8/16 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Kathleen Kane is found guilty and we have full coverage. Plus Toomey responds to McGinty, a Shuster staffer accuses Halvorson and we ask whether PA is a swing state. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: Kane Found Guilty: The Attorney General is guilty on all twelve counts.

Steele Argues Kane Started the War: The prosecution presents their closing argument.

Kane’s Attorney Blames Aides in Closing Argument: Seth Farber spoke for over an hour and a half.

PA-Gov: Wolf Urges Kane to Resign: The Governor responds to the verdict on the Attorney General.

Is Pennsylvania Really A Swing State?: Has the Keystone State moved into Clinton’s camp?

PA-Sen: Toomey Responds to McGinty Debate Challenge: The incumbent calls for more debates.

PA-9: Shuster Staffer Accuses Halvorson of Assault: This contest gets even more heated.

NBC Moves PA Back to “Lean Dem”: The commonwealth is no longer a toss-up state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: GOP leaders caution Supreme Court on lawsuit over ballot question
PLS Reporter: Allegheny County Health Department listens to public’s view on proposed e-cigarette legislation
PLS Reporter: Which counties produce the most Pennsylvania governors?
WITF: Putting on heirs: Wolf administration gives jobs to legislators’ children
WITF: GOP Congressman Ryan Costello avoids Trump

Philadelphia
Business Journal: Moody’s upgrades Pennsylvania’s credit rating
Business Journal: Redevelopment authority moving forward on Eastwick
Business Journal: $300M later, U.S. Route 202 widening project complete in Chester County
KYW Newsradio: Supreme Court Rules Philly SRC Did Not Have Power To Scrap PFT Contract
KYW Newsradio: College Readiness conference aims to help inner-city students succeed
WHYY Newsworks: In Chesco, a bid for businesses to help out on Election Day
Inquirer: City schools to get water hydration stations this fall
Inquirer: Nearly 60 years on, city starts over again in Eastwick

SEPA
Daily Local News: Projects listed on state’s transportation plan
Daily Local News: Land Conservancy steps in to help protect Barnard’s Orchard in Pocopson
Bucks Local News: Yardley Borough Council appeals zoning board decision granting business use at West Afton Victorian
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury to brief community on extensive Pennwood Middle School renovation project
Delco Daily Times: Judge deals blow to Cardinal Crossing lawsuit plans
Delco Daily Times: Group pushes PECO to produce solar energy

Pittsburgh
Times Tribune: AG Kane found guilty in grand jury leak
Times Tribune: Ross Township suspends collection of amusement tax paid by 4 businesses
Post-Gazette: Mt. Lebanon school board names new member
Post-Gazette: Trump gives anti-terrorism speech in Youngstown
WESA: Kathleen Kane Found Guilty Of All Nine Charges
WESA: PA Credit Rating Gets A Marginal Boost     

Southwest
Beaver County Times: White Township Supervisors seek to ban strip clubs
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania institutes new digital downloads tax, affecting services like Netflix and Hulu
Observer-Reporter: Peters Council votes to use eminent domain to acquire Rolling Hills
Altoona Mirror: Group for blind faces financial woes  

NEPA
Times Leader: Extended Sunday hours for state liquor stores go into effect
Times Leader: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey kicks off campaign at Freeland Diner
Citizens Voice: Clinton campaign ramps up in Scranton ahead of today’s visit
Citizens Voice: Much thought, preparation goes into campaign stops
News Item: Kane guilty on all counts

South Central
Patriot News: From attorney general to felon: What’s next for Kathleen Kane
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf calls for Kane’s immediate resignation
York Daily Record: Who do local Republican politicians favor for president?
York Dispatch: York counseling service gets $500L for addiction treatment
York Dispatch: Shrewsbury council votes to change Southern Regional funding formula

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Joe Biden in Scranton with Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump unqualified
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane guilty on all counts
Reading Eagle: City Council panel backs buying shuttered pool
Reading Eagle: Clinton campaign opening office Reading office

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: St. Joe’s grad gets a taste of politics
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Board hires district leader
Erie Times-News: Disciplinary court appears set to dismiss case against Erie’s Domitrovich

Opinion
Inquirer: Linking the past and future of Pa. innovation
Daily News: Milwaukee burning
Bucks County Courier Times: Government, if allowed, can do great good
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s ‘war’ claims its final casualty: Analysis
Morning Call: Philly suburbs give Clinton edge in Pa. over Trump
Post-Gazette: Tender wound: No mercy for Klansman in 1963 Ala. murders
Post-Gazette: Vapers as smokers: Approve the county regulations for public use
Post-Gazette: Out of Afghanistan: No need for U.S. troops and treasure in the mess

Blogs
LuLac Political Letter: Clinton and Biden Tear it Up | Kane Convicted
Commonwealth Foundation: More Victims of Devastating New Tax Speak Out
Keystone Education Coalition: Money talks loudly in attack ads for Pennsylvania’s Senate campaign | Candidates, super-PACs pushing the boundaries?
Keystone Crossroads: Kane guilty of perjury, other charges in scheme to get back at political enemy [updated]
Keystone Crossroads: Clinton, Biden seek home field advantage in Scranton

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