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July 10th Playbook

We have a Supreme Court nominee, and for the second time Pennsylvania’s Judge Hardiman was runner-up. The reactions have been predictable along partisan lines. Here is the Playbook.

Casey to oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination: He’s a ‘no’ no matter who President Trump nominates.  

Philly Voice: Months after Schwarzman name-change controversy, Abington schools superintendent announces retirement
Philly Voice: Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Philly a month after Rittenhouse protest
Philadelphia Business Journal: After 2 decades leading KYW Newsradio, news & program director to depart
Philadelphia Business Journal: Trade war forces Tesla to raise car prices in China
KYW Newsradio: Charges upheld for nurse in connection to death of H.R. McMaster’s father
Billy Penn: A just-married couple stopped by the #occupyICEPHL protest at City Hall on Sunday
Inquirer: Local control is here: New Philly school board holds first-ever meeting
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney meets with advocates as Abolish ICE protests mark one week
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh: five charts and two families at the center of the school choice debate
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia feel squeezed as U.S. economy seems to hum. That’s a poverty problem
Philadelphia Magazine: Peruto: “I Did Not Speak Ill” of Meek Mill Judge
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf raises Pa. minimum wage for state employees to $12 per hour, $15 per hour by 2024
Inquirer: Pa., N.J. Dems unified in opposition to Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Bucks County Courier Times: No verdict yet on St. Katharine Drexel shrine rezoning in Bensalem
Bucks County Courier Times: Former Neshaminy High School Journalist hopes stories lead to district policy changes
Bucks County Courier Times: New state law bans card skimming devices used to steal consumers’ information
Bucks County Courier Times: Abington School District superintendent retiring Nov. 9
Delco Daily Times: Middletown eyes moving Granite Run debris to Smedley Park
Delco Daily Times: Radnor woman speaks to Congressional Neuroscience Caucus about the personal cost of opioid addiction
Bucks Local News: Pennsylvania-American Water kicks off $520K pipeline upgrade project in Lower Makefield

Tribune Review: County council set to decide fate of geese painted atop Pittsburgh’s 10th Street Bridge
Tribune Review: PWSA adds 20,000 properties to ‘lead map’
Tribune Review: Former Pittsburgh chief McLay withdraws from consideration for Seattle job
Tribune Review: North Versailles man charged with driving through Antwon Rose protesters
Tribune Review: Grand jury witness joins legal battle to make clergy-abuse report public
Tribune Review: Westmoreland sees third demonstration of voting machines
Tribune Review: New Kensington continues steady fight to eliminate housing blight
Tribune Review: Arnold council meeting to see protest, petition for mayor’s resignation
Sewickley Herald: Bell Acres councilman accused of driving through protesters no-show at council meeting
Post-Gazette: Supreme Court pick: Trump passes over Pittsburgh’s Hardiman for a second time
Post-Gazette: The High Price of Poverty: Many low-income Pittsburghers pay more for goods and services
Post-Gazette: LGBTQ community criticizes Allegheny County DA candidate Turahn Jenkins
Pittsburgh Business Times: Commissioner: Federal decision won’t impact ACA in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh International reports traffic up in May
WESA: Report: Solar Farms Vital to Bolstering Renewable Energy
KDKA: Pittsburgh Restaurants Limiting Use of Plastic Straws As Environmental Concerns Grow

Beaver County Times: Koppel accountant sentenced in Trombetta tax fraud case
Beaver County Times: Federal judge’s order shields Geneva College from contraception mandate
Beaver County Times: Addiction presentation in Beaver Falls
Altoona Mirror: State boosts program funds
Altoona Mirror: Agencies collaborate to fight opioid crisis
Altoona Mirror: Jails, prisons take on addictions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: In court challenge, schools argue state hasn’t fixed funding inequalities

Standard-Speaker: States Seeking Info On Fast Food ‘No-Poach’ Agreements
The Citizens’ Voice: Casey says he’ll oppose Trump’s court nominee
The Citizens’ Voice: Suit: State school funding formula remains an issue
The Citizens’ Voice: Blazing a future trail
The Times-Tribune: Hearing on Jefferson Twp. waste facility tonight
The Times-Tribune: Five agencies getting $150K in support from national funder
Times Leader: Casey: Trump Supreme Court pick represents ‘corrupt process’

South Central
PennLive: Thousands laid off at companies throughout Pa. in first half of 2018
PennLive: Harrisburg needs to keep $12M coming in from Act 47 or hike taxes: report
PennLive: Temple business dean asked to resign over falsified MBA data used in rankings
Carlisle Sentinel: Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 is buried at memorial near Shanksville
Lancaster Online: PA Auditor General on child abuse report: 3 takeaways

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: College breaks ground for gateway building
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Forfeited drug money to fund security update
WJET: LECOM closes on purchase of Mercyhurst radio station
Erie Times-News: Bike, foot patrols returning to Erie
WICU: Gov. Wolf boosts minimum wage for state employees, statewide raise remains unclear
WICU: Eldorado Resorts Announces Changes to Deal to Sell Presque Isle Downs & Casino
WICU: Senator Laughlin Explains Oil and Gas Drilling Idea to Fund School Security

Lehigh Valley
Pennlive: DA: All state district attorneys need to support release of report on priest abuse at 6 Pa. dioceses, including Allentown
WFMZ: $4.4 million project begins on Schoenersville Road
Reading Eagle: Study looks at boosting solar energy’s future in Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Reconciling U.S. House, Senate Farm Bills
The Morning Call: Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says he’ll oppose Trump’s Supreme Court pick
The Morning Call: What to know about Pennsylvania’s Thomas Hardiman, one of Trump’s SCOTUS finalists
The Morning Call: Doh! New Pa. law bans card skimming devices
The Morning Call: Gap between rich and poor Pa. school districts has grown, lawsuit says
The Morning Call: Lehigh Valley farmers see soybean prices dive as China imposes tariffs

Pocono Record: Offenders should still be treated with humanity
The News-Item: Embracing Violence is Not What Our Politics Needs
The Citizen’s Voice Editorial Board: Be up front with local residents on natural gas
The Times-Tribune Letters to the Editor: Casey’s life stance
Rep. Sturla: Republican control produces mediocre state budgets
Times Leader Column: Out On a Limb: Local genealogy institutions to form complex in Wilkes-Barre
Pennlive Opinion: Should Pa. tighten PCB standards for quarry fill?
Pennlive Opinion: P’burg must deny waste hauling business in riverside area
Pennlive Letter to the Editor: Where does the buck stop in Pennsylvania?
Reading Eagle Letter: Immigration policy based on simple truth
Reading Eagle Editorial: Summer food program plays crucial role in Reading
The Morning Call Opinion:  Delay Supreme Court replacement until 2019
WHYY Newsworks: Zero tolerance policy – and me
Jenice Armstrong: Kudos to Philly police for sending recruits to Smithsonian African American Museum
Anthony Davies & James R. Harrigan: Cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid is the only way to balance the budget
The Inquirer Editorial Board: Release report on Catholic priest abuse allegations now | Editorial
George F. Will: The left’s love affair with socialism
Pottstown Mercury: Tuesday’s Sound Off
Terry Fitzgibbons: In the dark, we consent
Daily Times Opinion: Editorial: Sounds of silence thwart police investigation
Delco Daily Times: Sound Off for Tuesday, July 10
Post-Gazette: Reforms after Antwon: Local leaders promote laws for better policing
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A national suicide crisis: It demands attention akin to the opioid epidemic
Post-Gazette: Let’s have term limits for the Supreme Court
Post-Gazette: EPA troubles ahead, even without Pruitt
Post-Gazette: Make sure the president understands the Constitution before swearing-in
Observer-Reporter: Veterans could provide security in our schools
Observer-Reporter: Could papers get relief from tariffs?
Altoona Mirror: Prosecution of cases doesn’t seem equal
Michael Shannon: Time for Conservatives to go on strike
Blair Bess: There goes the neighborhood
Lancaster Online Editorial Board: After viral stun gun incident, mayor successfully addresses concerns, sets up path forward
Times-News Editorial: Our view: Don’t let up in fight against opioid scourge

One Response

  1. Interesting article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette by Julian Routh dated July 10th. Scott Wagner tries to distance himself from a controversial pastor who gave an invocation at a Pike County rally this past weekend.

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