6/27 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Wolf spikes drilling regulations, Casey and Toomey join on gun bill while a pro-Clinton Super PAC hits the airwaves. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

6/24 Ups & Downs: Convictions, polls and a lei. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Wolf Kills Conventional Drilling Regulations: The Governor signed a bill to scrap shallow oil and gas drilling regulations.

Report: Trump Delegates Armed and Ready for Cleveland Convention: WHYY’s Dave Davies found that several PA delegates plan to bring firearms on their trip to the Republican National Convention.

PA-Sen: Dem Group Launches Another Anti-Toomey TV Spot (VIDEO): Majority Forward is sticking to their plan to tie the Senator to Wall Street.

Trump Coming Back to Southwest PA: The Republican nominee will be making a campaign stop on Tuesday.

PA-Sen: Casey and Toomey Join Together on Gun Bill: The legislation was the latest hope of gun safety advocates.

BREAKING: Pro-Clinton Super PAC to Air TV Spots in PA: Priorities USA bought $10.5 million worth of ad time.

Statewide Reaction to SCOTUS Immigration Ruling: A number of PA Representatives and candidates respond to the split decision.

Sunday Show Preview: June 26, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh closer to $18 million that financial overseer withheld
PA Watchdog: Watchdog Podcast: Airbnb, the First Amendment and Philly’s tax on soda
PA Watchdog: Beyond Philly: Other cities already looking to duplicate soda tax plan

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: After resignation from Congress, Fattah likely to lose pension, freedom
KYW: Taxpayer Group Says Fattah Should Lose Pension
WHYY Newsworks: Repercussions of ‘Brexit’ reach Philadelphia region
WHYY Newsworks: Former Philly pols give Fattah advice on going to prison
Inquirer: Tea leaves in the soda tax vote: Darrell Clarke’s grip on City Council loosens
Inquirer: For a fallen Fattah, nothing left to do but yield to the prison cell that awaits
Philly.com: Kathleen Kane’s office waits nearly two years to disclose $1.77 million seizure

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Northampton Township considers amendments to noise ordinance, including new regulations for ATVs and motorized dirt bikes
Bucks Local News: Neshaminy School Board approves $179M final budget for 2016-17; contains no tax hike
Montgomery Media: Souderton Area School Board passes final budget, hikes taxes 0.46 percent
Delco Times: Faculty union at Pa. universities to mull strike authorization in August
Delco Times: Pa. Budget: Where it stands as deadline looms at end of week
Courier-Times: Petri legislation would keep chunk of non-resident Philadelphia wage tax in suburbs
Courier-Times: School districts using reserve funds to cover operating expenses
Courier-Times: Local governments consider options after state gun law repeal
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown Council President applies for assistant borough manager post

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Federal board recommends terminating for-profit accreditor, potentially affecting 9 local institutions
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Pittsburgh-region banks see little immediate impact from Brexit
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Pitt committee approves $17.7M in construction, renovation projects
Post-Gazette: Raises, Bonuses in North Hills draw criticism
Post-Gazette: Seneca Valley approves raising taxes, selling sponsorships
Post-Gazette: West Allegheny student petition decries censorship of reading list
Tribune Review: Project prints prosthetic hands for kids in need
Tribune Review: Patrons flock to renovated Knoxville branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Beaver County sees dip in youth, growth in seniors
Tribune Democrat: Cost of education: Lawmakers want a new look at school mergers
Observer-Reporter: Local agencies, schools lead efforts to meet growing mental health needs for youth
Observer-Reporter: West Greene raises tax rate for first time in 14 years
Altoona Mirror: Tourism budgets shrinking
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Water Authority sets pretreatment program

NEPA
Standard Speaker: Tougher Standards take their Toll
Standard Speaker: Hazelton Park Plan advances
Wayne Independent: Cottage Hose brings BLS services
Times Leader: Nanticoke sewer, street projects set to move forward
Times Tribune: Professional development key to Common Core, improving achievement, leaders say
Citizens Voice: AG’s office seeks sanctions against natural gas producer

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle man takes over as Rotary district governor
Carlisle Sentinel: Elusive deal could push work on state budget past deadline
York Daily Record: Donald Trump makes Aziz Ansari ‘afraid for my family’
York Daily Record: Work on Manheim Twp. bridge starts Monday
York Dispatch: NAACP to host roundtable on York City violence
York Dispatch: Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead
York Dispatch: Wolf, White House push for funding to fight heroin crisis
York Dispatch: School districts wary at state budget deadline looms        
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mosque welcomes outspoken critic to Ramadan open house
Patriot-News: Pa. legislative leaders to meet Sunday, aiming toward state budget agreement
Patriot-News: Political Winners & Losers: Chaka Fattah’s conviction, Papenfuse’s gag order and more polls

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Kathleen Kane’s office waits nearly two years to disclose 1.77 million dollar seizure
Morning Call: Poll finds nearly half of Lehigh Valley residents know a heroin addict
Reading Eagle: two who represent parts of berks county are among GOP officials who won’t attend convention
Reading Eagle: Sanders says he’ll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet
Reading Eagle: Berks lawmakers see hope for on-time budget     

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: House bill raises questions of transparency
Sun Gazette: $1.2 million allocated here by United Way
Go Erie: Overhaul of toxic chemicals rules signed into law   

Opinion
Pocono Record: Observant neighbors a good thing
Wayne Independent: Supreme Court further narrows 4th amendment protections
Observer-Reporter: County update of social media policy necessary
Patriot-News: With action on abortion, guns and LGBT rights, Pa. Legislature takes one step forward, two steps back
Post-Gazette: Police work: At last, suspects in the savage Wilkinsburg attack
Post-Gazette: Food slight: Healthy eating should be available to all
Post-Gazette: Allegheny together: A land bank is one good step in county cohesion
Inquirer: Chaka Fattah and his forgiving friends
Inquirer: Adding perspective to ‘angry voter’ meme
Daily News: School district boldly acts to protect transgender students

Blogs
Citified: Why a Special Election to Replace Chaka Fattah Could Get Messy
Commonwealth Foundation: Which Taxes Might be Going Up?
2 Political Junkies: Jack Kelly Sunday

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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