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April 19th Playbook

Pennsylvania’s elected officials react to the release of the redacted Mueller report. Here is the Playbook.

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Harrisburg & DC  
Morning Call: Pennsylvania lawmakers react to release of redacted Mueller report
Morning Call: Pennsylvania turns up several times in the redacted Mueller report
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania state reps call John Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour a ‘sham’
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: The Redacted Mueller Report is Out: This is what every member of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation has to say about it
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: The Mueller Report: Republicans want to move on, but Pa. Dems aren’t even close to done
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: State senator wants to block sale of Pa.-produced natural gas to anti-fracking neighbors
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: To understand why Pennsylvania moms die, the state needs to collect better data first
WITF: Updated mail policy allows photo books for Pennsylvania inmates
KYW Newsradio: Pa. House approves more child sex abuse bills
Patriot News: Deadline nears to register to vote in Pa. primary election
Patriot News: Robert Mueller’s report is here; read it and judge for yourself
Patriot News: Sen. Pat Toomey weighs in on Mueller Report’s release, findings
Patriot News: Sen. Bob Casey on Mueller Report: Trump’s actions ‘inconsistent with American values’
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: Right 2 Know Episode 3: Hellbender yeah
StateImpactPA: Energy Transfer is under criminal investigation for Mariner East pipelines, and now a prominent GOP legislator is criticizing the company
Beaver County Times: Casey, Toomey differ sharply following release of Mueller report  

Philly Clout: FOP leaning toward endorsing Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams because of… DA Larry Krasner?
WHYY Newsworks: Mayoral candidate Butkovitz calls for revenue-neutral assessments in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Allan Domb has made millions selling Philly real estate. Now critics want him to recuse himself on the city’s tax abatement
WHYY Newsworks: Streets Department: Philly to stop burning recyclables
Inquirer: Former Philly Mayor John Street’s criticism of Mayor Jim Kenney fueled by canceled city contract
Inquirer: ‘Miners for Trump’: The story behind the Russian-organized Philly rally highlighted in Mueller’s report
Inquirer: Philly’s growth is slow and steady, but the population is still below its 1950 peak, new census data show
Inquirer: Pennsylvania residents seeking disability benefits will have a new step to consider
Philadelphia Tribune: Philly business leaders seek to combat poverty through improving education, creating jobs
PLSReporter: Sen. Williams offers revisions to budget process during Philadelphia public comment session
PLSReporter: Kenney calls for more dialogue on safe-injection sites
Philadelphia Magazine: Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like
KYW Newsradio: Supporters of Abu-Jamal applaud DA’s decision to move forward with appeal  
KYW Newsradio: Now that Mueller report is out, what’s next? Penn law professor gives some insight
KYW Newsradio: Philly lags behind other big cities on population growth and income

Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Shusterman appointed secretary of Pa. House Judiciary Committee
Pottstown Mercury: Commissioners honor centenarians, promote Drug Take Back Day
Pottstown Mercury: New standard means more chlorine in drinking water
Daily Local News: Crime rate is down in West Chester
Patriot News: U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean on Mueller Report: “Congress will come to its own determination about obstruction of justice

Post-Gazette: Bid to organize Pitt faculty falls short, but union contests ruling
Post-Gazette: Another sign of Pittsburgh’s stagnant population: Sacramento has passed us
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh police publish policies and procedures online
Tribune Review: Penn Hills financial crisis inspires bill aimed at keeping districts from similar fate
Tribune Review: Defense attorney: Police allegations against Derry mayor have ‘factual inaccuracies’
Tribune Review: Why Pittsburgh is mentioned in the Mueller report
Pittsburgh Business Times: Nuclear division: Should taxpayers bail out Beaver Valley?
PLSReporter: City of Pittsburgh releases Pittsburgh Equity Indicator report

Beaver County Times: Casey, Toomey differ sharply following release of Mueller report
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Workforce development official visits Johnstown, tours GJCTC, touts training opportunities
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local political figures’ views on Mueller report mirror national division

Citizens Voice: Dem committee backs W-B Area incumbents
Citizens Voice: Group’s endorsements cause confusion in W-B races
Citizens Voice: ACLU drops public defender suit against Luzerne County
Citizens Voice: County Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission to meet April 30
The Times Leader: Amid razor wire and prison blocks, advocates push for more early education money

South Central  
Carlisle Sentinel: State, area lawmakers respond to Mueller report’s release  
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle chamber plans candidate meet-and-greet
Patriot News: Mueller Report: Rep. Lloyd Smucker of Lancaster County says it’s time to move on
Patriot News: Blow it out your pipes, New York: Lawmaker wants to target states blocking Pa. gas expansion
Patriot News: U.S. Rep. John Joyce on Mueller Report: “The case is closed.”
Patriot News: Harrisburg school board candidates tick off what’s missing right now: transparency, accountability, communication

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: Allentown mayoral candidates debate who’s best equipped to hear, help residents
Morning Call: Allentown City Council asks Wolf administration to hold public forum on State Hospital’s future
Reading Eagle: Congress members representing Berks react to the release of Robert Mueller’s report
Reading Eagle: Candidates for Berks County commissioner debate at Berks Patriots meeting
Reading Eagle: Lawmakers talk about $15 minimum wage at town hall meeting in Reading
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor hopefuls no-shows for forum on downtown revitalization

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Marijuana listening tour to visit 4 counties in region
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Senator to keynote at Lycoming County Democratic Committee spring banquet
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Republican commissioner candidates to debate pressing county topics
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: County commissioners create part-time planning position
Erie Times-News: Erie hosts summit on warm hand-offs for opioid overdose survivors
Erie Times-News: Redistricting commission meets in Erie

LNP Editorial Board: Elanco school board’s new restroom policy for transgender students is an invitation to be sued  
Inquirer Editorial Board: Saving lives with Naloxone shouldn’t cost you life insurance
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A good fit: An ex-con takes the reins at state pardons board
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Takeaways from the Mueller report
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Better care option?: “Centers of excellence” are growing in popularity
Pat Toomey and Guy Reschenthaler: Combating fentanyl requires a robust response
Anthony M. DeLuca: With big PHRMA: Big profits, but few answers
John L. Micek: Why, yes, spending more money on schools does yield better results | Thursday Morning Coffee
Brian O’Neill: U.S. Steel has little reason to change
Kathryn Robb: House-passed statute of limitations bills are ‘Trojan horses’ of reform. Here’s why
Shalea Oliver: Stuck in my union: Even after Janus ruling, issues with organized labor persist
Christine Flowers: Mumia Abu-Jamal is no victim, despite renewed hope for appeal
Stu Bykofsky: Acme provided evidence of soda tax damaging sales — even while the city denied it
Will Bunch: Trump thought Mueller would be ‘the end of my presidency.’ It should be
Dom Giordano: Playing field is not level when female-identified transgender athletes compete with girls
Jillian Peterson and James Densley: How Columbine became a blueprint for school shooters
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Preserving not-quite-Notre Dame buildings
Angela Calderon: Philly’s Latinx girls need more mental health support
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: The Mueller Report
Nancy Eshelman: Harrisburg School District has enough issues without challenging the state to a fight it can’t win

One Response

  1. The Republican Representatives Hershey, Topper, et. al., live in an absolute dream world where candy canes are street posts and ice cream falls from the sky! To think their neanderthal backward views of marijuana use means anything is laughable. All anyone has to do is be a first time patient of a doctor and every question on every new patient form asks you if you use recreational drugs. They don’t ask this question for giggles and silly fun but because it’s widespread and engulfing our society. However, since King Scarnati has blocked effective redistricting then why shouldn’t Republican Reps block a profound question overwhelming our society about marijuana usage?

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