6/21 PoliticsPA Playbook
Toomey struggles with his base on guns, Bernie supporters prepare to get arrested in Philly while the Koch Brothers are already on the ground in the Keystone State. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!
PA-Sen: Can Toomey Defy His Base on Guns?: Will conservatives turn out for the Senator despite his advocacy for gun safety measures?
Bernie Backers Practice Getting Arrested for Philly Convention: Sanders supporters are preparing to get literally carried away.
PA-Sen: Koch Brothers Group on the Ground in PA: Americans for Prosperity are already doing field work in Pennsylvania and other states for GOP Senate candidates.
PA-Sen: Politico Ranks Toomey’s Seat Fifth Most Vulnerable: The Pennsylvania Republican remains at the top of the Senate target list.
PA-8: Santarsiero Pushing “No Fly, No Buy” Legislation: The State Rep. is hoping to force his bill out of the House Judiciary Committee.
PA-2: Juror Dismissed in Fattah Trial: No reason was given for the move while the jury is set to restart its deliberations.
PA-BGT: Wolf Asks for $34M to Fight Heroin, Opioid Abuse: The administration is ramping up efforts to slow drug overdose rates.
PLS Reporter: Senate Minority Leader discusses stance on budget, gaming expansion
PLS Reporter: With 10 days until the deadline, big budget questions still need answers
PLS Reporter: Santarsiero announces plan to put gun reform bill before the House
StateImpactPA: Report: gas industry spent $8 million lobbying Pa. legislature in 2015
PA Watchdog: Construction, teachers unions win in Philadelphia’s soda tax tussle
Capitolwire: Legislative leaders don’t sound convinced of their own budget optimism
Capitolwire: PA employment situation continues to sour
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly creates blueprint for other cities to pass soda tax
Philadelphia Business Journal: Tropicana completes $40M renovation
KYW Newsradio: Allentown Teacher Convicted After Encouraging A Student Walkout
WHYY Newsworks: On World Refugee Day, Philadelphia marks achievements and challenges
WHYY Newsworks: Breaking the law — and wind — to bring DNC attention to Philly’s poor
Inquirer: Company’s coming: City spruces up ahead of convention
Inquirer: Marking World Refugee Day, Kenney vows to make Philly ‘a sanctuary for people who need protection’
Delco Daily Times: Montgomery County Judge denies AG Kathleen Kane’s motion to drop charges
Delco Daily Times: Local police officer’s ride raises funds for FOP Survivors Fund
Bucks Local Times: Council Rock School Board to consider appointment of West Chester Area School District administrator as assistant superintendent
Bucks Local Times: Pennsbury awards $34.5M in bids for Pennwood Middle School renovation project; work to begin in July
Bucks County Courier Times: How Eastern Montgomery County pools fared during inspections
Tribune-Review: Wendy Bell sues WTAE for racial discrimination after firing over comments
Post-Gazette: Supreme Court rejects challenge to state assault weapon ban
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh-area gasoline falls for first time since February
Post-Gazette: State Supreme Court declines to reinstate law on gun challenges
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Republican small business owners more concerned than Democrats about 2016 election
Beaver County Times: McGinty says ‘it’s time’ for Toomey to act on gun-control legislation
Observer-Reporter: Trinity raises school tax
Observer Reporter: Hearing on proposed Columbia gas rate hike
Altoona Mirror: Stores raise glass to liquor law
Times Leader: Lake-Lehman School Board raises taxes 3 percent for Luzerne County residents
Times Leader: Greater Nanticoke Area budget calls for 5.5 percent tax hike
Times Tribune: Trump campaign manager is out
Times Tribune: State lawmakers mull water withdrawal
Patriot News: Law allowing gun rights to sue municipalities ruled unconstitutional
Patriot News: Harrisburg mayor releases details for July Fourth, shuns PennLive questions
Patriot News: Community leaders graduate from Martin Luther King Leaders
York Daily Record: Video: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
York Dispatch: GOP delegate apologizes for phone message to church
Morning Call: Pennsylvania law aiding NRA lawsuits nixed by high court
Morning Call: ‘Brash’ boss of liquor store union won’t let up
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s lawmakers, like US Senate colleagues, divided on post-Orlando gun-control efforts
Morning Call: Pennsylvania sees unemployment rate rise for 4th straight month
Reading Eagle: Executing Justice: The discretionary nature of the death penalty in Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: Casey, Toomey fume over gun control vote
North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: House returns with budget deadline looming, no vote on tap
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Final stretch starts with major issues still unresolved
Erie Times-News: Erie-area officials a no-show at EMTA charter discussion
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania must get pension reform right
Patriot News: What’s Mayor Papernfuse’s fave new answer? ‘I’m not going to answer that’
Bucks County Courier Times: No apology for Sunshine violation
Inquirer: Pa. Senate’s poor excuse for ignoring sexual abuse victims
Post-Gazette: Human misery: Look at what turns millions of people into refugees
Keystone Crossroads: Judge strikes down ban on renting to felons
Keystone State Education Coalition: Dramatic decrease in newly minted certified teachers in PA; from 16K in 2012-13 to just 6K in 2014-15
Commonwealth Foundation: Three reasons to avoid tobacco taxes
Commonwealth Foundation: Tax Hikes Coming Soon?