8/8 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Hartman rolls out endorsements from Chester and Berks counties, Costello leads the incumbent Congressmen in fundraising, and lawmakers look to protect their funding during future stalemates.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Exclusive: Hartman Rolls Out Endorsements From Berks and Chester Counties: Christina Hartman is rolling out a slate of endorsements from elected officials and political leaders in Berks and Chester counties.

Second Quarter Reports: Costello Leads Incumbents in Fundraising: Second quarter reports have been filed, and we are breaking down Pennsylvania’s incumbents fundraising.

Lawmakers Look to Protect Funding in Future Stalemates: In the Fiscal Code passed by the Senate a new provision was added to allow the the legislature to borrow money to pay its bills during a budget stalemate.

State House Sound Bites: Treasury says state funds would hit zero this month without credit
State House Sound Bites: State pension fund releases 2016 financial report
PLS Reporter: Lawmakers introduce bills aimed at ending budget impasses
PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf, Sen. Costa give budget update
CapitolWire: PA having to temporarily borrow large sums to pay its bills isn’t a good thing, and it’s nothing new

Inquirer: Ex-US Rep. Chaka Fattah appeals 10-year prison term
Inquirer: This Trump fan may actually be a Russian bot
Inquirer: Black Lives Matter protesters shut down City Hall news conference
Inquirer: Montco sheriff gets spotlight in Allentown corruption case
Philadelphia Magazine: Judge Lifts Drilling Ban at Select Sunoco Pipeline Sites
WHYY Newsworks: Pathway to greener pastures: Philadelphia presents plan for litter-free city by 2035
WHYY Newsworks: Who really polices ballot access?
KYW Newsradio: New Law Seeks To Crack Down On Animal Cruelty In New Jersey
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pa. lawmaker to introduce bill to prohibit employers from requiring microchip implantation

Pottstown Mercury: AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn’t receive laudatory calls
Bucks County Courier Times: New PA law makes killing or maiming an animal a felony
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania Insurance Department has new brochure on addiction treatment coverage
Bucks Local News: Shorten Pledges Gay Marriage Within 100 Days of Labor’s election
Daily Local: Local municipalities receive grant through PECO green program
Daily Local: Mariner East 2 pipeline drilling ban partially lifted

Post-Gazette: This tattooed mother of two has a new script: Ousting Mike Turzai
Post-Gazette: Senate bill would impose minimum standards on homes for recovering addicts
Post-Gazette: Healthcare advocacy groups oppose effort to add Medicaid work requirement
WESA: Treasury Says State Funds Would Hit Zero This Month Without Credit
Tribune Review: Most states replenish their rainy day funds. Pennsylvania? Not so much
WTAE: Gov. Wolf on unbalanced budget: ‘Waiting for House to get back to work, hoping they finish job as soon as possible’
KDKA: Former Steel Mill To Be Restored For Commerce, Housing
WPXI: Redevelopment site set to change Pittsburgh community

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: No immediate action planned on strategy to balance state budget
Beaver County Times: Opioid treatment office in Aliquippa to meet with city leaders regarding zoning status
Altoona Mirror: Hyndman cleanup efforts continuing

Times Leader: Plymouth native confirmed as assistant secretary at U.S. Treasury
Times Leader: Luzerne County officials explain debt-restructuring projections
Times-Tribune: Salary Board approves raises for several judge staff positions
Times-Tribune: Judge’s ruling could mean major tax changes for Scranton
Standard-Speaker: Mayor seeks $1M for bills
Standard-Speaker: HASD superintendent candidates set to meet public

South Central
Patriot News: Pipeline company can use eminent domain to seize property
Patriot News: Local police chief suspended for undisclosed personnel matter: report
Patriot News: Harrisburg wins ruling in wall collapse case
LNP: PennDOT buys land to add Lancaster Amtrak parking, but timetable undetermined
LNP: Pennsylvania’s rainy day fund has enough to cover one-tenth of a day’s expenses
LNP: In Pennsylvania, consumers get 30th biggest bang for their buck in US
LNP: First property for Atlantic Sunrise pipeline seized in Lancaster County

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Ron Southwick: Pay-to-play is a Pennsylvania tradition
Reading Eagle: Bill aims to prevent deaths in hot cars
Reading Eagle: Bill would bar driving with hand-held phones
Reading Eagle: Opioid crisis far worse in Pennsylvania, new study says
Morning Call: For Bath and other small towns, cost a challenge in staying in regional police departments

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: SCASD board reviews 90 percent plans
Centre Daily Times: Public hearing set for Harner Farm rezoning request
Erie Times-News: 39 days without a complete state budget
Erie Times-News: Erie School District officials answer public’s questions

Tribune Review: Sessions & the press: Potshot at the messengers
Daily News: On the run: How fugitives try to vanish
WHYY Newsworks: Trumped at Lord & Taylor
WHYY Newsworks: Trump’s hypocritical fairway follies
Pottstown Mercury: Hate money in politics? Do something
Daily Local: The remaking of the Republican party in the age of Trump
Inquirer: Clown act needs to end
Inquirer: Pa. budget act is like watching a clown car headed off a cliff
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney: Let’s make Philly a zero-waste city by 2035
Inquirer: Senate bills would ‘cripple environmental protection’ in Pa.
Patriot News: Does America still need affirmative action? | Editorial

  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?

    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

    Total Voters: 173

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