6/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Clinton and Trump are tied, Wolf signs liquor reform and Toomey leads McGinty. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PPP Poll: Clinton 44% Trump 44%: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds the presidential nominees tied in the Keystone State.

PA-Gov: Wolf to Sign Liquor Reform Bill: The Governor will sign the legislation into law later today.

Trump to Visit Pittsburgh: The GOP Presidential nominee is coming to the Steel City.

PA-Gov: Wolf Weighs Whether to Sign Liquor Reform Bill: The Governor did not criticize the legalization, but didn’t indicate what he would do either.

PA-Sen: Toomey Still Stuck Talking About Trump: Toomey cannot escape the presumptive GOP nominee’s comments.

PPP Poll: Phillie Phanatic More Qualified to Be President Than Trump: A plurality believe the Phillies mascot is more equipped for the White House than the Republican nominee.

PA-Sen: PPP Poll: Toomey 41% McGinty 38%: The race is close and voters aren’t happy with their choices.

ABC News Categorizes PA as “Lean Democratic”: The new organization believes the Keystone State is leaning Hillary Clinton’s way.

Statewide
StateImpactPA:  House panel approves measure to exempt conventional drillers from new regs
PLSReporter: Gov. Wolf signs House Bill 1690 for liquor modernization
PLSReporter: Gov Wolf states Pennsylvania to take a stance against sexual assault
PLSReporter:  Ignition Interlock Law affects the entire state
PLSReporter: Families hope for Preschool Early Education Intervention funding
Capitolwire: Wolf signs ‘historic’ wine sales legislation
Capitolwire: House Education Committee advances ‘ghostbusting’ bill      

Philadelphia
Daily News: What Pa. doesn’t get about taxes
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores
WHYY Newsworks: Wheeling and dealing for extra height along the Delaware River waterfront
WHYY Newsworks: Poll shows Clinton close, but Sanders ahead of Trump in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: At Fattah trial, Rendell defends co-defendant Vederman
WHYY Newsworks: Riot ready? Philly in talks for protest insurance ahead of DNC
KYW Newsradio: Tourism Officials In Montgomery County Hoping To Cash In On DNC
Inquirer: Priests, parishes target Pa. legislators who backed sex-abuse bill

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Lawmakers turn up heat on military over water contamination
Bucks County Courier Times: Ex-governor: US Rep. Fattah should be jailed if charges true
Bucks County Courier Times: House votes to revive bill to alter public sector pensions
Delco Daily Times: Philadelphia could become 1st major US city with soda tax
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove to allow ‘neutral’ student speech amid call for Rabinowitz resignation

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Ex-Mayor Ravenstahl testifies that he OK’d suspension of police officer due to Harper ties
WESA: Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Wine To Be Sold In Grocery Stores, Internet
KDKA: Trump & Clinton On Their Way To The ‘Must Win’ State Of Pennsylvania
KDKA: Gov. Wolf Signs Liquor Modernization Bill
Pittsburgh City Paper: Ball on the Bridge highlights ball culture and the need for improved health-care services for Pittsburgh’s LGBT community
WTAE: House votes to revive bill to alter public sector pensions
WTAE: Grocery stores can sell wine under new Pa. law

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Greater Johnstown approves proposed budget, final vote set for July
Altoona Mirror: AHA eases one-strike policy
Observer-Reporter: Philadelphia could become 1st major city with soda tax
Beaver County Times: Gibbons’ bill to toughen penalties for texting while driving moving ahead
Beaver County Times: Measure to deny state benefits to illegal immigrants goes to House floor
Beaver County Times: Beaver County officials working to ensure 600 Shell jobs go to local residents

NEPA
Citizens’ Voice: Ex-governor: US Rep. Fattah should be jailed if charges true
Newsitem: Commissioners hear report on CDBG funding
Standard Speaker: Six area Democrats earn delegate spots
Standard Speaker: Panelists vetting judge candidates
Pocono Record: It’s official: Milk, bread and wine in one place
Pocono Record: House votes to revive bill to alter public sector pensions

South Central
Patriot-News: Bell Tavern agreement approved by Silver Spring Twp. Supervisors
Patriot-News: Harrisburg must charge admission for city pools or ‘we’re going to lose control’: parks director
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County commissioners hear options for phone system upgrade
Carlisle Sentinel: Myers officially named Mechanicsburg police chief
York Daily Record: Chief Mark Bentzel addresses Media after Jackson Twp. Incident
York Daily Record: York, Adams start Drug Overdose Programs
York Dispatch: Shakeup at West York Borough Council
York Dispatch: Council votes down funds for York City Treasurer
Lancaster Intelligence: Lancaster County Commissioner Stuckey endorses Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Commonwealth Court asks: Did Emmaus go too far in paying volunteer firefighters?
Morning Call: Bethlehem planners to review Wal-Mart project Thursday
Morning Call: Luis Campos latest Northampton County official to resign
Reading Eagle: Weis to sell beer in Maxatawny Township

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: County eyes golf course
Erie Times: Erie students, teachers rally for funding
Erie Times: Erie City Council to take pivotal vote on block grants

Opinion
Patriot-News: When cash gets tight – don’t erase the arts from our schools
Centre Daily Times: Removing creativity from curriculum harms development of creative thinking
Sun Gazette: Grove Street Commons answers a growing seniors housing need
Reading Eagle: Survey an alarming look at Americans’ financial health
Bucks County Courier Times: Taxes headed up
Inquirer: Failure to adequately fund pre-k hurts Pa. children
Inquirer: What happened to Philly’s reformer D.A.?
Daily News: Waterfront developer broke promise to city
Post-Gazette: Let’s get cracking: The new Shell complex in Beaver is a great boon
Post-Gazette: Binge on books: Join Carnegie Library’s Reading Extravaganza

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Allentown Pastor Blasts “Educational Apartheid”
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Is Anyone Steering the USS Northampton County?
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Primaries: End stage
Commonwealth Foundation: Shell Cracker Plant Proves Taxes Matter to Job Creators
Commonwealth Foundation: Is $27 Billion Enough?
Keystone State Education Foundation: PA Ed Policy Roundup June 8: PA Charter Law: Lots of complaints, but few solutions
Keystone Crossroads: Ideas Worth Stealing: Vermont town meetings

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