10/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Ellsworth jumps into the race for Governor, Crampsie named as state Senate Dems press secretary, and the latest ehanna Polling and Research poll shows Trump, Wolf, and Casey underwater.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Ellsworth Enters Governor’s Race: Businesswoman Laura Ellsworth announced that she will be entering the race to challenge Governor Tom Wolf next year.

Crampsie Named Senate Dems Press Secretary and Senior Communications Adviser: The state Senate Democratic Caucus brought on Brittany Crampsie to head up the communications outreach for the caucus.

SP&R Poll: Trump, Wolf, and Casey All Underwater: In the latest Susquehanna Polling and Research poll commissioned by WHTM Trump, Wolf, and Casey all face high numbers of the state disapproving of their job performances and thinking someone else should get a chance in their office.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf says Treasury will loan money; Treasury says not so fast
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers push bump stock ban; gun control groups say ‘do more’
City & State: After Las Vegas mass shooting, PA lawmakers look to ban bump stocks
Capitolwire: A bit of a false start by Wolf regarding potential Treasury loan to PA’s General Fund this month.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Is Turzai video an ad for governor’s race?
Inquirer: Philly DA candidates share hard line on prosecuting cops in shootings
Inquirer: Pennsylvania AG will still seek charges against Amtrak derailment engineer
Inquirer: A councilwoman comes out for safe-injection sites-her colleagues must follow
Inquirer: After big promises, Trump returns to Pa. on Wednesday still seeking a major victory
WHYY: Wilmington Trust reaches settlement in federal fraud case
WHYY:  At Delco ‘Safe Schools’ event, lessons from Sandy Hook shooting
WHYY:  Trump says he’ll sign order to expand health insurance options
WHYY:  How revoking the Clean Power Plan will impact Pennsylvania
Philly Tribune:  Trump says U.S should change law to punish NFL
Philly Tribune:  Campaign aims to teach vulnerable groups about online perils

SEPA
Times Herald: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf backs ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Las Vegas gunman
Daily Local:  Drilling fluid spilled for third time in same area in East Goshen
Bucks County Courier Times: Joe Biden visits Bucks County to announce partnership between foundation, Doylestown Health
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County housing department seeks comments on homeless grant application

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Paper: Tuesdays with Toomey takes on gun control
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth announces run for governor
Tribune Review: Tom Wolf urges Pennsylvania ban on ‘bump stocks’ after Las Vegas massacre
Tribune Review: No property tax increase in proposed Allegheny County budget
Post-Gazette: GOP Pittsburgh Lawyer Laura Ellsworth announces run for governor
Post-Gazette: Is Turzai video an ad for governor’s race?
Post-Gazette: Battleground state of Pennsylvania now a battleground in gerrymandering fight
Post-Gazette: Fitzgerald budget proposal calls for $25M increase in county spending
WESA: Proposed 2018 Allegheny County Budget Unveiled By Rich Fitzgerald

Southwest
WJAC: JARI hosts tax reform roundtable with Sen. Pat Toomey in Johnstown
Observer-Reporter: State chamber official addresses issues affecting businesses
Altoona Mirror: Grants coordinator expresses need for housing in Blair

NEPA
Times Leader: 2 percent Luzerne County tax hike proposed for 2018
Times Leader: Hillary Clinton to be keynote speaker at upcoming Geisinger event
Times-Tribune: Hillary Clinton to speak at Geisinger health care symposium

South Central
York Dispatch: New challenger for Wagner declares for GOP gubernatorial race
WHTM: Turzai releases campaign-like video; Is he running for governor?
Patriot News: What will Trump say in Harrisburg? White House official dishes on that and more
Patriot News: Trump protesters will be waiting at the gate when he arrives in Harrisburg on Wednesday
Patriot News: Trump still hasn’t paid Harrisburg for last visit (and neither has Clinton)
Patriot News: Trump vendor endures expletives at temporary stand near Camp Hill
Patriot News: These people are getting ‘slammed’ by Obamacare: report
Patriot News: Hillary Clinton coming to Pa. to help cure health care
Patriot News: Trump to be interviewed by Fox’s Sean Hannity during Harrisburg-area visit
Patriot News: Sen. Bob Casey gives Harvey Weinstein donation to a Pa. women’s shelter
Patriot News: Four months, no Pa. budget: Is there a better way?
LNP: Ground broken on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Lancaster County, protesters block work entrance
LNP: Lancaster city police Chief Keith Sadler resigning to take state job; Capt. Jarrad Berkihiser named acting chief

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Gauging support for Trump’s tax plan ahead of Pennsylvania visit
Morning Call: A new Republican enters Pennsylvania governor’s race
Reading Eagle: Details emerge on President Trump’s visit to Harrisburg
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor walks out of council meeting over marijuana resolution
Reading Eagle: Ex-Penn State AD Curley out of prison, serves 2 1/2 months
Reading Eagle: Trump suggests he’s smarter than his secretary of state
Reading Eagle: Details emerge on President Trump’s visit to Harrisburg

North by Northwest
Erie-Times News:  Crawford DA: Trooper justified in shooting wanted man
Erie-Times News:  GOP gubernatorial stakes grow with Pittsburgh lawyer’s entry
Sun-Gazette: Secretary pushes importance of STEM for women in transportation
Centre Daily Times: New coalition to push for Centre County transportation projects

Opinion
Sun-Gazette: Tax reform plan critical medicine for all Americans
Post-Gazette: Don’t dare defund Pitt: The state-related schools cannot be budget victims
Inquirer: Temple president: In-state tuition discount ends if Pa. doesn’t pass budget | Opinion
Inquirer: Trump sabotaging Obamacare with birth control rule | Editorial
Inquirer: Bike lanes promote safety; time for Philly Council to see that | Editorial
Daily News: How to save America by running for Middletown Township auditor | Will Bunch
Bucks County Courier Times: Editorial: ‘Out of his mind’? Gov. (lone) Wolf mortgages the future
Tribune Review: Clean up IRS rehiring
Tribune Review: As the state budget churns: Pa.’s lone Wolf
Patriot News: On the matter of Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate | Editorial
Patriot News: I help our veterans fight the beast of addiction every day. This is its human face | Opinion

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