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Legislative

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/us-gains-a-robust-jobs-unemployment-falls-to/article_d7dbd05f-6249-55db-bfa1-8b7bc2e6f9a7.html

Bill would offer alternative for suspending driver’s licenses
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20191206/bill-would-offer-alternative-for-suspending-driverrsquos-licenses

Wolf puts House on timetable to pass minimum wage bill
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-minimum-wage-20191206-cumfhod54bfnndxmpifwoqnns4-story.html

Pennsylvania property tax cut proposals unveiled: See how these 5 plans stack up
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-property-tax-proposals-unveiled-20191206-nojnwwdjsrfnfk5aow7ywsgqsi-story.html

How Biggest Election Reform Began in the Lehigh Valley
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pa-elections-reform-legislation-compromise-muschick-20191206-euuesozlw5dnpcuunu3lhl2tga-story.html

School pension costs to rise about $100 million next year but that’s good news
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/12/school-pension-costs-to-rise-about-100-million-next-year-but-thats-good-news.html

Laws addressing child abuse good start, but not enough
http://www.butlereagle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20191206/EDITORIAL01/712069923

Law and Justice

Gov. Wolf approved inmate’s release after he served nearly 30 years; now he faces old shoplifting charge
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/12/gov-wolf-approved-inmates-release-after-he-served-nearly-30-years-now-he-faces-old-shoplifting-charge.html

Delco D.A. in war of words with Wolf, Fetterman in dispute over clemency for inmate
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/delco-d-a-in-war-of-words-with-wolf-fetterman/article_b6060670-1823-11ea-aed0-f3ddfe630058.html

Rethink need for constables
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/rethink-need-for-constables-1.2568450

Philly FOP boss visits President Trump at White House to criticize DA Larry Krasner
https://www.inquirer.com/news/john-mcnesby-criticize-larry-krasner-white-house-president-donald-trump-20191206.html

Auditor probing state efforts to safeguard against Lottery cheats
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/auditor-probing-state-efforts-to-safeguard-against-lottery-cheats/article_f9e16223-7b49-59c4-8989-c2e0ff11f319.html

New Pa. law aimed to disarm accused domestic abusers within 24 hours. Hundreds in Philly haven’t turned in guns.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-pennsylvania-domestic-violence-gun-law-sheriff-20191206.html

Already convicted in court of public opinion, can accused animal abusers rebuild their lives?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/12/already-convicted-in-court-of-public-opinion-can-accused-animal-abusers-rebuild-their-lives.html

Philadelphia’s racist past and bad policy made Kensington’s Puerto Rican community extra vulnerable to violence | Brain Trust
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/kensington-drug-market-gun-violence-homicide-racial-segregation-opioid-crack-20191207.html

Health and Welfare

New rules jeopardize SNAP benefits for thousands in Northeast PA
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/new-rules-jeopardize-snap-benefits-for-thousands-in-northeast-pa-1.2568371

Hits and Misses
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/hits-and-misses/article_d91f4c90-1515-11ea-a60d-038d909c3acd.html

More organ donors are needed from minority communities to save people of all races
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/12/more-organ-donors-are-needed-from-minority-communities-to-save-people-of-all-races-pennlive-editorial.html

Medical marijuana user denied job files lawsuit
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/medical-marijuana-user-denied-job-files-lawsuit-1.2568583

Regional

Survey says: More to do in Pa. parks, but no new fees
https://www.goerie.com/news/20191207/survey-says-more-to-do-in-pa-parks-but-no-new-fees

A sharp eye on parks tax: Hold Pitts­burgh Parks Conservancy to its promises
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/12/07/A-sharp-eye-on-parks-tax-Hold-Pittsburgh-Parks-Conservancy-to-its-promises/stories/201911300017

Federal

U.S. House passes voting rights bill to restore protections
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/12/07/House-passes-voting-rights-bill-to-restore-protections/stories/201912070036

Trump can expect impact of Hershey rally to reverberate far and wide
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/12/trump-likely-expects-impact-of-hershey-rally-to-reverberate-far-and-wide.html

Pence to make fourth visit to Pennsylvania this year
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/community/2019/12/06/pence-make-fourth-visit-pennsylvania-year/40773699/