6/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14DNC Vice Chair to speak at Pa. Dems summer dinner, Peduto and Wagner get featured on Last Week Tonight, and reader poll results are in.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

DNC Vice Chair to Keynote at Democratic Summer Meeting Dinner: The Pa. Dems announced that DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake will be the keynote speaker at their Keystone Dinner this weekend.

Peduto, Wagner Featured On Last Week Tonight: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and state Senator Scott Wagner were featured in Last Week Tonight’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. Host John Oliver commended Peduto for his response to the decision, and mocked Wagner for comments he made earlier this year about climate change.

Reader Poll: Leach Should Not Run For Congress: A majority of our readers think state Senator Daylin Leach should not run for Congress next year.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Abortion rights opponents push for action on two bills
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers, state officials clash over regulatory oversight
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Senate Bill 1 – this is really the best we can do?  (6/7/2017)

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine: Poll: N.J. Voters Don’t Think Cory Booker Should Run for President
Inquirer: Philadelphia: Meet your new first lady
Inquirer: Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general
Inquirer: Flynn turns over documents to panel probing Russia, Trump
Inquirer: A top Philly schools official is departing
Inquirer: What the $50 million for police headquarters bought
Philly Voice: Study: Registration delay kept up to 17,000 Philly residents from voting in 2016 presidential election
Philly Voice: Phil Murphy, Kim Guadango win gubernatorial primaries in New Jersey
Philly Voice: Homeland chief suggests Jared Kushner part of Russia probe
KYW News: Report Suggests Russia Hackers Breached Voting Software Firm

SEPA
The Mercury News: Chester County commissioners object to state budget bill
Montgomery News: Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts — and brace
Bucks Local News: Sources: Comey expected to refute Trump
Bucks Local News: Obama addresses US political climate
Daily Local News: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania: Parents promote benefits of medical cannabis at Pittsburgh conference

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh’s Uber effect: Could the city’s demands of Uber scare off other tech firms?
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh considers bigger incentives for building cut-rate housing
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania gets extension for federal REAL ID program
Tribune Review: House bill designed to further restrict opioid access
Post-Gazette: John Oliver ribs Pittsburgh mayor, Peduto gets in on joke
Post-Gazette: Analysis: Pittsburgh, Paris and the Washington turn-around
KDKA: Democrats Try To Slow Fast-Tracked Pension Reform Bill

Southwest
Beaver County Times: How Pennsylvania school districts are trying to balance the books for next year: By slashing staff, hiking taxes
Beaver County Times: Bartolotta’s bill targeting drug dealers passes state Senate committee
Beaver County Times: House OKs bill to implement performance-based budgeting in state government
Altoona Mirror: Trump’s plan backs Shuster’s policy goal
Altoona Mirror: City Council members field code complaints
Altoona Mirror: Bill would rein in pension benefits

NEPA
The Times Leader: Pa. Senate approves lead-exposure task force
The Times Leader: Luzerne County manager approves payroll software contract
The Times Leader: Busy year for Luzerne County government union contract negotiations
The Times Leader: Governor releases $412,500 for airport’s TSA relocation
Times-Tribune: PFA against state Rep. Kevin Haggerty withdrawn
Pocono Record: Blighted properties committee taking multi-pronged approach

South Central
Carlisle Sentinel: US grants Pa. a month extension under Real ID law
York Daily Record: Democratic Party reiterates that Mayor Bracey is “OUR nominee”
York Daily Record: Watch York mayor candidates Bracey, Helfrich debate
York Daily Record: West York says ‘no’ to reducing pot penalties
Patriot News: First test for new indoor smoking ban is delayed in Pa. House
Patriot News: Senators want to know why Harrisburg abortion clinic is still operating
Patriot News: ‘Thank you’ for free publicity, governor candidate Wagner says to HBO’s John Oliver
Patriot News: Gov. Tom Wolf explains what he likes about this pension plan
Patriot News: Senators, experts gather for “overview hearing” on election reform
Patriot News: GOP Senate candidate Bartos to Casey: Renounce Soros-backed Philly DA hopeful
Lancaster Online: 4 things you need to know about the new state pension reform plan
York Dispatch: John Oliver pokes fun at Wagner on ‘Last Week Tonight’
York Dispatch: Wagner picks up local endorsement for governor

Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley Live: Lehigh County district judge’s death ruled a suicide
Lehigh Valley Live: Warren County freeholder vying for 6th term wins GOP primary
Lehigh Valley Live: Tie broken: Freemansburg mayoral race is set
Reading Eagle: Pa. gets extension on Real ID
Reading Eagle: Former Gov. Ed Rendell comes to Reading
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania lawmakers to hold hearing on access to private cemeteries
Reading Eagle: US grants Pennsylvania a month extension under Real ID law
Reading Eagle: Ex-Pennsylvania township manager avoids jail in $150K theft
Reading Eagle: District judge found dead in his eastern Pennsylvania home
WFMZ: District judge’s death ruled suicide
Morning Call: Shake of the traffic cone breaks tie in Freemansburg primary mayoral race
Morning Call: Gov. Tom Wolf ‘s speech foreshadows potential second-term goals
Morning Call: Feds lift Pennsylvania Real ID travel deadline warning
Morning Call: Budget-crunch carnival sounds fill Pennsylvania Capitol rotunda

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Bill to rein in Pa. pension benefits on the fast track
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Erie City Council to take first vote on new urban farming rules

Opinion
Patriot News: The Pa. Senate’s pension bill is a start, but could have gone further: Editorial
Patriot News: Pa.’s pension crisis is really an education crisis – here’s why: Jonathan Cetel
Patriot News: GOP Senate candidate Bartos to Casey: Renounce Soros-backed Philly DA hopeful
York Daily Record: Democratic Party endorses Bracey for re-election (column)
Lehigh Valley Live: Local, state officials must oppose Trump on climate | Letter
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Local lawmaker’s gas tax reversal may have impact
The Mercury News: Joe Biden still scratching that presidential itch
Bucks County Courier Times: Silence from lawmakers
Beaver County Times: Trump needs to go before it’s too late
Inquirer: Trump energy policy will drive job growth and protect the environment
Inquirer: Philly can’t afford to waste $50 million on a white elephant
Tribune Review: Penn State trio’s sentences: Justice required jail time
Post-Gazette: Tools for the job: In the face of the opioid crisis, new efforts are needed
Post-Gazette: Puzzle pieces: An NSA leak appears to show Russian measures

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