October 2nd Playbook

Education funding, pension reform, and healthcare were briefly addressed as Alex Trebek stole the show at the PA Gov debate. Here is the Playbook.

 

Trebek Steals the Show: Three Takeaways from PA Gov Debate: The debate at the Hershey Lodge was the lone showdown between Gov. Wolf and Wagner.

PA11: King Poll Shows Smucker Leads by 9: The Democratic challenger says the gap is with closing incumbent Rep. Lloyd Smucker.

PA10: Perry Talks Trump Agenda in New Ad: The incumbent representative blames Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for the gridlock in Washington DC.

Pennsylvania Leads Obama’s Second Wave: Former President Barack Obama made his second round of endorsements for candidates seeking office in the state legislator and United States Congress. He endorsed 27 candidates in Pennsylvania, the most endorsements made out of any state in his second wave.   

 

Harrisburg & DC
PennLive: How much did Twitter hate the #JeopardyDebate? We’ll take ‘tons’ for $1000 | Tuesday Morning Coffee
AP: Governor, GOP challenger face off at Trebek-hosted forum
AP: Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public
StateImpactPA: ‘Regulatory issues’ delay opening of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline
PLSReporter: With supporters cheering it on, domestic violence bill advances hesitantly through Senate
PLSReporter: Ending state car leases for legislators passes House with bipartisan support
WITF: Pa. lawmakers float some redistricting ideas, but few expect results
WHYY Newsworks: Wrongful murder conviction points to problems with public defense in Pa. — only state without central funding, oversight
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania posts historically strong state revenue collections
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. auditor general cracks down on school districts in recent reports
WITF: The Pa. House probably isn’t going to cut its own size, after all
WHYY Newsworks: With first debate looming, Wolf, Wagner trade barbs over education
Inquirer: With Alex Trebek moderating, Gov. Wolf and GOP opponent Scott Wagner debate Pa.’s future
Inquirer: Philly-area candidates benefit from fund-raising strategy that critics say bypasses donation limits            
PennLive: Pa. work zone speeding camera bill would also introduce new speed enforcement tool for state police
PennLive: Pa. will be first to launch statewide app, hotline for reporting school threats
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: In defense of Alex Trebek
Morning Call: Tick-tock: State lawmakers have six voting days to protect us from thieves
Reading Eagle: Report: Pennsylvania drug deaths double in 3 years

 

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Trump to visit national trade conference in Philly Tuesday ahead of midterm elections
KYW Newsradio: #VoteThatJawn initiative gets Philly’s youth ready to vote
Inquirer: Philly-area candidates benefit from fund-raising strategy that critics say bypasses donation limits
Billy Penn: The complete guide to Pennsylvania’s midterm debates
Billy Penn: INBOX: Mayor Kenney has released a report detailing the first 1,000 days of his administration
Inquirer: Why the ACLU says Philly bail practices are unconstitutional
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia aims to increase number of contracts awarded to minority-owned firms
Philadelphia Magazine: 12 Business and Tech Events to Check Out in Philly This October
Inquirer: 11 local schools win coveted National Blue Ribbon prize
Inquirer: As Trump moves against poorer immigrants, a West Philly leader fights back

 

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: UPDATE: Chesco D.A. Hogan sued by state police troopers over ‘do not call’ list
Bucks County Courier Times: Barack Obama endorses Scott Wallace, five other local Democrats
Bucks County Courier Times: No 29th District candidates forum after Meghan Schroeder’s scheduling breakdown
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents weigh in on Council Rock redistricting plan
Daily Local News: Deminski to host town hall meeting in West Goshen
Daily Local News: Auditor general backtracks on former Coatesville Superintendent Como’s raises

 

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Cardinal Wuerl’s Name Appears In Abuse Settlement, Raises New Questions
WESA: Williams Gets Obama Endorsement In Her State Senate Race
KDKA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver Counties Receive Funding For Tree Planting
WHYY Newsworks: Wrongful murder conviction points to problems with public defense in Pa. — only state without central funding, oversight
Pittsburgh Business Times: See how Pittsburgh’s public companies’ stocks fared during the third quarter
Tribune Review: Gilpin rescinds part-time officer’s suspension, accepts chief’s resignation
Tribune Review: Plum residents, environmental groups oppose injection well

 

SWPA
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns hosting bullying policy committee hearing in Johnstown
Altoona Mirror: Attorneys ask Blair for increased salaries
Altoona Mirror: City revokes 160 landlord licenses
Observer-Reporter: Five weeks away, midterm election carries several important deadlines
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Behavioral Health gets $750K grant ‘to promote treatment over incarceration’

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Some Scranton school directors seek to take action on Brazil and others
Times-Tribune: 50 years ago – Nixon makes a campaign stop at WB/S Airport
Times-Tribune: Scranton still evaluating stormwater management plan, fee
Times-Tribune: Carbondale to replace more than 900 street lights with energy efficient LEDs
Citizens Voice: W-B NAACP preparing for banquet, election
The Times Leader: W-B Area superintendent invites public to share a coffee, ask questions

 

South Central
PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf-Scott Wagner debate: Quick takeaways
PennLive: Pa. work zone speeding camera bill would also introduce new speed enforcement tool for state police
PennLive: Harrisburg school wins National Blue Ribbon Award
PennLive: Pa. will be first to launch statewide app, hotline for reporting school threats

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wake-up Call: In defense of Alex Trebek
Morning Call: Easton Police begin offering treatment options instead of jail time for addicts
Morning Call: Easton mayor plans for balanced budget next year, but pension costs could threaten future budgets
Reading Eagle: Reading’s $95 million budget for 2019 has no new taxes

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Study: Economic benefits of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative benefit Erie
Erie Times-News: Erie City Council ready for quality of life ticketing vote
Williamsport Sun Gazette: South taxpayers decry spot appeals

 

Opinion
Abraham Gutman: 11 cartoons that show America’s complicated feelings about Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford
Inquirer Editorial Board: Harrisburg, stay out of Philly’s labor laws
Michael Nutter: How Medicare Advantage can help Philly seniors get high-quality medical care
Reshma Saujani and Frances Wolf: How Pa. is working to close the gender gap in tech
Paul Mather, M.D.: Doctor: Soda tax is working
Farah Jimenez: Tons of free money for college students
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Keep negotiating: A strike by steelworkers would be folly
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Progress, but not enough: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month reminds us of work to be done
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Progress, but not enough: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month reminds us of work to be done

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