8/17 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Kane resigns, Williams reveals $160,000 worth of gifts and we ask who will prevail in the AG race this November. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: Kane to Resign: The Attorney General will step down tomorrow.

Reactions to Kathleen Kane’s Guilty Verdict: Various officials and candidates respond to the AG’s conviction.

Philly DA Received $160,000 In Previously Undisclosed Gifts: Seth Williams collected these items from 2010 to 2015, yet just now reported them.

Reader Poll: If the Election Were Today, Who Would You Vote For in the AG Race?: In the wake of Kane’s conviction and resignation, we revisit the Attorney General contest.

Reader Poll: Will Kane Resign?: We ask if the Attorney General will choose to step down.

Reader Poll: Dougherty Will Be Charged With A Crime: Our readers aren’t optimistic about Johnny Doc’s future.

Clinton Super PAC Pulling Out of PA: Priorities USA seems confident the Keystone State is in the bag for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton and Biden Stump in Scranton: The Vice President made the case for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Statewide
Capitolwire: AG Kane convicted on all nine counts against her, including two felony perjury charges.
Capitolwire: Kane to resign; Castor in role he sought years ago.
Capitolwire: House committee talks redistricting reform.
StateImpactPA: Public weighs in on controversial gas liquids pipeline
StateImpactPA: Feds unveil new rules to cut carbon emissions from trucks
StateImpactPA: PennEast critics accuse FERC of trying to control public comment
PLS Reporter: Auditor General to audit Penn State University
PA Watchdog: Union moves to limit First Amendment rights of teachers

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Challenging conviction, Fattah pins hopes for new trial on recent U.S. high court ruling
WHYY Newsworks: Experts dismiss Trump claim that only fraud can stop him from winning Pa.
Inquirer: Nutter calls Controller ‘a snake’ after report alleging ‘slush fund’
Inquirer: Montco town begins water-contamination tests near closed Navy bases
Inquirer: Despite lead in Pa., Clinton brings campaign to West Philly
KYW Newsradio: Bruce Castor Ready To Take AG Helm After Kathleen Kane’s Conviction
Business Journal: Wistar gets state grant to expand apprentice program
Business Journal: Pa. Supreme Court rules SRC can’t cancel Philly teacher contracts
Business Journal: Nutter takes on role at Philadelphia Fed

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Montgomery County judge urges state court to ‘quash’ Cosby appeal
Daily Local News: Oxford Borough Council addresses inspection changes
Pottstown Mercury: Former Lower Pottsgrove commissioner charged after pizzeria scuffle
Pottstown Mercury: Interim Pottstown NAACP officers elected, initiative announced

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Governor Wolf urges attorney general to resign after conviction
Tribune Review: Kane resigns as Pa. Attorney General
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh pension funds will get $18M in gambling tax revenue
WESA: Pittsburgh To Get $18 Million, Ends Battle With ICA
WESA: A Federal Grant Is Letting PA Look Into Paid Family Leave  
Post-Gazette: Financial overseer, Pittsburgh settle $18.2M worth of old differences
Post-Gazette: Attorneys ask court to dismiss claims by Scaife’s daughter

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Toomey blasts McGinty for wanting to reward illegal immigrants with citizenship, welfare benefits
Beaver County Times: Legislators say Kane’s resignation finally gives state a chance to move on
Beaver County Times: Environmental group rallies against air pollution in Beaver County
Observer-Reporter:  Clinton’s August fundraising spree: From Scranton to Cher
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cernic being considered for 35th Senatorial District nomination     

NEPA
Pocono Record: Michael Moore says Donald Trump ‘never actually wanted to be president’
Pocono Record: House Republicans outline their case against Hillary Clinton for perjury
Standard Speaker: Hazleton may elect to remove polling locations
News Item: Statement from Gov. Tom Wolf on Kane conviction
Citizens Voice: Clinton’s campaign stop draws supporters, protesters    

South Central
Patriot News: Will Kathleen Kane face jail time? There’s plenty of room for judge to go either way
Patriot News: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale plans Penn State audit
Patriot News: ‘Porn’ report have a virus to Kathleen Kane No. 2’s computer
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s first deputy discusses future of AG’s office
York Dispatch: York City mayor, chief present CeaseFire to council
York Dispatch: Board chairman made millions on new Starbucks center

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kane replacement steps
Morning Call: Ernie Preate’s advice for Kathleen Kane
Morning Call: How City Council reacted to historic Bethlehem armory plan
Morning Call: Voters will have a say on Parkland Library’s future
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane resigning Wednesday
Morning Call: Republicans seize on links to Hillary Clinton following Kathleen Kane’s conviction

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie planners seek more research on urban farming
Erie Times-News: Dahlkemper releases statement on EMTA lawsuit
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Council: No one is above the law
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Philadelphia a ‘radical sanctuary city,’ incumbent senator contends

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: The final, ugly chapter of The Kane Scrutiny
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Governor delivers opioid-fight funds; Results must happen
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Grow Pennsylvania? Start with a hard look at regulations
Patriot News: Kathleen Kane’s damage was all self-inflicted
Post-Gazette: Bad drivers are us: Americans are just too deadly behind the wheel
Post-Gazette: Gitmo gets smaller: Guantanamo won’t go away, nor will its stain
Inquirer: Kane drama climaxed with guilty verdict
Inquirer: No drama expected to begin school year

Blogs
LuLac Political Letter: FBI Gives Committee Information on Clinton Testimony
Keystone State Education Coalition: It’s poverty, not teacher quality
Keystone Crossroads: Trial starts over refugee student enrollment in Lancaster
Citified: City Controller: Nutter Aide Used Nonprofit Like a “Slush Fund”
Citified: Philly’s Deviant Political Culture, Explained

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