10/5 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Clinton and McGinty lead the new Franklin and Marshall polls, our latest voter registration update and we ask our readers about the State Treasurer’s race. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

F&M Poll: Clinton 47% Trump 38%: The Democrat extends her lead in the latest Franklin and Marshall survey.

PA-Sen: F&M Poll: McGinty 41% Toomey 35%: The Democratic nominee holds onto her advantage.

Reader Poll: Joe Torsella or Otto Voit?: We check back in with the commonwealth’s State Treasurer race.

Voter Registration Update – October Edition: Republicans continue to gain crowd as the October 11th deadline nears.

Reader Poll: Trump Takes Latest Survey: Clinton: 2 Trump: 1

Brady Indicates Party May Not Back Williams in 2017 Primary: Bob Brady seems reluctant to throw his weight behind Seth Williams.

Pence Returns to the Commonwealth: The GOP VP nominee will be campaigning in Central PA on Wednesday and Thursday.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: F&M poll shows sharp drop for Trump in PA
StateImpactPA: Consol Energy gives up naming rights to Pittsburgh arena
PLS Reporter: Revenue collections continue to fall short of estimates
PLS Reporter: Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force
PLS Reporter: House committee hears testimony on integrity, security of Pennsylvania’s election process

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Parking Authority manager got a perk: A contract and a pension
Inquirer: PHA will lay off 126 to combat huge deficit
Inquirer: Kaine, Pence blast opposing running mates in VP debate
WHYY Newsworks: Biden provides opinion on the standstill over Justice Scalia’s replacement
WHYY Newsworks: PA lawmakers provide opinion on the potential voter fraud
KYW: VP debate replicates Trump and Clintons: no direct answer on how to transform America
Philly Voice: Kaine attacked while Pence delivered a strong presentation at the VP debate

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Vigil remembers Bucks County victims of domestic violence
Bucks County Courier-Times: Doylestown Township supervisors say Hammerstein museum can move forward without theater
Delco Daily Times: Hillary discussed both family and children at Haverford town hall

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: Overdraft fees in Pittsburgh among the highest in U.S.
Pittsburgh Business Times: Congress to Mylan: Tell us more
Pittsburgh Business Times: USW president rips Trump for using Chinese-made steel
Post-Gazette: State Health Department calls for upgrade in nursing home laws, regulations
Tribune-Review: Ross commissioners approve controversial hillside development
Tribune-Review: PPG buys naming rights to Consol Energy Center for 20 years

Southwest
Beaver County Times: McClelland says Rothfus is an “absentee” representative with no solutions to problems
Beaver County Times: CCBC to partner with Piedmont Airlines in pilots program
Beaver County Times:  Uber doesn’t have license to operate in Beaver County
Altoona Mirror: Town council censures mayor over racist Facebook posts (AP)
Altoona Mirror: Altoona Area School ramps up patrols over threat

NEPA
Times Leader: GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to campaign in Wilkes-Barre Township Monday
Times Leader: Newport Twp. ordinance addresses peddling, soliciting
Times-Tribune:  Polls: Clinton surges to solid leads in Pa.
Times-Tribune: Lackawanna housing authority demotes executive director

South Central
Patriot-News: Harrisburg crowd loves Clinton’s middle class message, attacks on Trump
Patriot-News: Eric Trump tells Pennsylvania Republicans his father will ‘restore greatness to this country’
Patriot-News: Clinton takes big lead over Trump in Pa.: F&M poll results
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland Valley School Board OKs financing for school projects
York Daily Record: Gov. Wolf: West York mayor should resign immediately

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Cartwright and Connolly debate for PA’s 17th Congressional District mirrors presidential race
Reading Eagle: Reliant Senior Care reaches $2 million settlement with Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: Leader of State System of Higher Education takes questions about strike
WFMZ: No new taxes proposed in Easton for ‘17

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Teachers contract approved
Erie Times-News: Corry returning to normal after massive water leak
Erie Times-News: Feds again sue Erie Coke over pollution

Opinion
Daily News: Campaign should focus on childhood poverty
Inquirer: Tax-dodge tale about Trump still doesn’t tell whole story
Bucks County Courier Times: Why Donald Trump is smart for not paying taxes
Patriot News: ‘Friends don’t let friends vote Trump,’ Clinton tells Harrisburg crowd
Centre Daily Times: The presidency is not a reality show
Post-Gazette: Stronger for animals: The merger of two shelters will serve more better
Post-Gazette: In order to learn: Swift action calmed Milliones. Now, academics

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: Keystone Crossroads’ new podcast ‘Grapples’ with issues in and out of Pa.
Above Average Jane: PA Ed Policy Roundup Oct 4
2 Political Junkies: Pittsburgh Symphony Strike

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