6/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Wagner might run for Governor, JoePA remains politically polarizing and Trump stiffed Philly businessmen. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

6/10 Ups & Downs: Liquor, rent and the White House. See who made this week’s list!

Wagner Hints At Gubernatorial Run: State Sen. Scott Wagner wants you to know he’s considering running for Governor.

PPP Poll: The Peculiar Partisan Polarization of Joe Paterno: The former Penn State coach is a surprisingly partisan issue.

Report: Trump Stiffed Philly Small Businessman: An investigation by USA Today found lawsuit after lawsuit accusing the Donald of not paying up.

PA-Sen: Dem PAC Doubles Down on Toomey/Wall Street Connection (VIDEO): The Senate Majority PAC launched a new TV ad against the Republican incumbent.

Sunday Show Preview: June 12, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: School leaders say money alone won’t fix lowest performers
StateImpactPA: As fiscal year ends, lawmakers weigh controversial energy and environmental bills
StateImpactPA: In photos: the faces and places of the fracking boom
PA Watchdog: 11 states top $1 billion in annual ‘sin tax’ collections, a list likely to grow

Philadelphia
Inquirer: How Kenney and Council hammered out the soda-tax deal
Inquirer: Advocates say Pa. Senate poised to block sex-abuse law change
Daily News: Kenney’s soda tax ‘win’ might cost him
Plan Philly: SEPTA Key Pilot launches Monday, full transit version delayed until end of the year
WHYY Newsworks: Gallup polls Americans on their views of Clinton and Trump
Philadelphia Weekly: The LGBT PrideDay Parade arrives in Philly  
KYW: Philadelphia Club Hosting Pride Party Ramps Up Security
KYW: Closing Arguments Scheduled In Chaka Fattah Trial
KYW: Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Orlando Shooting
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly attracts conference after group drops N.C. over transgender bathroom law    

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown to privatize crossing guards
Pottstown Mercury: Get set to vote in parks contest, win prizes for you and the park
Delco Daily Times: Sex abuse reform bill faces opposition from church; local pols feel heat
Times Herald: Montgomery County officials simulate Bakken crude oil train derailment
Montgomery News: Water Contamination: Local lawmakers call for continued EPA, DOD action

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: At Pittsburgh PrideFest, celebration gives way to silence
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania retailers embracing alcohol law revisions
Post-Gazette: Paris to Pittsburgh: How has it fared since 2008?
Post-Gazette: Medical marijuana opening door to business opportunities
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh and Allegheny County begin summer food programs
Tribune-Review: Grid reliability at risk as nuclear plants priced out of energy sector
Tribune-Review: Freeport Area School District’s new $4 million stadium running $200,000 over budget
Tribune-Review: New Kensington-Arnold School Board struggling to close $2.9 million budget gap

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Rep. Jim Christiana’s ‘ghost teachers’ bill returns from the grave
Beaver County Times: Proposed cracker plant will drastically impact regional shale industry
Beaver County Times: Trump targets Romney, Clinton and again promises to “win so much” during Moon Township rally
Tribune-Democrat: New opioid tracker launches as crisis deepens
Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown celebrates as Pittsburgh Penguins capture Stanley Cup

NEPA
Times Leader: LGBT supporters urge strength at local vigil after Orlando shooting
Times Leader: County has been taxing cancer patient, 72, for buildings he doesn’t own
Times-Tribune: Hospital fees under scrutiny
Times-Tribune: Idea to name deputy tax collector questioned
Times-Tribune: West Scranton native grew up quick as young officer with the Army Air Forces during WWII

South Central
York Daily Record: Senator Scott Wagner Seriously Considering Running for Governor
Lancaster Online: Philadelphia soda tax sold public interest over health
Patriot-News: ‘Everybody’s just reaching and grabbing,’ critic says of Philly soda tax
Patriot-News: Former US Senator George Voinovich dies at 79
Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf orders flags at half-staff to honor Orlando victims
Patriot-News: Pa. business ‘nearly collapsed’ while Trump made millions bankrupting his Atlantic City casinos

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Dismissal of most charges against ex-mayor won’t be appealed
Reading Eagle: Economic boost expected in Montgomery County from Democratic convention in Philadelphia
Reading Eagle: Gov. Wolf issues statement on shooting
Morning Call: Quirks of Pennsylvania’s liquor reform law
Morning Call: Politics as Usual
Morning Call: Gov. Wolf holds town hall on heroin epidemic in Bethlehem
Morning Call: Pat Toomey critical of Trump over judge comment
Morning Call: Bob Casey to unveil gun bill after Orlando shooting

North by Northwest
Go Erie: What’s in the cocktail of Pennsylvania liquor law changes
Sun Gazette: State AG: Dismissal of most charges against ex-mayor of Harrisburg won’t be appealed
Onward State: Poll Finds Correlation Between Joe Paterno, Donald Trump Supporters In Pennsylvania
Centre Daily Times: Judge grants request to unseal Penn State records

Opinion
Delco Daily Times: Why proposed Pa. sex-abuse law is wrong
Inquirer: Is Pa.’s minor wine miracle the first of many?
Inquirer: What else don’t we know about soda tax?
Patriot-News: State-level restrictions are erasing legal access to abortion
Post-Gazette: School alarms: En masse, districts must raise revenue (i.e., taxes)
Post-Gazette: Carter’s last mission: The ex-president attacks racism and its causes
Post-Gazette: Kids these days: They’re more responsible than their forebears
Post-Gazette: Payday loan perfidy: Crack down on the lending schemes that fleece

Blogs
Citified: Farnese Pleads Not Guilty on Bribery Charges
Citified: WATCH: Empty Reading Viaduct Lot Transforms Into Beer Garden
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Memorial For Orlando Shooting Victims in Easton Tonight
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Why Trump is at a Financial Disadvantage
Commonwealth Foundation: 5 Reasons to Continue the Push for Liquor Privatization
Commonwealth Foundation: Latest Plan Could Grow the Pension Iceberg
Commonwealth Foundation: Corporate Welfare: The New Budget Hostage
Keystone State Education Coalition: What drives costs? Here are the Big Five

One Response

  1. Wow, the biggest down arrow should go to Tom Wolf’s and Ed Rendell’s SELECTED Democratic Party State Chair Marcel Groen. Under his watch apparently Democratic State Committee has become so irrelevant that their meeting this past weekend didn’t even warrant a one-line mention in PoliticsPA.

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