WEATHER: Philadelphia, sunny, high of 82; Harrisburg, sunny, high of 82; Pittsburgh, sunny, high of 83.
NEW FROM CITY&STATE:
* Philadelphia DA Seth Williams will hold a football themed reelection fundraiser – but with revelations that he may be under federal investigation, will anyone show?
NEW THIS MORNING:
* Aramark, which had considered leaving Philly, will make an announcement with Gov. Wolf and Mayor Kenney today near a potential development site, the Inquirer writes.
* With the feds investigating the ties between John Dougherty and City Council, the Inquirer tries to find out just how politically influential the union boss really is.
* Despite calls for reform, PA’s campaign finance website is still badly outdated, Newsworks writes.
FROM THE WEEKEND:
* With DA Williams in the news for accepting over $160,000 of previously unreported gifts, the Philly Bar Association called for a political gift ban, the Inquirer reports.
* Tom Lindenfeld, a consultant who testified against convicted co-conspirator Congressman Chaka Fattah, was sentenced to probation, writes Newsworks.
* PA’s 8th Congressional district race is turning into an air war, as Democrat Steve Santarsiero runs his first batch of TV ads, Newsworks reports.
* While still significantly lagging Democrats, PA Republican voter registration has grown by more than 145,000 over the past two years, the Patriot News writes.
* Speaking in Philly, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumped for Democratic US Senate candidate Katie McGinty, the Morning Call writes.
* William Trout Wolf, father of Gov. Wolf, passed away at age 95, the Patriot News reports.
* The PA Supreme Court will hear a school funding lawsuit that asserts state education spending is unconstitutional, according to the Morning Call.
* A “hands-off” approach by Pittsburgh politicians towards ride-sharing giant Uber helped the city become a testing ground for its driverless cars, the Post-Gazette writes.
* Officials want municipalities that currently receive free state police coverage to pay up, in order to close a widening budget gap, according to the Tribune-Review.
* Longtime Harrisburg correspondent Brad Bumsted took a buyout from his employer, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, according to the Morning Call.
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THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
* After Hillary Clinton was hustled out of a 9/11 memorial service, it was revealed that she was earlier diagnosed with pneumonia, the New York Times reports.
* In a separate campaign gaffe over the weekend, Clinton drew ire for referring to half of Donald Trump supporters as “deplorables,” CNN writes.
* New polling puts Clinton and Trump in a dead heat in four battleground states, Politico reports.
* An Inquirer editorial makes the case for killing the debt-burdened PA Turnpike Commission and folding its duties into PennDOT.
* The Tribune Review’s Brad Bumsted has some ideas on how to deter political corruption in the state, including a gift ban and adding more crimes to the state’s pension forfeiture act.
* The Times-Tribune hopes that the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of raising the minimum wage will finally spur PA lawmakers to do so.
* A Post-Gazette editorial explores why a bill to speed the testing of rape kits in the state has had so little effect on the backlog.
* The Observer-Reporter throws its support behind the Miners Protection Act, which would federally guarantee miners’ pensions and health care benefits.
* A LancasterOnline editorial looks at the impact of a judge’s ruling to roll back Lower Merion School District’s tax increase will have on Lancaster County districts.
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1 p.m. - Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
1:30 p.m. - Gov. Wolf and Mayor Kenney will join Aramark officials to make what is being billed as a major announcement about the company’s headquarters. Cira Green, 129 S. 30th Street, Philadelphia.
4 p.m. - Mayor Kenney, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, State Sen. Arthur Haywood, State Rep. Stephen Kinsey and L&I Commissioner David Perri will all be present as the Mayor signs bill #160115, the “Responsible Business Owners” bill, into law. The legislation, which holds business owners responsible for nuisance behavior, was authored by Councilwoman Bass. 5087 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.
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KICKER: "He tried to pull strings every day. And that was one of my mistakes. I let him pull too many strings," former Philly Councilman Rick Mariano, convicted on bribery charges in 2006, describes union boss John Dougherty’s hold on City Council. From the Inquirer.