Policy Hearing Focuses on Minimizing Risk and Harm in Development of PA’s Hydrogen Infrastructure | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

Doylestown Gains a Museum and Theatre Education Center | Doylestown, PA Patch

Parker introduces Intergovernmental Roundtable (audacy.com)

Legislation Combating the Rising Cost of Flood Insurance Signed into Law | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

PA Environment Digest Blog: New Legislation Creates Task Force To Address Rising Flood Insurance Premiums (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

It could get easier to eat out at Pa. restaurants for those with food allergies – pennlive.com

Concerns grow over perceived viability of hydrogen hubs | Just The News

As another neighboring state moves forward on recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania remains stuck in neutral – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

High fees, long waits cast shadow over new criminal expungement laws – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ceremonial bill signing of HB 1461 held at Lincoln University | State | theprogressnews.com

Pa. State Representative out of Allegheny County introduces two food safety bills aimed at restaurants – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


New milkshake flavor announced for 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show (abc27.com)

N.Y.’s minimum wage will be more than double Pennsylvania’s – pennlive.com

From warehouses to restaurants, here are 34 recent real estate deals in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Panera makes it easy to give someone an Unlimited Sip Club membership. Here’s how. – pennlive.com

Pay hike leads to hiring surge at Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office – pennlive.com

Rite Aid to sell off additional leases in Pa. – pennlive.com


Several Killed in Shootings Across Central Texas – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

1 person dead after double stabbing at Macy’s store in Philadelphia | WITF

Father and daughter killed in central Pa. head-on crash: police – pennlive.com

Harrisburg man charged for shooting at woman’s car after paying for sex act: affidavit – pennlive.com

Trevor Jacob Gets 6 Months for Destroying Evidence of Intentional Plane Crash – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Black Student Darryl George Is Suspended Over Locs Again – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Oakland Educators Plan Unauthorized Teach-in Supporting Palestinians – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Regulations strangling career tech schools | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

In the battle over books, who gets to decide what’s age-appropriate? | WITF

Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom in national study of charter school performance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Homeschooled kids banned from sports, clubs in N.J. district – pennlive.com

New Central Bucks school board reverses controversial policies | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com


The candidates running for Pennsylvania auditor general in 2024 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Court ruling on undated ballots brings confusion to Pa. counties | WITF

Lehigh County Controller Mark Pinsley seeks Democratic nod for Pa. auditor general – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


PA Environment Digest Blog: Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips – 12.5.23 (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Pa. environmental groups join Shapiro on RGGI appeal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National Weather Service updates snow squall warnings | WITF


4,000 auto dealers: Electric vehicles are ‘stacking up’ on lots | National | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania might expand use of speed cameras | WITF

Gun Safety

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gun violence prevention rally set at Philadelphia church | Local News | phillytrib.com

State News

Governor Shapiro Hosts Ceremonial Bill Signing for HB 735 with Insurance Commissioner Humphreys, Bipartisan Legislative Leaders at the Yardley Inn in Bucks County | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

Shapiro joins call for clarity on Affordable Care Act coverage of OTC birth control pills – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Shapiro Creates Task Force To Study Flood Insurance Premiums | Yardley, PA Patch

Gov. Shapiro Signs Bill To Establish Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force In Bucks County – New Hope Free Press

How did Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro do on his 11 biggest campaign promises? | WITF

Pa. gov. rebukes Philadelphia protestors outside Israeli restaurant | WITF

Shapiro Calls Incident During Philly Pro-Palestinian Rally “Blatant Antisemitism” (politicspa.com)

Governor Shapiro Signs Act 11A Boosting Funding for State-Related Universities – MyChesCo

Governor Shapiro visits Lincoln University to ink college funding bill | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania’s budget business unfinished | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Struggling to pay your heating bill in Pa.? This program could help | WITF

Did you know Pennsylvania has its own ‘Grand Canyon?’ (abc27.com)

National News

Biden’s Strategy Faces a Test as Israel Pushes Into Southern Gaza – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Kamala Harris Breaks Record of Tiebreaking Votes in the Senate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Jewish American Families Confront a Generational Divide Over Israel-Hamas War – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. national debt surpasses $100K per person | National | thecentersquare.com

Fifth Circuit panel denies Texas appeal on marine buoy barrier lawsuit, state to appeal | National | thecentersquare.com

Large Farmers Received Millions in Insurance Subsidies, Report Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. Considers Task Force to Guard Red Sea Ships From Iranian Proxy Forces – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

White House points to defense spending in states in new plea for Ukraine aid – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local News

Harrisburg orders people living in tents along riverfront to leave | WITF

Owners of bankrupt Harrisburg housing complex weigh purchase offers – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley police officer who sold 1970 Chevelle gets it back (mcall.com)

Keystone Sanitary Landfills responds to DEP suspension letter | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Courthouse tree lighting featured Santa, singers and dancers | News | citizensvoice.com


County Council approves Rich Fitzgerald’s final proposed operating budget, with amendments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County Council approves two bills tweaking policies involving county jail and its oversight board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Deluzio highlights child care center at Pittsburgh International Airport as a model – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pittsburgh Public parents, community members concerned about 2024 budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New emergency housing in Pittsburgh helps female survivors of sexual violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Parker introduces Intergovernmental Roundtable (audacy.com)

Philadelphia votes to ban ski masks to decrease crime | WITF

Philadelphia commissioner pushes back after Trump tells supporters to ‘guard the vote’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Anti-arena coalition launches social media campaign against city’s studies | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pennsylvania senator pushes review of U.S. investments in China but hits roadblock in House – Wisconsin Examiner

In remarks from PA Society gathering, Casey and McCormick disagree on ‘greedflation’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fetterman enlists Santos to send a video message to Menendez – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bob Casey and Dave McCormick play nice and the attorney general race heats up at Pennsylvania Society (msn.com)

Steps to reestablish train from Scranton to NYC continue (msn.com)