6/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Full budget unlikely by state deadline, and borrowing becoming more likely to fix shortfall. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Full State Budget Unlikely by Deadline: Friday’s budget deadline is closing in, and budget negotiations are still ongoing making an on-time budget less likely.

State House Sound Bites: Budget likely to come late, with money borrowed to fill gaps: The budget is due Friday, but lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf still aren’t offering up any concrete details. So far, we know there’s a $1.5 billion shortfall from this fiscal year that needs to be filled. We know lawmakers are looking for roughly $700 or $800 million on top of that to balance next year’s spending. We know most of the new money will come from a gambling expansion, and according to the governor, there’s a good chance the state will borrow against some future revenue to patch its shortfall. One candidate is a large tobacco settlement fund.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: With dogs looking on, Libre’s Law is signed
State House Sound Bites: Breaking down the budget: the fiscal landscape
Capitolwire: Charter school reform bill takes a new shape in Senate committee.
Capitolwire: Lots of borrowing – including $6 billion for pensions – under consideration to make FY2017-18 budget work.
Capitolwire: Senate panel moves potential, but at the moment unlikely, liquor reform vehicle.
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf signs animal cruelty legislation, Libre’s Law.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: McConnell looks to quickly revise health-care bill
Inquirer: Animal cruelty law signed by governor, dog
Inquirer: Pa. Capitol’s ‘B’ word for solving budget woes: Borrowing
Inquirer: Philly FOP backs Republican Beth Grossman for DA
Inquirer: In court, prosecutors shift focus to Philly DA Seth Williams’ spending at ritzy clubs
Philadelphia Magazine: Wolf to Sign Bill Limiting Public Access to Police Footage
Billy Penn: Former Attorney General Bruce Castor threatens to sue Centre County for six-figure legal fee
Philly Voice: ‘March for Donald Trump’ planned in opposition to weekend’s ‘Impeachment March’
Philly Voice: Governor Wolf — and dog Libre — sign Pa. bill strengthening animal abuse penalties

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Bill granting access to private cemeteries advances in Pa. House
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania budget work likely to drag into new fiscal year
Bucks County Courier Times: House unveils agenda for tackling opioid crisis
Delco Daily Times: All sides wait and watch as Pa. budget deadline looms
Delco Daily Times: Pa. Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns
Daily Local News: Some East Goshen residents say they don’t feel safe with proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline project
Pittsburgh
KDKA: Angry Sen. Bob Casey Unloads On GOP Health Care Plan
KDKA: County Officials Urge State Lawmakers To Pass Budget On Time
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to let teachers bring guns to school
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Council to take lead testing vote Wednesday
Post-Gazette: Little progress evident as Republicans hunt votes for Senate health care bill
Post-Gazette: Gov. Tom Wolf, with help from a Boston Terrier, signs stricter laws against animal abuse in Pa.
Post-Gazette: Wolf says he’s open to borrowing to cover ‘one-time’ budget gap
Post-Gazette: Health care protesters arrested after confronting Pat Toomey, other Republicans in Washington offices
Post-Gazette: Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close
WESA: PWSA Board Members Tell Council Lead And Better Billing Are Top Priorities
WESA: Pittsburgh Police Look To Gov. Wolf To Expand Body Camera Use

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners discuss ending leaks of privileged county communications
Observer-Reporter: Bill to prohibit lying about military service signed into law
Observer-Reporter: Ortitay bill would help control Medicaid costs
Altoona Mirror: State budget work dragging
Altoona Mirror: Legal sports betting could be coming to New Jersey

NEPA
Times Leader: Wyoming Area School Board approves 3.4 percent tax hike
Times Leader: How-to-start-business guide available at Wilkes-Barre City Hall
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County voters to decide in November on reassessment
Times-Tribune: Scranton council to get state police’s criminal investigation of double pensions

South Central
Patriot News: Pa. state budget may get done this week; tax and revenue package may need extra innings
Patriot News: Overhaul of Pa.’s charter school law on the front burner, again
Patriot News: Arming school employees: Senator says ‘it’s all about our kids’ and keeping them safe
Patriot News: Could Pennsylvania’s state pension funds actually help solve the budget deficit?
Patriot News: Wolf signs Libre’s Law giving Pa. ‘higher standards for the care and well-being of our pets’
York Daily Record: Libre the dog follows Gov. Wolf in ‘signing’ animal protection bill
York Daily Record: Libre the dog: A year after facing death, now he thrives
York Daily Record: Pennsylvania’s $3 billion budget gap: How did we get here?
Patriot News: Pa. Senate revives effort to rename Market Street Bridge
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. budget work likely to drag into new fiscal year
Carlisle Sentinel: Ag department argues budget cuts will affect restaurant inspections
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. Senate OKs bill allowing teachers to have guns in public schools
York Dispatch: Saylor: ’50-50 chance’ budget in place by deadline
LNP: Lancaster County Assistance Office would take on new duties under Wolf plan
LNP: Governor signs Libre’s Law: Here’s what the new animal-cruelty statutes mean for Pennsylvania
LNP: Groups urge governor, DEP to deny permits for Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Sen. Casey more outspoken since Trump’s election
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signs tougher animal abuse law
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty law gets survivor’s paw print
Reading Eagle: Bill to resolve private cemetery disputes advances in Pa. House
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania budget work likely to drag into new fiscal year

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioner motions to suspend hotel tax funds from chamber
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Gambling emerges as hang up in PA budget talks
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
Centre Daily Times: Pennsylvania budget work likely to drag into new fiscal year
Centre Daily Times: Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns
Centre Daily Times: Animal cruelty law has governor’s signature, dog’s paw print
Centre Daily Times: Tom Wolf signs law strengthening animal cruelty protection

Opinion
Patriot News: Barletta gets some Trump love: ‘Are you running for Governor, Lou?’
Patriot News: Pass a budget that sustainably funds our schools: Luann Henehan Lord
Patriot News: Pa. can’t wait any longer on a severance tax: Dennis Davin
Patriot News: Raising the minimum wage is good for business – I should know, I run one: John Traynor
Patriot News: Get over it. Pass a shale tax, already: Editorial
Patriot News: Cutting programs for seniors ignores Pa’s demographic reality: Bill Johnston-Walsh
Patriot News: Two days before the deadline, here are three things you need to know about the #PaBudget
Morning Call: Should Pa. change redistricting process?
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Early indications show city’s interest in government change
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Let’s make progress on balancing transportation and police needs
Inquirer: Philly clinic scam is a lesson for opioid epidemic battles to come
Inquirer: Past deals to add minority trade union members didn’t succeed
Inquirer: The summer of our (political) discontent
Inquirer: ‘Love Lives Here’ signs spread positive message for Republicans
Inquirer: Democrats’ future may depend on Ga. governor race
Daily News: The police don’t want you to know what they’re doing. They’re getting away with it
Philadelphia Magazine: It’s Time for Single-Payer Health Care
WHYY Newsworks: Good news! Trump signed a bipartisan veterans bill into law! (Seriously!)
Daily Local News: Independence Day is good time to think about role in the world
Post-Gazette: Hit the brakes: Planners err with $2 billion toll road expansion

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