September 10th Playbook

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party held its Fall Meetings in Harrisburg this weekend, while Sabato moves PA8 from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic. Here is the Playbook.

PA8: Sabato Moves Race from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic: The election analyst describes Chrin as a credible self-funder.

Roll Call: Casey and Rothfus Land on 10 Most Vulnerable Incumbents List: Both races currently favor the Democrats.  

September 7th Ups & Downs: A slew of 1st ads are released for Democratic candidates this week, Sabato’s Crystal Ball changes a rating in a PA Congressional race, and the NRCC backs out of one TV market for September, and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Legislative Election Update:

SD-46: Beaver County DA investigates state Senate candidate James Craig’s petitions for possible forged signatures

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Harrisburg & DC
AP: The Latest: Tower memorial dedicated at Flight 93 crash site
StateImpactPA: Can social media actually help curb partisanship around issues like climate change?
StateImpactPA: Mixed reviews for a $120M renewable energy plant at Philly refinery
StateImpactPA: Bringing the forest back after shale gas
StateImpactPA: Court rejects developer’s effort to block protest against town homes plan
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
PLSReporter: With summer over, lawmakers resume push to restrict domestic abusers’ access to guns
WHYY Newsworks: What a week!… a news roundup
Billy Penn: Wagner campaign shares meme mocking trans people in leaked text
Pittsburgh Business Times: Report: Pennsylvanians saved more than $30B over last decade from lower natural gas prices
AP: States eye Pennsylvania’s clergy prove as court battle looms   
Delco Daily Times: #Metoo legislation hits political roadblock in Harrisburg
Post-Gazette: Duquesne among three Pa. universities to launch STEM fellowship program
AP: Wolf Reports $414K In 2017 Income, $1.3M In Charitable Gifts
Altoona Mirror: Topper, allies pushing to end child marriages
The Times Leader: Pa. touts civic program to get more teens to register to vote
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY: House approves immigration bill

PhillyVoice: Obama to voters: ‘Do what they just did in Philadelphia’ by electing Larry Krasner
Inquirer: Philly inspector general investigating woman who tripled salary with OT
Inquirer: Old schools, hot buildings: A ‘public health concern’?
Inquirer: Study break: College students meet Philly and answer a question
Inquirer: Catholics seeking reform gather to pray, decry grand jury sex-abuse report
WHYY Newsworks: What’s the evidence that supervised drug injection sites save lives?
Inquirer: Why 2018 could be the ‘deadliest’ year yet for transgender women of color
KYW Newsradio: Feds issue probable cause report on first of two 2017 SEPTA crashes
KYW Newsradio: Regional leaders call on Pennsylvania lawmakers to reinstate funding for deteriorating schools
KYW Newsradio: A hot topic: Committee looks at Philly school calendar for next year
StateImpactPA: Mixed reviews for a $120M renewable energy plant at Philly refinery

Pottstown Mercury: Community leaders speak out against gun violence
Bucks County Courier Times: Abington eyes Lower Makefield resident as next superintendent
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County to remember 9/11 victims Tuesday
Delco Daily Times: Green Party candidate running in special election for the 7th
Delco Daily Times: #Metoo legislation hits political roadblock in Harrisburg
Delco Daily Times: 175 rally to support climate, jobs and justice
Delco Daily Times: Quinn pushes for clarification of property owners’ rights after pipeline
Daily Local News: Giffords, Houlahan call for gun reform

Post-Gazette: Clergy sex abuse scandal spurs three lawsuits against Pittsburgh diocese, Zubik, Wuerl
Post-Gazette: Federal judge halts Allegheny County Jail policy on forced OT for corrections officers
Post-Gazette: Duquesne among three Pa. universities to launch STEM fellowship program
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh police review post from sergeant’s Facebook account saying DA’s office ‘is lying’  
Post-Gazette: Gun safety tour supporting veterans running for Congress stops in Heidelberg
Tribune Review: Tower of Voices dedicated Sunday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County
Tribune Review: Monroeville residents express concern over MS4 fee, council expects to delay vote
Tribune Review: New Penn Hills manager expected to be named Sept. 10

Beaver County Times: County commissioners plan to add chief of staff position
Observer-Reporter: Meetings scheduled to gain input on Greene County’s comprehensive plan
Altoona Mirror: Bedford sees pot as economic plus
Altoona Mirror: Topper, allies pushing to end child marriages
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown gets $150K to stop gun violence
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ridge, Schweiker return to Shanksville for tower dedication

The Times Leader: Pa. Office of Open Records: Wyoming mayor’s Facebook page is public record
The Times Leader: Pa. touts civic program to get more teens to register to vote
Times-Tribune: Clarks Summit University dismisses man for being gay

South Central
PennLive: Harrisburg school board approves nearly $250,000 in checks, contracts despite unanswered questions
York Daily Record: ‘This is how we honor our heroes’: Pine Street renamed for Bishop Carl H. Scott
York Daily Record: ‘We have to reject the stigma’: York County opioid addiction discussed at church service
York Daily Record: Gov. Tom Wolf, Scott Wagner tour flood-ravaged York County
Inquirer: Slain girl’s family meets with Gov. Wolf, seeks a ‘Kayden’s Law’ to protect kids
LNP | LancasterOnline: Columnist Jonathan Capehart will headline Lancaster Democrats’ fall dinner
LNP | LancasterOnline:One month until voter registration closes, Lancaster Democrats have increased ranks while GOP holds 20-point advantage

Lehigh Valley
AP: Police officer loses job after charges in shooting death
Morning Call: DA details plan to help curb college binge drinking
Morning Call: Allentown gun violence prevention initiative gets state grant
Reading Eagle: 2018 races for Congress feature diverse pool
Reading Eagle: Mayor, council lock horns at raucous public session

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: LEGISLATIVE TALLY: House approves immigration bill
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Peace march in Williamsport seeks to highlight perceived ‘injustice’
Erie Times-News: Titusville taps new police chief
Erie Times-News: Retired Erie Catholic Diocese priest removed from ministry

Alex Baloga and Kristen Rotz: Proposed farm bill hurts more than just hungry families
Christine Flowers: Watching Brett Kavanaugh, and I like what I’m hearing
Rabbi Daniel Swartz: Don’t sink clean water rule to benefit industry
Maria Panaritis: A Catholic, ex-Lt. governor, lone-wolf lobbyist for Pa. priest abuse victims: Mark Singel is a hero.
Jenice Armstrong: Shaming of ex-‘Cosby Show’ actor over job at Trader Joe’s is a blessing in disguise
Perry N. Halkitis: The crystal meth crisis: Addiction in America goes beyond opioids
Helen Ubiñas: Philly cops are taking jobs to the corners, but here’s one job seeker who won’t be there
Trudy Rubin: By staying quiet, Trump’s anonymous critics are helping him wreck U.S. policy abroad
Inquirer Editorial Board: Mayor Kenney should sign controversial construction tax bill … and keep looking for a better solution
Stu Bykofsky: Miss America: Confessions of a dirty old man
Will Bunch: Kaepernick is proof that protest changes America, not just voting
Brian Hickey: Hey Philly cops, stop bragging about seizing people’s flasks at outdoor concerts
Darts & Laurels: Darts & Laurels: Politics could use more people like Tom Judge Sr.
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Crime-fighting tool: Use of surveillance cameras is just common sense
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Fixing the gun problem: The public must not become numb to the human toll
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The judicial lead: What the Kavanaugh fight is really about
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Reject stadiums request: Regional Asset District should say no to funds shift
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Deep Throat II: Anonymous op-ed writer should come forward
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Spies as suspects: It’s important to seek justice in nerve agent poisonings

  • Who Will Be Speaker of the PA House on February 28?

    • Joanna McClinton (68%)
    • Mark Rozzi (27%)
    • A Republican TBD (5%)

    Total Voters: 315

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