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May 14th Playbook

Trump announces a rally next week in Montoursville, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks with teachers in Philadelphia. Here is the Playbook.

Trump To Rally in Montoursville Before PA12 Special Election: The President’s visit comes one day before the special election to replace former Rep. Tom Marino.

Bloomberg Drops $1 million to Pro-Kenney PAC: The former New York City Mayor supports Kenney’s sugary beverage tax.

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Trump heads to northern Pennsylvania for pre-election rally
Patriot News: 12th District candidates agree jobs, health care are issues but differ on how to address them
Patriot News: Effort to reform charter school law on the move in the Pa. House
Patriot News: Pa. House approves novel education benefit for families of National Guard members
Patriot News: Trump to rally in Lycoming County Monday
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumps in Northeast Philly, presents education plan  
Post-Gazette: In Pa. Legislature, the fight over who should control guns reignites
Post-Gazette: Trump planning to visit northeast Pa. next week
Post-Gazette: Three top officials leave Pa. human services agency
Inquirer: Pa. hit a record low in unemployment. Will that help Trump win again in 2020?
Inquirer: How do taxpayers benefit, when Pa. helps send the Philadelphia Orchestra to China, amid a trade war?
Inquirer: Trump announces Pennsylvania rally May 20
Inquirer: Here’s what Philly teachers asked Elizabeth Warren on her first 2020 campaign stop in Pa.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: President Donald Trump will rally in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on May 20
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘Well intentioned but impossible:’ Why critics say Marsy’s Law will undermine the rights of the accused
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: This is what opioid abuse in Pennsylvania looks like | The Numbers Racket
WESA: Merit Selection Supporters Trying To Woo Votes From Competing Amendment
Morning Call: President Donald Trump headed back to Pennsylvania next week
PLSReporter: Advocates, legislators call on the General Assembly for fair funding for urban schools
PLSReporter: Senate Republicans discuss stricter DUI laws
PLSReporter: Charter school package clears House committee but are likely to see significant alterations
KYW Newsradio: DUI victims’ families make recommendations to Pa. lawmakers

Inquirer: Mayor Jim Kenney spars with two Democratic challengers in primary’s lone televised debate
Inquirer: Here’s what Philly teachers asked Elizabeth Warren on her first 2020 campaign stop in Pa.
Inquirer: Sheriff Jewell Williams faces three primary challengers amid harassment scandal
Inquirer: Philly-area factories are feeling the heat from China tariffs, and they can’t find enough workers
Billy Penn: 2019 Philly mayoral debate: 5 takeaways from the political catfight
Philadelphia Magazine: What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumps in Northeast Philly, presents education plan  
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney’s ambitious Rebuild project offers Philly chance to increase minority participation in city’s future   
WHYY Newsworks: Regional Roundup – 05/13/19  
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia uses threat of property takeover to collect overdue taxes

Delco Daily Times: ‘Deana’s Law:’ Fatal crash that took life of Brookhaven woman sparks DUI discussion
Daily Local News: Houlahan introduces bill to increase health care access for veterans’ newborns
Inquirer: PFAS water-contamination bills will get a hearing in Congress. Read up on what’s proposed.

Post-Gazette: In Pa. Legislature, the fight over who should control guns reignites
Post-Gazette: Four candidates vie for one Allegheny County Common Pleas Court vacancy
Post-Gazette: Attorney general facing long odds in UPMC challenge
Tribune Review: Labor Relations Board to hear objections in Pitt graduate workers union election
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh will waive fines, pay towing cost for cars towed before marathon
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: Pittsburgh School Board Solicitor To Conduct In-Depth Investigation Into Unauthorized Cuba Trip
StateImpactPA: U.S. Steel hit with another six-figure fine over excessive emissions
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh City Controller audits city’s purchases
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto unveils Office of Equity
PLSReporter: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman comes to Pittsburgh for marijuana listening tour

Beaver County Times: Citing motorcycle safety, state Sen. Bartolotta promises bill to ban grass clippings on roads
Observer-Reporter: Legislator introduces bill to oust no-show municipal officials
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Six candidates vie for 2 seats on Johnstown City Council
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County Democratic judicial candidates outspend Republican opponents
Tribune Review: Ventre, Kertes lead campaign spending in GOP race for Westmoreland commissioner

Times-Tribune: Reassessment a top issue in Lackawanna County commissioners races
Times-Tribune: Scranton homeowners have largest tax burden in Lackawanna County this year
The Times Leader: Keller to join Trump for primary eve rally in Montoursville

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Elanco school board may change controversial privacy policy tonight before going into effect Tuesday
LNP | LancasterOnline: LNP to host online City Council candidate forum Tuesday evening
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough Council considers its role in slavery project discussion
Carlisle Sentinel: Mount Holly Springs mayor resigns; replacement sought    
York Dispatch: Former recorder of deeds silent as successor cleans up $2.1M escrow fund
Patriot News: Teacher salaries remain an unknown figure in Harrisburg School District’s 2019-20 budget
Patriot News: County commissioner candidate explains absence from campaign trail
Patriot News: Hershey and Harrisburg mosques among Muslim centers receiving threats, hate messages

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley 2019 primary election: A procrastinator’s voter guide
Morning Call: Who’s running in the crowded race for Bethlehem City Council?
Morning Call: Developer will submit new plans for controversial West Easton drug treatment center
Reading Eagle: Bottle recycler to open $80 million facility in Muhlenberg Township, bringing more than 100 jobs
Express Times: Should government boards only meet when working folks can attend?

North by Northwest
Patriot News: 12th District candidates agree jobs, health care are issues but differ on how to address them
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Candidates asked if government is too large
Erie Times-News: Voters’ guide to the 2019 municipal primary in Erie County
Centre Daily Times: Where do candidates for Pa.’s 12th Congressional District stand on key issues?

LNP Editorial Board: We must keep battling and urging lawmakers to save our fragile Earth
Inquirer Editorial Board: Next week’s ballot questions: four easy ‘yes’ votes | Endorsement
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A tool of oppression: Apple, Google should take action against Saudi app  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Just deserts: Restaurants are right to ding no-show diners
Chrissy Houlahan, Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon: Title X gag rule hurts families in Pa. and beyond
Bernie Sanders: America’s criminal justice revolution can start with Philadelphia’s primary
John Baer: For Pennsylvania’s badly behaving legislators, the punishment was weak
Andy Hoover: Here’s where Pa. falls short on protecting our due process rights
Karen C. Buck, Pamela Walz and Sam Brooks: Pa. needs to reform guardianship system
Robert E. Scott: Trump’s China tariff confusion: It won’t solve chronic trade deficits
John L. Micek: New Census data proves it: If you make it easier for people to vote, they’ll vote | Monday Morning Coffee
Chris Kelly: Ghost in the machine
Elliot Weinbaum: Are teachers prepared enough for the reality of Philly classrooms?
Manuel N. Stamatakis: Jones Act vital to keeping America safe

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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