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March 5th Playbook

Emily’s List releases their first ‘On Notice’ list for 2020 that includes three PA Congressmen, while Raja’s new ad defends his business background. Here is the Playbook.

Emily’s List: Fitzpatrick, Kelly, and Perry Land on Initial 2020 On Notice List: Fitzpatrick is the only one of the three to represent a district that went to Sec. Hillary Clinton in 2016.

SD37: Raja Defends Business Background: The Republican’s latest ad counters attacks on his business background.

SD41: Pittman Announces Intentions for GOP Nomination: White’s Chief of Staff said he is running to continue the legacy of putting constituents first, like his former boss.

Harrisburg & DC  
Patriot News: Ripple effects of raising Pa.’s minimum teacher salary concern House GOP lawmakers
WESA: Lawmakers Keep Questioning Wolf’s ‘Intricate Web’ Of Environmental Funding
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: These are the most — and least — prosperous places to live in Pennsylvania | The Numbers Racket
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Fate of former Corbett official’s charter school lies with ex-colleagues
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Education group wants Wolf to prevent Corbett-appointed charter school board from making rulings
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Falling Back: Rep. Russ Diamond wants to end Daylight Saving Time in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Opioid use is ‘waning’ in Pa. hotspots as other drugs rise in popularity, Drug and Alcohol secretary says
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Supreme Court case could give guidance on ‘Fair Share Act’: report
Philly Voice: Narberth-native John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor, announces presidential bid
Morning Call: Pat Toomey says White House can find $5.7 billion in border money without a national emergency   
AP: Cocaine, meth on rise in Pennsylvania’s early warning areas
StateImpactPA: DEP issues $1.5M fine for problems at Greene County pipeline construction site  
StateImpactPA: Report: Coal Ash contamination widespread in U.S., PA
PLSReporter: Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use     
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Wendy Ullman

Philadelphia Magazine: Jared Solomon on Calling for Bobby Henon’s Resignation: “I Stepped Up”
KYW Newsradio: Philly voters will likely face 4 ballot questions in May
PLSReporter: Minimum wage increase referendum question clears committee
Plan Philly: EcoWURD wants to connect black Philadelphians to green economy
Inquirer: Philly could establish new protections for domestic workers like nannies and house cleaners  
Inquirer: Judge denies Krasner office’s request to vacate death penalty in 1984 double murder
Inquirer: Entrepreneurial activity is up nationally but not in Philly. The good news: There are many resources to start a company here.
Delco Daily Times: Pa. House Dem panel hears ways to improve harassment policies
Delco Daily Times: Radnor BOC approves Ready for 100
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Shusterman to hold public forum on ‘common sense’ gun reform
Pottstown Mercury: Chester County Prothonotary Holliday seeks reelection
The Incline: Pittsburgh just set guidelines for self-driving vehicle testing here
WESA: County Council To Consider Conversion Therapy Ban
PLSReporter: Peduto issues executive order outlining self-driving car guidelines
KDKA: Bishop Zubik Releases ‘The Church Healing,’ Response Letter To Church Sex Abuse Scandal  
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: School Board Member Sala Udin Sounds Alarm Over Literacy Rates In African American Schools
Post-Gazette: Peduto reports on trip: Israelis “extremely proud of the people of Pittsburgh”   
Post-Gazette: Report: More Allegheny County schools serving breakfast to more students
Tribune Review: Chief of staff to seek GOP nomination for former state Sen. Don White’s seat   
Tribune Review: Fetterman’s marijuana tour stop in Greensburg draws large, divided crowd

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Federal prosecutor is Trump’s pick for Johnstown’s district court seat  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Retired fireman seeks ballot for Johnstown City Council
Altoona Mirror: Candidates to speak at meeting
Observer-Reporter: Monessen council approves fines for unexcused absences at meetings  
Observer-Reporter: DEP levies $1.5 million fine for pipeline issues in Greene County
Beaver County Times: Grades on environmental, business scorecards differ for Congressional Democrats, Republicans

Times-Tribune: Scavo says tax relief must arrive gradually
Times-Tribune: Kosierowski pushes health care expansion
Times-Tribune: As Scranton School Board announces financial committee members, public demands openness  

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: The first Pennsylvania hemp processor to open in Red Lion
York Dispatch: Study: York County’s GOP lawmakers up to snuff; Casey exceeds expectations
Patriot News: Ripple effects of raising Pa.’s minimum teacher salary concern House GOP lawmakers
Patriot News: Neighbors view planned casino as a risky bet   
Patriot News: “Jericho” marches protesting lack of local involvement in Harrisburg federal courthouse project continue

Lehigh Valley   
Reading Eagle: Residents vocally oppose proposed Penn National casino in Caernarvon Township
Morning Call: Pat Toomey says White House can find $5.7 billion in border money without a national emergency
Morning Call: Conventional wisdom is that youth don’t vote. But in November, 3 times more voted than in 2014
Morning Call: Pennsylvania-born John Hickenlooper enters field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Centre County’s hotel tax is going up. Here’s where the extra revenue will go
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Montoursville Borough acts on weed maintenance
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Committee considers how to market benefits of Williamsport

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Next steps with Kim: U.S. and North Korea have to keep talking
Inquirer Editorial Board: Stop oil and gas drillers’ cruelty to sea creatures
John Baer: Johnny Doc, PennDot and a case of bad optics
John L. Micek: Say it with us: Weather isn’t climate | Monday Morning Coffee
Marsha Levick: Pa. lawmakers should use handling of ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal as a model for Glen Mills
Sigal Ben-Porath: An executive order will muzzle, not promote, free speech
Christina Wilson Remlin: Glen Mills case proves Pennsylvania needs to do more to protect vulnerable kids
Yana Rodgers: Abortions rise worldwide when the U.S. cuts family planning funding
Paul Offit: Facebook, Twitter are blocking dangerous antivaccine posts. It’s about time
Annie Johnson: Philly needs a bill of rights for domestic workers

One Response

  1. Raja is having the exact same problems that Scott Wagner had in that all the investigations into Pres Trump make it tougher for other candidates with a business. And then someone criticizes a past practice or action of a candidate and it seems you are always explaining yourself. Trump clearly is not making it easier for people who have businesses to run these days.

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