6/1 Ups & Downs
Sports betting moves forward in Pennsylvania, nuclear power takes a step back, and Kenney’s administration gets caught organizing protests. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!
Sports Betting. Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports betting across the country Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board released the first regulations for the industry and called for comments to help them kick off the new industry.
Jim Kenney. It was revealed this week that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration helped organize protesters that shut down a state Senate hearing in Philly on the soda tax. This revelation will likely not be well met by state Sens. Anthony Williams and Scott Wagner who organized the hearing.
SD-28 Constituents. GOP Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s announcement that he will resign his seat on Monday to concentrate on his campaign leaves the 28th state Senate district without the state Sen. who has played a rather large role in the last three budget cycles.
John Joyce. Two of 13th Congressional district candidate John Joyce’s GOP primary opponents filed FEC complaints against him for possible coordination between Joyce’s campaign and a super PAC that shared the consultant to handle the ads in the final weeks of the primary.
Nuclear Power. On the heels of Three Mile Island announcing it failed to sell its power for the fourth straight year, both TMI and the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station are pushing for state intervention to keep their doors open going forward.
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The tweet of the week goes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Baer for his caption for his article on school district’s reserve funds.
It's my annual check up on school districts hoarding your money.https://t.co/eW670kvKHP
— john baer (@jbaernews) May 31, 2018