7/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Second quarter fundraising numbers are in for the Supreme Court candidates, and Jeff Bartos reports over $1 million in the second quarter.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Supreme Court: Second Quarter Fundraising: The second quarter numbers are in, and we are breaking down the numbers.

Bartos Reports Over $1 Million in Second Quarter: Republican Senate Candidate Jeff Bartos reportedly raised over $1,072,000 during the second quarter.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers take a budget break; constitutionality concerns persist
City and State: Former longtime DA Abraham applies to be named interim Philly DA
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: DePasquale finds progress in audits on the opioid crisis
PLS Reporter: Sanctuary city advocates petition before Pittsburgh City Council

Philadelphia
Philly Voice: Trump says he’ll be ‘angry’ if Senate health care bill flops
Philly Voice: Judge not inclined to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order
Philly Voice: ‘The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!’ protest planned in Philly this weekend
Philadelphia Magazine: She’s Back: Lynne Abraham Applies for Interim DA Job
WHYY Newsworks: What Harrisburg can learn from Philly about fiscal discipline
WHYY Newsworks: Lynne Abraham submits application to become interim DA
Inquirer: Retired Philly judge seeks interim DA job
Inquirer: Lynne Abraham applies for interim DA job in Philly
Inquirer: Budget mess may mean ‘real trouble soon,’ Pa. treasurer warns

SEPA
West Chester Daily Local: Tuition going up at West Chester, other state universities
Bucks County Courier Times: Most towns in Core Creek Dam path didn’t get DEP warning or updated emergency plans
Bucks County Courier Times: Retired teacher appointed to Council Rock school board
Bucks County Courier Times: Ballot referendum for potential property tax relief isn’t solution for homeowners, school officials say
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville Borough Council cuts tax abatement short following growth
Delco Times: Meehan pushes measure to halt hazing on campus
Delco Times: Sunoco stops Chesco drilling until water issues are resolved

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Pittsburgh City Council Told Getting Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Simple
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf hails Clarion University program in opioid treatment
Post-Gazette: Advocates urge Pittsburgh to declare itself a ‘Sanctuary City’
Post-Gazette: Without revenue package, treasurer warns, Pa. might have to stop spending
Post-Gazette: State System board said it had no choice but to raise tuition
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania agencies fighting opioid crisis fall short in key ways, audit finds
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh City Council chamber to get five-figure facelift
WTAE: Pennsylvania isn’t evaluating addiction programs, audit says
WESA: Lawmakers Take A Break From The Budget; Constitutionality Concerns Persist

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Wolf says he’s optimistic about state revenue deal
Observer-Reporter: Carmichaels council implements financial controls after alleged theft
Observer-Reporter: Commissioners attend event at White House
Beaver County Times: DePasquale: State agencies fighting opioid battle doing ‘good work,’ but need to improve

NEPA
Times Leader: Revised GOP health bill faces do-or-die vote next week
Times Leader: Geisinger buys properties in Kingston for planned expansion of services
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre council OKs insurance deal, pact with financial adviser
Times-Tribune: Scranton councilman calls on lawyer to return $400G in fees

South Central
LNP: Sen. Toomey wants US to sanction banks connected to North Korea
LNP: Lancaster hires special counsel for firefighter union contract talks
LNP: Tuition at Millersville and its 13 sister schools to increase by 3.5 percent in 2017-18
LNP: Pennsylvania told to improve addiction program evaluation
Patriot News: Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is back in Pa: ‘The truth of the matter is, Republicans in Pennsylvania support us’
Patriot News: PASSHE Board of Governors approves tuition increase
Patriot News: Pa. spends on drug addiction treatment, but hasn’t figured what works: audit
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s recent history of hide-and-go-seek with revenue

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Audit: Pennsylvania isn’t evaluating addiction programs
Morning Call: Bethlehem zoners OK natural gas tank over objections
Reading Eagle: Casey, Toomey weigh in on latest GOP health care bill
Reading Eagle: State agency can’t gauge value of drug treatment programs

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Will GOP support McConnell’s health-care bill?
Erie Times-News: Lawmakers wait to be called back to Harrisburg for budget vote
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Optimistic Wolf insists he’s doing ‘the right thing’
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Property tax measure is heading to referendum
Centre Daily Times: Opponents of new initiative law face off with state in court
Centre Daily Times: Trump: Son’s Russia meeting standard campaign practice

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Opioids under attack: Government now is on the offensive
Morning Call: Legalizing marijuana could help Pa. budget
Reading Eagle: Letter: Right kind of people could balance budget
WHYY Newsworks: Health care again: Summer blockbuster or bust?
Inquirer: Pro-beverage-tax forces are trying to silence critics
Inquirer: The meaning of treason in the US
Beaver County Times: ‘Trumpcare’ means lousy coverage, higher premiums
Beaver County Times: Probable cause does not justify search, arrest
Erie Times-News: Americans are burning down the house
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: A double standard in principles creates state budget woes
Centre Daily Times: Not the American people’s values
Bucks County Courier Times: Playing in the gutter
Tribune Review: More minimum-wage follies: Missouri’s wake-up call
Post-Gazette: A bad bet: Expanded gambling is no state budget solution
Patriot News: Sen. Toomey, exactly how does this healthcare bill help Pa.?: Opinion
Patriot News: This is why we need a Medicaid work requirement: Opinion
Patriot News: These are the 5 things Republicans are doing wrong on healthcare: Opinion

July 14th, 2017 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments