9/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6The latest voter registration numbers, Fitzpatrick hits the airwaves and EMILY’s List backs Hartman. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Voter Registration Update – September 2016: After tough year, Dems begin to stabilize.

SD-9: Internal Poll Shows Killion with Double-Digit Lead: A GOP pollster has the incumbent up 51% to 36%.

PA-Sen: Warren Rallies Up Support for McGinty: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Katie McGinty attack Toomey and Trump at a rally.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Emphasizes Roots in First TV Ad (VIDEO): The GOP candidate presents his biography in the campaign’s first television commercial.

Trump Attacks Clinton Over Remarks in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The GOP nominee slams his opponent for “basket of deplorables” comment.

PA-16: EMILY’s List Endorses Hartman: EMILY’s will aid the Democratic nominee as she tries to flip the open seat.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Trump to return to Pennsylvania as Obama stumps for Clinton
State House Sound Bites: York and Lancaster officials meet after shooting at football game
PLSReporter: Tax amnesty program guidelines released
PLSReporter: New legislation aims to address “Silver Tsunami”
PLSReporter: New Pittsburgh tech initiative closes digital divide in after school programs

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Lynne Abraham can relate to Hillary Clinton: ‘The same thing happened to me’
Inquirer: Tiny hardware flaw holds up SEPTA’s train car repairs
Inquirer: Johnny Doc’s sway with council: overstated or overwhelming?
Inquirer: Philly GOP debunks revived 2012 election conspiracy theory
Philly.com: Trump’s campaign says he’s given ‘tens of millions to charity’, but offers no details and no proof
Philly Voice: Obama Campaigning in Philly, Trump visiting Delaware County on Tuesday
KYW: Trump’s Son Offers Insight Into Republican Candidate’s Strategy in Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Vets group may lose Bucks County site for annual event helping homeless
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania’s Education Funding Case: Here’s What You Need to Know
Philadelphia Business Journal: Teacher walkout possible at Pa.’s 14 state-owned universities

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Clinton’s and Trump’s plans to help education differ sharply
Daily Local News: Why it Matters in 2016 Election: Child Care and Pay Equity
Bucks County Courier-Times: Water group to host PFOA expert Sunday in Warminster

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Justifying Clinton leaving 9/11 memorial early
Post-Gazette: Art Institute moving to the Strip District
Post-Gazette: Transit workers vote down proposed contract
Pittsburgh Business Times: McCamey appoints chief for Pittsburgh office
WESA: District may close all of its high schools
WTAE: Bernie Sanders supports McGinty in Pittsburgh this Friday

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg tax office to be closed
Observer-Reporter: Daley team offers outreach support
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Clinton campaign releases medical details

NEPA
Times Leader: Mike Pence will campaign in Dunmore on Wednesday
Citizens Voice: Lawmakers need to raise minimum wage
Wayne Independent: Jury commissioner abolished
Standard Speaker: City’s revenue still comes up short
Pocono Record: Republican headquarters opens in Stroudsburg

South Central
Patriot-News: Katie McGinty email flap heads to court as GOP demands access
Patriot-News: Faculty at state universities vote to go on strike, no walkout date set
Patriot-News: ‘In my heart and in my mind, I will go to my deathbed knowing I did nothing wrong,’ Ex-Sen. Mellow says
Patriot-News: Pneumonia: some die, some don’t even know they have it
Patriot-News: Managing Harrisburg: A look at Mayor Eric Papenfuse through one month of his emails
Carlisle Sentinel: Mount Holly Springs considers options to replace retiring secretary
Carlisle Sentinel: Shippensburg revises tobacco-use ordinance

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Hillary Clinton has many African-American voters’ heads, but not necessarily their hearts
Morning Call: Allentown settles excessive force suit for $350k
Reading Eagle: Libertarians, Greens in Berks County are challenging the status quo
Reading Eagle: PepsiCo Inc. plans to close plant on Centre Avenue in Reading
Reading Eagle: Master plan unveiled for Exeter Township

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Businesses emphasize cybersecurity since 9/11
Erie Times-News: Erie military veteran launches business of his own
Sun-Gazette: ‘Rolling memorial’ honors lives lost

Opinion
Inquirer: Debt and rising tolls are killing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Daily News: Bureaucratic morass killed a 10-year-old boy
Patriot-News: The voters are serious about the economy
Patriot-News: Trump or Clinton? Who’s winning the fight for the Electoral College?
Post-Gazette: Police on call: The city is right to modify officer responses
Post-Gazette: School’s out for ITT: The for-profit network was bad for U.S. taxpayers
Post-Gazette: Be real about pot: Legal status aside, it’s a mind-altering substance

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania’s education funding case: Here’s what you need to know
Keystone Crossroads: Despite some tech updates, Pa. campaign finance site remains unwieldy
2 Political Junkies: Trump’s “Basket of Deplorables”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Gerrymandering Reform Bill Now Has 25 Co-Sponsors

2 Responses

  1. Having sat through the late 1970’s “macing” trial of the Westmoreland County mob in federal court, I guess PA highways are still family business.

  2. Inquirer: “Debt, rising tolls and frivolous bond issues by Zappala Crime Family turnpike officials are killing the turnpike.”

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