help pay for Phoenixville community center
PennLive: 4 doctors in 1 county accused of illegally prescribing opioids: ‘No better than dealers’

         

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Scott Wagner says schools should steer more kids toward blue-collar jobs
Post-Gazette: ‘A club that doesn’t need any new members.’ An interview with Antwon Rose II’s mother
WESA: Democratic Legislators To Release Police-Reform Legislation
KDKA: Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Resigns As Vatican OKs Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations
KDKA: Penn Hills Couple Responds To Gay Slurs By Painting House In Rainbow Colors
Pittsburgh Business Times: Mixed messages in Pittsburgh metro’s employment data
Pittsburgh Business Times: URA board approves first $10 million affordable housing allocation plan
PLSReporter: Allegheny legislators unveil policing reform package  
Post-Gazette: The mid-term elections are on Nov. 6. Here are the key races in Pennsylvania.
Post-Gazette: Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins CMU as distinguished executive in residence
Post-Gazette: McKeesport council approves more housing demolition
Post-Gazette: North Hills board fills vacancy created by death of longtime school director
Tribune Review: Jury acquits Pittsburgh officer charged with pointing gun at citizen in 2017 ‘road rage’ case

 

SWPA
Altoona Mirror: Wolf tours city, redevelopment
Beaver County Times: County extends contract with financial firm
Beaver County Times: Independence Twp. removes rule pipeline setbacks
Beaver County Times: Commissioners Chairman Camp proposes firefighter policy
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Behavioral Health gets $400k grant
Observer-Reporter: O’Neal to host town hall meeting
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Voter registration drive to be held in Johnstown
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Authority seeks bids for blight demolitions
Altoona Mirror: Tentative deal OK’d for Central Cambria
Altoona Mirror: Wolf wins Labor Council award

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Wyoming Valley West finance manager resigns, board OKs debt restructuring
The Times Leader: Nuangola appoints new council member
Citizens Voice: LCB sets hearing for Ali Baba Liquor Lounge

 

South Central
PennLive: Former Harrisburg Bishop Kevin Rhoades cleared of wrongdoing: Dauphin County DA
PennLive: Will Pa.’s new fireworks law blow up in the Legislature’s face?
PennLive: Mayor critical of AutoZone’s planned location in Harrisburg lot: reports
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle School District appears unlikely to seek Act 1 property tax exceptions for 2019-20
York Dispatch: State gives multi-million dollar boost to York County development

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Monmouth poll: Susan Wild has lead in Lehigh Valley Congressional race, but it’s narrow
Morning Call: Census: Rich get richer in Pennsylvania’s cities, especially in Bethlehem
Morning Call: 500 workers at giant Lehigh Valley Advance Auto Parts warehouse vote to unionize
Morning Call: Allentown School District to spend $13,000 on billboards, radio ads   
AP: Woman sues diocese, alleges ‘smear’ effort over abuse claims
Reading Eagle: Expert talks China, security, fake news at event in Wyomissing

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper appointed to Great Lakers Commission
Centre Daily Times: New voting machines for next presidential election? Centre County looks to upgrade
PennLive: Pa. Superior Court lets Graham Spanier’s child endangerment conviction stand
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Jersey Shore council OKs pension allocations
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City approves transferring stormwater system to authority

 

Opinion
William K. Marimow: Trump’s libel law threats are dead wrong
Stu Bykofsky: Meet Ed O’Donnell, presidential candidate for peace, prosperity — and celibacy
Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer: When church attendance goes down, what do the faithful lose?
Miriam Enriquez: Philly is strongest when immigrants and refugees can live and thrive |
Will Bunch: Changing Trump’s America starts with house-to-house combat to change Harrisburg
Christine Flowers: America has always been great
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Facebook needs focus: Block explicitly illegal content before policing speech
Tony Norman: Workers of the world (including celebrities), unite!
Michael Smerconish: How a meeting with Fidel Castro made me appreciate Philly — and the world
Inquirer Editorial Board: Mayor Kenney, City Council find compromise on construction tax. At what cost?

September 14th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “September 14th Playbook”

  1. KDav says:

    Wagner will need the miracle of all miracles. I would love to hear the case on how he will prevail.

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