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.
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.
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.
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”