7/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14New Politics starts endorsing candidates in southeastern Pennsylvania, House Republicans propose their own revenue package, and our new reader poll wants asks how Pennsylvania should fill the budget gap.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

New Politics Begins Rolling Out Endorsements in Pennsylvania: New Politics is rolling out endorsements in Pennsylvania, endorsing Chrissy Houlahan and Paul Perry in their runs for Congress.

House Republicans Leave Budget Negotiations, Propose Own Revenue Package: House Republican leaders walked away from budget negotiations yesterday during a discussion on raising taxes, and proposed its own revenue package without any tax increases.

Reader Poll: How Should Pennsylvania Fill the Budget Gap? With budget negotiations continuing, we want to know how our readers think Pennsylvania should fill the budget gap.

Statewide
State Impact: Nuns sue federal agency over natural gas pipeline
State Impact: Lebanon County zoning board denies challenge to Mariner 1
State Impact: Mariner East 2 construction has resulted in dozens of spills, documents show
City and State: As decision draws near, plenty of maneuvering ahead of DA appointment
City and State: As revenue talks drag on, natural gas tax fight heats up
City and State: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to endorse Wagner in gubernatorial race
CapitolWire: PA Gaming Control Board in transition. UPDATED with new appointment by Scarnati
PLS Reporter: Republican leaders hold another revenue negotiation with no breakthrough in sight

Philadelphia
KYW: Sunoco Pipeline Crews Dealing With 2 Incidents Over Span Of 3 Days
Philly Mag: Toomey Wants to Repeal the Affordable Care Act With or Without a Replacement
Inquirer: Pa. legislator says Philly’s Brian Sims called me an ‘ignorant, racist bigot’
Inquirer: Acting Philly DA drops bid for interim post
Inquirer: Philly EPA region could take major hit in buyout plan
WHYY: Voters suspicious of sharing data as Trump commission gets to work
WHYY: Refugee education lawsuit will cost Lancaster schools more than $600K next year
WHYY: Another billionaire in Pa. – Steyer wants to energize young voters

SEPA
Delco Times: Opposition to Mariner pipeline is a bipartisan issue
Delco Times: Future of Philadelphia-area refineries in peril — again
Pottstown Mercury: Poll: Most say government should ensure health coverage
Pottstown Mercury: Residential real estate continues to rebound in Philadelphia suburbs
Bucks County Courier Times: BKO Hunger exceeds fundraising goal

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted
Tribune Review: Trump stops hundreds of planned regulations
Tribune Review: McCain diagnosed with a brain tumor
Tribune Review: State money for Pitt, Penn State on hold until revenue plan passes
Tribune Review: Woodland Hills school board takes no ‘satisfaction’ in president’s resignation
Post-Gazette: Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvanians and their insurers worry over the fate of insurance
Post-Gazette: Budget impasse could impact Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, including Pitt and Penn State
Post-Gazette: Lead line replacements could cost PWSA customers
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Law: Gorsuch hears student’s travel ban essay
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Pa. senator says Sunoco didn’t notify homeowners about drilling
KDKA: CBO: Repealing Without Replacing Health Care Law Would Leave 32 Million More Uninsured

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Tolls to increase again on Pennsylvania Turnpike
Altoona Mirror: Court rules on Pa. sex law
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Local man named VFW’s state surgeon

NEPA
Times Leader: Baker, other senators oppose Dupont man for Game Commission seat
Times Leader: Pittston council approves engineering firm for streetscape work
Times-Tribune: Judge in Scranton sewer easement case recuses herself over campaign donation
Times-Tribune: Roundtable discussion highlights concerns of corrections community

South Central
Patriot News: Lawmakers mull opening ‘satellite casinos’ in an attempt to balance the state budget
Patriot News: Where will medical marijuana be available in the midstate?
Patriot News: Pa. House leaders calling members back to work on budget-related bills
Patriot News: Penn State trustees set to meet in Harrisburg; tuition rates, chairman election on agenda
LNP: Lancaster County sheriff made plans to return to work this week; Senators file emergency court order to stop him
LNP: Christina Hartman gets support from key Democrats in congressional race

Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call: Sen. John McCain diagnosed with aggressive type of brain cancer
The Morning Call: Allentown Council passes ban on gay conversion therapy for minors
Reading Eagle: Property tax referendum raises questions
Reading Eagle: New citizens sworn in at Berks County Courthouse
WFMZ: Protestors roll loudly through Senate office buildings, 155 arrested
WFMZ: Trump says he wouldn’t have picked Sessions if he knew he’d rescue himself

North by Northwest
Clearfield Progress: Wolf announces $2M investment in Clearfield County water line project
Centre Daily Times: Patton Township supervisors approve change to Toftrees Planned Community master plan
Centre Daily Times: Madrid announces State College mayor run
Centre Daily Times: 2 Centre County water infrastructure projects receive funding

Opinion
Tribune Review: The health care imbroglio: New approach needed
The Morning Call: Using duct tape on Pennsylvania budget no solution
Erie Times-News: Our view: Health care system needs bipartisan reform
Inquirer: Universities stepping up in defense of free speech
Inquirer: Budget stalemate has more to do with Turzai’s political posturing
Inquirer: Both parties to blame for current health-care mess
Daily News: How John Roberts made life easier for Philly’s crooked pols
Bucks County Courier Times: What good is half a budget?
Patriot News: House Republicans need to get serious about solving Pa’s revenue problems: Editorial
LNP: Raising tuition isn’t the way to slow declining enrollment at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities

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