11/2 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6McGinty and Clinton lead the new Franklin & Marshall Poll, Shapiro makes his closing argument and Hillary is coming back to the commonwealth. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

PA-Sen: F&M Poll: McGinty 47% Toomey 35%: The Democratic challenger opens up a double-digit lead.

F&M Poll: Clinton 49% Trump 38%: The Democratic nominee has a solid lead a week out.

Reader Poll: Who Do You Believe Will Win the Presidential Race?: We ask our readers who’ll emerge victorious on November 8th.

Reader Poll: Kane Should Go to Jail: Our readers believe the Judge made the right decision.

Shapiro Closes With His Plan to Tackle Heroin Epidemic (VIDEO): The Democratic nominee for Attorney General makes his closing argument.

Trump’s Treatment of Women Highlighted in New Ad (VIDEO): The Clinton campaign presents Donald Trump’s greatest hits.

Hillary to Visit Pittsburgh on Friday: The Democratic nominee is coming back to the Steel City.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Promise to move past Kane dominate Pennsylvania’s AG race
State House Sound Bites: Poll shows Clinton’s PA lead large enough to survive some losses
State House Sound Bites: F&M has McGinty up sharply, but it may be a fluke
PA Watchdog: Westmoreland County Prison has too many female inmates
StateImpactPA: Wolf announces $24 million in grants for pipeline projects
PLS Reporter: TWU strikes, shutting down large portions of Philly’s SEPTA system
PLS Reporter: Rep. Rozzi plans little compromise in reboot of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform
PLS Reporter: Pittsburgh City Council votes to pay additional $100k on low-income housing lawsuit

Philadelphia
Inquirer: State raids Delco offices to find proof of voter registration fraud
Inquirer: Why people who want absentee ballots should apply in person
Inquirer: Parties bargaining overnight hoping to reach deal to end SEPTA strike
WHYY Newsworks: Pelosi praises Philly pre-K expansion as bold step forward [photos]
WHYY Newsworks: Trump stumps on health care in King of Prussia [photos]

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: Why recent Clinton scandal raises questions on her loyalty to the U.S.
Pottstown Mercury: Obama now caught in the middle of Clinton’s email scandal
Pottstown Mercury: Why the Yuengling beer boycott is hypocritical

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: Pence speaks in Westmoreland County
Post-Gazette: Hillary Clinton to visit Pittsburgh area on Friday
Post-Gazette: Former Pittsburgh federal prosecutor, judge join bipartisan criticism of FBI director Comey  
Tribune Review: Toomey makes pitch to Millennials, disputes latest poll
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh-area firm preserves ancient Italian city in laser light
Tribune Review: Union Trust Building renovation could get $5.7M boost from Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: U.S. Steel to sell Canadian operations to investment firm
WESA: Fear Usually Sends Voters To The Right, But This Year Might Be Different
KDKA: Connellsville Flood Victims Say They’re Being Pressured To Move On

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Shell: “Vast majority” of prep work at Potter site given to local workforce
Beaver County Times: Ambridge Area receives reimbursement for Trump rally
Tribune-Democrat: House candidates spar over mining legislation
Tribune-Democrat: City of Johnstown presents $58.5 million budget
Altoona Mirror: SFU player accused of assault on officer

NEPA
Citizens’ Voice: Homicide case heading to court after years of delays
Standard-Speaker: City budget proposal hikes property tax 20%
Times-Tribune: Construction company owners charged with bilking state unemployment fund
Pocono Record: Penn Hills resort owners may face fines for building use

South Central
Patriot-News: What’s with that white flag flying on top of the state Capitol?
Patriot-News: What’s driving schools to close on Election Day? Security concerns and logistics
Patriot-News: Pa.’s revenue picture improved in October but still has some ground to make up
Patriot-News: State clarifies Trump official’s tweet about Pa. absentee voting
York Dispatch: Former York CFO gets probation for embezzling $600K
York Dispatch: Dispensary regulations drafted

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Senate won’t approve casino host fee bill this year
Morning Call: Spanish-language signs along Seventh Street in Allentown discussed
Morning Call: How the Trump team sees Pennsylvania
Reading Eagle: Trump, Pence talk health care in Montgomery County (VIDEO)
Reading Eagle: Farmers weigh candidates’ views on trade, immigration, regulations

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Fabrizio seeks 8th term in state House
Erie Times-News: Erie police chief implements changes to get more officers on street
Centre Daily Times: Managing the heroin, opioid crisis a collaborative effort in Centre County

Opinion
Post-Gazette: A healthy bounce: Good economic signs are nice, but not steady
Altoona Mirror: Shuster best for our region
Citizens” Voice: Comey owes the public an explanation
Daily News: Trump is the only person against women’s right to choose an abortion
Inquirer: City should invest more of its budget in saving children from lead poisoning
Patriot-News: The ‘hidden Trump vote is something we have to be wary of,’ ex-Gov. Ed Rendell says
Patriot-News: Bill Weld? Reading aloud from 1984 on national TV? Sure, why not?

Blogs
Keystone Crossroads: SEPTA strike: The latest
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy roundup
Commonwealth Foundation: Missed Opportunities: Fall Legislative Session
Commonwealth Foundation: Painful Year for Pennsylvanians on the Obamacare Exchange

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