6/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

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!

Opponents Take to Twitter over SB 22 Yea Vote

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.

Wolf and Fetterman: Less Awkward, More Funny

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.

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.

 

Statewide

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

 

Philadelphia

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

 

SEPA

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

PIttsburgh

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

 

Southwest

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

 

NEPA

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

 

South Central

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

 

Lehigh Valley

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

 

Opinion

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

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  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?


    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

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