11/3 PoliticsPA Playbook

pa-state-flag6Clinton and McGinty lead a slew of new polls, Rendell puts his foot in his mouth again and Melania to visit Chester County. Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

CNN Polls: Clinton 48 Trump 44; McGinty 51 Toomey 46: The latest CNN survey has the Democratic pair ahead.

Monmouth Poll: Clinton 48 Trump 44; McGinty 47 Toomey 44: Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty hold onto small leads.

Susquehanna Poll: Clinton 45 Trump 43; McGinty 47 Toomey 41: This is the third poll to show the Democrats up in PA today.

Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton 48% Trump 43%: Clinton leads in her fourth survey released today.

Rendell Critiques Clinton Camp, Worries About SEPTA Strike: The former Governor goes off-script again.

More Details on Melania Trump Campaign Speech: The wife of the GOP nominee is coming to Chester County.

Clinton Ads to Feature Republicans Against Trump (VIDEOS): The Democratic nominee launches a trio of new commercials.

Statewide
Capitolwire: Abuse-deterrent opioid legislation on hold until next year
Capitolwire: Wolf signs opioid-related bills into law
Capitolwire: Clinton maintains lead over Trump in PA, but other swings states could be a problem for the Democrat
Capitolwire: PA tax revenues up slightly in October, but still behind estimates for year
State House Sound Bites: Treasury candidates push transparency promise to root out corruption
State House Sound Bites: Independent of legislature, Dauphin County acts to keep casino money flowing
StateImpactPA: Climate Super PAC pursues Pennsylvania’s college vote in presidential campaign
PLS Reporter: Monthly revenue numbers finally exceed estimate, but still lag in year to date collections
PLS Reporter: Allegheny County Board of Health limits e-cigarette use in public places
PLS Reporter: Attorney disciplinary board adopts new rule allowing PA lawyers to advise clients on medical marijuana industry

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Trump confident that Ohio will support him after release of Clinton’s emails
Inquirer: Republicans take advantage over Clinton’s emails
Inquirer: Mayor Kenney announces new sustainability plan
Inquirer: Hundreds of Montgomery County resident claim they have not received their absentee ballots
WHYY Newsworks: How to take back  your absentee ballot vote  for PA
WHYY Newsworks: SEPTA continues strike despite negative effects on Philadelphians
WHYY Newsworks: DA Williams of Philadelphia claims they are ready for election day next week

SEPA
Bucks County Courier-Times: After Hurricane Matthew left people search for help and look to politicians
Pottstown Mercury: Why the next President of the United States will have a huge mess to clean up
Pottstown Mercury: Four million dollar water line project in process of being built on High Street; good project some say

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Business Times: K&L Gates makes $10M gift to CMU
Pittsburgh Business Times: Brooklyn developer expected to be new buyer of 31st Street Studios
Pittsburgh Business Times: PNC CEO sells stock for $7.9M
Post-Gazette: Clinton visiting Pittsburgh Friday; Pence schedules event in Moon on Thursday
Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf signs laws to curb opioid prescribing
Post-Gazette: Consultant’s findings on discipline, achievement stun Pittsburgh school board members
Tribune Review: Proposed bill would allow 15-day early voting period in Pa.
WESA: No Mention Of Kane During Attorney General Candidates’ Final Debate
WTAE: FBI release of Bill Clinton archive raises timing questions

Southwest
Beaver County Times: False citations in TV ad lead The Times to pull Gibbons endorsement
Beaver County Times: Most Beaver County departments haven’t met cuts sought by commissioners for 2017 budget
Observer-Reporter: Legal analyst focuses on state of media during Town Hall South talk in Upper St. Clair
Observer-Reporter: State police leader stresses ‘guardian mentality’

NEPA
Times Leader: Plymouth Township assures residents flood buyout application moving forward
Standard Speaker: PPL power generation rates to drop for residential customers
Citizens’ Voice: Hazleton budget proposal hikes property taxes by 20 percent
Times Tribune: Children learn about voting, pick Clinton in mock election

South Central
Patriot-News: Gun rush: Election uncertainty sparking interest in Pennsylvanians arming up
Patriot-News: It’s not just about Donald and Hillary. Raising retirement age for judges is on the ballot, too
Patriot-News: Casino revenue quagmire won’t stop money from flowing — at least for one Pa. county
Patriot-News: Wolf cites ‘remarkable’ bipartisan effort to pass bills aimed at heroin, painkiller addiction
Patriot-News: Intimidation or encouragement?: Mailer tells Pa. residents ‘whether or not you vote is public record’
York Dispatch: Hanover eagle expert’s newest book is the first in a trilogy
York Dispatch: Emergency absentee applications due Friday

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Allentown budget plan avoids real estate tax hike, increases wage taxes instead
Morning Call: Lower Macungie will borrow $7 million for community center expansion, land
Reading Eagle: Retired Berks judge backs referendum to extend judges’ age limit
Reading Eagle: Berks, nearby counties seeing rise in deaths blamed on heroin, drugs in general
Reading Eagle: Reading mayor: Fences blocking development

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Autism advocate attends Mercyhurst conference
Erie Times-News: $2.5 million renovation near completion at Sigsbee Reservoir in Erie
Centre Daily Times: ClearWater Conservancy receives $100,000 Centre Inspires grant

Opinion
Post-Gazette: Waiting while black: Seems that even groovy Uber drivers discriminate
Observer-Reporter: Maher, Ortitay, Christiana and Saccone should be re-elected
Standard Speaker: ‘No-compete’ taken too far
Inquirer: City should invest more of its budget in saving children from lead poisoning
Daily News: Gag order on police-involved shootings would be a bad idea
Patriot-News: The one thing you can do to fight hate in Harrisburg this weekend

Blogs
Citified: As Raile Park Rises, Chinatown Tries to Stay Chinatown
Keystone State Education Coalition: PA Ed Policy Roundup
Commonwealth Foundation: Children Benefit From School Choice, and So Do You
Commonwealth Foundation: Prioritizing Tax Revenue over People

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