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May 24th Playbook

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to head to Delaware County Community College today to talk about college affordability with Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon and Madeleine Dean. Here is the Playbook.

Pelosi To Join Dean, Scanlon in Affordable College, Career Panel As Trump Impeachment Calls Grow: The Speaker of the House is set to talk in Delaware County as the calls for impeachment proceedings grow in Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation.

Harrisburg & DC  
KYW Newsradio: Wolf to KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvanians would ‘like to see movement’ on marijuana
KYW Newsradio: Supporters of livable wage hold day of action across Pa.
Inquirer: On impeachment, Pa. Dem split reflects wider party divide
Inquirer: From rags to riches: a Capitol pup makes her debut
Inquirer: How climate change became a Democratic litmus test in the 2020 campaign
Post-Gazette: Pa. Congressmen urge Gov. Wolf to send help to U.S. border
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania regulators approve piece of proposed $26B T-Mobile-Sprint deal
WESA: Here’s What Western PA Lawmakers Are Saying About Impeachment Proceedings
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Given the chance to make a choice, voters turned out in Butler County’s special House election
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Ex-offenders in Pa. can be denied professional licenses because of old convictions. Bipartisan lawmakers want to change that
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Census 2020: Why some Pa. lawmakers say the state’s inmates should be counted at home, rather than in prison
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf says early stats point to drop in 2018 overdose deaths
Patriot News: GOP congressmen ask Gov. Wolf to help Trump Administration on Mexican border
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf, Bhutanese community mourn local leader
PLSReporter: As Wolf supports full DRBC fracking ban, Republican lawmakers gear up to pass a rebuke of the agency
Inquirer: Trump merchandise seller charged with assault, robbery at president’s Pa. rally
KDKA: ‘1-4-3 Day’: In Honor Of Mr. Rogers, Gov. Wolf Promotes Acts Of Kindness On May 23

Philly Clout: In the hot seat, politicians dodge questions about future races and Johnny Doc’s fate
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney says ‘no’ to debate with Republican challenger  
Inquirer: More Philadelphians voted Tuesday than in the 2017 elections or the 2018 primary
Inquirer: Jannie Blackwell blames election loss on developers, dark money: ‘It was about them taking control of my district’
Inquirer: Philadelphia Inquirer offers buyouts to employees citing declining revenues  
Inquirer: Under Krasner, these inmates have received or may get the DA’s nod to be removed from death row  
Inquirer: DA Larry Krasner gives up fight in more death-row appeals, stirring concern from courts, families
Inquirer: Sarah Glover, outgoing president of National Association of Black Journalists, honored at City Hall
Inquirer: Seven first-time candidates on what they learned from running in the 2019 Philly primary
Billy Penn: ‘Local elections matter’: Voter turnout wows Philly in 2019 primary
Billy Penn: Journalism job cuts: Philly Inquirer plans buyouts to reduce newsroom staff
PLSReporter: City Council passes lead testing requirements
KYW Newsradio: Supporters of livable wage hold day of action across Pa.
KYW Newsradio: Philly voters approve civilian public safety officers; police union wants to fight it

Delco Daily Times: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi coming to DCCC for a visit
Montgomery Media: Groups rally at Montco Courthouse for minimum wage increase
Pottstown Mercury: Incumbent Montco commissioners fend off primary challengers
Daily Local News: Voters make choices in municipal elections

City Paper: Pittsburgh Democratic House Reps. weigh in on Trump impeachment talks … sort of
City Paper: Anti-union firm paid $240K by Pitt during faculty and grad student unionization efforts
WESA: Here’s What Western PA Lawmakers Are Saying About Impeachment Proceedings
WESA: Borderless Crimes Require Borderless Solutions, U.S. Attorney Scott Brady Says  
Post-Gazette: Council passes data-sharing agreement with amendment ensuring oversight
Post-Gazette: Peters school board member who lost election after racist Facebook post undecided about political future
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools to conduct legal review of policies related to procurement, ethics rules
Post-Gazette: Parkland survivor David Hogg tells young Pittsburgh activists: Unite the fight against gun violence
KDKA: ‘1-4-3 Day’: In Honor Of Mr. Rogers, Gov. Wolf Promotes Acts Of Kindness On May 23
Tribune Review: Turzai hosting free ‘REAL ID’ primer at Northland Library
Tribune Review: Newcomer bumps incumbent from Sharpsburg council in primary

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Controller: Cambria County’s pension plan is ‘safe, secure’
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Incumbent Bedford County commissioners overcome challengers in GOP primary
Observer-Reporter: State deputy secretary of education visits Trinity
Altoona Mirror: Absentee ballots to end close race
Tribune Review: Slightly more Dems voted in Westmoreland primary election than Republicans
Beaver County Times: Rally against abortion restrictions planned
Beaver County Times: Ambridge absentee ballot voided

The Times Leader: Wards rewarded Brown with overwelming victory in WB Mayoral primary
Times-Tribune: Election rattles status quo in Lackawanna County, Scranton
Citizens Voice: Analysis: Margin of victory in W-B Democratic mayoral primary surprises many

South Central  
York Dispatch: York City residents blast Nace’s post in Helfrich administration  
York Dispatch: Court sides with York County over Dispatch in open record dispute
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf, Bhutanese community mourn local leader
Patriot News: Harrisburg schools employee complains of Facebook ‘harassment’ by school board member
Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: State awards $500,000 grant to Lehigh Valley law enforcement intelligence initiative
Morning Call: Nearly $1.9 million in grants awarded for Lehigh Valley projects
Reading Eagle: MediaNews Group bids $5 million for Reading Eagle Company assets, but leaves WEEU broadcast license on the table

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Party-endorsed judicial candidates win spots on fall ballot
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Incumbents lose, give up seats

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Amend the Espionage Act: Public interest defenses must be allowed
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Hackers no more: Pittsburgh feds led multinational cyber probe
Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan: Pa. Senate gun bill simply supports existing laws
John L. Micek: Poll: Pa. residents overwhelmingly support path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS recipients | Thursday Morning Coffee
Stu Bykofsky: Philly’s progressive wave has crested — but what does that mean?
Christine Flowers: Pro-life and pro-death penalty: It’s all about protecting the innocent
Leigh Patel: The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a problematic test
Will Bunch: Jay Inslee has a plan for saving Earth. So why is he at 0.8 percent in the polls?
Tony Norman: How Dr. Ben Carson’s (Oreo) cookie crumbled
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Smile! You just won a big election!
Thomas Farley: Health commissioner sees new hope in Philadelphia’s overdose crisis
Maria Panaritis: Giant, Wegmans, and Acme have changed how we buy wine and beer in towns across Pa.
Jenice Armstrong: What did you do when you were 13? On Tuesday, he led a Philly gun-violence protest
Sunita Pur: ‘Fighting’ disease is the wrong metaphor
Heidi Boghosian: Cybersecurity crimes deserve a different kind of court
Paul Muschick: Lehigh Tunnel inspection sheds light on safety and risk of falling tiles

  • 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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