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10/20 Morning Buzz

PA-state-flag6A new PA-Gov poll shows Corbett down seven, Justice Eakin gets caught in the middle of the Castille-McCaffery feud and an in-depth analysis of the latest PA-8 fundraising reports. Plus, last week’s Ups & Downs! Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

10/17 Ups & Downs: We didn’t plan to make this an all pairs week yet that’s what happened. See who made this week’s list!

PA-Gov: Keystone Report/Magellan Strategies Poll: Wolf 49.1 Corbett 42.2: The newest survey shows Corbett with his smallest deficit of the campaign season.

Justice Eakin Claims Justice McCaffery Threatened Him Over His Own Emails: The PA Supreme Court saga takes another jarring turn.

PA-8: Fitzpatrick Holds Big Lead in Cash Over Strouse: The full analysis of the contributions and expenditures for Fitzpatrick and Strouse.

PA-Gov Round-Up: Back to the Attacks: We take a look at the events of the last week in the state’s gubernatorial race.

September Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Ticks Down: After two straight months of increases, the unemployment rate drops in September.

Legislative Elections Update:

HD-12: The candidates in the State House race for the 12th district are divided over the issue of a severance tax on natural gas drilling.

“Right now, all business in Pennsylvania is overtaxed,” said incumbent Republican Daryl Metcalfe who has served since 1999. “The majority of the people I talk to want to see our economy improve, not to tax business out of Pennsylvania.”

“We should be getting our fair share in this industry and this boon to our economy that we are not realizing as every other state around us is,” Democratic challenger Lisa Zucco said.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Three Pennsylvanians on flight carrying nurse with Ebola
State House Sound Bites:   PA justice claims McCaffery threatened him over emails
State House Sound Bites: Pa. justice in porn scandal faces new accusation
State House Sound Bites: Pa. unemployment rate and payrolls drop last month
State House Sound Bites: Governor Corbett to discuss Ebola preparations in Pa.
State House Sound Bites: Final charge dropped against former Pa. senator
Capitolwire:Environmentalists’ legislative ‘scorecard’ criticizes both GOP, Democrats.
Capitolwire: Senate sends a few more items to governor, positions local gun ordinance preemption bill for final House vote Monday.

Philadelphia
The Inquirer: Suspect Eric Frein, carrying a rifle, believed spotted near his high school in Poconos
Daily News: First porn, now threats?
Daily News: The roar of 8,000 women
Philly.com: Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported
Philly.com: On your left! Working Families to prod Dems
Philly.com: 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe
The Inquirer: Nutter, Corbett seek to reassure on Ebola
The Inquirer: Corbett campaign’s website gets real – photos of supporters, that is
Philly.com: Another year, another small Social Security bump
The Inquirer: City Council approves tax credit to promote $12-an-hour minimum
The Inquirer: Biden in Phila. to support port dredging
Phillynow.com: So, what, are these pics of Gov. Corbett Photoshopped too?
Commonwealth Confidential: Gun used in hold up of lawmakers reported stolen

SEPA
Courier Times: Hannah’s Law, named for a Bristol Twp. baby, is official
Courier Times: Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported
Courier Times: Penndel to consider having DA look into vulgar printouts
Daily Local News: Senators propose fee for future pipeline users
Daily Local News: Local Republicans: Natural gas drillers are taxed
Daily Local News: Corbett: 3 from Pa. on plane with Ebola nurse
Pottstown Mercury:3,000 join Philadelphia teacher’s protest
Pottstown Mercury: Education funding group hears local testimony at Perkiomen Valley

Pittsburgh
Tribune Review: Harrisburg insider, newcomer battle over change in Pa.’s 46th Senate District
Tribune Review:  Jobs are focus in 52nd District House race in Westmoreland, Fayette
Tribune Review: Metcalfe, Zucco vie for 12th state House District seat, split on gas drilling issues
Tribune Review: Metcalfe, Zucco vie for 12th state House District seat, split on gas drilling issues
Post Gazette: Obama hits midterm election trail
Post Gazette:  Urban migration of college graduates expanding
Post Gazette: Minister challenges incumbent Ravenstahl for House seat
Pittsburgh Business Times:  Highmark contactor gets pushback from care providers
Pittsburgh Business Times: Allegheny County 911 begins screening callers for Ebola
Pittsburgh Business Times: Uber receives PUC extension to continue to operate in Pittsburgh
KDKA: Pittsburgh’s New Police Chief Embraces Technology To Reverse Murder Rate

Southwest
AP: Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov’s race
County Times: Trombetta back in court over secret recordings
County Times: Greene Twp. officials to tell White House about inadequacies of coal ash waste dump sites
County Times: House race fizzles as Democrat shrinks from view
Altoona Mirror: Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies’ success
Tribune Democrat: Shuster touts experience in 9th Congressional District race

NEPA
Times Leader: Luzerne County Court budget cut in proposal, official says
Times Leader:  Local educators, candidates say PA Core standards needs reworking
Times-Tribune:  Distressed cities bill forces decisions
Citizens Voice:  Candidates in 11th, 17th talk Social Security, Medicare

South Central
Sentinel: High marks: Breaking down education barriers
Sentinel: High marks: Midstate schools explore drug testing
Daily News: Congressmen join PA Senator in calling for Ebola travel restrictions
Intelligencer: Lancaster County vs. Ebola: Medical pros say we’re ready
Intelligencer: City job training center receives $500,000 state grant
Daily Record: What would happen if York entered Act 47?
Patriot-News: Harrisburg finds success fighting crime, but level still too high, Mayor Eric Papenfuse says
Patriot-News: Ebola, Common Core, and job creation: 3 takeaways on U.S. Rep. Scott Perry vs. Linda Thompson debate
Patriot-News: Pa. man’s death highlights legal, emotional controversy over assisted suicide

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Eric Frein manhunt wipes out many a speeding ticket
Morning Call: Wolf-Corbett race may be state’s most expensive
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley baby boomers’ wishes lead to more 55-and-over housing
Eagle: Corbett, Wolf hold different views on health care
Eagle: Major economic development tool Reading wants from state off the table for 2015
Eagle: Tourism, recreation district proposed for Pottstown
Eagle: Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 5.7 percent

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: Wellsboro school board approves 4-year contract with teachers
Sun Gazette: County, state are prepared in case of Ebola outbreak
Times News: Corbett, Wolf spar over economy, jobs
WICU: Bizzarro Not Comfortable With Recent Media Attention

Opinion
Eagle: Editorial: McCaffery cannot continue to serve on the state bench
Sun Gazette: Old City plan: The correct elements are finally in place
Times-News: Our View: Thumbs up for Erie literacy programs
Patriot-News: In the home stretch: it’s all about Tom Wolf’s tax plan – and voters need to remember it: Charlie Gerow
Patriot-News: Can Tom Wolf make Pa. government work again? He thinks so: E.J. Dionne
The Inquirer: Swift justice
Daily News: Vanishing act
Philly.com: Transform the city with technology education
Philly.com: Paid sick days benefit employer and worker
Pottstown Mercury: Legislature not acting in environment’s best interests
Daily Local News: Small Talk: Observing all politics being local
Tribune Review: The Paycheck Fairness Act: It’s not needed
Tribune Review: Let it be noted …
Altoona Mirror:  ‘Puppies’ can’t get job done in Harrisburg
Tribune Democrat:  Would voter ID have helped Corbett?

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: Audio: PFT Fails Students, Teachers & the Poor
Citizens’ Call: ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum This Thursday at Curtis Hall
Citizens’ Call: Commissioners Decide – by Not Deciding – on Kerlin Development Zoning Appeal

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