8/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The prosecution and defense rests in the Kane case, McGinty issues a debate challenge and Trump says he’ll only lose PA if Dems cheat. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

8/12 Ups & Downs: Polls, raids and a trial. See who made this week’s list!

Kane Decides Not to Testify or Call Any Witnesses: The defense rests.

Prosecution Rests in Kane Case: A staffer testified she prepared the leaked documents for Kane.

PA-Sen: McGinty Issues Debate Challenge: McGinty has agreed to two TV debates.

Trump Asserts He’ll Only Lose PA if Dems Cheat: The GOP nominee is worried about “certain sections of the state” stealing the election.

Sunday Show Preview: August 14, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
State ImpactPA: Rendell: ‘I don’t apologize at all’ for fracking
WITF: Pa. law requiring rear-facing seats for young kids takes effect
WITF: Pa. AG Kane won’t testify in her trial
WITF: Potential strike looms as state universities, union struggle to agree on contract
PLS Reporter: Women in Pennsylvania Government: Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis (D-Philadelphia) Interview

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Turkey to U.S.: Detain Islamic cleric Gulen for leading coup attempt
Inquirer: Uncertainty surrounds Toll Bros.’s Jewelers’ Row plans as merchants lament
CapitolIng: Sen. Pat Toomey launches tour on security issues while Katie McGinty presses economics
Big Tent: Hillary Clinton to campaign in Philly Tuesday
WHYY Newsworks: Trump talks job creation in Erie, Altoona
KYW Newsradio: Study: Phildelphians Would Be Healthier If Air Was Cleaner
Business Journal: Christiana Care, Westside Family Healthcare form unique residency partnership

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Democrat in 6th Congressional Dist. race fails to file mandated financial forms
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville School Board agrees to save historic barn
Bucks County Courier Times: Newtown Township wants to use $390,000 in county open space money for trail
Bucks County Courier Times: Lower Southampton supervisors amend manager’s agreement
Bucks Local News: Newtown Supervisors pass ordinance to keep bamboo from encroaching on township-owned land, roads
Bucks Local News: Newtown supervisors adopt comprehensive plan to link, improve township’s trail system; opens way for outside grants

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Cost of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ superintendent search raises concerns
Post-Gazette: Closing arguments in Kane perjury trial will be held Monday
Post-Gazette: Climate advocacy group targets Pa. voters with $25 million campaign
KDKA: Trump: If Clinton Wins Pennsylvania, She Cheated   

Southwest
Beaver County Times: With Ambridge Reservoir in mind, Matzie says bill would ban fracking within 4,000 feet of dams or reservoirs
Observer-Reporter: Great Lakes no help for a struggling Trump on road to 270
Observer-Reporter: Paying for bad air?
Altoona Mirror: Organizers say Trump rally is ‘rousing success’
Altoona Mirror: Local GOP lawmakers show support for Trump     

NEPA
Pocono Record: CNN host delivers brazen message to Trump campaign manager after allegations of media bias
Times-Tribune: Scranton back-pay settlement individual payouts, interest staggering
Times Leader: Transgender roller derby star says it’s been a long way to the top

South Central
Patriot-News: York County Democrats vie for open state House seat
Patriot-News: Kathleen Kane’s criminal trial barrels into the home stretch
Patriot-News: Union hits Toomey with nearly $1m attack ad blitz
Patriot-News: McGinty leads Toomey in four new polls
Patriot-News: Read transcript of ‘Kathleen is unhinged’ phone conversation on alleged leak
York Dispatch: Seven people interested in 95th House seat
York Dispatch: Shrewsbury council votes to change Southern Regional funding formula
York Dispatch: Coroner: Drug-related deaths down, heroin deaths up

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Search for next Allentown School District superintendent begins
Morning Call: East Penn seeks to improve performance of cyber students with new vendor
Morning Call: Politics as Usual: The changing Pennsylvania political playbook
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania to begin study of paid family leave
Reading Eagle: Wyomissing Junior/Senior High ranked among top schools in U.S. by Newsweek
Reading Eagle: The Rundown: Hillary Clinton builds momentum in Pennsylvania

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie color run draws more than 5,000
Erie Times-News: Erie’s Domitrovich set to appear before disciplinary court
Centre Daily Times: CCC camp celebrates legacy of ‘change’

Opinion
Times-Tribune: Kane v. Kane
Patriot-News: A public embrace of the police we should see more often
Post-Gazette: Expanding the pie: A revamped Parkway Center is another signal
Post-Gazette: Keeping tabs: A national register for deadly shootings by police
Post-Gazette: Mapping an epidemic: A county report on opioid abuse is one good step
Inquirer: Sanders showed Trump where Clinton is vulnerable
Daily News: When a right-wing radio host reveals the truth

Blogs
Citified: Here’s What Kenney’s Ethics Team Thinks About the Johnny Doc Raids
2 Political Junkies: A Question For Senator Pat Toomey – Who’s Unacceptable?
LuLac Political Letter: Hugh Hewitt Throws a Life Line, but to No Avail
Commonwealth Foundation: Making the Most of Education Dollars
WESA: House Committee Hears Police Body Camera Testimony Prior To Crafting Legislation
Keystone Crossroads: Trump talks job creation in Erie, Altoona

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