7/19 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6A full second fundraising quarter breakdown, PA GOP delegates get a front row seat and Clinton TV ads to hit the commonwealth’s airwaves. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Q2: Congressional Breakdown 2016: A look at the top-line fundraising numbers in every congressional district in the commonwealth.

PA Delegates Get Front Row Seats For RNC: Pennsylvania’s 71 delegates earned a prime spot on the convention floor.

PA-6: Q2 Costello vs. Parrish Fundraising Breakdown: Congressman Costello is outspending and outraising his Democratic opponent, Mike Parrish.

RNC Reserves Old ECW Arena: The Republican National Committee choose the infamous wrestling warehouse as their DNC headquarters.

Ryan Speaks to PA Delegates: The Speaker of the House was the keynote for the PA delegation’s breakfast this morning.

Clinton Unleashes Trio of TV Ads Against Trump (VIDEOS): The three commercials represent the Democratic nominee’s first major push in the Keystone State.

Statewide
PLS Reporter: A Closer Look: Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel
PLS Reporter: Burns makes push for ’Blue Lives Matter’ bill
WITF: After liquor expansion, talks turn to logistics
WITF: Wolf hopeful for more opioid funding
StateImpactPA: DEP fines pipeline company $1.5 million for damaging Butler County wetlands

Philadelphia
Inquirer: In Pa., cigars evade tobacco tax
Inquirer: Lawmaker, a clergy abuse victim, protests legislative inaction from cathedral steps
Inquirer: What local lawmakers are saying about Trump and convention
CapitolInq: Live from RNC: Paul Ryan wants to win election ‘so darn bad’
WHYY Newsworks: DNC host committee flagged by IRS, getting creative in response
WHYY Newsworks: Chester County GOP rallies around delegates headed for Cleveland
KYW Newsradio: New App Aims To Prevent Leftover DNC Food From Going To Waste
Business Journal: Lower Merion School District mulls spending nearly $300K on bus cameras

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Phoenixville Borough Council requests halt on stalled parkway project
Delco Daily Times: What’s going on in Radnor Township with Commissioner Luke Clark
Montgomery Media: Horsham seeks resident volunteers for water testing
Bucks County Courier Times: Newtown Supervisors will reconsider whether to reduce permit, inspection fees for the planned $52.9-million Council Rock middle school project
Daily Local News: Downingtown council appoints Park and Rec member

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: GOP Convention protests ‘a dud’ thus far, expert says
Tribune Review: Live from Cleveland: Republican National Convention
Tribune Review: Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh law firm launches medical marijuana practice group
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pennsylvania moves up in national business-climate ranking
Pittsburgh Business Times: Small business praises Trump’s Pence pick
Pittsburgh Business Times: USW’s Gerard criticizes Trump’s pick of Pence as running mate     

Southwest
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Speaker Ryan twirls Terrible Towel, touts Trump to Pa. delegation at RNC
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘We’re all excited’: Local delegates prepare for roll-call vote
Beaver County Times: Toomey draws contrasts with Clinton, McGinty in Lawrence County stop
Beaver County Times: Protesters at Republican National Convention focus on police    

NEPA
Pocono Record: Chaos Grips GOP Convention Floor as Delegates Storm Out Over Failed ‘Never Trump’ Effort
Pocono Record: Packed schedule, good view for Pa. delegates at Republican convention
Standard Speaker: State park fees are the subject of disagreement between candidates
Citizens’ Voice: State budget finale ends two-year revenue search    

South Central
Patriot News: RNC 2016: #NeverTrump? ‘Nevermind,’ Pa. Republicans say
Patriot News: RNC 2016: ‘You could win this whole thing, Pa.,’ U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says
Lancaster Intelligencer: Rethinking standardizing tests:Pa.considering ‘fewer but better’ exams
Lebanon Daily News: What’s life like for a Pa. delegate?
Lebanon Daily News: Rally for Toomey Wednesday

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: State budget could give NIZ developer $1.5 million tax break
Morning Call: After no-show rally,Bethlehem officials to hold ‘Black Lives Also Matter’ forum
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax to rise by $1 per pack Aug. 1
Express Times: Governor visits Allentown to highlight new addiction treatment funding
WFMZ: First-time delegates from Berks County at the RNC

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Joyce Haas is ‘in her element’ representing Pennsylvania Republicans at the RNC
Erie Times-News: Harrisburg Senators, Mapes upend Erie SeaWolves
Erie Times News: Pennsylvania casino revenue hits record high in 2015-16

Opinion
Patriot News: Relax, America – 2016 isn’t 1968 all over again
Express Times: No love for Pennsylvania’s newest taxes
Express Times: Once again, Pa.settles for quick-fix budget
Inquirer: Son of Holocaust survivors asks, whither the GOP?
Post-Gazette: Don’t shoot: The murder of police is beyond reason
Post-Gazette: Tension in Turkey: Maintain support for Erdogan after coup failure

Blogs
2 Political Junkies: Yea, The Tribune-Review Ed. Board Lies AGAIN About The Climate Lawsuit
LuLac Political Letter: Convention Fight on Rules
Third and State: Your Activism (and C3 dollars) at work
Keystone State: PA Ed Policy Roundup July 18: According to Agora Cyber Charter’s 2013 IRS filing, it paid $69.5 million that year to K12, Inc.
Keystone Crossroads: Lawsuit brewing over refugee education in Lancaster

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