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Legislature

What does battle for Pa. House majority mean? | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Taxpayers will pay as Pa. House fights over which party is in control | John Baer – pennlive.com

Comitta applauds new protections for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians – Daily Local

COMITTA: Realizing the promise of universal broadband connectivity – Daily Local

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

Shapiro’s bipartisanship talk welcome in fight-weary Harrisburg (abc27.com)

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

Chester County historical organizations gets $45,000 in state funding – Daily Local

Choir From Fort Washington Performs In Capitol Rotunda: Watch Video | Upper Dublin, PA Patch

BOSCOLA ANNOUNCES $256,000 TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNOLOGIES GRANT FOR LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Johnstown nets $759K grant to fund police | News | tribdem.com

State Completes Work To Preserve 17 Structures At Washington Crossing | Newtown, PA Patch

Philadelphia-area projects received over $339M in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. awards more than $12M in Chesapeake Bay cleanup grants to counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (abc27.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Government admits its ortho-toluidine exposure limit is too high : Shots – Health News : NPR

‘Buy now, pay later’ is the hottest holiday shopping trend : NPR

Showing Appreciation for Workers at Parx Racing – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Medical marijuana company in Pittsburgh, Trulieve, reportedly laying off employees – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

How Fed’s series of rate hikes could affect your finances – Daily Local

Lehigh County approves temporary wage increases for critical labor shortages at Cedarbrook, 911 communications – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

A State College mini-casino project runs into stiff opposition from a Philadelphia rival (inquirer.com)

 

COVID-19

U.S. Will Offer Free At-Home Covid Tests as Part of Winter Plan – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Free COVID tests are available by mail again : NPR

White House reveals winter COVID-19 plans, more free tests – Daily Local

 

Crime/Punishment

Homicides are down 8% in Philly from last year, but shootings remain steady | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Education

Student debt approval emails reversed by education department : NPR

Temple University Launches Cutting Edge Center to Fight Racism – Bucks County Beacon

Penn State trustees heard past diversity plan in secret · Spotlight PA State College

Philly schools will require masking for 2 weeks following winter break | Local News | phillytrib.com

Lancaster County 2022 Keystone results improve from last year but fall short of pre-pandemic scores | Local News | lancasteronline.com

West Chester University students protest affordable housing shortage (inquirer.com)

Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School teachers voted to unionize (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

Trump ahead of DeSantis in multi-candidate Republican primary, poll shows : NPR

A new Congress? The same low expectations | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Republicans’ next move? Re-write the United States Constitution | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Statewide

A timeline of Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Midterm losses unlikely to change PA GOP positions · Spotlight PA

District/Local

State Rep. Amen Brown will launch a run for Philadelphia mayor Friday (inquirer.com)

Carrie DelRosso, former GOP Lt. Governor candidate, won’t run in special election (abc27.com)

Recount requests delay Pennsylvania election certification | ABC27

Luzerne County election board and election bureau differ on poll books | Election | standardspeaker.com

 

Environment

Delaware River Basin Commission prohibits high volume hydraulic fracturing | The Bucks County Herald

Shell’s flaring at Beaver County cracker plant pushed company over air permit limits, data shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

PennDOT prepares for Midstate’s first major storm (abc27.com)

PennDOT’s $154M Erie construction season ends. What got done? (goerie.com)

Speed limit lowered on central Pa. highways ahead of snow, ice storm – pennlive.com

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike warn of dangerous weather Thursday, announce vehicle restrictions – pennlive.com

 

Gun Safety

Gun violence in Philly can be prevented by fixing up abandoned homes, Penn study finds (inquirer.com)

Childhood’s Greatest Danger: The Data on Kids and Gun Violence – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Lives They Lived – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Coalition to stop gun violence names Richman as executive director | Local News | phillytrib.com

Vigil honors Sandy Hook Elementary School students | The Bucks County Herald

Scranton vigil calls for action, remembers Sandy Hook shooting | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Sandy Hook anniversary: Biden cites ‘societal guilt’ on guns – Daily Local

Oregon’s LGBTQ community worries a new law will keep them from obtaining guns. : NPR

Mass shootings reopen debate over crime scene photos (delcotimes.com)

CHOP awards $225K to 9 violence-prevention groups – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

CDC’s Rochelle Walensky’s 2023 resolution: A better public health agency | Opinion (inquirer.com)

UPMC hospitals ‘close’ to capacity amid tripledemic concerns (abc27.com)

RSV and flu cases in kids are hammering children’s hospitals : Shots – Health News : NPR

Wolf administration implores Pennsylvanians to have anti-overdose drug on hand | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State officials say all Pennsylvanians should have access to naloxone | WITF

Penn Medicine Hospital at Rittenhouse to shut down in February – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

BALTO: Vulnerable Patients Are Being Squeezed By Middlemen Schemes – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

More people dying of sepsis, other common causes at Pa. hospitals, report card says – pennlive.com

Judge rebuffs efforts to unseal secret recording in UPMC lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hearing on secret recording between UPMC doctors continues | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

Pat Toomey on Senate retirement, tax cuts, gun laws, Donald Trump (inquirer.com)

Eight Pennsylvania GOP senators urge Toomey to support cannabis banking | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Ticketmaster vows Taylor Swift tour do-overs in Pa. · Spotlight PA

State announces five new historic markers for Montco sites (mainlinemedianews.com)

Federal marriage protection law is a win, but ‘more work remains,’ Pa. Rep. Benham says in D.C. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Voters won on abortion and weed in 2022. Now state lawmakers are pushing back : NPR

U.S. sues Arizona over shipping containers on Mexico border : NPR

3 dead in Louisiana as US storm spawns Southern tornadoes – Daily Local

France celebrates World Cup victory, fans cheer Morocco team – Daily Local

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, ‘Ellen’ show’s dancing DJ, has died at 40 : NPR

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu defends his right-wing coalition : NPR

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack also targeted Tom Hanks, Hunter Biden: investigator – pennlive.com

Donations down as Salvation Army kettle drive nears final stretch before Christmas | TribLIVE.com

 

Local News

Newtown Township Pursuing Safety Measures For Mid-Block Crossing | Newtown, PA Patch

Winter Storm Warning for portions of Central Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Winter weather advisory issued for Delaware County (delcotimes.com)

Berks under winter weather advisory (readingeagle.com)

ARL issues Code Blue for Dec. 15, 2022 (readingeagle.com)

Allentown Weather: Forecast, closings as Thursday coastal storm set to bring slippery conditions (mcall.com)

Schuylkill County commissioners pay tribute to fallen firefighters | Schuylkill County | standardspeaker.com

New Tripoli quietly mourns its fallen firefighters as it awaits weekend memorial services (mcall.com)

Despite budget deficits and bankruptcy, Chester should not sell off its water system | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Newtown supervisors approve 2023 budget with tax increase | The Bucks County Herald

Solebury Supervisors approve budget with no tax hike | The Bucks County Herald

Cambria Somerset Authority budget OK’d without 5% raise proposal | News | tribdem.com

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to give $100,000 for IronPigs stadium renovations; Pigs to make announcement Friday – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh City Council endorses $1 million for residents’ medical debt relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tree of Life memorial items help document community support (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

Public weighs concerns on boosted security spending | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

After 13 months in business, Downtown retail collaborative to close at start of new year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates urge KeyBank to boost its home lending to Blacks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly’s heralded eviction diversion program is considered a win-win — for most | Local News | phillytrib.com

La Mott’s fight for a community center is a battle for Black history (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Meek Mill goes deep for Philadelphia kids caught in justice system | WITF

ABC Capital: a Philly real-estate company critics call a ‘big fat nasty scam.’ (inquirer.com)

Mummers parade 2023: New broadcast partner announced as organizers take on more fundraising (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Nancy Pelosi’s Portrait Is Unveiled as Republicans and Democrats Pay Tribute – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

House passes bill to extend government funding for 1 week – Daily Local

The U.S. Supreme Court could fall on this slippery slope of discrimination | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)