10/19 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6The final Congressional vulnerability rankings and fundraising breakdown before the election while Toomey leads McGinty in the latest Quinnipiac survey. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Reader Poll: McGinty or Toomey?: The rubber match of our PA-Sen surveys.

PoliticsPA’s Congressional Vulnerability Rankings: Final Pre-Election Edition: One maybe two congressional seats look competitive.

Q3: Congressional Breakdown 2016: With all FEC reports now in, we take a look at the results for every congressional district.

Reader Poll: Rafferty Three-Peat: The GOP nominee takes the trifecta.

PA-Sen: Quinnipiac Poll: Toomey 49% McGinty 45%: Toomey maintains his lead.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Toomey’s lead over McGinty narrows, but it’s still outside new Quinnipiac poll error margin.
StateImpactPA: Federal task force recommends safety upgrades for gas storage facilities
StateImpactPA: Higher than expected “sunny day floods” caused by climate change
Washington Post: Pol says online voting post was joke; officials not laughing
State House Sound Bites: Toomey, McGinty clash on Obamacare, policing, guns and more in Pittsburgh
State House Sound Bites: GOP-led bill to ban plastic bag taxes is in the works  

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Kane lawyer’s plea for probation: ‘She has already fallen’
Inquirer: Ethics Board fines two officials, four PACs
Daily News: The worst thing about Toomey isn’t his Trump waffling
Philly.com: Proposed bill would get rid of requirement that PPA board members live in Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Bill Clinton to Montco voters: The future looks like a community college
WHYY Newsworks: In deadly Philly collapse trial, architect says he wasn’t responsible for ensuring safety
WHYY Newsworks: Faculty strike looms at 14 Pennsylvania public universities

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Newtown Twp. tables fracking ordinance, will wait for Wrightstown
Bucks County Courier-Times: Hillary’s not Bernie, but she fits the bill
Bucks County Courier-Times: Virginia Tech survivor shares story, advice for schools
Pottstown Mercury: Negotiations at state universities, including WCU, continue as deadline looms
Pottstown Mercury: Montgomery County D.A. fights Cosby’s latest attempt to dismiss sex assault charges

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: State System faculty on verge of strike
Post-Gazette: City councilman urges PWSA to consider technology to spot costly problems
Post-Gazette: Laid off U.S. Steel workers: We were shortchanged on bonuses
Business Times: UPMC acquires Williamsport health system
Business Times: Most natural gas rigs in Pennsylvania since January

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Gibbons, Bernstine trade barbs over breakfast invitation letter
Beaver County Times: Beaver County’s School Performance Profiles trend upward
Tribune-Democrat: Burns, Houser vying for 72nd District state House seat
Tribune-Democrat: Somerset County municipalities will receive $750,000 from state

NEPA
Times Leader: VP Joe Biden to visit Wilkes-Barre to campaign for Hillary Clinton on Friday
Times Leader: Pittston Area administration presents three-year Comprehensive Plan at board meeting
Times-Tribune: Biden to accept award at TCMC on Friday
Times-Tribune: After nearly four decades, Lackawanna County budget director retires

South Central
Patriot-News: Obamacare premiums increase in PA
Patriot-News: Governor Tom Wolf says to go to class on Wednesday despite faculty strikes
Patriot-News: Strike continues to go on Wednesday at state universities’
York Dispatch: Obama tells Trump to stop whining and discrediting the election this year

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Bill Clinton visits Montgomery County on Tuesday October 18th
Reading Eagle: Health insurance  continues to rise in Pennsylvania
Morning Call: Recent polls show that Clinton is winning
Morning Call: Trump wants term limits issued in Congress in order to reduce corruption

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Why there are too many coincidences with the recent accusations against Trump
Centre Daily Times: Undecided voters hard to find at Penn State
Erie Times-News: Toomey now back in Erie but still remains silent over support for Trump

Opinion
Daily Beast: Confessions of an Elector: Only 270 Voters Really Get To Decide Who Our Next President Will Be
Carlisle Sentinel: Why voting for Clinton will benefit the children the most
Lancaster-Intelligencer/ Era: Why choosing a candidate this year is difficult
Patriot-News: Send us your questions for Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty
Inquirer: U.S. shouldn’t wait until the next disaster to do more for Haiti
Post-Gazette: Leveling the field: A partisan attack on gerrymandering is a start
Post-Gazette: The great pot hunt: The federal eradication program is a waste

Blogs
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Bethlehem Tp Ponders No-Tax-Hike Budget
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: PennEast Pipeline Gives $5,000 to LV Pink Heals
Keystone Crossroads: West York Mayor Charles Wasko will step down
Keystone Crossroads: Mapping: State laws for recalling or removing local elected officials  
Commonwealth Foundation: Record Premium Hikes Hit Pa. Exchange

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