7/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Hillary Clinton accepts her historic nomination and pulls ahead of Trump in the Keystone State, and President Obama gives his former Secretary of State a ringing endorsement. Plus, the PA Lottery sets records. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Dispatches from Day 3: Pres. Obama Passes the Baton: A rare transition in party power.

Hillary Clinton: In The Arena: It is finally her big night, will she meet the moment?

PA Lottery Reports Record Sales: The PA lottery system also set net revenue and winnings records.

Suffolk University Poll: Clinton 50 Trump 41: The poll was conducted from Monday through Wednesday this week.

PA-Sen: Suffolk University Poll: McGinty 43 Toomey 36: It could turn out to be a very good week for the Democrat.

Pro-Trump Super PAC Runs Ads During DNC (VIDEOS): Rebuilding America Now PAC releases ads hitting Clinton on outsourcing and job creation.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Clinton Kicking Off Post-Nom Campaign in PA
State House Sound Bites: Oft-Overlooked, Tax Credits Can Indicate State Priorities
State House Sound Bites: Trump Angles for Blue-Collar Vote in Scranton
Pennsylvania Watchdog: Sanders supporters’ ‘Fart-In’ may be all hot air, but delegates won’t be silenced
Pennsylvania Watchdog: Fear and loathing in Philly on Day 3 of the Democratic Party pageant
PLSReporter: School discipline policies examined by Joint State Government Commission
PLSReporter: Newly named PWSA executive director’s resume comes under scrutiny
Capitolwire: Tech companies, beer makers to have tax credits available to them in FY2017-18
Capitolwire: Unclear if state aid intercept program update slipped into Fiscal Code will appease credit rating agencies

Philadelphia
CBS Philly: PA Gov. Tom Wolf Attacks Donald Trump On Business Acumen
Philly Weekly: On the Floor at the DNC
Newsworks: Watching the DNC from the other side of Philadelphia
Newsworks: Clinton must heal the racial divide among supporters
Big Tent: Suffolk poll: Hillary pulls ahead of Trump in Pa.
Inquirer: Judge: Kane can’t bring up porn at criminal trial
CapitolInq: Nutter, Wolf rip Trump while McGinty tells personal story at DNC

SEPA
Bucks County Courier: 8th Congressional candidates react to Clinton’s nomination
Bucks County Courier: Young, passionate and transgender: Northampton Sanders delegate says DNC is life-changing
Pottstown Mercury: Sanders makes a visit to King of Prussia to stump for Clinton
Pottstown Mercury: State Senator Leach declares Donald Trump is “literally… mentally ill”
Pottstown Mercury: Small business owner: Political parties have ‘no true impact’ on communities

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Plum school board mum on investigation
Tribune Review: Clinton to speak at Pittsburgh convention center Saturday afternoon
Post-Gazette: Most guns recovered by Pittsburgh police are illegally owned
WESA: Rothfus: Democratic Convention Is Out Of Touch With ‘A World On Fire’
WESA: Referendum Will Decide Whether Tax Increase Fills Housing Trust Fund, Organizers Say
WTAE:  Abiding Ministries, ex-con lead gun buyback effort in city’s Knoxville neighborhood

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver Falls homeless shelter required to find new spot
Beaver County Times: Beaver County officials look at transferring duties from sheriff’s office
Observer-Reporter: Central Greene backtracks against pay-to-learn fee
Observer-Reporter: Sewage rates may rise in Fallowfie
Altoona Mirror: Bedford County likely to reject gun rule
Altoona Mirror: Glendale authority offers to buy Reade group

NEPA
Times Leader: No favoritism shown in new hire, says Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George
Times Tribune: Trump rallies crowd in Scranton
Times Tribune: Design for Scranton veterans memorial unveiled
News Item: Geisinger community benefit reaches $580 million for FY ’15
Standard Speaker: Clashes consume school board meeting

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer: What you need to know if you’re going to the Clinton rally Friday in Harrisburg
York Dispatch: BLOG Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at DNC, highlights Kasich’s absence in Cleveland
York Daily Report: Gov. Tom Wolf says Trump ‘stiffed’ businesses
The Sentinel: McGinty gets on biggest stage in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race
The Sentinel: Supporters press Toomey for an endorsement of Trump
PennLive: Attorney General Kathleen Kane to hold press conference regarding Hershey trust
PennLive: Pa. cutting down on over-drugged kids
PennLive: ‘We have to stop pretending that the only path to equality is a Democratic path’
PennLive: No umbrellas or homemade signs: What you need to know about Hillary Clinton’s visit to Harrisburg

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Lehigh County Commissioners approve five-year, $67.5 million capital plan
Reading Eagle: Pa. delegates impressed with Kaine
Reading Eagle: Berks delegates say they’re seeing new side to Hillary Clinton
Morning Call: Judge nixes pornographic email scandal as Kane trial defense
Morning Call: Katie McGinty to speak tonight on DNC stage
Morning Call: Gov. Wolf critiques Trump’s business approach

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie mayor, police promise thorough probe of Bolden arrest
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City rental ordinance passes federal court challenge
Centre Daily Times: Gov. Tom Wolf takes aim at Donald Trump at DNC
Centre Daily Times: Centre County delegate sees childhood dream realized

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Mending mission: A hard-won grant to rejoin the Hill and Downtown
Altoona Mirror: Narcan statistics needed
Times Leader: Wait for ex-senator Bob Mellow’s book to hit discount bin

Blogs
Citified: Nutter Spoke at the DNC and Somehow Didn’t Perform “Rapper’s Delight”
Citified: Michael Nutter’s New Website URL Is Manutter.com
Citified: Hey, Mayor, How ‘Bout Making That Broad Street Parking Ban Permanent?
Citified: Obama Doesn’t Approve of Your Pathetic Voter Turnout, Philly
Keystone Crossroads: Park over highway in Pittsburgh could ‘correct an injustice’
Keystone Crossroads: In Scranton, Trump talks to the ‘forgotten men and women’ of the Rust Belt
2 Political Junkies: Vice President Joe Biden, Last Night

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  1. “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like group”
    The Secretary of State to her daughter, September 11, 2012

    “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack—not a protest”
    Summary of a statement by the Secretary of State to the Egyptian Prime Minister, September 12, 2012

    “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy”
    Benjamin J. Rhodes, defining one of the goals of Ambassador Susan E. Rice’s appearances on the Sunday news programs following the Benghazi attacks, September 14, 2012

    “I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand, and she said we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of my son.”
    Diary entry of Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, September 14, 2012

    A woman we can [somewhat] believe in.

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