7/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Our congressional breakdowns, McGinity launches her first general election ad and we ask about Seth Williams. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-8: Q2: Fitzpatrick vs Santarsiero Breakdown: An in-depth look at the fundraising battle in the open congressional contest.

PA-16: Q2: Smucker vs. Hartman Breakdown: Both candidates performed well on their second quarter fundraising reports.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve or Disapprove of Seth Williams?: We ask our readers how they feel about the District Attorney of Philadelphia.

Reader Poll: VPs Don’t Matter: Our readers don’t consider the latter half of the ticket.

PA-Sen: McGinty Launches First General Election Ad (VIDEO): The thirty-second spot focuses on the Democratic nominee’s personal biography.

Trump Jr., Ernst, Sessions Address PA GOP Delegates: They follow Paul Ryan who spoke to the delegates yesterday.

Harper Poll: Pennsylvanians Prefer Jersey Shore, Wouldn’t Miss Philly: Harper’s “Our Commonwealth” survey tests how Pennsylvanians feel about their own state as well as their neighbors.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Administration announces opioid prescription guidelines
Capitolwire: State, federal dollars fund expansion of addiction treatment services statewide
PLS Reporter: Women in Pennsylvania Government: Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland)
PLS Reporter: Medical marijuana program moving from the ground up
PLS Reporter: Wolf administration touts new opioid prescribing guidelines
StateImpactPA: State regulators unveil updated oil and gas map
WITF: AG’s office approves pay bump to Kane’s sister
WITF: Medical marijuana program progresses

Philadelphia
Business Journal: Sneak preview of SEPTA’s new electric buses during DNC
Business Journal: Redevelopment Authority wants historic Germantown Y overhauled
Business Journal: PHL Airport strike ‘living example’ for Dems in ‘Fight for $15’: Organizer
KYW Newsradio: Local Businesses asked to Take Part in “Backpack Challenge”
WHYY Newsworks: ACLU sues Lancaster school district over education of refugees
WHYY Newsworks: Residents discuss capping Vine Street Expressway, other remedies at U.S. DOT forum
CapitolIng: Donald Trump Jr. surprises Pa. delegation
Inquirer: Archdiocese looks for bidders for Delco land; experts say, ‘Good luck’

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Newtown Township Supervisor Michael Gallagher named new county controller
Delco Daily Times: Newtown Square man charged in $13M mortgage swindle
Montgomery Media: Local Democratic National Convention delegate backing Bernie Sanders
Bucks Local News: Hearing on proposed toll for new Scudder Falls Bridge set for Thursday in Lower Makefield
Pottstown Mercury: Montco D.A. unveils new community prosecution unit for Pottstown

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pa. GOP chairman blasts past Republican standard-bearers
Tribune Review:Castor next in line to be Pennsylvania attorney general
Tribune Review: Trump clinches GOP nomination, completing stunning climb
Post-Gazette: Pa. boards of pharmacy and medicine approve new opioid prescribing guidelines
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf visits Center of Excellence opioid treatment facility
Post-Gazette: Consol Energy, Allegheny County officials announce production of natural gas at airport
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Pitt board passes budget      

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Black Lives Matters protesters don’t all share same message
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania Republican Party leader predicts Trump will take 60 counties in November
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Trump Jr.: ‘We’re going to win’ Pennsylvania
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Greater Johnstown graduate ‘on top of the mountain’ at Republican National Convention
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Toomey pledges loyalty to Cambria County voters, issues   

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County poll shows Trump with big lead
Pocono Record: $3.8 million from gambling earmarked for Monroe County projects
Citizens Voice: Poll: Trump builds 23-point lead over Clinton in county   

South Central
Patriot News: ‘Sorry about the death’: Should Pa. Balance its budget off smokers trying to quit?
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s twin sister awarded raise, cash in labor complaint: report
Patriot News: Fix the deficit or else: Credit agency warns of Pa. debt rating downgrade
Patriot News: Tuition at University of Pittsburgh is going up but by smallest percentage increase in decades
York Daily Record: York County’s air quality: Better, but still an ‘F’
York Daily Record: Donald Trump Jr. surprises Pa. delegates

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Former Bethlehem Mayor Gordon Mowrer dies
Morning Call: Donald trump Jr. emphasizes Pa. schooling
Reading Eagle: Paul ryan rouses Pa. Republicans in Cleveland
Reading Eagle: Rozzi claims church officials caused legislation to be weakened
WFMZ: Donald Trump’s chances of winning Pennsylvania in November

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie delegates meet Paul Ryan, witness votes on convention’s first day
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local delegates says party is ‘united’
Williamsport Sun Gazette: $88 million area transportation plan approved
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor of Lock Haven gets responses on eyesores

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Not enough Americans heeding calls for unity
Inquirer: Moral leaders can counter violence
Inquirer: Worldview: No evidence, no extradition of Pa. cleric to Turkey
Daily News: City’s deal with blue-collar workers good for both sides
Pottstown Mercury: Why we need a reasonable conversation about race
Patriot News: RNC 2016: At Donald Trump’s convention, what you see is what you get – which isn’t a comfort
Post-Gazette: A good dining guide: Restaurants get a helpful county rating system
Post-Gazette: Banks, Italian style: A crisis looms in the shaky banks of an EU power
Post-Gazette: Cigar-tax smokescreen: It should join other tobacco products for state levy

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Will NorCo Council Confirm Allen?
LuLac Political Letter: Luzerne County Vice Chair Lynette Villano at RNC
Commonwealth Foundation: A Budget of Convenience
Citified: Here’s Where Philly’s First Nine Community Schools Will Be Located
Keystone State Education Coalition: Letters: Compromise produced Pa. budget
Keystone Crossroads: Why a coup attempt in Turkey brings protests to the Poconos
Keystone Crossroads: After Pa. liquor sales expansion, decanting the logistics
Keystone Crossroads: ACLU sues Lancaster school district over education of refugees

One Response

  1. The Luzerne County poll sounds rigged to me—just like the PoliticsPA poll with Voit ahead of Torsella 7-1 in the Treasurer’s race!

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