Pa. Republicans send doomed congressional map to Gov. Tom Wolf, likely handing the choice to state courts · Spotlight PA

PA legislature approves congressional map amid court deadline (abc27.com)

Pa. primary 2022: What delayed redistricting maps could mean for the May election · Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate approves congressional district map, but process may be far from over | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

PA Senate Bill forming new Congressional Boundaries passes along party lines | WHP (local21news.com)

Lawmakers stalemated on Pennsylvania congressional map, top senator says | WITF

Senator Haywood Demands Immediate Action from Mayor Kenney to Stop Gun Violence in Philadelphia – MyChesCo

Hughes, Wolf Announce New Funding for Gun Violence Prevention – NewsBreak

Bill to increase caps on school-choice tax credit programs clears Pennsylvania Senate committee – Gettysburg Connection

Heated hearing focuses on Pennsylvania’s liquor monopoly | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Latest liquor privatization proposal would ask for voter input | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Booze by the ballot: Pa. Republicans look toward referendum to privatize wine, liquor sales | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New effort to eliminate the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board via constitutional amendment (inquirer.com)

School districts to receive safety grants | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Schwank Applauds $176,000 in Safe Schools Target Grants – BCTV

Pa. Senate panel to consider bills limiting abortion access, courts’ ability to respond – pennlive.com

Gift ban advocates target Pa. GOP leaders, urging an end to ‘Groundhog Day’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Truck weigh system authorization clears Pennsylvania Senate panel (landline.media)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

U.S. records most COVID deaths in 11 months, but peak may be near | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania sending nurses to hospitals ‘exhausted’ by COVID (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State prison visitation halted, COVID-19 numbers trending lower | Local News | tribdem.com



In a record-breaking 2021 for Pennsylvania gaming, these casinos brought in the most revenue – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The Great Resignation? More like The Great Renegotiation : Planet Money : NPR

Business travel’s comeback was gaining steam. Then Omicron hit. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Four Seasons Philadelphia general manager sees ‘very promising’ 2022 ahead (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Government finalizing rule on tracking small business lending, but there is some pushback – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

DelVal Shoppers Face Empty Shelves as Supply Chain Woes Continue – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bars and gyms are bustling as Americans learn to live with COVID | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stocks climb back after steep slide on Fed, Ukraine jitters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



ACLU finds Allegheny County students are arrested more often than anywhere else in Pennsylvania | WITF



U.S. News ranks 7 Philadelphia-area online MBA programs among nation’s best – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania school board member to parents: ‘I don’t work for you’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Former St. Joe’s prof. sues university and former student over free speech fight (broadandliberty.com)

Carnegie Mellon plans return to mostly in-person classes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Decision looms on new voting regions for Boyertown School District (readingeagle.com)

School District of Lancaster apologizes after students at McCaskey East left unattended during lockdown | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County Community College presents voting rights virtual forum | The Bucks County Herald



Prosecutors in multiple states are investigating false Electoral College submissions : NPR

Shapiro Starts 2022 with $13.5M On Hand, a Record | PoliticsPA

Austin Davis scores endorsement from SEIU PA State Council | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Here are the endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Tommy Hicks Jr.: National Republicans playing to win in PA ahead of midterms (broadandliberty.com)

McSwain Criticizes ‘Partisan’ Appointed by Gov. Wolf to Oversee Elections – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Republicans Make In-Roads Among Hispanic Voters – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

UPDATE: Bartos Wins Two GOP Caucuses Saturday, Governor’s Vote Divided – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The real Pa. voting fight | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania voting laws are at stake in 2022 governor’s race (inquirer.com)

Sen. Ted Cruz to visit Lehigh Valley to endorse Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate | WITF



Emmaus water prompts EPA advisory over ‘forever chemicals’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Cancer-causing substance in New Jersey drinking water traced to Lehigh County Authority waste treatment plant – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Guest Opinion: It’s time to put a price on carbon (buckscountycouriertimes.com)



Anti-abortion groups are raking in fundraising as Supreme Court decision looms : NPR

Abortion opponents eye priorities as high court ruling looms – Reading Eagle

Pa. sends first ‘strike team’ to overloaded hospital | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elder Law Guys: Are you eligible for Pennsylvania’s prescription drug programs? That might have changed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania nursing home staff vaccination rates lag (inquirer.com)

As many hospitals struggle, CHOP opens a $289-million facility in King of Prussia (inquirer.com)

Prescription heroin, drug vending machines? ‘Harm reduction’ focuses on keeping addicts alive – pennlive.com

Nurses to strike at Pa. hospital, saying they’re ‘pushed to the brink’ – pennlive.com

Patients still waiting many, many hours in the ER — but also getting good care, central Pa. hospitals say – pennlive.com

Mark Cuban’s online pharmacy wants to slash generic drug prices : NPR

Report Card: Pa. gets a ‘C’ for efforts to fight, eliminate hepatitis | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

Uncapping Pennsylvania’s ‘frustratingly underfunded’ $70M film incentive program would help tourism recover, industry leader says (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Cartwright, Casey, Haaland cite funding to clean up abandoned mine lands | Times Leader

Officials: Federal Infrastructure funds will reclaim mine-scarred land | News | standardspeaker.com

These 25 Pa. communities have grown the most since 2010 – pennlive.com

How one Pa. TV station’s coverage provided a teachable moment on transgender issues – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Volunteer permits improve area fisheries in Pennsylvania (poconorecord.com)

Red Tag deer hunting program starts soon; regulations may soon change (poconorecord.com)


National News

Pentagon placing 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe : NPR

Build-to-rent on track to see 14K units deliver this year. What happens next? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

James Webb telescope reaches its final destination, one million miles away : NPR

Appeals court reinstates drop boxes for Wisconsin’s February primary : NPR

Does the NFL need to change its overtime rules? : NPR

Two IRS letters to watch for this tax season (abc27.com)

Tax season 2022 begins with major IRS backlogs | Business | citizensvoice.com

Child tax credit’s end means many families will struggle to put food on the table | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

From critical race theory to voting rights, America’s just as racist as ever | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

Chambersburg Borough council votes to repeal LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinance (abc27.com)

GOP-led Chambersburg becomes first Pa. town to revoke LGBTQ inclusive law – pennlive.com

Finally shedding distressed status after 30 years, Scranton leaders look to the future | News | thetimes-tribune.com

EDITORIAL: Taking the exit off the Act 47 highway | Opinion | thetimes-tribune.com

Cumberland County asking for residents input on ARPA fund spending (abc27.com)

Parks and streets are among Brown’s priorities in 2022 | News | citizensvoice.com

Report suggests Luzerne County needs IT security improvements | News | standardspeaker.com

Berks weather: Sideswipe by the big storm more likely (readingeagle.com)

Bethlehem has never had an African American city council member. The Bethlehem NAACP is hoping that changes. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Proposed redistricting would see Monroe County fully join District 8 (poconorecord.com)

Montgomery County OK’s $337K in Ida bridge contracts (mainlinemedianews.com)

American Rescue Plan: York County to use $1M to bolster CYF staffing (ydr.com)

Upper Darby is one of three Delaware County municipalities that received direct funds distributed by the federal treasury (delcotimes.com)



President Joe Biden returns to Pittsburgh Friday | WITF

President Joe Biden to talk infrastructure in Pittsburgh on Friday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools staff members worried about safety after recent violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Activists call for officer to be placed on desk duty at heated Penn Hills council meeting | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Disciplinary meetings for Pittsburgh officers involved in Jim Rogers tasing case underway | TribLIVE.com

Gainey to hold ‘community listening session’ over controversial Oakland redevelopment proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



DA seeks better opioid case settlement for Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia City Council redistricting map comes up short | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia fire union chief seeks Biden’s help to reopen firehouses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PHA chooses firms to redevelop West Philly site | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mayor Kenney to undergo treatment for irregular heartbeat | Local News | phillytrib.com

Clay Studio nearing its $14.5 million move to Kensington | Local News | phillytrib.com



Supreme Court agrees to hear cases on college admissions and race : NPR

Democrats push to pass climate change policy | ABC27

Democrats say change to filibuster just a matter of time | TheHill