10/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Marino withdraws his name from consideration for Drug Czar after the Washington Post/60 Minutes report, and Muroff announces his fundraising totals.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Marino Withdraws His Name From Consideration For Drug Czar: Congressman Tom Marino reportedly has withdrawn his name from consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy after a Washington Post/60 Minutes report on his role in a bill weakening the DEA’s ability to battle to opioid epidemic.

Muroff Announces $306K Raised Since Entering the Race: Democratic candidate Dan Muroff announced he raised $306,000 in the third quarter in his bid to be the nominee for the 7th Congressional district.

State House Sound Bites: House passes familiar budget plan–minus new revenue
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers angle for tens of billions in federal restitution
City & State: Cozen staffer Joe Hill joins Wolf campaign as political director
StateImpact: Gore Tells Climate Activists: ‘We’re Going to Win This’
Capitolwire: House approves Tax Code bill that could key an end to state budget stalemate.
Capitolwire: Legislative Republicans urge Wolf to reconsider his promised veto of Human Service Code bill.
Capitolwire: Another budget revenue plan to get vote in PA House Tuesday evening.
Capitolwire: Solution to PSP funding troubles remains elusive
Capitolwire: Southeast region lawmakers call for action on pipeline bills.

Inquirer: Philly schools remove admissions standards for trade schools
Inquirer: Leaving the war in the woods
Inquirer: Amid fallout, lawmakers scramble to repeal Marino’s opioid law  
Inquirer: Soda ta splashed at Capitol
Inquirer: In Pa. Capitol, a budget redux- again
Inquirer: Meet the latest entry in Pa’s 2018 race for governor
WHYY: If you want an IUD, take note of Trump’s new birth control policy
WHYY: Racial inequity of pot arrests spurs ACLU call for legalizing drug in Pa.
WHYY: Democrats, moderate Republicans finding new path for Pa. shale tax
WHYY:  No budget progress, but Pa. lawmakers say talks continue
Philly Voice: Rep. Tom Marino withdraws as Trump’s drug czar nominee
KYW: Judge to say Wednesday If Sandusky Gets New Sex Abuse Trial
KYW: ‘No Way To Escape An Accident’: Opposition To Mariner East Pipeline Moves To Harrisburg

Daily Local: Area residents, representatives rally in Harrisburg for pipeline safety
Daily Local: Pennsylvania House takes up latest budget revenue proposal
Bucks County Courier Times: District attorney to speak about drug epidemic at Council Rock meeting Thursday
Bucks County Courier Times: Falls approves online privacy law for internet providers

Post-Gazette: Tom Marino out as drug czar nominee, Trump tweets
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania House Republicans approve revenue package
Post-Gazette: Jefferson County company OK’d to begin cannabis cultivation for medical marijuana
Post-Gazette: Erie to support Pittsburgh’s Amazon bid
Post-Gazette: State System, faculty union agree on new pact — eight months ahead of schedule
Post-Gazette: Activists pressure Democratic Party to pick progressive to run for Tim Murphy’s seat
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh councilwoman joins ‘Me, too’ movement, discloses having been assaulted
KDKA: Pa. Congressman Withdraws Nomination As Drug Czar After ’60 Minutes’ Report
KDKA: Big Pharma Donates Millions To Congress, Including Pa. Members
Tribune Review: Greenfield Bridge plaque with Mayor Peduto’s name is within rules, city says
Tribune Review:  State-owned universities and 5,000 faculty members reach tentative contract
Tribune Review: Jefferson County medical marijuana company is first in Pennsylvania to begin growing

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State House tries again with plan to balance budget
Beaver County Times: Mark Mustio endorses Jim Christiana in U.S. Senate race, says other candidates ‘protecting opioid distributors’
Beaver County Times: Tarasi collects most money among Democratic hopefuls in last quarter, but Rothfus sitting on $1 million cash

Times Leader: Luzerne County District Attorney pleads for more staff
Times Leader:Wilkes-Barre’s Delaney to lead Pa. Career Fire Chiefs Association
Times-Tribune: Marino withdrawal from drug czar post leaves future uncertain
Times-Tribune: Read Rep. Tom Marino’s statement after withdrawing name from drug post

South Central
WHTM: State oversight of gas pipeline drilling gets bipartisan criticism
WHTM: State oversight of gas pipeline drilling gets bipartisan criticism
WPMT: Four organizations awarded grant by Wolf Administration to battle addiction epidemic
WPMT: Lawmakers spearhead effort calling for convention to change State Constitution
Patriot News: Pennsylvania state budget stalemate gets a fresh push
Patriot News: State funding pipeline for universities imperiled but still likely to flow this year
Patriot News: Here’s what some cities are doing to try to woo Amazon for HQ2
Patriot News: Pa. House passes budget balancing plan; no finality in sight yet
Patriot News: Marino blames ‘unfair reporting’ on decision to withdraw his name for drug czar
Patriot News: After 50 years, ‘it’s time’ to fix Pa. government with a constitutional convention: lawmakers
Patriot News: State universities, faculty union reach agreement on an early bird contract
Patriot News: Former Pa. state House employee loses bid to sue former Gov. Corbett, others, over “Computergate” charges
LNP: The Latest: Pennsylvania House OKs new deficit package
LNP: Forum for Manheim Twp. school board candidates is Oct. 24
LNP: Columbia set to become first Lancaster County municipality to zone for medical marijuana businesses
LNP: Lancaster mayoral candidates field questions at McCaskey High School forum
LNP: Democrats hoping to challenge Smucker raised $325,000 while launching campaigns this summer

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Republican senators introduce Mandate Relief Act of 2017
Morning Call: Congressman Tom Marino withdraws as drug czar nominee amid opioid fallout
Morning Call: Pennsylvania House passes budget funding plan three months late
Morning Call: County executive candidates square off at business forum
Morning Call: Bethlehem to open internet portal for public information
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania House OKs new cash package to backfill deficit

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: State College mayor candidates square off in debate
Erie Times-News: Erie patrol vehicles to be checked over fume concerns
Erie Times-News: 110 days without a complete state budget

Patriot News: No budget? No problem – Welcome back to the show that never ends | Analysis
Patriot News: Here’s how states can save Obamacare exchanges | Opinion
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Editorial | Remember failure to close state budget spending gap when voting next year
Inquirer: Is Butkovitz running for mayor? | Stu Bykofsky
Inquirer: Mnuchin: Tax reform will boost workers and business
Inquirer: Soda tax is a nuisance, but not evil | Editorial
Bucks County Courier Times: Another view: Supreme Court has a chance to revive faith in democracy
Tribune Review: ‘Free speech’ & crime stats: Due cause for concern
Post-Gazette: Taking on opioids: Beaver County is right to fight pharma firms
LNP: Will someone in Harrisburg please budge on the state budget?
Erie Times-News: Our view: Trump’s actions on health care are damaging

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