Here We Go! PA House Returns to Session (politicspa.com)

PA House starts special session as Dems, GOP spar over operating rules – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania House advances child sex abuse survivor legislation amid slim majority (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania House nears vote on child-abuse lawsuit window | WITF

Pa. House returns to pass sexual abuse survivors’ bills; GOP objects to special session rules – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Grants being distributed to several lower Bucks County emergency squads – thereporteronline

Upper Dublin unveils Hurricane Ida Relief Fund for property owners & residents – Around Ambler

Taxes, health care, housing riddled with regulatory woes | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes campaign, lobbying reform bills (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania mulls green ‘deathcare’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

West Scranton anchors, Gerrity’s Supermarkets and Fidelity Bank, back NeighborWorks NEPA | News | thetimes-tribune.com

GOP lawmaker plans to introduce bill to ‘eliminate’ RGGI regulation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro joins with Democratic governors to form alliance on abortion rights | WITF

Editorial: An opportunity to stabilize Pa.’s disability care system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Pa. law criminalizes HIV. Get rid of it: Billy Porter and Malcolm Kenyatta | Opinion (inquirer.com)

State Senator Dan Laughlin in New Leadership Role – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA



We’re talking about the 4-day workweek — again. It is a mirage or reality? : NPR

The Home Depot will spend $1 billion to raise its starting wage to $15 : NPR

Securing union representation presents unique challenges for exploited grad students | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Striking Temple University graduate students overwhelming vote down proposed contract (inquirer.com)

Food sanitation company fined $1.5 million for illegal child labor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Most criminal cases end in plea bargains, new study finds : NPR

Officials release more information on Temple University officer’s killing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Fatal shooting of Temple police officer Christopher Fitzgerald an ‘extraordinary loss,’ Philly officials say (inquirer.com)



State of Education report finds mental health and teaching shortages are the biggest needs in public schools | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pa. has an unprecedented opportunity to fix public school funding. We can’t miss it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Elizabethtown school board was right to denounce disgusting comments that unjustly vilified teachers [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

‘Matt is the right guy’: SDL community, Lancaster Education Association ask board to reconsider superintendent choice | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania voters believe early childhood education is important; coalition poll (abc27.com)

Penns Manor Area School District teachers notify district of intent to strike – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Hempfield school board votes to consolidate 3 middle schools into 2 | TribLIVE.com

Pittston Area School Board approves new fire alarms | Times Leader

‘Change the world:’ Black history lessons in NEPA motivate, inspire students | News | citizensvoice.com

After School Satan Club coming to Saucon Valley Middle School (mcall.com)

A group of bilingual trade schools in central Pennsylvania gets $5 million  | WITF



‘The Democratic Party in New York Is a Disaster’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Democratic Report Explores Blue-Collar Struggles: ‘Our Brand Is Pretty Damaged’ – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

2024 presidential candidates face scrutiny from Republican and Democratic voters : NPR

Guy Ciarrocchi: The Republican Party needs an agenda (broadandliberty.com)

Janet Protasiewicz, Dan Kelly to face off in high-stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court election | Wisconsin Public Radio (wpr.org)

Black freedom and the struggle for democracy in Erie and America (goerie.com)

Philly mayoral candidate Helen Gym and ex-Mayor Michael Nutter clashed during a live event: ‘We are just in total disagreement’ (inquirer.com)

State Rep. Tim Briggs drops out of race for Montgomery County commissioner (inquirer.com)

Mike Stack drops out of Philly mayor’s race (inquirer.com)



People in one Centre County community are voicing concerns about an oil spill at a community meeting | WITF



Reading Regional Airport Authority fields concerns from tenants (readingeagle.com)


Gun Safety

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney slams Pa. gun laws after Temple officer Christopher Fitzgerald’s death (inquirer.com)



Pike Commissioners: Northwell Health enters lease agreement in Poconos (poconorecord.com)


State News

EPA orders Norfolk Southern to clean up toxic derailment – Daily Local

EPA takes control of Ohio train derailment cleanup : NPR

Pete Buttigieg calls for stronger railroad safety rules after East Palestine disaster | WITF

Norfolk Southern, USDOT, Congress all targeted in Buttigieg’s requests | National | thecentersquare.com

Governor Shapiro, EPA demand accountability for train derailment (abc27.com)

Pennsylvanians near East Palestine say they’ve been forgotten across state lines | WITF

Pennsylvania gets $1 million to restore bird habitats | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

As enhanced SNAP benefits end, Pa.’s First Lady stresses support for food banks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

A huge winter storm is sweeping across the U.S., with 22 states under alerts : NPR

Jennifer McClellan elected first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress : NPR

Seattle becomes the first U.S. city to ban caste discrimination : NPR

Pending winter storm shuts down parts of northern U.S. – pennlive.com

Jury in Georgia Trump inquiry recommended multiple indictments, forewoman says | News | phillytrib.com

Don Lemon is off CNN until Wednesday because of his ‘women’s prime’ comments about S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (inquirer.com)

What 2022’s housing trends say about us and where we’re headed | Heather MacDonald – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

Johnstown Redevelopment Authority hires attorney in federal case over demolished building | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster’s first home rule meeting shows residents hopeful a commission could lead to tax relief | Local News | lancasteronline.com

How West Chester’s Taylor Run wastewater plant was upgraded – Daily Local

Lower Merion and Haverford Working on Agreement for Use of Historic Polo Field – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Residents pack Upper Pottsgrove meeting over plan to build municipal complex | Southeastern Pennsylvania | wfmz.com

Bethlehem residents raise concerns about Hanover Apartments ahead of zoning meeting | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Wyoming Valley Levee overseer awaiting Luzerne County American Rescue funding | Times Leader

Old Forge council tables ordinance on businesses geared toward sex | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton City Council introduces legislation approving new DPW director | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Developer briefs business community on transfer station proposal, warehouse projects | News | standardspeaker.com

Shenandoah to restart recycling program | News | standardspeaker.com

Airport authority puts return of Reading Aerofest on hold (readingeagle.com)

Butler County terminates ‘sanctuary county’ designation (wtae.com)



XchangePgh combines high tech, low tech and no tech to uplift all (nextpittsburgh.com)

Westmoreland seeks housing options for juveniles charged with adult crimes | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher won’t seek reelection | TribLIVE.com

Carnegie Mellon, Rales Foundation embark on $150M effort to support underrepresented STEM students | TribLIVE.com

Mayor Ed Gainey is on a committee that can fund Pittsburgh bridges. But he rarely shows up. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Adding more panes: Pittsburgh Glass Center ready to embark on $15 million expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

16 Black Pittsburgh arts groups and nonprofits receive $10,000 grants | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Operator unavailability leads to nearly 2 dozen SEPTA delays – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

Philadelphia and Memphis lawmakers meet to discuss the city’s groundbreaking Driving Equality Act | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA bus changes: what Philly can learn from Houston, Baltimore, Miami (inquirer.com)

USPS fixing Philadelphia mail delays after audit (inquirer.com)

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier pushes for affordable housing at 4601 Market (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court weighs tech giants’ liability in terror case | News | tribdem.com

No ideological splits, only worried justices as High Court hears Google case : NPR

Biden to meet eastern flank NATO leaders amid Russia worries | News | tribdem.com

Bernie Sanders chairs Senate committee looking to fix the health worker shortage : Shots – Health News : NPR

Biden plan would ban asylum for most immigrants who didn’t seek protection before entering the U.S. | TPR

Biden in Poland: US, allies ‘will never waver’ in Ukraine – Delco Times

House Speaker McCarthy gives Tucker Carlson exclusive access to Jan. 6 riot footage (inquirer.com)