10/13 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Shuster and Halvorson premiere new ads, Voit stands with Trump and almost 900,000 Pennsylvanians register to vote online. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-9: Shuster’s Daughter Star of New Ad (VIDEO): The commercial features Ali Shuster describing her father.

PA-9: Halvorson Takes Aim at Shuster “Dynasty”: The Democratic challenger goes negative against the GOP incumbent.

Voit Stands By Trump (VIDEOS): The GOP’s nominee for State Treasurer is all in for The Donald.

PA-6: WaPo Moves Seat to “Safe Republican”: The Washington Post says to expect Ryan Costello back in D.C. this January.

Nearly 900,000 Voters Registered Online: The online registration system set up by Governor Wolf has added 899,934 Pennsylvanians to the voter rolls.

Statewide
Capitolwire: New audit confirms state agency has more work to do regarding child abuse prevention
StateImpactPA: Advocates urge last-minute vote to save PA pipeline safety law
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh ordinance would make building utility information public
PLS Reporter: PWSA files lawsuit against former management firm
PLS Reporter: AG DePasquale discusses major changes coming from ChildLine
State House Sound Bites: Despite lack of spotlight, PA treasury race has stakes
State House Sound Bites: Election draws closer, attacks get more heated in PA Senate race

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trump warns of voter fraud here; others are doubtful
Inquirer: Geno’s removes controversial English-only sign
Inquirer: To bring film and TV back to Philly, crew workers want own union local
Philly Mag: Young adults in Philly more likely to live at home
WHYY Newsworks: Top Pa. House Republican touts expanding private school tax credits in visit to Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Philadelphia’s tougher regulation of tobacco sales expected to start Jan. 1
KYW: Former Sanders Supporter Aims to get more African Americans vote Republican

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: OJR School Board urged to consider later school start times
Delco Times: Delco residents beat voter-registration deadline
Montgomery News: Shapiro outraises Rafferty 4-1 in Pennsylvania attorney general race

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Chelsea Clinton will be campaigning this Friday in Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Clinton puts pressure on Republicans to stand up to Trump
Tribune Review: Al Gore supports Clinton on climate change
Post-Gazette: World Power: From Pittsburgh to India, racing to reinvent the electric grid
Post-Gazette: Auditor General sees improvement in Pa.’s child-abuse hotline
WESA: Mayor Peduto’s relationship with Pittsburgh’s ICA improves

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Plans for Shell site revealed in land development application to Potter, county planning commissions
Beaver County Times: Friendship Ridge audit finds ‘no evidence’ of impropriety, but Beaver County is owed almost $1.4M
Observer-Reporter: Central Greene boards approves five year contracts for its teachers

NEPA
Times Leader: Why voter intimidation is illegal and needs to be addressed
Standard Speaker: New rulings on gas law cause heated debate
Pocono Record: PA residents are at risk over 9/11 Real ID law

South Central
Patriot-News: U.S. court revives lawsuit by Pa. workers who claim DuPont Co. owes them overtime pay
Patriot-News: Has West York’s mayor resigned? Council member isn’t so sure
Patriot-News: Racist Instagram post prompts call for unity ahead of Central Dauphin, Harrisburg game
Patriot-News: Attention drivers without cash: Pa. Turnpike now accepts credit cards
Carlisle Sentinel: Barletta awards overdue medals to Carlisle Navy vet
Carlisle Sentinel: Pa’s suburban women could decide election
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: Plan for what could be 3rd largest shopping center in Lancaster County revived near Denver
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: United Auxiliaries donates $70,000 to Lancaster General Hospital
York Dispatch: Local Latinos march against Toomey, Trump

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: UGI Utilities Inc. could move headquarters out of Reading
Reading Eagle: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. talks about steps to curb domestic violence
Reading Eagle: Child abuse claims soar in Berks County
Morning Call: Is Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski violating the city’s charter?
Morning Call: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf resigns in wake of scandal

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times:Three women accuse Trump of forcibly groping, kissing them
Centre Daily Times: USDA designates Centre County as drought disaster area
Erie Times-News: In race for state Senate, Wiley and Laughlin offer bipartisan vision
Erie Times-News: County Council urges lawmakers to protect local share of casino revenue
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Waste-to-energy plan gets a hot reception in Muncy

Opinion
Patriot-News: Hate? Not in our state. We have to confront it at every turn
Reading Eagle: State must act on opioid measures as soon as possible
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Water conservation needs to be an everyday habit
Inquirer: Vote ‘no’ on misleading ballot question raising judges’ retirement age
Daily News: City must maintain vision for thriving Delaware waterfront
Post-Gazette: It’s a free country: Respect the protest by high school cheerleaders
Post-Gazette: The Frontiers spirit: A mission to Mars is just one big idea today

Blogs
Keystone State Education Coalition: Follow the Money: Contributions to Students First PAC in 2016
2 Political Junkies: Question For Senator Toomey (Who’s “Unpersuaded” As To Whether Trump Deserves To Be President)
LuLac Political Letter: 13 Questions

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