7/27 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The First Lady steals the stage, Bill Clinton has his audition for First Gentleman, and McGinty gets called out by the NRSC. Plus, we ask our readers: Clinton or Trump? Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Can Bill Lift Up Hillary (Without Dropping Her)?: The former President is the star of the DNC’s second night.

Dispatch from Day 1: Michelle Upstages Bernie: What it felt to be in the arena on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

DNC Announces Convention Officers: 20-plus people will serve in various leadership roles for the duration of the convention.

PA-BGT: Casinos Balk at $1M 24-Hour Liquor Licenses: The move could put a minor hole in the budget agreement.

Reader Poll: Majority Disapprove of Seth Williams’ Performance: The Philly District Attorney gets some disappointing results.

Reader Poll: Clinton or Trump?: We check in with our readers concerning the presidential race.

PA-Sen: NRSC Uses Clinton Ad Against McGinty (VIDEO): McGinty had choice words for her opponent in Philadelphia.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Amid Federal Investigation, PA Pension System To Be Audited
State House Sound Bites: PA Swing Looking More Realistic
StateImpactPA: Demonstrators urge PES to rethink its plan for expansion at Southport
StateImpactPA: PSEG files with FERC to stop pipeline project
Capitolwire: PA Health Department oversight of nursing homes lacking, but improving, says Auditor General DePasquale

Philadelphia
Philly Business Journal: Economic boost from DNC in suburbs so far limited
CBS Philly: Heat Brings New Challenges During DNC Protest For Philadelphia Police Officers
CapitolInq: Advocates for new gun laws rally at DNC, but face dilemma choosing between Pat Toomey, Katie McGinty
PhillyClout: Ed Rendell psychoanalyzes Donald Trump
Philly.com DNC: Ex-Harrisburg councilman charged with stealing from DNC in Philly
Philly.com DNC: Rendell: Pennsylvania in play for Trump
Philly.com Politics: At final hearing before Kane trial, prosecutors, defense clash over porn

SEPA
Delco Times: Pennsylvania delegates excited about casting ‘historic’ vote
Delco Times: Delco shows its true colors at start of Democratic National Convention
Bucks County: Lawyers argue pretrial motions in Kane case
Pottstown Mercury: Judge weighs relevance of porn email evidence at Kane trial
Potts Mercury: Flags fly at half-staff for former Montgomery County Commissioner Floriana Boss
Potts Mercury: Indiana mayor tells Pennsylvania delegates that GOP VP pick Pence is ‘extreme’

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Funding finalized for plan to build park across I-579 Downtown
Tribune Review: NIH grants Pitt $62.3 million to promote research
Tribune Review: Brentwood Council rejects police contract agreement
Post-Gazette: County gets $500,000 for new anti-violence effort
Post-Gazette: Charter schools sue Pittsburgh Public over one-year renewals
Post-Gazette: U.S. Steel posts smaller second quarter loss
Business Times: Upcoming fundraiser for Pittsburgh Promise expected to raise more than $1M
WESA: Cyclists Have Mixed Feelings About New Road Safety Campaign

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Belle Vernon School Board seeks return of building
Observer-Reporter: Cherry Door moves to High Street
Altoona Mirror: Ebensburg seeks water solution
Altoona Mirror: Blair County expecting nearly $4K in Zika virus monitoring money
Trib Dem: Committee’s mission: Help reintegrate offenders back into society

NEPA
Times Leader: Forty Fort will mail school tax bills July 29
Citizens Voice: Inspections not required for elevator part that may have factored into fall
News Item: District denies need to pay fees
Standard Speaker: HCA reduces city’s deficit with advance payment of $214,000

South Central
Harrisburg Patriot News: Ex-Harrisburg councilman used Republican convention pass to swipe Dems’ food vouchers, more
Harrisburg Patriot News: ‘Highly overrated’: Donald Trump slams Sanders, Clintons, DNC in tweets
Harrisburg Patriot News: ‘Now, it’s time for bust’: Jill Stein ramps up courting of furious Sanders supporters in Philly
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. AG audit questions enforcement of nursing home staffing levels
Carlisle Sentinel: Kane’s outside legal fees nears $500,000
Carlisle Sentinel: Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. casts votes as Hillary Clinton becomes nominee
Reading Eagle: Democratic platform reveals influence of Bernie Sanders
Reading Eagle: PSU AD takes stand against negative recruiting
WFMZ: Sanders supporters storm out of arena, into media workspace

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Bill Clinton: Hillary the ‘best darn change-maker’ he’s ever met
Centre Daily Times: Pa., U.S. push attention to opioids abuse crisis
Sun Gazette: Delegate says Sanders remains popular
Sun Gazette: Stars of Democratic Party try to launch Philadelphia convention on positive note
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council OKs “Stepping Up” resolution

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Remember the Almono: A long process yields a great city development
Business Times: GOP’s ‘Better Way’: replacing Dodd-Frank
Pocono Record: Don’t base ruling on partial, closed report
Harrisburg Patriot News: In Philly, Democrats work to put a human face on Hillary Clinton: Analysis

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Philly rises from deep poverty depends on broad political, societal changes
2 Political Junkies: Congratulations, Hillary!
2 Political Junkies: Reasons Why Donald Trump Is Unqualified For the Presidency (List #1)
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvania’s Prime Subsidies to Amazon

3 Responses

  1. This is what it looks like when the Democrat troll can no longer deny to himself that he’s been owned:

  2. Was anyone surprised that Bill didn’t tell the story of Hillary laughing about getting off the child rapist or how well she ran the Bimbo Eruption Unit to silence the women he preyed upon?

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