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A judge has ruled in favor of Philadelphia over its sanctuary policy for immigrants and Mayor Kenney is very happy. Good morning, politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Judge Rules for Philadelphia In Sanctuary City Dispute

The city of Philadelphia scored a major victory Wednesday, with a federal judge ruling in favor of its so-called “sanctuary city” status and delivering a major blow to the Trump administration. The city sued after federal officials threatened to cut off about $1.5 million in federal grant funding for not sufficiently cooperating with immigration agencies.



Capitolwire: Citizens Against Nuclear Bailouts: New poll: Pennsylvanians oppose bailouts that will increase electricity bills.

StateImpact: Chester County commissioners slam Sunoco for ‘appalling’ lack of pipeline information

City & State: Teenage criminal justice reform advocate wins Philly ward election



WHYY: Lukewarm support for Menendez in primary likely to heat up in November, analysts say

WHYY: Philly Council budget plan will only delay tax increase, mayor says, not prevent it

WHYY: ‘You aren’t listening:’ Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins reacts to Trump snub with handwritten signs

Inquirer: Council comes up with a city budget that won’t increase Philly property taxes

Inquirer: Why Pa. small business group visited Trump’s White House despite Eagles’ cancellation



Delco News Network: Delco Dems tap Swarthmore’s Guiney as new chairman

Bucks Local News: Four Lower Bucks County boroughs now eligible for a share of Parx Casino gaming revenues

Bucks County Courier Times: They work for you. See what local government employees got paid.

Pottstown Mercury: Havey named new leader of Montco GOP



Pittsburgh Business Times: Governor signs executive order to end salary history for agency applicants

WESA: How The Future Of Pittsburgh’s Riverfronts Could Be Decided By Zoning

Elle: How Friendship and a Group Chat Helped These 3 Candidates Win Their Primaries

Tribune Review: Pittsburgher David Porter testifies ideology won’t be a factor as federal judge

Post-Gazette: Southwest Pa. Commission proposes $4.9 million in transportation projects over next 4 years



Altoona Mirror: Pipeline foe accused of harassment

Altoona Mirror: Bedford DA accounts audited

Times Leader: Report: Energy lobbyist paid $1M in bailout campaign



Times Leader: Jim Christiana’s Sunshine Act reform bill passes committee

Citizens Voice: Local fans mixed on Trump’s decision to cancel Eagle’s visit to WH

Citizens Voice: Mullery’s nicotine bill voted out

Times-Tribune: Former websites for Luzerne County Democratic Party now feature Trump



Patriot News: As Pa.’s cost of college rises, legislature proposes free tuition, room and board

Patriot News: House passes bill to require students to take citizenship test

Patriot News: Pa’s Toomey among group of 10 senators challenging Trump over tariffs

LNP: Pa. natural gas boom falls in Russia’s crosshairs as gas-rich nation amplifies discord in American politics, energy sector


Lehigh Valley

Morning Call: Me Too founder urges Lehigh Valley to fill in the gaps on activism

Morning Call: Lehigh Valley to see half-billion dollars in road projects in next four years

WFMZ: Bethlehem approves move toward decriminalizing marijuana


North by Northwest

Erie Times-News: Erie-area lawmakers hope for tension-free budget talks

Erie Times-News: Erie magistrate: I asked for leave. But sheriff served him the order.

Meadville Tribune: Group pickets against gerrymandering, for fairer legislative districts



New York Times: Philly Doesn’t Care What Trump Says About the Eagles

City & State: Regulatory reform bills: a solution in search of a problem

Pittsburgh Business Times: Viewpoint: The need for a common sense immigration strategy

Times-Tribune: Maintain tax for black lung

  • 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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