8/24 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Pence’s awkward haircut, Marino calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary and we ask our readers if they approve of President Obama. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pence’s Norristown Haircut Ends on Awkward Note: “Who are you?” is never a question a person running for Vice-President wants to hear.

PA-Sen: Outside Group Spends $1.1M On Pro-Toomey TV Spot (VIDEO): The ad emphasizes Sen. Toomey’s “law and order” theme.

Reader Poll: Do You Approve or Disapprove of President Obama’s Job Performance?: We ask our readers how they feel about the President.

Reader Poll: Rafferty Leads Shapiro Again: The GOP nominee goes 2 for 2 in our AG surveys.

PA-10: Marino Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Clinton: The Congressman is joining Donald Trump’s demand for a Special Prosecutor.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: PA Congressman Among trump Advisors At Nationals Security Meeting
State House Sound Bites: Turnpike Commission Plans Toll Modernization
Capitolwire: PSSA scores rebound
PLSReporter: Transportation Committee looks to expand rail line between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
PLSReporter: Proposal would examine potential changes to state and local tax collection practices
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh looks to recruit more paramedics through changes to union agreement

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Pence courts support, seeks help getting out GOP vote during stops in Bucks, Montgomery
WHYY Newsworks: Fattah ally sentenced to probation; Evans tapped for special election
WHYY Newsworks: Talking equal pay at Philadelphia City Hall
WHYY Newsworks: Delaware Muslim community endorses candidates
Inquirer: Low on cash, Pa. borrows to pay bills
Inquirer: In Philly region, Pence says road to White House ‘goes straight through Pennsylvania’
Inquirer: Federal probe of Seth Williams’ finances expands to nonprofit
Philly.com: McGinty gets endorsement from Pennsylvania gun-safety group (AP)

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Castor ponders employment future of convicted Kane aide
Bucks County Courier-Times: McGinty visits Clinton campaign office
Pottstown Mercury: Mike Pence Speaks at Tech Tube in King of Prussia
Pottstown Mercury: Challenge for GOP Senators: Surviving Possible Trump Loss
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove Accepts Feolas Resignation, Names, Shirk as Interim Superintendent

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Pittsburgh chief target of police union no confidence tally
WESA: Update To PA Environmental Plan May Benefit Economic Climate
Business Journal: Pitt hires vice chancellor for human resources
Post-Gazette: Study: Mon-Fayette Expressway, MLK busway projects would create more than 20,000 jobs
Tribune Review: NLRB decision may boost efforts to organize private university grad assistants
Tribune Review: Money to expand rail service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg not yet available

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Federal lawsuit settled
Altoona Mirror: Ebensburg expects more water violations
Observer-Reporter: Mon Valley Alliance opts out of settlement with coke plant
Observer-Reporter: Lauer takes over as Peters Township manager
Trib Dem: Westmont Hilltop Elementary School could cost more than originally projected
Beaver County Times: Betters wants to help revitalize Beaver County, sees perfect opportunity in arrival of Shell Chemicals

NEPA
Times Leader: Crestwood School District poised to give Rinehimer bus contract
Times Leader: Wyoming Valley West will keep Larksville police officers at high school
Times Tribune: University of Scranton’s president resigns
Times Tribune: Activist: Ban use of campaign funds for legal defense
Citizens Voice: Senate plans hearing on LGBT discrimination
Standard Speaker: Cardinal Brennan building worth salvaging, expert says

South Central
Patriot-News: Trump vs. Clinton: The latest poll results in Pa. and other swing states
Patriot-News: Wineries can now ship directly to Pennsylvania residents: Here’s the list
Patriot-News: Suspecting Sandusky leak, AG’s office set trap for a mole, hearing reveals
Patriot-News: Frustrated with city law bureau, Harrisburg council looks to hire outside attorney
Carlisle Sentinel: Can GOP senators like Toomey survive a Trump loss?
Carlisle Sentinel: McGinty gets endorsement from Pennsylvania gun-safety group      

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Mike Pence brings the calmer side of Trump campaign to Upper Bucks
Morning Call: Katie McGinty gets endorsement from Pennsylvania gun-safety group in race against Pat Toomey
Reading Eagle: Pottsgrove accepts superintendent’s resignation
Reading Eagle: Making a push to change the drawing of legislative districts    

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: County commissioner won’t apologize for comments on Islam
Erie Times-News: Millcreek supervisors approve controversial zoning amendment
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council discusses new EMTA charter dispute proposal

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Raising the stakes: Expect reaction to U.S. military action in Somalia
Post-Gazette: More medics: Mass overtime was unsafe for all concerned
Times Leader: Campus diversity can benefit college students who don’t shy from new faces
Times Tribune: Address Root Problem, Ban all “gifts”
Daily News: Lucky McGinty could be better
Inquirer: Lochte’s lies robbed Olympians of the attention they deserve

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Meet The New Birthers
Keystone Crossroads: Decision days away in Lancaster refugee case
Citified: Another Day, Another Refusal By Bobby Henon to Talk About the FBI raids

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