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6/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

As the Senate prepares for a possible vote, we’ve got a look at yesterday’s new amendment to SB22 and Madonna & Young’s latest Politically Uncorrected. And ICYMI, the NRCC has added Nothstein as a Young Guns “Contender.”

Good morning, politicos, here’s the Playbook:

GOP Advances Amendment Ahead of Possible Redistricting Vote

As lawmakers prepare for a possible vote Wednesday on sweeping reforms to the state’s redistricting process, Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced a new amendment that would create election districts for judges.

Politically Uncorrected: Time to End Gerrymandering

Historically, the U.S. Supreme Court has shied away from ruling on the legality of gerrymandering or whether a standard exists for identifying extreme examples of it. Could that change this month?

NRCC adds Nothstein as Young Guns “Contender”

The National Republican Congressional Committee has advanced PA-7 Republican nominee Marty Nothstein within its “Young Guns” program.



Capitolwire: Sen. John Rafferty: Senate panel approves Rafferty bill to examine, improve pipeline construction and operations in PA.

Capitolwire: Sen. John Eichelberger: Senate Education Committee approves bill creating “one-stop shop” to simplify access to school and district performance information

Capitolwire: Sen. Ryan Aument: Senate adopts Aument’s fair judicial districts proposal.

Capitolwire: Rep. John Lawrence: House advances bill to allow opt-out for Keystone Exams.

Capitolwire: Senate ties regional judicial districts to redistricting bill

Capitolwire: Greenleaf’s ‘safe harbor’ bill on hold in PA House until Greenleaf moves Turzai’s Down syndrome abortion bill.

Capitolwire: Foreclosure bill goes to governor. UPDATED with Gov. Wolf’s stated support of the bill

Capitolwire: The PA General Assembly floor action recap for Monday, June 11, 2018

Capitolwire: Auditor General DePasquale launches voter registration audit.

State House Sound Bites: Working in ‘crunch time,’ Senate struggles toward final redistricting bill

State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers say stronger anti-discrimination laws are needed

StateImpact: Public-interest groups raise pressure on feds to release toxic chemical study



KYW: Philly had $924M in accounting errors, according to audit

WHYY: Voter roll purges OK’ed by SCOTUS

WHYY: Working through ‘crunch time,’ Pa. Senate struggles toward final redistricting bill

WHYY: Kenney slams Pa. proposal to replace Philly soda tax with sales tax hike

Inquirer: Pa. Senate alters redistricting bill to change judicial elections

Inquirer: Sloppy city bookkeeping ripe for abuse, Philly Controller says in audit

Inquirer: 6 months in, Philly DA Larry Krasner cementing national stature among reform advocates

Inquirer: People are asking Domino’s Pizza to fix Philly’s potholes



Daily Local: Human trafficking bill advances through Legislature

Bucks County Courier Times: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey joins letter calling for PFAS study release

Delco Daily Times: Middletown to Pa.: Stop pipeline construction



KDKA: Taxpayers Foot Bill For Free Child Care For City Employees On Selected Days

Post-Gazette: Pa. Senate alters redistricting bill to change judicial elections

Post-Gazette: Schools honored by Pa. for civic engagement, registering students to vote

Post-Gazette: Massive Minnesota settlement a possible precedent in Pa. abuse cases

City Paper: Some Pittsburghers recently arrested while protesting for universal health care

WESA: Working Through ‘Crunch Time,’ Senate Struggles Toward Final Redistricting Bill

WPXI: Pa. lawmaker working to pass bill that would abolish statute of limitations for child sex crimes

Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. Steel CEO: ‘We’ve been in a trade war for 30 years’



Beaver County Times: Democrats’ Facebook ad targets Rothfus over GOP moves on health care

Beaver County Times: Audit of PA voter registration system launched ahead of 2020 election

Beaver County Times: Histories & Mysteries: Beaver County’s oil boom created destructive, deadly ‘Nitroglycerine Valley’

Beaver County Times: Immigration violations reported at Pittsburgh International

WJAC: Two Pennsylvanias? New Penn State study identifies where PA jobs are growing, declining

WJAC: US House to vote on Rothfus bill to fight opioid crisis



Times Leader: AG DePasquale launching audit to safeguard Pa. voting security

Times Leader: Local members of Congress comment on Singapore summit

Times-Tribune: Ex-Taylor councilman sentenced to state prison

Times-Tribune: Potential of state Act 152, county land bank discussed at final “Blight to Bright” meeting

Standard Speaker: Luzerne County Council to vote on funding death penalty case


South Central

York Dispatch: Replacing York County’s outdated voting machines: Looming deadline, big bill

WITF: Senate wraps major judiciary change into redistricting bill

WITF: Lawmakers say stronger anti-discrimination laws are needed

Patriot News: Mark Rozzi pitches another push for retroactive reform to child sex crimes

Patriot News: Pennsylvania lawmakers wade into school district land-taking issues

Patriot News: Police need not tell Mirandized suspect of pending charges before questioning, judge rules

Patriot News: House proposal expands vaping prohibition for minors

Patriot News: Pa. Senate votes to change election rules for district judges, citing safety and neutrality reasons


Lehigh Valley

Express-Times: Phillipsburg mayor fires back at ‘reckless and slanderous’ council probe

Reading Eagle: Rep. Mark Rozzi to push for legislation to help victims in wake of upcoming church sex-abuse report

Reading Eagle: Federal prosecutor vows more criminal cases during visit to Berks

Morning Call: Capitol rally held for bill to toughen child sex abuse law

Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s voter registration purge: How it works


North by Northwest

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Longtime state lawmaker remembered for his ‘passion for rural Pa.’

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mayor blasted for doubling city officials’ workload

Centre Daily Times: State launches investigation into Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

Centre Daily Times: Where’s the wave? Political reporters hatch new plan for election predictions



Altoona Mirror: PASSHE faces tough decisions

Delco Daily Times: Guest Column: Dems heard Pa. citizens’ views Pa. budget

Times Leader: Our view: It’s time to end all team trips to White House

Times-Tribune: Court again saves towns from Legislature

Citizens’ Voice: Ensure coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions

Patriot News: After Turzai’s squeeze play, Pa. Senate panel will vote on abortion-ban bill

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: When politics was fun


One Response

  1. Supreme Court redistricting is absurd and just a ploy to gut the real and needed redistricting efforts. It also makes no sense other than partisan politics. In the end, it’s politics as usual in Harrisburg.

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