Wolf and Fetterman tap into some Always Sunny humor in their first ad together, and the passing of Senate Bill 22 saw some Democrats taking to Twitter to express their frustrations. And ICYMI, our story Tuesday evening outlining what the new SB22 is all about. Good morning, politicos, here’s the Playbook!
A proposed state constitutional amendment creating an independent commission to oversee redistricting passed the state Senate today by a vote of 33 to 16. The bill, which has been in the works for more than a year, went through revisions as late as yesterday. And several people, mostly Democrats, were unhappy about the final version of the bill that passed.
Nearly three years after Gov. Tom Wolf endorsed Braddock Mayor John Fetterman’s Senate opponent, the two have publicly made up with a sartorial settlement.
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.
Capitolwire: Senate approves expanded redistricting bill.
Capitolwire: Foreclosure bill goes to governor.
Capitolwire: Greenleaf’s ‘safe harbor’ bill on hold in PA House until Greenleaf moves Turzai’s Down syndrome abortion bill.
State House Sound Bites: After some back-room maneuvers, abortion-restricting bill progresses
State House Sound Bites: Senate wraps major judiciary change into redistricting bill
StateImpact PA: Suit accuses Sunoco of violating federal Clean Water Act
StateImpact PA: Gov. Wolf signs bill to help finance clean energy, efficiency projects
StateImpact PA: Public-interest groups raise pressure on feds to release toxic chemical study
KYW: Pa. Senate approves controversial redistricting reform bill
KYW: White collar city workers reach tentative contract with City of Philadelphia
WHYY: Realtors association mailer attacks Kenney’s budget plan
WHYY: House to vote next week on competing immigration bills
Philly Mag: Allan Domb Floats Idea to Reduce Philly’s Property Tax Abatement
Philly Mag: Kenney, Clarke Denounce Proposal to Replace Philly’s Soda Tax
Inquirer: Philadelphia, white-collar union reach tentative deal on three-year contract
Inquirer: Candidate for NE Philly’s 177th District draws criticism for using ‘junkie’ in Facebook post
Daily Local: Delaware Riverkeeper Network files complaint against Sunoco Pipeline
Bucks County Courier Times: PECO customers push renewable energy, better infrastructure at rate hike hearing
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County prosecutors recognize office standouts
Delco Daily Times: Swarthmore joins towns pushing for halt to Mariner East 2 pipeline construction
Post-Gazette: Pa. Senate passes redistricting reform bill with last-minute amendment
Post-Gazette: Uber, Pittsburgh disagree on who failed to communicate on self-driving cars. Will it get better?
WESA: Senate Wraps Major Judiciary Change Into Redistricting Bill
Beaver County Times: Unions file complaint after exclusion from FirstEnergy bonus plan
Beaver County Times: Bernstine replaces Christiana on legislative committee
Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County’s overdose rate is worst in state, but signs show improvement, doc says
Tribune-Democrat: Sexual abuse survivors seek Legislature’s help in holding abusers accountable
Indiana Gazette: Democratic Committee elects new chairwoman
Times Leader: WB thwarted in bid for Coal Street TIF fund injunction
Times Leader: House OKs Mullery bill to ban e-cigarettes in Pa. schools
Times Leader: NEPA union members ‘Stand up for Working People’ at state Capitol rally
Pocono Record: Bills would impact local research on Lyme disease
Patriot News: Pa. Senate passes redistricting reform bill that includes controversial judicial election change
Patriot News: Former Bloomsburg mayor pleads no contest to patronizing prostitutes
York Daily Record: In campaign video, Gov. Tom Wolf helps tattooed John Fetterman buy a tie at York Galleria
York Daily Record: If Scott Wagner wants to cut grass, why not mow some York County parks?
York Daily Record: Effort underway to make it easier to access Pa. school performance information
Reading Eagle: Reading council adopts climate change resolution
Reading Eagle: Rep. Mark Rozzi to push for legislation to help victims in wake of upcoming church sex-abuse report
Morning Call: Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s sentencing rescheduled
Morning Call: Senate panel votes to reduce the House in ‘put up or shut time’ moment
Morning Call:: Pennsylvania Senate votes to change the way state judges are elected. Here’s why
North by Northwest
Sun-Gazette: Mayor questions City Council spending
Erie Times-News: Casey urges HUD to reverse change on Erie funds
Inquirer: City Hall, stop the dysfunction and balance your checkbook
Bucks County Courier Times: No public notice, no government vote
Post-Gazette: A duty, too: The Supreme Court sees the logic of Ohio voter law
Tribune Review: There’s no room for sexual assault — even in jail
Times-Tribune: Keep standards for gas wells
Sunbury Daily Item: Encourage more civic participation