Caucus Chaos, Trump's Reality TV, PA Budget — Our Experts' React - February Newsletter

February 7, 2020

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A Message from Larry Ceisler

 

With all the rapid developments in the political world, we’re moving swiftly on our February Newsletter to have our experts comment on the major events currently unfolding.

 

I’ve got opinions on the Iowa Caucus – which you can view in the above video and read in a longer Q&A. The chaos that unfolded will certainly have an effect on the Presidential race.

 

Our COO, Kate Wilhelm, weighs in on President Trump’s State of the Union Address. And Managing Director Kurt Knaus breaks down the politics and impact of Gov. Wolf’s newly proposed PA budget plan.

 

There are topical blogs on new plans to curtail Philadelphia violence (by Director Brian Dries), the misguided push for reparations (by Special Projects Manager Larry Miller), and the political nature of Super Bowl Ads (by Senior Associate Drew Murren).

 

You’ll find other items, about our team and our clients. Please give it a read and let me know your thoughts.

 

Larry Ceisler

Principal, Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Blog Posts

 

 

Assessing the Impact of Iowa's Caucus Chaos

 

On the heels of a muddled opening to the 2020 campaign, Larry Ceisler examines what the confusion in Iowa means for the candidates and the Democratic Party.

 

 

 

Lessons from the State of the Union Address

 

Republicans presented a cohesive, enthusiastic front during President Trump's speech -- an example Democrats should aim to follow in this fall's elections, writes Ceisler Chief Operating Officer Kate Wilhelm.

 

 

 

PA Budget Dance Begins, Questions Linger

 

Ceisler Media Managing Director Kurt Knaus, an authority on Harrisburg happenings, breaks down Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed spending plan -- and the political implications that go with it. 

 

 

 

 

Philly’s Own Groundhog Prognosticator?


Ceisler Director Brian Dries says the city's failed efforts toward curtailing violence have been like something out of the movie "Groundhog Day." But he's encouraged by new initiatives.
 

 

 

Ceisler in the News

 

Our Principal, Larry Ceisler, spoke to WHYY about a term limit bill in City Council that would also abolish Philadelphia’s “resign-to-run” rule — and perhaps encourage more statewide candidates from the city. Larry also weighed on on Gov. Wolf's hopes to cement his legacy by flipping party control of the Legislature in this Patriot-News story.

Client News

 

 

Cheyney University

 

Our client Cheyney University's tremendous financial comeback and innovative academic development plans were lauded in a 6ABC report. The story featured students and university President Aaron Walton. 

 

Watch Here 

 

 

 

PANA

 

The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists has ramped up its legislative advocacy by creating its first-ever formal government relations post. Congratulations to former PANA Vice President Jessica Poole, who takes over the new position. 

 

Learn More

 

 

 

PHCA

 

Zach Shamberg, President/CEO of our client, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, explains why Pennsylvania must increase Medicaid funding to address the needs of vulnerable seniors in nursing homes in this PennLive oped.

 

Read Here

 

 

 

MANNA

 

Produced by Philadelphia's dance community, Shut Up & Dance is a joyous celebration of movement — both serious and comedic. The 28th annual event, benefiting MANNA, takes place March 28th at the Forrest Theater.

 

Purchase Tickets

Ceisler Viewpoints

 

Inspired by Black History Month, Ceisler Special Projects Manager Larry Miller argues that rather than debating reparations, government should address inequality by raising the minimum wage, improving job training and more effectively pointing people to existing solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

How chaotic is Iowa Caucus night? Ceisler Media Associate David Huppert was there in 2016 and offers a first-hand report of this unique American event.

 

 

 

 

 

The axiom of "sticking to sports" is a thing of the past, as proven by advertising during Super Bowl LIV, writes Ceisler Media Senior Associate Drew Murren.

 

Our Viewpoints

 

Is the phrase "you guys" an insult? Mike Ferko, Ceisler Media's Director of Business Development for Western PA., looks at the 500-year history of the term and offers an answer.

 

Meet our four talented interns for this spring, Izzy Chausse, Caroline Aronowitz, Sarah Reilly and Aaron Danks.



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