7/12 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Clinton’s PA team unveiled, the GOP ground game is lacking and Wolf prepares to let the budget become law. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

EXCLUSIVE: Clinton’s Pennsylvania Team: The Hillary Clinton campaign reveals their PA staff.

Report: GOP Efforts in PA Lagging: The Associated Press finds that Republicans nationwide are having trouble building a sufficient ground game.

Clinton Speaks at AME Church in Philly: The Democratic Presidential nominee spoke at the AME General Conference being held in Philadelphia and addressed Alton Sterling as well as the Dallas police ambush.

PA-BGT: Wolf Waiting for Revenue Bill, Won’t Veto $31.6 Billion Plan: The budget will go into effect at midnight, with or without Wolf’s approval.

PA-6: Candidates Fight Over Financial Disclosure Issue: Democratic nominee Mike Parrish has yet to file his requisite paperwork.

PA-Sen: Toomey Focuses on Sanctuary Cities in Weekly GOP Address (VIDEO): In the weekly Republican address, Toomey centered on a familiar topic.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Senate Judiciary Committee advances abortion bill
Capitolwire: ‘The next 24 hours will tell the tale’ of the 2016-17 state budget
PLSReporter: Revenue discussions enter “make-or-break” period after five party meeting
PLSReporter: Proposed Pittsburgh ordinance would make performers pay fair share for taxpayer facilities
PLSReporter: A brief background on Pennsylvania’s balanced budget requirement
PLSReporter: Reed: “Right now we are in a bit of a holding pattern to see which route folks want to go”
StateImpactPA: Senate approves bill weakening drilling regulations
StateImpactPA: Environmentalists challenge grid operator’s new ‘reliability’ regulation

Philadelphia
WHYY Newsworks: Philly expecting the best, but investing in $5 million insurance policy for DNC protests
WHYY Newsworks: Philly-area moms can expect to pay more than most for maternity care
WHYY Newsworks: Wolf’s Pa. budget plan is legal, but critics call it bad policy
WHYY Newsworks: SEPTA adds more cars to ease regional rail congestion
WHYY Newsworks: 20-week abortion ban near last Pennsylvania Legislature vote
KYW: DNC Booze Exemption Bill Still In Limbo
KYW: Philly Non-Profit To Set An Educational World Record
KYW: Wolf Expected To Approve 10-Year Red Light Camera Extension
Philadelphia Business Times: Curalate partners with 2016 Democratic Convention Committee         
Inquirer: Will Milton Street be GOP candidate for Fattah’s former seat?
Inquirer: A.G. Office: Philly lobbyist misused welfare grants to pay for line dancing lessons, other expenses
Inquirer: Coalition leads the city’s most controversial protests, and there’s more to come

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville Borough to swear in 30th officer
Pottstown Mercury: Trump focuses on changes in programs for military veterans
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsbury School District responds to service dog discrimination claims
Delco Daily Times: Sen. Leach paves way for medical marijuana in Pa.    

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Federal program offers college education to inmates in Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette: Don’t look for wine in Pennsylvania supermarket anytime soon
Post-Gazette: Wolf won’t veto state budget
WESA: Tobacco Opponents Tout Cigarette Tax Benefits
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania’s $31.5B budget forging ahead without governor’s signature

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Wolf OKs access road at SCI-Cresson site
Altoona Mirror: Pennsylvania lawmakers lack answers, money for spending bill
Altoona Mirror: Pennsylvania Senate nears vote on new abortion restrictions
Beaver County Times: GOP legislators frustrated as revenue bill keeps Pennsylvania budget in limbo

NEPA
Times Leader: Hillary for Pennsylvania announces Democratic Party office opening in York
Standard Speaker: Wolf to let $31B budget become law without signature
Standard Speaker: Hazleton’s problems with crime, poverty linked

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Cornwall can’t remove felony-charged councilman
York Daily Record: Pennsylvania will have a budget by Tuesday
Sentinel: Friend or foe? Open-carry law poses challenge to police
Sentinel: Bloom: Fiscal crisis looms with state budget
Patriot-News: Wall Street issues warning over Pa.’s state budget dilemma
Patriot-News: Abortion restrictions pass Pa. Senate Judiciary Committee on party line vote
Patriot-News: Budget talks ‘moving closer to the finish line’ but still more work to do

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania lawmakers lack answers, money for spending bill
Morning Call: Western Lehigh ratepayers expected to shoulder first phase of sewer improvements
Morning Call: Palmer’s new online map shows Census, zoning and other data in one spot
Morning Call: Katie McGinty raised $2.9 million last quarter

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: City council votes for ‘river town’
Sun Gazette: Wolf to let budget bill become law despite questions on how to fund it
Centre Daily Times: Borough supports ethnic intimidation additions
Centre Daily Times: Property tax rebates distributed to older Pennsylvanians, adults with disabilities

Opinion
Times Leader: Ranked-choice voting would expand choices, perhaps make presidential election more palatable
Inquirer: Numbers may lie when setting bail
Daily News: U.S. must atone for its original sins: Slavery, guns
Post-Gazette: A healing step: Murphy’s mental-health bill deserves support
Post-Gazette: VA watch: A bipartisan move to monitor bonus payments
Patriot-News: These are all the cops killed in the line of duty in 2016

Blogs
Citified: Mural Hazard: City Halts Construction at Curtis Center to Protect Dream Garden Mosaic
Keystone Crossroads: ‘High-quality’ pre-K: The phrase everyone loves, but few know how to gauge
Commonwealth Foundation: Lower State Spending Could Improve Bond Rating
Commonwealth Foundation: Gov. Wolf’s Budget Reversal
PA Budget and Policy Center: Bad ideas under any label
2 Political Junkies: This Cannot Be Unseen

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  2. Testimony from 1976 unsealed:

    espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/17015181/testimony-unsealed-documents-alleges-joe-paterno-knew-jerry-sandusky-abuse-1976

    Paterno knew about Sandusky then.

    “STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno was aware of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky as far back as 1976 and some assistant coaches knew in subsequent decades, according to alleged victims’ depositions that were unsealed Tuesday.

    John Doe 150 said in a 2014 deposition that he informed Paterno the day after a 1976 incident that Sandusky stuck his finger in the then-14-year-old boy’s rectum while he showered. The man said in 2014 that other boys in a shower heard him yell that Sandusky had just touched him sexually.

    He said he told several adults about it, then sought out Paterno.

    “Is it accurate that Coach Paterno quickly said to you, ‘I don’t want to hear about any of that kind of stuff, I have a football season to worry about?'” a lawyer for Penn State’s insurance carrier asked the man. “Specifically, yes,” the man replied.

    “I was shocked, disappointed, offended, I was insulted,” John Doe 150 testified. “I said, is that all you’re going to do? You’re not going to do anything else?”

    He said Paterno then “just walked away.”

    Paterno told a grand jury in 2011 that he first learned in 2001 of inappropriate sexual contact by Sandusky involving young boys.”

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