6/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Wolf presents judicial nominees, Dent is torn about Trump, and we ask whether Wagner should run for Governor. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Gov: Wolf Names Supreme Court, Other Judicial Nominees: The Governor announces thirty total nominations.

Reader Poll: Do You Think Scott Wagner Should Run for Governor?: We ask our readers if the State Senator should take the plunge.

Reader Poll: Rafferty Leads Shapiro: At the moment, our readers favor the GOP nominee in the Attorney General’s race.

PA-15: Dent Torn Over Trump: The Congressman weighs whether to back the GOP presidential nominee.

PA-Gov: Naloxone Has Saved Over 1,000 Lives Reports Wolf: The drug is being used by law enforcement and emergency personnel to reverse opioid overdoses.

Hillary Clinton Visits Pittsburgh: The presumptive Democratic nominee largely focused on the Orlando shooting.

PA-9: Halvorson Leans Toward Run as Democratic Nominee: The conservative may just wear the Dem label if it means he has another shot at Congressman Shuster.

Statewide
PA Watchdog: Pennsylvania school district considers cutting high school education
StateImpactPA: EPA bans disposal of fracking waste water at public treatment plants
CapitolWire: Gov. Wolf Statement on House passage of Pension Reform

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Prosecutor: ‘In Fattah World, none of the rules apply’
Inquirer: As gun issue churns in Senate race, Toomey calls McGinty’s accusations ‘nonsense’
Inquirer: Could pension reform vote help pave the way to Pa. budget deal?
Daily News: Pa. leads northeast states in NRA money
PlanPhilly: 1000 signatures call for better bike infrastructure, safe streets
WHYY Newsworks: Philly’s emphasis on inclusion draws gathering that could pump $800,000 into economy
WHYY Newsworks: With Philly pre-K money near, a renewed focus on roll out       

SEPA
Daily Local News: Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board approves proposed tax hike; final vote slated for June 20
Daily Local News: Montgomery County judge sets July hearing on Bill Cosby’s request to dismiss sex charges
Montgomery Media: Montgomery County detectives on internet task force honored for protecting children
Delco Daily Times: Delco community horrified by hate shootings
Delco Daily Times: Chester rolls out plans for body cameras for police officers     

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Clinton attacks Trump in Pittsburgh campaign rally
Tribune Review: Groups: Restart superintendent search
Tribune Review: Patriotism comes to fore on Flag Day
Pittsburgh Business Times: PAY GAP: These 28 companies just made a big commitment to equal pay
Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny County wins $3.4M grant to remove lead paint
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pitt-educated judge nominated to Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Post-Gazette: Clinton takes shots at Trump, calls for unity after Orlando massacre during South Side stop

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Event to honor Orlando shooting victims set for Thursday in downtown Johnstown
Observer-Reporter: Waynesburg councilman opposes plan for Suboxone
Altoona Mirror: Senators debate raising age in child sexual abuse lawsuit
Altoona Mirror: Salary board drops practice

NEPA
Times Leader: Newport Township hires Peter Wanchisen as township manager
Times Leader: Early education key to developing skilled workforce, strong military
Times Leader: Pittston native Joe Cosgrove nominated as judge of Commonwealth Court
Citizens Voice: Event rallies support for pre-K funding
Citizens Voice: County council decide whether to add proposed charter amendments to ballot
Citizens Voice: Council to vote on 2 candidates up for division head positions

South Central
Lancaster Online: Law requires tougher standards for Great Lakes pipelines
Lancaster Online: Pennsylvania House sends public pension overhaul to Senate
York Dispatch: Wolf Nominates two York Women for County Judge Posts
York Dispatch: Pa. Pension Bill Heads Back to Senate
Sentinel: Virginia Rep. Forbes loses primary, victim of redrawn map
Sentinel: Orlando shootings spur Pa. debate over LGBT legislation
Sentinel: After Orlando shooting, are LGBT groups supporting Trump?
Patriot-News: Watch Democrats erupt after moment of silence for Orlando victims in House of Representatives
Patriot-News: Hillary Clinton holds rally in Pittsburgh: recap

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: The Latest: Mayor uplifted by city’s unity after shooting
Reading Eagle: Reading City Council votes to dissolve water authority
WFMZ: Pennsylvania House sends public pension overhaul to Senate
Morning Call: Some Relief for Taxpayers in Final Bethlehem Area School District budget
Morning Call: Key Lehigh County Aide Departing

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Congress members back sand work at Presque Isle
Go Erie: Wiley introduces bill to help Erie schools
Sun Gazette: Marino responds to mass shooting
Sun Gazette: Taxes headed up in Muncy school district
Centre Daily Times: Bellefonte school board approves final budget with tax increase

Opinion
Citizens Voice: Increase pre-K funding to ensure better future
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Missing bus fare: Central Cambria lost out on $120,000, state finds
Times Leader: State should increase pay in lieu of taxes for forest land
Inquirer: How America chose a massacre
Post-Gazette: Airport turbulence: PIT needs another direct flight to a European hub

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Tell Congress
Commonwealth Foundation: Local School District Leads the Way on Transparency
Keystone CrossRoads: In a dense downtown, making a neighborhood
Keystone CrossRoads: Harrisburg mayor shuts out Patriot-News/PennLive
Citified: Pennypack Park May Soon Have an Electronic Billboard In It

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