July 9th Playbook

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is set to make a campaign appearance in Pittsburgh later this week, while PoliticsPA readers weigh in on who should be the next PAGOP chair. Here is the Playbook. 


Reader Poll: Tabas Should Be The Next PAGOP Chair: Nearly 60% polled believe the runner up in the 2017 PAGOP Chair race should lead the party.

Gillibrand To Stop In Pittsburgh: The appearance in Pittsburgh is the beginning of her “Trump Broken Promises” bus tour.

DePasquale Releases First Online Ad: His first online ad as a declared candidate for the 10th Congressional District includes detailing some of his work as Auditor General, coupled with calling for reform in Washington D.C. 


Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Pennsylvania orders stronger sex assault campus reporting
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Days after Wolf veto, Bucks County Rep. DiGirolamo floats plan to help counties pay for new voting machines 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Millions of additional dollars will flow into affordable housing projects as part of Pa.’s new budget
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘We need to do more:’ Wolf signs reforms to encourage sexual assault reporting on campus.
Post-Gazette: ‘Nobody is going to go to heaven.’ Pa. budget deal divides Democrats
PLSReporter: Following Wolf veto, DiGirolamo bill is set to ’take another run’ at state support for new voting machines 
PLSReporter: Wolf holds ceremonial signing for bills that encourage students to report sexual assault on college campuses 
PLSReporter: Temporary manager assigned to Philadelphia hospitals 
StateImpactPA: Trespass charges dropped against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline protesters
Washington Post: Trump touts ‘super genius’ education at Wharton; former admissions officer saw it differently
City Paper: Pennsylvania has an abundance of bald eagles, and it needs help counting them
Philadelphia Magazine: New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness  
The Intercept: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Move To Strip Reformist Prosecutor Larry Krasner of Authority 
Inquirer: Are undocumented immigrants in Pa., N.J. at risk in ICE facial recognition searches of driver’s license photos


KYW Newsradio: Local 98 leader ‘Johnny Doc,’ Councilman Henon ask judge to dismiss corruption charges
KYW Newsradio: Cheyney gets $4M scholarship boost as school officials promise a balanced budget 
KYW Newsradio: McNesby on racist Facebook post inquiry: Cops held to higher standard, but not all should lose jobs  
Inquirer: Could a new Pa. law strip control over gun prosecutions from Philly DA Larry Krasner?
Inquirer: Can a paycheck be a bribe? Johnny Doc’s lawyers say no, push to dismiss case involving Council member Henon  
Inquirer: Why a longtime Philly Democrat switched parties and relaunched Pa.’s only gay Republicans club
Inquirer: ‘Everything inside of me broke’: Newly elected Pa. lawmaker wants the Capitol to confront gun violence
Inquirer: $4M in money from Pa. to make college free for more Cheyney students
Inquirer: Jobs open for Philly customs and border agents: Good pay, benefits, and an ethical decision
Inquirer: ‘Teachers can’t become political targets’: Central H.S. teacher fires back at ex-Pa. GOP chair
Inquirer: Questions remain in fatal shooting of man, wounding of Sheriff Jewell Williams’ son
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia Foundation wants you to pick how to spend $1 million
StateImpactPA: Philadelphia Energy Solutions extends pay for refinery workers
Philadelphia Business Journal: Has Comcast Business’ $30M investment in Center City paid off? 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Inquirer avoids layoffs after late flurry of buyouts 
PLSReporter: Temporary manager assigned to Philadelphia hospitals 
Philadelphia Magazine: New Snow Day Law Makes It Official: Pennsylvania Hates Happiness


Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Gene DiGirolamo to introduce new $90M voting machine bill
Bucks County Courier Times: DEP considers relaxed standards for Tohickon Creek
Delco Daily Times: Rep. Davidson announces 2019 Summer Senior Celebrations
Daily Local News: June Swoon: Summer of distraction, shifting voter registration rattle Chesco GOP 


WESA: Allegheny County Republicans To Try Again On Leadership Vote 
WESA: Bill Proposes To Overhaul Probation In Pennsylvania
KDKA: ‘This Is A Story Of Retaliation:’ Chelsa Wagner, Husband Due Back In Detroit Court
City Paper: Tax the Rich Bus Tour comes to Schenley Plaza on Tuesday 
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pitt to start opioid use study in Appalachia
Tribune Review: DA candidate Lisa Middleman to meet with Penn Hills voters 
Tribune Review: Penn Hills man postpones White House protest in lieu of federal meeting about school district 
Tribune Review: Work on Flight 93 Tower of Voices chimes continues 10 months after dedication
Post-Gazette: Pa. transportation assistance program must be studied before changes are made
Post-Gazette: Q&A: Mayor Bill Peduto on Phil Kessel, Josh Bell and more in Pittsburgh sports


Beaver County Times: Court ruling could mean millions in back wages for Bruce Mansfield plant workers 
Pittsburgh Business Times: Court rules in favor of Beaver County power plant workers in FirstEnergy dispute
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘It’s a kick in the stomach’: Northern Cambria priest’s friends see ‘lack of due process’ for abuse allegations


The Times Leader: Company extorted by ex-Scranton mayor faces competition for Luzerne County tax claims 
Times-Tribune: Dunmore mayor calls for ordinance to address illegal ATV use
Citizens Voice: County council members balk at borrowing for new voting machines


South Central  
Patriot News: Despite impasse over state funding, Pennsylvania counties are plunging forward on voting machine upgrades
Patriot News: Charges dismissed for pipeline protesters
LNP | LancasterOnline: 7 pipeline protesters avoid trial; prosecutor drops trespassing charges in exchange for community service
LNP | LancasterOnline: Watch: Lancaster Against Pipelines holds press conference after trespassing charges dropped
LNP | LancasterOnline: Pa. cities can’t stay afloat without raising taxes. Two state Senate committees are coming to Lancaster to talk about it. 


Lehigh Valley    
Express Times: Local leaders say affordable health care is a right, ‘not a privilege for the fortunate few’
Reading Eagle: Berks County makes room for new voting machines
Reading Eagle: Reading’s final Act 47 exit plan submitted; council to vote on it July 22
Reading Eagle: Vietnam veterans hoping a new law will finally allow them to get compensated for Agent Orange exposure


North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Community college, health care top Erie march concerns
Centre Daily Times: Politicians visit and discuss Bellefonte Opportunity Zone


LNP Editorial Board: “Games of skill” machines should be treated as gambling machines 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Pox on the system
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Friendlier IRS: New law requires focus on customer service
Madeleine Dean: Abortion rights are under attack nationwide. We have to push back on every front 
John L. Micek: No, Joe Torsella isn’t running for governor – yet. But he’s keeping busy | Monday Morning Coffee
Marjorie Margolies: ‘Diplomacy is really important and Trump sucks at it’
Jacquelyn Bonomo: Natural gas in Pa. is not environmentally sustainable 
Breana Hashman: Even after Philadelphia refinery closes, the environmental damage won’t disappear 
Joseph N. DiStefano: Union leaders asked rebooted DuPont to change more than its slogan
Carmina Hachenburg: Megan Rapinoe: Reactions from cartoonists to U.S. World Cup victory 
Kevin F. D’Mello: What Philadelphia Is Losing When It Loses Hahnemann Hospital
Diana Nelson Jones: Walkabout: Cartoonists sought to portray stories of people who are homeless

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “July 9th Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Nobody should go to Gillibrand rally to send her the message that she too needs to drop out.

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