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Legislature

PA’s Mastriano proposes drag show ban, cites Rainbow Room Queer Prom (phillyburbs.com)

Extremist Doug Mastriano Wants to Limit Where Drag Shows Can Be Performed in Pennsylvania – The Keystone (keystonenewsroom.com)

Pennsylvania Senate may relax disabled veterans’ public assistance eligibility | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmaker pushes for House Bill 14, clock is ticking (abc27.com)

Pa. Bill Would Require Combined Reporting – Law360

Rozzi announces second stop on listening tour (mainlinemedianews.com)

PA sex abuse constitutional amendment stalled again (phillyburbs.com)

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro unveils effort to cut red tape on business development – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Shapiro creates new Pennsylvania economic development office (abc27.com)

Office of Transformation and Opportunity aims to be ‘one-stop shop’ for Pa. businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

David Zimmerman: Pennsylvania House Republican leaders voted for a Democrat Speaker despite holding the majority (broadandliberty.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Dutch Wonderland raises pay, looking to hire for 2023 season (abc27.com)

President & COO of Bethlehem company that makes Peeps to retire | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Climate Change May Bring New Era of Trade Wars, as E.U. and U.S. Spar – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Less than a third of U.S. workers feel engaged at work, Gallup finds : NPR

Teen files complaint against Giant Eagle and union for allegedly trying to coerce union membership (broadandliberty.com)

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe | Times Leader

Is a recession on the horizon? Here’s what an economist told Lehigh Valley business leaders – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Weather

Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (abc27.com)

Snow, ice, wind: Here’s what to expect during Wednesday’s storm – pennlive.com

Snow develops this morning and will change to rain later today, turning windy too | ABC27

Restrictions to be in place on some Pa. highways during storm Wednesday | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Winter storm expected to move through Johnstown region Wednesday | News | tribdem.com

Region preps for snowstorm; PennDOT, Turnpike issue restrictions | TribLIVE.com

Vehicle restrictions announced on area interstates ahead of winter storm | News | standardspeaker.com

‘Potent storm system’ to bring snow Wednesday to the Lehigh Valley; winter weather advisory issued for Lehigh County – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pittsburgh weather: What to expect from the winter storm coming to Western Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

How a Philadelphia antiviolence grant improperly funneled $76,000 to city police staffers (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Villanova appoints new chair, vice chair as university sets ‘ambitious goals for the future’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Penn joins growing list of medical schools dropping out of U.S. News rankings – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Central Bucks sends in-depth explanation of “Policy 321” to parents, community (broadandliberty.com)

CLARK: School Choice Provides Opportunity for PA Kids – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lower Merion appoints Megan Shafer as acting superintendent – Mainline Media News

Sokolowski to retire as WCASD superintendent, Reynolds name substitute superintendent (dailylocal.com)

Penn State says colleges have received their next budgets created by new allocation model | WITF

Lower Merion could institute full-day kindergarten as early as next fall (inquirer.com)

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber talks about what a U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action could mean (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

As 2024 Approaches, Is the Trump Base Still On Board? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Election forecaster lists Bob Casey’s Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat “leaning D” (abc27.com)

Former Mayor John Street endorses Rebecca Rhynhart | | phillytrib.com

Election board to meet Wednesday; will likely reverse course on ballot curing | Election | citizensvoice.com

Berks County Republican Committee appeals court decision that dismissed recount petitions (readingeagle.com)

 

Weather

Restrictions to be in place on some Pa. highways during storm Wednesday | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

Pocono traffic: Weather restrictions planned for I-80, 380 and more (poconorecord.com)

 

Transportation

Officials: $78 million grant to aid safety on dangerous road | Local News | phillytrib.com

Work continues on new terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

SEPTA subways to get train arrival countdown clocks (inquirer.com)

 

Gun Safety

At least 18 dead in 3 days after mass shootings in California : NPR

Federal lawmakers must act to curb gun violence causing heartbreak in American communities [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania city revisits idea of gunshot-detecting tech | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

No, guns do kill people. And the solution is glaringly obvious | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over Patients – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pennsylvania reconsiders psychiatric bed registry | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Medicaid grew a lot during the pandemic. Soon, it will shrink again. : Shots – Health News : NPR

New FDA guidance calls for lower lead concentrations in baby food and cereals : Shots – Health News : NPR

West View pharmacy’s unusual business model keeps medicines affordable – Pittsburgh Union Progress

New report shows Pennsylvania failing when it comes to efforts to stem tobacco use (dailylocal.com)

Rural Pa. community settles for alternative to full UPMC hospital, but finds it a hard pill to swallow | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

State News

Pa. hospitals call on Gov. Josh Shapiro to address state’s health care worker shortage, said to be among worst in nation – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants Pa. pension funds to dump Wall Street managers (inquirer.com)

PA mortgage relief stumbles leaving thousands in limbo · Spotlight PA

Light pollution threatens PA dark sky regions · Spotlight PA State College

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue offers free tax filing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. promotes tax-free way to save for higher education (abc27.com)

FEMA deadline nearing for Pa. Hurricane Ida survivors (abc27.com)

PA Fish and Boat Commission credits life jackets for safety trend (poconorecord.com)

Pa. drillers abandoned thousands of natural gas wells in 5 years, ignored state law, report says | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

National News

New Lawsuit Challenges State Bans on Abortion Pills – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

In Texas, you can be forced to sell your condo | KUT Radio, Austin’s NPR Station

Postal service on-time performance similar in rural, urban areas, report finds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Germany agrees to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after weeks of pressure : NPR

After U.S. offer, Germany unleashes Leopard tanks for Ukraine (inquirer.com)

Doomsday Clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight, signaling more peril than ever : NPR

67 journalists were killed in 2022, a sharp increase from 2021, report says : NPR

Tax credit, other changes could mean a smaller refund in 2023 (abc27.com)

Homebuyers hoping to spend $200K this year face disappointing reality check – Delco Times

Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike | News | tribdem.com

Oscar nominations include notable Black actors | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Harrisburg begins cleaning homeless encampment under Mulberry Street bridge as holdouts remain – pennlive.com

Crews cleaning up Mulberry Street encampment (abc27.com)

Landmark building in Allentown coming down. What does developer have in mind for the site? | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) hosts fundraiser to restore an American treasure, Old Swedes Cemetery in Chester – Mainline Media News

‘This town is dried up:’ Navigating affordable housing in Lancaster on the brink of homelessness [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

East Hempfield supervisors present plans for a park to mixed public reaction | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Elizabethtown council discusses real estate tax abatement for volunteer firefighters living in the borough | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County mall parking lots are being used as truck stops (phillyburbs.com)

Penndel day center serving needs of Bucks County homeless (phillyburbs.com)

Brown wants WB to stick with stickers | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council votes down home rule study commission ballot question | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council rejects government study commission proposal; will aim for charter amendments | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton allocates $1.5 million in American Rescue Act Plan funding to grants for child care, educational programs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton to maintain tripled local services tax this year | News | thetimes-tribune.com

City Council may use ARPA funds to aid in the restoration of a landmark in Reading (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh to audit tax-exempt properties, challenging powerful local nonprofits – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Gainey administration to review tax exemptions currently shielding one-third of city property | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Mayor Gainey plans audit of Pittsburgh organizations claiming tax exemptions under charitable status | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh council clears way for potentially millions in medical debt relief for thousands of city residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Departing Allegheny County manager joining Allegheny Conference on Community Development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Strip District development with nearly 300 apartments, dozens of townhouses earns approval | TribLIVE.com

Censure vote fails against Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh declares homelessness a public health emergency, looks for solutions | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council approves plan for medical debt relief | TribLIVE.com

Commission approves plans for music venue, parking garage at former Civic Arena site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia Housing Authority’s rental vouchers see ‘overwhelming demand’ (inquirer.com)

Jamie Gauthier announces re-election bid for City Council | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

Protest set for Union League event honoring Florida’s DeSantis | Local News | phillytrib.com

Inglis House sale to Tryko Partners is now pending in Philadelphia Orphans’ Court (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

McConnell says McCarthy should take the lead on negotiating the debt ceiling standoff : NPR

Ticketmaster fees draw Klobuchar’s attention in Senate hearing | The Hill

Senate GOP pours cold water on idea of impeaching Biden | The Hill

Classified documents at Pence’s home, too, his lawyer says | | standardspeaker.com