September 19th Playbook

Scott Wagner details his new urban policy, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren will hold a fundraiser for 4 PA Congressional candidates this weekend. Here is the Playbook.PA7: Wild 1st TV Ad Highlights Bipartisanship: The Democratic candidate vouches for ending corporate tax giveaways.

Elizabeth Warren To Fundraise For 4 PA Congressional Candidates: The fundraiser will be held for Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon, Chrissy Houlahan, and Susan Wild.

PA17: Lamb Talks Standing Up To PACs in 2nd TV Ad: Lamb singles out drug companies in this ad.

PA Gov: Wagner Details New Urban Policy in Philadelphia: Wagner says that Pennsylvania’s cities have been ignored by Republicans and taken for granted by Democrats.

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Campaigns crank up to press lawmakers on abuse lawsuits bill
Inquirer: GOP lawmakers echo AG Shapiro’s push for reform of state’s sex-abuse laws
AP: State troopers making schools visits part of daily routine
AP: Wagner says he’d fight urban poverty where Democrats failed
Inquirer: After Pa. prisons crack down on books to stop drug smuggling, Twitter calls BS
AP: Doctor admits to filling 332 prescriptions written to family
Inquirer: Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system — but can it be fixed?
StateImpactPA: Cumberland County criticizes Mariner East 2 pipeline builder for dodging safety questions
PLSReporter: Stephens bill clarifies penalties for those failing to report sexual abuse
PLSReporter: Leaders put big picture reforms on radar for last days of session
Inquirer: ‘What do you have to lose?’ Republican Scott Wagner makes Philly pitch in Pa. governor’s race  
WESA: Pennsylvania leads world in imposing life sentences
Philly Voice: A Pennsylvania lawmaker reportedly wants to stop teachers from discussing politics in class
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania officials discuss shaping ‘age-friendly communities’ at hearing  
WESA: Rep. Rozzi: ‘If We Can Expose These Predators, We Can Save Future Generations’
The Times Leader: Attorney General files felony counts against ex-fleet boss for Scranton schools
PennLive: Which Pa. public schools had the most dropouts in 2017?
York Daily Record: Only 11 percent of Pennsylvania’s natural gas pipelines are mapped for the public
LNP | LancasterOnline: Where Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators stand on the new Kavanaugh hearing

Philadelphia
Inquirer: ‘What do you have to lose?’ Republican Scott Wagner makes Philly pitch in Pa. governor’s race
Inquirer: Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system — but can it be fixed?
Inquirer: Philadelphia’s Kensington ‘under siege’ as opioid-linked homelessness soars
Inquirer: The Philly school board is getting 2 new members. They’re 17.
Inquirer: Philly agrees to overhaul civil forfeiture program to settle lawsuit
Philadelphia Magazine: Krasner Announces Big Shakeup in Homicide Unit of DA’s Office
Philadelphia Magazine: Here’s How to Get Tickets to See Barack Obama on Friday
Billy Penn: Inside City Council’s love affair with task forces — which sound important but have zero accountability
KYW Newsradio: From Argentina to Zimbabwe, 20 new US citizens are welcomed at Citizens Bank Park
KYW Newsradio: Council to vote on generous tax breaks for dozens of properties added just last week
Philadelphia Business Journal: Local union leaders: President Trump, save our refineries

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Shapiro, lawmakers back mandatory reporting of sexual abuse
Pottstown Mercury: YWCA to hold voter registration drive Sept. 25
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania officials discuss shaping ‘age-friendly communities’ at hearing
Pottstown Mercury: Politicians deliver grants, awards in time for election season
Bucks County Courier Times: Doylestown Council approves resolution against separating immigrant children, families
Bucks County Courier Times: DA: Tullytown mom ‘poisoned’ 2-year-old with drugs
Delco Daily Times: Pa NOW announces changes to endorsement process
Delco Daily Times: Haverford College, students push Election Board for polling place on campus
Daily Local News: Dinniman recognizes Dowingtown seniors
Daily Local News: Attorney fires back on K-9 audit questions

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: At Downtown rally, lawmakers urge support for amendments targeting sex abusers
WESA: Beaver Area Superintendent Faces Protests Over Principal’s Suspension
WESA: Pittsburgh Has A Stormwater Problem; But PWSA Has A Plan For Schenley Park
City Paper: Ross Township passes LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance
KDKA: Tom Hanks To Attend ‘When We All Vote’ Pittsburgh Rally
Post-Gazette: Suspended West Mifflin school superintendent said he didn’t ask biker club to provide meeting security
Post-Gazette: Saint Vincent removes priest’s name from activities center over ‘credible allegations’
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public school board member raises questions over Big Brothers Big Sisters screening process
Post-Gazette: Pa. agency distributes millions to benefit regional services, recreation
Post-Gazette: West Mifflin board hires four full-time officers for district police department
Post-Gazette: Mt. Lebanon school board ends its controversial capital campaign, gives raise to superintendent
Tribune Review: East Pittsburgh police force down to five part-time working officers

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Study: Cracker plant will temporarily boost income, employment
Beaver County Times: Salary board sets salary range for chief of staff
Observer-Reporter: Pa. Health, Human Services secretaries tour Monessen SPHS facility
Observer-Reporter: Courthouse bids farewell to Senior Judge Nalitz
Altoona Mirror: Concealed carry seminar planned
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone funds home rehab program again
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Grants awarded to local municipalities, authorities, orgs

NEPA
The Times Leader: Luzerne County towns to share more than $1.5M in grants
The Times Leader: Attorney General files felony counts against ex-fleet boss for Scranton schools
The Times Leader: Chrin brings his congressional campaign to Luzerne County
Times-Tribune: Scranton School Board members laud charges from grand jury
Times-Tribune: State investigators find Sansky’s district-issued health insurance OK

South Central
York Daily Record: Election 2018: Who’s on the ballot in York County?
PennLive: Republican John Rafferty stands alone in support of broad reform to statute of limitations
PennLive: Cumberland County wants Sunoco Pipeline to address citizens’ safety concerns
PennLive: Ex-Harrisburg High principal’s $103K ‘roving’ job explained
PennLive: Northumberland County commissioner sues colleagues; claims Sunshine Law violations
York Daily Record: 6 takeaways from a campaign visit from Sen. Bob Casey, seeking midterm re-election

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Wally Scott fires city managing director
Reading Eagle: Small-business group endorses 5 local candidates
Reading Eagle: Berks County Democratic candidates discuss gun laws
Morning Call: Can’t get to the polls on Election Day? Ask for your absentee ballot now
Morning Call: East Penn parents pitch in to help pay off Bethlehem Area’s meal debt
Morning Call: Northwestern Lehigh parents taking concerns of overcrowded buses, long rides to school board

North by Northwest
KDKA: Butler County Enacts Social Media Policy For Employees
Erie Times-News: City, county get 56 applications for EMTA board seats
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper, solicitor say ordinance aimed at ECGRA not enforceable
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Environment a concern at final town hall

Opinion
John Baer: Where in the world is Pa.’s race for governor?
Mayor Jim Kenney: Solving Philly’s poverty issues takes consistent, relentless effort
Helen Ubiñas: Behind Serena Williams’ outburst is a rising bucket of BS women of color have to carry
Francis Cratil-Cretarola: My award-winning Philly restaurant would not exist without immigrants
Patricia Dailey Lewis: Abuse in the Catholic Church is more than a Pa. problem. How Del. changed laws to protect victims
Will Bunch: We already know the truth that matters: America can do a lot better than Brett Kavanaugh
Inquirer Editorial Board: Hurricane Florence spared Philly region, but what about the next storm?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Sessions vs. reality: Allow more research on medical marijuana
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Reserve judgment: There is only one way to clear the air
Tony Norman: Countdown to a judge’s Judgment Day
Dan Simpson: U.S. blunders in the Middle East pile up

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