6/22 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Fattah is convicted, Toomey votes against the Murphy amendment and we break down the Clinton-Trump Quinnipiac Poll.

BREAKING: Fattah Convicted on All Charges: The Congressman will be sentenced on October 4th.

PA-Sen: Toomey Votes Against Murphy Background Checks Amendment: The votes on Monday broke largely along party lines.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 42% Trump 41%: We break down the latest presidential survey of Pennsylvania.

Reader Poll: Should Gun Laws Be Strengthened or Weakened?: We ask our readers about guns in the wake of Orlando.

Reader Poll: Majority Against A Wagner Campaign For Governor: Our readers don’t believe the State Senator should run.

PA-Sen: Katie McGinty Discusses Guns on MSNBC (VIDEO): Democratic Senate nominee Katie McGinty went on television yesterday before the Senate vote on gun control reform.

PA-Sen: Casey Describes GOP’s Horror at Trump (AUDIO): “You hear what he said today? Oh my God.”

Statewide
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf confirms broad-based tax hikes not needed to balance 2016-17 state budget, administration offers more spending details
Capitolwire: House passes abortion bill doomed for veto
PLS Reporter: Bill putting new regulations on abortion passes House along bipartisan vote
StateImpactPA: Beaver County ‘upskills’ to prepare for Shell plant
WITF: Pennsylvania law aiding NRA lawsuits nixed by high court

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Ride sharing a hit in Philly, but city’s disabled still feel left behind
Inquirer: With convention protests looming, City is readying Holmesburg prison
Inquirer: DEP probing tainted drinking water near Doylestown
Inquirer: Southport refinery expansion proposal draws fire
Big Tent: AFL-CIO: Trump ‘wants to break our backs’
WHYY Newsworks: New power line hearing granted following Delaware complaints
KYW Newsradio: City Avoids Militaristic Style for DNC Convention
KYW Newsradio: A Local Play Raises Questions While Opening Minds About 2016 Election
Philadelphia Business Journal: $586M deal: Impax buying generic drugs FTC asked Teva and Allergan to sell

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Spring-Ford board eyes $152M budget, 1.5% tax hike
Bucks County Courier Times: Penndel considers ordinance to address ‘unsavory’ business uses
Delco Daily Times: Radnor superintendent, who is leaving the district, talks about what’s next
Daily Local Times: Phoenixville redistricting plans move forward as parents cry foul

Pittsburgh
WESA: Judge Strikes Down Ban On Renting To Felons
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Clinton attacks Trump’s business record, and he returns fire
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Starting pay for lawyers hits $180K; Pittsburgh firms feel the heat
Pittsburgh Business Journals: Wolf: No sales, personal income tax increases in budget
Post-Gazette: With Orlando in mind, Pa. lawmakers push new anti-discrimination bills
Early Returns: Wolf says he will not ask for tax hikes; GOP leader says ‘things are progressing’      

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Latest Quinnipiac poll has Clinton with slim lead over Trump in Pennsylvania
Beaver County Times: Residents rally after possible sale of former Center Township park
Observer-Reporter: Tavern owners await on latest bill that would permit video gambling
Observer-Reporter: Pa. congressman convicted in racketeering case
Observer-Reporter: No magic bullet against jihadist propaganda, Lynch says
Observer-Reporter: Vulnerable GOP senators stand with NRA on gun rights      

NEPA
Times Leader: Plymouth getting ready to install parking meters
Times Leader: Luzerne County councilmen, residents question LCTA’s pick of auditing firm
Times Leader: Luzerne County preparing for upcoming popular free-and-clear auction
Times-Tribune: Wolf drops income/sales proposal
Times-Tribune: Scranton Council to hold worksession on parking deal
Times-Tribune: Valley View budget includes tax increase      

South Central
Patriot News: Pa. House of Representatives passes bill imposing new limits on abortion
Patriot News: Senate panel pulls child sex crime bill
Patriot News: Read the Harrisburg teachers union tentative agreement
York Daily Record: PA kids suffer effects of the economy
York Daily Record: Public confronts Spring Grove officials for Islam comments

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PA governor promises abortion bill veto
Morning Call: Kane loses bid to have her perjury case tossed
Morning Call: Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania can hit goals without major tax increase
Reading Eagle: Casey, Toomey fume over gun control vote
WFMZ: Perkasie council moves Pennridge development zoning district request to planning commission
WFMZ: Pennsylvania congressman convicted in racketeering case

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Casey and Toomey explain their votes
Williamsport Sun Gazette: House returns with budget deadline looming, no vote on tap
Erie Times-News: Erie Planning Commission signs off on downtown plan
Erie Times-News: Auditor criticizes Erie’s Charter School of Excellence

Opinion
Patriot News: Don’t back the Pa. congressman who are backing Donald Trump
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf says new office in donor’s building was competitively bid
Daily News: ‘Mad Men,’ high-def hucksters and the fall of the American Empire
Inquirer: A new political reality on guns
Pottstown Mercury: This national park brought to you by …
Post-Gazette: State pension pressure: The move to 401(k)-style will come in steps
Post-Gazette: China’s chutzpah: Accusing Apple of copying from Chinese phones?
Post-Gazette: Haiti’s hot mess: Miserable politics make the economic chaos acute

Blogs
LuLac Political Letter: The NRA wins again, any gun thought voted down
Third and State:  Some Things Are Worse Than A Late Budget
Commonwealth Foundation: Pennsylvania’s Economy is Falling Further Behind
Keystone Crossroads: Ahead of budget deadline, Wolf scales back education funding ask
Citified: The Chaka Fattah Verdict Is In: He’s Guilty

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