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September 15th Playbook

State Senate Republicans have voted to issue subpoenas for voter records and personal information of every registered voter in the state. Here is the Playbook. 

 

‘Pa. Republicans vote to subpoena voter records and personal information in 2020 election probe’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Pennsylvania Republicans voted Wednesday to subpoena Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration for detailed records of every registered voter in the state, including personal information like the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.”

‘Pa. GOP lawmakers to subpoena personal information on every voter in controversial 2020 election review’: Spotlight PA reports that “Republican lawmakers in the Capitol are pushing to collect personal information on every registered Pennsylvania voter, as well as a trove of communications between state and county election officials, as part of a controversial inquiry into the 2020 presidential election.”

‘To block school mask order, House GOP appeals to arcane committee’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “Majority House Republicans have asked an obscure state regulatory oversight committee to review the Wolf administration’s school mask mandate.”

‘Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus business waiver program was flawed, secretive, Pa. auditor says’: Spotlight PA reports that “the Wolf administration’s controversial waiver program allowing businesses to remain open during the early months of the pandemic was flawed, administered unevenly, and assembled “on the fly,” hurting businesses and putting public health at risk, a state audit has found.”

‘In Reading, Wolf urges eligible Pennsylvanians to get vaccine to protect school-age children’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “speaking from a mobile vaccine clinic at Reading Area Community College in Berks County on Tuesday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf called on Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated and to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.”

‘College Township council member makes run for Kerry Benninghoff’s PA House seat official’: The Centre Daily Times reports that “three months after launching an exploratory committee for PA House District 171, College Township council member Paul Takac has officially announced his candidacy for the seat currently held by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte.”

‘EXCLUSIVE: Attendant accuses state Sen. Anthony Williams of making false statements about golf club fistfight’: KYW Newsradio reports that “a worker at a Montgomery County golf course has filed a defamation suit against state Sen. Anthony Williams, stemming from a fight at a golf club last fall.”

‘Eric Papenfuse makes it official; he will run for a third term as Harrisburg’s mayor by write-in’: PennLive reports that “Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, the one-time outsider who helped spark a movement that turned Harrisburg’s insider-dominated city government on its head in the first decade of this century, has decided that he wants to get a second opinion from voters this fall on the question of whether the Papenfuse era at City Hall should now be over.”

‘Republican Bill McSwain Campaigns For Governor In Pittsburgh With Strong Law And Order Message’: KDKA reports that “former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain from Philadelphia announced his campaign for governor on Monday, but the Republican spent his first day on the campaign trail in Pittsburgh.”

‘What Does The 2020 Census Data Mean For Allegheny County’s Congressional Representation?’: WESA highlights what the most recent census data means for Allegheny County’s congressional representation moving forward. 

‘Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances’: The Associated Press reports that “more than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don’t use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate” license plate camera system.”

‘Allegheny County Workers Get Paid Sick Leave In Unanimous Council Vote, Ending More Than A Year Of Debate’: WESA reports that “workers across Allegheny County will soon begin to accrue up to five paid sick days a year. Allegheny County Council unanimously approved legislation on Tuesday to require the benefit at workplaces with 26 or more workers.”

‘Allegheny County Council Votes Against Mask Requirement Legislation’: KDKA reports that “Allegheny County Council has voted against a county-wide mask mandate for indoor and large outdoor public gatherings.”

‘Pittsburgh City Council approves federal COVID-19 relief for URA, basic income programs, with stricter reporting requirements’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “nearly $95 million of Pittsburgh’s federal COVID-19 relief dollars are headed to three of the city’s authorities and to a basic income pilot project that will send cash payments to 200 city residents.”

‘Philly cops will get raises in their new contract. It’s a mixed bag for Kenney’s police reform hopes.’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “a new contract for Philadelphia’s police union gives cops significant raises and includes incremental changes to the process for disciplining officers — changes that advocates for stronger police accountability quickly condemned as inadequate.”

‘Election 2021: Who is on the ballot in York County?’: The York Daily Record details the contested races in York County in 2021. 

‘York County elections director loses job after botched primary’: The York Dispatch reports that “the troubled May 2021 primary apparently has cost the York County elections director his job. Director Steve Ulrich is set to be demoted to deputy director, and the county will begin the search for a new director, according to York County Democratic Party head Chad Baker.”

‘After primary ballot shortage, York County officials make recommendations for improvements’: The York Daily Record reports that “with 49 days remaining until the Nov. 2 election, York County officials have recommended improvements to avoid shortcomings experienced in the primary, such as running out of ballots at the polls.”

‘Who put up the Joe Biden Taliban billboard over I-83? It’s a familiar face.’: The York Dispatch reports that “an eye-catching billboard featuring a photoshopped image of President Joe Biden dressed as a member of the Taliban recently popped up on Interstate 83 in York County. And a familiar face has taken credit: onetime GOP gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner.”

‘Biden’s vaccine mandate spurs mixed emotions in Chester County’: The Daily Local News reports on how Chester County residents are responding to President Joe Biden’s “mandated that all businesses with more than 100 employees mandate their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which first became available to the public in early January, or be tested weekly for the virus, or face $14,000 fines per employee.”

‘PA’s Fitzpatrick Tells Sec State Afghan Fiasco Has Allies ‘Scared to Death’’: The Delaware Valley Journal reports that “at a congressional hearing Monday, Pennsylvania Representatives Scott Perry (R-Dauphin), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Chester) grilled U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the Biden administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

‘Rep. Cartwright discusses COVID-19 relief funds in visit to Pocono Mountain West High School’: WFMZ reports that “Congressman Matt Cartwright paid his first-ever visit to the Pocono Mountain School District Tuesday. He held a roundtable discussion at Pocono Mountain West High School to talk about how federal dollars are being put to use, and to find out what the community still needs amid the pandemic.”

‘Proposed 2% fee on Allegheny County hotel room rentals to promote tourism draws support, scrutiny’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “Pittsburgh’s top tourism group is proposing to tack on a 2% fee to every hotel room rented in Allegheny County to increase the amount of money available to market and promote the region.”

‘State College’s Council opposes GOP push to audit 2020 election, calls Corman’s move a ‘disservice’’: The Centre Daily Times reports that “the State College Borough Council formally opposed the state GOP’s recent announcement to audit the 2020 election, chastising Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, for his role in what it characterized as a partisan and baseless move.”

‘Carlisle moves ahead on making marijuana ordinance permanent’: The Carlisle Sentinel reports that “the Carlisle Borough Council last week instructed its staff to begin work on an ordinance that will take steps to continue its policy of giving police the option to charge possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia as a summary offense.”

‘Texas sets stage for abortion battles; Trump weighs in on Senate race’: The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports that “with lawmakers preparing for an early return and the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a restrictive new Texas abortion law to take effect, Pennsylvania’s abortion rights activists are steeling themselves for new fights.”

‘Blair financial picture better than original budget’: The Altoona Mirror reports that “Blair County is still expected to end the year in a financial hole but not as deep as first thought.”

‘WHYY union votes to approve its first contract’: WHYY reports that “unionized reporters and content creators at WHYY voted overwhelmingly in favor of their first contract with the public radio and TV broadcaster on Monday.”

‘Indoor mask mandate set to soon start within State College Borough. Here’s what to know’: The Centre Daily Times reports that “after a back-and-forth discussion among the public, the State College Borough Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday night that requires masking indoors – regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status – in any business or building open the public.” 

‘‘We’ve got you.’ State College school board approves equity policies for transgender students’: The Centre Daily Times reports that the State College Area School District Board of Directors “approved two policies that ensure the equity and nondiscrimination of gender expansive and transgender students and individuals.”

‘PIAA to mandate COVID vaccination for officials working state playoffs’: The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that “the PIAA will require its game officials in all sports to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work any state postseason contests this fall.”

McSwain to Campaign in Johnstown, Harrisburg, and Pittston: Bill McSwain, former U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania’s Eastern District during the Trump administration who is seeking the GOP nomination for Governor, will be campaigning in Johnstown, Harrisburg, and Pittston on Wednesday, according to a press release from his campaign. McSwain will be joined by Robert Gleason Jr., former chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, and Cambria County Republican Party Chairwoman Jackie Kulback, for the press conference in Johnstown. 

PA18: Yaney Endorses Dickinson: Edgewood Councilmember Tara Yaney has endorsed Jerry Dickinson for Congress, according to a press release. Dickinson, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, is challenging Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Allegheny) in the 2022 Democratic primary. Doyle defeated Dickinson in the Democratic primary in 2020.

Meuser Hires New Scheduler: POLITICO reports that Alexandra Byrne “is now scheduler” for Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne). She “most recently was correspondence manager” for Sen. Pat Toomey.

Meuser Deputy Chief of Staff Joins Apex Government Consulting: POLITICO reports that Eli Woerpel, who previously was deputy chief of staff for Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne), is “joining Apex Government Consulting as a founding partner with Jim Joice.” 

2020 Biden PA Campaign Press Secretary Joins American Bridge 21st Century: POLITICO reports that “Tiffiany Vaughn Jones is joining American Bridge 21st Century as national press secretary. She previously was press secretary for the Biden campaign’s Pennsylvania operation and is a Tom Steyer and Hillary Clinton alum.”

 

Harrisburg & DC   
Spotlight PA: Pa. GOP lawmakers to subpoena personal information on every voter in controversial 2020 election review 
Spotlight PA: Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus business waiver program was flawed, secretive, Pa. auditor says
AP: GOP lawmakers prepare subpoenas in quest for election fraud
AP: In election fraud quest, GOP seeks details on who voted
AP: 2 Pennsylvania men charged in January attack on US Capitol 
AP: Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances
AP: Pennsylvania releases data on ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases
AP: Rite Aid moving headquarters to Philadelphia
Patriot News: Pa. Senate panel releases list of election records it will order Wolf Administration to produce 
Patriot News: Pa. House panel seeks ruling on health secretary’s authority to issue school mask order 
Patriot News: IRS extends tax filing deadlines for Pa. residents, businesses affected by Hurricane Ida 
Patriot News: Pa. sees 83 more COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations rise 
Patriot News: COVID-19 kills more than 6,200 unvaccinated people in Pa., claims lives of only 213 who got the jab: state data
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Senate GOP set to subpoena voters identifying info as part of election investigation
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: To block school mask order, House GOP appeals to arcane committee 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf business waiver program inconsistent and could be gamed, audit finds 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: In Reading, Wolf urges eligible Pennsylvanians to get vaccine to protect school-age children  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Can vaccine refusers who who lose their jobs still collect unemployment? Experts explain 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: How the $3.5T budget bill before Congress helps Pa., other states on agriculture 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. Health Dept: More than 3,700 new COVID cases; 2,308 hospitalized
USA Today: Pa. auditor general says COVID business waiver process was ‘flawed.’ Here are the findings
Washington Post: Words matter. So these journalists refuse to call GOP election meddling an ‘audit.’
WITF: Challenging school mask mandate, House Republicans tap obscure committee
City & State PA: Pandemic business waiver program created a quandary for businesses 
City & State PA: Did Wolf have the power to mandate school masks? GOP seeks answers.
Inquirer: Pa. Republicans are set to subpoena documents and hire a contractor for their 2020 election review 
Inquirer: Pa. doctor offering free mask-exemption letter for parents faces possible discipline 
Inquirer: Unvaccinated people account for 94% of the new coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania this year, state health officials say
Inquirer: Poverty went down in 2020 thanks to government help
Post-Gazette: State auditor general questions waivers that kept Pa. businesses open during pandemic
Post-Gazette: Wolf creates council to advise him on Pennsylvania redistricting issues
Times-Tribune: PIAA to mandate COVID vaccination for officials working state playoffs
WFMZ: ‘Overwhelming majority’ of Pa. COVID cases, deaths are among unvaccinated, state health official says
KDKA: Republican Bill McSwain Campaigns For Governor In Pittsburgh With Strong Law And Order Message 
KDKA: Republicans On House Committee Vote Acting Health Secretary Violated Law When Mandating Masks In Schools 
KDKA: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 3,732 New Cases, 83 Additional Deaths
The Hill: Senate Republicans’ campaign arm raises $8 million in August 
The Hill: Former US attorney enters race for governor in Pennsylvania
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: House GOP launches new attack on state school mask mandate
Politico: Dems’ fiscal endgame could require punting on debt limit
Pittsburgh Business Times: Auditor general finds flawed process for business-closure waivers 
Pittsburgh Business Times: Here’s how breakthrough infections are affecting Pa.
Tribune Review: Pa. officials: 94% of covid cases were in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people

 

Philadelphia 
KYW Newsradio: EXCLUSIVE: Attendant accuses state Sen. Anthony Williams of making false statements about golf club fistfight
KYW Newsradio: Philly police union gets new contract with raises, new disciplinary reforms
KYW Newsradio: Amazon adding nearly 5,000 jobs to Philly region
KYW Newsradio: What Pa. health officials say COVID-19 test numbers reveal about vaccinations
Inquirer: Philly cops will get raises in their new contract. It’s a mixed bag for Kenney’s police reform hopes. 
Inquirer: Attorneys for Rickia Young say a $2M payment in police beating isn’t enough: ‘Bring criminal charges’ 
Inquirer: COVID-19 has closed the first Philly public school two weeks into the year
Billy Penn: Philly police get raises in new city contract — with a few disciplinary reforms
WHYY Newsworks: WHYY union votes to approve its first contract
NBC10: William McSwain Joins Republican Primary for Pennsylvania Governor
Philadelphia Magazine: It Just Got Even Easier to Get Backup Proof of Vaccination in Philly
Philly Voice: Amazon to hire 4,800 workers in Philly region as part of national recruiting push 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Rite Aid Corp. to move HQ to Philadelphia Navy Yard
Philadelphia Business Journal: Amazon hiring 4,800 workers in Philadelphia region
Philadelphia Citizen: More Than Just A Check 

 

SEPA
Daily Local News: Biden’s vaccine mandate spurs mixed emotions in Chester County
Daily Local News: Officials take aim at food insecurity at WCU
Delaware Valley Journal: PA’s Fitzpatrick Tells Sec State Afghan Fiasco Has Allies ‘Scared to Death’
Delaware Valley Journal: More Funding and Services to Victims of Childhood Sexual Assault
Inquirer: West Chester and DCCC are the first local colleges to join national program to close equity gaps
Bucks County Courier Times: See which Bucks County business received PPP loans, and how much

 

Pittsburgh 
WESA: What Does The 2020 Census Data Mean For Allegheny County’s Congressional Representation? 
WESA: Allegheny County Workers Get Paid Sick Leave In Unanimous Council Vote, Ending More Than A Year Of Debate
WESA: Unmasked: County Council Wastes No Time Voting Down Mask Mandate
WESA: City Council Approves Transfer Of Federal Aid To City Authorities, Guaranteed Income Program 
WESA: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Approves Superintendent’s Resignation 
WESA: New Report Finds Steep Inequities In Who Gets Home Loans In Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County Council approves paid sick leave bill, rejects mask requirements 
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh City Council approves federal COVID-19 relief for URA, basic income programs, with stricter reporting requirements   
Post-Gazette: Proposed 2% fee on Allegheny County hotel room rentals to promote tourism draws support, scrutiny 
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools board accepts Superintendent Anthony Hamlet’s resignation 
Post-Gazette: PWSA sentenced for polluting the Allegheny River, false reporting  
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania releases new data on low COVID-19 breakthrough infections, deaths
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania releases new data on low COVID-19 breakthrough infections, deaths
KDKA: Republican Bill McSwain Campaigns For Governor In Pittsburgh With Strong Law And Order Message 
KDKA: Allegheny County Council Votes Against Mask Requirement Legislation 
KDKA: Allegheny County Council Unanimously Passes Bill To Require Paid Sick Leave 
KDKA: Pittsburgh Board Of Public Education Approves Superintendent Anthony Hamlet’s Resignation 
KDKA: City Planning Commission Approves Pitt’s Plan To Demolish Croatian Fraternal Union 
KDKA: PWSA Ordered To Pay $500K For Dumping Sludge Into Allegheny River
KDKA: Amazon Announces 1,000 New Jobs Across Pittsburgh Region, More Than 4,000 In Pa.
KDKA: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 248 New Cases  
Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny County Council votes down proposed mask ordinance 
Pittsburgh Business Times: County approves sick leave proposal 
Pittsburgh Business Times: First look: Amazon opens its latest facility in Pittsburgh, looks to hire 1,200 workers throughout region (photos)
Tribune Review: Allegheny County nixes proposed mask-wearing mandate to thwart spread of covid 
Tribune Review: Peduto proposes changes to parking rules for restaurants 
WTAE: Allegheny County Council votes ‘no’ on proposed mask requirement for gatherings 
WTAE: Amazon to hire nearly 1,200 people in Pittsburgh area for jobs at its operations facilities
City Paper: Pittsburgh City Council approves American Rescue Plan allocation, Councilor Gross dissents 

 

SWPA 
Altoona Mirror: Blair financial picture better than original budget 
Altoona Mirror: Schmitt to host firearms seminar 
Altoona Mirror: PEMA to examine damage from Ida
Beaver County Times: Beaver County police officers show support for cameras on uniforms
Beaver County Times: Beaver County’s COVID cases up 34.2%; Pennsylvania cases surge 12.8%
Observer-Reporter: Judge to rule on Donegal Township supervisors lawsuit 
Observer-Reporter: Washington Health System ends treatment delay advisory, sees ‘quite a big’ increase in COVID-19 patients
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Water service restored at councilman’s home, but Loretto officials’ sewer dispute continues 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Ten COVID-19 deaths across region, all counties have high spread
KDKA: Parents In McGuffey School District Say They Are Worried About Other Parents Submitting Mask Exemptions For Students
Pittsburgh Business Times: Clean Air Council appeals on construction of natural gas-fired power plant

 

NEPA
WFMZ: Rep. Cartwright discusses COVID-19 relief funds in visit to Pocono Mountain West High School
Citizens Voice: County Council approves PILOT plan for Sherman Hills; other votes tabled
Citizens Voice: More than 100 new COVID-19 cases reported in county
Times-Tribune: Other business from Scranton City Council’s Sept. 14. 2021, meeting
Times-Tribune: Scranton City Council concerned that grant for new firefighters could add future costs
Times-Tribune: Unvaccinated make up most new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council faces recommended insurance broker switch
The Times Leader: 101 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Tuesday; 1 death
Leighton Times-News: KME’s Nesquehoning facility closing stuns community, leaves Carbon County officials, lawmakers blindsided

 

South Central 
Patriot News: Eric Papenfuse makes it official; he will run for a third term as Harrisburg’s mayor by write-in 
Patriot News: Dauphin County parts ways with its prison director 
Patriot News: Rite Aid said no jobs will be lost in moving HQ out of central Pa.: ‘We’re hiring’
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle moves ahead on making marijuana ordinance permanent 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 81 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Cumberland County Tuesday; Penn State Health begins reporting vaccine status for COVID patients 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: Data shows unvaccinated people comprise majority of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in Pennsylvania
York Daily Record: Election 2021: Who is on the ballot in York County? 
York Daily Record: After primary ballot shortage, York County officials make recommendations for improvements 
York Daily Record: Two Pennsylvania men charged with 11 felonies in connection with Jan. 6 rioting
York Dispatch: York County elections director loses job after botched primary 
York Dispatch: Here’s who York County official notified of elections office shake-up — and how 
York Dispatch: Read the report on York County’s 2021 primary election 
York Dispatch: Who put up the Joe Biden Taliban billboard over I-83? It’s a familiar face. 
York Dispatch: ‘I don’t feel welcome here’: Central York dithers on diversity book ban 
York Dispatch: York County regional police merger finalized: What you can expect 
York Dispatch: COVID-19 death toll jumps by four in York County on Tuesday
LNP | LancasterOnline: Masks, transgender athlete participation debated at Lancaster County school board meetings

 

Lehigh Valley      
Reading Eagle: Governor visits Reading to encourage getting a COVID vaccine
Reading Eagle: Medical experts want bigger role in educating Berks leaders about COVID
Reading Eagle: 101 overdoses since Saturday as a bad batch of drugs continue to circulate in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Pa. provides data on COVID breakthrough cases, says low numbers encouraging
Morning Call: Parkland family joins lawsuit over Pennsylvania school mask mandate; child ‘regressed academically, socially and emotionally’ 
WFMZ: Gov. Wolf visits RACC to promote COVID-19 vaccination
WFMZ: Wife of Northampton County executive running for district judge seat in Bethlehem Twp.
WFMZ: Northampton school board denounced by Lynch, other residents for mask mandate
WFMZ: Reading hears plan for lead paint abatement program
Express Times: A Parkland School District family is among those suing Pa. to overturn mask mandate

 

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: College Township council member makes run for Kerry Benninghoff’s PA House seat official
Centre Daily Times: State College’s Council opposes GOP push to audit 2020 election, calls Corman’s move a ‘disservice’
Centre Daily Times: ‘We’ve got you.’ State College school board approves equity policies for transgender students
Centre Daily Times: Indoor mask mandate set to soon start within State College Borough. Here’s what to know
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Texas sets stage for abortion battles; Trump weighs in on Senate race
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: DA will not prosecute those who refuse school masking
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Williamsport City Council continues to address accessibility issues
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Commercial developments, house razing among approvals by Williamsport City Council
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Second American Rescue Plan work session slated for end of month
Erie Times-News: Erie Mayor Schember dismissed from federal suit over kicked protester; city still a defendant
Erie Times-News: Erie could set aside $3M in COVID relief funds for demolition, Savocchio Park revamp
Erie Times-News: This week, Erie County likely will surpass 2020 COVID-19 case total 

 

Opinion  
Christopher Nicholas: Trump Endorsement of Parnell a Two-Edged Sword in Pennsylvania
John L. Micek: Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Cindy O’Brien: Masking doesn’t have to be a way of life for children
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Lebanon County doctor who offered blanket exemptions from school mask mandate also dispenses COVID-19 misinformation
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: McKeesport housing complex owned by PNC had numerous complaints and violations
Jim McClure: York County’s biggest challenge? Believing in ourselves
Andrew Kolodny and Chris Mondics: Where is the scrutiny over FDA’s role in the overdose epidemic?
Will Bunch Newsletter: To infect and serve: The cop vaccine crisis 
Gene Therapy: Maybe we’ve underestimated George W. Bush. Maybe.
Raishad Hardnett: What my family taught me about my Black inheritance | Wildest Dreams
Monica Herndon: ‘My people are powerful’ | Photo essay
Jon O’Brien: Increasing GILTI is the wrong decision for PA’s workers, businesses, and economy 
Chris Freind: Why no hang-up on leaked presidential call?
David L. Faust: Thanks a lot, Republicans!

September 15th, 2021 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “September 15th Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    But these same GOP assholes think it invades their privacy rights to wear a mask? LOL. How stupid are they?

  2. Is Democracy In Decline? says:

    So the Republican State Senate and Senator Corman want to go “All Big Brother” and get my Social Security Number, personal ID and other private information all because I wanted to participate in the democratic process? And what if I do not vote the way the State Senate Republican chieftains don’t approve of? Will myself and other similar voters be questioned and perhaps sent to “reeducation camps?” We are tumbling down some spooky waters in terms of remaining true to the democratic process (SMALL “D”). Scary stuff the Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin never thought about.

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