8/8 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Dougherty’s home raided by the FBI and IRS, MSNBC breaks down the F&M poll and we’re accepting applications for Fall internships. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

8/5 Ups & Downs: Polls, retirements and a third chance. See who made this week’s list!

PoliticsPA Internship Opening: Fall 2016: PoliticsPA is seeking talented individuals to contribute to our news coverage throughout the Commonwealth.

DEVELOPING: Dougherty’s Home, IBEW 98 HQ Raided by FBI: John Dougherty is the most powerful labor leader in Philadelphia.

MSNBC Breaks Down the F&M Poll (VIDEO): Steve Kornacki explains the Acela-Appalachia divide in eighty seconds.

Sunday Show Preview: August 7, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Oil and gas jobs down 26 percent since 2014
PLS Reporter: Democratic lawmakers meet in Pittsburgh to discuss blight and revitalization
Capitolwire: Governor In Bucks County and Philadelphia, Governor Wolf touts strides made in 2016-17 budget to combat opioid epidemic
Capitolwire: Department of the Auditor General: Auditor General DePasquale releases pension plan audits for municipalities in ten counties

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trump needs to regroup, avoid fights, focus on Clinton, strategists say
Inquirer: As trial looms, prosecutors allege leaks and lies by Attorney General Kane
Inquirer: The after-party: DNC organizers reflect and clean up
Inquirer: Johnny Doc and Local 98 face state grand jury probe of alleged threats, intimidation
Inquirer: Johnny Doc: Man of influence and contradictions
WHYY Newsworks: Updated: FBI searches Johnny Doc’s home, Henon’s City Hall office
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. unions and Gov. Wolf strike deal after a year of talks
WHYY Newsworks: Hillary Clinton’s transparency phobia
WHYY Newsworks: DNC was a treat for Philadelphians seeking civic engagement

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Little known about Bucks County inmate monitoring program; unique in Philadelphia region
Bucks County Courier-Times: Rep. Murt asks Navy to fund water filtration systems
Bucks County Courier-Times: Peace vigil in Doylestown remembers Hiroshima
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown board toys with ignoring standardized tests
Pottstown Mercury: Mercury staffers win seven journalism awards

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Trump a problem for Toomey in Senate race
Tribune Review: Trum running mate Pence coming to Pittsburgh
WESA: Donkey Artist At Odds With Rendell Over DNC Payment
WESA: Court Ruling Clears The Way For Kathleen Kane’s Criminal Trial
KDKA: Pa. Senator: ‘I’ll Eat Rat Poison Before I Vote For Hillary Clinton’
Post-Gazette: U.S. facism portrayed in ’30s film, books echoed in today’s politics
Post-Gazette: Jail officials, doctors divided on the care of opioid addicted inmates

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Eugene V. atkinson, former congressman and Beaver County commissioner, dead at 89
Observer-Reporter: Term about over, Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor goes on trial
Altoona Mirror: Dem claims Halvorson sought votes
Altoona Mirror: Blair GOP’s war on Guns dinner planned

NEPA
Times Leader: AG DePasquale: PDE provided more than $2.5M in questionable reimbursements to 9 charter schools
Times Leader: Security change proposed for Luzerne County government buildings
Times Leader: County and Wilkes-Barre have similar measures pending for LGBT protection
Times Leader: Lifelong Republican says he can’t vote for Donald Trump for president
Times-Tribune: Trial to start Monday for Attorney General Kane
Times-Tribune: Timeline of Kathleen Kane case

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Campaign 2016: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting
Lancaster Online: Ban the Box campaign: Job applicants shouldn’t have to answer question on criminal record
Lebanon Daily News: Ruling clears way for Pa. AG Kane’s criminal trial
Lancaster Online: GOP vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence to campaign in Lancaster County Tuesday
York Dispatch: Governors, presidents and how we vote
Cumberlink: Non-discrimination ordinances in other municipalities offer Carlisle glimpse of possibilities
Patriot-News: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pa. race

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Politics as Usual: State picks insider to run Office of Medical Marijuana
Morning Call: ‘Vindictive prosecution’ defense barred as Kane trial begins
Morning Call: Sen. Browne dangles tax credit to lure Billy Joel, other rock stars to Allentown
Reading Eagle: More parties coming to Pa. ballots?

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Making sense of Erie School District’s new tax collection policy
Go Erie: Pa. monitoring system will fight prescription painkiller abuse: Timothy D. Pelkowski
Go Erie: Making Sense of Erie School District’s New Tax Policy

Opinion
Observer-Reporter: Politics make for strange bedfellows
Times Leader: Overcrowding at Luzerne County prison requires immediate attention
Altoona Mirror: State must get handle on OT
Beaver County Times: Support for Center police appreciated
Patriot-News: Pa. officials need to find a Chesapeake Bay fix before the feds do it for them
Post-Gazette: Helping homeless vets: A national call has been heeded; let it grow
Post-Gazette: A national shame: Bottled water sales are up as Americans fear taps
Post-Gazette: Depression and data: Genetic study is leading to important advances
Inquirer: Should Donald Trump be dumped?
Inquirer: Missing man mystery in Upper Darby drama

Blogs
Citified: Here Are the Latest Details About Philly’s First Open Streets Event
Citified: We Want Answers: Jane Slusser
Keystone Crossroads: Green for green: $21 million in federal funds for clean air transportation projects
Keystone Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Department of Education Report on Graduation Requirements
Lu-Lac: Kathleen Kane’s Day of Judgement
2 Political Junkies: State Of The Climate – American Meteorological Society

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