6/3 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Halvorson may run as a Democrat, FiveThirtyEight grades PA’s pollsters and Terry Madonna looks at a possible third party presidential candidate. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-9: Halvorson To Be Democratic Nominee?: Could Halvorson vs. Shuster III be coming this November?

FiveThirtyEight Grades Pennsylvania’s Pollsters: We take a look at how PA-based polling firms performed in the website’s rankings.

Politically Uncorrected: A Third Party – Will It Matter?: Everyone it seems wants to see a third party candidacy emerge in the 2016 presidential race.

PA Looking to Lead Transportation Revolution: The Keystone State wants to be a major player in automated vehicle technology.

PA-8: Santarsiero Renews Debate Demand: State Rep. Santarsiero calls on his GOP opponent to make due on his promise to debate.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Proposes Six Debates: The GOP nominee responds to his opponent with his own debate schedule.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Quinnipiac Poll shows voters don’t expect presidential candidates to make good on campaign promises
Capitolwire: DOH announces schedule for temporary medical marijuana regulation
PA Watchdog: Pension agency: Ghost teachers ‘must be removed’
WITF: Caseworkers in Dauphin County will get drug users help
WITF: Work on long-awaited highway extension starts

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis, named recipient of 2016 Liberty Medal
Inquirer: Philly Clout: The D.A. likes a party, even if you’ve been indicted
Inquirer: Fattah’s finances under microscope as prosecutors’ case nears end
Inquirer: Why the Katie McGinty college flap should worry Dems
Inquirer: AFL-CIO takes on Trump in Pa, other swing states
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf wants $34 million for substance abuse-treatment centers
KYW: Senator Casey Supports ‘Sweeping’ LGBT Protections
KYW: Controversial Debate Prompts Area High School To Drop Prayer From Graduation

SEPA
Delco Times: Tom Wolf Calls $34 Mill Request for Heroin Treatment “A Start”
Delco Times: McGinty backpedals on claim of being 1st in family to go to college
Delco Times: Darby feels burned by fire aid agreement with Colwyn
Bucks Local News: Lower Makefield supervisors consider issuing $15M in bonds for capital improvements; would cost average property owner an extra $42 a year in taxes

Pittsburgh
WTAE: Leechburg Area schools staff allegedly didn’t report child abuse, placed on leave
City Paper: Pennsylvania advocates and health officials push for mandatory lead-level tests in children
WESA: Pittsburgh’s First Cat Cafe Meets $20K Kickstarter Goal
Business Journal: N.C. ‘Blue’ sues federal government, follows similar Highmark Suit
Post-Gazette: Report recommends restoration of riverbank near Carnegie Science Center
Post-Gazette: Lawrenceville seeks affordable housing amid building boom
Post-Gazette: Local nonprofits say they will lose out with changes in HUD funding
Tribune Review: North Hills board OKs budget raising taxes for 2nd straight year

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Highlighting new work, area defense companies hope for strong defense sector future
Tribune-Democrat: Goodwill being forced to phase out program for disabled workers
Altoona Mirror: VA officials listen to concerns
Observer Reporter: Greene County jail warden announces retirement
Beaver County Times: Some Beaver County employees set to strike Tuesday, union steward says

NEPA
Pocono Record: Monroe commissioners approve countywide tax reassessment
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg teacher contract negotiations at an impasse
Standard Speaker: Hazleton begins clean-up initiative
News Item: Atlantic Sunrise gets ‘draft’ OK; public meeting June 15
News Item: Pipeline would pass near mine fire
Times Leader: $6.5 million in Luzerne County capital projects pitched

South Central
Patriot-News: Is Pennsylvania ready for self-driving cars?
Patriot-News: Katie McGinty ‘falsely claimed to be first member of her family to go to college,’ report
Patriot-News: Casey pledges support for gay and transgender rights bill; Toomey to review bill
York Daily Record: Northeastern board reluctantly suspends superintendent    
York Dispatch: York County also deals with child abuse laws
York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf signs fair funding formula
Lancaster Intelligencer/Era: Gov. Wolf calls $34M request for heroin treatment ‘a start’

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown’s Tower 6 office complex gets ANIZDA committee approval
Morning Call: Ad Watch: Pat Toomey raises ethical charges, cites Ed Rendell praising him
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley tops in job growth in PA since recession, report says
Reading Eagle: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. supports bill to protect rights of LGBT community
Reading Eagle: Berks-area delegates chosen for National Democratic Convention
Reading Eagle:  3 Republicans defy GOP on anti-discrimination measures

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Parks Miller files amended complaint against county, officials
Centre Daily Times: Sen. Jake Corman looks ahead in wake of budget crisis
Williamsport Sun Gazette: CHESAPEAKE BAY: More rules on the way
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules    

Opinion
Inquirer: Soda-tax vote shouldn’t be about politics
Daily News: Byko: Why do politicians lie?
Philadelphia Business Journal: Opinion: Why proposed soda tax ‘doesn’t fit the bill’
York Dispatch: Finally, a winning formula for our schools
Pocono Record: Sports meccas model recycling
Citizens Voice: Make retirement question straightforward on ballot
Altoona Mirror: Dialogue in Patton important
Tribune Review: ‘Intentionally deceptive’: More amnesty outrage
Post-Gazette: Start our engines: More capital must flow to local startups
Patriot-News: PennDOT needs to show more creativity on road projects

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: As another Pa. budget deadline looms, nonprofits hope it won’t be deja vu
2 Political Junkies: GOP: Still Party Of Stupid
2 Political Junkies: Something More For Senator toomey To Worry About
Commonwealth Foundation: Wolf Admin. Thanks Excellent Teachers, But Won’t Protect Them
Citified: Council Privately Discusses Taxing Diet Soda, Too
Citified: Council’s Resident Realtor Just Voted Against a Tax Hike on Real Estate Sales
Citified: Why Pa.’s New School Funding Formula Is Still Unfair and Unconstitutional

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