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September 3rd Playbook

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party launched a new digital ad linking the GOP candidates for Governor to former President Donald Trump. Here is the Playbook. 

 

DNC Touts Biden Agenda in Philly Visit: Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison was joined by several PA lawmakers on Tuesday to highlight President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plans.

‘Democrats launch ‘The Pennsylvania Apprentice’ digital campaign’: City & State PA reports that “the Pennsylvania Democratic Party is launching a new digital campaign modeled after former President Donald Trump’s reality television show, “The Apprentice,” as party members look to tie GOP gubernatorial candidates to the controversial former president.”

‘The Supreme Court’s decision on a Texas abortion ban raises the stakes for the Pa. governor’s race’: Spotlight PA reports that “Pennsylvania abortion-rights advocates and their opponents agreed Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let a Texas law banning most abortions go into effect could clear the way for a similar prohibition here if Republicans win the 2022 governor’s race.”

‘Now that Pa. has a school mask mandate, has the rancor subsided? It has not.’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “the order from Gov. Wolf’s administration this week didn’t put an end to the drama surrounding some suburban Philly schools — or to concerns about the virus’ ability to upend the nascent school year.”

‘14 House Republicans file lawsuit to strike down Pa.’s vote-by mail law. 11 voted for it’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “fourteen Pennsylvania House Republicans filed a new lawsuit this week alleging that the state’s vote-by-mail law, which was passed with near-unanimous Republican support in 2019, is unconstitutional.”

‘‘Tasteless’: Pa. GOP lawmaker faces backlash after comparing COVID vaccinations to sexual assault’: The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that “a Republican state lawmaker who compared mandatory vaccinations to rape, is facing criticism from a victims rights and sexual violence prevention organization.”

‘Casey backs Biden on Afghanistan, but wants independent commission to hold hearings’: USA Today reports that “Sen. Bob Casey said Wednesday that he supports President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, but an independent commission should be appointed to scrutinize America’s role there for 20 years and not just “the last 20 days.””

‘Congressman Brendan Boyle could be Biden’s guy in Northern Ireland — triggering a fight for his seat’: Philly Clout reports that “an overseas exit for Boyle would shake up calculations for many Philly politicians, including State. Sen. Sharif Street.”

‘The coming crisis in dementia care and why Pa. is woefully unprepared’: PublicSource/Spotlight PA reports that “the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to swell exponentially in Pennsylvania, one of the oldest states in the nation. But efforts to prepare are falling short.”

City & State PA’s Biggest Winners & Losers This Week: City & State PA highlights the three winners and losers in Pennsylvania politics this week.

‘Cartwright advocates for funding for child care centers’: The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that “U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, visited Building Blocks Learning Center on Thursday to highlight how federal funding from the American Rescue Plan will help child care centers stay open as they face a staffing crisis.”

‘Rep. Wild visits Mack Trucks to promote investments in clean vehicles’: WFMZ reports that “Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild is calling on her colleagues in Washington to “act now” in trying to get more environmentally friendly vehicles on the road. She visited Mack Trucks in Lower Macungie Township Thursday, and was joined by company leaders, the local United Auto Workers Union president, and climate advocates.”

‘U.S. Rep. Fred Keller lauds spirit of hard work at Jersey Shore Steel plant’: The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports that “the production line of Jersey Shore Steel is all about heating raw steel angles and fabricating them into products for market. U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, for one, came away impressed by the operation following a recent tour of the Avis plant.”

‘York City mayor wants more input on surveillance cameras’: The York Dispatch reports that “York City wants to hear from more of its citizens on a proposed $3.4 million surveillance network in the city. After the release of a report from consultant Montez Parker, who was hired by local nonprofit Better York, Mayor Michael Helfrich said he wants to hear from more citizens.”

‘Experimental program will provide $500 per month to 200 Pittsburgh residents’: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that “a program that could be launched before the end of the year would give a $500 monthly payment to 200 low-income Pittsburgh residents for two years with no strings attached.”

‘Here’s which Lancaster County schools are following the state’s mask mandate [update]’: LNP | LancasterOnline reports on “which school districts have stated that they will follow the state’s order, as of 3 p.m. Thursday.”

‘Are online sheriff’s sales really letting more out-of-towners buy Philly properties?’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “early data suggest most of the winning bidders of Philadelphia properties are local.”

‘O’Mara asks PUC to reject Aqua rate increase’: The Delaware County Daily Times reports that “State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-15, of Springfield, told the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to reject Aqua Pennsylvania’s request for a rate hike.”

‘Braddock Mayor Says Access And Hesitancy Are To Blame For Low COVID Vaccination Rates’: WESA reports that “Braddock Mayor Chardaé Jones says it might take forums and regular clinics to vaccinate more residents in her borough.”

‘Families Protest Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet Before First Day Of School’: KDKA reports that “on the last night of summer vacation, some parents called for a vote of “no confidence” in Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet.”

‘Debate continues over possible Amazon site in Churchill’: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that “in a public hearing that has already lasted over 33 hours over several meetings, a heated debate continues about a potential Amazon distribution site in Churchill.”

Stancu Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Texas Abortion Ban: Antonetta Stancu, a Democratic Party candidate for Bucks County District Attorney, sent out a tweet on Thursday saying that she “will always protect a woman’s right to choose.”

 

Harrisburg & DC   
Spotlight PA: The Supreme Court’s decision on a Texas abortion ban raises the stakes for the Pa. governor’s race
Spotlight PA: The coming crisis in dementia care and why Pa. is woefully unprepared
Spotlight PA: Scoring Pennsylvania’s response to the growing Alzheimer’s and dementia crisis
Inquirer: Now that Pa. has a school mask mandate, has the rancor subsided? It has not.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘Tasteless’: Pa. GOP lawmaker faces backlash after comparing COVID vaccinations to sexual assault
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: 14 House Republicans file lawsuit to strike down Pa.’s vote-by mail law. 11 voted for it
City & State PA: Democrats launch ‘The Pennsylvania Apprentice’ digital campaign
City & State PA: State sees ‘room for improvement’ with public records compliance
City & State PA: This week’s biggest Winners & Losers
USA Today: Casey backs Biden on Afghanistan, but wants independent commission to hold hearings
Pittsburgh Business Times: House energy panel votes disapproval of plan for Pennsylvania to join RGGI
New York Post: Tree of Life synagogue disputes Biden’s claim he visited after massacre
Fox News: Pennsylvania professor teaches White people committing suicide can be an ‘ethical’ act
AP: After Ida soaks Northeast US, cleanup and mourning continues
AP: 20 years after 9/11: ‘We will live with the scars’ forever
Patriot News: Nearly 400 roads closed in Pa., ‘thousands’ of water rescues; Gov. Wolf updates damage from Ida
Patriot News: After a day of Ida’s rain, Pa. starts to clean up from flood waters, wind damage: the latest
Patriot News: Prominent COVID-19 model shows Pa. soon hitting infection peak
Patriot News: Pa. reports another spike in COVID-19 infections, 90 new deaths: update
KDKA: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,816 New Cases, 90 Additional Deaths
Post-Gazette: Highway deaths continue to spike, prompting increased enforcement
Post-Gazette: Want to see in real time how Pa. state universities do business? Your window may be closing
Beaver County Times: Incentives are option with U.S. labor, COVID-19, wages strife
CNN: Biden says he’ll press Congress on infrastructure after wildfires and Ida wreak havoc on US: ‘The climate crisis is here’
CNN: Donald Trump just keeps making Mitch McConnell’s life harder  

 

Philadelphia 
Philly Clout: Congressman Brendan Boyle could be Biden’s guy in Northern Ireland — triggering a fight for his seat
Inquirer: Are online sheriff’s sales really letting more out-of-towners buy Philly properties? 
Inquirer: Pennsylvania returns WIC program to North Inc. after awarding it to Temple University 
Billy Penn: Made in America has a mask mandate, but ticket holders wonder if it’s really enforceable
Billy Penn: Where to get help after Ida floods Philly region
Philadelphia Magazine: The Curious Case of Roxborough’s Nazi Flag
Philadelphia Citizen: A Dating App for Jobs 
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania assessing Ida damage, hastening recovery efforts
Philly Voice: Officials in Philly region urge residents to report storm damage caused by Ida
Philly Voice: Made in America is still on for Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, city officials say
Philadelphia Business Journal: After Ida drenches Philadelphia region, counties assess damage in preparation for government aid requests

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: O’Mara asks PUC to reject Aqua rate increase
Delco Daily Times: Delco Board of Health hiring employees for new county health department
Bucks County Courier Times: CBSD mask divide drives Gamble to resign as mask order adopted by board
Daily Local News: Wolf on storm damage: ‘We have a long road ahead of us’

 

Pittsburgh 
Tribune Review: Experimental program will provide $500 per month to 200 Pittsburgh residents
Tribune Review: U.S. sues UPMC and top surgeon, alleges care violations and false billing
Tribune Review: Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council to host ‘Weekend of Service’ in Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Debate continues over possible Amazon site in Churchill
KDKA: What Happens If A District Ignores The School Mask Mandate? 
KDKA: Families Protest Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet Before First Day Of School  
Pittsburgh Business Times: Federal government sues UPMC, alleging false claims for payment
City Paper: How Pittsburghers can help Afghan refugees arriving in the community 
Beaver County Times: Allegheny County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 57% of people fully vaccinated
WESA: Root Cause: City Council Moves Ahead On Effort To Celebrate Pittsburgh Trees
WESA: Braddock Mayor Says Access And Hesitancy Are To Blame For Low COVID Vaccination Rates
WESA: Pittsburgh Public Schools Short On Transportation For 400 Students Ahead Of School Start
WTAE: FBI says Ellwood City woman entered US Capitol on Jan. 6 
WTAE: Pittsburgh Public Schools parents protest ahead of first day of school

 

SWPA 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: George W. and Laura Bush set to speak at Flight 93 anniversary; will be virtual again
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: DOD’s Hicks tells Showcase audience: Small businesses key to military innovation
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Conemaugh applauds ‘resurgence in interest in the vaccine,’. state adds nearly 5,000 COVID-19 cases
KDKA: Former President George W. Bush To Speak At Private Flight 93 Memorial Service
KDKA: Lawrence County Woman Surrenders On Charges Related To Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
Post-Gazette: Lawrence County woman latest charged in Capitol insurrection
Post-Gazette: Ex-Fayette law clerk who is facing felony counts has been improperly representing accused Capitol rioters, federal prosecutors say 
Tribune Review: Ex-Fayette law clerk accused by U.S. Attorney of improperly representing Capitol riot defendants
Altoona Mirror: PennDOT centers close for holiday
Beaver County Times: Beaver County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 44% of people fully vaccinated
Beaver County Times: Regulatory commission backs Pennsylvania’s effort to join climate pact

 

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Cartwright advocates for funding for child care centers
Times-Tribune: Region sees four new deaths from COVID-19, 240 cases  
Citizens Voice: 76 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in county
The Times Leader: 76 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County Thursday; 4,816 statewide

 

South Central  
York Dispatch: York City mayor wants more input on surveillance cameras
York Dispatch: ‘Afraid to teach’: School’s book ban targeted Black, Latino authors
LNP | LancasterOnline: Here’s which Lancaster County schools are following the state’s mask mandate [update]
LNP | LancasterOnline: What happens if Lancaster County schools don’t follow the state’s mask order?
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster County GOP announces candidates for open Clerk of Courts seat 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 74 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths for Cumberland County Thursday

 

Lehigh Valley       
WFMZ: Rep. Wild visits Mack Trucks to promote investments in clean vehicles
Reading Eagle: Berks County adds 124 COVID cases as state blows out delta date record
Morning Call: Mack Trucks to soon start producing electric garbage truck at Lehigh Valley facility: ‘This truck is the future for the plant’
Morning Call: Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Case rate 5 times higher than a year ago as 4,816 cases added; 90 deaths reported

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: U.S. Rep. Fred Keller lauds spirit of hard work at Jersey Shore Steel plant
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mask mandate: Good governance or unconstitutional?
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Montgomery district to offer clinic to vaccinate students, community

 

Opinion  
John Baer: Why is the news always so negative? Well, it’s not all the media’s fault 
Larry Platt: The Untold Story of the MOVE Remains 
John L. Micek: ‘Don’t quit while you’re ahead’: Pa.’s economy rebounds, but gaps remain | Thursday Morning Coffee
Elicia Gonzales: Texas just enacted a law that promotes reproductive coercion. Pa. has to act now. 
Inquirer Editorial Board: What the ‘death knell’ of fossil fuels means for Pennsylvania 
Inquirer Editorial Board: Curtailing improper traffic stops is a path to more effective and equitable policing
Inquirer: Should Penn allow professors to teach all-remote this semester? | Pro/Con
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: It’s time to cut back on single-use plastic bags 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Amazon warehouse workers should be paid for time spent in security screenings
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Lancaster County hospitals should follow Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s lead and mandate employee vaccination 
Morning Call: Readers React: Education is still the best equalizer
Michael A. MacDowell: Giving people money without making them work may end up hurting the economy 
Anthony O’Brien: Did you sign up for largest government expansion since the 1930s?
Tony Norman: Fugitive Slave Act Redux: On the run in Texas…and America
Bruce Ledewitz: The steal in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, explained 
Duane Price and Qilah David: New Philly office must protect young people from harms caused by agencies designed to protect them
Jenice Armstrong: Three girls. Three lives that mattered, all cut short by gun violence 
Trudy Rubin: After Afghanistan failure, what is America prepared to fight for now? 
Joseph R. Fischer: Understanding why the United States had to leave Afghanistan 
Larry E Arnold: President Joe Biden should have planned better in leaving Afghanistan 
Donna Wilkins: I’m worried and here’s why
Ask Amy: Vaccination conflict interrupts friendship
Chris Kelly: Coronavirus Diaries: Day 541: Why we cant have nice things
Corie Moskow: Towards A New Kind of Tolerance 
Carolyn Steglich: Marcellus Shale Coalition’s column overlooks urgency of climate crisis

September 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “September 3rd Playbook”

  1. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    What will the PA GOP Taliban want to do next? Women in burkas? Walking 2 steps behind their husbands?

    1. Answer Desk says:

      You’ll be walking two steps behind your husband, you whiny pu$$y b*tch!

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