11/7 PoliticsPA Playbook

Happy election day politicos! Don’t forget to vote in this year’s elections.  

Iovino releases a digital ad campaign ahead of the Democratic party’s nominating convention, the PA GOP releases the list of conferees for the 18th Congressional district’s special election, and Vice President Pence visited central PA over the weekend.  Good morning politicos, here’s the Playbook!

Iovino Releases Digital Ad Ahead of Democratic Nominating Convention for PA-18: Democrat Pam Iovino launched a series of digital ads ahead of the Democratic party’s nominating convention on November 19th.

PA GOP Picks Conferees for PA-18 Special Election: The county Republican parties that make up the 18th Congressional district have chosen the conferees for the nominating process ahead of the district’s special election March 18th.

Pence Visits Central Pa.: Vice President Mike Pence visited Military and Commercial Fasteners Corporation for a roundtable discussion on tax reform over the weekend.

State House Sound Bites: Some small Pa. businesses uneasy with GOP’s proposed tax changes
State House Sound Bites: It’ll take at least a year to enact PA’s new gambling expansion
Capitolwire: Gov. Wolf to allow Public School Code bill to become law without his signature.

Inquirer: Hey, Pa.: You know you can vote for judges today, right?
Inquirer: Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams accused of sexual harassment
Inquirer: Facing child porn charges, Philip Ahr resigns from Radnor Twp. board
Inquirer: Pa. voters asked to let towns tax labor more, instead of homeowners
Philly Mag: The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election
Philly Mag: Women in Power: How Philly Measures Up
WHYY: Philly DA candidates Krasner, Grossman ready for Tuesday showdown
WHYY: Measure meant to get tough on squatters fails in Philadelphia Council committee
Billy Penn: Why Philly probably won’t see Trump resistance Tuesday

Pottstown Mercury: Montco D.A. sets up election trouble-shooting team
Pottstown Mercury: No tax hike in West Pottsgrove budget, but $1.4M pulled from reserve
Pottstown Mercury: ‘Monumental challenge’ as action begins on GOP tax bill
Pottstown Mercury:  Lives of anxiety: Immigrants seek sanctuary in US churches
Pottstown Mercury: Ex-official of Pennsburg school convicted of improper contact with student
Bucks County Courier Times: Judge races top ballot in off-year election for Pennsylvania
Bucks County Courier Times:  Property tax changes proposed on Tuesday’s ballot

Post-Gazette: Pa. bills seek to end license suspensions for crimes that don’t involve driving
Post-Gazette: PSU’s Daily Collegian no longer daily—at least not in print
Post-Gazette: Transition program helping patients avoid the nursing home, find a real home
Post-Gazette: Gambling soon to be a tap away for Pennsylvania Internet users, for better or worse
Tribune Review: Election 2017: All you need to know about races in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Alle-Kiski Valley
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh startup aims to ease prosthetic process for amputees
Tribune Review: Pennsylvania releases list of doctors able to prescribe medical marijuana
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh region sees unseasonable increase in gas prices
Tribune Review: South Butler School District secretary accused of stealing almost $14K
Tribune Review: Penn State’s Daily Collegian to cut print edition to twice weekly
KDKA: Property Tax Amendment Up For Vote, But It Comes With A Catch
KDKA:  Comcast Users Nationwide Report Massive Internet Outage
WESA: School Code Bill Is ‘A Disappointment’ Says Pittsburgh Teachers Union
WESA: Wolf Lets Bill Become Law That Weakens Teacher Protections Amid Other School Policy Shifts

Beaver County Times: Three attorneys vie for county judge, all wish to address drug epidemic
Altoona Mirror: Bellwood, Bells Gap trail to be discussed
Altoona Mirror: County meeting reconvenes

Times-Tribune: Still no word on fate of reassessment ballot question
Times-Tribune: Scranton council to get state police pension probe
Times Leader: Voter turnout again expected to be low in Luzerne County, state
Times Leader: No decline in Luzerne County overdose deaths, coroner says
Standard-Speaker: City council, school board top area ballots

South Central
Patriot News: Everything you need to know to cast your vote in Tuesday’s election
Patriot News: Fuzzy math: GOP tax plan’s eliminating educator tax break ‘adding insult to injury for teachers’
Patriot News: ‘Pursue your happiness:’ New signs, slogan, welcome those entering Pennsylvania
Patriot News: Pa. Capitol lit in colors of Texas flag in tribute to shooting victims
Patriot News: Judge races top ballot in off-year election for Pennsylvania
Patriot News: ‘Low turn-out, low-visibility,’ pollster Terry Madonna talks Election 2017
LNP: Municipalities move swiftly to block casino development in Lancaster County
LNP: Superintendents weigh in on school code legislation that passed without governor’s signature
LNP: Tougher lead hazard rules on Lancaster City Council’s agenda for Nov. 14
LNP: Lancaster gets $30,000 grant for climate action plan
LNP: 5 races to watch during Tuesday’s election

Lehigh Valley
WFMZ: “Coffee with a cop’ to bring Reading PD, community together
Morning Call: Next Northampton County Council will face jail, Gracedale and tax decisions
Morning Call: GOP’s proposed endowment tax would hit Lehigh, Lafayette and Muhlenberg
Morning Call: Allentown police officers hope to build trust by meeting on resident each day
Morning Call: Sen. Pat Toomey talks tax reform, guns during Morning Call interview
Morning Call: Allentown to invest $5 million in reserves under 2018 budget proposal
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley Election 2017: Your vote will decide …
Reading Eagle: Reading officials say over $11 million in fees may be owed to the city
Reading Eagle: Former district judge sentenced for theft, mishandling funds  
Reading Eagle: Reps. Smucker, McMorris Rodgers tout tax reform at Lancaster County visit

North by Northwest
Centre Daily Times: County ready for Election Day Tuesday
Centre Daily Times: Proposed Bellefonte budget raises taxes for 2nd year in a row
Erie Times-News: Decision day has arrived: Now it’s up to the voters
Erie Times-News: Erie schools less likely to join statewide lawsuit

Philly Voice: Severance tax on natural gas drillers no longer worth the price
Inquirer: Change in regulation will expand opioid treatment | Opinion
Inquirer: Energy mix ensures fuel security and grid resiliency | Commentary
Inquirer: To ensure fair elections in Pa., keep voting technology up to date | Commentary
Tribune Review: Trib Tuesday take editorial: Bogus ballots
Tribune Review: Lowman Henry: Pa. has budget, but problems remain
Post-Gazette: Taxing times: The reform bill that results remains to be seen
Post-Gazette: Election 2017: A recap of PG endorsements in Tuesday’s election
Patriot News: A case on imported solar cells will put Trump’s promise on ‘America first’ to the test | Editorial
Patriot News: Here’s why your vote matters on Tuesday | Rogette Harris
LNP: It’s Election Day, and we urge you to vote

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