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PA-state-flag6-14Houlahan raises $432K, Shapiro sues DeVos, and we get a look at how many Pennsylvanians are visiting Trump.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Exclusive: Houlahan Raises $432K in Q2: Democrat Chrissy Houlahan announced today she raised $432,000 in the second quarter of fundraising in her run to challenge Congressman Ryan Costello next year.

Shapiro Joins 18 Other States Suing DeVos: Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined 18 other states suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education over DeVos’ decision to rescind the Borrower Defense Rule.

Unofficial Visitor Logs Shows Which Pennsylvanians Visited the White House: A list of White House visitors being compiled in the absence of a list from the Trump Administration of White House visitors shows how many people from Pennsylvania have visited the White House.

State House Sound Bites: Nearly a week into stalemate, “no agreements” on budget revenue
State House Sound Bites: Casino slots revenues ended the year under expectations
StateImpact: Sunoco’s PR firm aims to ‘neutralize opposition’ to Mariner East pipeline project
Capitolwire: PA slots revenue dips for FY2016-17 due to weaker economy.
Capitolwire: Possible budget tension within Republican legislative ranks as PA warned about its unbalanced state spending plan.
Capitolwire: House and Senate take different approaches to recycling fee bill.

Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania among 18 states suing Education Secretary DeVos
Philadelphia Business Journal: Overly optimistic projections lead to $1 billion deficit reality for Pa.
BillyPenn: Philly lawyers have proof their plan for better judge candidates is working
KYW: Pa. Budget Still Lacks Revenue Plan
Inquirer: One reason the GOP health bill is such a mess: They didn’t think Trump would win
Inquirer: “No agreements” on how to pay for Pa. budget, GOP House leader says
Inquirer: Pa.’s medical cannabis law legalized only the priciest treatments
Inquirer: Bucks lawmaker introduces bill to ease way for S. Philly casino
Inquirer: S&P threatens to cut Pa. credit rating
WHYY: Protesters back at Toomey’s Philly office
WHYY: Pa. AG Josh Shapiro on joining lawsuit against DeVos
WHYY: Toomey defends ACA replacement in town hall; protesters rally outside
WHYY: Environmental legal advocate seeks Pa. budget declared unconstitutional

Bucks Local News: 6 arrested in Toomey town hall protest
Pottstown Mercury: House GOP leader: No agreements in Pennsylvania budget talks
Bucks County Courier Times: Deficit-ridden Pennsylvania warned of another hit to credit
Bucks County Courier Times: Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 18 other AGs sue Betsy DeVos over student loan protections
Bucks County Courier Times: In front of live audience, Sen. Pat Toomey defends health care bill
Delco Times: Business joins labor in push for minimum-wage increase

Tribune Review: Federal ethics chief resigns after clashes with Trump
Tribune Review: Trump says Russia likely hacked, but nobody ‘knows for sure’
Post-Gazette: Agency merger won’t include departments of aging, drug and alcohol programs
Post-Gazette: Pa AG joins others in lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
Post-Gazette: Russia’s Vladimir Putin, North Korea missiles to challenge Donald Trump in Europe
Post-Gazette: Deficit-ridden Pennsylvania warned of another hit to credit
Pittsburgh Business Journal: Sen. Casey: Rural communities would be hit hard by Senate health bill
KDKA: In Front Of Live Audience, Toomey Defends Health Care Bill
KDKA: Pa. Budget Still Lacks Revenue Plan

Beaver County Times: Casey, Vilsack warn that Senate GOP health-care plan will harm rural Pennsylvanians
Altoona Mirror: Council approves recreation grants

Pocono Record: In front of live audience, Toomey defends health care bill
Pocono Record: Deficit-ridden Pennsylvania warned of another hit to credit
The Times Leader: Rally held in support of raising state’s minimum wage

South Central
Patriot News: When it comes to state budget, Pennsylvania needs a payment plan
Patriot News: Everything we know (so far) about Pa.’s medical marijuana dispensaries
Patriot News: 19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules
Patriot News: Rep. Lou Barletta says he will make decision on Senate run ‘in a short time’
Carlisle Sentinel: Bill tracker: Banning ‘motorcycle profiling’
The York Dispatch: House GOP leader: No agreements in Pa. budget talks
LNP: Pa. Supreme Court denies shooter’s appeal in 2015 killing of Lancaster man

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Pat Toomey fields questions on health care bill, but protesters unswayed
Morning Call: Toomey met with business leaders to talk health care costs, reform
Reading Eagle: Toomey fields questions on health care during plant tour near Kutztown
WFMZ: Scalise undergoes another surgery
Express Times: Bill allowing school officials to carry guns a ‘nightmare’ for local educator

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Holiday weekend shows uptick in assaults, vehicle crashes
Erie Times-News: Erie School District launches push to sell unused buildings
Erie Times-News: State police release results of Fourth of July enforcement

Bucks County Courier Times: No plan to fund new state budget
Times-Tribune: No deficit of delusion
Citizen’s Voice: Ensure electoral integrity
Tribune Review: Minimum-wage follies: Harming the poor
Tribune Review: Some justice for Trump
Post-Gazette: A dangerous gambit: North Korea missile test requires global response
Post-Gazette: Senate bill would wreck Pennsylvania finances
Patriot News: Why study history? A bill before the Pa. Senate is only part of the answer
Patriot News: There’s nothing affordable about the Senate GOP’s Affordable Care Act Replacement
The York Dispatch: Wolf must veto mining bill
Washington Observer-Reporter: Paying for the budget is a critical element
LNP: Gov. Wolf is right to join Republicans, other Democrats in resisting Trump commission’s voter data grab
Daily News: Trump’s war on CNN and the media just got really, really scary
Inquirer: EPA’s new leader confirms fears by abandoning water quality rule

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