6/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The Democratic delegation for the Philly convention, Rafferty’s fundraising numbers and the May jobs report. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

6/17 Ups & Downs: Taxes, the Patriot-News and Donald Trump. See who made this week’s list!

PA Dems Announce At-Large Delegates: The party also revealed which delegates will make the important platform committees.

A Look at Rafferty’s Fundraising Numbers: An analysis of the Republican nominee for Attorney General’s pre- and post-primary fundraising performance.

May Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits 5.5%: The commonwealth’s unemployment rate increases for the third straight month.

Philly Adopts New Policy to Protect Transgender Students: The School Reform Commission’s new rules would allow transgender students to be identified by the gender of their choice.

Sunday Show Preview: June 19, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: PA unemployment continues to rise
StateImpactPA: Royalties bill makes very brief appearance at State Capitol
PA Watchdog: Problems abound for Philly’s new soda tax: ‘Most people have cars’

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: City promises calm, prepares for chaos ahead of DNC
Philadelphia Business Journal: Central Pa. bank continues push eastward by opening Berks County operations
KYW NewsRadio: Phila Child Welfare System Faces Crucial Test
KYW NewsRadio: Local Consumer Behavior Experts Weigh In On Soda Tax
WHYY Newsworks: Philly drink tax ‘earthquake’ may rumble in other cities
Inquirer: Kenney’s soda tax expected to face court fight
Inquirer: Substitute teachers are the new endangered species
Inquirer: One Water St.: Instead of subsidized units, how about retail and art?

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Lower Pottsgrove zoning chief files missing finance forms
Bucks County Courier Times: Pool patrol: Bucks County inspectors closed one in four facilities in 2015
Delco Daily Times: Darby council denies treatment center in borough
Delco Daily Times: March to support assault weapon ban ends at door of U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7
Bucks Local News: Lower Makefield Supervisors open hearing on whether to permit multi-family residential units in office/research zone
Daily Local News: Catholic high school teachers OK contract with archdiocese

Pittsburgh
Tribune Live: Westmoreland GOP committee supports Trump
WESA: E-Waste Disposal Restrictions A Burden On PA Residents
WESA: Pittsburgh Mayor Disputes Audit Showing Office Cost $283K
KDKA: County Officials Tell Trump To Stop Using Photo With Cops
KDKA: Clinton Attends Fundraiser Hosted By Tomlins During Pittsburgh Campaign Stop
Pittsburgh City Paper: Mexican immigrants in Pittsburgh and across the country are trailing other foreign-born citizens in getting U.S. citizenship      
Post-Gazette: Port Authority plans to replace 170 buses
Post-Gazette: Taking on nation’s largest scrap processors, recycler muscles into Western Pa.

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Aliquippa mayor lands $10K award for community cause
Beaver County Times: Hillary Clinton visits Pittsburgh, blasts Trump for Orlando response
Beaver County Times: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s gun bill struggles to gain support
Beaver County Times: Blackhawk school board member accuses board majority of exclusion
Altoona Mirror: Use of biosolids making a stink     

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County administration wants records manager position created
Times-Tribune: Scranton pension board asks judge to rule in its favor on wages
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg Area School District hires advertising agency

South Central
York Daily Record: Pastor and school board at odds over sign
York Dispatch: Pa. Democrats take leap of faith into budget talks with GOP
York Dispatch: EPA: States behind in tackling Chesapeake pollution problems
Lancaster Intelligencer: Lancaster Pride remembers Pulse victims and celebrates Lancaster’s LGBT community
Lancaster Intelligencer: Pennsylvania looking to tax, regulate fantasy sports

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Candidate announces run for Allentown mayor
Express Times: Congressman honors students with military appointments
Reading Eagle: Executing Justice: A look at the cost of Pennsylvania’s death penalty
Morning Call: Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to sue ‘big pharma’ over opiate epidemic
Morning Call: Gov. Tom Wolf bypassed list for Supreme Court pick

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: PUC local governments to receive millions
Williamsport Sun Gazette: State high court judge praises county’s efforts
Erie Times-News: Despite church resistance, lawmakers stand by child abuse bill

Opinion
Pottstown Mercury: Harrisburg Should Curb Waste, Not Fund It
Inquirer: Soda tax doesn’t mean Philly is flush with cash
Lebanon Daily News: Civil rights for some in PA
Express Times: Pension reform still a pipe dream in Harrisburg
Patriot-News: A year on from Charleston, memorializing the memorial
Post-Gazette: Remains to be seen: At least three groups of presidential voters at play
Post-Gazette: Puerto Rico’s mess: No U.S. bailout for bad borrowing (and lending)

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Don’t Balance the Budget on the Backs of Working People
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Weekend Roundup June 196: Budget Status: “We’re negotiating with them”
Keystone Crossroads: Capitol recap: What about municipal pensions?
Keystone Crossroads: ‘They don’t like black people,’ Chester residents air grievances with police to Justice Dept.
Keystone Crossroads: Philly drink tax ‘earthquake’ may rumble in other cities
PhillyMag: The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The Soda Tax!
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review’s Editorial Board Is Misleading You About The IRS. Again

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