6/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Emily’s List endorses Houlahan, Decision Desk HQ rates the race for Governor, and the race for Governor gets a new candidate.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

EMILY’s List Endorses Houlahan: EMILY’s list is joining the list of national Democrats supporting Chrissy Houlahan’s bid in the 6th Congressional district.

Decision Desk: Pa. Governor Race Leans Democratic: Decision Desk HQ’s initial ratings of 2018 Governor races puts Governor Tom Wolf with the advantage early in the race.

Businessman Jumps into the Governor’s Race: The field for Pennsylvania Governor is growing, with Kris Hart, a southeastern Pennsylvania businessman jumping into the race.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Wolf signs pension overhaul into law
State House Sound Bites: Bill to change Lt. Gov election process to be introdcued
State Impact: State regulators hold hearings on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
PLS Reporter: Reed on budget optimism: “Better this year than previous years”
PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania Housing Alliance seeks to prevent budget cuts to critical support programs
PLS Reporter: House committee advances legislation to centralize, incentivize agriculture legislation
PLS Reporter: Legislators move to address fees and regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Committee
Capitolwire: Lawmakers all smiles Monday as Gov. Wolf signs long-awaited pension reform bill
Capitolwire: State commission looks to circumvent General Assembly to expand LGBTQ protections

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Gov. Wolf signs Pa. pension reform bill
Inquirer: City: Stop paying panhandlers, ‘text-to-give’ instead
Inquirer: After more wrangling, Philly City Council still not ready to OK Rebuild
Inquirer: Key women’s group backs Democratic congressional challenger Houlahan
Inquirer: 27 Pa. health groups: GOP health plan will hurt patients
Philadelphia Business Journal: PoliticsPA: Montco businessman announces run for governor
Philadelphia Business Journal: PoliticsPA: Former Pa. treasurer to plead guilty to lying to FBI
WHYY: Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban
WHYY: Philly City Council suffers sticker shock from new airport contract
KYW: City Offering ‘Text Alternative’ To Reduce Panhandling
KYW: Governor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill Into Law
KYW: Permits For Pa. Medical Marijuana Growers, Dispensaries On Track To Be Issued By End Of June

SEPA
Delco Daily Times: Delco reps split on expanded gambling in Pa.
Pottstown Mercury: Pa. takes step to reform troubled public pension plans
Daily Local News: Dinniman hosts St. Agnes students at State Capitol
Daily Local News: Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans
Daily Local News: East Marlborough supervisors adopt resolution to end gerrymandering
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans
Bucks County Courier Times: New Jersey, Pennsylvania congressmen tout sharing information to combat opioid epidemic
Bucks County Courier Times: Bill preventing a plastic bag use tax seen as ‘pro-business,’ though opponents say it takes away local authority

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Friend claims Trump is considering ‘terminating’ Mueller
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans
Pittsburgh Business Times: Ivanka assists in message reset
WESA: No, PA’s Newest Coal Mine Was Not Trump’s Idea
KDKA: Sessions to Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Post-Gazette: Casey urges White House to restore funding for lock-and-dam, infrastructure improvements

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Lozier: Proposed bill would help prosecute drug dealers
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Wolf signs Pennsylvania public pensions measure
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: How they voted, week of June 5, 2017.
Altoona Mirror: State takes new step on pensions
Altoona Mirror: Logan approves union contract

NEPA
Times Leader: Pa. DEP hears testimony on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project permits
Standard Speaker: Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans
Pocono Record: Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump
Pocono Record: Another US appeals court keeps Trump’s travel ban blocked
Pocono Record: Hawaii urges court to keep hold on Trump travel ban

South Central
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Workers, businesses that would benefit from gas pipeline swarm Lancaster hearing
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Executive director of LGBT Center of Central PA to step down; search for replacement begins
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Community gardens, house rentals: Lancaster plans ‘tweaks’ to city zoning
York Dispatch: Pa. takes new step on troubled public pension plans
Carlisle Sentinel: Mount Holly Springs rejects zoning map changes
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf signs Pa.’s pension overhaul into law
Patriot News: Differences emerge in how announced gubernatorial candidates see the pension overhaul
Patriot News: Stricter anti-smoking law could negatively impact business, local bars, casino report

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Gov. Tom Wolf signs bipartisan pension bill
Morning Call: Pennsylvania senator wants failing students out of cyber charter schools
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania spends $20 million annually to keep juvenile lifers in prison

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: City Council takes the first step for charter commission
Centre Daily Times: State College Area school board OKs budget with tax increase
Centre Daily Times: Black wins Republican nomination for State College mayor

Opinion
Inquirer: Pa. pension reform is step one; Medicaid reform is next
Inquirer: Big Pharma should help pay the cost of the opioid epidemic
Daily News: While Trump scandal diverts, GOP is silently crushing American Dream
Delco Daily Times: Editorial: Pa.’s pension time bomb still ticking
Tribune Review: Taming the budget tiger
Tribune Review: No easy fix for ObamaCare
Post-Gazette: Unhealthy state: Fixing health care is the GOP’s job now
Times Leader: Their view: Did American voters expect something else?
The Times Tribune: Restrictions overdue on lethal arms
Pocono Record: Comey testimony before Senate leaves us spinning
Patriot News: Is Sen. Scott Wagner, who voted against pension reform, taking credit for … pension reform?
Patriot News: The Obamacare sabotage continues: Editorial
Altoona Mirror: Late-night gambling (bill) is bad
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Issue of elder abuse demands more attention

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