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June 10th Playbook

The PA Democratic Party held their summer meeting this past weekend that featured speeches from three of the recently elected members of the state House and Senate. Here is the Playbook.

Costa Leads New Round of Calls for Leach to Resign, Following Investigation: The Democratic Senate leader’s call for Leach to resign shows the Leach is losing support amongst his colleagues.

June 7th Ups & Downs: The Senate Minority leader decides where he stands on calls for a member of his delegation to resign, the Governor’s infrastructure plan receives bipartisan support, while legislation to address skill games enters the spotlight. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Harrisburg & DC  
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Two dozen Democrats including state party chair join call for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Restore Pennsylvania, explained: Everything you need to know about Gov. Tom Wolf’s infrastructure plan
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: After huge demand, state senator wants Pa. to budget $125 million for school safety grants
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Restore PA requires 20 years of natural gas production. Some progressive legislators aren’t ready to sign on
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘Complete craziness’: County court injunction halts special board meeting in Harrisburg as district fights receivership
WITF: Leach responds to mounting calls for resignation: ‘Absolutely not.’
WITF: Wolf’s infrastructure plan has bipartisan support, but not from leaders
AP: State Democratic Party adds to calls for lawmaker to resign
AP: Strong cash flow smooths budget work, but not Wolf’s agenda
AP: Democratic Party adds to calls for state lawmaker to resign
AP: Lieutenant governor opens State House pool for use by kids
AP: Study sees large gaps in access to opioid antidote in Philly
AP: Black bear captured from tree in Pennsylvania’s capital
Inquirer: To sell or not sell? Pa.’s taxpayer-funded lieutenant governor’s mansion could hit the market
Inquirer: Antiabortion activist sues to get Pennsylvania providers’ identities
PLSReporter: In light of new report, Senate Dems call on Leach to resign
PLSReporter: 5 bills to watch for the week of June 10
PLSReporter: Did You Get The Memo? Poverty, broadband and a cap-and-trade study
PLSReporter: Wine wholesaling bill in ’holding pattern’ amid Dem concerns it would lead to LCB layoffs
WHYY Newsworks: Catholic Church lobbying costs spiked in Pa. as statute of limitations debate raged
StateImpactPA: A new strategy to regrow a forest on abandoned mineland: Start by tearing up the earth

KYW Newsradio: Bay window ban in Point Breeze could soon become law
KYW Newsradio: Philly voters test drive new voting machines at Reading Terminal Market
KYW Newsradio: Kenney helps draw teams for Unity Cup’s fourth season: ‘We are all brothers’
Billy Penn: Those Philly police with offensive Facebook posts? Some have a long history of complaints
Billy Penn: Philly PD social media policy: Here’s every rule officers’ Facebook posts may have violated
WHYY Newsworks: The Thwaites Glacier is melting. Here’s why the Philly region should care
Inquirer:Black leaders ask: Is Phila. School District ‘targeting’ minority-led charters?
Inquirer: Deputy Dante Austin, ‘big-hearted’ LGBT leader, found dead in Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office
Inquirer: The ‘hidden’ plan to remake an old dynamite factory near Philly into a major gas export terminal
Inquirer: 150 protest at Roundhouse as police Facebook scandal fallout continues
Inquirer: Mexico tariffs: What could happen if a deal isn’t reached by Monday

Pottstown Mercury: Gov. Wolf takes to Montco courthouse steps for National Gun Violence Awareness Day rally
Pottstown Mercury: ‘Dedicated public servant’ Joanne Strizziere retires from Montco DA’s Office
Daily Local News: Killion’s CPR Bill awaits governor’s signature
Daily Local News: Buses filling up for June 12 fair school funding rally
Bucks Local News: Warren bill to end child marriage in Pennsylvania passes the House
Montgomery Media: Montco commissioners recognize library, review primary election
Delco Daily Times: Embattled Sen. Daylin Leach vows to fight on, won’t step down
Delco Daily Times: State pols give update on funding boost for SE Delco
Delco Daily Times: New voting machines get tryouts in Delco  
Bucks County Courier Times: Strong schools lead to healthy housing markets, panelists say  
KYW Newsradio: Changes coming to Montgomery County’s new paper ballot voting system

WESA: At Lamb Town Hall, Constituents Talk Medicare For All, Impeachment
WESA: After Surprising Primary Season, Democrats Eye Vacant County Council Seat
Tribune Review: AG Shapiro: Legal war against health giant UPMC has just begun
Tribune Review: Peduto lauded by anti-violence groups for gun ban legislation
Post-Gazette: AG Shapiro: Investigations of UPMC will continue for months if not years
Post-Gazette: Consensus at election board hearing: New system should use hand-marked paper ballots
Post-Gazette: PWSA to stay public under proposed, open-ended pact
Post-Gazette: U.S. attorney says FBI not interfering with witnesses in synagogue shooting case
Post-Gazette: Homestead panel examines bridging the blue-green divide
Post-Gazette: Pride march the largest in city history, officials say
Pittsburgh Business Times: House to introduce bill on required access to pediatric hospitals
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh to receive grant for contracting equity
PLSReporter: Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the City of Pittsburgh to enter into new cooperation agreement
KDKA: Timeline: Everything We’ve Learned From The Superintendent Anthony Hamlet Investigation
KDKA: Mt. Lebanon Church Becomes First In Southwestern Pa. To Install Solar Panels

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Burns sees moves on gun control as ‘backdoor attempts’
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: In-state tuition bill moves forward
Altoona Mirror: Child marriage ban gets unanimous support
Altoona Mirror: Ward: Study CWD instead of culling herd

The Times Leader: Yudichak, Killion introduce bipartisan Restore PA bill to Senate
The Times Leader: Pennsylvanians urged to learn about Alzheimer’s, other types of dementia
The Times Leader: Luzerne County receiving $5 vehicle fee revenue

South Central  
Patriot News: Harrisburg School Board can’t take action without Chief Recovery Officer’s approval: judge
Patriot News: Judge ‘concerned about transparency’ of Harrisburg school board
Patriot News: Man in charge during last state takeover of Harrisburg schools supports another one
Patriot News: Hearing on Harrisburg school board’s powers opens
Patriot News: Who are the major players in Harrisburg School District?
Patriot News: Groups invited to make a splash in the lieutenant governor’s pool
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle could lose $9 million a year if residents aren’t counted for census

Lehigh Valley    
Morning Call: Who’s mulling a challenge to U.S. Rep. Susan Wild?
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley gun rights advocates rally against Second Amendment challenges
Morning Call: Change will come with people exercising “everyday power,” Pennsylvania judge tells Allentown NAACP
Morning Call: School taxes are driving readers crazy: ‘I’m fed up’ vs. ‘an educated workforce is our only hope’
Reading Eagle: Berks County election officials back some proposals to overhaul elections
Express Times: Pipeline update: Where these 2 projects through the Lehigh Valley stand, amid continuing Pa. natural gas boom

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Roll Call: How local legislators voted on key issues last week
Erie Times-News: Financial consultant supports Erie LERTA changes
Erie Times-News: Government meetings in Erie County, week of June 10
Erie Times-News: Erie County Council sets summer schedule
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Planned $4.7 million refinancing to keep parking rates the same
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Advisory council hopes to prevent repeat offenders
Tribune Review Editorial: Is restoring Pennsylvania enough?
LNP Editorial Board: Lawmakers: Lancaster County is ripe for an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases. We implore you to act
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: UPMC shifts course: A change of heart or a tactical ploy?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Put retirees first: Peduto’s politics shouldn’t drive city pensions
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet fosters the wrong publicity
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Fewer cancer deaths: Healthier lifestyles would yield still more progress
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Busted twice: Deputies stop young drivers, then text mom
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Protecting the elderly: America’s nursing homes need more oversight
Inquirer Editorial Board: When it comes to cyber charters, doing nothing is not an option
Inquirer Editorial Board: Zoning based on `Bay-Windows Theory’ won’t stop gentrification
Inquirer Staff: Before Stonewall: How Philly’s early role in the LGBTQ rights movement will shape the future of equality
Bryan Cutler and Frank Dermody: Yes, we can ensure health care coverage and save costs in Pa.
John L. Micek: Casey: ‘There’s no question of obstruction’ by Trump | Friday Morning Coffee
Tony Norman: Gov. Tom Wolf should commute Robert Wideman’s life sentence
Erin Kramer: Lawmakers were right to reject Big Energy’s attempt to bamboozle consumers
David Lapp: Why Pa. needs a new statewide costing-out study for public education
John L. Micek: ‘It leaves a hole in my heart’: This mom and activist is calling for common sense gun control. Will Harrisburg listen?
Anne Henry: This budget season, Pa. needs to step up its support for seniors in nursing homes
Tim Hartman: The thing about Pa. nursing homes is … | Editorial Cartoon
David M. Shribman: The man who revamped our political system
Jennifer Arbittier Williams: Emma Semler’s case is a tragedy. Her sentence was justice
Trudy Rubin: Competing visions on D-Day: Trump’s nationalism vs. Macron’s plea for a strong alliance
Joel L. Naroff: Trump’s weaponization of tariffs takes U.S. into uncharted, dangerous territory
Keith C. Burris: Indifference
Hilary Hamilton and Sarah Bower-Grieco: First gay president by 2032? Philly middle schoolers’ ideas for LGBTQ+ equality | Perspective
Susanna Lee: How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: D-Day, 75 years later
Kevin Riordan: After years of silence, LGBTQ stories liberated us
Will Bunch: George Nader’s abuse of kids is disgusting. His abuse of U.S. democracy should alarm us all
Helen Ubiñas: A paralyzed gunshot survivor wants to connect with other gunshot survivors. So we’re going to help him.
Ruth Ann Dailey: Pittsburgh’s Magee family, a brief history
Joseph N. DiStefano: JPMorgan’s Dimon on Comcast, Wall Street, and wooing Philly customers

One Response

  1. Breaking news. A moratorium on “calling for someone’s resignation” has been reached by international leaders in Switzerland which all parties around the world have agreed to abide by. From this point forward everyone around the world including the learned halls of Harrisburg have agreed to assume at all times they call for “someone’s resignation” and don’t need to say it. Common wisdom says it’s a time saver.

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