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Legislature

Questions remain about money in Pennsylvania legislative accounts (abc27.com)

Why the Pa. House GOP is fighting for power · Spotlight PA

Editorial: Get down to business in Harrisburg (readingeagle.com)

Sen.-elect Jarrett Coleman may try to stop Allentown State Hospital sale (mcall.com)

Leigh Valley’s Coleman changes mind, resigns from Parkland School Board – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Berks agencies receive a total of $5.4 million to fund safety initiatives (readingeagle.com)

 

Gambling

A fall harvest: Pennsylvania gambling revenues up nearly 4.6% in November | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Harrah’s revenues up for November in new state figures (delcotimes.com)

 

COVID-19

China’s end to ‘zero-COVID’ has led to a rush of misinformation : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Number of Philly cops out injured drops 31% after Inquirer investigation uncovers abuse

Johnson-Shaw Foundation looks to help people re-enter society after prison | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

District Attorney announces Southwest Philly gang bust | Local News | phillytrib.com

Christopher Williams, exonerated from Pa. death row, shot to death at funeral (inquirer.com)

 

Education

New Pa. graduation requirement has five pathways to diploma, career readiness – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New Pa. graduation requirement have five pathways | Local News | phillytrib.com

Penn State professors, students raise concerns about a proposal to merge its law schools (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

How a Pennsylvania state Senate race could throw the House into more chaos | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inside Josh Shapiro’s pragmatic PA transition team · Spotlight PA

New York Rep.-elect George Santos faces allegations of false biography : NPR

Abortion roiled the midterms. Now it will define the presidential race. (msn.com)

 

Transportation

Federal $69M grant for central Pa. thruway to help fund other state road projects – pennlive.com

Bipartisan group of 37 AGs urging stronger protections for airline customers | National | thecentersquare.com

AAA: 12.8 million Pennsylvania residents set to travel for the holidays (goerie.com)

Authority launches website about effort to bring back rail service (dailylocal.com)

PennDOT driver license centers closing for holiday (mainlinemedianews.com)

SEPTA’s Market Frankford, Broad Street Lines get $56M toward accessibility improvements (inquirer.com)

 

Health

New Study: Cancer Patients Choose Quality of Life Over Quantity – MyChesCo

Since Dobbs, doctors see a growing number of vasectomies : NPR

LVHN, St. Luke’s seeing high volume of patients in emergency rooms as flu, COVID and other infections climb ahead of holidays – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

State News

Report: Pennsylvania tax credit programs’ annual growth is $200M | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania senators urge Toomey to support cannabis banking (broadandliberty.com)

Former Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane found not guilty on DUI charges (abc27.com)

Ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane acquitted in drunken driving case | WITF

Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry could face Ethics Committee for refusing Jan. 6 subpoena | WITF

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry referred for ethics violation by Jan. 6 committee (ydr.com)
These Pat Toomey protesters demonstrated for 6 years. What’s next? (inquirer.com)

Why Wawa should stop selling cigarettes (theintell.com)

 

National News

Good news from 2022 you might have missed : NPR

Hanukkah is the time to fight anti-Semitism (ydr.com)

Power company money flows to media attacking critics in Florida, Alabama : NPR

States are having trash troubles. Here’s why that matters to you – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of 3 out of 7 charges in Los Angeles trial : NPR

Britain’s strikes hit the NHS, postal service, rail and other essential services : NPR

Facing an energy crisis, Germans stock up on candles : Planet Money : NPR

Ukrainian parliament member: Putin won’t succeed because we are fighting for our lives | Opinion (inquirer.com)

FTX founder agrees to extradition to US, attorney says (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Human Menorah, Refurbished Dreidel Welcome Hanukkah In Doylestown | Doylestown, PA Patch

‘A monumental day for Norristown’: Officials praise future development of state hospital land (timesherald.com)

After Somerset focuses on CYS, recruitment efforts to target other stressed departments in 2023, officials say | News | tribdem.com

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority to issue A+ bonds for repairs (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Kennett Square property owners will see significant tax hike – Daily Local

Uninhabitable Lancaster County home listed for nearly $1 million (abc27.com)

Gettysburg National Park shares update on Little Round Top rehab project (abc27.com)

Menorah lit in Lancaster’s Penn Square | ABC27

Lackawanna County reassessment project arrives in Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Hazleton mayor wants eminent domain money from HCA | News | standardspeaker.com

Allentown City Council fails to appoint a new member to vacant seat. What happens now? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Radnor’s Ward 4 has a new commissioner – Mainline Media News

Lower Merion approves 2023 budget with no tax increase – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County Commissioners debate 2023 budget at final board meeting (mainlinemedianews.com)

As Latino population surges in Poconos, there is still work to be done (poconorecord.com)

 

Pitt

Will Allen Foundation brightens holidays for Boys & Girls Club (nextpittsburgh.com)

Proposed $11M development in Lower Hill District includes entertainment venue, parking garage | TribLIVE.com

It’s been 50 years since Franco Harris made the ‘Immaculate Reception’ and it still lifts a region’s spirits | WITF

Council passes $800M Pittsburgh budget with room for medical debt relief, food justice fund | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beaver County elementary school moves to remote learning after more than 100 students were absent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia school district adding 47 alternative-fuel buses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

In Philly, other cities the ‘starter’ home is disappearing | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Remaining UC Townhomes residents cite deplorable conditions | Local News | phillytrib.com

Race should not determine where you live | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Language Services Usage dashboard shows a polyglot city (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia judge Judge Marissa Brumbach faces discipline over Florida trip (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary’s Priorities in the Next Two Years (msnbc.com)

Lawmakers unveil bill to avoid government shutdown, boost Ukraine | News | tribdem.com

U.S. Supreme Court further delays the end of Title 42 : NPR

Supreme Court temporarily blocks lifting of asylum restrictions – Daily Local

Harris says Congress needs to act on immigration reform as Title 42 ends : NPR

Donald Trump referred for criminal charges in final Jan. 6 committee hearing : NPR

Jan. 6 committee launches ethics complaint against Scott Perry, other GOP lawmakers (abc27.com)

Congressional lawmakers unveil $1.7 trillion bill to avoid shutdown and boost Ukraine (inquirer.com)