8/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Nate Silver sees PA trending towards Clinton, Charles Zogby is charged with domestic abuse and the latest on the Kathleen Kane trial. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Nate Silver: PA Now Part of Clinton’s Firewall: The FiveThirtyEight guru sees the commonwealth as leaning towards the Democratic nominee again.

Former Budget Secretary Charged With Domestic Assault: Charles Zogby served in the Ridge, Schweiker and Corbett Administrations.

PA-Sen: Top SEIU Staffer Joins McGinty Campaign: Legislative Director Dena Gleason will be a senior advisor to the Democratic nominee.

Kane Told Beemer “Don’t Worry” About Grand Jury Leak: The former First Deputy Attorney General continued his testimony today.

Kane’s Trial Officially Starts: The long awaited trial finally began today.

PA-Sen: Toomey Still Unsure About Trump: The Senator responds to the presidential candidate’s latest statements.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House panel examines voting machine technology
Capitolwire: Other swing states close, but not PA, with Clinton holding 10 point lead, says new Quinnipiac poll
StateImpactPA: Water quality in lower Delaware River mostly meets standards of protection program
WITF: As Trump’s poll numbers fall, Toomey may look to split tickets
WITF: Lottery sales to debut at Pa. liquor stores
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh and ICA reach tentative agreement on gaming funds

Philadelphia
Inquirer: At trial, Kane’s former aide and one-time beau lashes out at her
Inquirer: Philly D.A. charges 32 in massive auto-theft and insurance-fraud ring
Inquirer: Doug Oliver, former mayoral candidate, joins Peco as its spokesman
Philly.com: Trump accuses Obama of being the ‘founder of ISIS’ (AP)
WHYY Newsworks: Several former top aides testify against AG Kane
WHYY Newsworks: Toomey yet ‘to be persuaded’ about Trump
Philadelphia Business Journals: N.J. lawmaker calls for $1.9 billion for Zika education     

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Wolf addresses addiction, announces expansion funding for Recovery Center
Bucks County Courier Times: Finger pointing in Kathleen Kane trial
Delco Daily Times: Pa. adds lottery sales, expanding hours at some liquor stores
Delco Daily Times: Upper Darby School Board took no action before Superintendent Dunlap went on leave
Montgomery News: Ex-aide to A.G. Kathleen Kane links her to alleged leak plot as trial continues  

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Data give insight on opioid addiction in Allegheny County
Post-Gazette: Labor Department gives Pa. grant to study family programs
Post-Gazette: Ex-first deputy AG: Kane said grand jury leak was ‘not a big deal’
Post-Gazette: Lottery sales to debut at Pennsylvania liquor stores
Pittsburgh Business Times: It’s time for a third party, led by an entrepreneurial politician
WESA: Mayor Says Deal Is Imminent For ICA To Release $18M
WESA: Proposed Contributions To Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Fund Would be Among The Nation’s Largest

Southwest
Beaver County Times: House Judiciary Committee examines police body camera issues
Beaver County Times: New legislation could mandate speed cameras, fines in roadway zones
Observer-Reporter: Charleroi Council approves amendments, new foundation
Observer-Reporter: Aide: Pennsylvania attorney general asked me to block probe

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council rejects proposed ordinance targeting sexual orientation discrimination
Times Leader: Hillary Clinton for President campaign headquarters opens in Wilkes-Barre
Times Leader: Brooks offers coming out story to help council vote on LGBT law
Times Tribune: Key person in Kane case: Adrian King
Times Tribune: Dunmore mayor won’t tell council why he pulled officers off DUI checkpoint

South Central
Lancaster Online: Trump down 10 in Pennsylvania, new poll finds
York Dispatch: York County Dems mum on Schreiber replacement
York Daily Record: Trump’s even in trouble with York Republicans (column)
Sentinel: Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge
Patriot-News: Attorney General agent shocked to read own words in newspaper after suspected attorney general leak of secret documents
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane aide: The attorney general tried to frame me

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Lehigh County Commissioners award Sands gambling revenue
Reading Eagle: FBI agents question city workers, Reading mayor says
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s new wine sales law goes into effect with kinks
Morning Call: McGinty up over Toomey, new polls show

North by Northwest
GoErie: Erie’s Tom Ridge condemns Trump in group letter
SunGazette: Lawsuit over Ten Commandments monument at school reinstated
SunGazette: Montgomery agrees to police officer to school district
SunGazette: Commissioners take new look at $2M for terminal
Centre Daily: Democrats, GOP making campaign push in Centre County

Opinion
Times Tribune: Snake eyes for sports bet
Observer-Reporter: Is a severance tax dead?
Patriot-News: Are you backing Donald Trump or not, Sen. Toomey? Decide
Inquirer: Is there a Philly politician the FBI isn’t watching?
Daily News: Finding an America where Mike, Tamir, Freddie and Sandra don’t die
Post-Gazette: A good neighbor: A new leader gives energy to Strip District group
Post-Gazette: Our Yemen war: The U.S. plays a quiet role in a heinous conflict
Post-Gazette: Free at last: Commutations of drug sentences are a visible step

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment Solutions
Lu Lac Political Letter: TRUMP “Job Applicant” REACHES FOR SUCCESS
PA Budget and Policy Center: A New Approach to Accountability: What PA Schools Can Learn From the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team

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