WEATHER: Philadelphia, sunny, high of 87; Harrisburg, mostly sunny, high of 86; Pittsburgh, partly cloudy, high of 81.
NEW THIS MORNING:
* Hopes that a budget will pass by the June 30 deadline are fading, despite chatter from pols about avoiding a repeat of last year’s impasse, writes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
* Harrisburg legislators will also examine school district consolidation as a cost-saving measure, as budget talks center around education funding, the Morning Call reports.
* In Erie, county officials are buying space on regional billboards to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic, the Times-News reports.
FROM THE WEEKEND:
* The feds are looking into a deal where a campaign contributor to Philadelphia DA Seth Williams leased an apartment to his ex-wife for far below market value, writes the Inquirer.
* After a landmark Supreme Court decision, Philadelphia is resentencing hundreds of juvenile offenders to lesser prison terms, according to the Inquirer.
* Pittsburgh’s newly appointed schools chief, a former NFL star, admitted to exaggerating elements of his resume, The Post-Gazette writes.
* The defense has begun in the Chaka Fattah corruption trial, with a focus on character witnesses speaking to the congressman’s positive reputation, the Inquirer reports.
* Rural counties in PA are increasingly using state economic development money to demolish blighted buildings, writes the Sunbury Item.
THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
* Despite calls to drop out of the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders has predicted a contested convention in Philadelphia, the Associated Press reports.
* Republicans are worried as Donald Trump continues a tirade about “Mexican” and “Muslim” judges investigating his ties to the scandal-plagued Trump University, writes the New York Daily News.
* Hillary Clinton wins the primary contest in Puerto Rico, Fox News reports.
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* The Tribune-Review editorial board points out another failed promise of Obamacare: it allowed undocumented immigrants to take advantage of it to the tune of $750 million.
* PennLive has an op-ed from Gov. Wolf, who explains why the formula in a newly passed bill will make the state’s system of funding schools fairer and more equitable.
* An Inquirer editorial makes it plain that in order to attack the state deficit, taxes have to be raised in the next budget.
* Philadelphia’s plan to deal with protestors at the Democratic National Convention next month draws a thumbs-up from the Inquirer.
* The Post-Gazette editorial board wants the state to take a Web page from Allegheny County’s successful efforts at government transparency.
* The Intelligencer, citing the chilling results of an Ohio Media Project study on campaign advertising, calls for an end to “dark money” by ID’ing all campaign donors.
* A Daily Times editorial makes it clear that there is nothing convenient about beer sales in PA, despite the state’s shift to allow beer sales in 9 gas station stores.
* The York Daily Record assesses the past, present and potential future of Republican State Sen. Scott Wagner.
* In the Erie Times-News, Kathleen Parker worries that we no longer seem capable of being a united United States of America.
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10 a.m. - The PA Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development will meet. Room 8E-B, East Wing, Harrisburg.
10 a.m. - Philadelphia City Council Committee on Public Property and Public Works will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
11 a.m. - The PA House Education Committee will meet. Room G50, Irvis Office, Harrisburg.
12 p.m. – The PA House Children and Youth Committee will meet. Room 60, East Wing, Harrisburg.
12:15 p.m. - The PA House Professional Licensure Committee will meet. Room B31, Main Capitol, Harrisburg.
1 p.m. - Philadelphia City Council Committee on Licenses and Inspections will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.
1 p.m. - The PA Senate will reconvene.
1 p.m. - The PA House will reconvene.
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KICKER: "She didn't have much money, and Seth asked me as a favor to try to give her a break for $1,000 per month.” – Robert Herdelin, political contributor to Philly DA Seth Williams, talks about the friendly real estate deal that’s drawn the attention of federal investigators. From the Inquirer.