Pennsylvania panel to vote on proposal defining sex, race (abc27.com)

Pa. panel updates anti-discrimination regulations on sex, religion, race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Newest Members of Democratic Caucus (politicspa.com)

Elected PA rep from Poconos foresees change with Democrat majority (poconorecord.com)

Legislative agency says Democrats lack a majority in the Pennsylvania House – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

CTC of Greater Downingtown Receives Funding for Parent Programs – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania lawmakers profit from inflation while refusing to adjust pensions of state retirees (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania to improve internet access throughout state (abc27.com)

Outgoing Gov. Tom Wolf announces funding for ‘Internet for All’ initiative – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pennsylvania gets $6.6 million downpayment for expanding internet access | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lack of affordable, accessible broadband ‘holding our economy back’ Wolf says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Tom Wolf’s Legacy: Progressive change, steady leadership, better government | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



The lithium mining boom will not be a jobs bonanza for the U.S. : NPR

Dropping gas prices fall below national average of one year ago (dailylocal.com)

ERC can be a windfall for businesses — but some are hitting a roadblock with the IRS – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Starbucks workers formed their first union in Buffalo last December : NPR

Wells Fargo’s chief economist predicts modest recession for 2023 (mainlinemedianews.com)

The U.S.-China conflict to watch is the Chip War — which centers on Taiwan | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Army chooses rival Texas-built helicopter over Boeing’s made-in-Pa. design (inquirer.com)

Wawa plans to add 70 stores next year in the South, OH, KY, IN (inquirer.com)

Short stack, short staff: Restaurant industry still hurting for workers | TribLIVE.com

After rejecting contract, Venango County workers approve decertifying union in close vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



COVID cases and hospitalizations increased in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey this week (inquirer.com)

COVID-19 remains level, even as other viruses ramp up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Chatham University wants to train farmers on how to bring in more money | WITF

Flunking social studies is how America got the Big Lie and QAnon. Don’t make it worse. | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

An inside look at Drexel’s new health sciences building at uCity Square – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Penn State officials address budget deficit; concerns about layoffs, department cuts | WHP (local21news.com)

Penn State study finds severe teacher shortage in Pennsylvania (wtae.com)

IUP officials ponder school of osteopathic medicine — first at a Pa. public university | TribLIVE.com

HOLMAN: PSSA Results Show Students Need a Lifeline from Failing Schools and Special Interests – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Schuylkill Haven School District reports lower than expected budget deficit (readingeagle.com)

Penn State rolls out new approach to budgeting it says is data-driven | WITF

Altoona school resource officers may soon have AR-15s in case of threats | WITF

Indiana University of Pennsylvania to slash tuition for full-time, out-of-state undergrads by 20% | TribLIVE.com

IUP officials consider school of osteopathic medicine — 1st at a Pa. public university | TribLIVE.com

Penn State student charged after Proud Boys protest appears to avoid expulsion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party, registers as an independent : NPR

Democrats’ lead in U.S. Senate ends as Arizona lawmaker registers as independent – pennlive.com

Republicans stick with Iowa caucuses as Democrats eye South Carolina to start : NPR

Forget inflation and crime. What I really care about is Hunter Biden (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Republicans reconsider aversion to mail-in voting after disappointing midterms – pennlive.com

Republicans reconsider mail-in ballots after midterm losses | WITF


Will David McCormick run for a Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat again? | WITF

Pennsylvania advisory board warns of losing election workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Despite population growth, minorities lost representation in redistricting | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Truck makers lobby to weaken climate policies : NPR

PA Energy Sector Hopes to Work With EPA on Methane Emission Rules – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

What the Delaware River Basin Commission bans, allows under new rules (poconorecord.com)




Truck electrification program makes $13M available to Pennsylvania communities | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Greg Hayes resigns from airport authority. Says ‘lack of transparency’ (goerie.com)

More low-cost, nonstop flights from Pittsburgh are taking off soon (nextpittsburgh.com)



CHIP turns 30: Program traces roots back to insuring kids of out-of-work Pittsburgh steelworkers | WITF

Does lecanemab work? Anti-amyloid drug offers hope to some Alzheimer’s patients : Shots – Health News : NPR

ChristianaCare gets additional support to reopen former Jennersville Hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pharmacies feel impact of drug shortages | News | thetimes-tribune.com


State News

Houlahan celebrates passage of Respect for Marriage Act two months after daughter’s wedding – Daily Local

Casey, Toomey Announce Confirmation of Four U.S. District Judges – PoliticsPA

The Respect For Marriage Act: How Did PA Lawmakers Vote? (politicspa.com)

With Griner’s release, Sen. Casey calls on Biden to work to free Pa. man jailed in Russia – pennlive.com

Cartwright views House Democratic policy post as important, despite rejected for another | Election | standardspeaker.com

Pa. approves 36 new historical markers honoring artist Keith Haring, others – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania to receive federal funding to help homeless (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania American Water completes 24M in upgrades at Lower Makefield treatment plant | The Bucks County Herald

Pa.’s delayed $100M system for handling state taxes finally goes live – pennlive.com

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks announce Pennsylvania show (abc27.com)

How to get a Real ID in PA before the deadline (inquirer.com)


National News

Brittney Griner back home in U.S. after Russian prisoner swap : NPR

Brittney Griner arrives in U.S. following her release by Russia in prisoner swap for arms dealer Viktor Bout (cbsnews.com)

Wave of public support follows news of Brittney Griner’s release | Across America | phillytrib.com

Brittney Griner back home in U.S. after Russian prisoner swap | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fox News defamation lawsuit pulls in Rupert Murdoch : NPR

Germany far-right groups becoming increasingly organized : NPR

‘Maga Parsons’ and ‘Pass Rush Limbaugh’ are trending, and Micah Parsons is apologizing. Here’s why – pennlive.com

Sam Bankman-Fried, former FTX CEO, says he’ll testify to Congress on collapse (inquirer.com)


Local News

2 firefighters die while battling a fire in Schuylkill County | WITF

Lehigh Valley community comes out to honor 2 slain New Tripoli firefighters during procession – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Police: Two firefighters die in Schuylkill County house fire; body found outside identified | WITF

Brenton Davis budget veto: Restoring 11 items cost Erie County $433k (goerie.com)

2023 may be your last year without a county government tax hike, Delco (delcotimes.com)

$1 million grant will help Elizabethtown enliven a historic tavern and its downtown | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County to rescue EMT squads with $5.5 million in ARPA funding (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County honors police officers | The Bucks County Herald

Carbon adopts new salary scales | News | standardspeaker.com

Allentown to spend $1.5 million on ‘credible messengers.’ Here’s how they can help tackle youth gun violence – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Pittsburgh streamlines process to convert unused Downtown office space into housing | TribLIVE.com

New Castle Generating Plant is among the worst for contamination (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh streamlines process to convert unused Downtown office space into housing | TribLIVE.com

Some council members question Pittsburgh’s plans for parks tax | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SEA, Penguins reach $6.8 million deal for expanded scoreboard at PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Council backs $100 million Neighborhood Preservation Initiative | Local News | phillytrib.com

In the Philadelphia School District, a culture of misbehavior isn’t limited to Dobbins High (inquirer.com)

KeyBank isn’t adequately serving Black home buyers, according to national progressive coalition (inquirer.com)



Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With House vote, Congress sends same-sex marriage protection bill to Biden | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How senators ‘defied political gravity’ on same-sex marriage – Daily Local

A high-profile leak has heightened questions around the Supreme Court : NPR

Congress grapples with treatment of non-citizen U.S. veterans | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com