10/18 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Walsh’s arrest record, the final voter registration update and Hillary leads Trump in the latest poll. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

HD-58: Walsh Plagued by Prior Arrests: GOP nominee Justin Walsh experienced three separate run-ins with the law.

Voter Registration Update – Final Version: A look at the final voter registration numbers before the 2016 election.

Clinton to Campaign in Montco Tuesday: The nation’s 42nd President is coming to SEPA.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 51% Trump 45%: The Democratic nominee holds a six point advantage in a two-way and four-way race.

PA-Sen: McGinty Tries to Tie Toomey to Trump (VIDEO): McGinty warns of the dangers of Toomey and Trump.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Pipelines: The new battleground over fracking
StateImpactPA: Pa. Senate environmental panel chair bemoans ‘lack of leadership’ on Marcellus
State House Sound Bites: Health insurance rates for Obamacare plans will skyrocket in 2017
State House Sound Bites: Two midstate cemeteries, one frustrating year for families
State House Sound Bites: Prosecutors to seek time behind bars for ex-attorney general (AP)
State House Sound Bites: McQueary lawsuit against Penn State underway

Philadelphia
Daily News: Who’s that picketing Santander Bank? Why it’s lawyer Chuck Peruto
Inquirer: Electrician’s boss Dougherty hit with racketeering lawsuit
Inquirer: Prosecutors seek “significant” jail term for Kane
Inquirer: Key takeaways from the first Toomey-McGinty debate
Philadelphia Magazine: Lawsuit claims Johnny Doc dropped N-Word, other slurs before South Philly brawl
WHYY Newsworks: Toomey & Trump in ads real and spoofed
WHYY Newsworks: City, state and federal officials promise fair voting process

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Judge approves house arrest study for Kathleen Kane
Bucks County Courier-Times: Sparks fly as huge crowd turns out for special parking kiosk meeting in Newton
Bucks County Courier-Times: DEP inspects Warminster water filtration system
Bucks Local News: Bristol Borough Council to meet in special session to accept mayor’s resignation

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: DA’s office: Despite ‘reckless political rhetoric’ no evidence of voter fraud
Pittsburgh Business Times: Affordable Care Act insurance premiums to rise in 2017
WESA: Trump and Taxes Could Figure Into Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Debate

Southwest
Tribune-Democrat: McQueary Whistleblower suit against Penn State in Sandusky case
Altoona Mirror: Trump coming to Johnstown on Friday
Beaver County Times: Toomey demands McGinty’s Wolf administration emails be released before election

NEPA
Times-Tribune: Powell to run for district attorney next year
Citizens Voice: Local casino impact assessment added to lawmakers’ agenda after court ruling
Standard Speaker: Townships prepare for medical marijuana production

South Central
Patriot-News: Recap on the Toomey and McGinty debate in Pittsburgh
Patriot-News: Laws is potentially going to be in place that it is illegal to keep your dogs in the car
Carlisle Sentinel: Toomey and McGinty argue over Donald Trump and police at debate in Pittsburgh
Lancaster Intelligencer/ Era: Why people are taking a stand against the transparency of the Government
York Dispatch: Why there may be hope for Gary Johnson this election

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Discussion between police and the community of Reading is off to a good start
Morning Call: Trump and Taxes play a role in PA Senate debate
Morning Call: What happens to students if faculty strike at state universities?

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Kaine and Clinton will campaign at State College on Friday
Erie Times-News: Erie’s congressman in the House supports Trump
Erie Times-News: Erie County GOP has strong voter registration push, but Dems still lead

Opinion
Inquirer: $3 million to extend the Schuylkill River Trail is a smart investment
Inquirer: Dougherty: Clinton is the right choice for American workers
Daily News: Making over that old-school mindset in Philly district
Patriot-News: What will a post-Trump Republican Party look like?
Patriot-News: Attorney General candidates spent more than $1.4 million on TV ads, report
Post-Gazette: Carnegie in the lead: Natural History Museum excels, inside and out
Post-Gazette: Why are we in Somalia? A military intervention with no purpose for U.S.

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: King Allentown Makes Surprise Bid for State House
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Voter Intimidation and Poll Watchers
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Broughal to Tp: Don’t Sue Over Community Center
Keystone Crossroads: Federal report on charter schools elicits more calls to revise Pa. law
Commonwealth Foundation: House Speaker Seeks Boost for Vital Scholarship Programs

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