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Legislature

Action on mental health funding uncertain with House control up for grabs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republicans sue to block PA House special elections · Spotlight PA

GOP sues over special elections in Pa. House majority battle | ABC27

The fight over control of the Pa. House is Harrisburg high-stakes lunacy at its worst – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With control of the House in dispute, Republicans go to court as tensions rise – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State Agency Finds Dems Are Not in House Majority–Yet – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA guv moves to dismiss GOP subpoena for voter data · Spotlight PA

Thompson Named Chair of House Agriculture Committee – PoliticsPA

Kim Ward on becoming Pennsyvlania’s first female Senate president (inquirer.com)

Gov. Wolf, First Lady holds open house at Governor’s Residence (abc27.com)

Lack of affordable, accessible broadband ‘holding our economy back’ Wolf says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

LGBTQ protections in PA: Proposed regulation supported by Wolf (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Capitol Roundup: Wolf Administration, AARP highlight safety programs for mature drivers | Times Leader

Under the chandeliers: Yudichak completes dream of serving in state legislature | News | citizensvoice.com

With Pennsylvania legislative salaries up a lot again, some say it’s time for a new approach | State | wfmz.com

Editorial: Attack on Philadelphia DA’s office a dangerous distraction | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quann Park In Malvern Is Rededicated After $326K Facelift | Malvern, PA Patch

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania is missing 113,000 workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Employment forecast optimistic for Bucks, Montco job market in 2023 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Al Gore blasts Vanguard for dropping out of climate-finance coalition – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA waives interest, payments for a year on disaster loans – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Side hustles on the rise as workers fear recession – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Average price of unleaded regular down 12.5 cents in Philadelphia market (delcotimes.com)

National average gas price lower than it was a year ago, but Pa. average is not – pennlive.com

The special federal zone that helps keep manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

As ESG investments get green light from federal regulators, the debates heat up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

COVID-19

Local authorities in major cities urge indoor masking : NPR

Hospitalizations signal rising COVID-19 risk for US seniors | Health | phillytrib.com

Erie County reports more COVID-19 deaths, record number of flu cases (goerie.com)

China to drop travel tracing as it relaxes strict zero Covid regulations : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Pa. Board of Pardons approves less than 10% of Marijuana Pardon Project applicants | Weed | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Bethlehem looks to expand program pairing social workers, police | WITF

Pittsburgh and Pa.’s unreported FBI crime stats create gaps and raise critical concerns about police transparency | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Complaints against Pittsburgh police could hit an all-time low this year, review board says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Upper Moreland School Board rejects candidate for board president because he was “cis, white male” (broadandliberty.com)

Red Lion students told to use bathroom based on gender at birth (ydr.com)

States’ varying laws on reproductive rights impacting college decisions for some Pa. students | TribLIVE.com

Standardized test scores across Berks and Pennsylvania schools still down (readingeagle.com)

Pennsylvania college to cut tuition for out-of-state undergrads | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

‘They need somebody to advocate for them’: Quakertown LGBTQ students allege harassment. School district says it’s investigating – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Central Bucks School District paying Bill McSwain $940 an hour to address anti-LGBTQ complaint – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

West Chester University will train high schoolers to become teachers to combat the continued shortage (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

“The Persuaders” asks if Americans can still change each other’s minds – The Washington Post

Karen Bass sworn in as Los Angeles mayor amid homelessness, city council scandal : NPR

Republicans can’t seem to fathom why they lost | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What Georgia’s 2022 runoff can teach us about the 2024 White House race | John A. Tures – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Young voters’ enthusiasm for Democrats waned during midterms – Daily Local

Tied New Hampshire Race Spurs a Redo. Why Aren’t Voters Talking About It? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Unions have been loyal to Democrats. How’s that working out? (inquirer.com)

Trump blowback could carry less bite in 2024 for some in GOP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Statewide

Midterm losses unlikely to change PA GOP positions · Spotlight PA

These are the results in the top five most expensive Pennsylvania Senate elections | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Governor’s race broke Pennsylvania campaign spending record (abc27.com)

Pa. Gov-elect Shapiro’s transition team includes more than a dozen LGBTQ members – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Rural PA voters came out for Fetterman, Shapiro, what happens next? (goerie.com)

Pa. GOP stands firm despite 2022 losses | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania Republicans appear unlikely to abandon their legislative agenda, despite midterm losses | WITF

Latino voter turnout dropped in Pennsylvania’s 2022 midterm election results (inquirer.com)

District/Local

Allegheny Dems To Pick Candidate To Replace DeLuca (politicspa.com)

Robatin Announces Candidacy For Gordner’s Senate Seat (politicspa.com)

Chester County judge to election critics: ‘This fishing expedition must end’ – Daily Local

 

Environment

Spearhead Project Earth plans to clean up Burlington Island (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Transportation

Pa. will offer more than 450 vehicles for sale at auction next week – pennlive.com

 

Gun Safety

New research suggests abandoned home repairs can curb gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Editorial: Firearms kill the equivalent of a classroom of children a day (dailylocal.com)

Allentown to spend $1.5 million on ‘credible messengers.’ Here’s how they can help tackle youth gun violence – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Curfews won’t help stem gun violence. Here are a few things that will. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Medicare Advantage plans overcharged Medicare by millions : Shots – Health News : NPR

MVP Recovery helping hundreds of people in Delaware County with services once provided by Crozer Health (delcotimes.com)

Health care in southern Chester County gets huge boost with $2.5 million in funding – Daily Local

Penn Medicine and CHOP were the only profitable nonprofit health systems in SE Pa. over the summer (inquirer.com)

 

State News

These 10 House Republicans flipped their votes on the same-sex marriage bill (abc27.com)

Pa. congressional delegation split on Respect for Marriage Act (goerie.com)

PLCB’s high-end liquor lotteries now off limits to its employees and families – pennlive.com

The family of Pittsburgh-area teacher Marc Fogel hopes he is closer to being released from Russia after Brittney Griner case | WITF

Pennsylvania will have 36 new historical markers | WITF

Josh Shapiro’s successor for attorney general no stranger to the big stage – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

John Fetterman in Netflix’s ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ starring Christian Bale and Robert Duvall (inquirer.com)

 

National News

New data shows Americans using more than 30 percent of income on rent | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘I want to talk’: Griner opened up during her long trip home – Daily Local

Elon Musk relaunches Twitter Blue with higher price for iPhone users : NPR

As attendance dips, churches change to stay relevant for new wave of worshippers : NPR

Splashdown: NASA’s Artemis I mission returns from the moon : NPR

Second Iranian detainee executed over alleged protest crime : NPR

Peru president proposes moving up elections amid protests : NPR

Libyan accused in Lockerbie bombing now in American custody | TribLIVE.com

Family of 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing victim speaks after suspect taken into US custody – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Deion Sanders decided to stop coaching at a historically Black college. Here’s why people are so upset | Sports | phillytrib.com

Pioneering Black feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes dies at 84 | Obituaries | phillytrib.com

DC unveils bold plan to boost public transit, including free bus fares – pennlive.com

Grant Wahl: A remembrance of an accomplished sportswriter whose untimely death shook the World Cup (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Joe Gale: Against the tax hike and politician pay raise (broadandliberty.com)

Lancaster County’s income grows, but slower than housing costs | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Earl Twp. supervisors adopt 2023 budget, keep millage rate the same | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Not one to criticize from the sidelines, Scranton School Board President Ro Hume gets in the game | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

County council set to adopt budget by Thursday; more cuts proposed | Luzerne County | standardspeaker.com

New phases of housing proposed for Legacy Park, and more; a dozen developments planned for central Pa. – pennlive.com

Chester, Pa.’s bankruptcy was 70 years in the making. Can it recover? (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh City Council votes to make it easier to convert office space to residential – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

Wilkinsburg Train Station to be transformed into a business center (nextpittsburgh.com)

Penguins and Pirates set to get scoreboard upgrades (audacy.com)

 

Philly

Philly City Council backs $100M Neighborhood Preservation Initiative – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New Philly City Council members talk LGBTQ rights, priorities for 2023 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia schools to review policy allowing students to pick team ‘of the gender of which they identify’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philly landlord faces discrimination lawsuit over treatment of residents with housing vouchers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia ordered to remove box covering Columbus statue | WITF

FLOWERS: Commonwealth Court Exonerates Christopher Columbus Statue – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bluford Charter School will reopen as a district-run school this fall, unless a new charter application is approved | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Wide and varied’ opinions offered of future of Philly’s Roundhouse during months of public input | Local News | phillytrib.com

Snow is in the forecast for the Philly region Thursday into Friday (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Support for Right to Contraception Act is support for women’s freedom (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

What Will Biden Offer African Leaders at U.S.-Africa Summit? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)