Why is the Pa. State House still in paralysis? (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate advances bill to drop school religious garb ban | AP News

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to require schools to commemorate Jan. 6 | Washington Examiner

PA Gov. Josh Shapiro hires executive staff · Spotlight PA

Editorial: Shapiro hits ground running, but questions remain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the newly inaugurated Gov. Shapiro, now comes the hard part | Editorial (inquirer.com)

4 states have a good shot at legalizing recreational marijuana in 2023 (mjbizdaily.com)

Pennsylvania farmland conservation offers short-term pain, long-term gain | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Comitta announces new funding for teacher prep at West Chester University – Daily Local

Giordano interview: Mastriano says Republicans must adapt to mail-in voting (broadandliberty.com)

Philadelphia Rep. Martina White to Chair the Liquefied Natural Gas Export Task Force – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)



Why the price of eggs, a food staple for breakfast and baked goods, has risen so sharply | WITF

Rural Pennsylvanians say high living costs are their biggest issue | WITF

Viewpoint: What to know about Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s new discrimination regulation – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Parx Casino to open in central Pa. with numerous electronic table games, dealers, TVs galore – pennlive.com

A warehouse near the Allentown airport, FedEx hub just sold for nearly $100 million – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Citizens Bank CEO predicts economic recovery late in 2023 and into 2024 (inquirer.com)

Amazon ends charity donation program AmazonSmile : NPR

Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Google cuts 12,000 jobs as layoffs spread in Big Tech : NPR

How Young People Are Saving Money in a Challenging Economy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Covid-19 fueled a surge of new businesses, but the trend is evolving – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Citizens Bank CEO predicts economic recovery late in 2023 and into 2024 (inquirer.com)



Lower Merion residents call for independent investigation after police use Taser during traffic stop | Local News | phillytrib.com



Pa. to share in $63M in federal aid to support community schools | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Altoona school police will soon have access to semi-automatic rifles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 Pennsylvania colleges to merge to help both schools (abc27.com)

Behind the deal: How Saint Joseph’s University is looking at its second merger in as many years – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly schools block online program access over cheating (audacy.com)

Coatesville taps Van Vooren as new schools’ chief – Daily Local

Superintendents vote Quakertown’s Harner to PASA Board of Governors | The Bucks County Herald

Quakertown School District’s bus fleet cameras net 300+ traffic tickets | The Bucks County Herald

Pitt’s Dior Johnson response worries abuse survivors · Spotlight PA

1st Amendment spares Aliota in Millcreek School Board defamation case (goerie.com)




2024 Senate race already heats up in key states : NPR

March for Life returns to DC with new post-Roe v. Wade focus – Daily Local

Republicans Under Pressure as Anti-Abortion Activists Call for a National Ban – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

States Push for New Voting Laws With an Eye Toward 2024 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Maricopa County’s Richer wants to quicken Arizona vote-counting : NPR

Let’s stand up for truth and democracy in 2023 | Jill Sunday Bartoli – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Republican Dave McCormick making moves for potential 2024 Senate run (inquirer.com)


Pa.’s Dist. 7 added a GOP-leaning county, but voters elected a Democrat (poconorecord.com)

Philadelphia mayor’s race: Candidates debate crime, policing, stop-and-frisk (inquirer.com)

Former Lt Gov Mike Stack to run for Philadelphia Mayor: Democratic party (abc27.com)

Mike Stack “Announces” Run For Philly Mayor (politicspa.com)

Rabb backs a primary challenge for Bass | The Chestnut Hill Local

PA-34: Salisbury Picks Up EMILY’s List Endorsement (politicspa.com)

Lawrence, Gale participate in Montgomery County Commissioners meeting (mainlinemedianews.com)

Recount in Haverford precinct confirms election results – Delco Times

Berks elections officials turn phony voter registration claim over to district attorney (readingeagle.com)



Op-Ed: Working together for a better and brighter Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com



Air Travel Debacles Put Pete Buttigieg in the Hot Seat – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

FAA: Contractors unintentionally deleted files, leading to the NOTAM outage : NPR



Reading Hospital named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals (dailylocal.com)

Health care capitalists want to see profits, not just cool ideas : Shots – Health News : NPR

Where have all the small medical practices gone? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

$3 million settlement reached against a former Pennsylvania juvenile justice facility | WITF

The Chester County Intermediate Unit has entered a $3 million settlement over the Glen Mills Schools (mainlinemedianews.com)

$3 million settlement reached against a former Pennsylvania juvenile justice facility | WITF

Shapiro nominates Michelle Henry for attorney general (abc27.com)

House GOP rewards hard-liners, Pa. Rep. Scott Perry with committee seats | WITF

Pennsylvania sending disaster support personnel to California (abc27.com)

Event to mark Todd’s rise as first female Pa. chief justice (abc27.com)

2023 National Civics Bee to include Pa. students this year – pennlive.com

Joseph Augustus Zarelli’s parents identified as a movie theater cashier and West Philly mason (inquirer.com)

More than 42,000 millionaires live in Pa. and N.J. — and that number is growing (inquirer.com)


National News

T-Mobile says data on 37 million customers stolen | Associated Press | wfmz.com

DeSantis administration rejects inclusion of AP African American Studies class in Florida high schools | Across America | phillytrib.com

Ron Desantis African American studies: Florida governor blocks AP class in high schools – 6abc Philadelphi

Feds send $930 million to curb ‘crisis’ of U.S. West wildfires (inquirer.com)

Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in ‘Rust’ death : NPR

Judge Orders Trump and Lawyer to Pay Nearly $1 Million for Bogus Suit – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Thinx lawsuit: What to know about the settlement and PFAS exposure : NPR

David Crosby, co-founder of Crosby, Stills & Nash, dies at 81 : NPR

David Crosby, whose voice soared with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died at 81 (inquirer.com)

Germany facing growing pressure to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine : NPR

A rocky past haunts the mysterious company behind the Lensa AI photo app : NPR


Local News

West Chester officials agree to retain law firm in close vote – Daily Local

Brandywine Conservancy celebrates 70,000 acres of land permanently preserved – Daily Local

Trial for Bucks County Pro-Life Advocate Set to Begin Tuesday – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Prosecution alleges anti-abortion activist involved in prior assault (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Falls Supervisors welcome chairman, vice chairman for fourth year | The Bucks County Herald

Lancaster city to analyze local health needs with new assessment | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Local groups to attend March for Life | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Majority approves pension for former Luzerne County manager | Times Leader

Jenkins Twp. Planning Commission gives no recommendation on warehouse proposal | News | citizensvoice.com

Hill Neighborhood Association hosts public meeting on outdoor equity at Nay Aug Park in Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Carbon fails to fund some raises | News | standardspeaker.com

The Harrisburg encampment move-out is coming: Here’s how you can help – pennlive.com



UPMC grew too fast, gained too much market share, report says | TribLIVE.com

Report argues Pittsburgh is a UPMC company town | Health | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

UPMC creating modern ‘company towns,’ dominating workers and dictating prices, lawmakers claim – pennlive.com

Kevin McMahon prepares to leave Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (nextpittsburgh.com)

Allegheny County Chief Public Defender Matt Dugan announces run for district attorney | TribLIVE.com

Three Westmoreland County townships targeted first for broadband upgrade | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

District Attorney challenger Matt Dugan calls for more collaborative, preventative approach to public safety | Politics | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Those huge, stone Wabash piers on the Mon are up for sale | TribLIVE.com

Strong winds knock out power around Western Pa.; snow forecast for Friday | TribLIVE.com

Tree of Life attack survivor Dr. E. Joseph Charny dies at 95 | TribLIVE.com

Susheela Nemani-Stanger appointed URA executive director | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PRT warns of ‘significant’ light-rail disruptions around Pittsburgh this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



‘It means everything’: Philadelphia Eagles drop hype video that fans will love – pennlive.com

Kenyatta Johnson to withdraw appointment of ally who posted homophobic meme (inquirer.com)

Debate over Cobbs Creek Golf Course reaches City Council | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Council reconsiders rules for Cobbs Creek Golf Course redevelopment (inquirer.com)

‘People didn’t just bounce back’: Court records reveal troubling eviction trend for Philly renters | Local News | phillytrib.com

Kimmel Center threatens to evict Philly Pops (inquirer.com)

The Share Food Program is getting less money and less food for its pantry partners after TEFAP administrative change (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia music industry taskforce recommendations get City Council approval (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia group urges City Council to study reparations for Black people (inquirer.com)

Expansion of affordable housing requirements is proposed for West Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

SEPTA’s issues go deeper than Bus Revolution | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Free Library of Philadelphia announces return of free movie streaming service Kanopy (inquirer.com)



Biden faces a messaging dilemma in documents case, opting for ‘review’ over ‘investigation’ (inquirer.com)

UPenn’s Biden Center draws scrutiny in GOP inquiry into classified documents (inquirer.com)

US Treasury buys time for Biden and GOP on debt limit deal | News | standardspeaker.com

U.S. hits debt limit, prompting “extraordinary measures” to avoid default – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

White House Aims to Reflect the Environment in Economic Data – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden has “no regrets” on handling of the discovered classified documents : NPR