7/11 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6An extensive look at the voting demographics of Bucks County, where GOP Congressman stand on Trump and the reactions of statewide officials to the shooting in Dallas. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

7/8 Ups & Downs: A libertarian, an inspector general and a quite unusual meeting. See who made this week’s list!

A Look at Bucks: PA’s Most Critical Swing County (Maps): The SEPA county that may decide Pennsylvania’s fate in November.

Cook Charts PA Congressmen’s Support of Trump: Where do Pennsylvania’s GOP Representatives stand on their Presidential nominee?

Clinton-Biden Event in Scranton Postponed: The Democratic nominee is still planning on speaking in Philadelphia tonight.

Statewide Reactions to Shooting in Dallas (VIDEO): A wide range of Pennsylvania’s elected officials and candidates respond to the killing of five police officers.

Sunday Show Preview: July 10, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
Capitolwire: With or without the money to pay for it, Wolf says the $31.63B 2016-17 state budget will become law
Capitolwire: American Cancer Society calls tax increase on tobacco the ‘politically popular option’ for revenue
Capitolwire: Money for Zika virus control included in state budget proposal
StateImpactPA: DEP plans public meetings for Sunoco’s Mariner 2 pipeline
PA Watchdog: Watchdog Podcast: Accountability, deception and Hillary Clinton
PLSReporter: Reed: “We still have some differences”
PLSReporter: $31.6 billion budget to become law regardless of revenue deal

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Business Journal: New SEPTA contracts add 1,700 rail seats, damaged cars may never return
KYW: Wolf To Allow PA Budget Bill To Become Law
KYW: Wharton Students To Trump: ‘You Do Not Represent Us’
WHYY Newsworks: Legislators debate reverberations for Pa. after Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion law
Inquirer: Black Lives Matter marchers: ‘No more protests, just revolution’
Inquirer: No money plan? No worry. Wolf to let $31.5B spending plan become law      

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Big budget decisions on tap as Pennsylvania lawmakers return to Capitol
Pottstown Mercury: Black Lives Matter protesters rally over black man’s death
Delco Daily Times:SEPTA delays expected to continue through summer
Bucks Local News: State Rep. Steve Santarsiero urges action against Gov. Christie’s plan to end Pennsylvania-New Jersey tax accord
Bucks County Courier Times: Municipalities trying to keep public informed on PFCs   

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Wolf to let budget bill become law
Post-Gazette: How much time is enough time to decide? Many seek update of state adoption laws
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania legislators to return Sunday to try to fund budget
WESA: Audit of PA Vets’ Homes Find Long Waiting Lists, Admission Discrepancies
WTAE: Hundreds Attend ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest Downtown
WTAE: Pittsburgh Mayor, Police Chief Meet With Ministers In Aftermath Of Dallas Shootings

Southwest
Beaver County Times: After six months in office, budget struggles loom large for Sheriff Tony Guy
Beaver County Times: State’s politicians share in nation’s grief over killing of officers in Dallas
Observer-Reporter: Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questions
Observer-Reporter: State education budget, rising school costs put squeeze on local taxpayers

NEPA
Times Leader: Big budget decisions on tap as lawmakers return to Capitol for Sunday night session
Times Leader: Capitol roundup: Rep. Barletta scrutinizes leasing of federal office space
Times Leader: Pedri nominates three new Luzerne County division heads
Times Leader: Killing of police officers in Dallas, Texas forces postponement of Clinton/Biden event in Scranton

South Central
Roxbury News: Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Bruce Beemer as Pennsylvania’s Inspector General
Lancaster Online: 19-year-old Sanders supporter from Elizabethtown may be state’s youngest delegate
York Daily Record: Pennsylvania will have a budget by Tuesday
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf budget decision looms amid stalemate over taxes
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf to let $31B budget bill become law
Patriot-News: When it comes to Pa., entropy is Hillary Clinton’s worst enemy:
Patriot-News: Hoping to tease progress on tax package, Gov. Wolf will let $31.5B spending plan become law
Patriot-News: After week of mass arrests and mass murder, Black Lives Matter supporters gather at Pa. Capitol to reclaim message

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Big budget decisions on tap as Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol
Reading Eagle: After a year, federal probes in Reading and Allentown have slowed; main targets still untouched
Reading Eagle: Wolf says he’ll let budget become law without his signature
Morning Call: Wolf to allow budget to become law without signature
Morning Call: Pat Toomey raised $3.1 million last quarter
Morning Call: Pa. politicians respond to Dallas shootings

North by Northwest
Go Erie: Kathy Dahlkemper explains EMTA veto rationale
Go Erie: Passive leadership undermining Erie’s future: Jay Breneman
Go Erie: Congressman Kelly says Trump reflects the voters
Sun Gazette: Budget decision looms amid tax stalemate

Opinion
Lehigh Valley Live: If N.J. starts a tax war, Pa. will fire back
Times Leader: Put a stop to revolving door at Luzerne County’s human resources office
Post-Gazette: A healing step: Murphy’s mental-health bill deserves support
Observer-Reporter: Right-to-know became law 50 years ago
Inquirer: Dallas a reminder of hard lessons of racial violence
Patriot-News: These are all the people killed by police in 2016

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: At AME convention in Philly, Clinton calls for calm and compassion in wake of violent deaths
Commonwealth Foundation: Philadelphia’s Cigarette Tax Falls Short
Commonwealth Foundation: One of these things is not like the others . . .
Lu-Lac Political Letter: COAL MINE IN THE CANARY AT PITTSTON
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: A Violent and Angry America

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