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Pennsylvania lawmakers aim to stop gas tax hike, but price at the pump expected to fall | Pennsylvania |

Pa. Senate passes package of 3 amendments on to House (

Constitutional amendments bill appears to stall in Pennsylvania House (

How a constitutional amendment gets on the ballot in Pennsylvania | WITF

PA State Senator considers eliminating gas tax hikes as prices increase | WJET/WFXP/

Court splits on legality of move to impeach Philadelphia DA (

Pa. Commonwealth Court opinion calls impeachment articles against DA Larry Krasner legally insufficient –

Pa. Commonwealth Court: The impeachment articles filed against DA Larry Krasner are legally insufficient (

Why the costs of liquor and gasoline in Pennsylvania are rising (

Bill proposes program to attract teens to volunteer firefighting | Don’t Miss This |

Rep. Peter Schweyer to be one of 6 lawmakers in workgroup tasked with finding agreement on proposed constitutional amendment | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Pa. House Speaker Rozzi picks Rep. Schweyer for work group (

Ortitay, Cephas, Gaydos, named to Mark Rozzi’s new bipartisan work group – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. House speaker Mark Rozzi is dodging the public (

Local GOP lawmakers on Rozzi’s House shutdown: ‘We’re not doing our work’ | Election |

After a shot of normal, it’s back to chaos as usual in the Pa. House | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State Rep Malcolm Kenyatta picked as PA LGBTQ+ Caucus’ one of two new leaders | Al Día News (

West Chester University gets $54,000 to fight hunger on campus – Daily Local

Pa. awards $2.25 million to create Boyertown event space (

Pennsylvania Department of Education awards MU $30,000 grant to combat sexual assault and violence | Local News |

$60K in state grants will help Millersville University, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology combat student hunger | Local News |

Adams, Franklin Counties to receive water infrastructure improvements (

Portage gets $8.6M for sewer work as Langerholc joins PENNVEST board | News |

2 Berks projects awarded environmental grants (

Berks County Projects Awarded $4.3 Million in Violence Intervention and Prevention Grants – BCTV

Several Pa. organizations get $100 million grant to split (

Philly violence prevention groups get millions – WHYY

Gov. Tom Wolf announce $700,000 in grants to reduce community violence (

The issues that defined Gov. Tom Wolf’s legacy · Spotlight PA

Gov. Wolf granted Pennsylvania record 2,540 pardons with 300+ more announced (



U.S. applications for jobless benefits lowest in 15 weeks (

UPMC raising minimum starting wage to $18 by 2025 – CBS Pittsburgh (

New York City nurses return to work at Mount Sinai and Montefiore as strike ends : NPR

Major central Pa. employer takes leap into Philadelphia and southeastern counties –

Study: States that limit business with banks that ‘boycott’ fossil fuels could pay high cost – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Battered by COVID years and a staffing crisis, these nurses continue to care for the sick and injured (

Omicron changed COVID-19 pandemic in Erie County in 2022 (

Why no Pi? Variants are still stuck on Omicron even as coronavirus continues to mutate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 cases are declining nationally but increasing in Philly, Pa., N.J. (



Prosecutors and defense lawyers open seditious conspiracy trial of Proud Boys : NPR

California moves to dismantle the nation’s largest death row by year’s end : NPR

Springfield Commissioners Ban Thin Blue Line Logo From Township Premises – DV Journal (



Biden has a backup plan for student debt relief. Here’s how it works. – CBS Pittsburgh (

Khalid Mumin: Educators in Reading celebrate Josh Shapiro’s pick for Education secretary | WITF

COVID has changed the way students behave at school. Here’s how teachers have adjusted (

Moms in the Middle: A Review of Education Issues from 2022 (

Allentown School District appoints 2 new directors | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

David Osborne: PA’s teachers union cares about lining its pocket (




How many mail ballots states rejected in the 2022 election : NPR

McCarthy says Santos will remain in office as NY Republicans call for his ouster : NPR

Why Ron DeSantis wants to trample the dreams of about 700 college kids on his White House path (

ADAMS: Americans Support Voter ID Laws. Why Are Democrats Dead Set Against Them? – DV Journal (


Ready to be No. 48: Pa. Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro talks about his, and his family’s, next chapter –

Josh Shapiro taps ex-lawmakers, university officials for Cabinet | WITF

Pa. Gov.-elect Shaprio nominates former Sen. Pat Browne to be state secretary of revenue (

Shapiro taps Pat Browne for revenue secretary among four more cabinet nominees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Shapiro to nominate former legislator Mike Carroll as state transportation secretary | News |

Former Bucks County DA Michelle Henry to take on new top cop role (

Wharton administrator Sarah Hammer nominated to be Pennsylvania banking secretary – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Carnegie Mellon University senior adviser among those named to Gov.-Elect Shapiro’s cabinet – CBS Pittsburgh (

Hazleton Area Marching Cougars prepare for Shapiro’s inauguration | Education |


Hand recount of 2020 election completed in Pa. county but conservatives say issues remain | WITF

Luzerne County ordered to release election video | Election |

A Philly church now devotes its Saturday prayer sessions to chats with mayoral candidates | Local News |

Philadelphia mayoral candidates Brown, DeLeon, and Gym offer their public safety plans (



DOJ reaches $31M settlement with Los Angeles bank in largest redlining case in U.S. history (

Attom: Foreclosure filings expected to reach pre-pandemic levels later this year – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Rental application fees are a barrier for many in a tight market : NPR

KDKA Investigates: Real estate corporations buying single-family homes to turn into rentals – CBS Pittsburgh (



Study: Exxon Mobil accurately predicted global warming since 1970s, while denying science (

Cities spend billions to prepare for extreme rain. Most lack climate data : NPR



Lower public transit use in Pennsylvania poses long-term budget problems | Pennsylvania |



Highmark names first southeastern Pennsylvania segment president | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obamacare hits a record number of signups : Shots – Health News : NPR

Sitting all day can be deadly. 5-minute exercise breaks can reduce health risks : Shots – Health News : NPR

Kindergarten routine vaccination rates fell for second straight year, CDC warns – CBS Pittsburgh (

Transgender youth health care bans have a new target: adults | The Hill

Jefferson Health reorganizes, axes hospital leaders at TJUH and Abington (


State News

Joe Hardy, 84 Lumber and Nemacolin founder, laid to rest: ‘He was extraordinary’ – CBS Pittsburgh (

How Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry gained the potential power to influence a federal investigation involving himself | WITF

Coming Sunday: Higher prices for wine, liquor at Pa.’s state stores – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Human Services Secretary warns of EBT card text message scam – CBS Pittsburgh (

State employees’ day off for Shapiro inauguration to cost $440,000, much less than before –


National News

Lisa Marie Presley dies after being hospitalized, her mother says : NPR

A giant storm system killed at least 6 in Alabama and another in Georgia : NPR

Netanyahu’s government is a ‘threat to Israeli democracy,’ Anshel Pfeffer says : NPR

Democrats push for Bolsonaro to be booted from U.S. as Brazil investigates riots : NPR

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ryan Shazier was seriously injured in an NFL game. He has advice for Damar Hamlin | WITF

High cost of legal cannabis in New Jersey irks customers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Navy veteran held in Russia is released, U.S. officials say (

Russia claims it now controls Soledar but Ukrainians say they’re still fighting : NPR

$1.35 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions jackpot drawing – CBS Pittsburgh (

Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine –

America’s biggest museums fail to return Native American human remains (

The forces that power antisemitism and racism are the same. We must stand against them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

Bucks County Judge was on frontline of Civil Rights movement (

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Pa Farm Show | ABC27

Chester County Commissioners Appoint New Solicitor – DV Journal (

Chester County officials declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month – Daily Local

‘Gut-wrenching’: Rats blamed for Harrisburg’s decision to clear homeless encampment with no formal plans for people –

New Harrisburg nonprofit provides low-cost car maintenance, repairs to those in need –

Plans moving forward for LeSean McCoy’s $8M central Pa. apartment building –

Wilkes-Barre residents question delays in hotel, bridge projects | News |

A Lehigh Valley municipality decided to stop fluoridating its water. Here’s why advocates say that’s a bad idea – The Morning Call (

Costs rising for North Fork Dam improvements as state OK still pending | News |



Judge puts temporary hold on evicting Roosevelt Building residents a month after fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein announces run for county executive |

Land bank seeks buyer for blighted former restaurant site in Greensburg |

Community reacts to swastika-branded billboard appearing in Butler County | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pirates to spend $11 million to expand retail store, upgrade concession stands at PNC Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Judge puts temporary hold on evicting Roosevelt Building residents a month after fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Kevin Hart, Meek Mill and Michael Rubin donate $7 million to help low-income students | Local News |

Northern Liberties grows up as high rises for families come to Philly’s most gentrified neighborhood (

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Cultural Campus announce new partnership with the United Negro College Fund Philadelphia | Local News |

Philadelphia ranks among the top 10 most congested traffic cities in the world | Local News |

MLK Drive bridge in Philly will be closed to public until 2025 (



AG Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs (

Special Counsel Inquiry Leaves Biden and Garland in Awkward Spots – The New York Times (

McCarthy looks to past bipartisan deal as a model on debt ceiling talks : NPR

Speaker McCarthy’s tidy 1st week disguises trouble ahead – Daily Local

Biden, Kishida to discuss Japan ‘stepping up’ security – Daily Local