7/1 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Trump creates Pennsylvania staff, the State Senate passes a budget bill while Clinton and Biden plan to campaign together in Scranton next week. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Trump Assembles PA Team: The GOP presidential nominee brings on a pair of operatives to lead his effort in the Keystone State.

PA-BGT: Senate Passes $31.6 Billion Deal: The Senate’s budget is almost $100 million more than the House version.

Report: Clinton Considering Outdoors Stadium for Acceptance Speech: The DNCC, however, is denying that the Democratic nominee may cap off the event at Citizens Bank Park or Lincoln Financial Field.

PA-Sen: Toomey’s Sanctuary City Bill To Get a Vote: The bill would bar funding for cities refusing to cooperate with the Federal government on deportations.

Clinton and Biden to Campaign Together in Scranton: The Democratic nominee and Vice President will be visiting Scranton on July 8th.

GQR Poll: Clinton, Toomey Lead: A Democratic polling survey found Clinton ahead in the presidential race, yet Toomey still had the advantage in the Senate contest.

PA-Sen: AFL-CIO Launches Anti-Toomey Online Ad Campaign: The labor organization is jumping into Pennsylvania’s Senate contest.

Statewide
Capitolwire: $31.63B 2016-17 spending plan goes to Wolf without money to fully pay for it
Capitolwire: DNC liquor permit bill tweaked again, appears ready for House vote
Capitolwire: 2016-17 Human Services Code on its way to the governor
Capitolwire: Senate sends child sex abuse bill with new language to the House
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Lawmakers seem to have problems being straight with Pennsylvanians about taxes and spending
PLS Reporter: FY 2016-2017 spending plan heads to governor, supporting revenue still under discussion
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh City Council committee votes to provide funding for new city police training program
PLS Reporter: Legislation to be filed to combat 2011 state abortion law
PLS Reporter: PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency announces statewide training programming for counties to fight opioid epidemic
StateImpactPA: Progressive super-PAC funded by billionaire climate activist comes to PA
StateImpactPA: Trade union says more natural gas use would help state meet CPP goals
State House Sound Bites: Proposed PA Budget Finds Opponent in Police Union
State House Sound Bites: Senate Reports Budget Progress, But Little Word on Funding

Philadelphia
Philly Business Journal: Pa. Senate ups state budget to $31.6B, sends plan back to House
KYW: Wolf Withholds Signature On Budget Pending Revenue Package
Newsworks: McGinty bucks Obama and campaign chairman on trade deal, challenges Toomey
Newsworks: NRA, progressive super PAC come to Pa.
Big Tent: Sources: Trump picks Pa. team
Heard In the Hall: City to spend $659K on DNC
Inquirer: Trump naming seasoned GOP hands to Pa. field effort
Inquirer: Pa. Senate approves controversial change in sex-abuse law
Inquirer: Pa. lawmakers OK spending plan, but not how to pay for it

SEPA
Montgomery Media: Horsham council OKs short-term plan to clean up water wells
Delco Times: Child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits bill passes Pennsylvania Senate
Delco Times: Pa. Senate OKs child-sex abuse bill, nixes retroactive clause
Bucks County Courier-Times: Planned Parenthood seeks repeal of abortion laws in 8 states
Pottstown Mercury: More Pennsylvania spending votes loom, amid tax debate

Pittsburgh
WTAE: The furries are back in Pittsburgh
Business Times: Electric supplier to pay $6.75M in refunds in ‘Polar Vortex’ case
Business Times: Scaling Everest to fund wind, solar
Business Times: New shine for a second century at the Union Trust Building
Post-Gazette: Janine Orie loses federal appeal
Post-Gazette: Controller: Pittsburgh sees increase in tax revenue through May
Post-Gazette: County controller to audit Community College of Allegheny County
Tribune Review: Allegheny General Hospital expands testing for Legionella
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh on course for $15 million budget surplus in 2016, controller says

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Clinic reflects trend toward outpatient services
Altoona Mirror: AASD set to name superintendent
Altoona Mirror: B-A board, union negotiating
Observer Reporter: Central Greene school board offers teacher retirement incentive
Beaver County Times: Study: Potential hydroelectric plant on Ohio River passes hurdle

NEPA
Pocono Record: Rite-Aid bids $25,000 for borough-owned slice of land
Standard Speaker: Debate continues over Hazleton airport appointment
Standard Speaker: HASD budget unbalanced despite tax hike vote
News Item: Renovations begin on converting fire hall to Kulpmont borough hall
Times Leader: Crestwood approves budget for 2016-17

South Central
Patriot-News: House sends Gov. Tom Wolf a $31.5 billion spending plan while still figuring out how to pay for it
Patriot-News: Former Pa. Turnpike Commission employee wins whistleblower lawsuit; damages are pending
Patriot-News: What’s eating up a growing share of transportation funds? It’s not road and bridge work
York Daily Record: York-area delegate to pack heat at Republican convention
York Daily Record: Pa. House rejects plan to commercialize state parks
York Dispatch: More votes loom on Pa. spending, amid differences over funding
York Dispatch: Court dismisses suit over Pa. budget-fight holdup of school aid      

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Legislature sends $31.6 billion budget to Gov. Tom Wolf for his approval
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania House passes amended Senate budget
Reading Eagle: State Senate advances child sex abuse bill without provision that would have revived now-expired lawsuits
Reading Eagle: Congressman meets with leaders at Caron Treatment Centers in South Heidelberg Township
WFMZ: Trump PAC targeting Amish, Mennonite voters

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Judge grants access for experts to assist in Freeh report review
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Legislators call for special session on opioid crisis
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Senate advances House bill   

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Weapons of distraction: Toomey’s wrong call to militarize police arms
Post-Gazette: Time in a bottle: Celebrate Pittsburgh 200, even without mementos
Post-Gazette: Party of three: The U.S.-Canada-Mexico meet-up is all smiles
Tribune Review: Keep those eyes on bellwethers Ohio & Pennsylvania
Altoona Mirror: Past time to take back our gov’t
Daily News: The ‘other’ Buddy Ball
Inquirer: Boris Johnson a cautionary tale for U.S.

Blogs
Citified: State House and Senate Send Spending Bill to Wolf
Citified: Teamsters to Pro-Soda Tax Lawmakers: No More Campaign Money For You
Commonwealth Foundation: Union Demands vs. Fiscal Realities
Commonwealth Foundation: Will the Education Code Protect School Choice?

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