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Budget

Budget pressure, policy agendas collide ahead of deadline
https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/2bc748dfc24249d88dde4954a94d4211/budget-pressure-policy-agendas-collide-ahead-deadline

Lawmakers prepare for final push to pass state budget
https://www.tribdem.com/news/lawmakers-prepare-for-final-push-to-pass-state-budget/article_a08abe1e-953b-11e9-9844-a35f4b06e9f1.html

Editorial: Budget dance spins on low expectations
https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/editorial-budget-dance-spins-on-low-expectations/article_ba1a327c-93a8-11e9-979d-e75b4adc9ffc.html

State budget must address rising tide of flood issues
http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20190622/EDITORIAL0317/706229941

Legislative Issues

Consolidate more districts
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/consolidate-more-districts-1.2499588

Bill named after Palmer woman killed by sheet of ice gains momentum in Pa. Senate
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/06/bill-named-after-palmer-woman-killed-by-sheet-of-ice-gains-momentum-in-pa-senate.html

Increasing Pa.’s minimum wage a no-brainer way to help women | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/pennsylvania-minimum-wage-women-frances-wolf-20190623.html

Legislature sends series of victims’ rights bills to governor’s desk
https://www.timesleader.com/news/747779/legislature-sends-series-of-victims-rights-bills-to-governors-desk

Lawmakers must not roll back tobacco prevention: Letters to the editor
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20190623/lawmakers-must-not-roll-back-tobacco-prevention-letters-to-editor

Pa. jobless rate sets record low; nonfarm jobs at record high
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190622/pa-jobless-rate-sets-record-low-nonfarm-jobs-at-record-high

Sunday Hunting

Sunday hunting could come to Pennsylvania as early as this fall
https://triblive.com/sports/sunday-hunting-could-come-to-pennsylvania-as-early-as-this-fall/

Keep Sunday ban, find other ways to restore hunting
https://www.republicanherald.com/opinion/letters/keep-sunday-ban-find-other-ways-to-restore-hunting-1.2499257

Criminal Justice

Editorial | Justice won’t be denied in covered-up abuse
https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/editorial-justice-won-t-be-denied-in-covered-up-abuse/article_612a0568-9527-11e9-bf5e-87b6169a6632.html

Court ruling clouds joint police ventures
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/06/court-ruling-clouds-joint-police-ventures/

Education

Logos Academy head: I’m disappointed with Gov. Wolf’s veto of EITC expansion
https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2019/06/19/logos-academy-head-disappointed-gov-wolfs-veto-eitc-expansion/1497692001/

Who decides whether charter schools open in Pa.? Not just your local school district.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/06/22/charter-schools-open-in-Pennsylvania-Not-just-local-school-districts/stories/201906230028

Marijuana

Let marijuana use up to states
https://www.republicanherald.com/opinion/let-marijuana-use-up-to-states-1.2499603

Guest Column: Fetterman tour: He was listening for the obvious
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/guest-column-fetterman-tour-he-was-listening-for-the-obvious/article_48a426ae-945f-11e9-9f48-97ef7eededf5.html

Gaming

Promises for property tax relief through casinos short of expectations
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/promises-for-property-tax-relief-through-casinos-short-of-expectations/article_dcf9f1be-941c-11e9-8c63-f741039d8531.html

Oversight with LSA process is something to consider in every county, say lawmakers
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/oversight-with-lsa-process-is-something-to-consider-in-every/article_9d150093-8291-51b9-9ab4-b22e78e7f114.html

Defending the LSA status quo
https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/defending-the-status-quo-of-the-local-share-account/article_bd54d1b6-8df1-11e9-b72e-ab90857df4ed.html

Pennsylvania Lottery struggles to attract bets on virtual sports games
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/pennsylvania-lottery-struggles-to-attract-bets-on-virtual-sports-games/

Miscellaneous

Driverless technology saves lives
https://www.republicanherald.com/opinion/driverless-technology-saves-lives-1.2499602

Pre-game prayer by Pa. high school baseball coaches, players violates Constitution by endorsing religion, group charges
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/06/pre-game-prayer-by-pa-schools-baseball-players-violates-constitution-group-charges.html

EDITORIAL: Working together to end sex trafficking
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/06/23/editorial-working-together-end-sex-trafficking/1491934001/

Thanks to Rep. Patty Kim for sponsoring common sense gift ban legislation | PennLive Letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/06/thanks-to-rep-patty-kim-for-sponsoring-common-sense-gift-ban-legislation-pennlive-letters.html

LETTER: Pa. lawmaker: nice job if you can get it
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/letters/letter-pa-lawmaker-nice-job-if-you-can-get-it/article_61167dc2-929d-11e9-a6f6-3bc124586078.html

Regional

SCI Greensburg closing is potential wrench in census count
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/sci-greensburg-closing-is-potential-wrench-in-census-count/

Criminal justice system at center of swirling debate as gun violence continues in Philly
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-larry-krasner-richard-ross-william-mcswain-shootings-murders-statistics-20190622.html#loaded

Refinery fire still burning: Philly ‘narrowly dodged a catastrophe’
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190622/refinery-fire-still-burning-philly-narrowly-dodged-catastrophe

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Refinery fire puts focus on toxic chemical
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-refinery-fire-explosion-cause-20190622.html

National

2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190622/2020-democrats-strongly-defend-abortion-rights-at-forum/1

Democratic debates guide: What to watch for Wednesday and Thursday
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-democratic-debates-guide-primer-tips-20190621-bkmlwcpm4zemnkfzumbq42ycaa-story.html

Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases
https://www.pottsmerc.com/news/national/census-redistricting-top-remaining-supreme-court-cases/article_81b84285-aee0-58b1-9e75-0b50ea4f47c1.html

Trump tweets that he is delaying this weekend’s ICE deportation raids for 2 weeks
https://www.mcall.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-delays-deportation-raids-20190622-ruehgew6affrjnyjuateytodvu-story.html

Trump again refutes latest allegation of sexual assault
https://www.poconorecord.com/zz/news/20190622/trump-again-refutes-latest-allegation-of-sexual-assault

Trump will never be held accountable for his treatment of women
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2019/06/trump-will-never-be-held-accountable-for-his-treatment-of-women.html