8/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

NRCC continues to push single payer, and an early return for the state House remains unlikely.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRCC Continues to Push Single Payer in PA-6: The National Republican Congressional Committee is continuing its push on single payer healthcare against Chrissy Houlahan in the 6th Congressional district, using her Financial Disclosure Report.

State House Return Before Sept. 11th Unlikely: As the budget stalemate continues into September, the state House is unlikely to return to Harrisburg until September 11th.

Legislative Election Update
York Daily Record: Phillips-Hill to go after Wagner’s Senate seat

State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania’s state liquor stores are hiking prices
State House Sound Bites: PA disaster relief team deployed to Texas
StateImpact: Shell, environmental groups reach deal on air monitoring for ethane cracker
StateImpact: Pennsylvania to increase fees for shale gas wells

KYW: Senator Toomey: President Hasn’t Been Effective Spokesman For His Agenda
Inquirer: GOP candidate for governor says George Soros rant not racist
Inquirer: Price hikes at Pa. liquor stores: Will buyers notice?
Philadelphia Magazine: FOP Wins Temporary Delay in Naming Cops Involved in Shootings
Philadelphia Magazine: Hillary Clinton to Bring “What Happened” Tour to Philly
Philly Voice: Hillary Clinton to promote new memoir, ‘What Happened,’ during appearance at Academy of Music
Philly Voice: A decade after the housing bubble burst, Philly homes still below 2006 peak

Pottstown Mercury: $2.4M grant to help preserve land in Schuylkill Highlands
Bucks County Courier Times: PA DEP wants to impose fee on water authorities to shore up drinking water inspection program
Delco Times: Marple eyes pollution reductions

Tribune Review: Western Pa. company fires man who attended Charlottesville rally
Tribune Review: Consultant finds many failures, ‘dysfunctional culture’ at PWSA
Post-Gazette: At Pa. liquor stores, prices going up on favorite brands
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s serious commitment to urban farming: St. Clair Village
Post-Gazette: Problems that led to PWSA boil water advisory traced to bird and animal droppings at reservoir, officials say
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Gasoline prices could rise following Hurricane Harvey
KDKA: Wi-Fi Now Available At Downtown T Stations

Beaver County Times: Animal protection law now stronger in Pennsylvania
Beaver County Times: Ellwood City police introduce safe drug disposal box
Uniontown Herald Standard: New DUI law system now in effect
Altoona Mirror: State changing medical services
Altoona Mirror: Judge hearing last tax appeals

Times Leader: Barletta to announce run for US Senate on Tuesday
Times-Tribune: Scranton teachers authorize strike

South Central
Patriot News: Lou Barletta to announce campaign for Senate
Patriot News: Retiring Pa. state system head reported to be in line for federal education job
Patriot News: Pa. liquor stores raise prices on 422 products
Patriot News: Libre’s Law takes effect: What you need to know about new animal cruelty measures
Patriot News: PennDOT: REAL ID-compliant drivers licenses will cost Pa. $30M+
LNP: Democrats pick former city police officer Genetti to compete for ex-Sheriff Mark Reese’s seat in November election
LNP: Gas prices in Lancaster County could jump 15 cents because of Hurricane Harvey
LNP: Libre’s Law goes into effect today: Here’s what the new animal-cruelty statutes mean for Pennsylvania
LNP: Pennsylvania spent $86M in 10 years trying to lure international business; Results are under debate

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pat Toomey backs president’s plan to restore flow of surplus military equipment to local police
Morning Call: Price hikes at Pennsylvania liquor stores: Will buyers notice?
Morning Call: Barletta set to announce Senate campaign
Reading Eagle: Hurricane Harvey likely to raise local gas prices
Reading Eagle: Schuylkill Valley School Board fills vacant seat
Reading Eagle: Hamburg council votes to increase parking fines
Reading Eagle: Amity Township to refinance 2 outstanding bond issues

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Congressmen advocate for career, tech ed as CPI gets ready to launch new program
Centre Daily Times: John Boogert stepping down as Centre Daily Times executive editor
Erie Times-News: Harvey could push Erie-area gas prices higher

Inquirer: Why immigration reform is impossible with Trump as president
Inquirer: Councilwoman Cherelle Parker: ‘Our people are not the bad guys’ when it comes to Mount Airy cannabis dispensary
Daily News: Controller counting chickens prematurely when it comes to soda tax
Daily News: Trump’s reckless Arpaio pardon fuels a Category 5 constitutional crisis | Will Bunch
Bucks County Courier Times: Later classes, better students
Tribune Review: Immigrants risking their lives: More human cargo
Post-Gazette: Back to the land: For southwestern Pa., more farming makes sense
Beaver County Times: Bad news for local property owners
Altoona Mirror: State leaders have budgeted a failing grade
Patriot News: So, about those tax reform promises, Republicans | Editorial
Patriot News: Here’s how Pa.’s hospitals are doing their part to fight opioid abuse | Opinion
Patriot News: This is what Pa.’s doctors are doing to fight opioid abuse | Opinion

2 Responses

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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