9/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Beemer fires Kane’s aides, Paul Ryan visits PA-8 and we take a look at the latest F&M and PPP polls. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: Beemer Fires Duecker and Reese: The two men were perhaps Kathleen Kane’s closest aides.

PA-Sen: Sabato’s Crystal Ball Moves Race from “Toss-up” to “Leans Democratic”: The prognosticators have the Dems taking the Senate majority.

PA-8: Speaker Ryan Fundraises for Fitzpatrick: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stopped by Bucks County.

PPP Poll: Clinton 48% Trump 43%; McGinty 46% Toomey 40%: The Democrats both lead in the latest Public Policy Polling survey.

F&M Poll: Clinton 47% Trump 40%: The Democrat maintains the lead in the Keystone State.

PA-Sen: F&M Poll: McGinty 43% Toomey 38%: McGinty maintains advantage in latest survey.

Report: Trump to Visit Philadelphia Tomorrow: The GOP Presidential nominee will be holding a roundtable discussion with African-American leaders.

Kaine to Join Biden at Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade: The Pittsburgh parade is one of the largest in the U.S.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Opponents of LGBT employment anti-discrimination bill ask for religious exemption
PLS Reporter: Alcohol sales modernization implementation continues with central PA Wegmans launching wine-sales pilot program
PLS Reporter: New Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority interim executive director, task force announced
StateImpactPA: Gas drillers lose case over well permit requirements
StateImpactPA: Coal town wary of Clinton and Trump campaign promises
State House Sound Bites: Rollout begins on wine sales in Pa. Supermarkets

Philadelphia
Inquirer: New AG Beemer fires two key Kane aides
Inquirer: Kenney condemns photo of cop with apparent Nazi-style tattoo; police to review
Inquirer: Parkway, and perhaps Rocky steps, to be stage for 2017 NFL draft
Inquirer: Gun used to shoot Police Officer Jesse Hartnett traced to fellow Philly cop
Inquirer: Drinking buddies? Wolf, Turzai buy wine, share a toast at supermarket
Philadelphia Magazine: Black Lives Matter: We’re Organizing a Massive Protest for Trump’s Philly Visit
WHYY Newsworks: Trump will speak to African-American leaders in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Philly Latinos react to Trump’s immigration speech
WHYY Newsworks: Broad coalition forms Vision Zero Alliance to push Kenney on street safety

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick pushes for blood tests, better communication during well visit
Bucks County Courier-Times: Blood boiling over Warminster water rate hike
Bucks County Courier-Times: Bruce Castor still serving with AG’s office
Pottstown Mercury: Chester County companies pitch in for flood victims
Pottstown Mercury: Prosecutor: Recorded Cosby phone call is admissible evidence

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Pennsylvania reinstates $11 million fine against Uber
CityPaper: Medical marijuana is coming to Pennsylvania
WESA: Kaine Goes On Offensive In Lancaster
Post-Gazette: Drinking buddies? Wolf, Turzai buy wine, share a toast at supermarket
Post-Gazette: Biden will join Kaine at Pittsburgh’s Labor Day celebration
Tribune-Review: Attorney General Beemer fires 2 top Kane aides
Tribune-Review: Lock her up? Probation? Law experts weigh in on how to sentence Kane

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Senate candidate McGinty reiterates stance on trade deal
Tribune-Democrat: Williams, Stanton file action against city over Home Rule Charter
Altoona Mirror: Cambria DA to wait on investigation in fatal shooting
Beaver County Times: BBC asks Beaver County voters about presidential picks
Beaver County Times: Voluntary unpaid days off for Beaver County employees could cut costs, commissioners say

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Legislative panel hears testimony on opioid crisis
Citizens Voice: Trump closes gap on Clinton in Pennsylvania
Times Leader: Wright Township woman’s decorated tree trumps campaign lawn signs
Pocono Record: On thin ICE: Political rhetoric stokes fear among immigrants
Pocono Record: Options for voting college students in Pa.

South Central
Patriot Times: Reopening date for East Pennsboro High unknown
Patriot Times: ‘Hot’ doors at Harrisburg Fire Department headquarters grab attention
Patriot Times: Where in the woods?: Pa. court revives fight between state, lumber firm over ownership of forest tract
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County libraries ask for tax hike to stop reserve fund bleeding
York Daily Record: Northeastern superintendent still facing assault charge
York Dispatch: New curriculum at York City School District
Lancaster Era: Explore the data: Lancaster County has 310 private schools, and growing

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Which Lehigh Valley schools have the best graduation rates?
Reading Call: Reading Health System designated as heroin and opioid treatment center
WFMZ: PUC OKs lower rate hike than requested by UGI

North by Northwest
Onward State: Summer 2016 Tied For Hottest Weather In State College History
Sun Gazette: Committee: Share bill for levee
Erie Times: Erie City Council schedules vote on EMTA plan

Opinion
Centre Daily Times: State warns of new heroin variant
Sun Gazette: Transit Centre II brings downtown to another level
Patriot News: The Goth election – new poll finds Pennsylvanians in a bleak mood
Post-Gazette: Being there: The risk of rationing city police response
Inquirer: George’s gem worth saving
Inquirer: Marino: Special prosecutor needed to hold Clinton accountable

Blogs
Citified: Johnny Doc Finally Comments on His FBI Raid Outfit
Citified: Who’s Behind Phone Survey Critical of Seth Williams?
Keystone Crossroads: Can a computer algorithm be trusted to help relieve Philly’s overcrowded jails?
Keystone Crossroads: How Allegheny County is trying to move on from the legacy of blight
Commonwealth Foundation: Transparency Improves the Collective Bargaining Process
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Hillary needs to answer questions
Above Average Jane: Things to Do: State of Women’s Health

2 Responses

  1. Kane’s closest ally is her co-conspirator sister Ellen. Ellen was there as the plans where formulated, and acted as the go between and delivered instructions to Reese and others.

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