December 21st Playbook

Gov. Tom Wolf believes it’s time to take a “serious look” at recreational marijuana. Here is the Playbook.

Gov. Wolf: It’s Time for PA to Take A “Serious Look” At Recreational Marijuana: Wolf shared this message through a Twitter Q&A yesterday.

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Democrats prepare bills to keep health insurance protections
AP: Wolf commutes life sentences of 2 Pennsylvania inmates
AP: Police chief charged with stealing heroin from evidence room
AP: Pennsylvania’s insurance enrollment dips slightly to 370,000
StateImpactPA: DEP approves ethane pipeline to Shell’s cracker in Beaver County
PLSReporter: Final pension commission report aims for three times the required savings with centralized investment office, transparency
PLSReporter: Republicans recoil from tepid Wolf stance on marijuana legalization
PLSReporter: Tweets of the Week – December 17, 2018
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
Inquirer: Dissent is new for board members of Pa.’s state workers pension program. So is an internal order to limit criticism
Washington Post: The president signs an $867 billion farm bill into law  
Harrisburg Patriot News: Legalize marijuana in Pa.? GOP leader says that’d be ‘reckless and irresponsible’
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. made at least $1M on medical marijuana this year. Could recreational bring a lot more?   
Morning Call: Report: Pennsylvania could save billions on pensions
Morning Call: Departing Rep. Lou Barletta among legislators missing most post-election votes

Philly Clout: Philly Dems support net neutrality — but not a petition for, you know, net neutrality
Inquirer: DA’s Office criticizes police detectives, defense attorney in homicide case. Attorney calls accusations ‘ludicrous.’
Philadelphia Magazine: Krasner: “We’d Like to Get to the Truth” About Cop at Center of Meek Mill Case  
Philadelphia Magazine: Kenney and Krasner: Philly Retailers Should Stop Selling Toy Guns
WHYY Newsworks: Spoiler alert: Philly City Council’s season of housing and development reform, recapped
WHYY Newsworks: Black Power Afro pick sculpture takes root at Philadelphia museum
Al Dia News: Philly signs solar power deal  
KYW Newsradio: Federal work requirement proposal could end food assistance for thousands in Philly
KYW Newsradio: Memorial service remembers hundreds of Philly’s homeless who died this year

Patch: Former Montco Commissioner, State Rep. Larry Curry Passes Away
Delco Daily Times: Community: Aqua slates $7M in Delco road projects
Delco Daily Times: Brookhaven OKs budget increasing taxes
Delco Daily Times: Ridley Park OKs budget, with tax hike
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Commissioners avoid tax increase in approving $423.9M budget for 2019
Daily Local News: Chester County colleagues bid farewell to Judge Nagle
Pottstown Mercury: West Pottsgrove uses landfill fund to balance budget
Pottstown Mercury: Cooper hired as new Daniel Boone superintendent
Pottstown Mercury: Residents worry commercial development will make Limerick intersection worse
Bucks County Courier Times: Addiction treatment center files civil rights suit against Bristol Township

Tribune Review: Pittsburgh paid tab for 4 undercover cops in bar brawl
Tribune Review: Tab climbs to more than $350k to settle discrimination cases against Westmoreland sheriff’s office  
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County commissioners balance new $348M budget without raising taxes  
Tribune Review: No tax hike in Harmar next year  
Tribune Review: Pitt Chancellor Gallagher to make more than $1 million in 2019  
Post-Gazette: Elizabeth Borough chief charged with stealing heroin from property room  
Post-Gazette: Former officer’s attorney: Local jury can’t be fair in Antwon Rose homicide case  
Post-Gazette: Falcon pipeline to Shell’s petrochemical plant gets OK from Pa. DEP  
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh startups get $2.95M in state tax credits
WESA: One Month After Midterms, Anti-Innamorato Group Remains A Mystery  
WESA: Turahn Jenkins Says True Criminal Justice Reform Requires Change, Starting With The DA’s Office

Observer-Reporter: DEP approves permits for pipeline linking MarkWest to cracker
Beaver County Times: County prosecutors to discuss petition probe
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County commissioners adopt 2019 budget with no tax increase
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Water authority eyes windmill options as opposition mounts in Upper Yoder Township

Wayne Independent: WHEA presents grant to HFD
Standard Speaker: Work to do before dispensary opens
Standard Speaker: City offers free parking during holiday season
Standard Speaker: Budget in flux as Freeland approves pair of motions
Standard Speaker: Freeland school will receive aid via state improvement program
Times-Tribune: After tax hike vote, Scranton School Board takes surprise vote for new director
Times-Tribune: Auditor general slams Scranton School Board over appointment
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County Commissioners OK salary hike for top jobs starting in 2020
Times-Tribune: Scranton School District seeks dismissal of furloughed teachers lawsuit
Citizens Voice: Pedri: Vehicle registration fee will take effect soon in county
Citizens Voice: Luzerne County citizens group formed

South Central
LNP | LancasterOnline: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker: Withdrawing troops from Syria is ‘unwise’
York Dispatch: York County officials: State switch made hiring child protective services caseworkers more difficult
York Daily Record: Watch: Police Chief talks combating racism in York County
York Daily Record: York City Mayor Helfrich’s takeaways from first year in office
Harrisburg Patriot News: Legalize marijuana in Pa.? GOP leader says that’d be ‘reckless and irresponsible’
Harrisburg Patriot News: Pa. made at least $1M on medical marijuana this year. Could recreational bring a lot more?
Harrisburg Patriot News: Unmarried, pregnant teacher can’t have her Catholic school job back: bishop

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania lawmakers split on legalization of recreational marijuana
Reading Eagle: Companies see potential in expanding marijuana market
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners freeze property tax for 2019
Reading Eagle: Berks County sheriff curious about constable payment system
Morning Call: Report: Pennsylvania could save billions on pensions
Morning Call: Departing Rep. Lou Barletta among legislators missing most post-election votes

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Law orders domestic violence abusers to turn in firearms
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mayor promises no drop in services despite job cuts
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: No tax hike, new Dollar General for Woodward Township
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Bond to go toward city sewer repair and relining
Erie Times-News: Probe ongoing in officer-involved shooting in Union City

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Complicated business: Contentious free speech is still free
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Elon’s redemption song: GM factory proposal could restore Musk’s image
Inquirer Editorial Board: # 1 Killer in Philadelphia could very well be poverty
Marci Hamilton: To end child abuse in sports, we need a protective ‘seat belt’
Mashayla Hays: Let’s make black women’s maternal mortality a priority in PA

One Response

  1. What a scumbag….

    Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said a government shutdown would not truly impact employees and scoffed at the idea that a federal worker would need their next paycheck to make ends meet.

    “Who’s living that they’re not going to make it to the next paycheck?” he asked Politico reporter Sarah Ferris.

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  • When Will PA House Agree On Rules?

    • After the Special House Elections (Feb 7) (92%)
    • End of the Month (Jan 31) (4%)
    • End of Next Week (Jan 27) (2%)
    • Early February (Feb 1-6) (2%)

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