7/15 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Toomey retakes the lead, Wolf’s approval is stagnant and Bill Clinton will speak at the DNC on Tuesday. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: Quinnipiac Poll: Toomey 49% McGinty 39%: The incumbent holds a strong lead in the latest survey.

PA-8: GOP Hammers Santarsiero For D.C. Trip: The NRCC has even created a robocall concerning the Democrat’s trip to the capital.

PA-Sen: Toomey Emphasizes Safety in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The Senator transitions to national security.

PA-Gov: Quinnipiac Poll: Wolf’s Approval Sits at 40%: The Governor’s rating remains stagnant.

Quinnipiac Poll: President Obama’s Approval Falls to 45%: The latest survey shows a dip in support for the Commander-in-Chief.

Bill Clinton to Speak on Second Night of the DNC: The 42nd President will address the convention on July 26th.

Quinnipiac Poll: Kathleen Kane’s Approval Hits Record Low: The Attorney General’s disapproval number hits 55%.

Statewide
PA Watchdog: Just ahead of convention, budget deal includes temporary ridesharing provisions for Philly
StateImpactPA: Commonwealth court upholds eminent domain in Sunoco pipeline case
StateImpactPA: Report: Gas impact fee revenue will keep declining
PLSReporter: Funding for opioid treatment facilities and providers increased by new budget, federal grant
PLSReporter: Film tax credit program gets a slight bump in funds
Capitolwire: How did they finally balance the 2016-17 state budget?

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Sources: Stack sought flashing-light perk for state-issued car
Inquirer: Wolf signs bill allowing Uber, Lyft to operate in Philly
Inquirer: DNC host committee goes to court to keep its fund-raising under wraps
Inquirer: Kenney goes to bat for Florida developer after feds reject Family Court historic rehab
Heard in the Hall: Some bars to stay open until 4 a.m. during DNC
WHYY Newsworks: Post-budget, Pa. nonprofits say funding’s a mixed bag
WHYY Newsworks: Philly school district notches revenue wins in state budget
WHYY Newsworks: United to pay $2.25 million for its role in bribery scheme involving Christie ally      

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Candidates in 6th Congressional District race spar over finances
Bucks County Courier Times: Fitzpatrick, Casey and Toomey all vote against aviation bill that didn’t include Saracini Act
Bucks County Courier Times: PA health department distributing kits to help pregnant women prevent Zika
Bucks County Courier Times: Trump to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for VP, source tells CQ
Delco Daily Times: Haverford commissioners OK $10 million bond issue
Montgomery News: Upper Dublin residents voice concerns over water quality  

Pittsburgh
WESA: City Council Gives First Approval To Temporary Police Training Cite
Post-Gazette: Pa. offering Zika prevention kits for pregnant women
Post-Gazette: State System colleges increase tuition by 2.5 percent
Post-Gazette: Shale gas impact fees expected to drop again in Pennsylvania
Post-Gazette: Gaming board block lans for Lawrence County casino
Pittsburgh Business Times: State budget in place, Wolf approves revenue package

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: State passes $1.3B revenue package
Beaver County Times: Beaver County promotes from within to fill HR director Rick Darbut’s position
Beaver County Times: SchoolWATCH becomes art of state school code
Observer-Reporter: Report: Clean Energy jobs growing in Pa.

NEPA
Pocono Record: Monroe County commissioners put reassessment pieces into place
Citizens Voice: New taxes complete state budget
Standard Speaker: No-shows force cancellation of school board meeting on ‘mystery’ topic

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Pennsylvania budget strategy dares lawsuit, bond downgrade
York Dispatch: New Pa. sales tax aimed at digital downloads
York Daily Record: 2016-17 budget a huge win for York schools (column)
Patriot-News: Split Pa. court hands property owners a loss in fight against land seizures for Sunoco pipeline
Patriot-News: From repellent to literature, state’s free Zika kits pushing protection
Patriot-News: After another failed bid to drop charges, Bill Cosby, lawyer, part ways
Patriot-News: Harrisburg mayor throws down first veto

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: Wolf Administration Distributes Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women
Morning Call: Pa. budget boosts Bethlehem’s CRIZ
Morning Call: Bethlehem planners endorse tax incentive zone
Morning Call: Katie McGinty calls for doubling funds for community policing

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: The Latest: Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout package
Sun Gazette: Mansfield approves ordinance to hire borough manager
Sun Gazette: State Rep. Baker pleased with passage of oral cancer treatment bill
Sun Gazette: Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout

Opinion
Patriot-News: You can be pro-black and pro-police – I should know
Inquirer: Let’s not confuse cops with hall monitors
Inquirer: Commentary: Inconvenient protests are the price of liberty
Inquirer: Commentary: Officials, media should condemn violent rhetoric of anti-cop movement
Post-Gazette: Red flag: A matador dies for senseless sport
Bucks County Courier Times: Will tax plan do the trick?
Morning Call: TODAY’S QUESTION: Does Mike Pence as a vice presidential candidate help Donald Trump’s election campaign?

Blogs
Citified: Water Department Will Update Lead-Testing Methods
Citified: Meet the New Class of Latinx Political Leadership
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. budget deal with education funding boost hinged on compromise, avoiding controversy
Commonwealth Foundation: How the $650 Million Tax Increase Impacts You
Lu-Lac Political Letters: THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH
2 Political Junkies: The Tribune-Review Editorial Board Must Define “Fact” Differently Than Everyone Else

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  1. PA Marcellus Shale landowners are still awaiting an update re the Attorney General’s office case filed against Chesapeake Energy. How is it that CHK can not only NOT pay landowners for the past 2 months, but don’t even provide landowners a monthly statement? Can’t our representatives take a stand against CHK for its taxpayers?

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