9/22 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Shapiro’s fundraising total, Wolf chooses his DEP Secretary and Rutherford returns to the AG’s office. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

EXCLUSIVE: Shapiro Raised $1.78M Over the Summer: The Democratic candidate for Attorney General broke fundraising records this summer.

PA-Gov: Wolf Nominates Patrick McDonnell As Permanent DEP Secretary: McDonnell has been serving as Acting Secretary since Quigley’s resignation.

Rutherford Returns to Attorney General’s Office: Kathleen Kane’s former Chief of Staff has been tapped by Beemer to be a Special Advisor.

PA-Sen: McGinty Accuses Toomey of Shipping Jobs Overseas in Latest TV Spot (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee uses the twin terrors of Wall Street and China against the GOP incumbent.

PA-8: NRCC Hits Santarsiero Over Expenses in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The GOP tries to use the fact that Santarsiero doesn’t use a state car against him.

Ceisler Media Hosting Debate Watch Party: Come join Katie Colaneri, Solomon Jones, John Micek, Jenice Armstrong and more!

Statewide
Capitolwire: House considers bills to change some election-related issues
State House Sound Bites: Wolf administration’s plan to combat hunger
State House Sound Bites: Gun law formerly deemed unconstitutional reintroduced in the House
StateImpactPA: Wolf nominates Patrick McDonnell as the state’s permanent top environmental regulator
StateImpactPA: Dakota Access pipeline controversy registers with Pennsylvanians
StateImpactPA: Fracking billionaire backs Trump
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh City Council discusses Pittsburgh Housing Opportunity Funds

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Parking Authority boss ticket after sexual harassment investigation
Inquirer: Judge unseals limited details of convicted state Rep. Acosta’s guilty plea
Inquirer: New AG says proposed Pa. child-sex abuse law wasn’t unconstitutional
Philadelphia Magazine: The man who predicted Obama’s wins says McGinty is likely to unseat toomey
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney dismisses Pa. bill targeting sanctuary cities as ploy to support Trump
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf administration launches four-year plan to address hunger
BillyPenn: The surprising truth about a Philly Republican’s Harrisburg muscles

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf nominates longtime DEP official Patrick McDonnell to be next secretary
Bucks County Courier-Times: Pennsbury school board unanimously approves new five-year teachers contract
Delco Daily Times: McCain to stump for Toomey in Delco on Friday
Delco Daily Times: State universities and profs’ union pursue 3rd-party solutions
Delco Daily Times: Pipeline Wars: Delco protesters stand in solidarity with North Dakota tribes
Montgomery Media: Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to include panel discussion on family businesses
Bucks Local News: Board of Judges appoint Matthew Weintraub as interim Bucks County District Attorney
Bucks Local News: Bucks House delegation implores New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to reconsider decision on reciprocity
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick urges President Obama to stand up for 9/11 families and sign ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act’

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: State Rep Acosta pleaded guilty to felony 6 months ago
Post-Gazette: Wolf recommends acting DEP secretary to fill role permanently
Post-Gazette: Downtown street closed for Trump’s conference visit today
Post-Gazette: Mylan CEO gets grilling over EpiPen price increases
Business Times: Mylan CEO Bresch steps into the Congressional spotlight
WESA: Lawmaker with Secret Criminal Case Pressured to Resign
WTAE: Large-scale drug sweep happening throughout Western Pennsylvania

Southwest
Beaver County Times: State Sen. Bartolotta doesn’t expect significant public opposition to proposed Shell pipeline
Beaver County Times: Toomey, Casey support Miners Protection Act as it passes key committee
Beaver County Times: Beaver County eliminates positions against advice of Sheriff Tony Guy

NEPA
Times Leader: Emotional testimony before Lt. Governor highlights steps needed to prevent addiction
Times Leader: Tom Wall named police chief in Nanticoke
Times-Tribune: Keystone to offer loan repayment program for grads making less than $40G
Citizens Voice: Plymouth council votes borough from West Side Police mutual aid agreement
Standard Speaker: Ex-police officer pleads guilty to charges in fatal crash

South Central
Patriot-News: State universities’ faculty rejects conditions tied to $159 million salary offer, strike prep begins
Patriot-News: Sen. Daylin Leach is a centaur – because, of course
Patriot-News: Talks break down between state universities’ system and faculty, increasing likelihood of strike
York Daily Record: Super PAC donations pass $1 million
York Daily Record: Clinton and Trump debate over who will represent PA gas industry continues to linger
York Dispatch: Clinton focuses on winning over PA a state Trump needs to win

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Trump troubled over Tulsa shootings while Clinton say they are unbearable
Morning Call: Toomey questions Wells Fargo CEO over bank regulations
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council to discuss reducing penalties for marijuana
Reading Eagle: Otto W. Voit III, GOP treasurer candidate, talks to Reading Eagle

North by Northwest
Erie Times News: Councilman Edward DiMattio seeks to resolve EMTA dispute
Centre Daily Times: State GOP opens Centre County campaign office
Centre Daily Times: Candidate’s night scheduled for Oct. 13

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Camera, action: City surveillance cameras are too vital to neglect
Post-Gazette: The death of Daija: A teenager’s murder in broad daylight
Inquirer: Philly legislator who tried to hide her felony conviction should resign before the election
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf calls on convicted Philly lawmaker to resign – she says she’ll stay, report

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Distress in Coal Country
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Education Policy Roundup
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvania public schools being denied “thorough and efficient system of public education”

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