6/29 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The State House passes a budget, subpoenas are coming in the Kane impeachment proceedings and we ask where PA Society should move to. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-BGT: House Passes $31.55 Billion Budget: The budget bill was approved by a 132-68 vote.

Subpoenas Coming in Kane Impeachment Probe: A House panel is taking a major step in their inquiry of the Attorney General.

Reader Poll: Where Should PA Society Go?: We ask our readers where the Pennsylvania Society should be held.

Reader Poll: Don’t Change Gun Laws: Our readers are resistant to any reforms.

PA-Sen: Republican Super PAC Pours over $6 Million into PA Senate Race: The Republican aligned Senate Leadership Fund reserved air time in Pennsylvania among other states.

PA-BGT: House Appropriations Cmte. Approves $31.55 Billion Plan: The almost unanimous vote shows a willingness to avoid another drawn-out budget standoff.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Pa. House Panel Passes $31.6B Budget Plan
State House Sound Bites: Pa. Advocates Concerned About Lawmakers’ Budget Priorities
PLS Reporter: Councilwoman Rudiak hosts briefing on early childhood education in Pittsburgh
PLS Reporter: Revenue becomes major sticking point in budget’s advancement
PLS Reporter: Rep. Quinn shares how House Bill 1233 could save lives
PLS Reporter: Child sex abuse statute of limitations extension bill clears Senate committee without retroactivity component
PLS Reporter: Kane impeachment inquest continues as investigating committee authorizes subpoenas
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf eyes Senate fix to House budget plan
Capitolwire: On-time budget unlikely, particularly without agreement on revenues
Capitolwire: PA house readies to send budget bill to Senate

Philadelphia
KYW: Area Experts Discuss What The Brexit Vote Means For Philadelphians
KYW: PA House Passes Budget Bill
WHYY Newsworks: Judiciary panel adds controversial amendment to Pa. statute of limitations bill
WHYY Newsworks: DNC demonstration organizers protest Philly restrictions on rallies, marches
Inquirer: Pa. House OKs budget; battle looms on how to pay for it
Inquirer: Shapiro donates convicted lobbyist’s contributions
Inquirer:Immigration advocates take protest to street and voting booth

SEPA
Daily Local News: U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts honored by friends and local Republicans
Delco Times: State Senate committee may consider universal background checks
Delco Times: Pa. Senate panel OKs wider age limit in child sex abuse suits; nixes retroactive clause
Pottstown Mercury: Panel approves subpoena power in AG Kane impeachment probe
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf won’t endorse House budget plan, says it’s not balance

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pa. Senate OKs reform bill for troubled Pittsburgh watchdog agency
Tribune Review: Peduto: Preschool most important issue for reducing crime
Tribune Review: Grant for Bedford Dwellings could lead to rehab funding
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh transportation company jumping on zTrip ride, pulling back on Yellow Cab
Business Journal: Indiana University of Pa. to offer need-based aid to prisoners
Business Journal: Pitt football alcohol sales to add $500K in revenue
WESA: Pitt’s Tiny Technologies Could Make Big Impact In Solar Industry And Beyond
KDKA: Pittsburgh School Board calls special meeting; will likely keep Hamlet

Southwest
Trib Dem: Westmont Hilltop hires firm to examine past payroll issues
Trib Dem: Local supporters turn out for Donald Trump event in Westmoreland County
Altoona Mirror: Logan joins MS4 group
Altoona Mirror: Blair leader seeks change
Observer Reporter: Southeastern Greene passes school budget without tax increase
Observer Reporter: School taxes rise in Peters Township

NEPA
Pocono Record: Tobyhanna Twp. fires manager Phyllis Haase
Standard Speaker: Talen Energy takeover raises debt concerns
Citizens Voice: Senate confirms NEPA judicial nominees
Times Tribune: New Lackawanna County Prison warden named
Times Tribune: Despite teachers’ concerns, district approves special education plan
Times Leader: Luzerne County draft audit shows $7.5 million surplus for 2015

South Central
Patriot-News: House passes $31.6 billion spending plan, putting Pa. on track for an on-time budget
Patriot-News: House rejects plan to study, pilot plan to commercialize state parks
Patriot-News: House approves sweeping gambling expansion bill, sending it to Senate
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf won’t endorse House budget plan, says it’s not balanced
Carlisle Sentinel: Senate panel OKs wider age limit in child sex abuse lawsuits
York Dispatch: Yorkers rally in Harrisburg for LGBT rights

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: PA gambling bill threatens Bethlehem Sands’ expansion plans, CEO says
Morning Call: DA says he is ‘frustrated’ district judge failed to follow law and allow hearsay at hearing
Reading Eagle: State Senate panel removes key piece of child sex abuse bill
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania needs budget on time, auditor general says
Reading Eagle: State auditor general highlights findings in Berks
Reading Eagle: Two park projects get approval from Spring Township supervisors
Reading Eagle: Wolf won’t endorse House budget plan, says it’s not balanced     

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times:Bellefonte Area fills leadership roles, discusses transgender policy
Sun Gazette: Local lawmakers showing optimism
Sun Gazette: South Side: No tax hike; teacher’s contract in limbo
Sun Gazette: Jersey Shore approves spending plan with hike    

Opinion
Daily News: Polaneczky: Supreme Court saw through the Texas bull
York Dispatch: Citizens’ Climate Lobby promises carbon fee bill
Altoona Mirror: Protecting identity is suspicious
Observer Reporter: A “hard rain” that could fall on all of us
Tribune Review: The McDonnell case: Prosecute anew
Standard Speaker: Is ‘COPS’ filming worth the fallout?
Post-Gazette: He’s the candidate: The GOP games to derail Trump should cease
Post-Gazette: Allegheny together: A land bank is one good step in county cohesion
Patriot-News: The Supreme Court’s decision in Texas abortion case is a warning for Pa. lawmakers

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Bill would reset Pa. firearms law just overturned by high court
Commonwealth Foundation: The Taxpayers’ False Choice
Commonwealth Foundation: What Is in the House Budget?

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