WEATHER: Philadelphia, thunderstorms, high of 76; Harrisburg, thunderstorms, high of 78; Pittsburgh, thunderstorms, high of 80.
NEW THIS MORNING:
* A day after his conviction, Congressman Chaka Fattah submitted his resignation, effective Oct. 3 – the day before his sentencing, reports Newsworks.
* The PA Senate is preparing to strip out the flashpoint language in HB 1947, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse survivors to sue their abusers, according to the Post-Gazette.
* Reps. Bob Brady, Mike Doyle and Brendan Boyle were among those participating in the House of Representatives gun-control sit-in yesterday, according to the Inquirer.
* In an about-face, Philadelphia officials say they won’t use long-shuttered Holmesburg Prison to house protesters arrested during the DNC, writes the Inquirer.
* In a victory for two-wheeled law enforcement everywhere, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city would use bicycle cops instead of purchasing an armored vehicle for the Democratic National Convention in July, writes Phillymag.
* After years in legislative limbo, the PA Senate Housing and Urban Affairs Committee approved a bill to give LGBT citizens equal protection under the law, writes the Inquirer.
* The PA House approved a major expansion of gambling in the state, including online gambling and fantasy sports – although it eschewed video gambling, writes PennLive.
* A small plane flew a banner around downtown York, blasting PA Sen. Scott Wagner for his anti-union stance, according to the Evening Sun.
* PA has the 43rd-worst roads in the US, according to a study that looked at factors like traffic fatalities, bridge and road conditions and insurance, writes the Intelligencer.
* Keystone Crossroads uses two maps and a chart to tell the story of each PA school district’s per-student funding.
THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
* Hillary Clinton wades into the nascent debate over HB 1948, which would severely curtail abortion rights in PA, saying that she strongly opposes the bill, writes PennLive.
* During a CSPAN interview, Bernie Sanders delivered the clearest message yet that he knows he will not be the Democratic nominee for president, writes the Washington Post.
* A Republican National Committee board member accuses his compatriots of conspiring with Never Trumpers to potentially dislodge the nominee, writes Politico.
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* PennLive’s John L. Micek delivers a blistering read on the real reasons behind PA House Republicans’ – joined by many Democrats – push to approve HB 1948.
* For the sake of his constituents and the House of Representatives, the Intelligencer wants Congressman Chaka Fattah to add “former” to his title immediately.
* Ed Rendell has a Daily News op-ed that expresses his profound disappointment with Sen. Pat Toomey’s all-too predictable quailing in the face of gun control legislation.
* A sobering Erie Times-News editorial – that could be about any one of a number of school districts in PA – calls for immediate action by Harrisburg to prevent further loss of essential services for the district’s students.
* The Evening Sun holds out hope that the York County Heroin Task Force will achieve a 70 percent success rate with the Lazarus program like its North Carolina pilot did.
* The Evening Sun editorial board calls out PA’s prison system for its glacial response to the US Supreme Court decision to end mandatory sentences for juvenile offenders.
* Newsworks’ Dick Polman gives Trump, who said, “We don’t know anything about her religion,” a helping hand with some salient reference material on Hillary Clinton’s faith.
* The Pittsburgh Port Authority’s candid self-assessment of its performance, which has been less than stellar, bodes well for the future, according to a Post-Gazette editorial.
* The fallout from Spring Grove school board member Matthew Jansen’s rant over a church sign wishing Muslims a “Blessed Ramadan” continues in the York Dispatch.
* The Philadelphia Water Department needs to step up and be more proactive about getting people to have their water line lead levels tested, writes an Inquirer editorial.
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9 a.m. - The PA House Human Services Committee will meet. Room 60, East Wing, Harrisburg.
9 a.m. - Mayor Kenney will provide welcoming remarks for the Better Bike Share Conference the industry’s first conference focused on increasing equity and access for bike shares. Hub Cira Center at 30th Street Station, 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia.
9:30 a.m. - The PA House Health Committee will meet. Room G50, Irvis Office Building, Harrisburg.
10 a.m. - Mayor Kenney and Councilwoman Cherelle Parker will meet with Goldman Sachs Leadership and 10,000 Small Business alumni from across Philadelphia to discuss small business growth. Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry, 1751 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia.
10:30 a.m. - Gov. Wolf will make remarks at Equality PA’s Day of Action in support of passing statewide non-discrimination legislation. Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg.
10 a.m. - The PA Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will meet. Room 461, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
11 a.m. - The PA Senate Labor & Industry Committee will meet. Room 461, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
12 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will provide remarks at a luncheon announcing 50 new Police Athletic League scholarships and the renewal of 150 scholarships. Union League, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia.
12:30 p.m. - The PA Senate Consumer Protection & Professional LIcensure Committee will meet. Room 461, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
3:30 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will officially sign the CVN Bill into law, which diverts those charged with public conduct offenses out of the criminal justice system, furthering the goals set by the City and its criminal justice partners agencies as a part of the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge Grant. City Council Caucus Room, City Hall, Philadelphia.
7:30 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will join Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., Councilwoman Cherrelle Parker, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Council President Darrell Clarke and other members of Philadelphia’s Muslim Community at this traditional communal meal that breaks the Ramadan fast each day at sunset. Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall Room 202, Philadelphia.
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KICKER: "Mr. Fattah has betrayed the trust of this institution and the people of Pennsylvania, and for that he should resign immediately from the House of Representatives. We must hold members to the highest ethical standard, and I hope that Democratic leaders will join me in seeking his immediate resignation." – House Speaker Paul Ryan’s statement, from Newsworks