7/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6The DNC reveals a bit of their speakers’ schedule, Stack wants a car with lights and Toomey praises Trump’s VP selection. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

7/15 Ups & Downs: Polls, ads and a budget. See who made this week’s list!

DNCC Reveals Headline Speakers: The DNC unveils the basic structure and major speakers of this month’s convention.

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack Tries To Slide Perk Into Budget: The Lieutenant Governor wants more authority for when he can turn his flashing lights on.

PA-Sen: Toomey Praises Pence Pick: The Senator has been hesitant in the past to embrace Donald Trump.

Sunday Show Preview: July 17th, 2016: We take a look at the Sunday morning political talk shows that will air throughout the state.

Statewide
PA Watchdog: Keystone State bets big on online gambling
WITF: Sanders application to rally in Philadelphia is denied
WITF: Toomey likes Trump’s selection of Pence as VP pick
WITF: Teachers, advocates in PA prep for new federal education law
StateImpactPA: Progressive super-PAC funded by billionaire climate activist comes to PA
StateImpactPA: Senate approves bill weakening drilling regulations
StateImpactPA: Bill would limit Pennsylvania’s ability to regulate methane

Philadelphia
Business Journal: Funding a mixed bag for Pa. nonprofits post-budget
Business Journal: Judge orders ex-Delco real estate firm owner to pay $5M in restitution for bilking investors
Business Journal: Report: Companies reneging on Republican National Convention donations due to Trump
WHYY Newsworks: The pension loophole: How charters can exploit Pa.’s ‘bizarre’ payment structure
WHYY Newsworks: Navy won’t cover blood tests for residents near contaminated water sites in Horsham, Warminster
CapitolInq: Pat Meehan, Brian Fitzpatrick edge toward Trump
Inquirer: City denies Sanders presidential campaign a rally permit – but says he can reapply
Inquirer: City reaches contract agreement with largest union
Inquirer: Turnpike: $66 million for new Norristown interchange

SEPA
Bucks Local News: Newtown Supervisors will reconsider whether to reduce permit, inspection fees for the planned $52.9-million Council Rock middle school project
Montgomery Media: Springfield authorizes litigation against billboard company
Delco Daily Times: Almost all Delco school districts raising taxes for 2016-17
Delco Daily Times: Media-Upper Providence Free Library opens new $10 million facility
Delco Daily Times: New leaders appointed in U.D. elementary schools
Bucks County Courier Times: AAA: Philadelphia area drivers are among the most aggressive

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Ministers lead prayer rally to support and pray for police, community
Post-Gazette: Fayette County commissioner shot inside his home; wife charged
Post-Gazette: Port Authority’s ad revenue grows
Post-Gazette: Pitt researchers taking new approach on opioid epidemic
Post-Gazette: Shell cracker plant could boost river infrastructure
Business Times: If you can’t beat the business cycle, mute the impact, PNC CEO tells analysts
Business Times: EU reportedly to OK Mylan purchase of Swedish pharma firm

Southwest
Altoona Mirror: Duncansville group wants to mark borough milestone
Altoona Mirror: Report: Pa. overdose deaths spiking
Beaver County Times: Poverty not always noticed, but always here
Beaver County Times: DEA analysis: Heroin, fentanyl leading causes of Beaver County overdose deaths
Beaver County Times: Six months in, Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier says progress is being made

NEPA
Times Leader: Volunteers repay veterans at medical center
Times Leader: Barletta: Clinton should be enough to unify GOP
Times-Tribune: Covington Twp. seeks public participating in bicentennial preparations
Times-Tribune: Most property owners will pay more in school taxes this year
Times-Tribune: City council should hold own hearing

South Central
Patriot News: Taxes on ‘digital downloads’ arrive in Pa.: What is that going to cost you?
Patriot News: John King Jr.’s path to become U.S. education secretary is an interesting one
Patriot News: U.S. Secretary John King wants to hear how Pa. intends to fix its education inequities
Patriot News: State university system executives: Who they are and what they get paid
Carlisle Sentinel: Wolf secures budget peace, for now, if not campaign promises

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Packed schedule, good view awaits Pa. delegates at Republican convention
Morning Call: Front row seats for Pa. on GOP convention floor
Morning Call: Politics as Usual: New Senate poll, fundraising numbers
Morning Call: Senate race zeroes in on Philly’s sanctuary city policy
Reading Eagle: 2 Berks delegates not sure what to expect at GOP convention
Reading Eagle: PA makes progress with court-case portal

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Penn State prepares for political conventions
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Lawmakers call budget a ‘bittersweet’ victory
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Ministers plan events to unify city

Opinion
Patriot News: Gov. Wolf’s approvals climb in new Quinnipiac poll
Reading Eagle: State budget not great, but it beats last year’s disaster
Bucks Local News: ‘Pokemon Go’ fever sweeping through Philly suburbs (INCLUDES POKEMON GO GUIDE)
Bucks County Courier Times: Revenue package is wishful thinking
Pottstown Mercury: Pottstown leaders show example by speaking out on nation’s racial turmoil
Inquirer: Anti-Muslim rhetoric is the wrong answer to Nice
Inquirer: What made this Pa. budget better
Post-Gazette: Bright lights, bit shifty: No need to give state VIPs more police-light power
Post-Gazette: Can’t-do Congress: Summer recess starts with unfinished business
Post-Gazette: A sop to startups: Clinton seeks ‘special status’ for their loans

Blogs
Lu Lac Political Letter: The Female Christian Republican Conservative Speaks
Commonwealth Foundation: Unlearned State Budget Lessons
Commonwealth Foundation: What’s in the Final 2016-17 Budget?
Keystone State Education: U.S. Secretary John King wants to hear how Pa. intends to fix its education inequities
Keystone State Education: Wolf secures budget peace, for now, if not campaign promises
Keystone Crossroads: Wolf directs state planning board to consider policies to help older cities

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