10/20 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Our PA-8 fundraising breakdown, Katy Perry to hold a concert for Hillary and Trump is coming to Johnstown. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-8: Q3: Fitzpatrick vs. Santarsiero Breakdown: An in-depth look at the fundraising battle in the open congressional contest.

Clinton to Encourage GOTV Effort with Katy Perry Concert: Katy Perry will perform for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.

PA-8: GOP Super PAC Takes On Santarsiero in New TV Ad (VIDEO): The commercial critiques the Democratic State Representative’s voting record.

Clinton and Kaine to Visit Philly, Pittsburgh on Saturday: Jon Bon Jovi will also be making an appearance.

Trump to Campaign in Johnstown: The Southwest PA city will host the GOP nominee.

Statewide
StateImpactPA: Senate OKs resolution to review Pennsylvania environmental laws
StateImpactPA: Group seeks to restrict the use of eminent domain
State House Sound Bites: Legislature divided over gaming bill and low on time
State House Sound Bites: Police transparency bill prompts some opposition, but no word from Wolf
Capitolwire: House passes PA unemployment compensation system funding ‘compromise.’
Capitolwire: More opioid bills move in House, Senate committees
New York Times: Faculty Members at 14 State Universities in Pennsylvania Go on Strike

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly’s biggest problem? Public safety, Philadelphians say
Inquirer: Pa. Senate OKs wider use of police body cameras; limits access
Daily News: Activist: Blackmail followed criticism of ASPIRA on Facebook
Daily News: SEPTA transportation for seniors and disabled still not working for many
Philadelphia Magazine: Penn student paper endorses Clinton, disses alum Trump
Philadelphia Magazine: Obamacare premiums rise in Pennsylvania
WHYY Newsworks: Thousands of public college professors strike across Pennsylvania
BillyPenn: Philly ride-sharing bill passes state House, heads to Senate
BillyPenn: Pa. Senate clears firearms bill much like law struck down last year

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary at Montgomery County Community College
Pottstown Mercury: 110,000 students affected as union for 14 Pennsylvania universities goes on first-ever strike
Montgomery Media: No tax hike expected in Souderton
Bucks Local News: Newtown Township feeling the squeeze on EIT revenues; proposes $12.62M budget for 2017, including property tax hike

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Sharing too much could cost Pittsburgh council members
Post-Gazette: House passes ride-hailing bill with limits to fines by PUC
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent names three to executive cabinet
Post-Gazette: Congressional candidate Art Halvorson cited for harassing rival’s aide
Post-Gazette: State GOP reviews McGinty email in new WikiLeaks document
Tribune-Review: Pa. Senate OKs bill to let local police to enforce speed with radar
Tribune-Review: Collaborative regional effort aims to make ‘Pittsburgh for all’
Tribune-Review: Vice president to campaign for Clinton in Allegheny County on Tuesday

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Hoax online voting memes adding to election tension
Beaver County Times: Christiana: Rossi’s contribution to my re-election fund shows transparency
Beaver County Times: Construction starts on Bridgewater Crossing development
Tribune-Democrat: Warehouse company OK’d for trade ‘sub-zones’
Tribune-Democrat: 73rd district foes have similar backgrounds

NEPA
Times Leader: Meyers debate team members give their takes on third presidential debate
Times Leader: Zoning hearing on new high school in Wilkes-Barre delayed another month
Times-Tribune: Mid Valley School Board passes anti-nepotism policy
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County commissioners approve funding for Globe project
Times-Tribune: Scranton High School students react to third and final debate

South Central
Patriot-News: Clinton highly opposes abortion restriction in PA
Patriot-News: Faculty strike continues in PA
Patriot-News: Why lawmakers need to issue liquor reform
York Dispatch: People think on what would have happened if Sanders was the Democrat nominee

Lehigh Valley
Reading Eagle: Katie McGinty speaks with Reading newspaper on her race to the U.S. Senate seat
Reading Eagle: PA’s attempt to end Real ID program fails
Morning Call: Trump has to turn attention to Clinton in order to win debate
Morning Call: Shapiro accuses GOP candidate for avoiding the gun bill

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Clinton’s chief of staff John Podesta revealed he opened doors for her with energy firm in WikiLeaks
Erie Times-News: GOP in PA has a large push for voter registration as Democrats continue to lead
Erie Times-News: First statewide faculty strike halts Edinboro classes

Opinion
Patriot-News: PennLive’s Editorial Board meeting with Pat Toomey: recap
Patriot-News: Lawmakers need to go back and include liquor in ‘liquor reform’
Inquirer: Philadelphia Inquirer endorses Steve Santarsiero in Eighth
Daily News: Gap between rich and rest of us grows wider
Daily News: The worst thing about Toomey isn’t his Trump waffling
Post-Gazette: Good gherkin guys: Pittsburgh Pickle Co.’s low-tech success counts
Post-Gazette: Afghanistan adrift: The Taliban is testing the nation’s military
Post-Gazette: Giving PWSA a nudge: A councilman’s good ideas for the water authority

Blogs
Commonwealth Foundation: APSCUF Threatens Faculty
Commonwealth Foundation: Podcast: Matt Lewis on the Roots of Conservatism
Keystone Crossroads: Pa. Senate clears firearms bill much like law struck down last year
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Fed Ed’s Defiance of City Council Might be Illegal
Lehigh Valley Ramblings: NorCo Joins White House Data-Driven Justice Initiative

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  1. Why not a poll on whether Kathy Kane should go to jail? What has happened to the impeachment of Kathy Kane?

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