8/30 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A Major embarrassment for Seth Williams, Tim Kaine is coming to PA and a new batch of polls are in. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Report: Williams’ Girlfriend Slashed His Tires Last Year: More embarrassing news for Philadelphia’s District Attorney.

Schedule Finalized for Kaine’s PA Swing: The Democratic VP nominee will be in the Keystone State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

PA-Sen: Emerson Poll: Toomey 46% McGinty 39%: Toomey regains the lead in the latest Senate survey.

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Clinton 50% Trump 43%: Hillary leads in the latest iteration of the tracking survey.

Obama Campaign Guru Says Trump Has “Less Than 0%” Chance of Winning PA (VIDEO): David Plouffe still believes Pennsylvania is not a swing state.

Emerson Poll: Clinton 46% Trump 43%: The landline-only survey shows Hillary ahead.

Trump Includes PA in Largest TV Ad Buy Yet (VIDEO): The $10 million spot will air in Pennsylvania among other states.

Statewide
Capitolwire: GPA and ‘grit factor’ determine college-readiness, not test scores, officials say.
PLS Reporter:Gov. Wolf: “It’s time, it seems to me, to reduce the severity of the crime of holding a small amount of marijuana”
PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis
PLS Reporter: Natural gas production increases while new well creation decreases in first half of 2016    
StateImpactPA: Nearly 4,000 tons of gas drilling waste to be used for road project

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Union: Porngate report not to be released anytime soon
Inquirer: Philly DA’s girlfriend charged in tire slashing
Inquirer: New poll shows Toomey with a lead, though others find tight race
Inquirer: Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
WHYY Newsworks: Appeals court denies asylum to 28 Central American mothers held in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: The politics of infrastructure

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Toomey crosses gn-rights divide in tough Pa. Senate race vs McGinty
Pottstown Mercury: Rep. Quigley to host telephone town hall meeting on Aug. 31
Pottstown Mercury: Gale opposes raising vehicle registration fee in Montco

Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: Americans cut online ties because of bitter election, study finds
WESA: Advocates Say Electronic Voting Should Include Printed Paper Ballots
KDKA: Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Can Do More To End Marijuana Arrests
WTAE: Wolf: Pennsylvania must decriminalize marijuana possession, for small amounts
Post-Gazette: Washington Boulevard floodgates uninspected for 3 years

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: NAACP Continues to push for more school funding
Observer Reporter: Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
Observer Reporter: Former Cecil Township police chief gets jail time for misuse of funds
Observer Reporter: Mayor: Pittsburgh to take ownership of gate, sensor system

NEPA
Pocono Record: Tourism, county officials battling over distribution of hotel tax funds
Standard Speaker: Regulators will make decision on Luzerne CYS after inspection
Citizens Voice: Capital plan reveals nearly $6.5M in county projects slated for 2017-2019
Citizens Voice: Senate returning to session for AG vote Tuesday
Times Tribune: Commonwealth names one chief executive for two Scranton hospitals
Times Tribune: AG vote on Senate agenda

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Dent, Costello receive award from Chamber
Lancaster Era: Lancaster County farmers to get grants to help them do the right thing
Lancaster Era: Why desegregating Lancaster’s schools could be a game-changer for poor kids
York Dispatch: East York Elementary wins $49,000 grant
York Dispatch: Awards honor Ray Crenshaw, other difference makers
York Daily Record: York Country Day celebrates new STEAM center
Carlisle Sentinel: County approves new redevelopment organization
Patriot-News: Wine and liquor discounts in Pennsylvania? There’s an app for that

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Recycling mogul illegally dumped tons of construction debris, state says
WFMZ: Tim Kaine to hold campaign event in Bethlehem
Reading Eagle: Reading police chief says he’s committed to building strong relationships

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Firm for Penn Vale work approved
Onward State: Second Annual LION Bash Hopes To Bring Students And State College Community Together
Centre Daily News: Bellefonte Area School District leaders look ahead to new year

Opinion
Lancaster Era: Martic Township residents can ante up for Holtwood Park
Express Times: Pa. charter school reform: Get it right
Sun Gazette: Flood levee report means $10 million, mandated city cost
Post-Gazette: A dangerous dance: North Korea acts out, especially when tweaked
Patriot-News: Colin Kaepernick is no less American for sitting out the National Anthem
Inquirer: Business tax breaks aren’t paying off
Daily News: Keystone exams still best way to see whether kids are learning

Blogs
Citified: Bobby Henon Has Done This 53 Times Since the FBI Raided His Offices
Commonwealth Foundation: Obamacare is Failing, But States can Bring Hope
Commonwealth Foundation: Pittsburgh-Area Family Punished for Choosing Charter School
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Governor Wolf establishes new charter school  
Above Average Jane: Rite of Passage: Students Become Voters
2 Political Junkies: Jack Kelly Sunday

One Response

  1. Why no Kathy Kane stories? She has to be good fodder for the rest of the year. Sure will miss her at the Pa dinner this year….lol

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