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9/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Murphy saves a life, Michelle Obama cuts an ad for Clinton and Biden visits Drexel. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: Tim Murphy Saves Man’s Life: The Congressman found an unconscious man in an elevator of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Clinton Unveils Michelle Obama TV Ad (VIDEO): The commercial coincides with the First Lady’s visit to Philly today.

PA-8: DCCC Wants You to Know Brian Isn’t Mike (VIDEOS): The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee makes their message explicit in their latest ads.

Biden Seeks to Inspire Millennials at Drexel University Rally: The Vice President visited Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.

PA-Sen: McGinty Seeks to Counter Toomey in Latest Ad (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee sought to rebuke her opponent without mentioning his name.

Statewide
Capitolwire: PA Supreme Court severs local assessment section of state’s Gaming Act
Capitolwire: Supreme Court axes more of Act 13 natural gas law
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf calls on General Assembly to pass more opioid-related legislation
Statehouse Sound Bites: Wolf renews call for opioid legislation
Statehouse Sound Bites: Conservative PAC targets the Amish
PLS Reporter: PA Supreme Court says casino in municipal county is unconstitutional

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Uber and Lyft poised to return to legal limbo in Philly
Inquirer: Parking boss resigns over scandal — and he has a big pension coming
Inquirer: Council bill would bar employers from seeking salary history
Inquirer: Casey, Toomey introduce Senate resolution to honor Arnold Palmer
Inquirer: For Wolf, opioid crisis offers chance to flex political muscle
WHYY Newsworks: First lady stumps for youth vote in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Poll finds presidential race disrupting friendships, bringing out the worst in Americans

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Court decision could limit Parx payments to Bensalem, Bucks County
Bucks County Courier-Times: Lower Makefield bus company considers challenge to Scudder Falls Bridge tolls
Bucks County Courier-Times: Boyle bill calls for federal standard on PFCs
Pottstown Mercury: OJR to study altering school start times

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: High court strikes down Pa. law on shale gas
Post-Gazette: House passes water resources bill that includes funding for Upper Ohio locks
Post-Gazette: More bike lanes set for Downtown, East Street
Tribune-Review: First Lady: Hillary Clinton as close to ‘perfect candidate’ as it gets
Tribune-Review: Trib announces expansion in some markets, going all-digital in Pittsburgh

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Transit Authority to update fare collection system
Beaver County Times: At least one Beaver County department won’t make current payroll without a budget transfer
Beaver County Times: Business could breathe new life into old Ohio Valley Lumber site in Ambridge
Altoona Mirror: Borough debates single hauler

NEPA
Times Leader: Study: PA became more business-friendly, but corporate tax rate needs a fix
Times-Tribune: Geisinger agrees to purchase The Commonwealth Medical College
Times-Tribune: Clarks Summit mayor to step down

South Central
Patriot-News: A swing county in a swing state? Chester County in suburban Philly might be it
Patriot-News: Pennsylvania State Senate passes municipal debt reform bills born of Harrisburg incinerator fiasco
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf urges lawmakers to act fast on opioid addiction bills
Lancaster Online: Neo-Nazi group plans rally in Harrisburg just days before presidential election
Lancaster Online: Court blocks pro-industry provision of gas drilling law
Lancaster Online: Text of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s speech on opioid crisis

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Pat Toomey tries to use disagreements with Donald Trump to advantage
WFMZ: Week in review: Exeter teachers get a new contract; Gov. Tom Wolf asks a lawmaker to step down
Reading Eagle: Berks-area lawmakers, candidates weigh in on debate
Morning Call: Northampton Area School District looks to replenish coffers

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Millcreek hospital granted variance to expand
Centre Daily Times: Penn State, State College addressing chromium in water
Centre Daily Times: Penn State offers course focusing on Trump ahead election

Opinion
Patriot-News: Americans don’t know civics and that’s bad for democracy
Patriot-News: Is this the most dangerous conspiracy theory of the 2016 campaign?
Post-Gazette: Message sent: McKeesport shows police bias won’t be tolerated
Post-Gazette: Bad call in Plum: Board should fire school chief, not bring him back
Daily News: Clinton on right track in fighting bias in all forms
Daily News: To all you hardworking taxpayers, Trump thinks you’re stupid

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Philly searches for a new way to pay off half a billion by collecting property taxes
Keystone State Education Coalition: New education  policy expected to close the achievement gap
Commonwealth Foundation: New labor contracts will increase taxpayer’s’  expenditures
Above Average Jane: White House recognizes Champions of Change for extra curricular enrichment

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