We’ve got a second poll this month showing Gov. Wolf and Sen. Casey with comfortable leads over their Republican challengers. Good morning, politicos, here’s the Playbook:
New polling supports data from two weeks ago showing a wide lead for Democrats at the top of the ticket across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Inquirer: Pa. federal judge Thomas Hardiman likely to be considered for U.S. Supreme Court
Capitolwire: SCOTUS union dues ruling will cause some changes for PA.
Capitolwire: Bonus depreciation allowance to make PA markets competitive again.
Capitolwire: Gaming Board builds regulatory framework for sports betting.
Capitolwire: SCOTUS sales tax ruling to have ‘modest’ effect on PA revenue.
Washington Post: Ronald Reagan blessed Harley-Davidson brand in York, Pa. Can it ride out Trump’s tweet storm?
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers’ bid to yank JUA money continues, with a twist
State House Sound Bites: Tired of ‘timid’ responses, anti-gerrymandering group occupies Wolf’s office
Inquirer: Pa. proposal would boost overtime for half a million workers
Inquirer: Justice Kennedy’s retirement jolts midterm elections
WHYY: Pennsylvania’s population quickly becoming older, slowly more diverse
WHYY: Kenney visits Northeast Philly, chats with immigrant entrepreneurs
KYW: Local labor leaders launch protest against Supreme Court unions decision
KYW: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick urges for immigration reform after visiting Texas detention center
KYW: DA takes a stand in support of undocumented domestic violence victims
Philly Mag: Toomey Is Pushing Back Against Trump — on Trade, at Least
Bucks County Courier Times: Wolf to sign bill closing loophole that let opioid-dependent newborns fall through federal safety net
Pittsburgh Current: Chelsa Wagner: It’s time to deal with Pittsburgh’s ‘deep, ugly, insidious’ racial disparities
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Local, state officials react to Supreme Court decision on union fees
Post-Gazette: In historic decision, Supreme Court rules mandatory union dues violate free speech
Post-Gazette: Latest medical marijuana dispensary opens in Strip District
Post-Gazette: Toomey bucking White House over trade policy, supporting bipartisan effort
KDKA: Post-Gazette to drop two days of printing starting next month
Tribune Review: ACLU suit alleges ‘cruel and inhumane conditions’ at Fayette County Prison
WESA: DA Spokesman: Local TV Stations ‘Failed’ Community With Inaccurate Antwon Rose Reporting
Tribune-Democrat: General Assembly’s summer break begins with anger over unfinished work
Beaver County Times: Supreme Court decision seen as major blow to labor unions
Beaver County Times: Monaca to use solar power at Community Day
Observer-Reporter: Judge issues temporary injunction, halts sewer rate hike in Canonsburg-Houston area
Observer-Reporter: Monessen Council vacancy in hands of
Times-Tribune: Region’s unemployment plummets in May
Times-Tribune: Chrin buys third Pa. home in new 8th district
Times Leader: Pennsylvania senate approves anti-credit card skimming bill
Central Penn Business Journal: Wolf to sign ‘clean slate’ bill into law
LNP: Will Lancaster County farmers be banned from spreading manure in winter?
LNP: Lancaster County commissioner proposes county-run, post-prison program, a setback for for-profit Geo Group
YDR: Harley-Davidson decision to shift jobs to Europe could put the brakes on York-area workers
Patriot News: Activists set up camp in Pa. governor’s office demanding action on redistricting reform
Patriot News: Top House Republican calls for tuition freeze at state universities
WITF: State gradually laying out structure for legal sports betting
Express-Times: These 18 industries are seeing the biggest employment losses in Pa.
Morning Call: Easton and Northampton County create consortium to fund low-income housing
Morning Call: Former Whitehall mayor Ed Hozza elected Democratic chairman as members applaud their ‘decorum’
Reading Eagle: Berks unions react to ‘disappointing’ U.S. Supreme Court decision
Reading Eagle: Berks County Harley-Davidson dealer, fans upset by trade dispute
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: What DA Parks Miller’s lawyer sees as fair punishment and who’s really to blame
Erie Times-News: Union ruling met with dismay, praise in Erie
Erie Times-News: Harrisburg hits its deadline for a change
Tribune-Democrat: State budget urgency: only in an election year?
Post-Gazette: Research region: Amazing work is done here outside tech and meds
Standard Speaker: Politics kill reform push
Patriot News: An irresponsible Pa. House GOP leaves reform in the lurch
York Dispatch: Pennsylvania budget deal mildly encouraging, but there are reasons for concern
Times-Tribune: ‘Poison pills’ even sicker
Altoona Mirror: Gov’t has too much cash stashed