10/27 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Bill Clinton is returning, Super PAC to spend $5 million against McGinty while the DCCC tries to tie Fitzpatrick to Trump. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Bill Clinton Making Return Visit to PA: The former President is making stops in the Southwest, Central PA and the Lehigh Valley.

PA-Sen: GOP Super PAC To Dump $5 Million Into McGinty-Toomey Contest: Republicans make a final push to hold the PA Senate seat.

PA-12: McClelland Premieres First TV Commercial (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee releases her initial general election ad.

PA-8: DCCC Seeks to Tie Fitzpatrick to Trump (VIDEO): The Dems use Donald Trump’s statements and positions against Fitzpatrick in new TV ad.

PA-9: Constituents Make the Case for Shuster in New TV Ad (VIDEO): Citizens of the 9th Congressional District praise the work done by the incumbent.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Video: Clinton and Trump advisers debate energy and environmental policy
StateImpactPA: EPA steps up pressure on FERC over new pipeline assessment
State House Sound Bites: Senate moves latest amendment to keep keep casino money moving
State House Sound Bites: Legislature moves forward with pensions
WITF: Clinton and Trump in the final hurdles to the white house

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kenney amends gifts rules for his staff
Inquirer: Center City retail remains hot
Inquirer: Pa. legislature races the clock on session’s last voting day
KYW: Pennsylvania Is Target Of Intensive Get-Out-The-Vote Effort By Clinton Campaign
WHYY NewsWorks: Philly Councilwomen, immigrant-rights advocates urge Berks County detention center closure
Philly Voice: Singer claims Sixers canceled her national anthem performance because of ‘We Matter’ jersey
Philly Voice: SEPTA releases strike contingency plan
Philly Voice: Crowd jams hearing full of allegations about racism in Philadelphia’s LGBT community
Philly Voice: Big apartment complex proposed near Temple University

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Preliminary Chester County budget shows slight tax increase
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville borough, developer agree to land swap
Daily Local News: Giant/Martin’s alerts customers to voluntary recall of Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast and Sea Salt
Daily Local News: Benchmark opens two new branches in Chester County
Bucks County Courier-Times: At Bucks County Community College, Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine tells crowd Hillary Clinton ‘has the stamina to do the job’

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Legislature OKs opioid restrictions
Post-Gazette: Highmark changes commission policy for insurance agents
Post-Gazette: Sanders promises to push his platform after Nov. 8 vote
Post-Gazette: Police review board says chief violated rules with speech at convention
Post-Gazette: Pa. lawmakers race the clock on session’s last voting day
Tribune-Review: Senate candidates battle in Western Pennsylvania
Tribune-Review: Led by Allegheny County, state sells record $2.43B in liquor in 2015-16
Tribune-Review: Experts: Everyday internet-ready devices susceptible to cyberattacks

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Toomey visits Ambridge, discusses future of natural gas
Beaver County Times: A day after ATI closes Midland plant, USW president blasts Trump for buying Chinese steel
Beaver County Times: Bill Clinton to campaign in Aliquippa on Friday
Tribune-Democrat: Conemaugh Health System completes $50M overhaul of record system
Tribune-Democrat: Lift Johnstown: Area groups focus on building trails, connections

NEPA
Times Leader: Crackdown on drug dealers needed in Luzerne County, officials say
Times Leader: Business as unusual: Nigerian fresh from Wisconsin comes to Wilkes
Times-Tribune: Day after sentencing, former AG Kane focused on appealing conviction
Times-Tribune: PSP: Statute of limitations halts criminal probe of Scranton double pensions
Times-Tribune: Date set for jury selection in Frein trial

South Central
Patriot-News: Harrisburg demands $140K from parking system as revenue dispute boils over
Patriot-News: It’s official: Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race is the most expensive ever
Patriot-News: Election officials on guard for voter intimidation amid rigging talk
York Daily Record: York Water Co. reports spike in lead levels
Lancaster Online: Race for state Senate: Scott Martin and Greg Paulson would bring different perspectives to Harrisburg

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania state troopers fighting pension reform bill
Morning Call: Tim Kaine urges Muhlenberg crowd not to take anything for granted
Reading Eagle: Bill Clinton to campaign at Albright College in Reading

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State student starts GoFundMe for riot damage
Sun Gazette: Tioga County to apply for small water and sewer grant for stream monitoring
Sun Gazette: Consultant sought for Grafius Run

Opinion
Inquirer: Giving a no-bid contract to a Kenney supporter suggests pay-to-play
Daily News: Daily News endorsements for Senate, House
Patriot-News: Shamaine Daniels’ Section 8 bills are the start of an important conversation
Patriot-News: Is John Kasich riding to Pat Toomey’s rescue?
Post-Gazette: Re-elect DePasquale: The state auditor general deserves another term
Post-Gazette: Keep the bonus, soldiers: The clawback of pay should remain suspended

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Trump torture debate recap at RMU
Keystone Crossroads: PA Senate approves bill to punish sanctuary cities
Keystone Crossroads: Uber, Lyft get approval to operate in PA
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Controversy over payment difference with law clerks

2 Responses

  1. Barker just go his job back with back pay, plus $140,000 for himself and his law firm. Hope someone keeps a tab on how much Kathy cost the state.

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