9/1 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A recap of the PA-8 debate, a look at the PA-16 contest and Elizabeth Warren will campaign for Katie McGinty. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-12: Mikus Joins McClelland Campaign: The veteran Democratic operative joins the McClelland camp as a consultant.

PA-8: No Punches Pulled in Fiery Debate: A comprehensive recap of the first debate in the commonwealth’s most competitive Congressional race.

PA-Sen: Warren to Campaign for McGinty: The Massachusetts Senator is coming to stump for the PA Senate candidate.

PA-16: Can Hartman Actually Win? (Maps): The Democrats face an uphill battle in the open Congressional battle.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Opponents of LGBT employment anti-discrimination bill ask for religious exemption
StateImpactPA: Wolf still searching for new environmental chief
State House Sound Bites: Unexpected problem for poly-sci profs: how to teach about Trump
State House Sound Bites: Kaine goes on offensive in Lancaster

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Survey: Convention good, government not so much
Inquirer: City’s five-year plan approved despite recession warning
Inquirer: Elizabeth Warren to campaign for Pa. Senate candidate Katie McGinty
Inquirer: Poll: Clinton’s lead over Trump shrinks in Pa.
Philly.com: Polaneczky: ‘The Fanatic’s’ Egan apologizes on-air
WHYY Nesworks: The political impact of the Dougherty probe

SEPA
Daily Local News: West Chester University launches bike-sharing program
Daily Local News: Judge orders Lower Merion School District to roll back tax hike
Daily Local News: Naroff: Economy sails along but don’t expect rate hike
Pottstown Mercury: Daniel Boone superintendent donates raise to fund scholarship
Pottstown Mercury: Grant for St. Aloysius school enables STEM curriculum

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Wiretaps, AG’s signature challenged by accused heroin dealer charged in witness killing
Post-Gazette: Monmouth poll shows McGinty with slight lead, Clinton with a commanding one
Tribune-Review: State to increase oversight of charter schools
Tribune-Review: Budget worries follow school districts into new year
WESA: State Launches Second Audit Into Pittsburgh’s Pension Funds

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Governor will speak at Flight 93 National Memorial on Sept. 11
Observer Reporter: Staffing at Greene County’s three magistrate offices could be reviewed
Beaver County Times: Monmouth poll shows Clinton, McGinty leading in Pennsylvania
Beaver County Times: McGinty promotes jobs initiatives in Lawrence County

NEPA
Pocono Record: Options for voting college students in Pa.
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County needs new auditor
Citizens Voice: W-B councilman speaks on state LGBT bill
Times Tribune: Gov. Wolf selects more Centers of Excellence to battle opioid crisis
Times Leader: Trump opens Clarks Summit office
Times Leader: A fine day for the Irish as Cosgrove is sworn in

South Central
York Dispatch: York CYF requests ‘big budget’ from state
York Dispatch: Partnership brings Johns Hopkins surgeons to York
Lancaster Era: Lancaster Bible College named among ‘absolute worst’ campuses for LGBT students
Carlisle Sentinel: Harrisburg mayor ‘committed’ to getting police body cameras
Carlisle Sentinel: Cedar Cliff High School to remain closed through the week
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County 4-H represented at State Days
Patriot News: Amid heat wave, UGI announces increase in natural gas rates
Patriot News: Snafu lands Harrisburg public works building on tax sale list

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Limerick nuclear plant opens its doors
WFMZ: Innovative Arts Academy Charter School delays first day of class
Morning Call: Lafayette professor launches hunger strike to protest tenure denial
Morning Call: Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller proposes 2017 budget with no tax increase

North by Northwest
Erie Times: At Erie campaign stop, Kaine says Trump can’t be trusted
Erie Times: Dahlkemper supports new EMTA proposal
Sun Gazette: Commissioner agrees with pot law proposals
Sun Gazette: State OKs use of gas drilling waste on local club road

Opinion
York Daily Record: OMG! Let atheists say a ‘prayer,’ Pa. House
Erie Times: Lawsuit made for big trouble in tiny Elk Creek
Patriot News: Congratulations, Mr. Beemer. Now get to work
Post-Gazette: No deals for now: As the U.S. election looms, trade pacts sputter
Post-Gazette: Finality for Plum: Personnel decisions in the sex scandal are overdue
Inquirer: Drugs costs need control
Daily News: Pa. doesn’t seem bothered by kids getting sick from fracking

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Judge: District Exaggerated Shortfall, Improperly Raised Taxes
Commonwealth Foundation: Facing Likely Deficit, Lawmakers Should Reduce Spending
Keystone Crossroads: City of Pittsburgh challenges open government ballot measure

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