7/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Bill Clinton gets personal about Hillary, President Obama takes on the Donald, and a former Harrisburg official get arrested at the DNC. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

President Obama’s Legacy is On the Line: There may not be a person the President respects less than the GOP nominee.

The Story of Hillary Clinton (As Told By Bill Clinton): The former President attempts to improve his wife’s favorability numbers.

Former Lt. Gov. Candidate Charged for DNC Theft: Brad Koplinski is facing charges of burglary, theft and trespassing, among other counts.

PA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Convicted Catholic Church Official: The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office asked the high court to reinstate William J. Lynn’s conviction for child endangerment.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Unclear if state aid intercept program update clipped into Fiscal Code will appease credit rating agencies
Capitolwire: PA Health Department oversight of nursing homes lacking, but improving, says Auditor General DePasquale
StateImpactPA: Former Gov. Ed Rendell: ‘I made a mistake’ on shale gas
StateImpactPA: Clinton energy adviser predicts Clean Power Plan will survive high court stay

Philadelphia
Philly Business Insider: Delegates happy with SEPTA despite demonstration, weather delays
CBS Philly: Former Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Back In Town To Address DNC
CapitolInq: In DNC speech, Pa. Senate candidate Katie McGinty to call for lifting the middle class
Philly.com DNC: Some near the Wells Fargo Center fed up with the DNC
Philly.com DNC: Philly’s former top cop: Clinton the ‘strong steady leader’ needed to address gun violence

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Indiana mayor warns Pennsylvania delegates of Republican VP pick
Montgomery Media: Upper Dublin native Geoff Moulton appointed to Superior Court
DelcoTimes: Judge weighs relevance of porn email evidence at Kathleen Kane trial
DelcoTimes: Pennsylvania delegates excited about casting ‘historic’ vote
Pottstown Mercury: Local delegates stand behind pick of Kaine for vice president

Pittsburgh
WTAE: UPMC paying $2.5 million to settle overbilling claims
WTAE: Pittsburgh police chief defends decision to speak at Democratic National Convention
KDKA: Consol Energy to Drill Again
Business Times: Here’s how local hospitals ranked in new federal report
Post-Gazette: PWSA announces new executive director
Tribune Review: Highlands teacher negotiations continue

Southwest
Trib Dem: Somerset County targets debt
Trib Dem: ‘Conrad project is still viable’ despite Cambria-Rowe closure, Johnstown developer says
Altoona Mirror: Reassessment process criticized
Observer Reporter: PennFuture wins appeal in Mt. Pleasant Twp.
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners, Sheriff Tony Guy again match wits over budget

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Hazle Twp. intersection subject of traffic study
Standard Speaker: Trump in Scranton today
News Item: County prison probably won’t open until 2018
Times Tribune: Audit targets nursing home staff levels

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle awarded $5 million grant for infrastructure
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle’s anti-discrimination ordinance was years in the making
York Daily Record: How Dem delegates from Pa. will make the case for Clinton
York Dispatch: York delegates: Democrats ‘coming together’
Patriot-News: Turnpike Commission CEO apologizes for toll collector’s racist statements
Patriot-News: ‘Fart-in’ planned for DNC to protest Clinton’s nomination
Patriot-News: Amazon and Pa. betting on each other for growth: What it means for the midstate
Lancaster Intelligencer: Supreme Court takes judge retirement age referendum case
Lebanon Daily News: PA Education Sec. Pedro Rivera visits Lebanon
Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon receives DEP grant

Lehigh Valley
Capitol Ideas: Joe Biden: Donald Trump ‘doesn’t have a clue’
Morning Call: Trump tears into Democrats during stop in Scranton
Morning Call: PA Turnpike reviewing projects because of debt
Reading Eagle: Helping Hillary Clinton make history

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Sanders delegates mixed on VP pick
Erie Times-News: ‘Excessive force’ investigation of Erie police spurs plan for protest
Erie Times-News: Feds have probed Erie police conduct before
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Delegate wonders: What would a ‘first husband’ do?

Opinion
Newsworks: Opinion: Pennsylvania voters want progress, not rhetoric
Tribune Review: Those Olympus scopes
Trib Dem: Cambria-Rowe a victim of ‘poor decision-making in Washington’
Altoona Mirror: Hollidaysburg needs study on its trash
Standard Speaker: Damage Control on Pensions
Carlisle Sentinel: Thomas: Email leak outs DNC
York Dispatch: Historic moment for women
Patriot-News: In Philadelphia, a historic moment as Hillary Clinton cracks the last glass ceiling
Patriot-News: In Philly, Democrats work to put a human face on Hillary Clinton: Analysis
Lancaster Intelligencer: Hacking of Democratic National Committee emails should worry everyone
Lebanon Daily News: Health of it: The reality behind the $1 tobacco tax
Morning Call: Ted Morgan: What Brexit vote, Trump and Clinton mean for America
Reading Eagle: Endless turnpike rate hikes are taking toll on motorists
Express Times: PennEast impact statement misleading, incomplete
Erie Times-News: Clinton fulfills history’s overdue promise
Erie Times-News: Leonard Pitts Jr.: Battle between left, right no longer about ideas

Blogs
Citified: The Really Important Criminal Justice Conversation You Missed
Keystone Crossroads: Philly rise from deep poverty depends on broad political, societal changes
Commonwealth Foundation: Taxes Threaten Chris’s Livelihood

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