6/30 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6PA Society is staying in New York, Clinton opens up a double digit lead over Trump while FiveThirtyEight projects PA’s November result. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

BREAKING: PA Society Staying in New York: The New York Hilton Midtown hotel will host PA Society in 2017.

Poll: Clinton 49% Trump 35%: The Democratic nominee holds a significant lead in Ballotpedia’s survey of Pennsylvania.

Will Dems Go All-In For Pennsylvania?: Or will the Clinton campaign follow the Obama model?

Convention Week May Get Messy: Protesters warn Philadelphia police and DNC organizers while giving a list of demands.

FiveThirtyEight: 82% Chance Clinton Wins PA: The website released their first forecast of the 2016 general election.

Clinton Campaign to Launch TV Ads in PA: The Hillary Clinton campaign has decided to take the plunge and go up on the airwaves in the Keystone State.

NRA to Air Anti-Clinton TV Ad in PA (VIDEO): The National Rifle Association will be hitting the airwaves in the Pittsburgh market.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Senate trims House budget by $20 million, adds $39 million for higher ed, says revenue negotiations to begin
Capitolwire: DNC booze permit now tied to slew of liquor issues
PA Watchdog: Pennsylvania pension agency docks ‘ghost teachers’ credit
StateImpactPA: Environmentalist Erin Brockovich speaks about water contamination linked to Willow Grove AFB
State House Sound Bites: Pa. House brings budget closer to vote, but obstacles loom
State House Sound Bites: Panel adds controversial amendment to statute of limitations bill

Philadelphia
KYW: DNC Host Committee Offers Interactive Festival Celebrating Political History
WHYY Newsworks: DNC volunteers sow garden in West Philly with hopes of lasting bounty
Heard in the Hall: Clergy, activists to hold protest training ahead of DNC
Philly.com: Philly420: The DNC and marijuana
Inquirer: Inching toward budget deal? Pa. Senate OKs $31.5B spending plan
Inquirer: ‘Anger?’ Voters actually ‘too complacent,’ says TV-radio host
Big Tent: Sources: Trump picks Pa. team

SEPA
Daily Local News: Chester County lawmakers applaud state budget
Bucks County Courier-Times: Montgomery County continues aiding former assisted living residents
Pottstown Mercury: Sen. Pat Toomey: Stop dangerous sanctuary cities
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania Senate to advance House budget bill, with more for higher ed

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Board votes to keep new Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent
KDKA: Doyle Leads Local Rally For Congressional Action On Gun Violence
Business Times: Fed greenlights capital plans of 30 large banks, including PNC
Business Times: Large accounting firms move into Pittsburgh region, more expected
Business Times: Judge greenlights gender discrimination case against Duquesne
Post-Gazette: Stations WYEP and WESA to have new leadership
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Technical Institute unveils new name and look, adds bachelor’s degrees
Post-Gazette: Alcoa vows to complete split this year
Tribune Review: CCAC gives president raise amid questions about de-registration policy

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa School District, community group accepting donations to fix up The Pit
Altoona Mirror: Reassessment property values being mailed
Altoona Mirror: Audit: Blair County pensions underfunded by $86M
Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown City Council approves 2016 budget; board urged to keep eye on month-to-month spending

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Area superintendent: No jobs ‘created’ during furloughs
Times Leader: Superintendent defends new administrator post at Wyoming Area
Times Tribune: Sale of Market Street Square complex in Wilkes-Barre finalized for $1.2M
Citizens Voice: County’s on-time audit a first under home rule
News Item: Line Mtn.classified staff to see raise
Standard Speaker: School board to consider budget with program cuts; tax hikes

South Central
Patriot-News: $31.5 billion Pa. state budget goes back to House’s woodshed, at least for a day, after Senate changes
Patriot-News: What’s eating up a growing share of transportation funds? It’s not road and bridge work
Patriot-News: Rejected once, Harrisburg again applies for grant from nonprofit that controls $13 million
Carlisle Sentinel: Senate advances House budget bill, with funding in limbo
Carlisle Sentinel: Bartella discusses infrastructure during Carlisle visit
Carlisle Sentinel: Child pornography charges filed against Carlisle man
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Legislature soundly defeats bill to allow more development in Pennsylvania’s state parks      

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Email suggests contract buyout was broached  to Allentown Superintendent Russ Mayo
Morning Call: Pa. Senate OKs $31.6 billion budget; how to pay for it is next
Reading Eagle: State budget analysis: More civility, but more work remains  

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie schools work to close budget gap on deadline
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council OKs county withdrawal from EMTA
Erie Times-News: More grant money offered for downtown Erie security cameras
Williamsport Sun Gazette: County’s legislators critical of proposed spending
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Governor: House GOP’s budget plan not balanced    

Opinion
Post-Gazette: China’s world bank: The U.S. loses by not playing a role in AIIB
Tribune Review: Posner’s perfidy: Worthy no more
Altoona Mirror: Next AASD super faces tough issues
Times Leader: Feet to the fire: It’s time for Mayor Tony George to make good on his ‘law and order’ promise
Patriot-News: Americans are well-groomed shut-ins who spend too much time watching TV – these charts prove it
Inquirer: SRC has spent millions defending the indefensible

Blogs
Citified: The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle
Commonwealth Foundation: What’s in the Senate Budget?
Commonwealth Foundation: 2015 SAT Scores

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