September 26th Playbook

NRCC Cancels All Ad Spending in Pittsburgh, while Rep. Scott Perry touts fighting for veterans and seniors in 1st TV ad. Here is the Playbook.

NRCC Cancels All Ad Spending in Pittsburgh: This news mainly impacts the race between Rothfus and Lamb.

PA10: Perry Touts Fighting for Veterans and Seniors in 1st Ad: The incumbent Representative details the Veterans Choice Act in the ad.

Obama Boosts Casey and Wolf in Philly, Pushes Millennials to the Polls: The 44th President said this midterm was the most important of his lifetime.

Harrisburg & DC
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf’s campaign advertising budget: $10M since June
AP: Quotes, reaction to Cosby’s sentence of 3-10 years in prison
Morning Call: Wake-Up Call: The latest look at Pennsylvania’s youth voter registration numbers
AP: Panel urges funding for new voting machines in Pennsylvania
Inquirer: Pa. justices to hear arguments whether to name clergy accused of abusing children
PLSReporter: Nuclear caucus looks at national security concerns to rally support for ailing industry
PLSReporter: Pipeline protest bill amended in committee, but civil rights concerns remain
PLSReporter: House leaders tee up congressional redistricting language; advocates unimpressed
PLSReporter: Corman on statute of limitations: “I’m just pointing out the glaring problems with the bill that prevent us from concurring.”
WITF: Leaders in Pa. Senate want changes to child sex abuse bill as passed by House
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Supreme Court restores Philly’s right to fight blight
PhillyVoice: Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana
Inquirer: Other states give IDs to residents for free. Could it happen here?
PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf leads challenger Scott Wagner in fundraising as election nears
Morning Call: Pennsylvania House OKs bill giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue

Billy Penn: At Kavanaugh protest in Philly, Sen. Daylin Leach comes under fire (again)
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Supreme Court restores Philly’s right to fight blight
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia marks Voter Registration Day with campaign aimed at city’s youth
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis Leaving for Gig at Penn
Inquirer: How do Philadelphia police respond when overdoses spike?
KYW Newsradio: Local nonprofit launches project to bring awareness to city’s many cold cases
KYW Newsradio: Pa. first lady highlights STEM education for young girls
KYW Newsradio: Philadelphia hasn’t given up quest to abolish salary history questions
Inquirer: Other states give IDs to residents for free. Could it happen here?

KYW Newsradio: ‘Justice was served’: Victims, DA applaud Cosby sentence
Bucks County Courier Times: Boyle, Fitzpatrick diverge on vote on Trump, Putin summit
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock committee releases revised redistricting plan
Pottstown Mercury: Boyertown showcases community efforts in revitalization
Delco Daily Times: Santora to host veterans appreciation breakfast
Delco Daily Times: Harrah’s applies for sports betting license in Chester
Daily Local News: Dinniman: Efforts underway to silence pipeline critics
Daily Local News: West Chester School Distrct recognized as one of state’s top fundraising districts

WESA: On-Site Childcare Part Of Pittsburgh’s 2019 Budget Proposal
Post-Gazette: What will transit look like in 20 years? New Port Authority hire David Huffaker will plan for it
Post-Gazette: New Pittsburgh Downtown bike lanes will connect to Great Allegheny Passage  
Post-Gazette: Tom Hanks brings star power to get-out-to-vote rally in Oakland
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh would mandate sprinklers in high-rises under new proposal
Tribune Review: Penn-Trafford teachers may strike over contract
KDKA: More Than 1,200 UPS Jobs Available In Pittsburgh Area For Holiday Season
City Paper: Fewer Pittsburgh newspapers could mean higher costs of living for residents

Beaver County: Shell CEO: Cracker plant project ahead of schedule, within budget
Beaver County: State Rep. Bernstine appointed to House State Government Committee
Beaver County: Beaver County finances are “sufficiently healthy” to make pension payment
Beaver County: Investor: Bad press, unreturned calls cost Beaver County marijuana facility
Observer Reporter: Washington school board looking for new member
Observer-Reporter: O’Neal to host town hall meeting

The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre mayor says watches benefit firefighters’ health
The Times Leader: Dallas contract details suggest teachers could have done better
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council approves new employment deal with Pedri
Times-Tribune: Tentative agreement reached to release sewer sale money to Scranton pensions
Times-Tribune: Chrin advocates economic plan
Citizens Voice: Local VA’s wait times in primary, specialty care better than average

South Central
York Dispatch: VIDEO: Congressman Lou Barletta in York
York Dispatch: Rep. Lou Barletta visits York County diner for meet-and-greet campaign stop
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster’s Jess King among candidates getting ice cream flavors created by Ben & Jerry’s founders
LNP | LancasterOnline: City Council reduces penalties for small amounts of marijuana
Carlisle Sentinel: Mechanicsburg Schools see student flexibility, choice as vital
PennLive: What makes Harrisburg so special? Legislators grill mayor over taxes he wants to keep

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Attorney general: Allentown Bishop Schlert helped cover up child sex abuse
Morning Call: Allentown water rate hike can move forward after Lehigh County judge denies injunction
Reading Eagle: State official tours Boyertown

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Planner: $1M is ‘first step’ toward levee recertification
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Pollution-cutting plan halted pending review
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Pension spike seen as troubling
Erie Times-News: Schember, Dahlkemper unveil new EMTA appointments
Erie Times-News: A conversation with new leader of FBI’s Erie office

Inquirer Editorial Board: With ban lifted, casinos’ political contributions need some basic limits
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A way out: Grand bargain could break cycle of division
Will Bunch: Rod Rosenstein mess shows the media must stop helping Trump create a fake reality
Jacob Marco: To combat poverty, Mayor Kenney needs to get serious about attracting jobs to the area (and not just Amazon)
Solomon Jones: Will Brett Kavanaugh’s future look like Clarence Thomas’ or Bill Cosby’s?
Jenice Armstrong: Cosby’s sentencing is both a triumph and a tragedy
Diana Lind: As Philly development booms, what happens to all our trees?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Giving back: Two celebrities invest in the city
Brian O’Neill: After we ax some legislators, we have more work to do
Ruth Ann Dailey: Justice impaired
Tony Norman: Double trouble for Brett Kavanaugh
David M. Shribman: Brett Kavanaugh — the Caleb Cushing candidate

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