9/8 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Rep. Charlie Dent announces his retirement, Mango releases his plan for Pennsylvania, Alex Egner and Jake Sternberger break down the Democratic party’s selection process for the 10th Congressional district, and the NRSC launches a new Youtube ad.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Dent to Retire: Congressman Charlie Dent announced today he will not run for re-election next year.

Mango Releases Vision for Pennsylvania: Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango released “Restore the Dream” plan, his vision for Pennsylvania.

An Insiders Guide to the Democratic Nominee Selection for the PA-10 Special Election: These rules will make or break the Democratic hopefuls scrambling to prepare for a special election to replace Rep. Tom Marino.

NRSC Launches New Youtube Ad on Casey: The NRSC is launching a new digital ad targeting the ‘new’ Senator Casey’s support of liberal causes.

Legislative Election Update
Democrat Sara Campbell-Szymanski announced a bid in the 150th state House district to challenge Republican Michael Corr.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Midstate GOP Congressman Charlie Dent won’t seek another term
State House Sound Bites: House GOP contends with intra-caucus disputes over budget fix
StateImpact: AP: DRBC planning to propose permanent fracking ban
City & State: Congressman Dent will not stand for reelection
City & State: New bill aims to protect landowners’ gas royalty checks from drillers

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf visits Philly’s Planned Parenthood to offer support
Inquirer: Clout: Black Lives Matter, front and center, for Krasner’s DA campaign
Inquirer: Rep. Charlie Dent, Trump critic and leading voice of centrist GOP, to retire
Philly Mag: Here’s How Pa. Republicans Could Royally Screw Up Your SEPTA Commute
WHYY: Philly, Pittsburgh to make pitch to be Amazon’s East Coast hub
Billy Penn: How the latest PA budget proposal could ruin your SEPTA commute

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale spars with Planned Parenthood advocates
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf urges Pennsylvania members of Congress to protect DACA
Bucks County Courier Times: Sources: DRBC to ban fracking in two Pennsylvania counties
Bucks County Courier Times: Tullytown council clinches $6k rebate checks for residents
Bucks County Courier Times: Montgomery County commissioner Joe Gale defends against residents’ criticism
Daily Local: Wolf urges Pennsylvania members of Congress to protect DACA
Delco Times: Gov. Wolf tours Bryn Mawr Hospital, talks ACA

Pittsburgh
WESA: DACA Supporters Rally At Offices Of Rep. Tim Murphy And Sen. Pat Toomey
WESA: ‘It Just Looks Weird, Know What I Mean?’ Efforts To Reform Redistricting In PA
Post-Gazette: Port Authority could lose $80 million in state funds if House GOP plan prevails
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh ready to make a push to bring home new Amazon headquarters
Post-Gazette: Chartiers Valley School Board member resigns
Post-Gazette: Rep. Charlie Dent won’t seek re-election to Congress
Post-Gazette: Police chiefs look to Congress to preserve funding for law enforcement programs
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh works on bid to land 2nd Amazon HQ
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County properties to be auctioned for back taxes

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Tax hike could fund county pension
Altoona Mirror: Antis Twp. approves union contract
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Portage mayor’s homestead draws blight complaints
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local supporters of young immigrant program decry decision to dismantle it

NEPA
Times Leader: Casey rails against proposed cuts to law enforcement grants
Times Leader: Cartwright concerned federal budget cuts may impact local rivers
Standard-Speaker: Luzerne may buy cameras to improve facility security

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf urges Pennsylvania members of Congress to protect DACA
Carlisle Sentinel: GOP lawmaker says state income tax increase is inevitable
Patriot News: ‘It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime’: U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent will not seek re-election
Patriot News: Republican lawmaker proposes income tax increase to solve Pennsylvania’s budget puzzle
Patriot News: Candidate for Lou Barletta’s seat makes first campaign stop in Dauphin County
Patriot News: DACA recipient to Congress: Give us an opportunity to stay
LNP: PUC schedules Sept. 27 hearings on Columbia Water Co. rate increase request

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Congressman Charlie Dent will not seek re-election in 2018
Morning Call: Toomey a ‘no’ on hurricane aid, raising debt limit; Casey a ‘yes’
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent not seeking re-election
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council candidate withdraws from race

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Ruest sworn in as Centre County president judge
Erie Times-News: 70 days without a complete state budget
Erie Times-News: Edinboro University president outlines ‘Path Forward’ to stability

Opinion
York Daily Record: How much storm damage will it take to convince Rep. Perry? (editorial)
Inquirer: How Philly can avoid flooding like Houston’s after Hurricane Harvey
Inquirer: Houston’s ‘Dunkirk moment’ a reminder of what unites Americans
WHYY: Op-ed: Union leader’s racist comment makes him a bad rep for Philly police
Bucks County Courier Times: In defense of charter schools
Tribune Review: Paying for ghost teachers: An ‘exorcism’ in Allentown
Post-Gazette: Time to budge: Zero hour for state budget is near: Get cracking
Patriot News: Here’s why the debt ceiling deal gives Democrats big leverage | Opinion

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