September 28th Playbook

A New York Times/Siena College Live Poll shows Wild with a “modest lead” in PA7, while President Trump will visit Philly on Tuesday. Here is the Playbook.

New York Times/Siena College Live Poll: Wild 50 Nothstein 42: Almost half of the voters don’t have an opinion on either candidate.

PA4: David Boasts About Background in 1st TV Ad: The Republican candidate is the first to television in the race for the 4th District.

Wallace Web Ad Hits Fitzpatrick on Campaign Funding: Democratic challenger in PA1, Scott Wallace released a new web ad attacking Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick for campaign contributions made by Adam Kidan. PoliticsPA will update the Playbook with a response from Fitzpatrick’s campaign.

 

Harrisburg & DC
Inquirer: Trump visits Philly Tuesday to discuss small business jobs at electrical contractor convention
Inquirer: Poll: ‘Blue wave’ may swamp Republican nominees for governor, U.S. Senate in Pa.
Billy Penn: Wawa’s PAC donated $12,500 to GOP candidate Scott Wagner — and some money to help Tom Wolf, too
WESA: Pa. State House Passes Gun-Restricting Domestic Violence Bill. It’s An Outlier.
Citizens Voice: Wagner pledges to end property taxes
PennLive: U.S. Sen. Toomey: ‘I look forward to voting to confirm’ Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court
PennLive: As Christine Ford testifies about Kavanaugh, Gov. Wolf and others tweet #BelieveSurvivors
PennLive: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek to test moderating skills at Pa. governor race debate
Morning Call: Pat Toomey, Bob Casey unchanged in views of Kavanaugh nomination after Senate hearing
StateImpactPA: Trump’s plan to roll back vehicle emission standards gets an airing in Pittsburgh
PLSReporter: Saccone expresses disappointment after bill to reduce legislature size fails to be brought up for vote
PLSReporter: Uber hands over $5.7 million, updates procedures in data breach settlement to Pennsylvania   
PLSReporter: Municipal ID cards pass Philly council  
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Council delays bill on needle exchange program following community objections
Post-Gazette: Shapiro: grand jury report valuable despite few prosecutions  
Observer-Reporter: State aging secretary highlights discussion to examine elder abuse

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trump visits Philly Tuesday to discuss small business jobs at electrical contractor convention
Inquirer: City Council passes bill that clears the way for municipal IDs
Inquirer: Philly’s new payroll system to give workers a pay bump: ‘That sounds crazy but …’
Inquirer: Businessman with ties to Fattah Jr. gets prison for stealing $800,000 from Philly school district
Inquirer: Did judge overstep in appointing defense attorney as special prosecutor in DA’s case?
Inquirer: Temple prof: Philadelphia must do more to help hungry, homeless college students
WHYY Newsworks: Mayor demands new plan to curb Philadelphia violence by January
Billy Penn: Kenney just made his largest political donation to a City Council member
Billy Penn: Wawa’s PAC donated $12,500 to GOP candidate Scott Wagner — and some money to help Tom Wolf, too

 

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Newtown Supervisors agree to draft anti-discrimination ordinance to protect LBGT community, establish local human relations commission to handle bias complaints
Philadelphia Magazine: Main Line Doctor Says Lower Merion Schools Ignored Her Sexual Abuse Allegations
Delco Daily Times: Bianca’s Law: Comitta introduces bill to ban loaded handguns in cars

 

Pittsburgh
City Paper: North Huntingdon billboard in support of Brett Kavanaugh says ‘Democrat accusers’ are ‘paid liars’
Post-Gazette: County, East Pittsburgh, North Braddock can’t agree on policing deal; cost a factor  
Post-Gazette: Duquesne law students, staff witness teaching moments in Senate hearings on Kavanaugh
Post-Gazette: Shapiro: grand jury report valuable despite few prosecutions

 

SWPA
Altoona Mirror: Department of State mandate requires new voting machines
Altoona Mirror: Cambria coroner’s office partners with state
Altoona Mirror: Blair County commissioners vote to keep annual raises
Observer-Reporter: Belle Vernon School Board postpones action on bond issue
Observer-Reporter: State aging secretary highlights discussion to examine elder abuse
Beaver County Times: County to assume ownership of Watts Mill Bridge
Beaver County Times: Beaver County commissioners name co-solicitors for Child and Youth Services
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown’s CTC lands energy support contract with Marines that could hit $36 million

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Kavanaugh’s testimony includes regional reference
Citizens Voice: Wagner pledges to end property taxes
Citizens Voice: Wolf’s cabinet visits area
The Times Leader: Oliver North to attend ‘Trump Fest’ rally at Mohegan Sun Pocono   
The Times Leader: WB mayor: Fire watches cost less than firefighters’ wages and benefits
Times-Tribune: Dickson City settles court overtime grievance with police union

 

South Central
PennLive: Susquehanna Township schools: 4 years after finding ‘extreme’ dysfunction, DePasquale announces new audit
PennLive: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek to test moderating skills at Pa. governor race debate
PennLive: Pa. town with financial shortfall gets immediate help to fix ‘bump in the road’
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Protecting mentally and physically disabled from hate crimes  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Additional seating available for the congressional debate at MU on Oct. 8

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Tackling poverty is topic of Lehigh Valley congressional forum   
Morning Call: Newsmaker: Q&A with Karen Beck Pooley, BASD board director and parent
Reading Eagle: Schwank receives honor from East Stroudsburg University
Express Times: This is where 70 percent of Easton’s 2019 real estate taxes are going

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Friedenberg to host four town hall talks
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Housing authority approves grant for capital improvements
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Relief well improvements to begin with help of $1M state grant
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Council approves joint pollution plan with township
Centre Daily Times: Second former Beta Theta Pi frat brother sentenced in Penn State hazing case
Erie Times-News: 51 in Erie become naturalized US citizens

 

Opinion
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Sex crimes bill needs improvement
Ilene Raymond Rush: What I’ve learned from canvassing
Inquirer Editorial Board: Could a new brand of cop help fix Philly’s traffic woes?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Keep speech free: Idea suggests protesters reimburse government
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A broken system: The Senate and due process are on trial
Ronnie Polaneczky: These seniors want to leave a parting gift for their school: A library
Stu Bykofsky: The wrong prescription landed the doctor in handcuffs
Inquirer Editorial Board: Pennsylvania legislature gets kudos for protecting domestic violence victims from gun-toting abusers
Ronnie Polaneczky: Here’s how Brett Kavanaugh could have redeemed himself
Will Bunch: Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, and the day the laughter stopped for America’s privileged

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