WEATHER: Philadelphia: p.m. thunderstorms, high of 85; Harrisburg: p.m. thunderstorms, high of 82; Pittsburgh: scattered thunderstorms, high of 77.


* Nearly four weeks since a computer shutdown of the city’s court systems, officials on Friday cited progress in restoring some electronic access but the First Judicial District’s website and electronic-filing system have yet to be restored, the Inquirer writes.

* The Post-Gazette has a preview of the issues likely to dominate the state’s upcoming budget negotiations.

* The state’s budget surplus this year brings its own set of problems as budget negotiation season kicks into high gear, the AP reports.

* A proposed series of policy hearings on ethics and conflict-of-interest reform has caused increasing friction between Delaware County Council Democrats and Republicans, the Inquirer writes.

* Congress is set to phase out the military’s use of firefighting foams that contain a class of toxic chemicals called PFAS, which has been linked to various health conditions and has contaminated drinking water in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, WHYY reports.

* A November ballot question will ask whether to change Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter to increase the threshold that triggers a request for proposal (RFP) and formal bids from businesses for most city contracts to $75,000 from the current level of $34,000 – a move that could help minority-owned businesses in the city, the Tribune reports.

* Among the 50 states, Pennsylvania ranks 17th overall in child well-being, according to a report released Monday, doing well in the education and health of its children, but lagging significantly on economic and family issues, the Patriot-News writes.

* State lawmakers are weighing different bills that would require Pennsylvanians to wait until age 18 - or 21 - before making major life decisions like getting married or dropping out of high school, the Patriot-News writes.

* The Pennsylvania state Senate’s Law and Justice Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board nominee Mary Isenhour, the former chief of staff for Gov. Tom Wolf, the Patriot-News writes.


This Thursday: Celebrate organized labor’s finest!

On June 20, the Philadelphia Public Record’s annual Salute to Labor will honor five of the region’s most influential union members. Celebrate with leaders from across the city at the Philadelphia Joint Board, 22 S. 22nd Street. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a premium open bar, extensive hors d’oeuvres and the awards ceremony for Lifetime Achiever, Rising Star, Organizer/Activist, Management Leader and Good Deeds.

Individual tickets are $40; groups of 10 can be purchased for $350. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.



* The Citizens’ Voice holds up California’s massive redistricting commission as an example of what Pennsylvania needs to do to remove politicians from having anything to do with redistricting.

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9 a.m. - Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will deliver remarks at this press conference to celebrate the start of thousands of summer jobs on behalf of WorkReady. This program helps youth and young adults engage in meaningful employment opportunities. Bank of America, 1600 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia.

9:45 a.m. - the PA House Transportation Committee will meet. Room 205, Ryan Office Building, Harrisburg.

10 a.m. - the PA House Judiciary Committee will meet. Room 140, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

10 a.m. - the PA House Transportation Committee will meet. Room 205, Ryan Office Building, Harrisburg.

10 a.m. - the PA Senate Majority Policy Committee will meet. Room 461, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

11:30 a.m. - the PA House Education Committee will meet. Room G50, Irvis Office Building, Harrisburg.

12 p.m. - the PA House Consumer Affairs Committee will meet. Room 205, Ryan Office Building, Harrisburg.

12 p.m. - the PA House Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Committee will meet. Room 60, East Wing, Harrisburg.

1 p.m. - the PA Senate will reconvene. Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

1 p.m. - the PA House will reconvene. Main Capitol, Harrisburg.

2:30 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will deliver remarks at this press conference to mark the official opening of the 2019 pool season and debut renovations to Bridesburg Pool. Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond Street, Philadelphia.

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KICKER: “They're not surprising to anybody – I think anybody who knows the numbers knows the challenges are there.” – Montgomery County Rep. Matt Bradford, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, on how the budget surplus will affect budget negotiations. From the AP.