June 13th Playbook

Two Pro Trump super PACs team up for a voter registration effort in PA, while Gov. Tom Wolf heads to DC today to participate in a White House roundtable on workforce reforms. Here is the Playbook.

 

Two Pro Trump super PACs Team Up For PA Voter Registration Effort: The Great America Voter Drive, led by Great America PAC and Committee to Defend The President, aims to register voters in Pennsylvania, while running television ads.

AFL-CIO President To Host Town Hall in Pittsburgh Discussing NAFTA: Trumka, a Southwestern Pennsylvania native, along with local labor leaders will detail their push for improving on NAFTA.

Wolf To Discuss Workforce Reforms At White House Roundtable: Gov. Tom Wolf and a group of bipartisan governors will join President Donald Trump today at the White House to talk about workforce reforms, that include the state’s efforts to improve professional license and promote worker mobility.

 

Harrisburg & DC  
AP: Governor to veto $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania
AP: Republicans push back on cash Wolf wants for voting machines
AP: New court ruling may help older clergy abuse claims proceed
AP: Senate backs bill to expand role of nurse practitioners
AP: Senate panel votes to end most annual car emissions tests
AP: Plan for Delaware River pier linked to fracked gas gets OK
WITF: As Pa. budget talks progress, Wolf renews request for new state police fee
WITF: Pa. House passes charter school package, but funding conundrum remains
Inquirer: Pennsylvania has third-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S., study finds
Inquirer: Pennsylvania approves first ‘mini-casino,’ on the edge of Amish country
Inquirer: Fewer people getting food stamps
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf says he will veto bill to expand tax credits for private, religious school scholarships
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Three maps that explain what a DePasquale vs. Perry fight in PA10 would look like | Analysis
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly on ‘Medicare for All’: ‘This is a scary place that we’re going right now’
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: AFL-CIO president will host NAFTA town hall in Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Teen organizers from March for Our Lives lobby lawmakers in Harrisburg for ‘red flag’ law
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Public school advocates called for greater accountability for cyber charters. Then things got heated
PhillyVoice: Sen. Pat Toomey introduces legislation to put whole milk back in school lunches
Beaver County Times: Sen. Toomey’s bill puts whole milk back on school menus
Observer-Reporter: Casey defends Medicaid upon release of report on the program
PLSReporter: Wolf says he’ll veto $100 million increase to EITC program
PLSReporter: Legislators debate funding levels for school safety initiatives
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney celebrate Navy Yard groundbreaking
PLSReporter: Lawmakers participate in the annual Capitol All Stars Bat Grab
Philadelphia Magazine: Supreme Court to Weigh In on Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania could make it harder for doctors to prescribe buprenorphine
Patriot News: Is 2019 the year local cops in Pa. will get radar?  
Patriot News: Annual auto emissions inspections could become a thing of the past in Pennsylvania
Patriot News: Remember ‘never Trump?’ These Republicans seem to have forgotten
Patriot News: Charter school bills win Pa. House passage but don’t touch the controversial funding issue

 

Philadelphia   
KYW Newsradio: Schuylkill Yards development in University City clears final obstacle in City Council
KYW Newsradio: Protestors outside City Hall demand for money for Animal Care and Control Team shelter
PlanPhilly: Fears of displacement are fueling a fight against the redevelopment of an old strip mall
PlanPhilly: Just 1 week after bay window ban advances, a duplex ban moves forward
Inquirer: Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana
Inquirer: Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall, is part of ‘the focus of retail,’ PREIT CEO says at event
Philadelphia Magazine: Will New $100M Research Hub Strengthen Philadelphia’s Innovation District?
Philadelphia Magazine: Supreme Court to Weigh In on Racial Discrimination Case Against Comcast
PhillyVoice: Philly discontinuing recycling rewards program amid rising market costs

 

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Delco OKs resolution to seek moratorum on Mariner East 2 operation
Delco Daily Times: House Armed Services Committee asks for $28M for Chinook Block II
Delco Daily Times: Drag queen: Performance is a lesson in diversity
Daily Local News: Rep. Houlahan seeks answers about closure of Sikorsky plant
Daily Local News: Hearing concerns lighting Westtown School fields
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick sponsors measure to halt lawmakers’ pay
Bucks Local News: “IT WILL SAVE MANY LIVES:” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signs bill to develop CPR curriculum

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: Reschenthaler Absent From Hearing On 9/11 First Responder Funding
Post-Gazette: Allegheny County receives extension on summer gasoline exemption
Post-Gazette: Man tells council: change pronunciation of Pittsburgh; council also set to approve data agreement with Ford
Post-Gazette: Arnold mayor fined for ethics violation
Post-Gazette: Finally, stable development in Allegheny West
Tribune Review: Plum gas drilling meeting opened to public after brief protest
Tribune Review: Officials take to streets to get ideas on comprehensive community plan
Pittsburgh Business Times: Public Paychecks: See how much the City of Pittsburgh’s highest-paid employees make
KDKA: Rep. Reschenthaler Misses Jon Stewart’s Scathing Testimony, But Says He Supports 9/11 Compensation Fund

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Rep. Matzie’s bill making pharmacy benefit manager practices more transparent passes committee
Beaver County Times: Beaver County files all missing IRS paperwork
Beaver County Times: Beaver County weighing options for horses
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Greater Johnstown approves budget with no tax increase
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: State Senate committee advances emissions bill that would eliminate testing in 7 counties, including Cambria

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: W-B’s incoming mayor ‘concerned’ over George’s picks
Citizens Voice: Work remains on computer network recovery
Citizens Voice: Study aims to create bicycle, pedestrian network in W-B
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna Recovery Coalition holds first of three opioid education meetings

 

South Central  
LNP | LancasterOnline: Live updates: Faith leaders from Lancaster County rally at capitol for fair education
LNP | LancasterOnline: Chris Delfs named Lancaster’s director of community planning and economic development
Patriot News: Poor attendance, dereliction of duties could cost local officials their elected posts
Patriot News: Harrisburg must wait still longer to find out if it can put composting facility in nearby township where neighbors object
Patriot News: What are the problems at Harrisburg schools? ‘Diagnostic’ report to be discussed at public meeting  
Patriot News: Truck stop gambling rolling towards a summer start in Pennsylvania

 

Lehigh Valley    
Express Times: That ‘free’ charter school? It’s not free, and Lehigh Valley lawmaker wants that spelled out.
Express Times: Panto may be the mayor, but Friday in Easton belongs to the schools superintendent
Reading Eagle: Former Upper Bern official to serve prison time for stealing from township  
Morning Call: U.S. Rep. Susan Wild introduces bill to help female veterans access legal services
Morning Call: Allentown City Council seeks to require window safety guards in some rental units after fatal fall of kindergartener

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Mayor candidates comment on Gateway project
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Official primary nominees released
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Sheriff: County can’t carry out all warrants
Erie Times-News: Erie residents discuss LERTA proposal
Erie Times-News: Millcreek commission: Consolidate emergency services
Erie Times-News: Piccinini to be sworn in as Erie County judge
Erie Times-News: Pa. law gives rescuers options, overheated animals hope
Erie Times-News: State Senate approves bill renaming Erie bridge for fallen Vietnam hero

 

Opinion  
LNP Editorial Board: ‘Essential’ federal transportation subsidy is anything but essential
Delco Daily Times Editorial: Fetterman continues to swim upstream in Harrisburg
Inquirer Editorial Board: A few ways to reform how public land is sold and developed
Inquirer Editorial Board: District land deal raises questions on Councilmanic prerogative, again
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: It’s about time: Rule requires stockbrokers to disclose conflicts
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Grand gesture: Morehouse donor teaches grads the wrong lesson
Austin Davis: Family support centers are a critical lifeline to struggling families
Dan Simpson: It’s another crazy day in the neighborhood
John L. Micek: The best and worst state economies. And where Pa. stacks up | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Philadelphia bans gentrification!
Trudy Rubin: Hong Kong democracy protests should inspire Americans
Divyansh Agarwal: When my visa was denied, I looked to the stories of other immigrant scientists | Perspective
Randy LoBasso and Samantha Mogil: New bike lane bill gets to the heart of one of Philly’s biggest issues
Mike Newall: Dear New York transplants: Understand Gritty and make friends with the neighbors
The Angry Grammarian: The quiet way words die and how you can keep ‘transgender’ and ‘diversity’ alive

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