9/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Toomey hits McGinty over taxes, Pence to campaign in Scranton and we ask our readers to rate Governor Wolf’s job performance. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: Do You Approve of Gov. Wolf’s Job Performance?: We check in to see how our readers feel about the Governor.

Reader Poll: Toomey Leads McGinty: The GOP incumbent finished ahead in our reader survey.

Trump Jr. to Attend Western PA Office Opening: The GOP nominee’s oldest son is coming to Canonsburg.

PA-Sen: Toomey Hits McGinty over Connections to Wolf in New TV Ad (VIDEO): Toomey goes after McGinty on taxes in latest commercial.

Pence to Stump in Scranton on Wednesday: The GOP VP nominee will be visiting Northeast PA.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Pennsylvania state government borrows another $1.2 billion
State House Sound Bites: Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton in Pennsylvania
State House Sound Bites: Western Pa. school district enacts gender ID restroom policy
State House Sound Bites: Pa. Governor Wolf: Discussing health issues up to individual
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh police survey shows officers have ‘no confidence’ in chief
PLS Reporter: Point State Park added to Pittsburgh’s 2030 District on energy conservation
StateImpactPA: Pipeline protesters show solidarity with Native Americans in North Dakota
StateImpactPA: Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline could run through public land in Delco

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Obama in Philly: 2016 Election is about the ‘very meaning of America’
Inquirer: Trump to propose child-care subsidies in Delco on Tuesday
Philly.com: Political risk for all in Trump – Clinton ‘deplorables’ debate (AP)
PhillyMag: Why the Heck was Katie McGinty at the Home of Trump Surrogate Erin Elmore
WHYY Newsworks – Pa. Supreme Court considers diving into school funding debate at jam-packed hearing
WHYY Newsworks – Pennsylvania state government borrows $1.2B
BillyPenn: Maybe Obama’s last visit as president: ‘I’ve got incredible memories of Philly”

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Ex-PA attorney general Kathleen Kane hires Montgomery County lawyer to represent her at sentencing
Bucks County Courier-Times: Obama stumps for Clinton at Philadelphia Art Museum
Delco Daily Times: Concern grows over Sunoco pipeline plan

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Corrosion discovered four years before Westmoreland County pipe blast
Post-Gazette: Tom Wolf seeks to curb opioid prescriptions
Post-Gazette: Weirton city manager says officer let go for other incidents, not for holding fire
WESA: Pittsburgh enforces Obamacare ruling to include gender transition
WTAE: Clinton will return to campaign trail on Thursday

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Trump’s child care plan goes against conservative orthodoxy
Observer-Reporter: New mental health clinic for children opening in Greene County
Tribune-Democrat: Libertarian nominee looking for presidential debates

NEPA
Times Leader: Matt Cartwright named to powerful House Appropriations Committee
Standard Speaker: Luzerne county council raises questions over potential sale of juvenile correction center
Pocono Record: Trump tries to flip deplorable script

South Central
Patriot-News: Donald Trump explains plan for child care in speech to Pennsylvania crowd
Patriot-News: Former Pa. Game Commission official denies wrongdoing; says ethics agreement was an economic decision
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania to borrow again to avoid running out of money to pay bills
Patriot-News: Former Pa. Game Commission official ordered to pay $75,000 for ethics violation
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania opens up bids for orphaned liquor licenses
Carlisle Sentinel: Harrisburg rally calls for minimum wage hike
Carlisle Sentinel: Foundation calls for extra $20 million in farm remediation

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: People in Berks weigh in on national economic news
Reading Eagle: Reading leaders disappointed by Pepsi’s closure
Morning Call: Aging Northampton County Prison among Pennsylvania’s costliest jails to operate
Morning Call: Saucon Valley High School principal resigns
Lehigh Valley Live: How U.S. News & World Report ranked Lehigh Valley colleges

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Some Sugar Valley families have an issue with the Penns Valley Area School District
Sun-Gazette: Price-tag relief
Erie Times-News: Lake Erie Moment: Groundskeeper grateful to care for military jet at Summit cemetery

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Sweet and sordid: How the sugar industry gamed vital research
Post-Gazette: The smile distraction: The unfair quips about Clinton’s demeanor
Post-Gazette: Next stop, Cuba: Direct flights from PIT to the island are welcome
Patriot-News: What’s Trump’s latest conspiracy theory? The economy is rigged to help Democrats
Patriot-News: Three maps that explain what happens when you expand Medicaid
Patriot-News: No Trump’s supporters aren’t ‘deplorables’ but yes some are racist and worse
Inquirer: Dionne: Clinton is the authentically religious candidate
Inquirer: Donald Trump’s illegal campaign contribution shines a light on how he does business

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. Supreme Court considers dividing into school funding debate at jam-packed hearing
Keystone State Education Coalition: Today’s Supreme Court education funding case
Commonwealth Foundation: Local Union complains about transparency
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  1. Does anyone remember when Hillary and Bill sold the Lincoln Room to big contributors? Funny how the media forgets anything the Clintons do but magnify anything involving Trump.

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