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September 11th Playbook

The PAGOP announces that HUD Secretary Ben Carson will headline their fall dinner. Here is the Playbook. 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Headline PA GOP Fall Dinner: The Pennsylvania GOP said in a statement that Carson is an inspiration and tremendous example of the ideals upon which the Republican Party was founded.

Jim Jordan To Headline Blair, Huntingdon, Bedford County GOP Joint Dinner: Jordan, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, will also be attending a fundraiser for Rep. John Joyce (R-Blair) during his stop in Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration Announces Online Application for Absentee Ballots: Gov. Tom Wolf said he believes the move will make voting more accessible for thousands of voters and make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote, while Republicans applauded the announcement as well.

Rendell Endorses DePasquale: Former Gov. Ed Rendell endorsed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in his bid for the 10th Congressional District. In a release about the endorsement, Rendell lauded DePasquale’s leadership and called for Democrats to “unify around him.” 

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: Senate-passed Sunday hunting bill hits opposition in House
AP: Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans
AP: State House legislative worker buyout offer finds 63 takers 
AP: Court rules against gas firm seeking pipeline in New Jersey 
AP: Justices to weigh discipline against Penn State’s ex-counsel 
Morning Call: Pat Toomey says support from Donald Trump is ‘essential’ to a gun control vote. So where does the president stand? 
Morning Call: School property tax reduction or elimination plan being cobbled together by lawmakers
WITF: Amid trade uncertainty, Pennsylvania sheds manufacturing jobs
Washington Post: The Trailer: The fracking conversation making swing-state Democrats nervous 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pennsylvania foster kids will be able to attend college tuition-free in 2020. But the law could be even stronger, advocates say 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Who should determine how much booze costs in Pennsylvania: a formula or the liquor board? 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Ex-NYT labor reporter: Trump has ‘not made America great again’ for workers 
StateImpactPA: Federal appeals court strikes blow to PennEast pipeline project 
StateImpactPA: Bonuses paid to PES refinery executives infuriate ex-workers and environmentalists
Post-Gazette: ‘What’s America without pasta?’ Lou Barletta forms coalition to keep Italian food products out of trade war 
PLSReporter: Testy public hearing on Sunday hunting draws ire of lawmakers, endangers the future of controversial proposal 
PLSReporter: Joint Democratic Hearing considers youth courts as new avenue for justice 
PLSReporter: PLCB insists flexible pricing is a boon for Pennsylvania consumers but some lawmakers are skeptical
The Hill: Trump wins 60 percent approval in rural areas of key states
Inquirer: How long is a life sentence? For Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, a philosphical quandary.
Inquirer: A record 21 lifers are up for commutation in Pa. Does this presage a new era for the Board of Pardons?
Inquirer: As Congress debates PFAS measures, lawmakers press 3M, DuPont, Chemours on chemicals they used 
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania residents can soon apply online to get absentee ballots ahead of November election, Gov. Wolf says
Daily Local News: Pennsylvania renews opioid disaster declaration

KYW Newsradio: Council hearing on officers’ racist posts takes detour, calls for acting commissioner’s resignation
WHYY Newsworks: Bonuses paid to PES refinery executives infuriate ex-workers and environmentalists
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia’s hookah bar crackdown
Inquirer: Interim Philly top cop apologizes for controversial T-shirt photo; Councilwoman Bass calls on her to step down
Inquirer: After fire, Philadelphia refinery paid executives $4,591,500 in bonuses while hundreds were laid off
Inquirer: Illegal sales of cigarettes to Philadelphia youth doubled in 2018
Billy Penn: Philly police wanted to fire 15 officers over Facebook posts, but 9 already resigned
Philadelphia Magazine: The Philly Police Athletic League Favors White Kids, Says Latina Who Ran It

Daily Local News: Race talk in West Chester: ‘Who is at top and bottom of totem pole?’
Daily Local News: Dinniman appointed to Special Education and Higher Education Funding panel  
Daily Local News: Residents tell East Marlborough officials to do something about increased traffic
Inquirer: Haverford commissioners announce reinstatement of Bon Air Fire Company — pending changes

Post-Gazette: In Washington, Peduto leads U.S. mayors’ push for Congress to pass gun laws
Post-Gazette: Residents voice concerns over proposed Shadyside development
Post-Gazette: Was there a different regulatory path for the ruptured Revolution pipeline? 
Tribune Review: Peduto, Toomey meet in Washington on background-check legislation 
Tribune Review: McCandless council hatching new law to regulate chickens, ducks and honey bees 
City Paper: Public hearing on policies to address gun violence to be held this Friday in Oakland 
KDKA: KDKA Investigates: Normally Quiet Fox Chapel School District Embroiled In Controversy
Pittsburgh Business Times: Less parking, more affordable housing for proposed Shady Hill redevelopment   
Pittsburgh Business Times: Peduto to use 62nd Street site for city functions
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh ranks high as Rust Belt rebound in new study

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Remember that day’: Flight 93 families embrace opportunity to share memories at ‘special place’
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Sunday hunting plan bogged down in dispute over permission rules
Observer-Reporter: Local taxpayers’ contribution to county employees’ pensions up $700,000 from last year
Observer-Reporter: NAACP hosts candidates forum
Observer-Reporter: W&J hosts seminar, tour on funding parks with gas revenue
Beaver County Times: Lawmakers bristle at ‘bullied’ charge during hearing on Sunday-hunting bill
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Conservation District talks revocation, budget restrictions
Beaver County Times: Rep. Kail hosting breakfast meetings with constituents
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Area School District — Board members walk out of meeting
Altoona Mirror: Blair County votes to spend on courthouse completion
Times-Tribune: Blake staffer fired over Scranton School District funding letter
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council approves tax break extension 
The Times Leader: W-B city council chair promises to prevent personal attacks by speakers 
The Times Leader: Binding arbitration award ends wait between Wilkes-Barre and firefighters’ union 

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Sunday hunting in Pa.: Debate begins in front of House Game and Fisheries Committee [live updates]
York Dispatch: Challenger LeGrant says he’s ‘destined’ to oust Klunk  
York Dispatch: Reading deputy chief to succeed Bankert in York City
Patriot News: Legislators disturbed by tone of testimony on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania
Patriot News: York mayor announces new police chief
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: ‘Gag clauses’ stop pharmacists from telling you how to save money

Lehigh Valley     
Morning Call: Pat Toomey says support from Donald Trump is ‘essential’ to a gun control vote. So where does the president stand? 
Morning Call: School property tax reduction or elimination plan being cobbled together by lawmakers
Morning Call: MAP: Which Lehigh Valley towns have the highest tax rates?
Morning Call: Allentown mayor to announce pick for police chief Wednesday. Council members voice their favorite
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor proposes property swap to clear debt with parking authority
Reading Eagle: Reading’s deputy police chief is leaving the city to lead York’s police department

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Legislator to chair appropriations
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mayoral debate set for Tuesday
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Comms debate reentry program 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Borough council approves stormwater agreement

Inquirer Editorial Board: William McSwain, drop the supervised injection site lawsuit and let Philly save lives 
Inquirer Editorial Board: Delco firehouse reopens, but there are still burning questions 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A treatment or a risk?: New IV services need to be regulated for safety
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A double standard? Actions by Katy Perry should not be dismissed
Fletcher McClellan: After a smooth spring, can Wolf, GOP lawmakers keep the good vibrations rolling this fall?
Paul Muschick: Tweak to absentee ballot voting isn’t enough to fix PA’s lousy system
John L. Micek: With U.S. House panel set to take up gun bills, Pa. Dem asks GOP: ‘What are you afraid of?’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Ray Krone and Kirk Bloodsworth: Pennsylvania Supreme Court should strike down the death penalty 
Ashley Bricker: Newborn Screenings are vitally important in Pa. 
Rich Garella: Philly must drop its voting machine deal 
Tony Norman: Blue skies, falling towers and a slow forgetting
Ajay Nair: Higher education must close its leadership diversity gap 
John A. Tures: Trump was wrong to negotiate with the Taliban – but right to pull the plug on peace talks
Will Bunch: ‘September Days’: Inside the movement to bring Hong Kong-style protests to America 
Mike Newall: Independence National Park needs a facelift. Now there’s a GoFundMe for that.

2 Responses

  1. I saw the article on pharmacies and “gag clauses” but it’s been my experience when I has been paying a high fee for a med, in my case blood pressure med, the pharmacy helped make a recommendation with a generic substitute. I found pharmacies are generally helpful in managing costs.

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