12/19 PoliticsPA Playbook

Wolf follows through on promise to veto Senate Bill 3, Corman and Reed endorse Christiana’s Senate bid, Leach announces he is ‘taking a step back’ from his Congressional campaign, and Senate Democrats to reassess their workplace harassment policy in light of the allegations against Leach.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Wolf Vetoes Senate Abortion Bill: Governor Tom Wolf officially vetoed Senate Bill 3, a bill restricting abortions after 20 weeks, following through on his promise to do so since the bill was introduced.

Corman & Reed Endorse Christiana’s Senate Bid: State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state House Majority Leader Dave Reed both endorsed state Rep. Jim Christiana’s bid for U.S. Senate.

Leach “Taking a Step Back” From His Congressional Campaign: State Senator Daylin Leach is “taking a step back” from his Congressional campaign amid allegations he touched staffers inappropriately and crossed the line with sexual talk.

Senate Democrats to Reassess Workplace Harassment Policy After Accusations Against Leach: Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa announced there will be an investigation into the conduct of state Senator Daylin Leach in light of accusations of inappropriate touching and sex talk by Leach, and that the workplace harassment policy would be reassessed.

Legislative Election Update
City & State: Rep. Thomas mum on retirement plans as 181st District race draws crowd

Town Hall: Why Pennsylvania’s Race for Governor is the Most Important Election of 2018

State House Sound Bites: PA judge halts Trump birth control rule; unclear if admin will appeal
State House Sound Bites: Leach steps back from Congressional bid
StateImpact: EPA union leader: Public records request was ‘retaliation for my political activities’
StateImpact: DEP says iPads, plus a new app, mean staff can do more oil and gas inspections
Capitolwire: Wolf vetoes abortion bill.

WHYY: Leach steps back from Congressional bid after he’s accused of inappropriate behavior
WHYY: Pa. Gov. Wolf vetoes controversial abortion bill
WHYY: ICE arrests Pa. man in DACA limbo, highlighting confusion over program’s future
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf vetoes Pa. Republican abortion restrictions
Inquirer: Sen. Daylin Leach: ‘I am taking a step back’ from congressional campaign amid misconduct allegations
Inquirer: Pet-less Trump seen as classless for saying Pence is ‘low-class’ for having pets
WPVI: Governor Wolf vetoes bill to add abortion restrictions
Philly Voice: Gov. Wolf vetoes ‘disingenuous,’ ‘extreme’ GOP abortion bill
KYW: State Sen. Leach Suspends Run For Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
Philly Mag: Daylin Leach Responds (Poorly) to Accusations, “Steps Back” From Campaign
Billy Penn: Why Philly stop-and-go violations have gone unenforced for so long

Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes bill to add abortion restrictions
Bucks County Courier Times: Scott Petri leaving Harrisburg to head Philadelphia Parking Authority
Daily Local: Sen. Daylin Leach to ‘step back’ from 7th District Congress race after reports of inappropriate conduct
Pottstown Mercury: GOP tax bill draws protesters to Rep. Costello’s office

Tribune Review: Pa. senator hopes to stay in office amid allegations of inappropriate behavior  
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf: Senator should resign over misconduct allegations
Tribune Review: Skiers stranded, injured after lift malfunctions near State College
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf vetoes bill to make Pennsylvania’s abortion law more restrictive
Post-Gazette: Highmark, Penn State health officially sign off on partnership deal
Post-Gazette: State Sen. Daylin Leach will ‘step back’ from congressional campaign in wake of sexual harassment allegations
Post-Gazette: Casey criticizes GOP for prioritizing corporate tax breaks over children’s health program
Post-Gazette: Wolf vetoes bill that banned abortions after 20-week mark of pregnancy
KDKA: Senator Casey Urges Congress To Act To Renew Federal CHIP Program  

Beaver County Times: Penn Power modernizing system in Franklin Township
Beaver County Times: U.S. Sen. Casey: CHIP program needs to be reauthorized now
Altoona Mirror: Gaming board sets auction schedule

Times Leader: Under Trump, climate change not a national security threat
Times-Tribune: PennDOT drivers license centers to close for Christmas holiday
Times-Tribune: Covington Twp. 2018 budget does not include tax hike
Standard-Speaker: McAdoo to use tax increase for road fund

South Central
WITF: Accused state senator to ‘step back’ from congressional bid
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf, as promised, vetoes bill that would ban late-term abortions
Patriot News: Harrisburg school board delays action on superintendent: Read the contract
Patriot News: Small group of Pa. lawmakers call on Sen. Daylin Leach to resign
Patriot News: Central Pa. health care heavyweights promise the previously-impossible: lower health care costs
York Daily Record: Pa. late-term abortion ban vetoed: Both sides call each other’s position ‘cruel’
York Dispatch: Pennsylvania CHIPs in; program desperate for federal funds
LNP: State regulator investigating dispute between PPL and MAW over LanCity Connect broadband
LNP: Sens. Ryan Aument, Scott Martin say Sen. Daylin Leach should resign

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Jury should hear Ed Pawlowski’s own words as evidence of innocence, lawyer argues
Morning Call: What to know as Congress readies GOP tax plan votes
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council bans conversion therapy

North by Northwest
Erie Times News: Erie police officers honored for work
Erie Times News: #MeToo means not being alone in Erie County
Centre Daily Times: Penn State embarks on partnership with Highmark  

Post-Gazette: After Gergely: Mon Valley voters, be ready for Jan. 23 election
Post-Gazette: Bob Casey and Tom Ridge: Don’t disempower fellow citizens
Inquirer: Dredge the Schuylkill, or risk the lights on Boathouse Row going dark | Opinion
Inquirer: Why the U.S. should end low-skill immigration | Opinion
Patriot News: Pa. lawmaker facing harassment allegations should resign his Senate seat | Editorial
Patriot News: Here’s how the FCC’s net neutrality ruling could harm the U.S.’s lead in online consumer protection | Opinion

2 Responses

  1. Pay no mind to the man behind the Curtin. Is what Wolf wants you to do.

    Wolf protects no female. He demands to silence them.

    Wolf ban on gifts. Except for his wolfpack look at the high paying board appointments all wolfpack. No qualifications except wolfpack. Gifts the word is payoff gifts

    Governor Wolf you are a deceptive person a total scam. The truth will come out. 2018 will be pleasurable to watch you fall.

    What does Sin and Obie have on you?

    1. Tommytoface-
      Totally agree with EVERYTHING you said. Wolf was well aware ALWAYS of what goes on but did NOTHING… He’ll, he worked for Rendell who was one of the BIGGEST offenders. These politicians who grandstand on this shit after the fact are disgusting because as long as someone pushes your agenda, you’ll tolerate anything. That is , until they can no longer do anything for you…..

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