8/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Another investigation into Johnny Doc, Susquehanna has Clinton and McGinty ahead while Ridge pledges himself against Trump. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Report: Dougherty Also Being Investigated by AG’s Office: The state probe focuses on accusations of intimidation.

PA-Sen: Susquehanna Poll: McGinty 42% Toomey 40%: The Senate race has now become a toss-up.

Voter Registration Update – August 2016: The GOP continues to gain ground but SEPA is still growing bluer.

Ridge Signs Anti-Trump Letter: The former Governor is among 50 former GOP national security figures to sign a letter denouncing the Republican presidential nominee.

Susquehanna Poll: Clinton 47% Trump 37%: The Democratic nominee holds a double digit lead in the latest survey.

Democratic Super PAC Targets Trump in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The commercial features a Gold Star mother criticizing Trump for the Khan controversy.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Overdose deaths spike, again
PLS Reporter: Liquor law changes take effect
PA Watchdog: Nanny State of the Week: Your pool isn’t cool
WITF: Jury picked for AG Kathleen Kane’s trial
WITF: With more jobs, workers are finally getting a raise

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Despite six-figure salary, city council is still part-time job for some
Philly.com: Philly elections official goes off on Sean Hannity about ‘rigged’ national elections
WHYY Newsworks: Lesbians say N.J. unfairly denies payment for infertility treatments
WHYY Newsworks: GOP women stump for Trump, ‘unified’ party in Philadelphia suburbs
Philadelphia Business Journals: N.J. Senate to hold hearing on student loan collection tactics

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Changes to Pennsylvania liquor, wine sales go into effect
Pottstown Mercury: Potential jurors face scrutiny as PA AG Kathleen Kane’s perjury trial begins
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks, Montgomery sheriffs expect gun permit delays Tuesday
Daily Local News: Court dismisses lawsuit against West Chester mayor

Pittsburgh
WESA: With State Budget Passed, County Commissioners Can Focus On Issues At Annual Meeting
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pence to campaign Tuesday night in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Ridge, Hayden, other GOP leaders sign letter saying Trump unfit
Post-Gazette: Changes to Pennsylvania liquor, wine sales go into effect
Tribune Review: Jury selection wraps up in trial of Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Reports: State would benefit under Clinton’s economic plan
Beaver County Times: New Brighton mayor remembered for dedication to community
Beaver County Times: Beaver Council to vote on beer sales at restaurant
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf recognizes Gateway Rehab for commitment to opioid addiction treatment

NEPA
Times Leader: Changes to Pennsylvania liquor, wine sales have gone into effect
Times-Tribune: Six men, six women selected for Kane trial; opening statements start Tuesday
Times Tribune: State weighs impact of new OT rule

South Central
Patriot-News: Wolf’s staffers receive raises that non-unionized state government employees wish for
Patriot-News: Mayor, Harrisburg council schedule meeting in wake of police-involved killing
Patriot-News: Adviser to 3 governors charged with assaulting wife outside home
Patriot-News: More on Kathleen Kane
Sentinel: Bloom appointed House Deputy Whip
York Daily Record: Wine lovers rejoice! Getting wine now easier
York Dispatch: Former adviser to three governors Zogby charged with domestic assault

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s political ‘glass ceiling’ intact for now
Morning Call: Jury seated in AG Kathleen Kane’s perjury trial
Lehigh Valley Live: Wine fans are winners on day 1 of Pennsylvania’s expanded booze sales

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Erie man charged in Sunday shooting turns himself in
Centre Daily: Centre County overdose deaths are mostly opioid related
Centre Daily: SCASD considers staggered timeline for elementary projects

Opinion
Times-Tribune: Mining jobs? Reclamation
Tribune-Democrat: Trump not worthy of title ‘commander in chief’
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney won’t raise $1 million selling Philly’s box seats
Patriot-News: Turns out that if you make it easier for people to register to vote, they will, state data shows
Post-Gazette: All about the economy: A good jobs report won’t ease voters’ anxiety
Post-Gazette: Voter power: Federal courts correctly protect voting rights

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: How Tax Hikes Ruined Scottie’s Dream
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: changing who gets to request an analysis of pension changes
Citified: What the Johnny Doc Raids Mean for Philly Politics

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