With the 2017 election and budget impasse in the rear view mirror, attention turns to the 2018 gubernatorial and Congressional elections, and other legislative matters before the House and Senate. The Commonwealth Finance Agency has approved borrowing $1.5 billion against revenue from the tobacco settlement, new gambling licenses are being issued, and the $200 million in proposed fund transfers from PA Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association is again being contested, as that organization has sued to maintain its existence. If they choose not to transfer the money to the General Fund, a new law disbands this medical malpractice insurer of last resort on Dec. 1. Our guests this week are: John Finnerty, Harrisburg Bureau Chief for Community Newspaper Holdings; Jason Gottesman, with MyPLS, Harrisburg Bureau Chief of The PLS Reporter; and R.B. Swift reporter with Capitolwire. Our host is Brian Lockman.