7/26 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Pawlowski charged in federal corruption probe, Mango announces endorsements in his run for Governor, McLaughlin earns the Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council endorsement, and our readers think VGTs should be used to close the budget gap.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pawlowski Charged in Federal Corruption Probe: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been charged in the federal probe into Allentown’s city government.

Reader Poll: Video Gaming Terminals Should Be Used to Fill The Budget Gap: Half of our readers think that legalizing video gaming terminals should be used to fill the budget gap.

Exclusive: Mango Announces Endorsement From Four County Commissioners: The Mango for Governor campaign announced the endorsements of four county commissioners from Berks, Dauphin, Snyder, and Washington counties.

McLaughlin Endorsed by Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council: The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed Judge Maria McLaughlin in her bid for the Superior Court.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: State Senators to pick up where they left off on budget
State House Sound Bites: Closing online sales loopholes could net PA revenue
StateImpact: Judge halts all drilling on Mariner East 2 construction
StateImpact: Judge halts Mariner East 2 construction in West Goshen Township
Capitolwire: POINT OF ORDER: Another year of Obamacare, another year of taxpayers footing the bill for failing policy mandates.

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Aide pleads guilty, says Brady campaign paid primary challenger to quit
Inquirer: Senate GOP advances Affordable Care Act repeal
Inquirer: Embattled Sessions announces new restrictions on funding sanctuary cities
WHYY: Feds: Brady paid $90K in campaign funds to get rival out of race
WHYY: Mayor of Allentown, Pa. expected to face federal charges
KYW Newsradio: Justice Dept. Rules Intensify Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities
Philadelphia Business Journal: Obamacare repeal jumps first Senate hurdle
Philadelphia Business Journal: What happens if Pa. doesn’t balance its books?

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Judge shuts down all Mariner East 2 pipeline drilling across Pennsylvania
Pottstown Mercury: Trump vents anew on AG Sessions, who’s under pressure to quit
Bucks County Courier Times: Bensalem mayoral candidate pitches term limits but some obstacles could stand in his way
Bucks Local News: Trump: Lebanon is fighting a group that has seats in its government

Pittsburgh
KDKA: Gov. Wolf: Congress Doesn’t Have To Vote To Repeal Obamacare, Uncertainty Will Kill It
Post-Gazette: Mayor of Allentown, Ed Pawlowski, under federal indictment as part of corruption investigation
Post-Gazette: State Senate again will try to fund Pennsylvania’s budget
Post-Gazette: Judge halts Mariner East pipeline drilling for two weeks
WESA: Protesters Call On House Speaker Turzai To Balance Budget With Sustainable Sources
WESA: Gov. Wolf Says Republican Health Care Agenda Will Put PA Residents At Risk
WESA: What Happens If PA Doesn’t Balance Its Books? There’s Plenty Of Precedent
Tribune Review: Mayor of Allentown under federal indictment
Tribune Review: PA treasurer warns opioid wholesaler over overdose crisis
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh City Council clears path for private lead line replacements
Tribune Review: Pa. treasurer: Budget negotiators need to reach a consensus — and soon
WTAE: How does PA feel about Trump? Slightly above average, so far

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Casey, Wolf, Shapiro warn Pennsylvanians about Republican health-care plan
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Senator pushes to end emissions testing in Cambria County
Altoona Mirror: State judge halts drilling
Altoona Mirror: DEP to expand coal refuse area

NEPA
Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre mayor still unsatisfied with official’s response to high water
Times Leader: Legislative briefs: Rep. Mullery launches constituent outreach initiative
Times-Tribune: Turnpike pushes cashless tolling for all
Standard-Speaker: Foster Twp. supervisor gives himself a job
Standard-Speaker: White Haven council seeks funds to upgrade streetscape

South Central
WHTM: Environmental group blasts Gov. Wolf in new radio ads
Central Pennsylvania Business Journal: Judge halts Mariner East 2 pipeline drilling
Patriot News: 30,000 Pa. residents lose food stamps over federal work requirements
Patriot News: Harrisburg company joins Trump at White House for ‘Made in America’ showcase
Patriot News: Cops, medics hand out heroin overdose antidote like ‘candy,’ but does it enable addicts?
Patriot News: A ban on hand-held devices for drivers? The concept is catching
LNP: Lancaster County SPCA will close animal shelter in August, cites ‘failed business model & lack of funds’

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pennsylvania budget fight heating up politics only
Morning Call: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski charged in political corruption case, says he won’t step down
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley reacts: Allentown Mayor Pawlowski’s indictment
Morning Call: Timeline: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s rise to power
Express Times: WATCH: Lehigh County Democrats defend Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Express Times: TIMELINE: FBI raid on Allentown City Hall to Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s indictment
Express Times: Feds finally hit Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski with indictment
WFMZ: Mayor Pawlowski says he won’t resign, will continue re-election campaign
WFMZ: Allentown City Council reacts to indictment of Mayor Ed Pawlowski
WFMZ: Nat Hyman, local democrats react to Pawlowski indictment
Reading Eagle: Allentown mayor indicted in ongoing federal corruption probe

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Kushner: ‘Nothing to hide’
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Texas vote set on ‘bathroom bill’ despite police opposition
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council passes $500,000-plus pay plan

Opinion
Tribune Review: Shuster & Letterkenny
Inquirer: It’s time for Philly to stop reducing city wage tax
Inquirer: Be for real, Pennsylvania; raise the state income tax to pay your bills
Philadelphia Magazine: Where Are All You “Activists” When We Really Need You?
Bucks County Courier Times: Jared Kushner’s only excuse: He has no idea what he’s doing
Bucks County Courier Times: Can’t trust the process
Centre Daily Times: Consider epidemics in health debate
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: State System worth preserving, but must make major changes
Post-Gazette: Heat on Harrisburg: Keep pressure on to solve revenue side of budget
Patriot News: Say no to a severance tax – it’s a job-crusher: Opinion

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