9/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The Navy looks into Murphy’s affair, and the Senate works to move forward with the state budget.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Navy Looks Into Murphy’s Affair: The Navy is reviewing Congressman Tim Murphy’s conduct after he was revealed he had an extramarital affair.

State House Sound Bites: Senate won’t concur on conservative House plan: Senators are trying to figure out how to move forward on the stalled state budget. They’re planning to formally vote against a conservative House funding plan Wednesday in hopes of kick-starting an expedited process known as a conference committee. However, there’s no guarantee that will happen.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Audit shows abortion alternative group has misused state funds
StateImpact: Construction begins on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline
City & State: Uncovering Philly law enforcement’s secret bank accounts
Capitolwire: Senate committee approves creation of trust fund for inmatesí kids, bill of rights for sexual assault survivors.
Capitolwire: Illegal VGT estimate provides fodder in gambling debate.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: With a new term, Pat Toomey flexes his muscles on health care, taxes
Inquirer: Speed, slippery rails may have been factors in SEPTA crash
Inquirer: HUD Secretary Ben Carson helps open a North Philly high school
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf on budget: ‘I can make things work’ for now
Philly Mag: WATCH: Mayor Kenney Makes Philly’s Pitch for Amazon HQ on Bloomberg
WHYY: New report shines light on ‘chronic teacher absenteeism’ in Pennsylvania
WHYY: Six struggling Philly schools to be reshuffled, possibly with new teachers

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Wolf and his wife helped launch a Planned Parenthood initiative
Bucks County Courier Times: Courier Times reporters win top honor for Unwell Water series
Bucks County Courier Times: PennEast pipeline applies for Army Corps permits
Bucks County Courier Times: Opioid town hall meeting in Bristol this Saturday
Bucks County Courier Times: State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney announces opioid video competition for middle, high school students
Daily Local: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf says time running out on budget deal before downgrade

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Wolf says he can stave off major budget pain until Oct. 1
Post-Gazette: First ever Pa. civility prize awarded to former state party chairman
Post-Gazette: Senate panel abruptly delays private meeting with Trump lawyer
Post-Gazette: Republican governors quietly launch news website
Post-Gazette: Wolf says time running out on budget deal before downgrade
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania lawmakers call for crackdown on illegal gambling, booze sales
Tribune Review: Revenue fight looms as Pennsylvania Senate reconvenes
KDKA: 65 Unused Prescription Take-Back Boxes Added In Pa. After Initiative’s Success

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Protecting our Children: Lawmakers roll out new measures to fight bullying menace
Beaver County Times: Casey on GOP health-care plan: ‘Snake in the grass… that will bite a lot of people’
Altoona Mirror: AMED urged to buy ‘internet insurance’

NEPA
Times Leader: Dallas teachers stage picket as strike date nears
Times Leader: At mayor’s urging, Hazleton council approves $850K state loan
Times Leader: Activist Gene Stilp seeks permit to burn Nazi-Confederate flag
Times-Tribune: Cartwright at town hall in Tamaqua
Standard-Speaker: City to get loan
Standard-Speaker: Berwick councilman joins field vying for Barletta’s seat

South Central
Patriot News: Education committee chairmen “deeply disappointed” in state plan to comply with federal education law
Patriot News: Regulators give Atlantic Sunrise OK to build pipeline
Patriot News: Lawsuit seeking to derail Pa.’s medical marijuana program ‘would harm patients,’ advocates say
LNP: Hempfield faces scrutiny for approved cell tower site behind Rohrerstown Elementary School
LNP: Groups step in, prevent land along popular Susquehanna trail in Lancaster County from being developed
LNP: Program offering copay assistance for mental health visits becomes part of Lancaster foundation

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Gov. Wolf expresses support for Planned Parenthood
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law may be drifting into monetary haze
Reading Eagle: Pa. Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortes visits Reading school
Reading Eagle: Make the Road Pennsylvania protests EPA cuts

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: SCASD officials address the public’s concerns about extended day plan
Erie Times-News: Commitment to Erie winners named
Erie Times-News: County seeking ‘middle ground’ on proposed policy changes

Opinion
Centre Daily Times: Pennsylvania set for transportation revolution
Inquirer: Bailout for nukes? Not in this lifetime. | Editorial
Inquirer: The true cost of charter schools | Editorial
Bucks County Courier Times: Double dipping in Harrisburg
Tribune Review: Enforcement where needed
Tribune Review: Trump at the U.N.: On script — & off
Post-Gazette: For judicial respect: The trouble with a judge’s defiant sentencing
Patriot News: This is why we need a fairer and more simple tax code | Opinion
LNP: Pennsylvania’s broken budgeting process needs fixing, and fast

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