Scott Wagner is pushing forward on his plan to try and schedule a debate with Gov. Tom Wolf in every county. And don’t forget to check back later for this week’s Ups & Downs.
Editor’s note: Today’s Playbook will be a short one. We appreciate your patience as the interim editor finalizes the purchase of her first house. Thanks for your understanding, politicos, and here’s the Playbook:
While he’s not at the 67 debates he wants, Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner said he’s working on it. He announced today he has accepted debates at 11 venues, and he will attend regardless of whether Gov. Tom Wolf does.
Capitolwire: Legislators, ‘prepare your amendments;’ redistricting bills advanced for possible House consideration.
Capitolwire: Office of Attorney General: Attorney General Shapiro to file lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s family separation policy.
AP: Cornelia Wolf, mother of PA governor, dies at 94.
AP: 2 Pennsylvania shelters housing separated migrant children
StateImpact PA: Study: Methane emissions cancel near-term climate benefits of natural gas
StateImpact PA: Pennsylvania’s gas impact fees rise to $209 million this year
State House Sound Bites: State Supreme Court holds Pa. clergy abuse report indefinitely
State House Sound Bites: Shapiro joins lawsuit against Trump admin over family separation
Inquirer: Top Pa. Republicans appeal gerrymandering case to U.S. Supreme Court
Inquirer: Pa. discloses how it will divvy up $210M in shale gas fees
Philly Mag: 3 Philly-Area Execs Make Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs List
KYW: Chemicals in drinking water near military bases more dangerous than thought
WHYY: Allegations dog Sen. Leach at Conshohocken fundraiser
Tribune Review: Pro-dairy campaign roll-out includes 60 billboards, PSAs
Tribune Review: Antwon Rose remembered as academic achiever, personable, charismatic
Post-Gazette: Duke study: Fracking chemicals stimulate fat cell development
Post-Gazette: Bill Peduto to social activist posting on police shooting: East Pittsburgh is not a part of city of Pittsburgh
WESA: ‘This Hurts. This Is Real.’ Protesters Fill Downtown After East Pittsburgh Teen Fatally Shot
WESA: New Bill Would Let Medical Marijuana Patients Drive Under The Influence, But How High Is Too High?
Patriot News: Pa. legislative leaders release more details on new school safety programs
ProPublica: State police adding oversight to troopers’ interactions with ICE
Chambersburg Public Opinion: Area candidates oppose family separation, blame opposite party
YDR: Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner will debate in York, right? Well, maybe. Or maybe not
LNP: 4 companies apply to run medical marijuana businesses in Lancaster County