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Legislature

Kearney, other lawmakers help with diaper collection (delcotimes.com)

Closed-door talks fail to settle Pa. House control fight (abc27.com)

As Shapiro prepares for office, Pennsylvania GOP sees chance for school choice | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Laughlin Introduces Voter ID Legislation to Amend PA Constitution (politicspa.com)

Erie’s Laughlin pushes GOP voter ID bill, wants to amend PA constitution (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board extends over-order premium to June – Farm and Dairy

The Wolf administration awards security grants to organizations that could be targeted by hate crimes | WITF

 

Business/Jobs

How bad is inflation? 7 charts show what got pricier (and cheaper!) in 2022 : NPR

Philly’s top economist thinks the U.S. can avoid a recession (inquirer.com)

Greenfield North adding two warehouses in 2023 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Health care expansion and renovation projects kept builders busy in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

COVID-19

As Cases Explode, China’s Low Covid Death Toll Convinces No One – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

COVID-19 cases increase in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

Pennsylvania city treasurer charged with stealing $100,000 for gambling, vacations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Education

Wolf visits Robeson High to spotlight education funding (audacy.com)

School Board Series: Bob Hickey, Council Rock School District (broadandliberty.com)

Lower Merion asking residents to weigh in on full-day kindergarten – Mainline Media News

Case for new charter school at Valley Forge Military Academy presented to Radnor school board – Mainline Media News

Leary retiring as LCCC president in June 2024 | Education | citizensvoice.com

Will the show go on? Future of Scranton High show choir uncertain as director departs | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

National

Fox News’ Sean Hannity admits he knew Trump lost 2020 election : NPR

Young Republicans want the GOP to be the party of the future. Here’s how. : NPR

Statewide

Midterm Election Dominated DVJournal’s 2022 Coverage – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

District/Local

Democratic County Commissioners Announce 2023 Reelection Bid – LevittownNow.com

Philadelphia transit workers endorse Democrat Jeff Brown for mayor (broadandliberty.com)

Thank You, Amen Brown (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

 

Weather

A massive U.S. winter storm makes holiday travel dangerous : NPR

Winter storm: Frigid temperatures, snow, ice across U.S. (inquirer.com)

Rain and snow this morning as extreme cold and wind move in | ABC27

Pittsburgh officials urge residents to stay off roads, help neighbors as winter weather approaches | TribLIVE.com

First Alert Weather: Flash freeze to bring rapidly dropping conditions, freezing road conditions – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

The forecast, road conditions and power outages as Arctic front moves through [live updates] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pocono Weather: Monroe under flood watch, winter weather advisory (poconorecord.com)

Ho-ho-holy cow this weekend will be cold | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Environment

2022’s U.S. climate disasters: A tale of too much rain – and too little | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Report: Environmental enforcement has fallen off under Biden – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT announces speed limit reduction on several area roadways – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Nearly 30 years after the ADA, local transit agencies are getting federal funds to make them more accessible – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

How to best prepare for winter storm driving, according to experts : NPR

Erie’s Greyhound ticket office to temporarily reopen after agreement (goerie.com)

Century-old rail bridges, tunnels across East Coast land $9 billion overhaul (inquirer.com)

 

Gun Safety

57 blocks in Philly are prone to shootings. Community groups are mobilizing to curb the gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Health

A common DNA test can find cancer in bodies of seemingly healthy pregnant people : Shots – Health News : NPR

Crozer Health ambulances impounded due to slow payment (delcotimes.com)

Citing Medicaid costs, GOP governors call for an end to pandemic public health emergency – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Local seniors reminded to apply for property tax rent and rebate – Daily Local

PA Treasurer Garrity Bans TikTok from Treasury-Issued Devices – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

TOOMEY: Farewell to the Senate (Part Three) – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Arctic to Discuss European Security – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Doug Mastriano and the Jan. 6 committee: See where the state senator is mentioned in Jenna Ellis’ deposition | WITF

Where Scott Perry appears in Jeffrey Clark’s Jan. 6 deposition | WITF

It’s time to stop warehousing Pa.’s children and rethink our juvenile justice system | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How John Fetterman will fit in the U.S. Senate. (inquirer.com)

 

National News

2022 was a rocky year for the social media industry : NPR

Brittney Griner asks supporters to advocate for Paul Whelan : NPR

FTX founder Bankman-Fried to be released on $250 million bail : NPR

It’s Boom Times for Santa – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Local News

Menorah on Penn Square lighted for Hanukkah (yahoo.com)

Vets for Vets and local contractor help Tinicum family with new roof (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Conoy Twp. supervisors pass 2023 budget with no services tax or real estate tax | Community News | lancasteronline.com

West Sadsbury Twp. supervisors OK preliminary 2023 budget | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster Twp. supervisors OK 2023 budget with tax hike; state Rep.-elect Izzy Smith-Wade-El makes appearance | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Falls Township okays Earned Income Tax for 2023 | The Bucks County Herald

Falls raises taxes for first time in 30 years to fund fire departments | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks County lends support to ambulance squads | The Bucks County Herald

No municipal tax increase for Lower Makefield in 2023 | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County OKs planning commission fee increases (mainlinemedianews.com)

Lower Merion hires consultant to help with ward redistricting – Mainline Media News

Upper Darby Council approves $2.5 million in ARPA funds for revenue replacement; budget vote tabled till next week (delcotimes.com)

Taxes to rise in Greenfield Twp. after court approval of millage increase | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh school board approves budget with no tax increase | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Shores bringing 50-acre mixed-use development to Sharpsburg riverfront (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh is still not very accessible to those with disabilities (nextpittsburgh.com)

Report: Pittsburgh’s bridges in need of critical attention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s new Fern Hollow Bridge reopens to traffic | TribLIVE.com

Fern Hollow Bridge reopens less than a year after collapse | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Advocates celebrate city funding for Penn Avenue bike lane upgrades | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Jim Gardner’s historic Action News swan song scores massive ratings for 6ABC – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

6abc’s Jim Gardner delivers final ‘Action News’ broadcast (inquirer.com)

How national spotlight turned to Philadelphia in 2022 (audacy.com)

Philly school district learning virtually Friday due to weather | Local News | phillytrib.com

City settles three civil rights suits against former police Inspector Joseph Bologna for $267,500 (inquirer.com)

Philly’s Board of Ethics has fined Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and mayoral candidate Allan Domb (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Read the Jan. 6 committee report in full : NPR

Jan. 6 committee says Donald Trump ‘lit that fire’ of Capitol insurrection as part of a criminal conspiracy (inquirer.com)

The Senate has approved a major government funding bill : NPR

Senators pass Electoral Count Act reform in wake of Capitol riot : NPR

Huge $1.7T spending package passes in U.S. Senate with bipartisan backing  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What Zelensky worried about when he addressed a cheering Congress (inquirer.com)