9/11 PoliticsPA Playbook
Our recap of the Pa. Dems Fall meeting, state Rep. McNeill passes away, Freed nominated for U.S. Attorney, three Congressional predictors shift their rankings for PA-15, Mackenzie announces a run for the 15th, how Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation voted on the Harvey aid package, and the ups & downs from the week. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!
Pa. Dems Fall Meeting Recap: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party held its Fall meeting in Harrisburg, holding its Fall dinner with Jason Kander, and its general meeting sending off its judicial candidates into the Fall campaign season, and passing resolutions including support for single payer healthcare.
McNeill Passes Away at 70: State Rep. Dan McNeill passed away today at 70.
Freed Nominated for U.S. Attorney Posting: Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed was named as the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball & Cook Political Report Shift PA-15 After Dent’s Retirement: After Congressman Charlie Dent announced he would not be running for re-election, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the Cook Political Report, and Inside Elections shifted their ratings for the 15 Congressional district.
How Pennsylvania’s Delegation Voted on Harvey Aid Package: Both the Senate and House passed the aid package for the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pennsylvania’s delegation voted along the same lines as they did for the aid package for the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Mackenzie Enters Race for Open 15th District: State Representative Ryan Mackenzie announced this morning he will be entering the race to replace retiring Congressman Charlie Dent.
9/8 Ups & Downs: Wolf gains national media, the state’s opioid monitoring program sees success, Philadelphia loses a voice in the majority caucus, and political junkies are looking forward to an major year in 2018. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!
Legislative Election Update
Republican Justin Behrens announced he is running against Democrat Jerry Mullery for the second time.
State House Sound Bites: Agency heads voice concern over GOP budget proposal
State House Sound Bites: Episode 22: It’s on the House
State Impact: Homeowners say Sunoco breached protective order during pipeline construction
City & State: Winners and Losers for the week ending September 8
Inquirer: Wall Street boosts Philly school credit rating, praises Hite and financials
Inquirer: SEPTA warns state GOP budget proposal could gut public transit
Inquirer: Bannon declares war on Republican leaders in Congress
WHYY: Why lawmakers, neighbors want to crack down on Philly’s ‘stop-and-go’ stores
Philly Tribune: Wolf joins bipartisan mission on health care
Philly Voice: Lawmakers want stricter enforcement of Pennsylvania’s handicap parking spots
Delco Times: Pa. Budget Standoff: House GOP to test budget-balancing plan in growing stalemate
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks, Montgomery counties part of planned 1,300-mile 9/11 memorial trail
Bucks County Courier Times: Teachers in four area school districts working under expired contracts
Bucks County Courier Times: Pressure growing on feds to do PFC health study
Bucks County Courier Times: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick introduces apprenticeship bill
Post-Gazette: Pa. senators work to provide aid to children of fallen first responders
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf urges Betsy DeVos and federal Education Department not to rewrite Title IX rules on campus assaults
Post-Gazette: Trump’s voter fraud panel creates another controversy
Post-Gazette: It’s the end of the road for Pa. Turnpike’s emergency call boxes
Post-Gazette: How firms help elect, then lobby legislators in Harrisburg
KDKA: House GOP To Test Budget-Balancing Plan In Growing Stalemate
Tribune Review: Tower of Voices will rise at Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County
Daily American: Mike Pence to speak at Flight 93 memorial
Beaver County Times: Lawmakers talk state budget, taxes, cracker plant at Airport Area chamber breakfast
Observer-Reporter: GOP watches for House speaker to decide on run for governor
Times Leader: ‘Wondering if we were at war’” Wilkes-Barre fire chief recalls 9/11, mission to NYC
Times Leader: Luzerne County Courthouse restoration will cost $2.1 million
Standard-Speaker: Council: Let’s do it ourselves
Times-Tribune: 10th District may regain Lackawanna County flavor
Carlisle Sentinel: State Budget: Wrangling over revenue
Carlisle Sentinel: State GOP watches for House speaker to decide on run for governor
Carlisle Sentinel: Freed nominated for U.