11/3 PoliticsPA Playbook

Aryanna Berringer launches ad pushing for people to vote next Tuesday despite not being on the ballot until next year, state Representative Madeleine Dean considers a Lieutenant Governor bid, and the Mango campaign released a teaser video for a “behind the scenes, day in the life of Tom Wolf”.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

LG Candidate Aryanna Berringer Runs Ads Encouraging Voting on Nov. 7th: Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Aryanna Berringer launched an ad pushing people to the polls next week that is airing on TV in the Pittsburgh media market.

Dean Considers a Run for LG: State Representative Madeleine Dean is reportedly considering a run to challenge Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack next year, but is focused on this year’s elections before making a decision.

Mango Campaign Releases Teaser Video of “Day in the Life of Tom Wolf”: The Mango for Governor campaign released a teaser video for a “behind the scenes, day in the life of Tom Wolf” video they will be releasing in the coming days.

Statewide
State House Sound Bites: Post-impasse, many want to see changes in state budgeting
StateImpact: Natural gas plant proposed for coal-rich Greene County
StateImpact: Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town
City & State: Report links Chrissy Houlahan’s former company to Chinese ‘sweatshops’

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Fred Anton, GOP power broker, found dead in Delaware River
Inquirer: Kenney announces timeline to take back Philly schools; no clear plan to fund them
Inquirer: An end to the SRC? Reactions from Philadelphia and beyond
Inquirer: Judge in ‘sanctuary city’ case: Philly complies with grant conditions  
Inquirer: Senate confirms Penn professor for Third Circuit appeals court
Inquirer: Republican tax proposal would whack nonprofit executive pay at Penn, Jeff and more
Inquirer: Black ward leaders balk at Rendell-Evans GOTV breakfast
WHYY: Messages sharp, simple in Pennsylvania judicial races
WHYY: Amid resounding cheers, Kenney leads city charge to reclaim control of Philly schools
WHYY: Republicans propose big tax cuts, but target popular deductions
WHYY:  Philadelphia moves to retake control of city school system
WHYY: After another impasse, many seek change in Pennsylvania budgeting process
Philly Tribune: More than 1,000 register for medical marijuana on Pennsylvania’s first day
Philly Tribune: Pennsylvania State Police shroud details about fatal shootings for years
Philly Tribune: Pennsylvania State Police to test body cameras in 2018—footage not public
Philly Tribune: Charges filed against Penn State frat over unconscious student
Billy Penn: A not-so-brief history of Philly’s rocky relationship with the SRC

SEPA
Pottstown Mercury: Costello, Rice introduce bill to protect victims of domestic abuse
Pottstown Mercury: Legislators address TriCounty Area Chamber on state budget, economic climate
Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County Courier Times 2017 General Election Voters Guide
Bucks County Courier Times: Slot machine revenues are down less than 1 percent at Parx Casino
Bucks County Courier Times: Manufacturers in Bucks County received nearly $7 million in low-interest loans

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: GOP tax plan gets mixed reviews from Pennsylvania lawmakers
Post-Gazette: Female lawmakers allege harassment by colleagues in the House
Post-Gazette: Residents urge public control as city weighs PWSA’s options
Tribune Review: Congressman Keith Rothfus says his law will protect consumers, banks
Tribune Review: Absentee ballots stir up suspicion
Tribune Review: Penn Hills mayor calls on public to help develop 2018 budget

Southwest
WJAC:  Ivanka Trump speaks in Japan at World Assembly for Women conference
Beaver County Times: Ellwood City school district, union moving farther apart in contract negotiations
Beaver County Times: Trump signs Rothfus resolution over American Legion objections

NEPA
Times Leader: New ranking says NEPA is fair to middling when it comes to spare income
Times-Tribune: Cummings: Reassessment bad for county property owners
Times-Tribune: At budget hearing, library makes case to tap reserve fund for capital projects
Standard-Speaker: Officials: Debt refinancing to save Luzerne County $4M

South Central
Patriot News: Owner of check-cashing business gets federal prison time for tax fraud scheme
Patriot News:  Here’s where Gene Stilp will be burning a ‘confederate Nazi’ flag next in central Pa.
Patriot News: York mayor and judge races top York County ballot: Election 2017
Patriot News: Here’s how the GOP tax reform plan could affect what you owe Uncle Sam
Patriot News: No, the Pentagon is not shutting down the power grid during Antifa protests
LNP: Tonight: Columbia school board may approve Tom Strickler as district’s next superintendent
LNP: City officials, school board members hope to clear the air tonight regarding controversial, 3 million-gallon water tower
York Dispatch: VP Pence visiting York County business to talk tax plan
Carlisle Sentinel: Pennsylvania collects 1st $1 million under new gambling law
WHTM: Meet the Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates seeking your vote

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: First responders now have own network for communication
Morning Call: Pa. legislators weigh in on GOP tax plan
Morning Call: Injunction would make Lehigh County seal disappear, pending appeal
Morning Call: Morning Call reporter wins first-place award for legal system coverage
Reading Eagle: DEP hearing airs pros, cons on power plant in Birdsboro

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: Toomey, Casey have different opinions on House tax plan
Centre Daily Times: Judge granted early hearing waiver on DUI charges
WJET: What would the potential new tax plan mean for Erie?
Erie Times-News: Two vie for Millcreek Township district judge post

Opinion
Daily News: Las Vegas revealed America’s unconditional surrender on guns. It doesn’t have to be | Will Bunch
Delco Times: Editorial: Keeping first responders safe in the opioid war
Tribune Review: Trib editorial: Opioids declaration positive step, but no ‘silver bullet’
Tribune Review: Colin McNickle: Pa.’s teacher-pay gaps ‘enormous’
Post-Gazette: Propery tax mischief: Vote ‘No’ on open-ended ballot question
Patriot News: Pipelines are safe – and a moral imperative – for Pa. | Opinion
LNP: Campaign ad from Manheim Township Republican Commissioner Ian Hodge goes far out of bounds [opinion]

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