8/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Castor won’t reveal the porn emails, Brady may retire and Toomey makes the cover of the National Review. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

8/26 Ups & Downs: Hacks, Super PACs and a long-awaited report on some rather lewd emails. See who made this week’s list!

PA-1: Brady Reportedly Mulling Retirement: Could the long-time Philly power broker be planning his exit?

Castor Won’t Release Email Report: It remains to be seen whether the public will ever see the results of the investigation.

PA-Sen: Toomey Makes the Cover of the National Review: Pennsylvania’s junior Senator is the subject of the conservative magazine’s latest cover story.

President Obama to Make Campaign Stop for Clinton-Kaine in Philly: The President of the United States is coming back to the City of Brotherly Love on September 13th.

Sunday Show Preview: August 28, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: PDE says Auditor General ‘glossed over’ key points about charter school payment disputes
PLS Reporter: House Appropriations Committee learns how state dollars help an ever expanding medical field in Pittsburgh
PLS Reporter: Act 89 proves successful for transportation needs across Pittsburgh region
StateImpactPA: Why pipeline safety is one of Pennsylvania’s next big energy challenges
State House Sound Bites: Outside donors spending big in PA Senate Race
State House Sound Bites: AG candidates stress differences from Kane

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly D.A.’s acquaintance charged in tire slashing
Inquirer: In Upper Darby, it’s back to school, and racial allegations
Inquirer: FBI seeks Kenney campaign records as part of union probe
Inquirer: Seth Williams’ Eagles passes part of a team policy for ‘public officials’
Inquirer: Henon stays silent on FBI searches
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. congressmen among Trump advisers at national security meeting
WHYY Newsworks: Toomey pressured to denounce Trump over insults to veterans
WHYY Newsworks: Feds seek records from Kenney’s campaign fund

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bucks County government prepares for parking lot upgrades in Doylestown
Bucks County Courier-Times: Dodging construction zones commonplace for thousands of Lower Bucks County students
Bucks County Courier-Times: Low-cost back-to-school immunizations available Monday
Pottstown Mercury: Federal GOP candidates from southeastern Pa. discuss their views of Trump
Pottstown Mercury: Appeals denied, former magisterial district judge Arnold taken to prison

Pittsburgh
KDKA: U.S. Congressman From Pa. Calls For Investigation Of EpiPen Price Hikes
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Councilman Suspended From Job Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
Business Times: Strike vote set for state-owned university faculty members
Post-Gazette: Philadelphia union investigation seeks mayor’s campaign finance records
Post-Gazette: Vilsack stumps in Pa. for Hillary Clinton
Post-Gazette: Exhibition explores how ads affect voters’ emotions and, sometimes, their votes
Tribune-Review: Colleges’ common reader selections aim to combat divisiveness
WTAE: Faculty at state universities to vote on strike

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Kane’s Resignation Will Not Impact Baker-McCort Abuse case
Altoona Mirror: Mayor: Ghouls made way to Altoona
Observer Reporter: Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
Beaver County Times: Beaver County pays $9 million of $13 million loan to save money even as budget crunch looms
Beaver County Times: State legislators come together to talk Shell cracker plant, other Beaver County issues

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
Standard Speaker: Congress Can Aid Family Caregiving
Standard Speaker: Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee
Times Tribune: Scranton taxes could rise if sewer sale rejected
Times Leader: Luzerne County tax-auction deserters a concern

South Central
Patriot News: Tim Kaine to campaign in Pennsylvania this week: When, where, how to see him
Patriot News: ‘We have died for the right to vote’: NAACP PA vows to get members to polls amid intimidation fears
Patriot News: New high school to welcome Middletown students Monday
Patriot News: Refugees win lawsuit allowing them to attend Lancaster high school
Carlisle Sentinel:  East Pennsboro High School could remain closed at least 3 weeks
York Dispatch: Dillsburg nonbelievers group sues state House
Lancaster Era: A serious plan to reduce Lancaster’s poverty requires honesty about segregation, expert says
Lebanon Daily News: Top challenges facing Lebanon County schools

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Tentative agreement reached in Southern Lehigh teacher talks
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley schools slow to change policies on transgender students
Reading Eagle: Possible strike at Kutztown University part of move-in day for freshmen
Express Times: How you can help decide the future of Weona Park

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Much more than bus stop reshapes downtown area
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Council: Mayor’s deal on banners wrong
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioners hope refinancing will save $1 million
Erie Times: Room to grow: City of Erie explores urban agriculture

Opinion
Patriot News: Here’s how a recent court case in California could impact Pa.’s medical marijuana industry
Morning Call: Thumbs up to tough stance on Nazareth mayor
Centre Daily Times: Community must help fight opioid addiction
Post-Gazette: Knowledge that heals: At last, a database to thwart drug overprescribing
Post-Gazette: Charter school caper: Trombetta finally admits guilt, but mess remains
Inquirer: Kenney’s legacy should include saving kids from DHS’s neglect
Inquirer: Electric plant 80 miles away is polluting Philly’s air

Blogs
Citified: Feds Seek Kenney’s Campaign PAC Records
Citified: Henon Goes Three Weeks Without Answering a Question About the FBI Raid
Citified: Kenney’s Alliance With Johnny Doc Looks Worse By the Day
Lu-Lac Political Letter: The Epi-pen, the free market, that damn FDA and Frank Scavo
Lu-Lac Political Letter: McGinty/Toomey and…Everett Stern?

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