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Thursday PA Capitol Digest NewsClips 10.31.19

A new Franklin & Marshall Poll released Thursday found–

— 57 percent believe state is headed in the right direction, in July 51 percent

— 51 percent say Gov. Wolf is doing excellent or good job, up from 47 percent in July

— Top problems: taxes 16 percent, government & politicians 12 percent, education 11 percent, crime/drugs 10 percent, economy 9 percent

— 58 percent support legalizing marijuana; 32 percent more likely to support if marijuana sold in state liquor stores

— 75 percent strongly supports gun background checks, 62 percent red flag gun laws

National Issues

— Joe Biden top choice for Presidents among Democrats (30 percent), Elizabeth Warren (18 percent), Bernie Sanders 12 percent

— 35 percent believe Trump is going an excellent or good job; 37 percent believe he deserves re-election, 59 percent believe it’s time for a change 

— 57 percent support impeachment inquiry, breaking along party lines

— 21 percent believe it’s acceptable for a President to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent

[Note: More results coming later on broadband access, 5G]

F&M Poll Finds PA Voters Break Along Party Lines On Impeachment

F&M Poll: PA Voters Back Impeachment Inquiry

F&M Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanian Voters Support Impeachment

F&M Poll: Majority Of PA Voters Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry

John Baer: Is Voting About To Get Better In PA?  Will That Make A Difference?

Lycoming Lawmakers Like Voting Machine, Election Code Reforms Bill

Philly Mayor Considering Run For PA Governor

Groups Spending $2 Million On PA Judicial Race Ads

Census 2020 Kicks Off At PA Latino Convention In Bethlehem

Murphy: PA House Spends $1.1 Million To Win Court Battle To Preserve Opening Prayer Tradition

AP-Scolforo: Judge Says State Can’t Tally Victims’ Rights Amendment Votes Pending Legal Challenge

Meyer: Judge Blocks Votes For Victims’ Rights Ballot Question From Being Counted, For Now

AG Shapiro Lashes Out At Republican Leaders, Catholic Officials Over Lack Of Child Sex Abuse Reforms

New Sexual Assault Allegation Against Sandusky Being Investigated By Penn State

Police Investigating New Allegation Of Sexual Abuse By Sandusky

Penn State Investigates New Allegations Of Sexual Assault Against Sandusky

Senate Committee OKs Bill Making It Easier For People With Criminal Records To Get A Job

AP: Court To Decide If Probationers Can Use Medical Marijuana

Senate, House Democrats Float Legislation To Strengthen Hate Crime Law

Maykuth: Philly’s Stadium Casino Won’t Be Open For A Year, But Will Start Taking Online Sports Bets Soon

Groundbreaking Set For Westmoreland Mall Casino

PA Gaming Control Board Levies Fines Totaling $120,000

Could Erie County Become Home To 15th Community College? Wolf Supports It

Editorial: Erie County Community College Near Finish Line

Dauphin County DA: Student Fights Shouldn’t Be Dealt With In Criminal Justice System

Bomb Threat Sends Wyoming Valley High School Home For A Day

Editorial: Remedying School Funding Gap Would Help Fix Achievement Gap

State Teachers Pension Fund Has A Secret Plan For Urban Renewal In Harrisburg, But They Won’t Talk About It

House Bills Will Make State Pension Funds More Transparent

Telemedicine Bill Passes Senate, Faces Hurdle In House

Philly Steps Up Fight Against Deed Fraud With New Tools

Speed Cameras Coming To PennDOT Work Zones In PA

Workers At WHYY Vote To Unionize

National/International

Fmr Army Ranger Sean Parnell Will Challenge Cong. Lamb For Congressional Seat

Republican Sean Parnell To Run Against Cong. Lamb

Olson: Ukrainian Angle Moves Cong. Wild Closer To Impeachment Fray

Casey, U.S. Senate Dems Fail To Unravel Trump Policy Weakening Health Care Law

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