7/25 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Giordano gets the Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council, and the state House’s weekend session ends early with no progress.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Giordano: The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed Republican Superior Court candidate Judge Emil Giordano.

Weekend Session Ends Early, No Revenue Package Passed: After the state House met Saturday, they canceled the planned Sunday session without moving a revenue bill to end the budget impasse.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: What happens if Pa. doesn’t balance its books?
State House Sound Bites: Union leaders rethink their approach in Pa.
StateImpact: Invasive plant species are colonizing gas well pads, Penn State Study says
StateImpact: Remembering the Quecreek Mine Rescue 15 years later
Capitolwire: Environmental groups unhappy with Wolf for allowing controversial coal mining bill to become law.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Uncertainty looms for Pat Toomey, GOP ahead of key health care vote
Inquirer: House rejects bill to fix VA’s budget gap after vets protest
Inquirer: Trump tells reporter to be ‘quiet’
Inquirer: Promising ‘A Better Deal,’ Democrats try to rebrand party
WHYY: New Philadelphia DA sworn in, promising to restore public confidence
WHYY: Wolf not alarmed by lack of budget progress
WHYY: Philadelphia offers to reform use of forfeiture funds, but critics say that’s not enough
KYW Newsradio: John McCain To Return to Senate Tuesday For Health Care Vote
Philadelphia Business Journal: Local congressmen tapping annual military spending bill over water contamination
Philly Voice: Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Jared Kushner denies colluding with Russians, says he has ‘nothing to hide’
Pottstown Mercury: Trump: Health vote is last chance for GOP to do right thing
Bucks County Courier Times: Petitions call on Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware to permanently ban fracking in Delaware River watershed
Bucks Local News: Florida’s Puerto Ricans could pick the next president
Daily Local News: Sen. Toomey talks taxes with Chesco business leaders

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: AG’s office hires former Reed Smith attorney to lead assault on financial scams
Post-Gazette: Defense costs up to $426,000 in state police ambush case
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania’s State System faculty takes issue with consultant’s report
Tribune Review: Westmoreland GOP committee chairman to run for state House seat
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania considers raising age to 21 to buy tobacco
Tribune Review: State looks at tax relief mechanisms
KDKA: Taxes, Borrowing & Gaming At The Heart Of Pa. Budget Impasse
WESA: Wolf Not Alarmed By Lack Of Budget Progress

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Gov. Wolf approves bill clarifying mining law
Beaver County Times: Christiana’s U.S. Senate campaign chief says foe misleading public by claiming $1 million raised
Beaver County Times: Attorney General Shapiro creates Consumer Financial Protection Unit

NEPA
Times-Tribune: New judge assigned to hear sewer sale easement case may have to bow out
Times-Tribune: New sewer system owner allows landfill to use leachate line residents want shut down
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre commercial site with back taxes removed from auction
Standard-Speaker: Pending bill proposes shuttering White Haven Center
Standard-Speaker: City may sell fire truck to Dominicans

South Central
Chambersburg Public Opinion: Sen. Casey: Repeal of Obamacare targets rural Pa.
Patriot News: What Pa.’s House speaker is doing while the state waits on a finalized budget
Patriot News: Taxes, college grants, worker pay: How Pa.’s budget debacle may impact you
Patriot News: $60K deal ends age discrimination lawsuit against Pa. Office of Open Records
LNP: Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese testifies, defends himself in civil suit aimed at ousting him from his elected position
LNP: Gas prices in Lancaster County climb 5.5 cents per gallon in past week

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Berks lawmakers sound off on state budget
Reading Eagle: Gerrymandering talk slated for Village Library in Morgantown
WFMZ: Berks commissioner attends conference with county leaders across the US

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Sen. McCain will return to Senate Tuesday ahead of health care showdown
Centre Daily Times: McCain’s return, heavy with drama for “Obamacare” repeal
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: No August vacations for Senate, House until business is done

Opinion
Reading Eagle: Editorial: State system schools must work together on reform
WHYY: Will the Republican Party survive Donald Trump?
Pottstown Mercury: GOP defense disorder
Pottstown Mercury: Survey: More Americans see less media bias – but why?
Erie Times-News: Our view: Casey reaches out amid nation’s divide
Daily News: America could learn a lesson from Poland. Taking it to the streets works
Inquirer: There’s no possible justification for Pa. to prop up nuclear plants with public dollars | OPINION
Inquirer: No, Donald Trump you can’t pardon yourself
Patriot News: Officers, turn on your bodycams: Editorial
Patriot News: Small town papers have a crucial job – here’s what it is: Opinion

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