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6/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

We’ve got accusations flying in PA-1 and the latest Politically Uncorrected column. Good morning, politicos, here’s the Playbook.


Voter Files FEC Complaint Against Wallace

A Red Lion voter has made official a campaign finance complaint alleging the Democratic nominee in PA-1 did not file timely paperwork for a television ad. Wallace campaign officials called the complaint frivolous and accused Republicans of trying to distract from poor poll numbers.


Politically Uncorrected: Pennsylvania’s Primary Problem

Donald Trump is right. Elections in the United States are fixed. But he is wrong about how they are fixed, who is doing the fixing, and what it is doing to our democracy.



Capitolwire: Senate approves Langerholc bill to provide better treatment options for defendants with opioid addiction

StateImpact: State Supreme Court warns municipalities on natural gas permits

StateImpact: House passes bill removing environmental standards for conventional drillers



Inquirer: Inside Philly’s hottest ward fight: Shenanigans, legal wrangling and whipping votes

Inquirer: Trump, White House celebrate without the Eagles; Philly fans hold rally

Inquirer: Council inches toward budget that won’t hike Philly property taxes, sources say

WHYY: Eagles fans to White House: ‘No one likes us, we don’t care’



Reading Eagle: Berks-area advocates react to Supreme Court bakery decision

Bucks County Courier Times: State Rep. Helen Tai introduces bill freezing pay for lawmakers who miss budget deadline



Pittsburgh Business Times: Here’s what Pa.’s insurance commissioner said about ACA rates for 2019

Pittsburgh Business Times: Slideshow: See how Pennsylvania counties ranked by 2017 natural gas production

KDKA: Judge Won’t Delay Release Of 800-Page Report On Pa. Catholic Church Sex-Abuse Allegations

Post-Gazette: Why Bob Casey thinks the confirmation hearing for Pittsburgh attorney David Porter is breaking protocol

Tribune Review: Scott Wagner shifts to full campaign mode after resigning from state Senate

WESA: Lawsuit Over Smelly Hogs Shows PA Law Makes It Near Impossible To Sue Over Nuisance Farms


Beaver County Times: Legislators call for feds to support ethane hub in region

Tribune Democrat: Johnstown could lose air service subsidy; airport manager says community support is key


South Central

Patriot News: Wagner’s Senate seat to remain empty until 2019

Patriot News: After 31 people arrested outside the Capitol Building, what is the Poor People’s campaign?

York Daily Record: Eagles fans still excited for White House visit after cancellation

Carlisle Sentinel: Recount confirms Ecker as primary winner


Lehigh Valley

WFMZ: Allentown’s medical marijuana dispensary holds open houses


North by Northwest

Centre Daily Times: Could medical marijuana help fight Pa.’s opioid epidemic? These local doctors think so

Centre Daily Times: I-99/I-80 interchange project nets $35 million in federal dollars

Erie Times-News: Erie District Judge Bizzarro placed on leave

WJET: Representatives wait on bill to protect human trafficking victims



Inquirer: Trump absolutely correct to rescind Eagles’ White House invitation

Inquirer: Dear President Trump, leave the Eagles and their long-suffering fans out of your political theater

Scranton Times-Tribune: Use flood tax to help cities

Times Leader: Conservatives play wait and see through midterms

One Response

  1. Terry Madonna is a smart man. However, redistricting is far and away a much more serious problem for the electorate than closed primaries. Just ask the Pa Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court who refused to hear challenges to Pa Supreme Court’s redrawing of the grotesquely drawn PA Congressional Districts. Terry Madonna needs to go get another coffee in the faculty lounge and take a look at the absurd redistricting system in Pa.

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