9/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6President Obama stumps for Hillary, a group of Republicans resign in protest against Shuster and Bloomberg examines Trump’s tough path in PA. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Obama Makes the Case for Hillary and Four More Years: The President made his post-Labor Day campaign debut in the City of Brotherly Love.

PA-9: Four Republicans Resign to Back Halvorson: Members of the Franklin County Republican Committee would rather step down than support Rep. Shuster.

Bloomberg: Trump Faces Uphill Climb in PA: Analysts break down why Pennsylvania could be more difficult to win for Trump than Ohio or even Michigan.

Dem Super PAC Uses Reagan to Criticize Trump (VIDEO): Priorities USA contrasts the 40th President to the current GOP nominee.

Sen. Tom Cotton to Keynote 2016 GOP Fall Dinner: The Arkansas Senator will be the guest of honor at the Harrisburg gathering.

PA-17: Cartwright Named to Appropriations Committee: Rep. Matt Cartwright will now serve on perhaps the most powerful committee in Washington.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf admin and PA GOP bring feud over McGinty emails to court
State House Sound Bites: State Supreme Court case could make PA police footage more accessible
State House Sound Bites: With general fund low, administration borrows from Treasury
StateImpactPA: Bradford County ramps up campaign for gas royalties bill
PLS Reporter: Rep. Harkins joins supporters for HB 1082
PLS Reporter: Summer Session: Rep. Michael Hanna (D-Clinton)
City and State: Kenney hires former city solicitors to fight soda tax suit

Philadelphia
KYW: Clinton Releases Medical Records, Doctor says she’s ‘healthy and fit’ to serve as President
WHYY Newsworks: Soda Industry challenges Philly to sweetened beverage tax in court
WHYY Newsworks: GOP hopeful Jones aiming for biblical defeat of Dems in 2nd District stronghold
Inquirer: Kenney’s pick to lead ZBA resigns: action comes 3 weeks after FBI raids his office and home
Inquirer: First black-owned shopping center gets historical marker
Inquirer: Beverage association sues to block soda tax
PhillyVoice: Leaked Colin Powell emails show loathing for Trump

SEPA
Delco Times: Democrats criticize Trump over university scandal during his visit to Aston
Delco Times: Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments in Pa. education funding suit
Bucks County Courier-Times: Candidates for 178 district set to debate in Wrightstown
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown council may revive shade tree commission
Daily Local News: GOP gains ground on Dems in voter registration in key states

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Uber aims to build Pittsburgh workforce to test driverless technology
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh police vote that they have ‘no confidence’ in chief
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh, schools, transit officials working to stem Downtown violence
Tribune Review: Trump Jr. claims his father would separate his business from politics when if elected
WESA: Canonsburg Volunteer Center give Trump jr. a chance to campaign in PA
KDKA: Donald Trump Jr. refers to his father a blue collar billionaire at Pittsburgh campaign stop
WTAE: Clinton discusses a multitude of issues

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Tom Wolf and PA GOP take open-records to fight in court
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners ground K-9 Unit, Sheriff Tony Guy makes case for keeping it
Tribune-Democrat: United Way of the Laurel Highlands aims to raise $1.5 million

NEPA
Times Leader: Mike Pence stops in Dunmore, PA.
Citizens Voice: Cartwright named U.S. appropriations committee
News Item: City council pases stricter land/ tenant ordinances

South Central
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to borrow $1.2 Billion on the heels of last month’s $400 million
Patriot-News: Independent Candidate for the 31st Senatorial District
Patriot-News: New federal courthouse in Harrisburg wins authorization, ‘will finally become a reality’
Carlisle Sentinel: Commonwealth Court reveals McGinty’s emails
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Democrats losing their hold in the Senate
York Daily Record: Chester County voters lean away from Trump

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Libertarian and Green Party gain traction in Berks County
Reading Eagle: Lawmaker wants Berks property tax foes to keep distance
Morning Call: Trumps child care plan will break with traditional conservative ideas  
Morning Call: Former district judge Tidd responds to misconduct charges
Morning Call: Northampton County officials pursue plans for a new prison

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott will comment on the future of the EMTA’s future on Wednesday
Erie Times-News: Braddock Mayor John Fetterman protests Sen. Pat Toomey outside Erie office
Centre Daily News: Clarence Bridge of Freedom honors veterans’ service

Opinion
Daily News: Media treatment of Clinton is sickening and sexist
Inquirer: Clinton made Trump’s day with ‘deplorables’ comment
Post-Gazette: The Heinz touch: Recognition (and cash) for some inspiring people
Post-Gazette: Floodgate-gate: Neglect of Washington Blvd. system defies logic
Patriot-News: It’s time for towns with free State Police protection to pay up
Patriot-News: What’s Trump’s latest conspiracy theory? The economy is rigged to help Democrats, of course
Patriot-News: New Poll – You hate Congress and you think they’re all lying to you anyway

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: PA’s Liquor Monopoly is in Red Ink Again
PA Budget and Policy Center: Education Voters of PA Statement on the Oral Argument before the PA Supreme Court for the School Funding Lawsuit
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Time for a New NorCo Jail…and in Nazareth

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