6/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6FiveThirtyEight handicaps McGinty’s chances, Seth Williams is under fire and the PA GOP presents their full list of RNC delegates. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: McGinty Has 18% or 46% Chance of Victory: FiveThirtyEight handicaps the Pennsylvania Senate contest between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty.

Philly DA Under Fire for Real Estate Arrangement: Seth Williams asked a major contributor to secure a good deal for his ex-wife.

PA GOP Elects Convention Committee Representatives: The Pennsylvania Republicans decide which delegates will get the prime committee positions heading into the convention in Cleveland.

PA-Sen: New Outside Conservative Group to Target PA Contest: A 501(c)(4) connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is getting involved in the PA Senate race.

PA-8: The Passive-Aggressive Contest: Arguments over debates and positivity dominate Pennsylvania’s most competitive Congressional race.

Democratic National Convention Committee Signs Labor Agreement: The DNCC signs a Project Labor Agreement, hopeful the convention will run smoothly.

Capitolwire: School districts prepare for another tough year, report concludes
Capitolwire: Wolf signs school funding formula bill, but new education battles likely on the horizon
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: If pension reform is again part of budget talks, lawmakers need an attitude adjustment
StateImpactPA: Don’t frack the rich? Comment puts focus on environmental justice
StateImpactPA: Fellow Democrat blasts Wolf on environmental issues
StateImpactPA: PennFuture urges township to scrap gas-drilling ordinance    

Inquirer: Did Farnese’s legal woes grow from Singer’s downfall?
Inquirer: New year, same budget problems
WHYY Newsworks: Lawmakers from Delaware County blasts Wolf as weak on environment
WHYY Newsworks: ‘Nuisance’ business regulation moves through Philly Council committee
WHYY Newsworks: In final weeks, fight over Philly sugary drinks tax moves from air to ground
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf mum on whether Pa. will meet budget deadline
WHYY Newsworks: Plan for taxing rate change not sitting well with Philly Council president

Pottstown Mercury: Philadelphia looks to avoid mass arrests of DNC protesters
Bucks County Courier Times: Montgomery DA: Kane’s claim of ‘selective and vindictive’ prosecution does not merit hearing
Bucks County Courier Times: AG office seeking contempt of court, bailing revocation for Claire Risoldi
Bucks County Courier Times: Boyle calls for congressional hearings on water contamination

Tribune-Review: DUI law expected to increase use of ignition interlock devices
Post-Gazette: As state tackles opioid crisis, Wolf goes slow on checks for patients’ drug use
Post-Gazette: To understand Pa. battle over law for clergy sex-abuse victims, look to Delaware
Pittsburgh Business Times: Biden, McCain awarded Allegheny College’s civility prize
Pittsburgh Business Times: From 100 hours to 45 minutes: How new FDA rules could help Pittsburgh’s biotech industry
Pittsburgh Business Times: FDA grants commercial clearance to Cereve sleep device
WTAE: Wolf declines to say whether state will meet budget deadline
WTAE: Pennsylvania man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate

Tribune-Democrat: Gleason Names Pa. Delegation Chairman for RNC
Tribune-Democrat: Theft-related Charges Filed Against Former Johnstown City manager Gunby
Beaver County Times: State legislative appropriations members don’t expect a budget impasse sequel
Beaver County Times: Casey throws support behind Montgomery Locks and Dam funding effort
Observer Reporter: Pennsylvania man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate
Observer Reporter: Wolf declines to say whether state will meet budget deadline
Observer Reporter: Halvorson’s write-in campaign would make for a strange rematch against Shuster

Times Leader: Rep. Lou Barletta considered one of Donald Trump’s ‘most trusted’ members of Congress
Citizens’ Voice: Wolf-appointed panel nearly finished screening for judge vacancies
Pocono Record: Stroudsburg debates cutting programs to balance budget
Pocono Record: Monroe County DA’s Office employee charged with harboring fugitive son

South Central
Patriot-News: Catholic parishioners urged to help defeat SOL reform; one parishioner walks out of Mass
Patriot-News: Wall collapse presents ‘potentially dangerous condition’: PennDOT contractor to Harrisburg
Patriot-News: Boil water advisory issued for some Steelton residents
York Daily Record: York Hospital earns heart care accreditation
York Daily Record: There’s a new cheaper way to get medical care in York County
York Daily Dispatch: Entrepreneurship suffering in post-recession economy
York Daily Dispatch: York’s Historical Trust to unveil new brand
Lancaster Intelligence: State environmental approval of Perdue soybean plant challenged
Lebanon Daily News: Gap to close roads for installation of gates

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Talen takeover could be big payday for CEO
Morning Call: Easton to hold final meetings on city’s development plan
Express Times: Allentown diocese ordains 2 priests, reassigns 26 others
Reading Eagle: Daniel Boone School Board discusses tax increase at budget workshop

North by Northwest
Erie Times: Erie County program to target overdose survivors
Centre Daily Times: Judge rules to postpone application of biosolids on Spicer Farms
Sun Gazette: Water, sewer board OKs tank design amendment  

Morning Call: Christopher Kocher: Lehigh River region’s lifeblood and precious natural resource
Reading Eagle: Berks’ Best celebrates achievements of the mind, spirit and heart
Sun Gazette: The double standard on President Obama’s amnesty policies
Carlisle Sentinel: The tax downside of state land acquisition
Inquirer: Philly’s fine for DNC protesters
Daily News: Who killed state’s largest pollution fine?
Patriot-News: Superbug threat requires urgent response

Keystone State Education Coalition:PA Has a Fair Funding Formula: Sorry, Delaware and North Carolina
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Gingrich off short list
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Hillary has it
2 Political Junkies: Jack Kelly “Sunday”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Luis Campos Out at NorCo?
Keystone Crossroads: Survey of Pa. school officials predicts widespread staff cuts and property tax hikes    

One Response

  1. So who recinded the fine for Range Resources? We know it wasn’t Quigley??!!

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