6/14 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Scarnati critiques Gleason, Casey introduces hate crimes legalization and Sheetz wins out over Wawa. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

The Race to Succeed PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason: Chester County Chair Val DiGiorgio is considering a run.

PA-Sen: Casey to Introduce Hate Crimes Legislation in Wake of Orlando Shooting: Pennsylvania’s senior Senator responds to the deadliest shooting in American history.

PA-6: The Democrats’ Uphill Battle (Maps): The Dems say they can put this seat in play, the numbers say different.

PPP Poll: Sheetz Regains the Crown Over Wawa: A look at Pennsylvanians’ food preferences.

PPP Poll: 85% Support Background Checks: The latest PPP survey also found that Pennsylvanians favor the EPA and healthcare reform.

PPP Poll: How Pennsylvanians Feel About Their Sports: A new PPP poll surveyed attitudes about the major sports teams in the Commonwealth.

Statewide
Capitolwire: House’s pension consensus appears to come up short on savings, risk shifting, debt reduction
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Recent PSERS’ changes to pension assumptions indicate system’s concerns, but still aren’t realistic
Capitolwire: Castor says ‘revival’ provision of child sex-abuse bill is unconstitutional
Capitolwire: No votes planned but casino-VGT knife fight continues
StateImpactPA: Federal regulators get earful from pipeline opponents

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Drink tax proposal had some sweeteners
Inquirer: In Pa., assault weapons available ‘as quickly as you can buy a cheesesteak’
Inquirer: In Philly, 2,000 gather to mourn Orlando victims
Inquirer: In massacre’s aftermath, Democrats hammer Toomey on gun laws
Inquirer: Toomey’s stance on Justice Scalia’s replacement could be troublesome for his reelection bid
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia, state, federal forces will ensure DNC safety, Kenney assures
WHYY Newsworks: Clinton, Trump already battling for Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Closing arguments set in shorter than expected Fattah trial
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Senate panel sets hearing on statute of limitations for crimes of child sex abuse         

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania senators eye raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits
Bucks County Courier Times: Castor: Retroactively raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits is not constitutional
Bucks County Courier Times: Philadelphia vigil planned to mourn Orlando shooting victims
Bucks Local News: Pennsbury reinstates librarian positions; approves $195.2M final budget with 2.2 percent tax increase

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf, state Senate leaders announce judicial nominees
Post-Gazette: AG aide: Portions of statute of limitations bill violate Pa. constitution
Post-Gazette: Casey proposes gun control measure, saying “condolences .. are not enough”
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf undergoing prostate cancer treatment
Tribune Review: Casey: Hate crime offenders shouldn’t own guns

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Sen. Toomey responds to Orlando massacre, support some gun-control effort in Beaver County stop
Beaver County Times: Casey’s bill would keep guns from those convicted of hate crime
Observer-Reporter: Prosecutors: Congressman led ‘white-collar spree’
Observer-Reporter: Senators eye raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County Council debates proposed $500 tax-delinquent property sales
Times Leader: LGBT supporters urge strength at local vigil after Orlando shooting
Pocono Record: 8 guns bills have become laws since the 1960s
Standard Speaker: Ignition device will monitor first-time DUI offenders

South Central
York Daily Record: Current law couldn’t stop gun sales to Orlando shooter, experts say
York Dispatch: Casey Proposes Gun Bill, Sheriff Braces for Permit Rush
Sentinel: Senators eye raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits
Patriot-News: Child sex crime bill would violate Pa. constitution, state official says
Patriot-News: After Orlando, Sen. Casey calls for more gun control and ban on hate crime convicts owning firearms
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor cuts off PennLive reporters
Patriot-News: Arguments on constitutionality: The main points out of Senate hearing on statute of limitations reform bill
Patriot-News: DOC offers alternatives to court order to accommodate prayers by Muslim inmates
Patriot-News: Make law centered on child sex abuse victims, not predators, advocates say

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council votes to dissolve water authority
Morning Call: Retired judge loses bid to prove Lehigh Valley Health Network isn’t charitable enough
Morning Call: After latest shooting, Bob Casey, Senate Dems renew push against guns
Morning Call: Kane aide Castor undercuts aspects of child sex-abuse bill
Morning Call: PA House votes for school, state workers’ hybrid pension plan
Morning Call: Indicted congressman ran ‘white-collar crime spree,’ prosecutor says
Morning Call: Bob Casey to unveil gun bill after Orlando shooting

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Governor signs bill allowing full-strength beer phase-in
Go Erie: Congress members back sand work at Presque Isle
Go Erie: Erie Diocese issues guide on sex abuse bill
Go Erie: Erie County Council set launch ‘On The Road’ meetings

Opinion
Times Leader: Raise bar on qualifications for people seeking school board posts
Beaver County Times: Pennsylvania could save money with countywide school districts
Post-Gazette: Killing fields: The Orlando massacre, all too familiar
Post-Gazette: Champ city: Penguins’ Stanley Cup win shines another beam
Post-Gazette: Let’s get smart: The city’s bid for $50 million grant spurs action
Patriot-News: The Orlando shooting was an act of hate – don’t give in to more hate
Inquirer: Don’t let Philly developer renege on lower rents
Daily News: Concern about poor from some circles seems disingenuous

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: How Pa.’s new school funding formula measures district need
Keystone Crossroads: Pennsylvania cities respond to Orlando shooting
Keystone Education Coalition: Sticking to Democracy Is Hard
Lu-Lac Political Writers: GOPers exit Trump
2 Political Junkies: Senator Toomey, You Do Know It Was A GAY Nightclub, don’t you?
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Werner Tells Democratic Faithful He’s Running for NorCo Exec

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