June 11th Playbook

Sen. Daylin Leach plans to run for reelection despite growing calls for him to resign, while PoliticsPA readers believe the budget will be signed on time. Here is the Playbook.

 

Newly Elected Dems Talk Path To Victories at Summer Meeting: The three women who were successful in their special elections in 2019 spoke about what led them to run for office and what the keys to victory were for their races.

Reader Poll: The State Budget Will Be Signed Before the Deadline: PoliticsPA readers are optimistic that the budget will be signed before the end of the month.

 

Harrisburg & DC  
Post-Gazette: In Pa. Capitol, calls continue for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign
City Paper: Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey release ‘secret’ list of underperforming nursing homes, feds follow suit
Patriot News: While some Pa. lawmakers demand Sen. Daylin Leach’s resignation, he plans to run for re-election
Patriot News: Calls for criminal justice reform in Pa. are gathering broad support
Patriot News: Will Pa. pass a budget on time? Battles loom over raising minimum wage, spending increases
Patriot News: As municipalities struggle with stormwater costs, Pa. lawmakers look for funding help
Patriot News: Pa. Gaming Control Board could approve Morgantown casino this week
Patriot News: Do video ‘skill’ games threaten money stream of Pa.’s Lottery, casinos? Lawmakers hear both sides
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Republican special election winners sworn in to state Senate
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: For Pride Month, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is displaying LGBTQ flags outside Capitol
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Distracted drivers, beware: House advances bill to create $200 fine for cell phone use behind the wheel
Morning Call: Bob Casey: Extend food stamp program to 6-year-olds to avoid preschool gap
Morning Call: Should Congress get a $4,500 pay raise? Bucks County Republican Brian Fitzpatrick says no.
Morning Call: Politics as Usual
PLSReporter: Lawmakers push value of re-entry programs, criminal justice reform bills
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf, legislators rally to end gun violence in Philadelphia
PLSReporter: Karen’s Law would prolong the time between parole applications for incarcerated sexually violent predators
PLSReporter: Despite bipartisan backers, chances of minimum teacher salary raise appear slim
PLSReporter: Democrats considering discharge resolution to move ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ bill past committee
PLSReporter: Members of the House and Senate call for an end to workplace violence
Reading Eagle: A good week for U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, a bad week for state Sen. Daylin Leach
Inquirer: To sell or not sell? Pa.’s taxpayer-funded lieutenant governor’s mansion could hit the market
Inquirer: Trump tweets Comcast vitriol at MSNBC and NBC. And then calls Comcast-owned CNBC to push agenda.

 

Philadelphia  
WHYY Newsworks: How City Council President Darrell Clarke stopped housing from rising on a vacant city lot and helped his landlord  
WHYY Newsworks: Philly budget carves out extra support for low-income families facing homelessness  
WHYY Newsworks: Computer virus still crippling Philly courts and their online systems  
Philadelphia Magazine: You Can Personally Test Philly’s Controversial New Voting Machines
Inquirer: Comcast leaves conservative ‘think tank’ behind voter ID, stand-your-ground laws
Inquirer: Proposed Callowhill business district stokes old and new controversies
KYW Newsradio: How Philly became a launch pad for the LGBT rights movement

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Push to boost minimum wage a battleground issue in Pa. budget talks
Daily Local News: Dems write pipeline resolution
Daily Local News: Killion’s CPR Bill awaits governor’s signature
Inquirer: ‘I’ve completely betrayed your trust’: Corrupt ex-Bucks judge gets 6½ years in federal prison
Bucks Local News: Newtown Borough Council to vote on resolution designating parks a vape- and e-cigarette-free zone
Bucks County Courier Times: Former Lower Southampton district judge sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison

 

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Bill calls for elimination of property taxes collected by school districts
Tribune Review: AG Shapiro begins making case for blocking UPMC-Highmark split  
Tribune Review: Experts say new laws needed after Pittsburgh alligator encounters
Post-Gazette: Local officials, turnpike to state: Stop making the turnpike pay for transit, and let us raise the money locally
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh will use grant money to add to its electric vehicle fleet
KDKA: Hearing Underway As Judge Weighs Whether UPMC-Highmark Deal Has To Expire

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, other advocates highlight re-entry efforts for former inmates
Beaver County Times: Beaver County seeking new bankruptcy attorney
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns sees moves on gun control as ‘backdoor attempts’

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Hearing set for county capital plan
Times-Tribune: Carbondale mayor’s taxes still outstanding
Times-Tribune: Scranton may soon start seizing unregistered landlords’ rent in effort to recoup delinquent fees, taxes
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna Recovery Coalition kicks off opioids education series Wednesday

 

South Central  
Carlisle Sentinel: 5 Questions: Carlisle woman advocates for women’s issues with MomsRising
Patriot News: Dauphin County commissioners to host voting machine open house Tuesday
Patriot News: While some Pa. lawmakers demand Sen. Daylin Leach’s resignation, he plans to run for re-election
Patriot News: Calls for criminal justice reform in Pa. are gathering broad support
Patriot News: Will Pa. pass a budget on time? Battles loom over raising minimum wage, spending increases
Patriot News: As municipalities struggle with stormwater costs, Pa. lawmakers look for funding help
Patriot News: Pa. Gaming Control Board could approve Morgantown casino this week
Patriot News: Do video ‘skill’ games threaten money stream of Pa.’s Lottery, casinos? Lawmakers hear both sides
Lebanon Daily News: Lieutenant governor opens up his central Pa. pool to the public

 

Lehigh Valley    
Reading Eagle: Reading council, parking authority hammer out financial agreement
Reading Eagle: Safe Berks readies for annual walk to end violence
Express Times: Bethlehem and Northampton County just underwent a $1.3M change they hope no one notices
Morning Call: Whitehall veterans blast commissioner who made ‘Timothy McVeigh was a veteran’ comment
Morning Call: Lower Nazareth auditor who moved to Easton to resign next month following legal action
Morning Call: Bob Casey: Extend food stamp program to 6-year-olds to avoid preschool gap
Morning Call: Should Congress get a $4,500 pay raise? Bucks County Republican Brian Fitzpatrick says no.
Morning Call: Politics as Usual

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Commissioners to continue with tax appeal board
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Muncy Borough votes to move police department

 

Opinion  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Stifling competition: Democrats’ policy protects even bad incumbents
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A Walmart education: Enhanced benefit helps the company and workers
Inquirer Editorial Board: Minority firms face too little progress
Tom Ridge and Tom McMillen: States should embrace ‘National Safety Exchange’ to safeguard online sports gambling
John L. Micek: Why you might be paying more for toll road travel and not even know it | Monday Morning Coffee
John Baer: It’s Pa. budget season. All Philly can do is hope for the best.
Stephanie Haynes: Every child deserves a family — and now there’s legislation to help make that reality
Dick Polman: Naval gazing: Trump is still bedeviled by a dead man
Brian O’Neill: With Dickens in mind, time to hit the trail
Joseph N. DiStefano: In Congress, strong backing for Boeing’s Chinook, but Army prefers newer tools for war

June 11th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “June 11th Playbook”

  1. Uncle Ernie says:

    Ask the Gov of Virginia, Lt Gov of Virginia, Atty Gen of Virginia if they worry much about who wants them to resign. The point is that the news cycle is 24/7 all year long. There used to be a daily newspaper and on big news days folks would wait for it to arrive at their doorstep. There used to be a special edition of a newspaper. Now it’s alerts going off constantly from Facebook, Twitter, emails and on so that no one knows what really is true and what is being hyped. Unless it is clear cut then the office holder and candidate has every right to allow the voters to decide their career fate and not other political personalities.

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