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Bill requiring public schools to post course information online wins Senate approval but it lacks Gov. Tom Wolf’s support –

Congressional redistricting process inches forward in Pa. House –

Editorial: Public input needed in redistricting (

Vote coming on redrawn Pennsylvania Assembly districts (

State committee to hold redistricting hearing today in Harrisburg | Times Leader

Pa. Republicans are moving a new draft congressional map. It’s still mostly a mystery | WITF

Leaders face vote on redrawn Pennsylvania Assembly districts | News |

State Senate Passes Bill To Eliminate School Vaccine Mandate – – Butler, PA

Pennsylvania Senate aims to bar school COVID-19 vaccine rule | National |

Street hopes shooting in front of his office forces urgency of gun violence prevention efforts | Local News |

State Sen. Sharif Street’s Office, Philadelphia NAACP Struck By Bullets In Philadelphia Shooting That Left Man In Critical Condition – CBS Philly (

Multiple shootings with injuries reported across Philadelphia overnight (

$9.2 million in RACP funds includes 20-block riverfront park in the Strip District (

Warren, Santarsiero announce grants for substance abuse, mental health, police training resources in Bucks County – Lower Bucks Times

Placeholder legislation sparks debate over Pennsylvania congressional map-drawing process | Pennsylvania |

Constitutional amendment would term-limit Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges | Pennsylvania |

Legislation introduced to cap Pennsylvania co-pay costs for insulin | Pennsylvania |

Bill aimed to stop vaccine mandates for kids seems it’s going nowhere | City & State PA (

Pa. AG Shapiro heading to court over GOP legislators’ subpoena for voter information | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AG Shapiro suing Republicans who subpoenaed Pennsylvanians private information (

Why we’re fighting in Commonwealth Court to protect your vote | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Formerly incarcerated kids call for Pa. juvenile system reform (

In Cumberland Co., state and local officials ask Pennsylvanians to license dogs in 2022 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House moves to reform bridge naming process – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

If you want to help police, don’t make it easier to carry a concealed weapon | Opinion –

Republican lawmakers advance bill to post Pennsylvania school textbook names online; Gov. Wolf calls it potentially harmful – The Morning Call (

Bill to ban private money from Pennsylvania elections passes House amid heated debate; Lehigh County got $762,000 last year – The Morning Call (

Gina Curry sworn in as new state rep from 164th Legislative District (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why Gov. Tom Wolf says he has no plans to issue new mask mandates (

COVID-19 milestones — U.S. passes 800,000 deaths as vaccine anniversary is reached (

800,000 Americans have died of COVID. Now the U.S. braces for an omicron-fueled spike | WITF

Philly issues Vax Mandate as DelVal COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Rise – DV Journal (

Omicron spreading rapidly in U.S., could bring punishing wave of infections, CDC warns (

COVID outbreak rattles Chester County Prison (



Starbucks employees at two Boston locations move to unionize (

SEPTA union head Willie Brown steps down (

Kellogg’s facing political pressure to resume contract talks | WITF

Behind fintech firm’s Investor Cash Management move to Wilmington – Philadelphia Business Journal (



Why aren’t Biden and the Democrats doing more to stop crime in big cities like Philly? | Opinion (



Schools ‘need to be creative’ to handle staffing shortages | ABC27

Philly-area districts weigh whether to continue masking after school mandate is struck down (

New ‘narrative’ for Harrisburg district would reopen Steele Elementary, turn William Penn into magnet school –

Villanova University plans $200M in capital projects, eyes $1B fundraising campaign – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penn President Amy Gutmann questioned on China donations at ambassador hearing – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Omicron variant forces colleges to reconsider relaxing safety measures : NPR

Neshaminy residents weigh in on new school at Maple Point in Middletown (

Inside a week in August that shaped Bucks County’s school mask policy (



Editorial: Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race will be critical | Editorials |

‘Dr. Oz Show’ canceled by Sony Pictures amid host’s Senate run in Pennsylvania | PhillyVoice

Senate Candidate Dr. Oz Decries Facebook Censorship – DV Journal (

W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Americans think political divisiveness is bad for the country but expect it to get worse. | WITF

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds | WITF

Pennsylvania had only 26 potential voter fraud cases in 2020 election: AP review – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania tries again to move up ’24 presidential primary | WITF

Pennsylvania eyeing early 2024 presidential primary – The Morning Call (

The U.S. military men spreading Trump’s baseless fraud claims (

Four Republican Party candidates campaign in Cambria County | News |



Power PA Jobs Alliance: PA’ians will see higher energy bills if RGGI resolution defeated (

U.N. climate summit leaders pledged to end deforestation; skeptics want proof : NPR



PennDOT will provide $1.4 million for Pittsburgh Pedestrian Wayfinding Project | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks County road projects could shared in federal infrastructure funds (



Flu cases rising sharply in Pennsylvania | News |

‘It’s beyond frustrating’: Patients share fears as some procedures are delayed due to COVID-19 surge | Health |


State News

Skyrocketing expenses for Hero Thrill Show questioned by some first responders (

Pa. sees record alcohol sales of $2.9B last year, unflavored vodka crowd favorite (

Live Christmas Trees Plentiful in PA But Prices May Be Higher, Growers Say – DV Journal (

Report: States, incl. Pa., take varied approaches to broadband funding | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania revises Confederate markers, recasts forces as ‘enemy’ soldiers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Young people need a purpose to cut violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials forecast long, expensive recovery for Kentucky. ‘Hundreds of millions of dollars at least’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As federal budget stalemate continues, funding for local research is in limbo | Opinion (

Fed to accelerate withdrawal of economic aid as prices surge – Reading Eagle

Keechant Sewell will become the NYPD’s first female commissioner : NPR

Trump loses bid to block his tax returns from Congress |

Lifelines for the poor help the economy more than tax cuts for the rich (


Local News

First graduating class of Lancaster EMT academy helps with staffing shortages (

Pa. town that inspired ‘Winter Wonderland’ gets early Christmas present from historical and museum commission –

Luzerne County Council adopts no-tax-hike 2022 budget | Times Leader

Hazleton City Council approves contracts for police, City Hall workers | News |

Reading passes a $95 million 2022 budget with no tax increase (

200 acres preserved in five conservation deals in Berks County (

York Mayor Michael Helfrich offers plan for ARPA covid relief fund (

Erie County businesses get federal aid to stay afloat (

Union assistant Pat Noonan gets top job in Cincinnati – Delco Times

Bucks County plans no tax hike to cover $474.1 million 2022 operating budget (

Southern Chester County residents launch petition to save Jennersville Hospital from closing on New Year’s Eve – Daily Local

Aqua Pennsylvania employees recognized by residents (



Pittsburgh Public Schools to seek 3% property tax increase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Makeover on the Ohio: North Side development to include a giant Ferris wheel, apartments, splash park and marina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council looks to update city code to deploy 5G infrastructure | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh looks to designate 6 new city parks |



Philadanco returns with ‘Fast Forward… To The Future’ | |

As the murder rate soars, DA Larry Krasner plays ‘Good cop/good cop’ | City & State PA (

Nutter on homicide crisis: “I wish some of these woke people would go back to sleep.” (

Philly took $5 million in foster children’s Social Security payments without telling them (

Dispute escalates between Mayor Kenney and two elected officials over Philly’s gun violence plan (

The Philly Four: Black people less likely to get mortgage in Philly, Senate passes bill requiring public curriculums | Sam Britt | NewsBreak Original

District Attorney Larry Krasner ready to move forward after last week’s backlash | Local News |



Biden’s first year handling the economy, Afghanistan, and COVID-19 : It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders : NPR

Dems, GOP at odds over Islamophobia bill | ABC27

Democrats hope to pass Build Back Better plan by Christmas (

Toomey, Reschenthaler use defense spending bill as vehicle to combat illicit fentanyl from China, Mexico | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

House votes to hold Meadows in contempt in Jan. 6 probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate passes $2.5 trillion debt limit increase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Congress raises the debt limit, sending a bill to Biden : NPR

D.C.’s attorney general is suing the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over Capitol attack | WITF