8/10 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kane is arraigned, Toomey praises Schumer and we provide continuing comprehensive coverage of the Attorney General’s saga. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs!

8/7 Ups & Downs: Charges, nominations and declarations. See who made this week’s list!

Kathleen Kane Formally Arraigned: The Attorney General was voluntarily surrendered and left after a short video conference with the judge.

PA-Sen: Toomey Touts Schumer Opposition to Iran Deal: The junior Senator from Pennsylvania is using the statements of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer to back up his points against Pres. Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Kathleen Kane: “This is War”: New information reveals how personally the Attorney General took the attacks on her tenure.

Analysis: Did Kathleen Kane Get a Pass From the Press?: An examination of how we got here.

Politically Uncorrected: The Tragedy of Kathleen Kane: Where does the Kane saga belong in the notorious annals of Pennsylvania’s disgraced politicians?

Sunday Show Preview: August 9, 2015: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Innocent or guilty, Kane’s tenure rife with warning signs
PAIndependent: Reading City Council rocked by federal bribery indictment
PAIndependent: AWOL Pennsylvania political consultant has been investigated before
PLSReporter: House Majority Leader opens door to Kane impeachment
Capitolwire: Governor finds new job for rejected PSP Commissioner pick
Capitolwire: Kane ‘repeatedly lied’ about leak aimed at embarrassing political foe, DA Ferman says

Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: Sen. Casey Ask Federal Officials to Review Nursing Home Rating System
KYW Newsradio: Santorum on Debate Process: ‘They Wouldn’t Let Anybody In’
Inquirer: Bent on retaliation, Kane put her career and freedom in jeopardy
Inquirer: ‘Sting’ caused 2 of 3 vacancies on Tuesday’s special election ballot
Inquirer: Corruption accusations paint troubling picture of politics in Philadelphia region

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Attorney General Kane released on bail after arraignment on felony charges
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. State Police: Heroin seizures way up in second quarter of 2015
Bucks Local News: Farry bill to better safeguard communities from sexually violent predators signed into law

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh balancing pedestrians, industries in reshaping riverfronts
Tribune-Review: As residential base grows, Downtown strives to meet needs
Tribune-Review: Retired Pa. Attorney General’s Office agent says criminal case against Kane stresses department
Post-Gazette: Single moms struggle to find help and escape judgment
Post-Gazette: Lead exposure remains risk for children in Allegheny County
Post-Gazette: Workplace coalition fighting to guarantee paid sick leave
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Startup serving energy sector to create 30 new jobs in Washington County
KDKA: Pittsburgh City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Prosecution: Wiretap charges temporarily withdrawn against defense attorney, will be refiled
Beaver County Times: In Pennsylvania, no new law-enforcement legislation since Ferguson
Altoona Mirror: Blight law allows city to go after assets
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: UPDATED: Attorney general’s office executes search warrant at Altoona-Johnstown diocese; action may be tied to Baker abuse case

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Sharing economy grows, raises concerns
Shamokin News Item: Local miner, state officials weigh in on Clean Power Plan
Shamokin News Item: State task force created to oversee nursing home care
Wayne Independent: Farmers voice concerns during Legislative Day
Pocono Record: He loves America, but hates Monroe’s DA

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: School districts differ in the way they tackle one-to-one digital initiatives
Carlisle Sentinel: Lancaster County police department accidentally posts Social Security numbers
Carlisle Sentinel: Local native played vital role in Manhattan Project
Carlisle Sentinel: York County hotel tax one step closer to Governor’s desk
Patriot News: Lancaster County administrator recognized by state association
Patriot News: Key players in Kathleen Kane investigation
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf, first lady seek more opportunities to invite public to Governor’s mansion
Patriot News: AG Kathleen Kane’s attorney speaks after arraignment
York Dispatch: York County district judge, facing criminal charges, still on the payroll
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: The first GOP debate: five takeaways
Lebanon Daily News: Pope to use Lincoln’s Gettysburg lectern in Philadelphia

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Northampton County secretaries won’t get raises without a legal fight
Express Times: 10 Commandments stolen from Northampton County Council chambers
Express Times: Pennsylvania Lottery warns of scam artists, offers tips
Reading Eagle: Piecing together the FBI investigation in Reading and Allentown
Capitol Ideas: How did Rick Santorum do on the debate stage?
Morning Call: Bills could help EMS recover insurance money

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Gas fees need to pay for remaining cost of city traffic study
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Council backs development strategy for neighborhood
Erie Times-News: Social service agencies seek solutions during budget impasse
Erie Times-News: Three Dem nominees for Supreme Court to campaign in Erie

Opinion
Patriot News: Joe’s been Biden his time – is it his turn?
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: Mayor’s commission to fight poverty in the City of Lancaster is fledging, but holds promise
Reading Eagle: Acosta’s corruption shocking, infuriating
Morning Call: Extremists carried out a campaign to attack Planned Parenthood
Tribune-Review: The liquor debate: ‘Agency shops’? No
Tribune-Review: Connellsville crime watch: Let’s make it work
Post-Gazette: Clean power: The U.S. must give Obama’s plan a chance
Post-Gazette: Round one: The Republican debates provide some insight
Inquirer: If Kane won’t resign, impeach her
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf’s chief of staff pick may spark new controversy
Bucks County Courier Times: Open the process from start to finish

Blogs
Citified: Why Is Crime On the Rise in Philly?
Citified: Insider: Sugar Daddy Wanted
Keystone Politics: Why Wolf Must Veto a Short-Term Budget
Keystone Crossroads: After pot decriminalization, arrest rate drops in Philly
2 Political Junkies: Catherine Snow’s NOT A Scientist AND She’s Wrong About Climate Science

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