6/21 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Former PSEA President looks to run for Congress against Murphy, and Meehan gets another Democratic challenger.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Former PSEA President Looks to Challenge Murphy: Mike Crossey, a former President of PSEA is entering the race to challenge Congressman Tim Murphy next year.

Former Teacher Jumps in the Race to Challenge Meehan: Former Philadelphia teacher Paul Perry jumped in the race to challenge Congressman Pat Meehan next year.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Pa. Supreme Court upholds broad interpretation of Environmental Rights Amendment
State House Sound Bites: After nearly a year of attempts, Libre’s Law passes
State House Sound Bites: First round of permits issued for PA medical marijuana growers
PLSReporter: As budget deadline nears, a lot remains up in the air
PLSReporter: VIDEO: DOH announced recipients for marijuana growers/processors
PLSReporter: PA Supreme Court rules transferring natural gas revenue earned on state land to General Fund is unconstitutional
PLSReporter: Republicans and Democrats show differences of opinion on tax policy
PLSReporter: House State Government Committee holds second hearing on giving the General Assembly more regulatory oversight
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: PA Supreme Court finds Oil and Gas Fund budgetary transfers to be unconstitutional.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: State issues first medical marijuana grower permits.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf to sign civil asset forfeiture changes approved by PA House.
Capitolwire: Capitolwire: Animal cruelty bill Libre’s Law heads to governor for his promised signature.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: PoliticsPA: Gov. Wolf stakes budget position ahead of deadline
KYW Newsradio: Pennsylvania Names First Recipients Of Medical Marijuana Permits
BillyPenn: Philly shut out of first round of marijuana grow licenses
BillyPenn: Seth Williams’ defense: ‘These are not crimes’
WHYY Newsworks: Philly DA trial: Prosecutors say Seth Williams wanted a lavish lifestyle
Philadelphia Magazine: Here Are Pa.’s First Permitted Medical Marijuana Growers
Inquirer: Mayor wants all landlords with pre-1978 housing to prove rentals are safe from lead
Inquirer: Pa. Supreme Court orders new look at Philly casino project
Inquirer: Pa. radio host out after being told he couldn’t criticize Trump
Inquirer: Nursing-home official: DA Seth Williams misused funds meant for his mother’s care
Inquirer: Pa. officials mum on who selected medical cannabis growers

SEPA
Daily Local News: UPDATE: Power outage leaves Chester County government with limited phone, internet services
Daily Local News: Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor joins U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in touting gun control legislation
Montgomery Media: Jenkintown School District creates cyberbullying policy
Bucks County Courier Times: Neshaminy school board votes to raise taxes for first time in eight years
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos
Bucks County Courier Times: First medical marijuana permits issued by health department

Pittsburgh
WTAE:
Allegheny County makes list of medical marijuana permits awarded
Tribune Review: Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests
Tribune Review: Measure to cut painkiller abuse moves forward in Pa. Legislature
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania awards permits for companies to grow medical marijuana
WESA: State Awards Medical Marijuana Growing Permits To McKeesport And Greene County Companies
WESA: Top Senate Democrat Says The Budget Probably Won’t Be Balanced
Post-Gazette: Pa. driver’s licenses get redesign, but still no Real ID compliance
Post-Gazette: PurePenn licensed to grow, process medical marijuana in McKeesport
Post-Gazette: McKeesport, Carmichaels among Pa. sites chosen to grow, process medical marijuana
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf addresses Teamsters rally at Capitol
Post-Gazette: Pa. Supreme Court rules state forest gas royalty transfers unconstitutional
Post-Gazette: Casey and Manchin: Senate plan to repeal Obamacare would worsen opioid epidemic
Post-Gazette: Changing Central Pa. health care market puts family in tough spot
Post-Gazette: Class action over Allstate medical exam policy gets green light in Pa. federal court
Post-Gazette: Move of state attorney general’s office to the Strip District no bargain for taxpayers
Post-Gazette: Lawmakers consider workers’ comp as a way to tackle opioid epidemic
Post-Gazette: Pa. driver’s licenses get redesign, but still no Real ID compliance
KDKA: Pennsylvania Toughening Animal Cruelty, Neglect Laws
KDKA: 3 Western Pa. Businesses Receive Medical Marijuana Permits
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Complaints growing over slow pace of approvals in the city
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County Housing Authority passes smoking ban

Southwest
Altoona-Mirror: AASD sells Wright building
Altoona-Mirror: Spring Cove votes for property tax hike
Observer-Reporter: Greene County to get medical marijuana growing operation
Beaver County Times: Fayette County lawmaker’s bill addresses welfare fraud
Beaver County Times: Bill to increase transparency in school district hiring passes state Senate
Beaver County Times: Sen. Casey: If Medicaid is cut, opioid epidemic will worsen

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Only Courtright has a lot of campaign money
Times-Tribune: State agency gets unredacted Scranton sewer-sale invoices
Times-Tribune: Companies in Lackawanna, Luzerne get permits to grow medical marijuana
Pocono Record: Pennsylvania toughening animal cruelty, neglect laws
Pocono Record: Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos
Citizen’s Voice: State awards first permits to grow and process medical marijuana
Citizen’s Voice: State-run panel approves new Philadelphia teachers’ contract
The Times Leader: White Haven to be home to medical marijuana grower/processor
The Times Leader: State Senate approves bill toughening animal cruelty, neglect laws
Standard Speaker: Attorney, husband of county treasurer, found dead at home
Standard Speaker: Local firm awarded medical marijuana growing permit

South Central
Patriot News: Libre’s Law on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf for enactment
Patriot News: Pa. state government employees are asking: Is that early retirement offer going to happen?
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry takes shape
Patriot News: Read the Pa. medical marijuana permit applications
Patriot News: Bill tightening rules for civil asset forfeiture in Pennsylvania goes to Gov. Wolf’s desk
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. court rules in favor of access to police videos
York Daily Record: This Pennsylvania lawmaker says nobody’s vote counts
LNP: Sen. Bob Casey to hold town hall in Lancaster Saturday

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pa. Supreme Court rules police dash cam videos are public
Morning Call: Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests
Reading Eagle: Sen. Bob Casey Jr. says GOP health plan would worsen opioid crisis
Reading Eagle: Meehan bill would force colleges to report hazing
Express Times: Allentown mayor: City council needs term limits, too

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: The Latest: Republican Handel pledges to work on health care
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Town hall: Informs, yields questions on city direction
Erie Times-News: Erie smoked in first round of medical marijuana sites

Opinion
Inquirer: Don’t count on Harrisburg to help pay for Philly’s new PFT contract
Daily News: Philadelphia teachers’ contract: Where’s the money?
Post-Gazette: A cure for our political mess: fair legislative redistricting
Times-Tribune: Local governments already fall short of transparency
Times-Tribune: Breaking up is hard to do
Citizen’s Voice: Registration bill would give everyone the chance to vote
Patriot News: Let’s use a severance tax to pay for our future infrastructure needs: Mike McCarthy
Patriot News: Congress should restore full funding to a program that helps ensure ‘Justice for All’
Patriot News: So just what national security policies are we advancing again?
Patriot News: Will the case for a drilling tax finally sink in this year?: Gene DiGirolamo and Steve Stroman
Carlisle Sentinel: Science the source of solutions
York Daily Record: Go after welfare cheats so we can help the truly needy
LNP: The governor should be allowed to choose his running mate
Express Times: Trump is big on ‘alternative facts’
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Comey testimony confirms Trump deserves vindication, but he’s still his own worst enemy
Bucks County Courier Times: Saving democracy

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