5/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Sabatina edges out Boyle, Isenhour leads the budget negotiations and Williams continues to get grief over Fina. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Report: Paterno Knew of Sandusky Allegations Since 1976: Joe Paterno and Penn State University knew of claims against Sandusky before 1998.

SD-5: Sabatina Retains His Seat: A week after the elections, Sabatina is able to claim victory.

PA-BGT: Isenhour to Head Administration Negotiations: Governor Wolf is putting his top aide in charge of this year’s budgeting process.

Cook Moves PA to “Leans Democratic”: The Cook Political Report has shifted the Keystone State from “Toss-Up” to “Leans Democratic”.

Councilwomen Grill Williams Over Fina: Seth Williams faced renewed criticism over his handling of three staffers involved in the lewd email scandal.

PA-Sen: Nationalizing the Senate Race: Clinton/McGinty vs. Trump/Toomey?

PA-6: Parrish Calls Out Costello for Trump Support: Democratic Challenger Mike Parrish hits Rep. Costello for backing the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Current system breeds cycle of inequity in charter school funding
StateImpactPA: PA expands particulate monitoring as federal study finds high level in one location
StateImpactPA: Alliance of moms, religious groups criticize efforts to block new oil and gas rules
PA Watchdog: Ridesharing legalization bill on the move in Pennsylvania
PA Watchdog: PA Dems say governor ‘bullied’ them

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Ill. pension chief to pick investments for Pa. SERS
Inquirer: Moratorium on construction at Blatstein’s tower site introduced in Council
Plan Philly: Councilman Johnson introduces bill to stop Bart Blatstein’s proposed Broad and Washington development
WHYY Newsworks: Looking at ugly ad wars in Pa. Senate race
KYW: Phila. Officials Reflect On First Summer Jobs While Pushing For Program
Philadelphia Business Journal: City Council members criticize Phila. DA, call for dismissals
Philadelphia Business Journal: Council members join soda tax opponents in rally outside City Hall

SEPA
Daily Local: Downington students and elected officials discuss digital billboard
Courier Times: Lower Makefield seeks bids on new community center again
Courier Times: State grants $4 million in loans to Bucks manufacturing projects
Pottstown Mercury: Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown Borough Council OK with relaxing ordinance to help landlord

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Cut lines knock out Verizon service; union denies sabotage
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Says State Must Do More To Help Schools
KDKA: Study: Asthma More Common In Pittsburgh Children Than National Average
WESA: Pittsburgh Hospital Deals With ‘Explosion’ Of Opioid Dependent Babies
Business Times: Report: Pitt most expensive university for in-state undergrads
Post-Gazette: CCAC approves three-year pact with adjunct faculty
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh summit bringing business, legislators together
Tribune Review: UPMC pursues merger with Susquehanna Health
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh tourist dollars continue to flow through festivals, events

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Rothfus tours Ambridge industrial park to hear concerns of local businesses
Beaver County Times: Casey visits Pittsburgh hospital, aims to reduce number of babies born into opioid dependence
Altoona Mirror: Airline bidding deadline extended
Altoona Mirror: Wolf seeks to stem drug abuse
Tribune-Democrat: Greater Johnstown superintendent who resigned wants back on job

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County seeking input on new blight committee
Times Leader: OSHA cites Laflin insulation manufacturer for allegedly jeopardizing employee safety
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg School Board fails to pass proposed final budget
Standard Speaker: School district appeals to state for funding
Citizens Voice: Relationship between W-B mayor, police union again turns rancorous

South Central
Patriot News: How safe is the McFarland Building? Residents have mixed thoughts
Patriot News: Donald Trump is considering these 9 leaders for vice president
Patriot News: The 10 best small towns in Pennsylvania, according to AreaVibes
Patriot News: Mulberry Street Bridge closed pending inspection after retaining wall collapse
Carlisle Sentinel: CASD could vote on budget next week
Carlisle Sentinel: Capitol rally celebrates tax credit program that provides school choice
York Daily Record: York County ATR assists on Harrisburg structure collapse
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Marietta council president ousted in special meeting; council newcomer elected to top post

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: How Donald Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway
Morning Call: Timeline of parking politics in Allentown
Morning Call: Politics as Usual
Reading Eagle: They’re off and running   

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Trump softens tone as he looks to November
Sun Gazette: Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
Centre Daily Times: Ferguson Township stormwater ordinance moves forward
Centre Daily Times: Two Bellefonte residents fill council vacancies    

Opinion
Observer Reporter: Will Trump VP candidate come from the also-rans?
Times Leader: Lehman Sanctuary provides area residents with needed connection to natural world
Standard Speaker: PSU cases on shaky ground
Tribune Review: Innovation: Stop flogging it
Inquirer: It’s up to Trump to unite Republicans
Inquirer: Commentary: Polarizing insurgent movements of left and right
Morning Call: Arthur H. Garrison: Does Trump herald ideological change for the GOP?  

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Free Market Solution Expands Access to Care
Keystone Crossroads: Township makes 12: home rule, debt payoff key to municipality exit from Act 47
Citified: Councilwomen Slam DA Williams Over Porngate Prosecutors
Citified: PHOTOS: Soda-Tax Opponents Rally at City Hall

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