August 23rd Playbook

Wagner explains why he won’t release his tax returns, while Gov. Wolf rules out additional debates. Here is the Playbook.

 

HD27: Schroeder replaces O’Neill as GOP nominee: A former staffer to Rep. Bernie O’Neill will face Democrat Andrew Dixon in November.

PA Gov: Wagner Won’t Release Tax Returns: After weeks of needling, the GOP candidate ruled it out. He said organized labor would use the information to organize a union campaign at his company.

PA Gov: Wolf Rules Out Additional Debates: Wagner originally pushed for 67 debates. Wolf and Corbett had 3 debates in 2014. Wolf agreed to just one debate this fall.

 

Harrisburg & DC
Inquirer: Pa. Catholic church sex abuse report: Look up the churches where hundreds of accused priests worked and lived
AP: Knights of Columbus leader urges church reforms after abuse
AP: State prisons make changes after staff mysteriously sickened
Inquirer: Women find a foothold in the boys club of the agriculture industry
Inquirer: After Pa. Catholic priest abuse report, a town grapples with a street name
PLSReporter: State Supreme Court upholds 2015 Wolf executive order, paving way for home care worker advisory committee
PLSReporter: Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming
PLSReporter: Dush hosts press conference to highlight prison issues, asks for support
City and State PA: Political consultant Treviño-Martinez eyes Philly City Council seat
StateImpactPA: Delaware River campaigners assail reservoir releases amid summer deluge
StateImpactPA: Sunoco replaces section of Mariner East 2 because of flaws in pipeline coating
Philadelphia Magazine: Serena Williams Joins Pa. Conference for Women Keynote Lineup
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf calls Wagner’s new education funding proposal ‘abracadabra math’
Billy Penn: Sharif Street’s district office is helping people register for medical marijuana
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania’s motor-vehicle deaths are up 10 percent halfway through 2018
Inquirer: Impeach Trump? Democrats tread carefully in bid to take House
Inquirer: Trump contradicts Michael Cohen’s plea agreement to Fox News, but admits payments came from him
City Paper: Gov. candidate Scott Wagner says trans people must use bathroom of gender they’re assigned at birth
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Republican gubernatorial candidate touts education plan in Johnstown
Standard Speaker: Church abuse: Survivor has plan to help others
PennLive: Wait? Are Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner both ‘breaking decades of tradition?’ | Thursday Morning Coffee
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Military heroes and the rest of us
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta promotes school safety in North Coventry discussion
Express Times: These are the 40 hardest Pennsylvania colleges to get accepted to

 

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Mostly behind the scenes, the work of Rebuild begins
Billy Penn: Philly judge tosses beatdown case against two ex-SEPTA cops
Billy Penn: Sharif Street’s district office is helping people register for medical marijuana
Billy Penn: The reporter in the blue dress chasing after the Manafort verdict is a Temple student
Inquirer: This court power freed Meek Mill. Could it make Philly share its Amazon HQ2 bid?
Philly Voice: Audit discovers $150,000 missing from Philadelphia marriage license bureau Philadelphia Magazine: Serena Williams Joins Pa. Conference for Women Keynote Lineup
Philadelphia Magazine: Fun’s Over: Philly Students Returning to School Before Labor Day
KYW Newsradio: Prosecutors, defense say NTSB is withholding crucial information in Amtrak 188 case
KYW Newsradio: Sole remaining survivor of MOVE 9 tragedy gravely ill; community seeks funds
Philadelphia Business Journal: Judge: City of Philadelphia must turn over loan information in Wells Fargo discrimination lawsuit
Philly Voice: Meek Mill’s appeal to remove Judge Brinkley is moved to Pa. Superior Court
AP: Lawyer raises concerns about Philadelphia police shooting
Inquirer: Should Philly join New York City in capping Uber and Lyft?
Inquirer: Philadelphia paid $132K to settle two sexual harassment cases in June

 

SEPA
Daily Local News: Local lawmakers introduce basic education funding fairness bill
Daily Local News: County going after hotels, Airbnbs, for taxes; beefing up collections for dog and hunting licenses
Bucks Local News: Morrisville Borough Council selects Capital Health as the borough’s new EMS provider
Delco Daily Times: Wallingford-Swarthmore gives crisis pregnancy center the boot
Delco Daily Times: Delaware County Council moves to demolish Toal building
Bucks County Courier Times: Palisades School District teachers have new three-year contract
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown Hospital workers call out new owner Tower Health
WHYY Newsworks: Chester County man, arrested while seeking green card, to be deported

 

Pittsburgh
AP: East Pittsburgh officer arraigned in death of Antwon Rose Jr.
WESA: Liberal Activists Hope To Make College Move-In Week An Opportunity To Register New Voters
WESA: Pittsburgh Diocese May Have Improved Sex Abuse Prevention Efforts, More Work Needs To Be Done
WESA: Rosfeld A No Show For Arraignment, Pretrial Conference Set For September
WESA: Report Finds Glaring Racial Disparities In Allegheny County School Suspensions
KDKA: Upper St. Clair Officials Approve Armed School Officers Amid Worries Over Controversial Social Media Post
KDKA: Post-Gazette Is Going Digital, At Least On Some Days, With An Ad Campaign That Is Raising Eyebrows
KDKA: Westmoreland Chief Deputy Charged With Harassment
KDKA: Diocese Of Greensburg Removes Pastor After Sexual Abuse Allegations
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools replaces fired human resources chief
Post-Gazette: Superior Court hears argument on reinstating Western Psych shooting civil case
Tribune Review: Bishop Zubik hopes Pope Francis allows him to continue leading diocese, help with healing
Tribune Review: Pleasant Hills Council president resigns

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Republican gubernatorial candidate touts education plan in Johnstown
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Area School District teachers defend attending workshop
Altoona Mirror: Federal judge recuses himself from lawsuit
Altoona Mirror: Retired AASD school superintendent leaves behind legacy
Observer-Reporter: Closed home sales up 10 percent, Multi-List says
Observer-Reporter: Meadows among seven casinos suing to stop online lottery games
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi school district bolsters security
Beaver County Times: With 2019 in view, county finances on track

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: 50 Years Ago – Threat of teacher strike in Scranton eased
Inquirer: After Pa. Catholic priest abuse report, a town grapples with a street name
WHYY Newsworks: Names of accused Bishops to be removed from University of Scranton buildings
Pocono Record: McCabe appointed to borough council
Pocono Record: Madden hosts school violence panel
Standard Speaker: Church abuse: Survivor has plan to help others
News Item: Drug/alcohol treatment center approved in Coal Township
News Item: County prison expected to be under budget
Times-Tribune: Local athlete and journalist runs into national spotlight
Times-Tribune: Valley View School Board approves tax-break terms for two warehouses
The Times Leader: Protest march set for Aug. 30 against WBA high school consolidation
The Times Leader: WB Area eligible for money for enrolling students displaced by severe weather

 

South Central
LNP | LancasterOnline: DA Stedman says no charges will be filed in tasing incident as city prepares to release new use-of-force policy
Lebanon Daily News: Sunoco completes first pipeline Snitz Creek crossing despite 8th drilling mud spill
York Dispatch: York DA asking for information about possible priest abuse
PennLive: Clergy sex abuse evidence was destroyed, but hotline opened: DA
PennLive: Pa.’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System seeks to have bigger footprint in the capital city
PennLive: Wait? Are Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner both ‘breaking decades of tradition?’ | Thursday Morning Coffee

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Military heroes and the rest of us
Morning Call: Some defrocked pedophile priests live unrestricted in the Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Memo: Ex-Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski a ‘legend’ to less fortunate in city, seeks leniency
Reading Eagle: U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta promotes school safety in North Coventry discussion
Reading Eagle: Co-conspirator in bribery case testifies in Vaughn Spencer’s trial

 

North by Northwest
WESA: Billboard Outside Erie Promotes Local Professor’s ‘Truth Initiative’
Centre Daily Times: Was a longtime employee fired as a result of age discrimination? Penn State responds
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Everett to host town hall meetings
Erie Times-News: Erie firefighters to hold Fill the Boot collection on Friday

 

Opinion
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Trump proposal would have a negative impact on Northeast Pa.
Dick Polman: The ‘law and order’ candidate is now an unindicted co-conspirator
Stu Bykofsky: Scooters are coming to Philly. What’s next — unicycles?
Will Bunch: What Michael Cohen knows — and says — will decide fate of Trump presidency
Inquirer Editorial Board: In the wake of recent domestic killings, a call for common sense on guns
JD Mullane: It’s been a good week for Donald Trump
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Sticking those in need: A new generic will end EpiPen gouging
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Tragedy in Iowa: Student’s death demands immigration fixes
Brian O’Neill: Seeking the truth, one billboard at a time
Tom Murt and Mark Rozzi: The Pa. Legislature must pass true statute of limitations reform for sexual abuse victims
PennLive Editorial Board: Wagner’s remarks about his reluctance to release his tax returns reveals much about the candidate
Paul Muschick: The legal system is helping to drain the swamp in Washington

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