9/23 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Nate Silver looks at McGinty’s chances, Rendell tells Hillary to smile more and Michelle Obama cuts a radio ad. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: Nate Silver Analyzes McGinty’s Chances: The FiveThirtyEight head sees the PA Senate race as a toss-up that still leans towards the Democrats.

Clinton Releases Ad Featuring Scranton Mother (VIDEO): A PA citizen laments Trump’s treatment of a disabled reporter.

PA-Sen: Toomey Super PAC Hits the Airwaves (VIDEO): Prosperity for Pennsylvania is going after Katie McGinty in a new TV ad.

Rendell to Hillary: “Smile More” (VIDEO): Oops, he did it again.

Clinton Campaign Releases Michelle Obama Radio Ad (AUDIO): The First Lady urges supporters to register to vote in new spot.

Chelsea Clinton Coming to Johnstown: The former and perhaps future First Daughter is returning to the commonwealth.

PA-8: FOP Endorses Fitzpatrick: The police union is backing the Republican nominee.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Court rejects most of Wolf’s order granting direct care workers organizing rights
Capitolwire: Auditor General reiterates call for charter school law reform
StateImpactPA: Support for environmental bills in Pennsylvania
StateImpactPA: Trump speaks at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh
City and State: Joe Khan announced his candidacy for Philly DA office
City and State: Philadelphia paying legal costs for Henon’s staff investigation
PLS Reporter: Court invalidates portions of Gov. Wolf’s direct care worker executive order
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh launches a new, easy to use website for residents

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Councilman defends Parking Authority’s decision not to fire director accused of sexual harassment
Inquirer: DA’s press aide under investigation
Inquirer: In Delco, Trump tells faithful of need to repair inner cities
Inquirer: Feds may back health studies in Montco, Bucks water contamination
Philly.com: Featherman: PPA leader must be booted
WHYY Newsworks: What’s up with that Schuylkill River slime?
WHYY Newsworks: Philly seeks four months to prepare defense of drinks tax
WHYY Newsworks: Kenney dismisses Pa. bill targeting sanctuary cities as ploy to support Trump

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Casey: ‘Limited’ CDC funding preventing PFC health study
Bucks County Courier-Times: Charter schools dominate talk at William Tennent roundtable
Bucks County Courier-Times: Fitzpatrick, Santarsiero pick up endorsements
Pottstown Mercury: Trump says he’ll make America safe again at Pennsylvania rally
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County sees 138% rise in drug overdoses

Pittsburgh
City Paper: City Paper’s live coverage of Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh
WESA: Multiple organizations protest downtown as Trump speaks in Pittsburgh
Business Times: American CEOs sound off: What they would tell the next prez
Post-Gazette: In Pittsburgh, Trump says racial tensions a ‘national crisis’
Post-Gazette: Auditor general says audit reflects weakness of state’s charter school law
Post-Gazette: Governor urges State System, faculty union to continue to negotiate
Tribune-Review: Trump woos oil, gas industry in Pittsburgh visit

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: UPMC sues over pension liability
Tribune-Democrat: Chelsea Clinton to hold voter registration rally at UPG
Beaver County Times: Local government leaders gather together to learn how to better work together in wake of Shell

NEPA
Times Leader: Presidential hopeful Jill Stein pitches ‘Green New Deal’ in Wilkes-Barre
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners authorize tax extensions for elderly
Citizens’ Voice: Retired state trooper sworn in as Nanticoke’s new police chief
Standard-Speaker: Most Puerto Ricans face a second night without electricity
News Item: Debate surfaces at SASB meeting over salary hikes

South Central
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s chief of staff now back with the AG’s office as a volunteer
Patriot-News: Trump claims he will be the voice for forgotten Americans
Patriot-News: Pa. joins lawsuit alleging drug maker profiteered off opioid addicts
Patriot-News: ‘Zombies,’ lobbyists and vodka at grocery stores: What’s next for Pa. liquor reform?
York Daily Record: PA audits online charter school

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PA joins national lawsuit against drug companies over opioids.
Morning Call: Clinton’s message during campaign speech shifted back to herself
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor plans to veto bill on marijuana

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Trump wants stop-and-frisk to expand across the United States
Centre Daily Times: Clinton dominates Trump when it comes to AG money for campaign
Centre Daily Times: Local educators happy with charter school audit

Opinion
Patriot-News: Will the least terrible presidential candidate please stand up?
Patriot-News: Convicted Philly lawmaker’s case a reminder of why people hate politics
Post-Gazette: Cruel solitary: While order must rule, 37 years alone was too long
Post-Gazette: Know the limits: Forensic evidence deserves legal scrutiny, too
Inquirer: ITT schools have been ripping off students and saddling them with debt for years
Inquirer: Worldview: Trump’s foreign policy comments scare national security experts
Daily News: State Rep. Acosta drags bar down even lower

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Education Policy Roundup; statewide cyber school audit to be released
Commonwealth Foundation: Governor Wolf’s agenda fails in court
Commonwealth Foundation: Flawed Arguments Drive School Funding Suit

One Response

  1. Weird that former AUSA Joe Khan announced that he’s running for Phila DA and it’s not even mentioned on this site. Especially since every other comment mentions what a mess Seth Williams has made iof the DA office and his personal life. Disgraceful.

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