Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill | WITF

Wolf vetoes bill that would have allowed permitless carry in PA | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Wolf vetoes concealed carry legislation, has most vetoes since Milton Shapp (abc27.com)

Pa. legislators react to Wolf vetoing expanded concealed carry bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Letter to the editor: RGGI vital to fighting climate crisis | TribLIVE.com

Senators Plan Public Hearing on Drug Treatment – The Post (sanatogapost.com)

News Flash • West Chester Borough, PA • CivicEngage (west-chester.com)

Kennett Greenway receives $1.47 million in grant funding | Chester County Press

Pa. lawmakers, judges, governor receive historic raise in annual salary, largest in at least 25 years | fox43.com

Senator Carolyn Comitta’s Staff to visit West Grove Borough – NewsBreak

Pa. lawmakers fight to lower insulin costs (abc27.com)

State officials discuss trauma, substance abuse among incarcerated women | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. clean water bills will benefit those who love the outdoors (poconorecord.com)

Kenyatta calls for state of emergency on gun violence in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pushing COVID-19 boosters, Biden says ‘we need to be ready’ – Daily Local

Will vaccines protect us against the omicron variant? : Goats and Soda : NPR

5 omicron COVID variant cases confirmed in NY: Hochul (abc27.com)

State officials visit Chesco to pitch COVID vaccine – Daily Local

UPMC to study omicron variant, announces new research guiding COVID-19 treatment (abc27.com)

Biden announces plan for free COVID home test kits | ABC27

Antibody injections offer a new path for COVID-19 treatments, UPMC says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thanksgiving spikes COVID hospitalizations; Wellspan preps for crisis (ydr.com)

York County Prison COVID rise halts visitors (ydr.com)

Far more Pa elder-care workers had COVID-19 than previously believed (theintell.com)

CMS administrator highlights importance of vaccinating health care staff | Health | phillytrib.com

Berks COVID update: Cases and reinfections soar (readingeagle.com)

As COVID-19 deaths top 500, hospital leaders concerned in Schuylkill County | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com



November 2021 Jobs Report: A Gain of 210,000 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

STUDY: 10% of Pennsylvanians say it’s ‘very difficult’ to survive in current economy (abc27.com)

Kellogg, union reach a tentative contract deal to end two-month strike : NPR

Striking Kellogg’s workers to get 3% raises in new contract | WITF

Op-Ed: Inflation excuses miss the point | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Jobless rates drop in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery counties [Emploiyment] (dailylocal.com)

Move over labor shortage, CPAs have a new top concern – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Elevated inflation could bolster CRE investment. But experts are watching interest-rate hikes, Omicron variant impact. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Omicron’s threat comes as hotel values in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and other major cities feel pandemic’s sting – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Some central Pa. restaurants cutting down on delivery and takeout orders – pennlive.com

More than 200 UPS workers to lose jobs in Throop | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Philly cops, prosecutors’ probes of death of Black transgender woman reveals flaws in state law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Court hears debate over accused synagogue shooter’s words | WITF

Temple University re-engaging with Philly Police after student murder, despite embrace of “defund” movement (broadandliberty.com)

Problem Philly cop, once fired for alleged sexual assault, is hired by Sheriff’s Office as deputy chief (inquirer.com)



No physics or philosophy major? Will Pa. state universities offer less as they merge? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Central York School Board final recount for Rebecca Riek Faith Casale (ydr.com)



‘Testing the waters’: Former Congressman Keith Rothfus looking at US Senate race (wtae.com)

Senate President Pro Tempore Corman crosses Pa. campaigning for governor | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

During Bensalem Stop, Corman Touts ‘People First’ Campaign for Governor – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Gina Diorio: After Johnny Doc’s fall, which Pennsylvania politicians are honest? (broadandliberty.com)

Senate candidate Mehmet Oz says he’s a Pennsylvania resident now. So why’s he still hanging out in his New Jersey mansion? (inquirer.com)

Despite their millions, GOP hopefuls Dr. Oz, White using pre-checked boxes for extra campaign cash – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Conservative Republican Caroline Avery will primary Brian Fitzpatrick (buckscountycouriertimes.com)



Hey, Congress, climate change is a health care crisis. Treat it like one | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Part of Pa. Turnpike to be closed due to bridge demolition in Dauphin County (abc27.com)



Chester County Hospital named one of nation’s top 50 cardiovascular hospitals (dailylocal.com)

IBC invests in firm to get members more mental health care (inquirer.com)

Deadline looms for chance to pick a Medicare Advantage plan | Times Leader


State News

Pa. Rep. Wild sets sights on addressing U.S. supply chain vulnerabilities – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New area code coming to southeastern Pennsylvania (dailylocal.com)

Vaunted Pennsylvania Society weekend loses luster among politicos · Spotlight PA

Dems worried about COVID, Republicans wary of restrictions as a slimmed-down Pa. Society kicks off in NY (inquirer.com)

The Pennsylvania Society’s Big Night is Back. Can It Help Bring Back Civility, Too? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The Pennsylvania Wilds is known for quiet. Residents worry fighter jet training will disturb the silence. · Spotlight PA

The price of electricity is going up, especially in the midstate – pennlive.com


National News

Roe v. Wade’s future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court | WITF

Will the Supreme Court strike down Roe, or let states to decide when personhood occurs? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

FTC sued to block Nvidia-Arm merger, which would be largest in chip industry : NPR

Facebook whistleblower testifies before House subcommittee chaired by Doyle | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Racism plagues US military academies despite diversity gains | News | phillytrib.com


Local News

Historic House Holiday Tours Return to Fairmount Park – MyChesCo

Collegeville telecom company brings back its ‘Holiday Hotline’ (dailylocal.com)

Susan Rzucidlo ready to take mayoral reins in Avondale come January – Daily Local

Michigan school slaughter exposes 2nd Amendment as poison pill of the American Experiment | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Harrisburg business owner helps to de-clutter homes on A&E’s ‘Hoarders’ series – pennlive.com

Snowplow driver shortages in Erie trouble for local snow removal businesses (goerie.com)

Racism plagues US military academies despite diversity gains | News | phillytrib.com

Schuylkill County performing arts group to open for Radio City Rockettes | Entertainment | standardspeaker.com



Woodland Hills, church teaming up for gun buyback program – WPXI

Allegheny County says some workers were fired for lack of vaccinations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools on ‘modified lockdown’ Friday due to threats | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh survey asks: How should revamped Smithfield Street look? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heinz Endowments awards $5.4 million in grants to local cultural organizations | TribLIVE.com

SouthSide Works cinema converted to multi-use space dubbed “Box Office” | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Gattuso Development Partners lines up financing for new Navy Yard building – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Forbes 30 under 30 honorees for 2022 include 17 people with ties to Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pandemic leaves nursing homes in distress with the threat of sales and closures rising – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia is considering bill to allow higher food-delivery fees in exchange for more services (inquirer.com)

A new supermarket is a big hit in Juniata Park | Local News | phillytrib.com

A Philly Council member nearly lost her family home. Now she has a bill to help others avoid that plight | Local News | phillytrib.com

Time for Safehouse to ask forgiveness, not permission, on Philly supervised injection site, experts say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Tangled titles bill passed in City Council | News | phillytrib.com



Senate passes bill to avoid shutdown after clash over vaccine mandates (abc27.com)

House approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown | WITF

Congress passes funding legislation to avert a partial shutdown : NPR

How Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg stack up politically : NPR

Defense spending bill caught in Capitol Hill battle (abc27.com)

Democrats urge Congress to include paid family leave into Build Back Better plan | ABC27

Jan. 6 panel votes to refer ex-DOJ official Jeffrey Clark for contempt of Congress | WITF

On to the rest of Congress’ end-of-year to-do list – POLITICO