6/27 PoliticsPA Playbook
Good morning, politicos. Here’s the Playbook:
AP: A among states suing to force Trump administration over family separations
Capitolwire: Rep. Marguerite Quinn urges N.J. Gov. Murphy to sign income tax reciprocity protection into law.
Capitolwire: Office of Attorney General: Attorney General Shapiro files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s unlawful family separation policy.
Capitolwire: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: PUC hosts ‘PA Operation Blue Flame 2018’; First-ever exercise testing response to large-scale natural gas distribution emergency.
Capitolwire: Rep. Jordan Harris: Harris’ ‘clean slate’ passes in the Senate, heads to governor’s desk.
Capitolwire: Long-awaited death penalty report doesn’t appear to settle argument about capital punishment in PA.
StateImpact PA: Republican congressman: Pruitt should quit after trying to block PFAS study
Inquirer: With Gov. Wolf’s signature, Pa. marijuana research proceeds
Inquirer: For traditional Republicans, immigration, tariffs show risks of ‘silent bargain’ with Trump
Inquirer: ‘Cumbersome, inflexible, and slow’: It can take a year to get hired by the city, Pew finds
Inquirer: Pa. redistricting reform not dead … but close to it
Inquirer: In Bucks County congressional race, GOP seizes on Scott Wallace’s wealth
WHYY: ETP says its pipeline leaked into creek near Philadelphia
Bucks County Courier Times: EPA to host meeting on chemical contamination in Horsham
Bucks County Courier Times: State Rep. Helen Tai announces telephone town hall July 12
City Paper: Timeline of events in Antwon Rose shooting and protests
KDKA: 17 States, Including Pa., Sue Trump Administration Over Family Separations At Border
Tribune Review: Federal money could restart cleanup of abandoned Rostraver mine
Post-Gazette: Protesters mass outside Pittsburgh ICE HQ to decry Trump immigration policy
Post-Gazette: If a teen uses a parent’s gun in a crime, can mom or dad be charged?
Post-Gazette: Lifeline offline: Unreliable internet, cell service are hurting rural Pennsylvania’s health
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto: East Pittsburgh officer should face trial in Antwon Rose’s death
Beaver County Times: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey holding meet-and-greet in New Castle
Tribune-Democrat: Legacy costs continue to hamper city, report finds
Altoona Mirror: Foreman chosen to lead Blair GOP
Daily Item: State House recesses without taking up gun bill
Times Leader: Effort to rethink Luzerne County’s home rule charter fails to launch
Times Leader: Mayor George disputes vacancies cause firefighter OT already over budget
Standard Speaker: Luzerne County Council eyes reserve fund for windfall
WITF: Tired of ‘timid’ responses, anti-gerrymandering group occupies Wolf’s office
Patriot News: Pennsylvania Superior Court panel upholds Graham Spanier conviction in split decision
Patriot News: Former State System chancellor confirmed to fill top post in U.S. education department
Patriot News: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse takes two tracks on Act 47 strategy
Patriot News: ‘We’ve crossed the Rubicon.’ Toomey battles Trump over tariffs, report
Patriot News: Tapped out: How Pennsylvania’s failing water system is hurting you
LNP: Study: Climate change could threaten dairy industry in Lancaster County
YDR: Questions remain in attack on former York mayor
YDR: ‘SHAMEFUL ruling against the very spirit of America’: Pa. reacts to travel ban ruling
Morning Call: Amid tight labor market, Lehigh Valley sees biggest one-month drop in unemployment
Morning Call: EPA deadline looms for municipalities’ plan to fix leak-prone sewer system
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Supreme Court says priest sex abuse grand jury report needs more review
Reading Eagle: Berks commissioner willing to change his stance on selling Berks Heim — with conditions
Express-Times: Pa.’s new tool for entrepreneurs showcased at Bethlehem site
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Do students have enough say in Penn State’s governance?
Centre Daily Times: Penn State trustees to meet on ‘matter of reputational harm to the university’
Erie Times-News: Erie unemployment lowest in 18 years
Standard Speaker: Ruling puts fair sales tax online
Daily Local: Local tax hikes demand solutions from state lawmakers
LNP: Pennsylvania gets a budget, and it’s not late, and not entirely great, but it’s progress (if only fleeting)
Patriot News: Op-ed: What rises from the ashes of Pa’s failed prison project?
Inquirer: Harrisburg’s answer to sexual harassment disappoints
Inquirer: Op-ed: ‘Never’ death penalty is what got Larry Krasner elected. Now, that campaign promise is broken
Post-Gazette: Judicial overreach: State Supreme Court undercuts grand jury process
Sun-Gazette: State funding hike meant to hold PCT tuition in place