7/25 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6CNN makes PA a battleground, the June jobs report comes in and we preview the Democratic National Convention. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

7/22 Ups & Downs: A terrible towel, a new Deputy AG and another State Treasurer is arrested. See who made this week’s list!

Barack, Bill and Hillary: Three Destinies Intertwined: The long road to Philadelphia for the DNC’s three biggest stars.

DNC Announces Additional Speakers: A Kennedy, a Carter and Jesse Jackson are added to the list.

CNN Moves PA to Toss-Up Status: The Keystone State goes from “lean Democrat” to “battleground”.

June Jobs Report: Unemployment Rises to 5.6%: This is now the fourth straight month that the rate has gone up.

Sunday Show Preview: July 24, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: New tax incentives for blue collar job-providers a year away
Capitolwire: PlanCon bond relief will span multiple years
PLS Reporter: Wolf hosts roundtables to talk opportunities of new Shell cracker plant in western Pennsylvania
StateImpactPA: Clean energy advocates urge DNC to ban fracking, promote renewable fuels
State House Sound Bites: Federal overtime rule change prompts examination of PA labor

Philadelphia
Business Journal: How Philadelphia businesses are preparing for the DNC, protests
KYW: Equality Forum Kicks Off To Coincide With DNC
Big Tent: Dem ticket plans bus road-trip in PA and OH after convention
Heard in the Hall: New fiscal year, same faces representing Philly in Harrisburg and D.C.
Heard in the Hall: Kenney to hold fundraiser during DNC
Heard in the Hall: Kenney to appoint new DHS commissioner
Philly.com – DNC: Wasserman Schultz steps down as email flap roils Democrats on convention eve

SEPA
Bucks Local News: State Rep. Steve Santarsiero calls for action on bill to create commuter and commerce toll tax credit
Bucks Local News: Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher confirmed by Senate as Bucks County Controller
Delco Times: Mayor Kenney: Deal averts Philly airport worker strike during convention
Bucks County Courier Times: PA senate bills would expand use of automated ticketing, radar
Pottstown Mercury: Prosecutors want to bar Kane from discussing porn at trial
Pottstown Mercury: Disenfranchised voters believe politics is ‘not beneficial for the urban community’
Pottstown Mercury: Local delegates ready to ‘present hopeful message’ during Democratic National Convention
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania’s budget passed through compromise, but questions remain

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Union leaders expect membership boost with Shell’s Beaver County plant
Tribune Review: Strong lineup of conventions puts Pittsburgh on visitors’ maps
Tribune Review: Uncertainty remains for Pittsburgh as it waits on gambling funds
Post-Gazette: U.S. Steel, regulators settle lawsuit
Post-Gazette: Redevelopment effort in Hill District targets effects of long-term trauma
Post-Gazette: Revived Mon-Fayette Expressway plans have some residents on edge
Business Journal: Nova Place among the biggest U.S. office projects this summer
Business Journal: Pitt Innovation Institute reports record year
WESA: Why Pipeline Safety Is One Of Pennsylvania’s Next Big Energy Challenges

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Compassion is key to Beaver County Coroner David Gabauer’s office
Observer Reporter: More prospective gun buyers being prosecuted for providing false information
Observer Reporter: Crunching numbers: County, municipalities, school districts getting preliminary figures for tax purposes
Observer Reporter: Development organization to hire director
Altoona Mirror: Blair Companies’ future is bright
Tribune-Democrat: Clinton-Kaine bus tour expected to visit Johnstown after Democratic National Convention

NEPA
Times Leader: Hearing set on Huber Breaker site’s back taxes
Times Leader: Industry expert: Prison’s elevator door failure not the first of its kind
Times Leader: Consumer Watchdog: Where’s the justice for homeowners?
Times Tribune: Trump coming to Scranton
Times Tribune: Scranton native heads group that prepped Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention

South Central
Patriot News: Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t giving up: Scenes from the March for Bernie rally in Philadelphia
Patriot News: Several restaurants in Harrisburg area to thank police officers with free meals
Patriot News: ‘We’ll get through this,’ Pa. Dems chairman says of Wasserman Schultz’s DNC exit
York Daily Record: Wasserman Schultz to step down as Democratic Party chair after convention
York Daily Record: Local Dems expect history, little drama at convention
York Dispatch: As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in   

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Wasserman Schultz out as Democratic chairwoman after leaked emails engulf her in controversy
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane’s legal problems costing taxpayers at least $436,285
Reading Eagle: Full speed ahead for Reading   

North by Northwest
Onward State: Trustees Approve Increased Tuition, $5.1 Billion Operating Budget
Erie Times-News: Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs
Centre Daily Times: DNC emails: Behind the scenes look at care of big donors   

Opinion
Tribune Review: State of Corruption: Indicting Hafer
Beaver County Times: State budget didn’t address real issues
Citizens Voice: A new prison might save dollars and lives
Inquirer: Philly’s a great place for a party, but its Democrats are a disgrace
Post-Gazette: As the turnpike turns: The drama of the state highway is never-ending
Post-Gazette: It’s not academic: The skyrocketing cost of college looks like a racket

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review’s Colin McNickle MISREPRESENTS A Source
2 Political Junkies: RIP: GOP
Citified: Desperately Seeking Seth
Citified: DNC Guide: The Parties and Events

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