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Pennsylvania’s Democratic Chairs for 2023-24 Announced – MyChesCo

Sen. Comitta to again serve as Minority Chair of Senate Environmental Committee – Daily Local

State Senator Steve Santarsiero Begins His Second Four-Year Term in Bucks County

Bills to end gas tax hike, cap highway funding transfers to state police pass through Pa. Senate committee | News |

Pennsylvania Senate committee passes bill to cut state gas tax (

Voter ID, audits, regulatory authority constitutional amendments advance Pa. Senate committee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bills to end gas tax hike, cap highway funding transfers to PSP pass through Pa. Senate committee | Local News |

Pa. Senate committee passes bill to cut state gas tax – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pa. House bill would make it easier for parents to attend school events | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Baker joins Republican leadership team; reappointed Judiciary Chair | Times Leader

GOP lawmaker turns on Democrat he helped win Pa. speakership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi: Questions we still have after his election (

NEPA’s state lawmakers discuss priorities amid divided Pennsylvania General Assembly | News |

Family Support Line to move office to Chester Heights in light of spike for services – Delco Times

New Pa. speaker wants ‘work group’ after slow session start (

Pennsylvania House speaker may not go independent; asked to ‘immediately resign’ | Pennsylvania |

State Rep. Jim Gregory calls for Rozzi to resign amid broken ‘bonds of trust’ | Berks Regional News |

$6 Million Grant Awarded for Riddle Memorial Hospital Project – MyChesCo

3 suggestions for new speaker of Pa. House | Opinion |

$1 Million State Grant for Neumann University Student Center (



Pennsylvania’s manufacturing tax credit not driving job growth | Pennsylvania |

Opportunity knocks: Tech-oriented door and window manufacturer joins Mill 19 lineup in Hazelwood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leading businesswomen are calling for board diversity at local universities and health systems – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rite Aid CEO Heyward Donigan leaves, former Humana exec named interim head – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘Right-to-repair’ advocates skeptical of John Deere agreement : NPR

Real Estate Lawyer Shares Optimistic Outlook for 2023 – DV Journal (

On Media: Butler Eagle publisher explains why Pittsburgh City Paper was sold to the Blocks (

Pa. company to close after 56 years, and will lay off more than 100 people –



New covid variant — dubbed ‘kraken’ — found in Western Pa. |

The ‘Kraken’ is here. Why doctors say everyone is at risk of getting XBB.1.5 variant –



Where is Penn State’s promised campus police data? · Spotlight PA State College

Ben Mannes: The curious case of Omar Dennis (

Gunfire outside Philadelphia City Hall under investigation | Local News |

Dauphin County made millions on jail phone calls and spent it on staff perks, contractors –



New student loan plan faces funding crisis over debt relief : NPR

Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness –

Pennridge LGBTQ students feel ‘erased’ after losing Pride symbols in schools, as Central Bucks considers its own ban | WITF

Penn State’s trustees board candidates include soccer player Ali Krieger | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Transgender athletes won’t be limited to sex at birth in Conestoga Valley’s revised athletics policy | Local News |




Georgia and New Hampshire need more time to meet DNC requirements for primaries : NPR


Tracking the transition: Everyone named to Josh Shapiro’s new team (thus far) – City & State Pennsylvania (

Dr. Khalid Mumin picked to be new state secretary of education (

Shapiro taps suburban Philly superintendent for education chief – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Former Bucks County School Administrator Nominated To Be Next PA Education Secretary –


This Pa. county is about to start a hand recount of its 2020 presidential election results | PA Power and Policy |



Ozone layer is on track to recover in next 40 years, United Nations says : NPR

Climate change causes more severe weather, report finds : NPR



Trucking Industry Warns Biden EPA Emission Regs Could Drive Up Costs – DV Journal (


Gun Safety

N.J.’s new gun restrictions run into federal court road block (



Northeast PA in midst of most robust flu season in years | News |

Philly based nonprofit led nation in coordinating organ donations in 2022 (


State News

Department of Agriculture approves youth agriculture programs (

HGTV star makes appearance at Pa. Farm Show (

$1.5 million to improve access to fresh produce, agricultural education –


National News

Mexico may accept more migrants expelled by U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New nation, new ideas: A study finds immigrants out-innovate native-born Americans : Planet Money : NPR

Georgia Bulldogs beat TCU to repeat as college football champions : NPR

Bolsonaro lays low in Florida as Brazil cracks down on riots by his supporters : NPR

How the global far right and social media stoked the attack in Brazil : NPR

Trump’s longtime CFO faces sentencing for tax fraud scheme | News |

California Storm Updates: More Rain Expected to Worsen Flooding – The New York Times (


Local News

“ReOpen Bucks” group asserts new documents show county health director was cut out of key Covid policy reversal (

How to honor MLK Day in Bucks and Montgomery counties this weekend (

Tinicum tax collector addresses collection issues | The Bucks County Herald

McHale sworn in as new police sergeant in Radnor Township – Delco Times

‘An Equity Profile of Lancaster County’ Report finds room for improvement on equity in county | Local News |

Columbia board approves borough’s nonuniformed union contract | Community News |

North Coventry property owners to see 6.5% tax hike in 2023 (

Luzerne County Council set to vote tonight on study commission ordinance introduction | Times Leader

GRCA announces additions to the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board (

What are those giant pipes along Front Street in Harrisburg? –

New executive director appointed at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center – The Morning Call (



LGBTQ outlet spars with county council contender over tweets and political record | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Mourners line up to pay respects to slain Brackenridge police chief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Damar Hamlin: McKees Rocks event to pray turns into celebration after release from Cincinnati hospital | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hosts anti-hate panel | Local News |

After more than a decade, Philly to reopen waitlist for housing vouchers | Local News |

Meek Mill, Kevin Hart donate $7 million in scholarships to Philly-area private schools (

Philly mayoral hopeful Domb’s deep pockets put pressure on rivals to raise money – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Coalition against proposed Philadelphia Chinatown arena announced (

Philadelphia hosts area faith leaders to explore reparations | Local News |

Eagles’ tickets on sale for 1st playoff game; why you shouldn’t delay (

Legal fight against Sixers arena develops in Chinatown as steering committee holds first meeting (

Philly outdoor dining: Just 50 restaurants applied for streetery permits as city crackdown starts (

Philadelphia Acting City Controller Christy Brady sues over ‘resign to run’ rule (



House rules changes breeze through the chamber following a bitter speaker fight : NPR

Talks between Biden and Mexico’s López Obrador got off to a rough start : NPR

Classified materials found at Biden think tank last November : NPR