6/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6McGinty gets caught in a lie, the full list of PA delegates to the Democratic convention and Castor will unveil “porngate” report. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: McGinty Caught Making False Claim: Katie McGinty actually wasn’t the first in her family to go to college.

PA Dems Reveal Convention Delegates: A list of the Hillary and Bernie delegates for the Philly convention.

Castor Flip-Flops, Will Release “Porngate” Report: The report by special prosecutor Douglas Gansler will now be revealed next week.

PA-8: NRCC Hits Santarsiero On Legislative Record: The GOP is going after the Democratic nominee’s tenure in Harrisburg.

PA-Sen: Toomey, McGinty Get in Heated Battle over Police (AUDIO): The incumbent accused his opponent of leaving the cops in a lurch, a sentiment that didn’t go over well with the daughter of a Philly police officer.

Sanders Supporters Plan Rally Before DNC: Bernie Sanders’ campaign gets a permit to hold a rally in Philadelphia the day before the Democratic National Convention.

Inquirer Names New Chairman: Josh Kopelman is replacing Gerry Lenfest as Chairman of the Board.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Judge strikes down suit against fracking opponents
Capitolwire: New Quinnipiac presidential poll continues to show tight race between Clinton, Trump
WITF: State begins setting up medical marijuana system

Philadelphia
Inquirer: PSD administrators delay voting on labor pact
Inquirer: Feds: For Fattah and fund-raiser, friendship had its privileges
Inquirer: Kenney: Stick around for the convention
Inquirer: Equality Forum to hold summit during DNC
WHYY Newsworks: As another Pa. budget deadline looms, nonprofits hope it won’t be déjà vu
Philly Business Journal: Here’s how much cash you’ll need to get into Pa.’s medical marijuana business
Philly Business Journal: New campaign aims to keep locals in Philly for 2016 DNC

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Council Rock residents’ taxes could go up $105
Delco Times: Former Delco judge denied motion to get his pension back after pleading to mail fraud
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Commissioners offer support for ‘Out of the Darkness’ walk to fight suicide
Bucks Local News: Bill Cosby ordered to trial in Montgomery County for alleged sexual assault

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh zoo prepared to take lethal action against animals
Tribune Review: City orders Mt. Washington sign to come down
Tribune Review: Baldwin-Whitehall reaches tentative deal with teachers
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area unemployment rises to 5.8 percent in April
Post-Gazette: CCAC, Westminster College agree to assist transfer of students
Business Journal: State outlines plans for implementing medical marijuana program
WESA: $10 Million Housing Trust Would Benefit Pittsburghers Making Less Than $41K A Year
KDKA: Appeals Court OKs Suit On Pittsburgh Abortion Buffer Zones

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Internet program lets BCTA users track buses in real time
Beaver County Times: Officials look to reduce costs of keeping Beaver County Courthouse clean
Observer Reporter: Jobless rates rise again in Washington, Greene
Observer Reporter: State auditor chides Central Greene for lack of bids in technology purchases
Altoona Mirror: Van Zandt placed on VA ‘watch’ list

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre Area cuts spur plans for Saturday protest, union grievances
Times Leader: Luzerne County hires new human resources director
Times Tribune: Scranton seeking to improve special education, move students
Times Tribune: Matt McGloin creates local charitable fund
Citizens Voice: W-B council members hesitant to do business with DeNaples
Standard Speaker: Council, residents oppose ‘COPS’
Pocono Record: 5 Pocono Twp. commissioner candidates to be interviewed Thursday

South Central
Patriot News: Child patients will have access to medical marijuana this summer
Patriot News: These are two of the most important numbers in the #PaBudget talks: Analysis
Patriot News: Wolf Administration pushes for more funding to combat heroin and opioid epidemic
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. to write medical marijuana program rules
York Daily Record: Prosecutor Dave Sunday to run for York County DA
York Dispatch: Bad planning, fiscal advice blamed for troubles with Pa. child abuse laws
York Dispatch:Pa. officials working to get temporary regs in place for medical marijuana
Lancaster Online: In 25 years, Lancaster County DA has not seen anything like the current heroin epidemic
Lebanon Daily News: Legislators gather at agricultural round table     

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown Council signals mayor with support of House bill
WFMZ: Judge: Snuka will not stand trial; determined incompetent — for now
WFMZ: Unemployment increases slightly in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton area
Lehigh Valley Live: Pennsylvania nuclear power reactor shut down after malfunction  

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules
Erie Times-News: Costs spur patients’ searches for cheaper prescription drugs
Erie Times-News: Eastside YMCA plans $2.5 million expansion  

Opinion
Patriot News: What was behind the Wolf administration’s purge of this state agency?
Patriot News: Here’s why we shouldn’t scrap Pa’s gun background check system
Williamsport Sun Gazette: System for picking candidates vexes public
Times Tribune: Politicians have month to fix damage
Observer Reporter: It’s Parenting 101: Keep an eye on your kid!
Altoona Mirror: A different recovery road is necessary
Post-Gazette: The French press: Squeezed by labor strife, glum economy and wars
Inquirer: Ballot question on retiring judges revised to mislead voters
Daily News: Online gambling would be a bad bet for Pennsylvania

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: With commutation, the widow to freedom opens a crack for lifers in Pa.
Keystone Crossroads: Philadelphia gets $75,000 to address racial inequality, workforce development
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Making leaders and strategies to empower urban communities
Citified: Kenney: Stay in Philly for the DNC
Citified: Bill Decriminalizing Nuisance Offenses Advances in Council
Commonwealth Foundation: Erase Corporate Welfare from the Budget

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