8/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Giffords endorses Toomey, Stephens is still pushing for the impeachment of Kane and Clinton goes nuclear on Trump. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: Gabby Giffords Endorses Toomey: The former Congresswoman’s PAC is backing the incumbent Senator.

Stephens Still Wants to Impeach Kane: Not even a resignation can end this nightmare.

Clinton’s Newest TV Spot Premieres in PA (VIDEO): The thirty-second commercial questions Trump’s ability to handle the nation’s security.

PA-Sen: Why is Toomey Falling as Portman Rises?: We examine why Pat Toomey is struggling compared to his neighboring Senator Rob Portman.

PA-8: Major GOP PAC to Spend $1.18M Against Santarsiero: The Congressional Leadership Fund is targeting the SEPA contest.

July Jobs Report: Unemployment Steady at 5.6%: The streak is over.

StateImpactPA: Gas company fined for building pipelines in the wrong place
PLSReporter: Task force to focus on veterans issues in Pennsylvania
PLSReporter: Controller Wagner calls for overhaul of Allegheny County’s Ethics Code
PLSReporter: Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York)
Capitolwire: More gun-control advocates endorse Toomey; McGinty says he didn’t do enough
Capitolwire: County officials want more authority, flexibility regarding how elections are run
Capitolwire: Despite resignation, impeachment investigation of Kane to continue

Philly Business Journal: $1.5M helps launch Pennsylvania’s prescription drug-monitoring database
WHYY Newsworks: McGinty bashes Toomey on failure to endorse a presidential candidate
Inquirer: Seth Williams takes ‘full responsibility’ for disclosure scandal
Inquirer: Mayor’s Fund board kept in dark about spending
Inquirer: Trump running mate Mike Pence to campaign in Bucks County tomorrow
Inquirer: City Commissioners staffer slain in front of mother’s home, one of 4 weekend homicides

Daily Local News: Democratic gun-control advocates throw support behind Toomey
Montgomery Media: On election chess board, Southeastern Pennsylvania counties are crucial
Bucks County Courier-Times: Penndel to vote on Middletown providing police services
Bucks County Courier-Times: Stephens: Kane impeachment investigation to continue
Pottstown Mercury: Gun Control Politics Unfold in PA US Senate Race
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County naacp Branches Call for collaboration with police

WTAE: City officials and Paramedics Union agree to new measures to improve Pittsburgh EMS
KDKA: New School For The Deaf CEO Encourages Students To Pursue Dreams
WESA: The Path To Presidential Victory In PA
WESA: Bill Aims To Curtail PA Gerrymandering
Post-Gazette: Popular mural group lacks state registration
Post-Gazette: Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Police officers meet, greet residents in informal gatherings
Tribune Review: Police union surveying members on confidence in Pittsburgh chief
Tribune Review: Feds’ move on contraceptive coverage ‘bullying’

Observer Reporter: Trinity extends contracts of top administrators
Observer Reporter: Gun range in Robinson subject of two appeals
Altoona Mirror: Controller: Revenue down because of conservation
Altoona Mirror: AASD asked to review decision
Altoona Mirror: After early struggles, area ethanol plant thriving
Tribune-Democrat: Airport lands $150,000 grant for hangar upgrades

Pocono Record: Funds available for dirt, gravel road trainings
Standard Speaker: Local greenhouse seeks marijuana business
Times Tribune: Nonprofits still scramble for funding
Times Leader: Luzerne County proposes combining Wilkes-Barre magisterial offices

South Central
Patriot-News: ‘His testimony didn’t fit the case’: Sandusky’s ‘Victim 2’ at center of Day Two appeals hearing
Patriot-News: Jerry Sandusky case prosecutors are scheduled to testify in appeals hearing Tuesday
Patriot-News: Trump running mate Mike Pence adds another Pennsylvania campaign stop
Carlisle Sentinel: Gabby Giffords’ gun safety group endorses Toomey re-election
York Daily Record: State rep blames Wolf for taxpayer-funded sex changes     
York Dispatch: Pro-transgender reforms announced in Pa.

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PA auditor general calls mailer blasting Liberty High School ‘despicable,’ calls for investigations
Morning Call: Hopes, fears accompany launch of Pennsylvania’s overdose prevention tool
Reading Eagle: Schuylkill Valley superintendent to retire
WFMZ: Republican vice president hopeful Pence to visit Pa.    

North by Northwest
Onward State: Trump Supporters Interrupt College Republicans Meeting, Demand Executive Board Resignation
Sun Gazette: As election approaches, diverse millennials are no voting monolith
Sun Gazette: Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ stance on illegal immigration
Centre Daily Times: SCASD explores elementary school plans in light of demographic data   

Post-Gazette: Toomey and TPP
Post-Gazette: Not so simple: Gun ownership is not main cause of crime drop
Citizens Voice: Clearing the air on big trucks
Inquirer: Colleges must improve sexual assault prevention programs
Inquirer: Johnny Doc: Timoney honorable, tough, and fair
Patriot-News: Recent animal cruelty cases show humane officers need better training
Patriot-News: The NRA is raffling off guns that Hillary Clinton wants to ‘ban’

2 Political Junkies: Yea, Donald Trump’s Campaign Is Trudging Along Real Fine…
Citified: 17 Days After FBI Raided His Office, Bobby Henon Is Still Silent
Citified: Pew: Philly Gives Out $200 Million in Business Tax Breaks Every Year
Commonwealth Foundation: Welfare to Work Helped Reduce Poverty

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