PA lawmakers will pick new speaker after 2022 midterm · Spotlight PA

Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In email, GOP warns members against accepting deals from Dems ahead of House speaker vote – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Commonwealth Court sides with Philly DA Larry Krasner in impeachment lawsuit (inquirer.com)

Street, Kenyatta secure $1 million for Behavioral Wellness Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Westtown Township in Chester County closer to purchase of Crebilly Farm (inquirer.com)

Pa. mobile health clinics will be expanded with $10 million in new funding (inquirer.com)

Street, Kenyatta secure $1 million for Behavioral Wellness Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Steel Center for Career and Technical Education Receives $4 Million Grant for Renovations (messengerpaper.com)



Casino, warehouses, car dealerships, retailers and other businesses opening in central Pa. in 2023 – pennlive.com



2022 ends with looming risk of a new coronavirus variant, health experts warn | Health | phillytrib.com



Researchers say latest FBI statistics on hate crimes nationwide are flawed : NPR

CP Jail Watch: Surprise inspections by Klein and O’Connor | Social Justice | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Richland schools to open as scheduled after water damage | News | tribdem.com

York City school district closes a 10 year chapter of Financial Recovery with state visit (ydr.com)




Top stories of 2022: How did election conspiracy theorists affect the 2022 midterms? | WITF

Voters embraced affordable housing initiatives. Advocates say Congress should do the same. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Democrats won the West | John A. Tures – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wes Moore reflects on historic election as Maryland’s first Black governor | Across America | phillytrib.com

Dems, GOP have distinct priorities for 2023: AP-NORC poll | | standardspeaker.com


Education Voters PA is recruiting progressives to monitor school boards (inquirer.com)

How Doug Mastriano and Scott Perry were central to the Jan. 6 Committee’s investigation | WITF

Old law let voters file baseless recount petitions and delay Pa.’s election certification | News | standardspeaker.com

Pittsburgh attorney Jill Beck runs for statewide Superior Court post | 90.5 WESA

Letters to the Editor | Jan. 1, 2023 (inquirer.com)


With Fetterman’s win behind him, Dem consultant McPhillips is sticking with Pa. for 2023 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly mayoral candidates share New Year’s resolutions with us (inquirer.com)

Bucks County Democrats boost reelection bids of Commissionors Harvie, Marseglia (buckscountycouriertimes.com)



Why does fuel economy in vehicles go down in winter? (abc27.com)


Gun Safety

Survivors of gangs and gun violence, these women now help others navigate grief – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

11 shootings, 1 homicide mark New Year’s Day in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Philly sheriff urges safe New Year’s Eve without gunfire (audacy.com)



To Josh Shapiro: supervised injection sites save lives | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Free flu and RSV tests also available for Delaware County residents at health department’s Yeadon office (delcotimes.com)

Profile: Tom Snedden’s 38-year marathon to help low-income Pennsylvania seniors afford prescription drugs | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Health officials scrutinized over weak oversight of medical marijuana doctors (ydr.com)


State News

Gov. Tom Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to apply for federal internet assistance | WITF

Pa. residents to see increases in some, but not all taxes and fees in 2023 – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Penn State gets last chance to beat a ranked opponent in Rose Bowl (dailylocal.com)

Penn State faces Utah as the sun sets on a Rose Bowl era | WITF

Pennsylvania gets $100 million for public health, worker recruitment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania gets $2M for 988 crisis line to help with workforce hiring (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania lost 40,000 people last year, more than only 3 states (readingeagle.com)

Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission violations in 2022 (ydr.com)

Former PSERS board member: Pa. needs controls on spending, investing (inquirer.com)


National News

Actor Jeremy Renner is hospitalized after suffering a snow-related accident : NPR

Update on University of Idaho murders: What we know about the suspect : NPR

How police made an arrest in the murder of the 4 Idaho students | WITF

Bryan Kohberger family breaks silence after his arrest (mcall.com)

Floats set for 134th Rose Parade ahead of Penn State’s Rose Bowl (abc27.com)

Annual base salary for N.Y. lawmakers rising to $142,000 after New Year’s vote – pennlive.com

Russia presses its Ukraine strategy, fires 40 drones at Kyiv (inquirer.com)

Brazil President Lula da Silva assumes office for the 3rd time : NPR

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI body lying in state at Vatican (inquirer.com)


Local News

How Lancaster County’s local judicial districts will change in 2024 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Chester County to introduce mobile mental health crisis unit – Daily Local

Bucks County was showcasing its finest grist mill and then… (theintell.com)

Hazleton area projects could total nearly 26 million square feet | News | standardspeaker.com

A list of Greater Hazleton area industrial/warehousing projects | News | standardspeaker.com



Ed Gainey became Pittsburgh mayor with ‘unusually high expectations.’ How’s it going one year later? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County landlords can get graded by renters on a new website | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Residents of Downtown Pittsburgh high rise struck by fire scramble to find housing after water damage forces condemnation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At PPG, the new year brings a new CEO and a new era | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh chosen as Pennsylvania’s WWII Heritage City | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



After two disastrous years, Center City retail is on the comeback – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Enthusiastic crowds greet Mummers as they strut to bring in 2023 amid near perfect weather – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Multiple homes in Philadelphia collapse in series of gas explosions early New Year’s Day – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Port Richmond gas explosion: 2 homes collapse, 3 people hospitalized (inquirer.com)

Suspected gas blast levels 2 homes in Philadelphia neighborhood, damages others, hurts 5 | WITF

Community organizing strategies residents of Philadelphia’s Chinatown uses to fight big development (inquirer.com)

City Council is more concerned with cars than public transit | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Ten of the weirdest Philly stories of 2022 (inquirer.com)



President Biden has made federal judges a priority. His record reflects that : NPR

Here’s what Biden and Democrats have gotten done over the last 2 years : NPR

Departing Senate budget chiefs leave a legacy of bipartisanship in a fraught era : NPR

Bill to fight expensive prison phone call costs heads to Biden’s desk : NPR