8/7 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6Kathleen Kane is formally charged, EMILY’s List endorses McGinty and Wolf names Marcus Brown Homeland Security Director. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

BREAKING: AG Kathleen Kane Charged: The Attorney General of Pennsylvania was charged with perjury and criminal conspiracy among other indictments.

Statewide Reactions to the Charges against Attorney General Kane: Governor Wolf, the PA GOP and more respond to Kane’s situation.

PA-Sen: EMILY’s List Endorses McGinty: The pro-choice political powerhouse lobbied for McGinty to run.

PA-Gov: Wolf Names Marcus Brown Director of Homeland Security: The failed Police Commissioner nominee will still serve in the Wolf Administration.

PA-8: Santarsiero Blasts Naughton; Asserts Campaign Strength: The Democratic congressional candidate is fighting back.

Statewide
StateImpact: Enviro groups appeal air permit for Shell’s ethane cracker
State House Sound Bites: Kane charged with leaking secret information
State House Sound Bites: Wolfe quibbles with ‘most liberal’ ranking
PLS Reporter: Calls mount for Attorney General Kathleen Kane to resign
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf names Marcus Brown as Director of Homeland Security
PLS Reporter: New pension reform bill could reshape the debate over system overhaul
Capitolwire: Governor finds new job for rejected PSP Commissioner pick.
Capitolwire: Kane ‘repeatedly lied’ about leak aimed at embarrassing political foe, DA Ferman says.
Capitolwire: Restaurants want a ‘wholesale relationship’ with PLCB.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Montco DA indicts Kane and aide
The Big Tent: Dems set six debates for Hillary, rivals
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. school leaders brace for impact of state test declines on parents, students, teachers
WHYY Newsworks: Kane charged with leaking secret information; Wolf calls for her to step down [updated]
WHYY Newsworks: Kane case unlikely to be political boon for Montco DA, analyst says
Philadelphia Business Journals: Nutter’s other papal visit message: Take pride

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: VIDEO: Media swarm Montco courthouse for Kane charges
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County Treasurer announces ‘Free and Clear’ Judicial Real Estate Tax Sale
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane’s driver charged with indirect criminal contempt
Bucks County Courier Times: Statehouse interns address liquor store privatization, shale oil drilling and other issues
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Council given updated look at Steeple View redevelopment plans; project to go before planners later this month (DOCUMENTS)
Daily Local News: Local school representatives speak out against state assessments

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Sustaining TV, film production in Pittsburgh focus of new report
Post-Gazette: Camp Cadet introduces youths to Pennsylvania law enforcement
Post-Gazette: AG Kathleen Kane charged with perjury, official oppression, obstruction of justice
Post-Gazette: Many believe Elsie Hillman’s impact on the community will be long-lasting
Post-Gazette: New education center in Israel built on model of Pittsburgh’s Manchester Bidwell Corp.
Tribune-Review: Email searches in AG office ‘beyond outrageous,’ former justice says
Tribune-Review: North Side residents divided over proposed Garden Theater block development
Business Journal: Apartment building boom likely to boost Pittsburgh’s vacancy rate
Business Journal: Pittsburgh Film Office touts findings of new Milken report on growing Pittsburgh’s entertainment industry

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Proposal: Close Altoona, Hollidaysburg Catholic
Altoona Mirror: Tyrone ready for ‘reunion’ at community days
Altoona Mirror: Event to honor lost soldiers
Beaver County Times: Country club employee accused of embezzling $200,000, second worker also charged
Beaver County Times: PA Cyber School could still make staff, teacher cuts

NEPA
Times Leader: Gov. Wolf pushes state budget proposal at Larksville forum
Times Leader: Exeter Twp. bars supervisors from being paid for roadwork
Times-Tribune: Judge Mazzoni to retire at year’s end
Times-Tribune: Scranton police find large marijuana growing operation
Times-Tribune: DA announces murder charges against three teens in officer’s death

South Central
York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf, first lady to host event at governor’s mansion Sunday
Carlisle Sentinel: York County hotel tax one step closer to governor’s desk
Patriot-News: Who’s next? A look at possible mid-term replacements if Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaves office
Patriot-News: Criminal justice system shouldn’t be ‘used to settle personal scores’: DA Dave Freed

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Reading Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer receives target letter in City Hall probes, sources say
Reading Eagle: Reading School Board members react to bribery scheme
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane’s ‘war’
Morning Call: Republicans try to find footing in race attacking Trump, and each other, in 1st debate

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Pa. Attorney General Kane to fight criminal charges
Centre Daily Times: Protestors urge Sen. Corman to pass budget funding schools
Centre Daily Times: Centre County Commissioner Michael Pipe postpones call for solicitor Louis Glantz’s resignation

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Satirist in chief: Jon Stewart’s legacy of political hilarity
Tribune-Review: The Kane charges: Step aside, Madam AG
Inquirer: Remilitarized Japan would be wrong move
Inquirer: Sen. Warren: Senators stuck in misogynic past
Inquirer: Proposed closures for papal visit are excessive
York Dispatch: Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign
Patriot-News: For the good of the commonwealth, Kathleen Kane must resign — now
Lancaster Intelligencer: If Kathleen Kane wants to ‘clean up Harrisburg,’ she would resign now
Erie Times-News: Summer jobs program is working out
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: LUW allocations a critical payoff for fundraising efforts
Centre Daily Times: Wealthy donors dominate campaigns
Centre Daily Times: Why let ex-presidents cash in?
Express Times: Pa. Senators should back Clean Water Rule

Blogs
Citified: Why No Buses in the Pope “Traffic Zone?”
Citified: How Kathleen Kane Fooled the Press
Citified: Fix It: The Incredible Vanishing Bike Lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue
Keystone Crossroads: Reading City Council President admits to conspiracy to commit bribery; Mayor connected
Keystone Crossroads: Public pools in Pa. cities: how many are there, and how much does it cost to swim?
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup for August 5, 2015: Gov. Wolf and Sen. Scarnati discuss budget on Wednesday’s Smart Talk
Commonwealth Foundation: Silly Talk with Gov. Wolf
PA Progressive: Kane Is Charged
PA Progressive: The Spencer Corruption Saga

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