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Legislative Issues

Senate hearing on high-speed broadband internet access highlights infrastructural challenges ahead
https://www.heraldstandard.com/news/local_news/senate-hearing-on-high-speed-broadband-internet-access-highlights-infrastructural/article_85935948-d02a-11e9-84ee-ebf13c533a8d.html

Guest Column: Let’s address the facts when it comes to pipelines, energy
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/guest-column-let-s-address-the-facts-when-it-comes/article_67e01e6e-d164-11e9-aa11-b3d8e27e701f.html

Pa. auditor general offers employee buyouts in wake of budget cut, warns layoffs may follow
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/pa-auditor-general-offers-employee-buyouts-in-wake-of-budget-cut-warns-layoffs-may-follow.html

After Pennsylvania Open Records agency says LCB should release data, LCB takes lawmaker to court
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-lcb-records-20190906-bhdlsxw775amfdcdhbstvad36i-story.html

Charter school advocates fume as Pa. says it will charge fees to consider payment disputes
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-charter-schools-fees-funding-tom-wolf-20190906.html

DePasquale: Law keeps fire associations from spending state funding
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190905/depasquale-law-keeps-fire-associations-from-spending-state-funding

Law and Justice

Abuse of elderly intolerable
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/abuse-of-elderly-intolerable/

A new risk assessment tool for sentencing in PA criminal cases—reform or more harm? | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/a-new-risk-assessment-tool-for-sentencing-in-pa-criminal-casesreform-or-more-harm-opinion.html

Drugs

Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190906/reaching-deal-in-national-opioids-case-proving-difficult

Pennsylvania gets $75M more in federal aid for opioid fight
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/pennsylvania-gets-m-more-in-federal-aid-for-opioid-fight/article_5c2d43dc-95eb-58a0-a442-74750727ae27.html

Lawsuits against big pharma aren’t enough. Consumers should also change drug habits. | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/johnson-and-johnson-oklahoma-settlement-prescription-drugs-20190906.html#loaded

Pennsylvania seeking growers for medical marijuana research
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190906/pennsylvania-seeking-growers-for-medical-marijuana-research

New Pennsylvania law allows ‘zombie’ liquor licenses to cross county lines. Up to 75 could go to this huge Poconos resort
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-pocono-springs-20190906-qwdhqogtw5e4jejlbr6y5jjcda-story.html

Census/Redistricting

A correct count needed to benefit state residents
http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20190906/EDITORIAL01/709069904/-1/editorial01

Census training people for ‘Complete Count,’ also hiring census takers
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/census-training-people-for-complete-count-also-hiring-census-takers/article_da1ce47e-cff4-11e9-b9a2-836ca7af201a.html

Redistricting debate demands putting voters first
https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/editorial-redistricting-debate-demands-putting-voters-first/article_5bf314be-6e93-5ea2-b566-5053d313ae63.html

Gerrymandering needs to stop: here’s why | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/gerrymandering-needs-to-stop-heres-why-opinion.html

Miscellaneous

Editorial: Firefighter support is priceless
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-firefighter-support-is-priceless/

Easy winner every time
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/easy-winner-every-time-1.2529829

Wolf to honor Tree of Life victims, visit Guard members on trip to Lithuania, Poland
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190906/wolf-to-honor-tree-of-life-victims-visit-guard-members-on-trip-to-lithuania-poland

2 ex-homicide prosecutors sue Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, city, alleging age discrimination
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-district-attorney-larry-krasner-lawsuits-carlos-vega-joseph-whitehead-tami-levin-20190906.html

National

Talking with Toomey
http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20190906/NEWS01/709069888

Vice President Pence returning to Flight 93 Memorial for Sept. 11 anniversary
https://www.tribdem.com/news/vice-president-pence-returning-to-flight-memorial-for-sept-anniversary/article_4f3547a6-d12b-11e9-9473-1ba1df287327.html

Resist the hype: There’s no recession, not today
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/09/07/Recession-US-economy-business-growth/stories/201909060054

Your View by a gun store owner: Why we must stand up for our Second Amendment rights
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-gun-control-laws-20190906-7fcqv6rrffgjfc2o6psitvc2bu-story.html

Elections

This Pa. county is one of 10 nationwide that could decide 2020 election: Report
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/this-pa-county-is-one-of-10-nationwide-that-could-decide-2020-election-report.html