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7/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14The NRSC launches a new ad on the ACA, and the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University says women legislators are more effective.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRSC Launches Facebook Ads On ACA: The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a new Facebook ad targeting Senator Bob Casey on the Affordable Care Act.

Study Finds Pa.’s Women Legislators More Effective at Passing Laws: A study from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University says that Pennsylvania’s women legislators are more effective at having their bills signed into law.

State Impact: Natural gas building boom fuels climate worries, enrages landowners
PLS Reporter: Sen. Yaw’s new bill would block the merger of DDAP and DHHS
PLS Reporter: Senate hopes to catalyze revenue agreement with return to Harrisburg
Capitol Wire: PASSHE Chancellor Brogan to leave post

Inquirer: Interim DA candidate Abraham fires back at NAACP head
Inquirer: Pa. Senate back in Capitol – but no budget deal yet
Inquirer: Accused stabber of Councilman David Oh heading to trial
Inquirer: Controller: Why don’t Philly kids deserve artwork?
Inquirer: Beverage industry appeals to Pa. Supreme Court
Inquirer: Pa. state university system chief to retire
Philly Mag: Here Are the Candidates for Philly’s Interim DA Job
WHYY: Montco Dems pushing for return to Pa. budget talks
Billy Penn: Ori Feibush sues Kenyatta Johnson again over Point Breeze real estate
Billy Penn: Pennsylvania execution notices are ‘not worth the paper they’re written on’

Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks DA staffs opioid task force
Bucks County Courier Times: State anticipates 25 percent cutback in home heating-fuel funds for those with low incomes
Pottstown Mercury: Mariner East 2 pipeline won’t affect homeowners insurance rates, expert says
Delco Times: State lawmakers want to beef up protections for pipeline neighbors

Tribune Review: GOP opponents to Senate health-care bill see vote delay as an advantage
Tribune Review: Peduto visits New York to attend ‘training session for mayors’
Tribune Review: Manderino heads to Gaming Control Board
Post-Gazette: Two more Republican senators oppose health bill killing it for now
Post-Gazette: Budget mess may mean ‘real trouble soon,’ Pa. treasurer warns
Post-Gazette: Activists laying out options to urge Allegheny County to acquire new voting machines
KDKA: Speaker Ryan Slips Into Pittsburgh And Out, Avoiding All Protestors
KDKA: Pennsylvania Could Lose Tens of Billions Under Health Care Bill

Beaver County Times: Report: PA could lose $13 billion annually in Medicaid funds under Senate health-care plan
Altoona Mirror: Wolf: Health bill would cost billions
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Senate returns to Capitol but revenue plan to balance budget remains elusive
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Westmont school board accepts resignation of former president

Standard-Speaker: City officials consider financial options to meet payroll
Times Leader: Two more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now
Times Leader: County plans Tuesday ceremony on anniversary of Moules’ death
Times Leader: State parole violators no longer part of proposed treatment center
Times-Tribune: Scranton SD, teachers enter fact-finding process

South Central
Patriot News: 90 billion: The number of times hackers have tried to infiltrate Pa. computer systems
Patriot News: Pa. has the highest-paid lieutenant governor in the country: Does the work justify the salary?
Patriot News: Senate GOP leader says ‘we have some work to do yet’ to finalize a 2017-18 state budget
Patriot News: State System of Higher Education chancellor to retire on Sept. 1
LNP: Consultant advises Lancaster city to close 2 fire stations, build new at Ann and Walnut streets
LNP: City hopes to open ‘test’ bikeway on West Chestnut Street in spring, reducing motor vehicles to one lane
LNP: Women lawmakers in Pennsylvania more successful than men, study finds

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Why swing districts are disappearing
Reading Eagle: Why a ballot question probably won’t kill property taxes
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania recognized for ranking improvement
WFMZ: Outgoing ethics chief urges Trump to stop visiting his properties
WFMZ: Lindsey Graham: John McCain is like his old self again after surgery
Morning Call: Frank Brogan, PASSHE chancellor, retires on heels of critical report
Morning Call: Allentown Council to federal investigators: Hurry up

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Bob Casey to hold Saturday town hall in Erie
Erie Times-News: $3 million grant targets lead-based paint in Erie County
Centre County Times: Proposed high-rise moves forward

Tribune Review: Trump mess recalls an old lesson
Tribune Review: A ‘heads up’ to the media
Express Times: Poll: Should Pa. raise taxes or borrow billions to balance budget?
Pottstown Mercury: JERRY SHENK: Pa. proud: Best of the worst
Inquirer: Make birth control available over the counter? Yes, to increase access and lower costs
Inquirer: Make birth control available over the counter? No, keep it free, and based on medical advice.
Inquirer: Wisely select interim DA
Inquirer: Pay close attention to interim replacement of Seth Williams
Daily News: Philly DA’s office needs a change, but not this kind
Patriot News: A severance tax needs to be part of the final budget deal, here’s why: Opinion
LNP: Transparency takes a hit in law exempting police audio and video recordings from Right-to-Know Law

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