September 13th Playbook

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will headline their inaugural Independence Dinner. Here is the Playbook. 


Rendell Calls Warren a ‘Hypocrite’ in WaPo Op-Ed: Former PA Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post saying that he “likes Elizabeth Warren,” but accused the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful of being a “hypocrite” over campaign fundraising.

Pelosi to Headline PA Dems Inaugural Independence Dinner: The Speaker of the House, along with Sen. Bob Casey and Gov. Tom Wolf will speak at the inaugural event in Philadelphia.

Philly AFL-CIO To Host Dem Prez Hopefuls At First Workers Presidential Summit: Sen. Bernie Sanders and six other Democratic presidential candidates have committed to attending the event next week in Philadelphia.

Cephas, Dawkins Endorse Biden: Ahead of yesterday’s third Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign sent out a release of 59 African American state legislatures that endorsed his candidacy, which included endorsements from state Reps. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia) and Jason Dawkins (D-Philadelphia).


Harrisburg & DC   
Politico: Rendell lights pre-debate stink bomb
WESA: Lawmaker Sentenced For DUI In Dauphin County
AP: Pennsylvania sues Sackler family over role in opioid crisis 
AP: Treasury settles with Deutsche Bank over bond price fixing 
AP: Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort
The Hill: Liberal super PAC launches $50 million effort to flip rural Trump voters
The Hill: Poll: Trump struggling to hold key Midwestern states
Inquirer: Could this state commission help weed out bad cops?   
Inquirer: Ed Rendell says he wrote op-ed attacking Elizabeth Warren without telling Joe Biden’s campaign
Inquirer: Pennsylvania attorney general sues family who owns Purdue Pharma over its role in the opioid crisis 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Elizabeth Warren is a ‘hypocrite’ on campaign cash, ex-Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell charges in Washington Post op-ed 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: A Pa. state senator got the green light to start a school safety nonprofit — but can’t mention his day job 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation 
PLSReporter: Labor organizers and elected officials rally for expanded OSHA protections 
PLSReporter: 3 under 3!
Washington Post: Freshman Rep. Wild turns grief from partners suicide into a new purpose
StateImpactPA: PES refinery site attracts 3rd suitor: nationwide developer Industrial Realty Group


Philly Clout: Ed Rendell says ‘Bernie bots are happy’ about his attack on Elizabeth Warren in support of Joe Biden
WHYY Newsworks: Street cleaning topped City Council agenda on day 1 of fall session
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. Justice Department will fight sale of Hahnemann residency program
Inquirer: Feds: Relative of Philly Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell took bribes while working for city 
Inquirer: Philly residents puzzle over mass anti-Krasner texts linked to ex-Fox News commentator 
Inquirer: City could kick in $10M for asbestos work in Philadelphia schools
Inquirer: The Inquirer obtained discipline records of dozens of cops who were reinstated after top brass tried to fire them
Inquirer: Philadelphia schools still segregated as suburban districts integrate, analysis finds
Inquirer: Daughter of Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, daughter of North Wildwood councilwoman fined in Shore street fight
Inquirer: Search The Inquirer’s database of 170 Philly police misconduct files
Philly Voice: Philly councilwoman introduces bill to ban heavy fuel oil
Philly Voice: Former City Controller employee Jeffrey Blackwell federally indicted for fraud, bribery 
Philadelphia Magazine: Elizabeth Warren Is a Hypocrite, Says Hypocrite Ed Rendell
Philadelphia Tribune: City councilwoman wants acting police commissioner out over T-shirt mocking Rodney King beating
Philadelphia Tribune: Former fraud investigator, member of well-known political family, indicted on fraud charges  
PLSReporter: Philadelphia City Council returns for fall session
KYW Newsradio: Philly City Council gets bill to spruce up some business districts
KYW Newsradio: Ex-employee from city controller’s office faces federal corruption, bribery charges
Billy Penn: Ex-Philly fraud investigator, a sitting councilmember’s grandson, was just indicted for taking bribes
Philadelphia Business Journal: Former Philadelphia City Controller fraud investigator charged with committing one himself 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Federal government appeals approval of $55M sale of Hahnemann’s residency program assets


Delco Daily Times: Gloves come off in D.A. race; FOP backs Dems for Council
Daily Local News: Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan reschedules town hall in Reading
Daily Local News: Chester County officials OK resolution to form census committee
Inquirer: Federal government helps Bucks County go after drug traffickers and suppliers with new designation 
Bucks County Courier Times: Bill would examine PFAS exposures in military children


Post-Gazette: Gun rights activists: Higher court ruling could change DA’s argument on private complaints against Peduto, council
Post-Gazette: Pa. legislator proposes hurdles to paroling violent inmates
WESA: Reschenthaler To House Democrats: ‘Are You Conducting An Impeachment Investigation Or Not?’
WESA: In Council Hearing, Differences Over Tax Hike Goals, Tactics
WESA: PA Attorney General Sues Sackler Family, Alleging Personal Liability For Opioid Crisis
KDKA: Missing $96,000 Has Lawmaker, Protesters Asking Questions In Washington County
KDKA: ‘Markie’s Law’ Calls For A Change In Parole Process 
KDKA: Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police Conduct Downtown Crime Analysis Over 5 Year Period 


Observer-Reporter: Wolf administration distributing free naloxone for overdose victims
Observer-Reporter: Commissioner hopeful Sherman focuses on clerk of courts investigation
Beaver County Times: Rep. Bernstine plans bill to delay parole for violent inmates 
Beaver County Times: Beaver County municipalities receive $41,000 in liquor licensing fees
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: UPDATE: Shapiro files new suit against Purdue Pharma


The Times Leader: Families, staff denounce White Haven Center closure; Yudichak announces Harrisburg hearing
The Times Leader: Griffith files challenge seeking delay of Luzerne County voting district reconfiguration 
The Times Leader: Apology offered again and Sterling development funding discussed by Wilkes-Barre city council
Citizens Voice: Challenge looms on county voting district changes 
Citizens Voice: Pedri presents borrowing options for 911 upgrades
Citizens Voice: County ethics commission has no complaints left to review


South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County judge orders district attorney to release some drug forfeiture records, but not all
Patriot News: Suit against Harrisburg gun control ordinances can proceed: Pa. Commonwealth Court
Patriot News: Pa. to launch review of its science standards that may include emphasis on helping students think like scientists
Patriot News: Harrisburg school leaders getting close to accurate budget, might eliminate jobs
Patriot News: How can attendance be improved at Harrisburg schools? District officials meet to discuss answers
Patriot News: FBI is investigating Harrisburg School District: sources
Carlisle Sentinel: State sees Vitro as a “model employer” in effort to raise wages


Lehigh Valley     
Morning Call: Lehigh reimbursed $380,000 by state for voting machines and hopes to get more in future 
Morning Call: Allentown program to reduce gun violence in city gets boost from state
Reading Eagle: Reading enacts traffic restrictions for Saturday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade
Reading Eagle: Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan reschedules town hall in Reading 
Reading Eagle: Former West Reading councilman sentenced for robbing pharmacy of pain medicine
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners applauded for funding recovery services
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council approves appointments to Charter Review Commission


North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Council approves city ethics commission
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commissioners OK election tech contract 
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City Hall project bids opened; council ‘looking at all options’
Erie Times-News: Consultant: Boost Erie’s delinquent parking fines to $100 after 30 days
Erie Times-News: Erie day care fire prods state to expand inspections 
Erie Times-News: Suicide prevention task force holds first state public meeting


LNP Editorial Board: We need to take measures to protect students from gun violence and those measures ought to be constitutional 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Setting a new standard: Pa. lawmakers come together on critical issues
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Corruption compromises: UAW contract deadline is approaching
Inquirer Staff: Term limits in Philly? Two City Council members debate the idea. Pro/Con 
Joseph Otis Minott: It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer
Christine Flowers: Actions speak louder than words? Not for Haverford fire fighter who explored Proud Boys events 
Rich Askey: Pa. students, educators are telling labor’s story through art
John L. Micek: The U.S. now spends more on its debt than programs for kids: report | Thursday Morning Coffee 
Elisa von Joeden-Forgey: Update on South Philly immigrants detained by ICE: ‘I haven’t seen the sun in two months.’ | Perspective
Will Bunch: Crazy California homelessness schemes are everything you feared about Trump 
Julia Wagner: Pennsylvania needs legislation to expand Lyme disease treatment 
Juan R. Sanchez: Before I became a judge, baseball made me a part of my community after moving from Puerto Rico

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “September 13th Playbook”

  1. FormerGOPer says:

    Anything about Scott Perry RT’ing false and race baiting tweets about Muslim kids in Philadelphia? Or is racism from him not even news anymore?

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