7/6 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6Wolf appoints Beemer as IG, Sanders supporters prepare to camp out for the DNC and we ask who our readers favor in the State Treasurer’s race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: Who Do You Currently Support in the Treasurer Contest?: We get a sense of how our readers feel about the State Treasurer race.

Third Party Candidates Expected to Make PA Ballot: They’ll be more than two names to chose from in the presidential race.

PA-Gov: Wolf Appoints Beemer Inspector General: The First Deputy Attorney General was tapped by the Governor today.

Sanders Supporters Preparing to Camp Out for the DNC: Campgrounds around Philadelphia are being reserved by Bernie backers.

Reader Poll: Philly Should Host PA Society: Our readers want PA Society to move to the City of Brotherly Love.

PSU Alumni Petition for Paterno Statue: Over 200 former players sent a letter to the board of trustees to get the statue back.

Statewide
Capitolwire: DOH launches Safe Harbor Letter online application
Capitolwire: Looking to pay for 2016-17 budget, House GOP adds another ‘possibility’ to their revenue menu
Capitolwire: Balancing the budget just got about $100 million more difficult
PLS Reporter: Wolf taps Bruce Beemer for Inspector General
PLS Reporter: Wolf signs bill increasing base active duty pay for state National Guard
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh area receives state grants to support economic development and infrastructure projects   

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Under campaign pressure, McGinty asks Kenney to revisit ‘sanctuary city’ policy
Inquirer: $31.5 billion question: How will Pay for budget?
Inquirer: Key Kane witness named Pa. inspector general
Inquirer: What Pat Toomey has said – and not said – in gun debate
WHYY Newsworks: Pennsylvania has a spending plan, but how to fund it?
WHYY Newsworks: Pa.’s U.S. Senate rivals spar over delay on Zika funding

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Philadelphia mayor takes on Toomey over sanctuary city claim
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania budget talks enter new week with no news of deal on taxes
Bucks County Courier Times: Commissioners to vote on new courthouse roof contract
Daily Local News: Many Republican politicians fro Pa. and other states will skip GOP convention

Pittsburgh
City Paper: Presidential candidate Donald Trump focuses on trade in stump speech in Monessen
WESA: Abandoned Knoxville Incline Faces New Future As Greenspace
Business Times: Fitch gives Pennsylvania’s $1.2B bonds AA-
Post-Gazette: Wolf hires top Kane deputy to be state’s inspector general
Post-Gazette: Toomey’s bill against sanctuary cities to get a vote this week
Tribune-Review: Application form to obtain medical marijuana for ill Pa. children now online
Tribune-Review: Wolf appoints Beemer Pennsylvania inspector general

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: Most Americans believe we should have gun regulation. Here is why those who don’t are winning the debate.
Observer Reporter: South Fayette School Board adopts budget with tax increase
Beaver County Times: As summer heats up, Toomey and McGinty battle shows no signs of cooling down
Beaver County Times: In Pennsylvania, taxpayers subsidize background checks for gun buyers

NEPA
Pocono Record: Tax deal remains elusive on funding Pa.’s $31.5B budget plan
Times Tribune: Spring Brook Sewer Authority exploring cheaper option to meet mandate
Times Leader: Feds spent $3.9 million on wiretaps in Pennsylvania for just 30 convictions
Times Leader: Luzerne County HR Director Mark Szot leaves after less than a month
Times Leader: LGBT legislation all about equality, state and federal leaders say

South Central
Lebanon Daily News: Friends remember former Lebanon Mayor John Worrilow
Lancaster Era: Lancaster Historical Commission to consider building plans for Wi-Fi system
Lancaster Era: Pennsylvania lags on Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Lancaster Era: Upgrades to Excelsior event space add new, old charm
York Dispatch: School budgets see increase from state
York Daily Record: He just tore down part of York’s racist past
Carlisle Sentinel: Official: No risk in drinking North Middleton Township water
Patriot News: There are ideas to save the volunteer fire departments. But will any work?
Patriot News: Harrisburg hires dozens of new police officers, but size of force remains stagnant

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Ex-Northampton County official now top man in Easton
Reading Eagle: Reading taking steps to get people to take care of garbage
Morning Call: IDT Energy will refund customers to settle state probe

North by Northwest
Erie Times: EMTA board accepts county withdrawal from authority
Centre Daily Times: Hospital employees reach tentative deal
Centre Daily Times: Borough antenna project underway

Opinion
Lancaster Era: The challenge facing Manheim Township School District’s new superintendent
Morning Call: When will Congress investigate Bush, Cheney?
Erie Times: Erie bus service issue turns into turf war
Patriot News: Playing politics with Zika, The deadly mix of guns & domestic violence
Inquirer: Time to graduate from college cost crisis
Post-Gazette: Saudis in their sights: The kingdom as guardian comes into question

Blogs
Citified: Mayor Kenney Officially Ends Ban On Serving Food in Public Parks
Keystone Crossroads: Greens, Libertarians win easier ballot access in Pa.
Keystone State Education Coalition: For 2013-14, 92% of PA students attended district run schools; but under HB530 charters would have more seats on Charter School Funding Advisory Commission
Commonwealth Foundation: Broad Heating Tax Would Hit Millions
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Time to move on and find something else you hate about Hillary Clinton
Above Average Jane: SEPTA Refunds and Credits
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: State Tosses $152 Million Around  

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