September 25th Playbook

The state House has approved an amendment that deals with child sex abuse victims, while Gov. Wolf says debates aren’t needed to show the “stark contrast” between himself and Wagner. Here is the Playbook.

 

At PA GOP Dinner, Republicans Embrace a Midterm Message of Trump: “Donald Trump is on the ticket this November,” said Trump Jr., supporting PA candidates. “They are going to govern with my father, like my father and for all of you.”

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: 2-year window for child sex abuse suits advances in House
Observer-Reporter: State jobless rate hits 4.1 pct., lowest since 2000
PennLive: Former Pa. legislator breaks years of silence on his own sexual abuse
Post-Gazette: Youth voter registration is surging in Pennsylvania   
PennLive: Access to healthcare is driving voters in this key Pa. Congressional race, poll | Tuesday Morning Coffee
PennLive: Gov. Wolf: Debates aren’t needed to show the “stark contrast” between himself and GOP Scott Wagner
PennLive: Pa. Senate to hold tribute to life of longtime GOP chief counsel Stephen MacNett
AP: Ben & Jerry stir up new flavors for 7 Democratic candidates
PLSReporter: In Philadelphia, Obama, Wolf Rally Democratic Voters
AP: Cosby’s day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case
PLSReporter: Session Live Blog – September 24, 2018
PLSReporter: With late rally, Yinz defeats Youse in third Capitol All-Stars game
Inquirer: Brett Kavanaugh, facing more sexual misconduct allegations, vows: ‘I’m not going anywhere’
Inquirer: Trump to meet with Rod Rosenstein Thursday amid reports deputy attorney general may be out of his job
WHYY Newsworks: A new one-stop-shop for Pennsylvania education data
Billy Penn: Today is National Voter Registration Day, so get off your butt and do it    
Billy Penn: Plans to kill Philly’s paid sick leave advance in Harrisburg
WESA: Pa. State House, Senate Prep For Whirlwind End To Session
Morning Call: Real-time results give public a glimpse behind polling curtain
Morning Call: Catholic League accuses Attorney General Shapiro of fanning ‘flames of contempt’ for the church

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: While Washington roils over Kavanaugh, and Cosby faces prison, Philly women protest with their stories
Inquirer: Like a candidate: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon spoke big in Philly
Inquirer: State PUC urges Philly to get rid of ‘duplicative’ gas commission
Philadelphia Tribune: Breaking Poverty: A need to create access to jobs, training
Billy Penn: Today is National Voter Registration Day, so get off your butt and do it
Billy Penn: Plans to kill Philly’s paid sick leave advance in Harrisburg
Billy Penn: Mike DeBarardinis is out as Philly’s managing director
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s $40,000 cab ride, and what it says about modern, urban education
Philadelphia Business Journal: Jamie Dimon says JPMorgan in Philadelphia for the long haul

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Elex Board greenlights new Haverford College poll location
PhillyVoice: Just months into first term, Bridgeport’s gay, black mayor faces death threats and racial attacks
WHYY Newsworks: After another twist, Pa. Supreme Court to hear Lower Merion tax case
Daily Local News: Chesco DA to discuss school shootings with local parents, teachers
Daily Local News: Group rallies lawmakers to pass gun measure affecting PFAs
Daily Local News: Pension costs fuel possible tax increase in West Chester

 

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Democrat Skopov Thinks She Can Defeat Speaker Turzai In North Hills Trump District
KDKA: Allegheny, Washington, Beaver Counties To Receive Federal Money To Fight Opioid Epidemic
KDKA: Westmoreland Co. Sheriff In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing In Corruption Case  
WESA: House Moves Key Amendment Allowing Retroactive Child Sex Abuse Suits
WESA: Pittsburghers Participate In Walkout In Support Of Christine Blasey Ford
Tribune Review: Voter registration events planned for Pittsburgh area Tuesday
Tribune Review: Hempfield supervisors oppose school district assessment appeal program
Post-Gazette: Proposed Allegheny County ordinance would create oil and gas lease registry
Post-Gazette: New drug trafficking designation will bring $1M per year to W. Pa. from White House
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh school board approves tax diversion plan for Smallman Street development
City Paper: UPMC workers to participate in one-day strike on Oct. 4

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO | Joyce has skin in game for 13th District seat
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Plan would offer tuition break for foster kids
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Proponents call for legalizing pot
Altoona Mirror: Health care town hall scheduled
Altoona Mirror: Blair begins budget process
Observer-Reporter: Washington one of three SW Pa. counties named part of ‘high-intensity’ region for drug activity
Beaver County Times: Hotel tax exemptions skyrocketed after tax rate increase

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Political ad fact check: John Chrin
Citizens Voice: Workshop details county-wide fight against blight
Times-Tribune: As Scranton board looks to hire investigator, one director wants employees to resign
Times-Tribune: Campaign Notes
The Times Leader: Luzerne County seeks overseer for 911 radio upgrade project
The Times Leader: Author Bradlee Jr. to appear at Wilkes-Barre Twp. Barnes & Noble on Oct. 10

 

South Central
PennLive: Gov. Wolf: Debates aren’t needed to show the “stark contrast” between himself and GOP Scott Wagner
York Dispatch: Rep. Lloyd Smucker cites Trump economy as driving force in re-election campaign
York Dispatch: Martin Library to honor former York City Mayor Kim Bracey
York Dispatch: York County’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens next month
York Daily Record: Pa. Fact Finder: Republican governor candidate Scott Wagner on his state Senate expenses
Carlisle Sentinel: Ben & Jerry’s creating “take back Congress” flavors
PennLive: Private money managers got $6 billion from Pa. pension systems: What it means for you
PennLive: Former Pa. legislator breaks years of silence on his own sexual abuse
PennLive: Access to healthcare is driving voters in this key Pa. Congressional race, poll | Tuesday Morning Coffee

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-Up Call: The latest on Pa.’s abuse claims bill, Brett Kavanaugh, and political ice cream
Morning Call: Real-time results give public a glimpse behind polling curtain
Morning Call: Catholic League accuses Attorney General Shapiro of fanning ‘flames of contempt’ for the church
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council calls for investigation into firings

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Schember, Dahlkemper to address EMTA’s future Tuesday
Erie Times-News: Lanzillo sworn in as Erie’s U.S. magistrate judge
Erie Times-News: Superior Court panel to hold special session in Erie
Erie Times-News: EMTA to host public meetings Tuesday

 

Opinion
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Open primary a good idea
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Pipeline maps need to go public
Susan A. Stuart and Howard M. Nathan: How the DMV is helping to save lives
Inquirer Editorial Board: Fixing Philadelphia’s libraries is overdue
Maxwell King and Matt Smith: Suspending driver’s licenses can be ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment for ex-offenders
Stu Bykofsky: Sentencing the Cos: No mercy, but justice under the law
Maria Panaritis: Pa. Senate: Swamp creatures or saviors of clergy abuse victims?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Students first: DeVos is protective of the wrong people
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Declassify the documents: Americans are still waiting for answers

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