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PA election laws could change after House power shift · Spotlight PA

In the Pennsylvania House, both parties now claim a majority — and authority to set election dates (

Pa. House Democrats accuse GOP leader Bryan Cutler of inappropriate transfer of money | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Rep. Cutler moved $50M from Speaker’s account; Democrats cry foul (

Local lawmaker lauds Children’s Health Insurance Program – Daily Local

Governor Wolf reflects on tenure, COVID as he prepares to leave office (

State grant puts 2.5-mile Little Conestoga Creek trail 2 years ahead of schedule | Local News |

Wolf admin announces $5M for traffic signal tech to make Pa. roads safer | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Upper Darby gets $363,000 grant to coordinate traffic signals (



Businesses relying far more on contractors than before Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

TD Bank surpasses M&T as largest SBA lender in eastern Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon no longer tips its drivers when customers say, ‘Alexa, thank my driver’ : NPR

As Center City restores vibrancy, Philadelphia companies juggle future of office space – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Lehigh Valley produces $47 billion in goods in 2021 (



Long Covid Has Played Role in More Than 3,500 Deaths in US, CDC Says – The New York Times (

How COVID warped our time perception : Shots – Health News : NPR

The most common COVID symptoms have changed. Here’s what they are now –



‘The Old Boys Club’ dominates federal prisons where women face sexual assault : NPR

Grand jury investigating abuse allegations at Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center chooses not to file charges | WITF

Closing Berks County immigrant detention center is not enough (



Wingard: Moving to North Philadelphia; an intentional approach to community engagement | Commentary |

Temple University’s president will be living in North Philly for the first time in decades (

Pay increases for administrators: Erie School Board to vote on plan (

Millcreek board awards McDowell renovation bids, reversing prior vote (

Catherine Hershey Schools expands into Lancaster city in $8.5 million real estate purchase | Local News |

Central Bucks’ lawyers call ACLU of PA probe a ‘fishing expedition’ (

Harrisburg school district leaning toward hiring own officers instead of using city cops –

Some Penn State Law faculty say main campus presence needed in possible law schools merger |

Scranton School Board passes budget with tax hike; will not hold hearing to close Adams | Education |

Weatherly school board president questioned about ‘white history month’ Facebook repost | News |

Quakertown school district could go virtual if too many teachers sick (

NPR Student Podcast Challenge 2023 announcement, rules and key dates : NPR




What is stopping Gov. Ron DeSantis from announcing a run for president? : NPR

Report: Meadows’ Texts Show Perry, Keller, Kelly Efforts To Reverse Trump 2020 Defeat (

Pa. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry among lawmakers on text chain about efforts to overturn 2020 election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trump’s nonsense wins yet another news cycle | Greg LaRose – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Election security advocates seek federal investigation of Trump ally efforts to copy voting software (


Governor-elect Josh Shapiro to celebrate inauguration in Lancaster County (

Chambersburg votes Doug Mastriano must pay his police bill | WITF

Doug Mastriano has $1M left from his Pennsylvania governor’s campaign (


Allegheny County is moving ahead with special elections for vacant state House seats – City & State Pennsylvania (

Allegheny Co. Councilor Bennett jumps into county executive race; vows progressive reforms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

DA Sanguedolce gives status update on paper shortage probe | Times Leader

County report of election board member Fusaro’s actions differs from her account | Election |

Election board member Fusaro publicly denies allegations in county report | News |

Allegheny County is moving ahead with special elections for vacant state House seats – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia mayor’s race: Jeff Brown is first candidate to run TV ads (



Bucks County, Montco residents get PFAS test results (



PennDOT preps as winter storm approaches | News |

Report: Reliability, low fares, short trips key to transit in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia | Pennsylvania |


Gun Safety

10 years after Sandy Hook, every step forward is a step fraught : NPR



To prevent medical debt, the U.S. could learn from Germany’s health care system : Shots – Health News : NPR

CVS, Walgreens to pay out $450M to Pennsylvania in opioid settlement | Pennsylvania |

WATCH VIDEO | Marking a ‘milestone’ in Conemaugh hospital project | News |

Respiratory virus surge impacting local schools |

Thomas Jefferson University names Baligh R. Yehia president for health care operations (

Battle over secret tape in UPMC lawsuit dominates hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Oversight of PA marijuana card approvals under scrutiny · Spotlight PA

Pa. youth center had ‘dangerous’ lack of oversight, report says (

Toomey blocks legislation aimed to fight global money laundering (

Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey on GOP, his career before John Fetterman takes office (

State seeking public’s help to identify broadband service gaps | News |

Army sergeant killed at Georgia base was an Afghan veteran from Pennsylvania | WITF

Will Gov. Josh Shapiro change management of Pa. retirement funds? (

Taylor Swift fans getting second chance to buy concert tickets in Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh (

Taylor Swift tickets: Ticketmaster has second chance for Philadelphia, Pittsburgh shows (


National News

US storm brings tornadoes, blizzard-like conditions; 2 dead – Daily Local

Massive winter storm lumbers across the U.S. : NPR

Scientists announce a fusion breakthrough with big implications for clean energy  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX Engaged in Fraud for Years, Prosecutors Say – The New York Times (

The Geminids meteor shower will peak on Tuesday night : NPR

Ukraine says it shot down Russian drones in pre-dawn attack on Kyiv : NPR

A new stamp of Rep. John Lewis has been issued by USPS : NPR

We are dangerously reliant on China for minerals and metals needed for national security | Opinion –


Local News

Winter weather advisory warns central Pa. will get snow, sleet and wind gusts Thursday –

‘Potpourri of precipitation’: Winter storms set to collide over region, bringing snow and sleet | News |

Lancaster County, Pa. town finds compromise on local library funding | WITF

Residents evacuated just before gas explosion flattened Susquehanna Twp. home with a ‘sonic boom’ | WITF

French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserves 4.45 more acres; connects trails in Kimberton, East Pikeland – Daily Local

Harrisburg City Council approves 2023 budget (

Delco’s $125k Diversity Officer Gives First Report to Council – DV Journal (

Spearhead Project Earth plans to clean up Burlington Island (

East Lansdowne celebrates ordinance with lead abatement group (

Lower Macungie planners unanimously recommend Topgolf, mixed-use developments – The Morning Call (

Potential landfill expansion worries some in Lehigh Valley (

Luzerne County Council continues to whittle away proposed tax hike | News |

Breakdown shows city OT over budget, reimbursements will reduce cost | News |

Scranton and Dunmore homeowners to see average $576 increase in annual water/sewer bill | News |

Water levels rise as HCA eyes exit of second stage of drought contingency plan | News |



Ice storm warning issued for areas north, east of Pittsburgh |

Pittsburgh Public Schools 2023 budget stabilizes district for another year, future funding still uncertain | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh City Councilman introduces proposal to erase medical debt – CBS Pittsburgh (

City Council eyeing proposal to relieve medical debt for thousands of Pittsburghers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rich Fitzgerald touts Allegheny County’s successes at quarterly council address | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A family business transaction in McKees Rocks creates route for conflict resolution | Pittsburgh City Paper (

City Council yields to park funding requests absent from mayor’s budget proposal | Infrastructure | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny County Council adopts $3B budget after debate over amendments |

‘Our hearts are broken’: Children killed in Sewickley house fire identified |

Commission questions design of proposed music venue and garage at former Civic Arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Ed Gainey revamps Pittsburgh’s arts commission and public art funding allocation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New affordable housing units are coming to Grays Ferry and Point Breeze | Local News |

Philly Board of Ed president honored with lifetime achievement award – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly Board of Ed president honored with lifetime achievement award – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

WNBA expansion: Does Philly have the right arena? Data analysis (

Philly Pops musicians say they are prepared to strike if needed amid talk of closure (

Railing at Philadelphia City Hall stolen; worth up to $20,000 (



Biden signs gay marriage law, calls it ‘a blow against hate’ – Daily Local

Biden signs Respect for Marriage Act, recognizing marriage equality in federal law (

Lawmakers announce ‘framework’ on bill to keep gov’t open – Daily Local

Despite Trump’s Lobbying, McCarthy’s Speaker Bid Remains Imperiled on the Right – The New York Times (

Panel probing Jan. 6 Capitol attacks to vote Monday on criminal referral plans : NPR

The giant U.S. scandal we don’t talk about | Will Bunch Newsletter (