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6/16 PoliticsPA Playbook

Happy Saturday, politicos, and welcome to the rare weekend edition of the Playbook.

We’ve got a preview of the impending vote for Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman (or Chairwoman) and a recap of last weekend’s summer PA GOP meeting. We’ve also updated a previous story about the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program.


DSC Roundup: The Campaign for Chair

Democratic State Committee officials have the chance to install a new leader for a four-year term today. The election would end months of uncertainty and provide stability in a crucial election year after the last several chairs have seen their terms end in controversy.

PA GOP: Summit sets up Party for Successful Election Season

Republican Party officials declared last weekend’s summer committee meeting a success. The meeting was held from June 8 to 9 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County and featured the largest cohort of new members the party had ever seen, officials said.

Updated: DCCC Inducts Two in “Red to Blue”

It’s a sign that Democrats view congressional districts PA-1 and PA-7 among the top races across the country. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced the addition of candidates Susan Wild and Scott Wallace to the committee’s “Red to Blue” Program.


StateImpact PA: Solar installers in Pennsylvania weather tariff upheaval

State House Sound Bites: Gov. calls for looser professional licensing laws

Inquirer: Can Harrisburg insiders really find better ways to invest Pa. pension billions?

Inquirer: The Democratic establishment is standing behind Daylin Leach after #MeToo allegations

Bucks County Courier Times: Local reformers angered by changes to redistricting bill

Post-Gazette: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner stumps in Robinson

Tribune Review: Pennsylvania unemployment drops for 2nd consecutive month

Tribune Review: DEP unveils new website to identify mine-subsidence risk

Chambersburg Public Opinion: Pa. Senate moves to protect district judges seeking reelection

Altoona Mirror: Employment First bill sent to Wolf

Altoona Mirror: Blair leaders discuss new voting systems

Beaver County Times: Four tracts in Beaver County approved as Qualified Opportunity Zones

Observer-Reporter: Monessen settles federal sexual harassment lawsuit

Patriot News: Momentum growing for killing the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement before it takes effect

York Daily Record: ‘Tell everybody to say their prayers’: Grieving dad is close to seeing wish become law

LNP: In Lancaster County, gap between wages and rent has doubled since 2009

Standard Speaker: Sessions says illegal immigration imperils law enforcement and legal residents

Standard Speaker: Protesters chant “shame, shame, shame” as Sessions departs Scranton

Express-Times: Easton officials want to douse fireworks in city limits

Citizens Voice: Dallas district sets plan to notify parents of strike

Daily Item: Partnership hopes to get growing license for medical marijuana

Times Leader: Toohil cosponors bill to help mothers with postpartum depression

Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners consider hiring firm to review criminal justice system

Erie Times-News: Urban experts discuss how Erie can tackle social economic challenges

WPSU: Penn State Study Tells An Economic Story Of “Two Pennsylvanias”

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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