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May 31st Playbook

Another Pennsylvania Democrat made public their support for impeachment proceedings for President Trump. Here is the Playbook.

Support For Impeachment Grows Among PA Dems: At the beginning of the month, only one member of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation supported impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump, but momentum in the Democratic Party is favoring the progressive wing.

Politically Uncorrected: Should we or shouldn’t we?: 65% oppose impeaching President Donald Trump.

Harrisburg & DC  
WITF: Pa. job report shows regional range in unemployment
StateImpactPA: Wolf rejects Senate’s infrastructure proposal funded by forest drilling
Beaver County Times: Auditor general urges game commission to tighten financial oversight
Morning Call: Talk of impeachment irresponsible without testimony from Barr, Mueller, says U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Schuylkill County Republican floats censure of Brian Sims for harassing anti-abortion protesters  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Rep. Boyle: ‘It’s time to start impeachment hearings’ after Mueller’s statement on Russia probe  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: At town hall, U.S. Rep. Dean says ‘enough is enough,’ calls for Congress to open impeachment inquiry  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: State legislators want a guaranteed opportunity to defend laws against court challenges   
Inquirer: Meet the most influential man in Pennsylvania you’ve never heard of
Inquirer: Three transgender women challenge portion of Pennsylvania’s name change law
Inquirer: Report: College enrollment down nationwide; Pa. decline larger than the average
PLSReporter: Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances
PLSReporter: Senate Republicans prepare ‘no-tax’ response to Wolf’s infrastructure plan
PLSReporter: Freshman Focus: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell
KDKA: New Legislation Could Eliminate, Reduce Pa. Vehicle Emissions Testing
Patriot News: Tired of paying for auto emissions tests? Some lawmakers want to end annual testing  

Philly Clout: If you thought Mayor Jim Kenney was disengaged in the primary …
WHYY Newsworks: Why a West Philly political dynasty is ending
WHYY Newsworks: Two of the ‘MOVE 9’ speak days after serving four decades in prison
Inquirer: Philly adopts $3.4B budget, says no — again — to a new charter
Inquirer: California just got closer to passing a law protecting gig workers — and Philly is watching
Inquirer: Meet the most influential man in Pennsylvania you’ve never heard of
Billy Penn: How long will it take Philly to go from ‘councilman’ to ‘councilmember’?
Philadelphia Magazine: 140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse
PlanPhilly: How a Philly neighborhood negotiated with a developer and won

Morning Call: Talk of impeachment irresponsible without testimony from Barr, Mueller, says U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
WHYY Newsworks: Delco Dems push ethics plan that GOP calls a stunt
Bucks County Courier Times: Panel: Greater investments needed in early childhood education
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County plans appeal of potential $68 million verdict
Daily Local News: Chester County earns air quality award
Daily Local News: Public hearing focuses on pipeline safety

WESA: Rep. Conor Lamb On Impeachment, Climate Change And Abortion
WESA: In High-Profile Case, Local Man Takes Key Step Toward Release From Prison
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools leaders call for better school funding, oppose charter school legislation
Post-Gazette: Controller: County on generally strong fiscal and economic footing, but challenges remain
Post-Gazette: County Council sets process for replacing Martoni
Post-Gazette: PG staffers win 14 Golden Quills plus best-of-show award
Tribune Review: Help sought from Attorney General regarding wastewater pollution into Monongahela River
Tribune Review: Conor Lamb to hold town hall meeting in Penn Hills
City Paper: Port Authority says it will implement mobile fare payments by next year
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: Over Past 2 Years, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Did Not File Financial Disclosures

Altoona Mirror: Joyce: County ‘ground zero’
Tribune Review: Commissioners approve $85K settlement for Sheriff Held lawsuit
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Wolf rebuffs suggestion that Pa. send National Guard to Mexican border

The Times Leader: Luzerne County needs outside assistance to overcome cyber attack
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre ends first quarter with positive balance of $7.7 million
Citizens Voice: Officials relish ‘smoothest’ election in recent memory

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Smucker: Someone dropped U.S. Rep. Justin Amash on his head
Carlisle Sentinel: Casey to host town hall at Dickinson College in Carlisle
Carlisle Sentinel: Write-in primary winners in Cumberland County likely to be on November election ballot
York Dispatch: York City Council wants answers about Nace’s appointment  
York Daily Record: Shane Becker wins Democratic primary via write-in for York County sheriff
Patriot News: Harrisburg school board approves preliminary budget with 3.4 percent tax increase, but some members have reservations
Patriot News: Harrisburg leaders want more answers before hiring engineer to conduct impact study on I-83 expansion

Lehigh Valley    
Reading Eagle: German official tells Berks County crowd that his country owes America so much
Morning Call: What is the future of South Whitehall Township? That’s for you to decide

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie County adds 55 votes to primary tally
Erie Times-News: Erie City Hall speakers back new LERTA, with conditions
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commissioners approve $1M for voting machines   
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Marcellus Shale Coalition says that impact fee has significant benefits

LNP Editorial Board: Supreme Court decision means Elanco school board needs to face reality, accommodate transgender students
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Ready to eat: FDA’s proposed labels would educate consumers
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Burned out: Overworked doctors need some help — and fast
Inquirer Editorial Board: Charter school reform bills don’t make the grade
Inquirer Editorial Board: Treating overdose deaths like murder will only deter 911 calls for help
Christine Flowers: Boyertown transgender bathroom case nothing like school desegregation
Matthew D. Weintraub: Bucks County DA: Opioid statistics don’t tell full story of progress
John L. Micek: Local cops still want radar to catch speeders. There’s no shortage of bills to do that | Thursday Morning Coffee
Dom Giordano: Progressives are dismissive of parents who want their children in charter schools
Dr. William Hite and Joyce Wilkerson: Philly school officials: Pa. urgently need charter school reform
Nina Ahmad: On row offices, Philadelphia voters got it right
Dan Simpson: Please, let’s not start another war
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Robert Mueller files his report
Sharif El-Mekki: Black teachers matter. How do we get more in the classroom?
Will Bunch: Does ‘Never Again!’ mean anything if we do nothing about China’s concentration camps?

  • 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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