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Thursday PA Capitol Digest NewsClips

New Franklin & Marshall Poll out Thursday has incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf leading Republican Scott Wagner for Governor by 19 percentage points– 48 to 29 percent.  Bob Casey is leading Republican challenger Lou Barletta in the U.S. Senate race by 17 points– 44 to 27 percent. Neither Republican candidates are well known yet among voters. The numbers almost exactly the same as in the March F&M poll.

Other results–

— More voters than not think the state is headed in the right direction– 45 to 39 percent

— 72 percent believe state government needs reforms, by two-thirds or more they support– campaign finance reform, reducing the size of the General Assembly, imposing term limits, changing the way voting districts are drawn, and want a constitutional convention.

— 43 percent think positively of the state having casinos

— 59 percent noticed no difference in their household income because of federal tax cuts

— 69 percent think their current health care meets their needs

— 50 percent would favor a Democratic Congressional Candidate, 36 percent a Republican

— 62 percent of Democrats are enthusiastic about voting, 50 percent of Republicans

— 35 percent believe President Trump is doing an excellent or good job.  

Poll: Casey, Wolf Still Have Big Leads

Murphy: F&M Polls Shows Its Wolf’s Race, Wagner Campaign Calls That A Joke

Micek: Poll Says PA Voters Are Fired Up For November Election

Micek: PA’s Political Odd Couple– Wolf, Fetterman– Went Tie-Shopping

AP-Levy: Fight Over Redistricting, Judicial Election Shifts To House

Murphy: Senate Passes Redistricting Reform Bill With Judicial Election Changes

Senate Passes Redistricting Reform Bill With Last-Minute Amendment

Esack: Senate Panel Votes To Reduce The Size Of House

Editorial: Discussions Of Legislature Cutbacks Elicit Deja Vu

Editorial: General Assembly Is The Graveyard Of Reforms

Wolf Calls On Legislature To Raise Minimum Wage

Pence, Wagner To Attend Republican Fundraiser In Philly

Editorial: Audit Of State Voter Rolls Should Be Wide-Ranging

Editorial: 2 Lawmakers Chip Away At Drug Price Mystery

AP: Bill To Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome Takes Step In Senate

AP-Scolforo: Wolf Proposes Looser Licensing Rules For Barbers, Other Jobs

AP: First Guilty Plea Entered In Penn State Fraternity Death

Juvenile Lifer Gives Up Bid For Shorter Sentence, Says He Doesn’t Deserve One

Fmr Allentown Mayor’s Sentencing Hearing Rescheduled

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