6/28 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Congressman Kelly gets a challenger, and a new reader poll.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Community Activist Enters Race to Challenge Kelly: Community Activist Brian Skibo announced he is entering the race to challenge Congressman Mike Kelly next year.

Reader Poll: Who is the Strongest Republican Gubernatorial Candidate in a General Election?: With the large field of Republican candidates for Governor, we want to know who is the strongest candidate for a general election.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Breaking down the budget: the political path to PA’s structural deficit
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers could pass spending plan by deadline, but revenue likely to take longer
State House Sound Bites: Ahead of vote, Senate amends controversial guns-in-schools bill
StateImpact: Pa. Supreme Court’s landmark environmental ruling faces first test
Capitolwire: House amends assessment spot appeals bill.
Capitolwire: PA House passes legislation aimed at reducing scofflaw liquor establishments.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Lacking support, Republicans postpone vote on health-care bill
Inquirer: How Toomey can atone for his health care bamboozlement
Inquirer: Wolf sees budget ‘progress,’ evidence wanting
Inquirer: Woody’s owner at Philly DA Seth Williams’ trial: ‘I don’t believe I bribed anyone’
Inquirer: Philly FOP backs Republican Beth Grossman for DA
Inquirer: Wolf sees budget ‘progress;’ evidence wanting
Inquirer: Overhaul at the Mayor’s Fund, including new leadership
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Organizers Urge Chamber of Commerce to Drop Wage Equality Lawsuit
WHYY Newsworks: Church a state… and a playground
WHYY Newsworks: Guadango: Budget time is not time the time to be talking about Horizon’s profits

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
Bucks County Courier Times: Sen. Bob Casey pushes Sen. John McCain for PFC health study
Delco Times: Natural gas industry a boon for jobs, report says
Daily Local News: Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Veterans Fighting Cuts To VA’s Home Health Care Service
Tribune Review: Overdose-related hospital admissions soar as opioid epidemic escalates
Tribune Review: Gov. Wolf signs ‘stolen valor’ bill into law
Tribune Review: Penn Hills School Board approves property tax hike for 2017-18
Tribune Review: Norwin votes 6-3 to raise property taxes 3.3 percent
WESA: Wolf Health Secretary Takes Job With Health Giant Geisinger
Post-Gazette: In special House meeting, Rep. Tim Murphy calls for intensification in fight against opioids

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Monaca Council adopts ‘Paris Climate Agreement’ resolution in hopes to reduce wasted energy, pollution
Beaver County Times: Gov. Wolf signs ‘stolen valor’ bill into law
Observer-Reporter: U.S. to Syria: ‘Heavy price’ awaits any chemical weapons use
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Budget office: More uninsured under GOP health care bill

NEPA
Times Leader: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS: Wolf signs Stolen Valor Bill
Times Leader: Luzerne County opioid overdose rate below state rate
Times Leader: Pa. Secretary of Health leaving for Geisinger exec job
Times-Tribune: New county contract would reduce prison call prices, provide tablets to inmates
Standard-Speaker: HCA water quality termed ‘very good’ … despite infractions

South Central
York Daily Record: Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
LNP: Lancaster County Assistance Office would take on new duties under Wolf plan
LNP: Lancaster County Commissioners order police transmissions encrypted, blocking scanners for public, media
LNP: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
LNP: Pennsylvania enacts penalties for lying about veteran status
LNP: Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
Patriot News: Which state lawmakers are charging you the most for their room and board?
Patriot News: Beyond salaries, taxpayers also pay to feed, house state lawmakers: A look at per diems
Patriot News: Fred Reddig, Harrisburg’s Act 47 coordinator, announces retirement
Patriot News: Bill easing use of police body cameras in Pennsylvania goes to governor’s desk
Patriot News: Health Secretary Karen Murphy to join Geisinger Health System
Patriot News: Bill allowing school employees to possess guns in schools teed up for Pa. Senate vote
Patriot News: You’ve probably never heard of WOTUS but it could have serious drinking water implications
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf signs into law ‘incredibly important’ stolen valor bill
Patriot News: Per diems: Search the database and find out how much your legislator charged for meals and lodging
Patriot News: Beyond salaries, taxpayers also pay to feed, house state lawmakers: A look at per diems
Patriot News: Pennsylvania’s state budget talks are stuck and video gaming terminals appear to be the dam
Patriot News: Tuesdays with Toomey healthcare protests in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh: Recap
York Dispatch: Rep. Grove frustrated by last-minute budget dealing
York Dispatch: Opioid epidemic: Local health officials alarmed by GOP bill
York Dispatch: New rules set for sentencing Pennsylvania juveniles to life
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf health secretary takes job with health giant Geisinger
Carlisle Sentinel: Push continues for gaming terminals
Carlisle Sentinel: New rules set for sentencing Pennsylvania juveniles to life

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: House passes bill to boost pediatric cancer research funding
Morning Call: Bill would strengthen lobbying disclosure in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Pennsylvania enacts penalties for lying about veteran status
Morning Call: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
Morning Call: Tom Wolf health secretary takes job with health giant Geisinger
Morning Call: Gambling hangs up Pennsylvania budget talks
Morning Call: Pa. senators react to CBO report on Senate health care bill
Reading Eagle: Gambling expansion becomes sticking point in Pennsylvania budget talks
Express Times: Pa. legislation aims to give children of inmates a fighting chance

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: DA Stacy Parks Miller’s attorney intends to sue Centre County
Centre Daily Times: Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video
Centre Daily Times: Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council approves community college sponsorship
Erie Times-News: Clock ticks toward Pennsylvania budget deadline

Opinion
Patriot News: Six ways the Senate healthcare bill (maybe) helps Pa: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Patriot News: Pat Toomey is telling a dangerous lie about Medicaid: Nick Field
Patriot News: Senate Republicans just delayed a key healthcare vote. Their July 4 recess should be fascinating
Morning Call: Allentown mayor write-in campaign bad idea
Reading Eagle: Editorial: Opioid epidemic requires strong response
Express Times: Pa. severance tax on gas drilling will kill jobs | Letter
Erie Times-News: Why we’re voting for community college: Breneman, Fatica, Horton, Leone
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. voters must hold elected officials accountable on environmental protection
WHYY Newsworks: Toomey’s health care tax cut costs Pennsylvania up to $4.8 billion per year
WHYY Newsworks: Here’s why Republicans could nix health coverage for 22,000,000
Altoona Mirror: Lawmakers should work through recess
Daily News: Building trade unions and Rebuild – a slippery slope
Daily News: How Toomey can atone for his health care bamboozlement
Inquirer: Preserve human services funding in Pa. budget
Tribune Review: Subsidizing more trains? Taxpayer danger ahead

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