Philadelphia Mayor-elect Establishes Strategic Advisory Board to Drive Policy Priorities (claytoncountyregister.com)

State Senator Steve Santarsiero Calls for the Resignation of the President of the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Magill, and vows not to vote for any state appropriation for the university until she does so. | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

Penn students, donors call for Magill to resign as Pa. Gov. Shapiro slams testimony before Congress | The Daily Pennsylvanian (thedp.com)

Hammerstein Museum and Education Center now owns Highland Farm | The Bucks County Herald

Senators probe private equity hospital deals following CBS News investigation – CBS Colorado

Skeptical PA Dems Turning Against Hydrogen Hubs & Blue Hydrogen | Marcellus Drilling News

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis named Vice Chair of Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Environment Digest Blog: House Environmental Committee To Hold Dec. 11 Hearing On Bill To Expand Renewable Energy Mandates In Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Austin Davis elected vice chair of Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Free school breakfast funding questioned | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Americans plan to spend more this Christmas than in two decades | National | thecentersquare.com

Here’s how to get free Sheetz coffee in December | ABC27


Credit card debt rises 12% compared to pre-COVID | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Former MLB pitcher deported after serving sentence for sexually assaulting Pa. girl – pennlive.com

‘Doomsday mom’ pleads not guilty to conspiracy in fatal shooting of her 4th husband – pennlive.com

Pa. pastor charged with indecent assault of 2 girls: reports – pennlive.com

Driver, 82, died of medical issue that led to Cumberland County crash: coroner – pennlive.com


University of Pennsylvania presidents, others deal with backlash | WITF

State Senator Calls for Resignation of University of Pennsylvania President Following Controversial Congressional Testimony – MyChesCo

UPenn Prez On Defense After Losing $100 Million Grant Over Anti-Semitism Comment – CatholicVote org

Education advocates say safeguards against discrimination are needed in Pa. school voucher programs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

F&M alum sues college over ending lifelong email address | WITF


Growing threat of political violence looms over 2024, former members of Congress warn – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pa. 2024 River of the Year competition begins | WITF

Pa. to receive grant funding for development of wildlife corridors – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


PennDOT mulls several big fixes for truck parking problem | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. to receive grant funding for development of wildlife corridors – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn State Health regains ‘good standing’ for kidney and liver transplants – pennlive.com

White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates : NPR


Pennsylvania looks to expand access to doula services in 2024 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Opioid trust transparency questioned after accounting firm choice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State News

Shapiro signs ceremonial bill for task force on flood insurance issues | News | thedailyreview.com

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

Penn students, donors call for Magill to resign as Pa. Gov. Shapiro slams testimony before Congress | The Daily Pennsylvanian (thedp.com)

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)

Shapiro decries antisemitism, Penn president testimony (audacy.com)

Pennsylvania to get $143 million for railroad upgrades | WITF

Credit card debt rises 12% compared to pre-COVID | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A leaky roof is about to close the Pa. House for months | WITF

Repairs to historic Pennsylvania House chamber prompt three-month hiatus for lawmakers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National News

Trump’s attorneys seek disclosure of secret filings in classified documents case | National | thecentersquare.com

Group calls out Trump’s Social Security funding plan | National | thecentersquare.com

Analysis: How sports franchises use economic impact reports to gain public funds | Oklahoma | thecentersquare.com

Report alleges Disney-controlled government was ‘private corporate monopoly’ | Florida | thecentersquare.com

Asteroid will pass in front of bright star Betelgeuse to produce a rare eclipse visible to millions – pennlive.com

Local News

Construction of Iron Menace roller coaster at Dorney Park changes local skyline – pennlive.com

Harrisburg’s 50th anniversary Candlelight House Tour to be held this weekend – pennlive.com

Dauphin County township offers to pay volunteer firefighters up to $14k a year – pennlive.com

Former Harrisburg mayor, bookstore co-owner featured in new ‘Pawn Stars’ episode – pennlive.com

Mayor speaks out after Allentown City Council passes no-confidence resolution | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Bethlehem board delays vote on Walnut Street garage replacement (mcall.com)

Auction will include real estate, wood mills, machines from closed central Pa. factory – pennlive.com

Weekend closure planned on southbound I-83 South Bridge: PennDOT – pennlive.com


Pittsburgh synagogue memorial design unveiled | WITF

Survivors of Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel share stories of terror | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

82 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a crowd gathers to remember the fallen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jail Oversight Board approves disbursement of inmate welfare funds for first half of 2024 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tree of Life unveils memorial to victims of 2018 synagogue shooting | TribLIVE.com


Penn donor Ross Stevens withdraws $100 million gift following antisemitism hearing – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

What’s under construction? 5 projects underway in the Downtown area – Louisville Business First (bizjournals.com)

Freight train derails onto South Philly road | Local News | phillytrib.com

Blueprint from crime summit to be released to public, Parker | Local News | phillytrib.com

School district argues need for more city, state funding | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pa. Sen. John Fetterman hired George Santos to troll Sen. Menendez | WITF

Casey, Fetterman Announce $144M Grant to Expand Amtrak’s Philadelphia to Pittsburgh Service (politicspa.com)

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)

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