October 22nd Playbook

Vice President Mike Pence touted the Trump administration’s trade policies in Luzerne County, while taking jabs at former Vice President Joe Biden’s economic message. Here is the Playbook. 

SD48: Arnold, Schroeder Nominated in Special Election: The special election to replace state Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) will take place on January 14.

Buttigieg Calls For Generational Change, Unity in Philly Rally: During Buttigieg’s first public campaign appearance in Pennsylvania, the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful provided his vision in hopes to unify the nation in front of 1,000 people outside of the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Harrisburg & DC   
Politico: Pence and Biden swap swats on trade in Pennsylvania
Politico: Carney heads to Nossaman
AP: Pence spars with Biden over administration’s trade record
AP: Voting reform package emerges in Pennsylvania Capitol
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers introduce bill to ban abortion after fetal heartbeat is detected
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Your guide to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 5 general election
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Democrats choose history professor for special election in 48th Senate District
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: After accidentally taking away school police officers’ arresting power, Pa. House committee advances bill to restore them
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, lawmakers remember 123 Pennsylvanians killed in 2018
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Hunting in Pennsylvania on (some) Sundays moves closer to reality, as state House committee gives the OK
Patriot News: Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract
Patriot News: Trump, other election 2020 heavy hitters converge in Pa. this week, showcasing state’s pivotal role
Morning Call: Trump, Biden bookend pivotal Pennsylvania, talking jobs
WITF: Recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania – what happens next?
Inquirer: Shapiro and state AGs announce proposed $48 billion nationwide opioid settlement
PLSReporter: Candidates set for January special election to replace Folmer
PLSReporter: Should lobbyists report every dollar spent on state lawmakers? One prominent lobbying firm thinks so
PLSReporter: House committee moves bill to lift 300-plus year-old Sunday hunting ban to floor
PLSReporter: HDPC discusses bolstering sexual education
StateImpactPA: In court, seven people who live near Mariner East pipelines will urge a regulator to stop the project for good. It might be their last chance
WHYY Newsworks: Safety net program for Pa. women and children is switching out paper for plastic
Fox News: Philadelphia’s ‘sanctuary city’ DA Krasner among people floated by liberal group for Supreme Court
WESA: Black Americans Don’t Always Respond To The Census. Pennsylvania’s NAACP Is Trying To Correct That 

Philadelphia 
Philadelphia Magazine: Meet the Candidates Trying to Shake Up the City Council At-Large Race
Billy Penn: Autopay, paperless, echecks: Philly finally updated its confusing and expensive water bill system
KYW Newsradio: 2 Philly men arrested at Starbucks turn bad experience into opportunity for students 
KYW Newsradio: After violent weekend, Philly adding new strategies to crime prevention effort
KYW Newsradio: Heroic actions in playground shooting get surprise recognition in city council 
Inquirer: Residents, Philly officials lament weekend violence after 2 children are shot in 24 hours  
Inquirer: Philly’s weekend shootings show a tragic reality: The littlest victims suffer most 
Inquirer: Campaign pictures: Pete Buttigieg in Philadelphia

SEPA
Daily Local News: Trump a Chesco tipping point in November election?
Daily Local News: Killion honored for work as an advocate for crime victims 
Daily Local News: Killion honored for work as an advocate for crime victims 
Delco Daily Times: Eight vying for Common Pleas Court judgeships
Inquirer: Former Northampton Township supervisor and his girlfriend admit to secretly drugging and taking explicit photos of unconscious woman
Bucks County Courier Times: Ex-Northampton supervisor, girlfriend plead guilty in intimate photo case
Bucks County Courier Times: Warren to host health, safety fair in Morrisville 
Bucks County Courier Times: Bill could lower drug prices to help expand Medicare subsidies
Montgomery Media: Pa. Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera joins students for lunch

Pittsburgh  
KDKA: President Donald Trump’s Remarks At Marcellus Shale Coalition Open To Public
KDKA: Local Groups Urge No Vote On Constitutional Amendment, Saying It Could Hurt Rights Of The Accused 
KDKA: City Of Pittsburgh Announces Road Closures For President Trump’s Visit On Wednesday 
KDKA: 12 Pittsburgh School To Close For President Donald Trump’s Visit 
KDKA: Doctor Jim Withers Given Key To City By Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto 
KDKA: WPIAL Holds Meeting To Address Alleged Racial Slur Incident
Post-Gazette: Downtown roads, 12 schools to close during Trump’s visit; president’s speech open to public 
Post-Gazette: The pull of extremism: White nationalism is growing and dividing
Post-Gazette: BPEP leader calls for ‘game plan’ to fix Pittsburgh’s racial inequities
WESA: Public Safety Officials Advise Commuters To Avoid Downtown During President Trump’s Visit
Tribune Review: Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh focuses on natural gas market, not just Trump’s visit 
Tribune Review: President Trump visit spurs road, school closures in Downtown Pittsburgh 
City Paper: What to expect from President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday
Pittsburgh Business Times: Trump visit’s cost: ‘It’ll be expensive’

SWPA 
Beaver County Times: Camp: ‘We’ve made a lot of tough decisions’ 
Beaver County Times: Beaver County still without men’s homeless shelter
Altoona Mirror: Blair GOP to host ‘Republican Red Rally’ 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: SCOTUS LGBT discrimination ruling looms large in PA 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Pence talks trade deal, blasts Biden in visit to Duryea facility 
Citizens Voice: Biden plans economic address Wednesday in Scranton
Citizens Voice: Biden criticizes Trump administration’s trade deal  
Citizens Voice: Bill would offer incentives for reclaiming waste coal
Citizens Voice: POLITICAL SCENE 
Citizens Voice: County vehicle registration fee will pay for 3 bridge projects
Times-Tribune: Duryea business welcomes Vice President Mike Pence
Times-Tribune: Biden announces location of Wednesday’s event in Scranton 
Times-Tribune: Scranton council demands answers on gas cards, requests sewer authority audit 
Times-Tribune: Borys Blog: Auditor general endorses Cognetti in mayor’s race 
The Times Leader: Pence arrives at Schott for tour, manufacturing remarks 

South Central 
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers introduce bill to ban abortion after fetal heartbeat is detected 
Patriot News: Shapiro says proposed $48 billion opioid settlement will shave years off getting drug treatment money to people in Pa. 
Patriot News: Parents call for Pa. lawmakers to pass Peyton’s Law that could save young lives through baseline heart screenings 
Patriot News: Hampden Twp. Democrats criticize incumbent GOP commissioner for ‘crappy, biased, bigoted rhymes’ 
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers push bills to address firefighter shortage: ‘This is an absolute crisis’ 
Patriot News: Pa. lawmakers seek fix to return arrest powers to school police officers 
Patriot News: After-school programs to return to Harrisburg but drastically scaled back
York Daily Record: Sunday hunting bill passes House committee 
York Daily Record: Efforts to help address root causes of city crime
York Dispatch: Q&A with York County Commissioner candidates: Julie Wheeler 
York Dispatch: Q&A with York County Commissioner candidates: Ron Smith 
York Dispatch: York City partners with York College, county agencies to bolster GVI

Lehigh Valley     
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Wally Scott violated city’s ethics code, board finds 
Morning Call: Pawlowski co-defendant Jim Hickey’s law license suspended for 5 years 
Morning Call: Lehigh County Authority OKs budget with water-sewer rate hikes 
Morning Call: Why the Northampton County DA race matters: Should cash bail be allowed? 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commissioner candidates get specific on stances 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Council candidates address Rotary Club

Opinion  
Inquirer Editorial Board: Kids don’t belong in the crossfire
Inquirer Editorial Board: Homes are the best medicine
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: What the kids want: Retailers should keep a close eye on Gen Z
Rep. Fred Keller: Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry is nonsense – Let’s pass legislation and stop the madness
John L. Micek: Another GOP abortion ban bill. The same glaring weakness 
Lawrence Brown: Wake up, Pennsylvania: Teens need more sleep, later school start times 
Charlie Gerow: So many candidates in the Democratic debate make it hard for any one message to stand out
John L. Micek: Salaries grew by 25 percent nationwide over the last decade. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee
Daniel Taylor: I’m a Philadelphia pediatrician. Here’s the one thing that would help my patients most. 
Dick Polman: What most of the impeachment heroes have in common 
Tarlise Townsend and Freida Blostein: Naloxone can be a lifesaver during opioid overdoses. Why don’t more people carry it?
Amy Koss: So what if the president can’t spell? 
Stuart Charmé: ‘Sexy Mr. Rogers’ costume reflects Halloween’s worst tendency: enforcing gender norms 
Paul Muschick: Showing generosity to Allentown row home fire victims will say a lot about our character

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