8/9 PoliticsPA Playbook

PA-state-flag6-14Pennsylvania’s rainy day fund wouldn’t last a morning, Meehan continues to lead incumbent Congressmen in cash on hand, and our readers think Brady should step down as the Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund Won’t Last a Day: A new study shows that Pennsylvania’s rainy day fund would run the state for less than a tenth of a day.

Reader Poll: Brady Should Not Stay on as Chair of the Philadelphia Democratic Party Chair: A majority of our readers say that Congressman Bob Brady should not stay on as Chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party after allegations of him paying off a primary opponent to leave the race.

Second Quarter Reports: Meehan Leads Incumbents in Cash on Hand: Second quarter reports have been filed, and we are breaking down Pennsylvania’s incumbents cash on hand.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Lawmakers advocate for flexibility in public school funding
State House Sound Bites: Some towns losing money over legislative inaction on casino fees
State Impact: Business groups slam energy tax proposal
State Impact: In draft deal, Sunoco agrees to new pipeline drilling conditions as groups withdraw court challenge
City and State: Challengers are already lining up for Philly’s 2018 elections
PLS Reporter: Business association leaders say revenue package will hurt state’s competitiveness, increase operating costs
Capitolwire: Wolf puts $188.3 million in discretionary spending in budget reserve

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Federal data severely underestimates Pa. and N.J. opioid deaths. So what?
Inquirer: Philly schools owe former employees $6.6M
Inquirer: Trump says nations ‘must be tough’ on North Korea
Inquirer: Trump won’t declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis
WHYY Newsworks: In town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Costello calls for calm, cooperation on polarizing issues
WHYY Newsworks: Battle over shale tax heats up in Pa.
WHYY Newsworks: U.S. Already Feeling Consequences of Global Warming, Draft Report Finds
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania’s rainy day fund won’t last a day
Philly Voice: Trump warns North Korea of ‘fire and fury’ as nuclear threat worsens

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Pennsylvania business groups punch back against energy tax proposal
Bucks County Courier Times: Draft federal report: Climate change could lead to warming, flooding in Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Bucks Local News: McConnell: Trump has ‘excessive expectations’
Daily Local News: Powelson to take seat on federal energy board Monday
Delco Daily Times: Business reps say tax hikes to balance Pa. budget will hurt
Delco Daily Times: New law tightens protections for dogs in Pa.

Pittsburgh
WTAE: What to know: Daunting budget deadlines loom for government
Tribune Review: Delmont council appoints interim member from election candidates
WESA: State Pension Fund Releases 2016 Financial Report
KDKA: Business Groups Punch Back Against Energy Tax Legislation
KDKA: Website Aims To Alert Public To Contaminants In Tap Water
Post-Gazette: Critics say Education Savings Accounts proposed in Pa. are just vouchers by another name
Post-Gazette: Advisers: Trump won’t declare opioid crisis a national emergency
Post-Gazette: Proposed settlement would allow drilling to resume on Mariner East pipelines

Southwest
Observer-Reporter: Ortitay to hold taxpayers’ caucus hearing on budget plan
Observer-Reporter: Business groups punch back against energy tax legislation
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Daunting budget deadlines loom for government
Beaver County Times: U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy calls to revise addiction treatment policy

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Republican party picks candidates for Scranton council, school board
Times-Tribune: Salary Board approves raises for several judge staff positions
Times Leader: Laflin votes to study police regionalization
Times Leader: Restructuring proposal could reduce county debt by $8.5M
Times Leader: Pashinski proposes health care task force
Standard-Speaker: Mayor seeks Act 47 status for city

South Central
Patriot News: Pa. business community fires back against energy-oriented tax proposals
Patriot News: Education savings accounts widen Pa. school choice options for more students, senator says
Patriot News: Highway user-fee pilot program coming to Pennsylvania, Delaware
LNP: Where central Pennsylvania hospitals landed on US News & World Report’s annual ranking
LNP: Council resolution asks Lancaster residents to fight ‘puppy mills’ by adopting from shelters

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Business groups punch back against energy tax legislation
Morning Call: Upper Mount Bethel to ask voters if they want to reduce open space tax
Reading Eagle: Costello holds town hall in Pottstown (VIDEO)
Reading Eagle: EPA can’t account for all properties in Laureldale cleanup
Reading Eagle: Reading out of funds to demolish buildings, officials say
Reading Eagle: Exeter School Board approves memorandum with township police force

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Erie School District takes aim at retiree benefit
Erie Times-News: State DEP head visits Erie
Erie Times-News: Sen. Casey wants GE to be there for Erie
Centre Daily Times: SCASD board reviews 90 percent plans

Opinion
Morning Call: Restitution should be required
Daily News: Got a gripe? Spineless leaders will let you disrupt Philly civic business
Daily News; Why Pa.’s fracked-up spending bill is an environmental nightmare
Inquirer: Philly wastes time, money on computer system upgrades
Tribune Review: Rolling back a power grab: What’s clean & clear
Pottstown Mercury: Trump won’t finish his first term in office
Daily Local News: Searching for a way out of Afghanistan
Post-Gazette: Making ESSA work: Fixing the flaws of No Child Left Behind
Patriot News: Libre’s Law – defending animals may potentially protect children from abuse | Opinion
Patriot News: VGTs would be a win for our small business – here’s why | Opinion
Reading Eagle: Editorial: It is (past) time to make ends meet in Pennsylvania

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  1. Meehan has more teeth than the other GOP candidates, so is considered to be leading.

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