10/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Biden talks to Pennsylvania voters about the judicial elections, pushes for them to vote for the Democratic slate, End Citizens United announces two Pennsylvania endorsements, and Pennsylvania is unprepared for the next recession according to Moody’s.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Biden Pushes for Pa. Dems Judicial Candidates in Video: Former Vice President Joe Biden asks for Pennsylvanians to vote for the the Democratic slate of candidates in the statewide Judicial races.

End Citizens United Announced Two Endorsements in Pennsylvania: End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC that pushes to change the way campaigns are financed, announced a round of 10 Congressional endorsements including Christina Hartman and state Senator Daylin Leach.

Pennsylvania Unprepared for Next Recession: According to a Moody’s analysis of Pennsylvania’s finances, the state is one of the worst prepared states for a moderate recession.

City & State: Stop & Go crackdown provision awaits governor’s signature
City & State: Gov. Wolf, state, city officials attend City & State diversity event
State House Sound Bites: The state budget could be finished today
State House Sound Bites: Raucous meeting leaves reps at-odds over illegal voting
Capitolwire: Lawmakers’ quarrel sours public hearing.
Capitolwire: Lawmakers examine evidence of unlawful voter registration, voting in PA.
Capitolwire: Legislature gets halfway done with gambling bill; legislators could finish budget Thursday.

KYW: Governor Wolf Launches Study To Level Playing Field For Small Diverse Businesses
KYW: Move To Return Philadelphia Schools To Local Control Is Gaining Momentum
Inquirer:More borrowing, more gambling: How they’re breaking budget impasse in Harrisburg
Inquirer: Brady’s 2 indicted strategists come out swinging after hearing
Inquirer: Flowers with a message: Gov. Wolf, close immigrant detention center now
WHYY: Pa. public school advocates meet in Delco, joyous to get their day in court
WHYY: Raucous committee meeting leaves Pa. lawmakers at odds over illegal voting
WHYY: Uncertainty swirls around Pa. property tax amendment that will soon go before voters
WHYY: Public campaign financing may be beyond Philadelphia’s means

Bucks County Courier Times: Six seats up for grabs in Doylestown Borough election
Bucks County Courier Times: House Oks Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s bill to aid fentanyl detection at ports, borders
Bucks County Courier Times: Criminal justice panel discussion set for Thursday at Bucks County Community College
Pottstown Mercury: 6 seek 4 seats on Pottstown School Board
Pottstown Mercury: Five seek four seats on Pottsgrove School Board
Pottstown Mercury: Voters to elect two judges to Montgomery County bench
Pottstown Mercury: Lawmakers eye borrowing, gambling bills in Pennsylvania budget scramble
Pottstown Mercury: Democrat challenges Republican incumbent for South Coventry supervisor seat  

KDKA: Pa. Bill Would Bar Sex-Change Surgery In Children’s Health Plan
KDKA: DEP Orders PWSA To Make Critical Infrastructure Changes
KDKA: Senate Votes To Repeal Consumer Rule On Class-Action Lawsuits
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania panel finds only 544 illegal votes out of 93M cast in 18 years
Tribune Review New screenings to start for all U.S.-bound airline passengers
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh Arts Commission recommends removing Stephen Foster statue
Tribune Review: Youngwood survey revives police department debate
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania noncitizens cast hundreds of votes since 2000
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania American lead testing comes up clean
Post-Gazette: Latest Pa. budget funding bill would greatly expand gambling
Post-Gazette: State budget deal could be in the works
Post-Gazette: Lawmakers push borrowing, gambling bills in budget scramble
Post-Gazette: Like many candidates, interim justice Sallie Mundy targets her messages
WESA: Supreme Court Candidates Face Off With Election 2 Weeks Away

Beaver County Times: Former Conway Elementary sold, to be used as municipal office
Beaver County Times: Casey backs bill devoting $45 billion to fighting opioid epidemic over next 10 years
Beaver County Times: 2018 Beaver County budget issues remain unresolved
Altoona Mirror: Massive borrowing, gambling bills advance
Altoona Mirror: Bill would fund jobs system for three years

Times Leader: Casey leads legislation to invest $45B to address opioid crisis
Times Leader: County district court system will soon allow credit payments
Times-Tribune: DA candidates discuss county prison at debate
Times-Tribune: Haggerty on leave from state House for last month
Times-Tribune: Scranton mayor hopefuls tangle at debate

South Central
York Daily Record: House, Senate committees sit on LGBT non-discrimination bills
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Senate sends the big budget patch to Gov. Wolf’s desk
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Senate passes bill with CHIP coverage restrictions for sex change surgery
Patriot News: Pennsylvania gambling expansion takes center stage in state budget debate again: A mid-day check
Patriot News: Senate sends bill reforming teacher furlough system, banning lunch shaming and more to the governor
Patriot News: State funding bills for universities and vet school win House passage, go to the governor
Patriot News: Pennsylvanians, a balanced budget is finally close at hand
Patriot News: Pa. House adjourns for night without a final vote on gambling expansion bill
LNP: Pennsylvania finds 544 possibly illegal ballots since 2000
LNP: Mayoral candidates Sorace, Stewart, Dastra, Nesbitt to debate Monday at Ware Center forum
LNP: Walgreens joins pharmacies nationwide that will stock over-the-counter naloxone for opioid overdoses
Carlisle Sentinel: State Senate OKs gambling expansion as budget work continues into night

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania finds 544 possibly illegal ballots since 2000
Morning Call: NAACP to hold annual state conference in Allentown this week
Morning Call: Allentown mayoral candidates will not debate
Reading Eagle: People rally against life without parole
Reading Eagle: Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming may sue over proposed gambling expansion
Reading Eagle: Berks GOP gather for annual fall dinner

North by Northwest
Erie-Times News: Erie hospital hosts drug collection
Erie-Times News: Schember, Persinger make cases for Erie mayor job
Erie Times-News: Carney, Carlotti square off in district judge race in west Erie
WJET: More info. on ESD’s $14 million annual funding
Centre Daily Times: No decision from supervisors on Patton Crossing rezoning

Patriot News: Legislation banning taxpayer money for sex change services deserves a veto | Editorial
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Court may force balanced Pa. budget
Daily News: Why it’s not a good idea to end Pa.’s property tax | Editorial
Bucks County Courier Times: Editorial: Combating racism: A shared responsibility
Tribune Review: Trib editorial wrap: More spending, but no state budget
Post-Gazette: Keystone stakes: State universities, already pricey, can’t be cut loose
Altoona Mirror: For AWA, reckoning on horizon
Patriot News: Despite what you’ve read, gas drillers care about the environment | Opinion
Patriot News: Enough. It’s time to stand up to President Trump | Jeff Flake
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Anti-Trump Republicans are talking a lot, doing little
Erie Times-News: Our view: Vote secures future of Erie’s schools

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