May 29th Playbook

The special election date is set for August 20 to fill the state House seat vacated by Congressman Fred Keller. Here is the Playbook.

HD85: Special Election Set for August 20: The seat was vacated by Fred Keller, who won his bid for Congress last week.

Carney: The Words They Utter: The former PA Congressman talks about what Memorial Day means to the country and what is expected from our leaders.

Raja To Step Down As Allegheny County GOP Chair: The Allegheny County GOP chair said he never intended on seeking another term and wanted to resign to give the party enough time to choose a successor.

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Special election set for August to fill state House vacancy
AP: Highmark-UPMC dispute sent back to lower court
AP: Supreme Court rejects appeal over transgender bathrooms
AP: GOP counters Wolf’s capital plan with drilling, not taxes
AP: Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay
WITF and PA Post: Here’s who makes money from the voting machine requirement for Pa. counties
WESA: Pennsylvania Farmers: Trump Bailout Won’t Cover Losses
Post-Gazette: Three Mile Island’s closure haunts Pennsylvania’s nuclear debate
Post-Gazette: Good moral character? In Pa., drunken driving and other crimes don’t mean you can’t teach  
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania gets poor marks for rural road, bridge conditions
Post-Gazette: Online sports betting gets its first test in Pennsylvania   
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Rep. Fred Keller won a seat in Congress. Voters will pick his replacement on Aug. 20
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t wade into fight over Pa. school’s bathroom policy for trans students
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Rep. Scanlon: House Republicans have blocked ‘much needed’ disaster relief package
WHYY Newsworks: Why Alabama’s abortion ban is reminiscent of Pennsylvania challenge to Roe v. Wade
WHYY Newsworks: Progressive, moderate wings of Democratic Party at odds over ‘Medicare for All’
Inquirer: Supreme Court rejects appeal over Boyertown schools’ transgender bathroom policy
Inquirer: U.S. Secretary of Commerce lauds three Pa. firms as big exporters
PLSReporter: Republicans looking to work with Democrats on Zero Waste PA package
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Christina Sappey
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania starting to make moves on plastic bag bans

Philadelphia Magazine: If You Have a Brilliant Idea to Combat Gerrymandering, Please Go to This Meeting  
Inquirer: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pushes ban on bay windows, seen as a symbol of gentrification, in his South Philly district  
Inquirer: Philly top cop: Gun slayings this year at ‘alarming’ level
Inquirer: Does Philly need more schools? Should some close or expand? The district is about to find out.
Inquirer: What are those brown boxes on light poles across the Philly region? Government surveillance? Alien invasion?
WHYY Newsworks: New $65M legal center hopes to be game changer for Philly’s poor
PLSReporter: Major upsets shake City Council in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia police to increase amount of officers on streets this summer

Bucks County Courier Times: Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority
Daily Local News: U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal of Boyertown transgender policy
Daily Local News: Houlahan announces support for opioid legislation
Daily Local News: Rep. Shusterman to host telephone town hall on June 6
KYW Newsradio: Montco officials address feedback on new voting machines
Montgomery Media: Jenkintown Borough Council OKs resolution supporting environmentally friendly legislation

City Paper: Hundreds gather with striking UPMC workers calling for union rights at annual UPMC board meeting
Post-Gazette: City Council approves safer streets PennDOT grant, equity measures
Post-Gazette: Retiring director oversaw care of Allegheny County buildings, parks
Tribune Review: North Apollo firefighters plan more fundraisers to make up for loss of fire tax
KDKA: UPMC Workers Hit The Picket Lines For 1-Day Strike
PLSReporter: Major upsets shake City Council in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Altoona Mirror: Erb wins second GOP nod for commissioner
Tribune Review: Activist group to discuss Green New Deal in Delmont
Observer-Reporter: Casey pushes for affordable childcare
AP: City Hall for sale? Scranton might sell municipal building
The Times Leader: McDermott, Schnee and Salavantis win write-in nominations in Luzerne County races
Times-Tribune: How low can it go? Unemployment drops for another month
Times-Tribune: Scranton gauges interest from outside in taking over City Hall
Times-Tribune: Committee advises Lackawanna County on disability issues
South Central  
AP: Special election set for August to fill state House vacancy
LNP | LancasterOnline: Second jobs, gifts and free trips: What Lancaster County lawmakers disclosed in new ethics filings
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County jobless rate stays at 3.0%, an 18-year low
York Dispatch: Legislature mulls panel aimed at curbing charter school costs
York Dispatch: Phillips-Hill to host telephone town hall event this week
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Opting out of robocalls
Patriot News: Harrisburg school board to vote on tax increase at special meeting scheduled Wednesday  

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: U.S. Rep. Susan Wild postpones town hall due to severe weather forecast
Morning Call: Allentown LGBTQ center joins lawsuit against Trump administration over ‘conscience’ rule
Reading Eagle: Pa. attorney general, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan discuss the opioid epidemic at Reading Hospital roundtable
North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Rep. Mike Kelly tours expanded Erie City Mission
Erie Times-News: LERTA hearing set for Thursday at Erie City Hall

Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Betwixt and between: Farmers deserve support during trade war
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A better, safer internet: It can be achieved by smart policy, not Zuckerberg
Inquirer Editorial Board: Mayor Jim Kenney won the Philadelphia primary; so did the soda tax
John Baer: Pa. Legislature puts on its annual `kick me’ sign
John L. Micek: The best and worst states for military retirees – and where Pa. stacks up | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Michael Anestis and Kyleanne Hunter: We need to talk about guns and suicide
Will Bunch: Why the lies my teacher told me about race in America after the Civil War matter in 2019
Kevin Riordan: Fifty years after Stonewall, what’s next for LGBTQ+ equality?
Joe Amon and Jennifer Taylor: Health workers are under attack around the world. Here’s how bad it’s getting.
Stu Bykofsky: Missing: Mom clings to videos of daughter she hasn’t seen since March
Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli: How compassion from doctors helps patients heal

  • Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade?

    • No. (50%)
    • Yes. (47%)
    • Not Sure (3%)

    Total Voters: 109

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