August 1st Playbook

Sec. Hillary Clinton’s PAC donates to three Democratic House candidates in PA, while permits were issued to 13 Medical Marijuana growers/processors in the state. Here is the Playbook!  

HD30: Lori Mizgorski to replace English on November ballot: She will face Democrat Betsy Monroe for the open seat.

Clinton PAC Boosts Three PA Dems: Scanlon, Wallace and Wild each received $5K from the former presidential hopeful.

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns
AP: The Latest: Lawyer calls frat death case sentence 1st step
AP: Ex-priest pleads guilty in case spurred by ‘Spotlight’ movie
AP: Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court review
StateImpactPA: Trump’s plan for LNG exports to Europe may not have much impact in Pennsylvania
PLSReporter: Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios
PLSReporter: HBCU Cheyney announces new institute to study African American health
DailyKos: PA Governor Tom Wolf Ignores Questions from the Woman His Opponent Called ‘Young and Naive’
Morning Call: Green Party candidates enter Pennsylvania election races
KDKA: Permits Issued To 13 Medical Marijuana Growers/Processors
The Times Leader: Barletta: Let’s see what the poll results are on Nov. 6
Morning Call: Here’s which Pennsylvania candidates are getting campaign cash from President Trump, Hillary Clinton
Morning Call: Church files lawsuit against gun-toting Pennsylvania minister

Philadelphia
Philly Voice: Eight arrests made at Comcast Center during latest ICE protest
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania again skips Philadelphia with latest round of medical marijuana grower permits
KYW Newsradio: Activist brings progressive ‘Be A Hero’ campaign to Philly City Hall
KYW Newsradio: DA to alter charges against Michael White in Rittenhouse stabbing
Billy Penn: Student leaders from across the nation – not just Parkland, FL. – have been touring the country to spark discussions about gun control. They’ll be hosting one in Philly next Thursday.
Inquirer: Families of Cosmo DiNardo’s victims stand with lawmakers pushing for tougher gun laws
Inquirer: Philadelphia police shut down new Occupy ICE camp near City Hall, four demonstrators taken away as protests erupt
Inquirer: Meet the Philly-based accessories czarina who is fighting the Trump administration’s handbag tariffs

SEPA
Daily Local News: Killion resolution on heatstroke adopted in Senate
Montgomery Media: Lower Moreland School District selects new superintendent
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Todd Stephens celebrates one-year anniversary of animal cruelty law
Bucks County Courier Times: No Bucks marijuana growers in latest state permit awards
Bucks County Courier Times: Proposed state laws call for gun owners to secure their firearms in the wake of Solebury slayings
Bucks County Courier Times: Medical marijuana dry-leaf sales start Wednesday

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: U.S. Steel fighting $1M fine from Allegheny County Health Department for Clairton pollution
Tribune Review: New Kensington loses out on new round of marijuana grow licenses
Tribune Review: All Leechburg Area elementary students to get free breakfast and lunch
Tribune Review: Medical marijuana growers approved in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Tribune Review: Hearing set in Monroeville election confusion case
WESA: Toomey Talks Foreign Policy and Tariffs In Telephone Town Hall
WESA: City Council Approves UPMC Mercy Expansion, Despite Outrage From Community
WESA: Pittsburgh City Council Approves New Framework for Riverfront Development
City Paper: State Rep. Jake Wheatley to introduce Pennsylvania recreational marijuana bill
KDKA: Report: Pittsburgh Police Paid Out $1M In OT For Antwon Rose Protests
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area unemployment rises slightly to 4.1 percent
Post-Gazette: UPMC police officer’s Facebook comments attract activists’ attention

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Beaver County drug overdose calls drop by 44 percent
Beaver County Times: Former state Rep. Veon tied to 2007 racetrack lawsuit
Beaver County Times: Overdose death rate continues decline in Beaver County
Beaver County Times: Schools get grants for healthy meals
Altoona Mirror: Saxton, Johnstown win bids to grow pot
Altoona Mirror: Medical marijuana benefits debate
Altoona Mirror: Blair County finances in good shape
Altoona Mirror: Hotel tax hike requested
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: GOP officials field addiction responses
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: WATCH VIDEO: Senate hopeful: Veterans have been forgotten for too long

NEPA
Times Tribune: Progressive Group Pushing to Preserve And Improve Medicare, Medicaid
Citizens Voice: County gets second medical marijuana grower
Pocono Record: AG Shapiro says drug takeback produced 60 pounds
Standard Speaker: Hazle Twp. gets medical marijuana grower
News Item: Medical marijuana processor approved for Coal Township
News Item: State agriculture secretary speaks at community fair
Citizens Voice: Still flipping for Trump
Citizens Voice: From Helsinki to W-B Twp., local attorney ready to protest
Citizens Voice: Mayor will make W-B’s case for Act 47 status at hearing today
Times Tribune: Trump Visit: If you plan to go
The Times Leader: Casey’s bipartisan Career & Technical Education bill signed into law
The Times Leader: Public hearing Wednesday on Wilkes-Barre’s bid for distressed status
The Times Leader: Avoca woman preps to sing national anthem for Trump visit
The Times Leader: Real estate taxes rising in all but one Luzerne County school district

South Central
PennLive: Making a 3D gun is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, Harrisburg University prof says
PennLive: Will Lou Barletta get a Trump bump from presidential visit? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
PennLive: Among Pa.’s newest medical marijuana growers: athlete, cop, doctor, banker
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle borough honored for budget presentation
LNP | LancasterOnline: Judge: Manheim Township tax collector must ‘cease and desist’ from collecting school property taxes

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Veterans Affairs blew $10 million on needless medical exams
Morning Call: Money Rules Everything gang tied to Bethlehem homicide is small, not ‘serious’ threat to public, DA says
Morning Call: Nothstein nominated to run in special election for Dent’s seat

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: DA moves to shut down troubled Erie bar
Erie Times-News: Marijuana to be grown in east Erie
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lycoming County tax office apologizes for deadline mistake
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Former city mayor pushes for portable stage, not pavilion in Newberry

Opinion
LNP │Lancaster Online: Wolf’s campaign clearly seeks to provoke Wagner
Leonard Nakamura: We don’t know for sure how fast the economy’s growing
Will Bunch: Dying from ALS, Ady Barkan will save U.S. democracy if it’s the last thing he does
Solomon Jones: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones behaves like slave owner over NFL anthem policy
Stu Bykofsky: The war is on against 3D gun printers
David Wulf: Congress must act to protect American from chemical terrorism
Anisa Heming: Sick kids, hazardous classrooms: The solution requires better planning for Philly’s schools
John Baer: Can Trump visit for Lou Barletta jump-start Pa. Senate race?
Chris Freind: Ignoring the truth has turned world upside down
JD Mullane: Malcolm Jenkins and the double standards of a social justice warrior
Tom Purcell: D.C. vs Pittsburgh? We win, hands down
Ralph Reiland: Millennials need a lesson on evils of communism
Post-Gazette: Rational mergers: Statewide study makes case for school consolidations

4 Responses

  1. How many times have we heard Barletta’s line, “The only poll that counts is the one on election day.” The whiff of desperation.

  2. My concern with Trump is a “Mini Trump” like Scott Wagner who has taken it upon himself to issue an edict that he will not release his tax returns. Good government is not an option in a free society and full disclosure is essential for good government. Trump seemingly has inspired in a “Mini Trump” like Scott Wagner the decision to not fully disclose by not releasing his tax forms. Democracy weeps.

  3. Trump sucks. His collusion with Russia is criminal conspiracy and traitorous to USA.

    1. You must be joking or drinking the bourbon the EU hit with Tariffs.
      When it comes to treason and incompetence—Obama wins. Nixon tried to corrupt IRS- Obama did it. I might not like Trump but he didn’t collude with anyone-but Obama gave the butchers of Tehran a billion plus – ran away from Assad and polarized our Nation as much as Trump. Don’t listen to Jim Acosta – and turn off MSNBC.
      The trumpies leave a lot to be desired – but the left wing extremists are the real threat to this Nation!

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