PENNSYLVANIA

Schooling Tom

Obama takes shot at Corbett during Scranton visit.

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Aug. 26, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Dur­ing a vis­it to Scrant­on to pro­mote his plan to make col­lege more af­ford­able, Pres­id­ent Obama in­dir­ectly cri­ti­cized Gov. Tom Corbett (R) for cut­ting edu­ca­tion fund­ing. Obama: “[S]tates have been cut­ting back on their high­er edu­ca­tion budgets. And let’s face it, here in Pennsylvania there have been bru­tal cuts to not just high­er edu­ca­tion, but edu­ca­tion, gen­er­ally.” (Scrant­on Times-Tribune)

Mc­GINTY SCORES LABOR BACK­ER: Phil­adelphia Build­ing and Con­struc­tion Trades Coun­cil busi­ness man­ager Pat Gillespie on Thursday an­nounced he’s sup­port­ing former De­part­ment of En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Sec­ret­ary Katie Mc­Ginty (D). Gillespie is “one of the best-known and re­spec­ted labor lead­ers in the state.” The state­ment from the Mc­Ginty cam­paign “made it clear that she has earned the per­son­al en­dorse­ment of Gillespie, not that of the build­ing trades.” (Phil­adelphia In­quirer)

THE MOST IN­TER­EST­ING MAN IN THE COM­MON­WEALTH: In his column on Monday, Phil­adelphia Daily News‘ John Baer calls busi­ness­man Tom Wolf (D) “maybe the most in­ter­est­ing per­son to seek the gov­ernor­ship in mod­ern Pennsylvania his­tory.”
Kev­in Bren­nan

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