WEATHER: Philadelphia, a.m. clouds, p.m. sun, high of 56; Harrisburg, partly cloudy, high of 50; Pittsburgh, cloudy, high of 43. 

 

NEW FROM CITY&STATE PA:

* Democratic lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman outlined his plans to use the office as a platform to eventually unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey during a campaign stop in Philadelphia.

* A group of Democratic state senators introduced legislation to ban the the use of non-disclosure agreements in settlements of sexual misconduct allegations.

 

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Celebrate City & State’s 40 Under 40!
Please join us in offering our congratulations to the PA Rising Stars Class of 2017 for outstanding work in their respective fields on November 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Roy Pitz Barrel House in Philadelphia.
Keynote Speaker: Todd Carmichael, CEO of La Colombe
Winners will also be profiled in a special City & State Rising Stars edition on December 1.
For more information and to purchase your tickets,
click here.
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NEW THIS MORNING:

* At a diner visit, new gubernatorial candidate Mike Turzai attacked Gov. Tom Wolf and acknowledged he would keep his role as House Speaker throughout his campaign, the Post-Gazette writes

* State Rep. Justin Simmons, who’s running for Charlie Dent’s congressional seat, has missed some 500 votes in Harrisburg since being elected in 2011, the Morning Call reports.

* A federal judge ruled in favor of Philadelphia in a long-running suit with federal authorities over the city’s “sanctuary city” status, the Inquirer reports.

* Three former lieutenant governors – Jim Cawley, Robert Jubelirer and Mark Singel – testified in Harrisburg in favor of a bill that would abolish the independently elected office, LancasterOnline writes.

* Protesters rallied outside U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s Lancaster office to jeer his support of a Republican tax overhaul package, ABC-27 reports.

* Republican Lancaster County DA Craig Stedman and two other candidates waived their right to a recount in a nailbiter Superior Court race, according to LancasterOnline.

* An audit revealed that the PA state Legislature is sitting on nearly $95 million in surplus funds, the Morning Call writes.

* Philly’s emergent Democratic Socialists of America chapter is still reveling in the afterglow of an election that offered signs of growth, according to the Inquirer.

* A new Pew report found that Philly’s poorest residents suffered economically from being cut off from suburban job growth, writes WHYY.

 

EDITORIAL PAGES:

* The Post-Gazette dismisses the recently approved ballot question to eliminate property taxes as a fantasy proposition with no feasible way forward.

* The Patriot-News writes that the Legislature has a golden opportunity to improve choice and access to health care for Pennsylvanians by passing current legislation allowing nurse practitioners to operate independently from doctors.

* WHYY’s Dick Polman recounts the numerous ways AG Jeff Sessions has managed to turn himself into a perjury factory during his testimony on Russian involvement in the Trump campaign.

* The Daily Times laments the safety lapses and culture outlined in the NTSB report on last year’s fatal Amtrak crash in Chester.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Want to wish someone a happy birthday in our newsletter? Email us their name, job title and upcoming birthday at editor@cityandstatepa.com

 

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Last chance for tickets!

The Philadelphia Public Record is pleased to announce the 2017 Public Servant of the Year: Mr. Ryan N. Boyer
Please join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner on Thursday, November 16, at Galdo’s, 20th and Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia
Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door; tables of 10 are $450. To purchase your tickets,
click here.
Join us in honoring Mr. Boyer’s contributions to our community in the Public Servant of the Year commemorative issue. For advertising information, please email Melissa Barrett: mbarrett@phillyrecord.com, or call 215-755-2000, ext. 5

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NONPROFIT NEWS:

* Generocity offers up ideas on how to attract younger members to join nonprofit boards.

* Prevention Point is celebrating its 25th year helping people battle HIV, AIDS and opioids in Philadelphia, reports Generocity.

* Nonprofit Pro lists the seven social media trends every nonprofit should know about going into 2018.

 

TODAY’S SKED: 

9 a.m. - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will address Lawrence County farmers and discuss Wolf Administration investments in revitalizing the area economy, building a skilled agricultural workforce, and supporting farmers in donating surplus food to neighbors in need. Scott Township Volunteer Fire Company, 3712 Harlansburg Road, New Castle.

10 a.m. - Harrisburg School District students will decorate the Children’s Tree at the Governor's Residence. 2035 N. Front Street, Harrisburg.

10 a.m. - the PA Senate Independent Regulatory Review Commission will meet. 14th Floor Conference Room, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg.

10 a.m. - the Philadelphia City Council will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.

10:15 a.m. - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn will join officials of the Northumberland County Conservation District and Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in a dedication of American chestnut tree plantings in the AOAA’s conservation area. 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township.

11 a.m. - PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards will address the fall seminar of PennDOT and the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, the statewide organization representing the transportation construction industry. Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, 325 University Drive, Hershey.

1 p.m. - the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Finance will meet. Room 400, City Hall, Philadelphia.

2 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will speak at East Coast Industry Forum, an annual gathering of German-American business leaders which is intended to strengthen transatlantic trade in the region. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, 3205 Walnut St., Philadelphia.

3:30 p.m. - the Pittsburgh City Council Committee on Hearings will meet. Council Chambers, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.

4:40 p.m. - Mayor Kenney will speak at the grand opening of Yards Brewery and Tap Room, a new 70,000-square foot facility. 500 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia.

7 p.m. - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn will join local residents and watershed enthusiasts in a discussion about watershed protection at the annual meeting of the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association. Fredericksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill.

 

To have your events included in Today’s Sked, please email information to editor@cityandstatepa.com.

 

KICKER: “The corrupt political establishment and Do Nothing Dent are trying to smear me by lying about my voting record, but a 92 percent voting record speaks for itself.” – Congressional candidate Justin Simmons deflects criticism over the 500 votes he’s missed in Harrisburg. From the Morning Call.