6/30 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Addis distances himself from Trump, Mango discusses healthcare, Seth Williams pleads guilty in federal corruption case, and Trump asks Barletta if he is running for Governor.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Addis Calls Out Opponents Over Trump Tweet: Senate candidate Paul Addis is taking to Twitter to call out fellow Republican Senate candidates Jeff Bartos and state Representative Rick Saccone over President Donald Trump’s Tweet about MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Mango Launches Veterans Coalition, Discusses Healthcare: Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango launched his first coalition in his run, and discussed his views on healthcare in Pennsylvania.

Williams Will Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will plead guilty in the federal corruption case.

Trump to Barletta: “So You’re Running for Governor, Lou?”: At a roundtable discussion on immigration reform, President Trump gave Congressman Lou Barletta a shout out, and asked him if he was running for Governor.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Breaking down the budget: How to get out of the hole
State House Sound Bites: Senate reveals budget spending bill, but no revenue plan in sight
StateImpact: Pipeline protestors face arrest, charges on their own land
Capitolwire: ‘Five-party agreement’ has FY2017-18 spending plan poised for completion Friday.
Capitolwire: Gambling expansion among unfinished business for lawmakers.
Capitolwire: Senate panel moves potential, but at the moment unlikely, liquor reform vehicle.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Toomey pushes conservative priorities as GOP wrangles over health bill
Inquirer: GOP health-care debate turns to stark question: Help vulnerable Americans, or help the rich?
Inquirer: Philly DA Seth Williams pleads guilty, goes to prison
Inquirer: ‘Look at him now’ – ambitious Philly DA Seth Williams falls hard
Inquirer: Pa. legislature deciding how much to spend – later how to pay for it
Inquirer: Buy your medical cannabis here; Pa. announces dispensary sites
Inquirer: Acting DA Kathleen Martin says the work must go on
Philly Voice: Toomey: Trump’s Twitter insults are ‘maddening’
Philadelphia Magazine: Mayor’s Fund to Undergo Major Restructuring
WHYY Newsworks: Coastal Zone Act passes in Delaware General Assembly
Philadelphia Business Journal: Medical marijuana dispensary permits announced for Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Breaking down the budget: Pennsylvania’s fiscal landscape
Philadelphia Tribune: 3 Philly firms earn cannabis dispensing permits

SEPA
Pottstown-Mercury: 14 locations cleared to sell medical marijuana in 5-county SE PA region
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania state lawmakers encouraged to increase early childhood education subsidies
Bucks County Courier Times: Congressman Brendan Boyle’s bill would set national PFC standard
Delco Daily Times: Citizens rally at courthouse for fair Pa. budget
Daily Local News: Pennsylvania puts more teeth in child endangerment law

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pa. Senate plans to go ahead on budget vote despite no plan to pay for it
Post-Gazette: CBO: Debt ceiling now October as deficit spikes
Post-Gazette: Western Pennsylvania included in Trump’s energy ‘revolution’
Post-Gazette: Record number of drivers urged to be cautious over extended July 4 holiday weekend
Post-Gazette: Judge rules in favor of Sunoco in Huntingdon County pipeline dispute
Tribune Review: Lawmakers prep for budget votes, await plan to pay for it
Tribune Review: $32B budget would send more to schools, pensions, disabled
Pittsburgh Business Times: Congressional Steel Caucus urges deep action on steel imports
WESA: Pennsylvania Picks Medical Marijuana Program Dispensaries

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Police officer files discrimination suit against Ellwood City
Beaver County Times: State Senate passes bill to give nonviolent, misdemeanor offenders a ‘clean slate’ on life
Observer-Reporter: Less chaos expected as new travel ban takes effect
Observer-Reporter: White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local lawmakers weigh in on state spending plan

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County officials discuss pension fund struggles
Times Leader: Luzerne, Lackawanna counties finalize Triple-A baseball franchise settlement
Times-Tribune: Medical marijuana dispensaries permitted for Scranton, other sites
Times-Tribune: Process of approving language of reassessment question may start next month
Standard-Speaker: Barletta co-sponsor of illegal immigration legislation passed by House
Standard-Speaker: Hazleton Area adopts budget; dips into reserve fund

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Lawmakers get first look at $32B compromise spending plan
Carlisle Sentinel: Capitol rally calls for minimum wage increase
Carlisle Sentinel: State urges federal government to stop destabilizing health insurance market
LNP: $32B state budget would send more to schools, pensions, disabled
LNP: State Senate passes bill that would allow teachers, school employees to carry guns
LNP: Pennsylvania picks medical marijuana program dispensaries
LNP: Pennsylvania puts more teeth in child endangerment law
Patriot News: Infant’s death leads to new Pa. law strengthening penalties on those who endanger children
Patriot News: Pennsylvania announces medical marijuana dispensary permits
Patriot News: Modest asset forfeiture reform becomes law in Pa.
Patriot News: Pennsylvania state lawmakers start chewing into $32 billion, agreed-to budget proposal
Patriot News: Pa. state budget may get done this week; tax and revenue package may need extra innings
Patriot News: Philly DA pleads guilty to corruption days into his trial
York Dispatch: Pa. Senate OKs bill to let school workers carry guns

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pat Toomey backs additional opioid treatment money in health care bill
Morning Call: Pennsylvania puts more teeth in child endangerment law
Morning Call: Pennsylvania budget ‘deadline’ looms
Morning Call: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams pleads guilty, quits, is jailed
Morning Call: Pa. offers amnesty to those who owe unemployment compensation
Express Times: Pa. approves pot dispensaries in these 2 Lehigh Valley neighborhoods
Express Times: Pennsylvania toughens animal cruelty, neglect law
WFMZ: Lawmakers get first look at $32B compromise spending plan
WFMZ: Philadelphia District Attorney pleads guilty in corruption case
WFMZ: Pennsylvania picks medical marijuana program dispensaries
WFMZ: Gov. Wolf signs law to increase penalties for endangering children
Reading Eagle: State lawmakers looking at $32 billion compromise spending plan
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: In Pa., spending plan work likely to drag into new fiscal year
Erie Times-News: Permit approved for marijuana dispensary in Erie County
Erie Times-News: Laughlin votes yes on bill allowing school personnel to have firearms
Centre Daily Times: Permit awarded for Centre County medical marijuana dispensary
Centre Daily Times: $32B budget would send more to schools, pensions, disabled
Centre Daily Times: The Latest: Governor backs $32B compromise spending plan

Opinion
Patriot News: As budget deadline nears, ‘It’s hard to say yes and it’s hard to say no when there’s actually nothing in front of you’
Patriot News: It’s time to kick Pa’s 13-year-old gambling habit: Jeff Coleman
Patriot News: School breakfasts are a smart investment in our future: Frances Wolf
York Dispatch: EDITORIAL: Redistricting reform needed — and now
York Dispatch: OPED: Learn from last year’s budget mistakes
Morning Call: Should Pennsylvania allow school employees to have guns in school?
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie police up ante for dope dealers
Inquirer: Staffing and funding cuts put Pa. water quality at risk
Inquirer: Williams’ guilty plea changes little in Philly’s corruption climate
Inquirer: Just another day in Philly
Daily News: Seeing DA Seth Williams handcuffed was surreal
Daily News: On Philly DA Seth Williams, and friends with benefits
Bucks County Courier Times: ‘Repeal and replace’? Try ‘tweak and move on.’
Bucks County Courier Times: Free speech isn’t improving on campuses
WHYY Newsworks: Presidents and the press: JFK’s advice for Trump
WHYY Newsworks: Seth Williams is guilty, but the black community has been punished
Delco Daily Times: How much is too much when it comes to Pa. gambling
Tribune Review: Pa. pension reform’s importance: Avoiding Illinois fate

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