6/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Wagner faces Philly protesters, Casey rallies against the Senate GOP healthcare bill, and the Ups & Downs from the week.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Wagner Faces Raucous Crowd in Philly: State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner had to cancel a Senate Local Government Committee hearing in Philadelphia about the soda tax after protesters drowned out the proceedings.

Casey in Harrisburg: “They are Coming for You”: In a healthcare rally in Harrisburg, Senator Bob Casey put himself in strong opposition to the Senate GOP healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

6/23 Ups & Downs: Woodruff’s finance reports were inflated, animal rights has a big week, medical marijuana growers find out who will get licenses, and Pawlowski faces more troubles in Allentown. See who made this week’s Ups & Downs!

State House Sound Bites: Episode 12: Do deadlines even matter?
State House Sound Bites: Casey: PA can’t maintain healthcare without federal help
PLS Reporter: VIDEO: Sen. Regan discusses bill to enhance penalties for those who criminally trespass on critical infrastructure facilities

Inquirer: AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016
Inquirer: Casey urges action against GOP health-care plan
Inquirer: Christie’s gamble: Transfer lottery to troubled pension system
Inquirer: Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative
Inquirer: Philly politico Renee Tartaglione guilty on all charges
Philadelphia Magazine: Sen. Toomey Led the Push for Senate Bill’s Deep Medicaid Cuts
WHYY Newsworks: Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish
Philadelphia Business Journal: May soda tax revenue announced as protesters force Pa. Senate committed to cancel hearing
KYW: REAL ID Issues For Pennsylvanians Looking To Travel

Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
Daily Local News: Moore honored for helping Kennett Township to prosper
Daily Local News: Disarm Hate: Gun sense advocates rally in West Chester for Casey bill
Daily Local News: Opposition to Mariner 2 pipeline is heating up

Post-Gazette: Bernie Sanders: Senate healthcare plan is ‘ugly, anti-working class’
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh to introduce all-electric cars to city fleet
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania deficit threatens protections for abused, neglected dogs
Post-Gazette: Federal judge must weigh wiretap question; Kane on witness stand
Post-Gazette: Bernie Sanders rallies Pittsburgh crowd to oppose GOP healthcare bill
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP boost, AP analysis finds
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania stands to lose $4.5B for Medicaid under Senate health care bill
Tribune Review: State lawmaker wants to change ‘arbitrary’ school construction deadline
WESA: With 60 Miles Of Asphalt For 1,000 Miles Of Roads, Deciding What Gets Paved Is Not Easy
WESA: PWSA Board Approves Robert Weimar As Interim Executive Director

Beaver County Times: As Democrats blast Senate GOP health-care plan, Toomey says it’s a ‘constructive first step’
Beaver County Times: Monaca to vote to support Paris Climate Agreement
Beaver County Times: Shell granted water-discharge permit by DEP
The Observer-Reporter: The Mon Valley, where the middle of the street, census tracts and voting precincts have divided neighbors
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Trump budget threatens summer education source

Times Leader: AG calls for necessary funding to end backlog of untested rape kits
Times-Tribune: Scranton council candidate who called for change dead following stroke
Times-Tribune: Radio personality and columnist ‘LA’ Tarone died
Standard-Speaker: Mahanoy City employees receive pension plan
Standard-Speaker: Cartwright bill would increase voting access

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: AP analysis: Pa. gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
Carlisle Sentinel: Casey: GOP health bill would mean ‘destructive’ cuts
Carlisle Sentinel: Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Carlisle Sentinel: Medicaid a flashpoint for Pennsylvania in Senate health bill
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill Tracker: Decriminalizing possession of a small amount of marijuana
LNP: Sen. Bob Casey at Lancaster town hall says “obscene” GOP health care bill benefits “super rich,” hurts poor
Patriot News: Cigarettes, gambling and jobs: What you need to know about Pa.’s budget deadline talks
Patriot News: Senator Casey continues town hall push to blast GOP health care bill
Patriot News: Bernie Sanders to rally against Senate health bill in Pittsburgh
York Daily Record: Raucous soda tax supporters tell Wagner to haul his trash back to York
York Dispatch: Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Bob Casey urges those opposed to GOP health care bills to pressure his colleagues
Morning Call: Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts
Morning Call: Toomey, Wolf argue over Pa. Medicaid effects
Morning Call: Charlie Dent ‘concerned’ by Senate health care bill
Reading Eagle: AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
Reading Eagle: Meehan bill would force colleges to report hazing
Reading Eagle: Casey comes home to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Reading Eagle: Casey: GOP health bill would mean ‘destructive’ cuts

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
Centre Daily Times: Casey: GOP health bill would mean ‘destructive’ cuts
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Negotiations on budget to ramp up
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Governor promotes designated driving, highlights awareness events
Erie Times-News: State funding for Erie County community college uncertain, local legislators say
Erie Times-News: State guidance aids Empower Erie community college plan
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How Erie’s representatives voted this past week
Erie Times-News: Lawmakers eye gambling revenue, borrowing to balance budget
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania senators split on GOP health-care bill

Patriot News: These are the five things Democrats need to learn from the Georgia special election: Charlie Gerow
Patriot News: Jon Ossoff was a candidate Democrats wanted – but not the one they needed: Tony May
Patriot News: Will the next state budget keep Pennsylvanians safe or solvent?: Ryan Bizzarro
Patriot News: Pa. Senate bill is a shameful backtracking on public access to police dash cams: Editorial
Morning Call: Leslie S. Richards: State budget balances needs of PennDOT, state police
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Medical marijuana law benefits patients, community
Express Times: Pa. needs shale gas tax to fill budget gap | Editorial
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Numbers show gas industry still has ‘impact’ in state
Erie Times-News: Our view: Erie County Council should back community college 
Erie Times-News: Our view: Pa. finally gives abused animals the protection they deserve
Inquirer: Toomey: Senate bill fixes Obamacare failures and preserves safety net
Inquirer: PA’s GOP-controlled legislature is stuck in budget La La Land
Daily News: Hide your valuables – Pa. Legislature needs money
Delco Daily Times: Pa. takes giant step in fixing public pension crisis
Daily Local News: Legislators shouldn’t cut education funding
Tribune Review: Budget crunch time in Pa.: Better ideas
Post-Gazette: Loan breach: A new student-loan payback plan would hurt

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