10/25 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Kane is going to jail, Pres. Obama backs Santarsiero and Hartman while Clinton targets Toomey. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: Kane Sentenced to Jail: The former Attorney General will spend the next 10 to 23 months in jail.

Reactions to Kathleen Kane’s Sentence: Kane’s successors comment on her fate.

Pres. Obama Endorses Santarsiero and Hartman: The Democratic Congressional candidates receive support from the President.

PA-Sen: Clinton Targets Toomey: The Democratic presidential nominee takes aim at the GOP Senator.

Kaine Makes the Case for Hillary Clinton to PSU Students: Tim Kaine Rallies for Clinton at Penn State.

September Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged: Unemployment stays steady.

Kaine to Visit Lehigh Valley and Bucks County: The Democratic VP nominee is returning to PA.

Capitolwire: AG candidates lay out plans to root out public corruption amidst Kane sentencing
Capitolwire: New pension proposal delivers limited savings and risk transfer, IFO analysis shows
Capitolwire: Lawmakers prioritize many of Wolf’s opioid legislation requests, leave some in committee
City and State: A Time for Choosing
State House Sound Bites: AG candidates debate, fight for independence, while trying to move on from Kane’s office
State House Sound Bites: Teplitz and Disanto fight for senate seat
WITF: GOP say state poll watcher law is unconstitutional

Inquirer: Puerto Ricans fleeing island’s troubles find an unlikely haven: Camden
Inquirer: Auditor General race a contest of experience
Inquirer: Is city soda tax contract a returned political favor?
WHYY NewsWorks: Bridgegate defendant: ‘It was like an alternate world. None of it was making sense’
WHYY NewsWorks: Nearly half ignore jury summons in Philadelphia
WHYY NewsWorks: Shortly after overhaul, malfunction leaves Princeton fusion reactor down for a year
Philadelphia Magazine: Donald Trump’s Biggest Fans at Bucks Rally Were Teens
Philly Voice: State awards $3 million for LGBT-friendly affordable housing in Philly

Delco Daily Times: For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream (AP)
Delco Daily Times: 2 witnesses were key to Kathleen Kane’s prosecution
Bucks County Courier-Times: Former Bucks County Sheriff’s Department deputy charged with driving under the influence in Newtown Township
Bucks County Courier-Times: Online petition launched to ‘Keep the Newtown Fire Company in Newtown Township’
Montgomery Media: Collection to fill bus in Lafayette Hill to support Colonial Neighborhood Council

Tribune Review: Trump shrine in Youngstown drew more than 14K visitors in past month
Post-Gazette: Conservative group contributes more money to Toomey campaign
Pittsburgh Business Times: Nearly 200,000 Pennsylvanians will lose existing ACA coverage in 2017
Pittsburgh Business Times: Local redevelopment projects get $14M in state loans
WTAE: Warning to voters: Beware of ballot question regarding judges

Observer-Reporter: Applicant list for LSA projects released, but fund availability unknown
Altoona Mirror: Tea party to host local Democratic, GOP leaders
Beaver County Times: Mayors across Pennsylvania endorse McGinty
Tribune-Democrat: Classes resume at 14 Pennsylvania-owned universities

Citizens Voice: 11th, 17th District congressional candidates talk issues
Citizens Voice: Incumbent Pashinski faces Summers for 121st State House seat
Standard Speaker: Calling for harsher penalties for animal abuse
Times Leader: United Way event will address high school graduation, truancy rates

South Central
Patriot-News: Obama endorses 2 Pa. House candidates 2 weeks before election
Cumberlink: Candidates for attorney general spar over Kane, Trump ties
Lebanon Daily News: Mike Parrish schedules town forum at HACC
Lebanon Daily News: Business groups, FOAC endorse Frank Ryan

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: How each candidate proposes to stimulate the economy
Reading Eagle: Election preview the four candidates vying for auditor general
Reading Eagle: Josh Shapiro talks to the Reading Eagle (VIDEO)

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Governor tours disaster sites
Erie Times-News: Erie County officials test ballot software
Erie Times-News: Zoning ruling on career school to come on Wednesday

Inquirer: Bad bills in Harrisburg will further erode trust in police
Inquirer: No mercy for Kane; she must pay for her crimes
Patriot-News: With Kathleen Kane’s sentencing, a chance for a new start
Patriot-News: Forget the issues. Clinton, Trump voters can’t even agree on basic facts, poll
Post-Gazette: Mike Doyle in the 14th: The low-key incumbent gets the job done
Post-Gazette: In the Mosul mix: As Turkey asserts a military role, watch out

Commonwealth Foundation: State reform pension may change
2 Political Junkies: Strike occurs at Pittsburgh Symphony
LuLac Political Letter: Kathleen Kane Convicted

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