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July 31st Playbook

Gov. Wolf’s administration criticizes the federal pipeline approval process, while the GOP nominates a new candidate for HD-30. Here is the Playbook!


Harrisburg & DC
WHYY: Pa. GOP lawmaker cajoling colleagues to join ‘red flag’ bill
State Impact PA: Wolf administration criticizes federal pipeline approval process
Trib Live: State officials reach agreement to halt 3D gun-printing in Pennsylvania
Trib Live:USDA announces $4 billion in available water-infrastructure grants
Times Leader: Effort succeeds to block access to 3D downloadable guns in PA
PLS Reporter: Wolf Administration demonstrates PA Business One-Stop Shop tool, hoping to help entrepreneurs and business owners
PLS Reporter: Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket
Inquirer: Pa. high court taps ex-Sanducky judge to oversee redaction of Catholic clergy sex abuse report
Inquirer: AG seeks jail time for first Penn State defendant to be sentenced in Tim Piazza hazing case
WITF: Pennsylvania looking for ways to reduce pension liability
Observer-Reporter: State changed ‘motor voter’ registration two years ago to weed out noncitizens

City and State PA: Eryn Santamoor hopes to return to Philly City Hall with Council bid
Inquirer: Pa., N.J. suspend tens of thousands of driver’s licenses a year for not paying court costs. Is that constitutional?
Inquirer: Pa., N.J. suspend tens of thousands of driver’s licenses a year for not paying court costs. Is that constitutional?
WHYY Newsworks: A community-based public-land study comes to an end, and trust is rebuilt in Eastwick
Billy Penn: ‘Young and naive’? Inside Pennsylvania’s nation-leading youth voter surge
Billy Penn: Kiss and make up: Mayor Kenney met with Jay-Z before the star’s show with Beyonce at the Linc
KYW Newsradio: Youth suicide rates on the rise among LGBT teens
Philly Voice: Report: Pennsylvania one of the least affordable states for college

Daily Local News: Rep. Lewis announces nearly $800K in education grants
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove School Board President Matt Alexander resigns
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County sheriff unveils mobile phone app
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem school board looking to form public relations committee

WESA: GOP Nominates Lori Mizgorski to Succeed Hal English in House District 30
Post-Gazette: Some new home buyers are getting a surprise tax bill in Allegheny County
Montgomery Advertiser: City hopes $12 million in paving needs can be managed with high-tech solution
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf cabinet leaders hold community discussion at Pitt-Greensburg
Post-Gazette: State House Rep. Daryl Metcalfe and Cranberry politicians carry on with uneasy ‘detente’
Post-Gazette: Lawrence County sees growing Puerto Rican community months after Hurricane Maria
KDKA: Report: Pittsburgh Police Paid Out $1M in OT For Antwon Rose Protests
KDKA: Mayor’s Plan to Spend $40 Million on Building Sparks Opposition on Council

Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg Libertarian running for lt. Governor
Altoona Mirror: Medical marijuana offers relief
Altoona Mirror: Pipeline foe must post $25K for release
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: AG: Barto a ‘predator pediatrician’; Johnstown doctor faces 69 new changes from 29 alleged child sex abuse victims
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Fallout from church sex abuse report could resemble Altoona-Johnstown aftermath, experts say

Citizens Voice: Pa. American Water upgrading water main in Forty Fort
The Times Leader: Prepping for the prez
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre to seek city council’s approval for new contractor for Solomon Creek wall
The Times Leader: On Politics: The pope, the prosecutor and the report we deserve to see
The Times Leader: Pashinski, officials pitch increase in fees for dog licenses
Times-Tribune: State: Scranton on pace for exit from distressed status in two years
Times-Tribune: Scranton marijuana dispensary among first in state to sell ‘dry leaf’

South Central
PennLive: To save Pa. coal mines, officials devised a preposterous plan: Build a 137-mile tunnel
Carlisle Sentinel: Five-Finger Discount: A look at Pennsylvania’s three strikes law for retail theft
LNP | Lancaster Online: Lancaster County finances doing well: a bond rating increase, an unemployment rate decrease, and a balanced budget

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Easton Fire Department is over budget on overtime, city and union at odds
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: Trump talks government shutdown; GOP to pick PA-15 candidate
Morning Call: In aftermath of Parkland, Fla., shooting, Lehigh Valley school districts answer call to add armed security
Morning Call: Easton Area’s ad hoc committee meeting rescheduled

North by Northwest
The Citizen’s Voice: Former City Councilman Pushes For Erie Lightway Project
Centre Daily Times: AG’s office seeks jail time for first guilty plea in Beta Theta Pi case
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Secretary: I didn’t see offensive words on photo
Erie Times-News: Camaraderie, caring drive Erie veterans group

Citizen’s Voice: US should be back in TPP
Citizen’s Voice: Gambling without a safety net
Citizens Voice Editorial Board: Court ruling a partial win for abuse victims
Inquirer Editorial Board: Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner owes a debt to citizens when it comes to transparency
Ronnie Polaneczky: Two friends were kicked out of a cab for being gay. Here’s how the PPA served up justice.
Philadelphia Magazine: Best of Philly 2018: Media, Politics, and People
Fernando Chang-Muy: Remember Asian-Americans in those cultural-competency conversations
Solomon Jones: To make black lives matter, protect those lives from the womb to the tomb Sen. Mike Folmer: Why must government grow every year?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Say no to Russia: A good bipartisan push to reduce energy purchases

One Response

  1. Why is PA Supreme Court so deep into worry about Catholic Church sex abuse report?

    Why is public still waiting for the porn email report?

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