7/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14NRSC pushes Casey on single payer healthcare, and our reader poll shows former Lt. Governor Jim Cawley as the strongest Republican Gubernatorial candidate.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

NRSC Pushes Casey on Warren and Single Payer in Facebook Ad: The National Republican Senatorial Committee is targeting Senator Bob Casey with Facebook ad over Senator Elizabeth Warren’s comments about single payer healthcare.

Reader Poll: Cawley is The Strongest Republican Gubernatorial Candidate in a General Election: A majority of our voters think former Lt. Governor Jim Cawley is the strongest Republican Gubernatorial candidate in a general election.

State House Sound Bites: Toomey defends ACA replacement in town hall; protesters rally outside
State House Sound Bites: State revenues end the year low, as expected
StateImpact: Environmental legal advocate seeks Pa. budget declared unconstitutional

WHYY: Overly optimistic projections lead to $1 billion deficit reality for Pa.
Inquirer: In front of live audience, Toomey defends health care bill
Inquirer: Pa. budget talks drag on
Inquirer: Pennsylvania proposes cuts to low-income heating assistance program
Inquirer: Pennsylvania budget talks drag into Day 5 of fiscal year
Inquirer: New, $10M special-ed school for Philly kids draws fire
Inquirer: Pa. district judge accused of viewing porn in office
Inquirer: Pa. high court’s tax ruling could affect school budgets
KYW: Pennsylvania Officials Get Earful On Proposed Cuts To Winter Heating Assistance
KYW: Toomey Constituents Ask Senator To Stop Barbecuing Their Healthcare
BillyPenn: What happens to opioid treatment in Philly under Senate GOP health care plan

Bucks County Courier Times: PA budget includes an extra $45 million for early childhood initiatives
Bucks Local News: Pennsylvania missed its deadline again, still among 8 states without a budget
Bucks Local News: Sen. Toomey to appear in televised town hall tonight
Delco Daily Times: Pennsylvania budget talks drag into Day 5 of fiscal year
West Chester Patch: Chesco Legislators Lobby For ‘Civics Education’ Bill To Improve HS History Education

Tribune Review: In front of live audience, Toomey defends health care bill
Tribune Review: Wounded Rep. Scalise readmitted to intensive care
Tribune Review: Kobach complains about reports on voting commission
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh puts database of 3,000 city-owned properties for sale online
Tribune Review: Allegheny County Council approves lead testing requirement for children
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania lawmakers told to stay away as budget talk continues
Post-Gazette: Rep. Murphy’s Mt. Lebanon office vandalized
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania budget talks drag into Day 5 of fiscal year
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Health care: Protests greet GOP senators
KDKA: State Lawmakers Look for Way to Balance $32 Billion Budget

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Toomey disputes estimates that 22 million more will go without health care
Beaver County Times: Economy councilman’s company to tear down Northern Lights, will recuse himself from future votes
Beaver County Times: Study: Pennsylvania among worst states in country to start a business
Altoona Mirror: Toomey defends health care bill in front of live audience

Times-Tribune: Pennsylvania budget talks drag into Day 5 of fiscal year
Pocono Record: Democratic Party primary fight looms for lieutenant governor

South Central
WHTM: Pat Toomey joins ABC27 for town hall event
Patriot News: Dauphin County Republicans call for Sen. Bob Casey to “engage” with efforts to repeal and replace Affordable Care Act
Patriot News: US warns China about trading with North Korea if it violates UN sanctions
Patriot News: ‘Health care is a human right’: Protesters gather outside of Toomey town hall, 6 arrested
Patriot News: How much money will your school district get in Pa.’s 2017-18 budget?
Patriot News: In TV town hall, Toomey sticks by Senate GOP’s controversial Medicaid claim: Analysis
Carlisle Sentinel: Democratic Party primary fight looms for Pa. lieutenant governor
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa. budget talks continue as stalemate enters Day 5
York Daily Record: U.S. hits refugee cap set by Trump
York Daily Record: Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
Carlisle Sentinel: 6 arrested in Toomey town hall protest

Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s budget still not finished
The Morning Call: U.S. is ready to use force in North Korea but prefers trade clout
Reading Eagle: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission goes after scofflaws
Express Times: District judge says he viewed porn in chambers, state alleges

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Sweeping plans announced to study Presque Isle, Erie’s bayfront
Erie Times-News: State Board of Education to talk Erie community college plan
Centre Daily Times: U.S. House passes bill introduced by Rep. Thompson to help strengthen career technical education
Centre Daily Times: New state law amends assessment, graduation requirements for technical education students

Bucks County Courier Times: Health care before tax cuts
Times-Tribune: Governor sees true fraud
Citizen’s Voice: House should approve bill to increase fishing licenses
Citizen’s Voice: 79-year-old fireworks law meant to serve public safety
Tribune Review: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?
Tribune Review: Addiction’s rising toll: Everybody’s costly problem
Post-Gazette: Weighty itinerary: In Europe, Trump will talk Russia, Syria, trade
Patriot News: Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ commission is a pernicious solution in search of a non-existent problem: Editorial
Patriot News: What we talk about when we talk about The Declaration of Independence: Charlie Gerow
Morning Call: Can diplomacy defuse the growing crisis over North Korea?
Daily News: Independence rings hollow on a July 4 with zero accountability
Inquirer: Body camera law balances right to know vs. right to privacy
Inquirer: Pa. law seeks to avoid police accountability
Inquirer: Henon serves two bosses
Altoona Mirror: Animals deserve protection

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