In the PA House, both parties now claim a majority and authority to set election date | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Cutler takes oath as House Republican Leader days after Dems declare control of special elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republicans sue over Dem-called state House elections · Spotlight PA

Who really controls the Pennsylvania State House? (abc27.com)

Pa.’s new Whole Home Repair program moving forward, but homeowners can’t apply for funds yet | WITF

DCED opens application for Whole-Home Repairs Program. Here’s what to know – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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



Recession fears? After Covid, restaurateurs say they’re ready to ‘weather anything’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Finance news: Vanguard predicts recession in 2023 with job cuts in tech, real estate – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Why remote workers are still resistant to return — and the benefits that could change their mind – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Savings at the gas pump are eaten up at the supermarket, as inflation stays high : NPR

Small farms do better in recessions, Univest small biz lender says (inquirer.com)

Gas prices falling across nation and state, but Pennsylvania drivers still paying more than others | State | standardspeaker.com

Warehouse, car wash and new Hershey’s plant among more than 15 projects planned for central Pa. – pennlive.com



Local authorities in major cities urge indoor masking : NPR

Holiday amid COVID, flu, RSV: Tips from Philadelphia’s health commissioner (inquirer.com)



Wally Nunn: Guards, inmates, and taxpayers all suffer from Delaware County’s so-called “prison reform” (broadandliberty.com)



New Pennsylvania anti-discrimination regulation may better protect area LGBTQ students | WITF

PIAA approves name, image and likeness policy for PA high school athletes – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

With PIAA’s new NIL legislation comes potential pitfalls that worry coaches, executives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Upper Moreland school board member to resign over ‘cis, white male’ comments (inquirer.com)

Philly schools should be phone-free zones | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)




The link between politicians and anti-LGBTQ+ violence | Rob Schofield – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump probe subpoena served on Georgia secretary of state – Daily Local


Midterm losses unlikely to change PA GOP positions · Spotlight PA


Curt Norcini Announces Candidacy for Court of Common Pleas – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Olivia Bennett enters county executive contest vowing to deliver on progressive reforms | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

It Will Be Culver v. Lawton in SD27 (politicspa.com)

Philadelphia’s voter turnout is down. That’s bad for democracy. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Joe McAndrew wins Democratic nomination for special election to replace Rep. Tony DeLuca | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County Democrats pick Joe McAndrew to run for Pa. House’s 32nd District amid Harrisburg power struggle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



United Airlines places huge ‘historic’ order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners : NPR

PennDOT, local nonprofit transform 50 acres of roadside turf into meadows – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

What to do about busy – and dangerous – state roads? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

I-579 CAP park project leads to donations to Hill District organizations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Gun Safety

A decade after Sandy Hook, grief remains but hope grows – Daily Local

Mayor Ed Gainey rails against gun violence in Pittsburgh (nextpittsburgh.com)

Smith-Wade-El reacts to recent Lancaster shootings (abc27.com)

‘Gun violence has no place in our community’: Lancaster city mayor, DA comment on recent violence | Local News | lancasteronline.com

CHOP awards $225K to 9 violence-prevention groups | Local News | phillytrib.com

Moms Bonded by Grief host holiday party for those who lost loved ones to gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Can widespread trauma therapy help prevent Philadelphia gun violence? This community leader says yes. (inquirer.com)



CRISPR gene-editing improves cancer immunotherapy : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania making more forms of naloxone available (abc27.com)

Opioids overdose-reversal drug Narcan could soon be available over the counter : NPR

Infectious diseases fellowships go unfilled for newly minted doctors : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu shot uptake slow in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Editorial: Make lead testing mandatory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Sen. Pat Toomey blocks landmark reform legislation to fight global money laundering | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania to receive $450M in opioid settlement with CVS, Walgreens – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

CVS and Walgreens agree to pay $10 billion to settle opioid crisis lawsuits : NPR

Pennsylvania’s deer season shift a tradeoff in boosting licenses and preserving tradition | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A Q&A with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted Dimock | WITF

Pennsylvania lifts ban on gas production in polluted village | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

Frances Hesselbein, Johnstown native with ties to Pitt who led Girl Scouts, dies at 107 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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National News

Will the latest breakthrough in nuclear fusion help to fight climate change? : NPR

US scientists set to announce fusion energy breakthrough – Daily Local

Black, Jewish Leaders Call for National ’15 Days of Light’ to Fight Anti-Semitism, Racism – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Baby formula recalled due to Cronobacter cross-contamination concerns – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

50 years ago, U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. None have been back since : NPR

Bankman-Fried, disgraced former FTX CEO, arrested in Bahamas : NPR

North Carolina power outage highlights vulnerability of the electric grid : NPR

Elon Musk’s Twitter: Trust and Safety Council is dissolved : NPR

World Cup semifinals begin with Argentina and Croatia : NPR

Brittney Griner is back in the US and dunking again after almost 10 months detained in Russia | News | phillytrib.com

Juul lawsuit settlement: Electronic cigarette company to pay millions to Pennsylvania (inquirer.com)


Local News

Akron Borough to partially fund Ephrata Public Library, with room to donate more later | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Burns asks HUD to conduct audit on Section 8 policies | News | tribdem.com

West Chester U. marching band will march in Rose Parade in 2024 (inquirer.com)

Erie County Executive Davis budget vetoes face legal scrutiny (goerie.com)

Erie’s Greyhound passengers can’t come in from out of the cold (goerie.com)

DEI Commission integral to Erie County’s growth, global profile (goerie.com)

Dunmore council approves 23% tax hike | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Proposal sets standards for contractors working on public projects in Reading (readingeagle.com)

Damaged Pa. church in race to be repaired ahead of first big snowstorm – pennlive.com



Democrat Barb Warwick is sworn in as Pittsburgh’s newest City Council member – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

New Pittsburgh councilwoman Barbara Warwick sworn in to fill vacancy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers celebrate legislation safeguarding same-sex marriage (nextpittsburgh.com)

Meet the Pittsburgh Bomb Squad — and its robot helpers (nextpittsburgh.com)

Franco Harris helps teach middle school students about The Immaculate Reception – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Winter storm watch issued for ice accumulations in higher terrain outside Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Man’s death at Acrisure Stadium ruled accidental | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dozens still displaced after Downtown Pittsburgh high-rise fire kills 1, injures 3 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia-area home sales plummet to lowest level since 2015 in November – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Columbus statue uncovered in Philadelphia after two years under a box (delcotimes.com)

Jim Gardner is retiring from Action News. His last day ends an era. (inquirer.com)

Columbus statue in Philadelphia: What happened in court case, boxing (inquirer.com)



Same sex marriage bill will be signed into law by President Biden : NPR