7/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Trump plans a trip to The Electric City, Elizabeth Warren and Katie McGinty get stage-time at the DNC and Democrats try to unite. Plus, a complete schedule for this week’s DNC in Philly. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-16: Cook Shifts Seat from “Solid Republican” to “Likely Republican”: The contest for the open district is showing some signs of being competitive in November.

Trump to Stop in Scranton on Wednesday: The event will take place during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

After Convention, Clinton and Kaine to Bus Across PA: The Democratic ticket will start in Philly and head to Ohio starting Friday.

Warren to Deliver DNC Keynote Address: The popular Senator from Massachusetts will be one of the convention’s main speakers on opening night.

Dems in Disarray?: Unity is the goal of the DNC’s first night.

PA-Sen: McGinty to Address DNC Thursday Night: The Democrat for Senate will speak in the lead-up to Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech.

The Complete DNC Schedule: A full list of the caucuses and speakers of the four-day event.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: AG reaches settlement with Hershey Trust, will announce soon
State House Sound Bites: Rafferty pledges to end AG “scandal and dysfunction”
PA Watchdog: Baldwin: Wasserman Schultz was right to step down
PA Watchdog: Philly embraces rideshare free market just in time for congested Dem convention
Capitolwire: Rafferty favors low-profile role for AG

Philadelphia
Business Journal: Simultaneously with DNC, LGBT civil rights forum kicks off in Philadelphia
CBS Philly: Protests Stifle Some Businesses In Philadelphia
Newsworks: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Democratic National Convention
Newsworks: Rafferty pledges to end ‘scandal and dysfunction’ in Pa. attorney general’s office
PhillyClout: Guess where Elizabeth Warren went for a cheesesteak
Inquirer: Philly mayor: Trump reminiscent of 1800s riots against Irish immigrants
CapitolInq: Katie McGinty calls U.S. Senate rival Pat Toomey “an a–hole”

SEPA
DelcoTimes: Delco shows its true colors at start of Democratic National Convention
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties join protest for Bernie Sanders
Pottstown Mercury: House Minority Leader Pelosi parties with the Pennsylvania delegates
Pottstown Mercury: Bernie Sanders’ Pennsylvania delegates support Clinton, but…

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Casinos scoff at $1 million all-night liquor license
KDKA: Grey And Green Combination Seen As Solution To Region’s Water Woes
WESA: City Planners Want Help Developing Wish List For New Bike Infrastructure, Events And Education
Business Journal: How Pittsburgh firms are using Pokémon Go
Business Journal: Peduto announces plan for new mapping tool for zoning and permit information
Business Journal: Zelienople Municipal Airport to expand runway
Tribune Review: From Prison to DNC, Veon back in the game
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh police union vows to appeal arbitrator’s contract
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh sees dividends from its diplomacy with Cuba

Southwest
Trib Dem: ‘End of a great education provider’: Johnstown’s Cambria-Rowe Business College to close over loss of accreditation agency
Trib Dem: Interim city manager Melissa Komar named executive director of Johnstown Redevelopment Authority
Altoona Mirror: AWA project under budget
Altoona Mirror: Blair County updates reassessment info on website
Observer Reporter: Wild plant sanctuary to be dedicated today
Beaver County Times: Erie County judge will hear website case involving Beaver County Treasurer Connie Javens

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Not VITAL? Home for HASD students in ‘disrepair’
News Item: Geisinger Health System joins initiative to increase colorectal cancer screening rates
Times Tribune: Judge rules Scranton can present defense in employment case
Times Leader: Local police officials: Engaging community important for public trust

South Central
Patriot News: Katie McGinty uses a choice expletive to describe U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey
Patriot News: Bernie delegates vow shake-up of DNC: ‘Not the smooth coronation they expect’
Patriot News: ‘You’re a traitor’: Sanders supporters confront Clinton delegates outside DNC
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s state retirement systems are in for a “stress test” from the Auditor General
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa.’s pension investments to get audit amid scandal over fees
York Daily Record: Pa. Democrats struggle for party unity
York Daily Record: Will Bernie Sanders’ supporters vote for Trump or Clinton?

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has paid lawyers despite seizure of campaign cash
Morning Call: Youngest PA delegate is a Bernie Sanders supporter, but can live with Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump
Reading Eagle: Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters take to the streets
Reading Eagle: An eye on history in Philadelphia as Democratic National Convention prepares to open
WFMZ: Michelle Obama: ‘I’m with her’
WFMZ: Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: In Pa., thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets
Centre Daily Times: Warren: Trump fans ‘flames of fear and hatred’
Centre Daily Times: First lady calls out Trump, ‘hateful language’
Centre Daily Times: Poll shows Trump up post-convention    

Opinion
Post-Gazette: As the turnpike turns: The drama of the state highway is never-ending
Carlisle Sentinel: Sanchez: Trump’s strongman fantasy is un-American
Carlisle Sentinel: Jensen: Trump Ok to promote himself
Carlisle Sentinel: Letter: Trump all ‘smoke and mirrors’
Inquirer: Democrats must stay focused on income inequality
Daily News: Philly’s way more than Center City

Blogs
Citified: Police: Actually, No One Has Been Arrested at the DNC Yet
Citified: Kenney: Trump’s GOP Is the New Know-Nothing Party
Citified: WATCH: Supercut of Darrell Clarke Attacking Donald Trump
Keystone Crossroads: Pension investments to get audit amid scandal over fees
Keystone Crossroads: Quandary over reversing Philadelphia’s long, slow slide from self-sustenance

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