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Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania congressional map sent to him by Republicans · Spotlight PA

Maps. So Many Maps. | PoliticsPA

General Assembly sends Pennsylvania congressional map to Wolf | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Wolf vetoes congressional map | Pennsylvania News |

Pennsylvania court has a dozen congressional maps to review; Wolf vetoes “unfair” map | ABC27

Pennsylvania redistricting: Congressional maps submitted to Commonwealth Court (

Op-Ed: Redistricting is the ultimate political football (

Editorial: PA House of Representatives district map needs to be redone (

New legislation introduced to protect Pa. grain farmers | Berks Regional News |

Measure directs $225M to recruit, retain Pennsylvania health care workers | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania fast-tracks $225M in pandemic aid to hospitals |

$225M in federal COVID-19 relief slated for Pa. health care workers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. hospitals to get millions in federal relief to help hire, keep nurses | WITF

Governor to sign fast-tracked $225M for health care workers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How much Pa. hospitals will get to ease staffing shortages – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania Senate approves spending more than $200 million in federal money to recruit, retain nurses and other ‘bedside’ hospital workers – The Morning Call (

Bill to allow self-driving vehicles to test without emergency driver moves to full Pennsylvania Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Langerholc autonomous vehicle bill clears Transportation committee | Local News |

Pro-choice advocates in Pa. see Senate bill as latest threat to abortion rights (

Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Governor Tom Wolf accelerates minimum wage increase for Pennsylvania state employees – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Pennsylvania Land Title Association recognized for 100 years | News | The Title Report

Republicans Introduce Constitutional Amendment on Abortion | PoliticsPA

Lawmakers look to head off all-electric building codes | ABC27

DelVal Rep. Williams Calls Out Shapiro over Philly Gun Violence, Wants More State Action on Crime – DV Journal (

CCAC awarded $800K grant for programming aimed at ending gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bills propose $1B in relief to Pennsylvania small businesses | News |

State Senate passes Yaw’s bill for natural gas royalty transparency | Local/Regional |

Republican budget chiefs want Pennsylvania’s plethora of pandemic-era cash used ‘judiciously’ | WITF

IFO Report Raises Serious Concerns About Education Tax Credit Programs – BCTV

State legislators ask support for agenda in Congress | The Bucks County Herald

Pennsylvania must fully fund environmental protection in 2022-23 budget (

Pa. Republicans closer to stopping abortions in state (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Heart transplant denied to patient who refused COVID vaccine : NPR

COVID-19 booster shots stop omicron, yet many in Philly region don’t want one (

Penn doc: COVID is here to stay. Here’s how to find a “new normal” without causing excess deaths (

COVID-19 vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers | WITF

Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended. – The New York Times (

State COVID-19 average continues drop | Coronavirus |

Omicron has a new variant cousin, BA.2. But don’t panic, experts say. (



Pennsylvania raises minimum wage for commonwealth employees (

Biden meets with business leaders amid new push for Build Back Better | ABC27

UPMC hosting regional job fair to combat staffing shortages (

The Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as early as March : NPR

Workers Care More About Flexible Hours Than Remote Work – WSJ

Suburban office market ended 2021 on a high note, but Center City continues to struggle – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA launches small business cybersecurity grant program – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon faces another union vote, this one in New York : NPR

Why a mailbox continues to loom over Amazon union vote at Alabama warehouse : NPR

Report: Smaller companies sidelined in Pennsylvania’s legal pot market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. restaurants hope for financial aid as they struggle ‘more than they did in 2020′ –

Cleanroom manufacturer AES adding a second Pa. location (



An Open Letter to Meek Mill: Pa. needs real probation reform | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Over 80 lawmakers call on Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in debt per student (

Penn alumni donate $5M to establish professorship honoring outgoing President Amy Gutmann – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Navient shares decline as student loan processor swings to quarterly loss – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pell Grant increases should benefit those attending career and technical institutions (

Gregory Anderson announced that he will step down as Temple education dean (

Officer fired stun gun at Middletown student who broke free from his grip in lunchroom: Video –

‘I don’t work for you’: Pennsylvania school board member receives backlash for op-ed | Today in Pa. –

Former Pa. professor claims he was victim of ‘cancel culture’ after losing jobs over tweets –

With Scranton no longer ‘financially distressed,’ school district outlines steps to do the same | Education |



Will State Dems Endorse a U.S. Senate Candidate at This Weekend’s Meeting? | PoliticsPA

How PA pols are adapting their campaigns in the age of COVID | City & State PA (

Dr. Mehmet Oz stumps in Westmoreland County in quest for U.S. Senate |

Senate race in PA: Bartos counts on grassroots campaign to win (

Lackawanna County DA finds no voter fraud in drop box case | Election |

Pennsylvania DA finds no voter fraud in ballot drop box case – The Morning Call (

States weigh how to shield election officials from threats, harassment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Report: Justice Dept. to investigate Republicans who sent fake Trump electors to Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania voter rolls not as irregular as senate committee claims (

PA voter registration: More Democrats than Republicans switching party (



EPA acts to curb air, water pollution in poor communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Is EPA committed to restoring Chesapeake Bay? | Smart Talk (

‘A critical moment’: Pa. enviro group boss Molly Parzen looks to big year | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

DCNR outlines 2022 priorities, banks on the future of outdoor recreation in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



U.S. Department of Transportation unveils traffic safety program to reduce road deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buttigieg vows help as U.S. car fatalities keep spiking higher | News |



Alexis Sneller: Lawsuit attempts to circumvent abortion debate and force you to pay for unrestricted abortions (

UPMC offering free health seminars to help people stay informed (

Child abuse report: Deaths of Black children up in pandemic | Health |

Syphilis cases spike in Lehigh Valley – The Morning Call (


State News

Pa. pension fund says it won’t require board to sign secrecy oaths to hear key report · Spotlight PA

Emergency rental assistance? Not if your income didn’t decline, even if it’s low (

Tax Time: How child tax credits, stimulus checks could impact Pennsylvanians’ returns (

Pennsylvania is the nation’s ‘cyber charter capital,’ with funding and oversight consequences, report says (

Pennsylvania gets failing grade on tobacco control | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: We need to remember now more than ever | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Tensions follow plan to consolidate polls in Lincoln County : NPR

Snowstorm could bring blizzard conditions to parts of the Northeast this weekend : NPR

The U.S. says it will stand firm against major Russian demands as tension rises : NPR

U.S. response on Ukraine offers little optimism, Russia says (

IRS is bracing for a frustrating tax season, says deputy treasury secretary : NPR

Colliers-Basalt Infrastructure Partners deal underscores real estate, infrastructure cross-investment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

All NIH chimps currently eligible to go to a sanctuary have moved there : NPR

The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty : NPR

China is demanding the U.S. end its ‘interference’ in Beijing Olympics : NPR

Neil Young’s music removed by Spotify after his ultimatum over Joe Rogan podcast : NPR

Neil Young, Kid Rock and Meat Loaf are at the center of this week’s COVID culture war | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The final clue that ended Amy Schneider’s 40-game winning streak on Jeopardy! : NPR

San Jose is first U.S. city to mandate gun owners carry insurance and pay a fee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Dozens of people voice opposition to proposed Lebanon County solar farm (

Breyer Retires, DelVal Reacts – DV Journal (

Tax rates rise in 13 Luzerne County municipalities for 2022 | |

Berks splitting the cost of a strategic plan for Reading Regional Airport (

Allentown state of the city: Matt Tuerk delivers honest assessment – The Morning Call (

Hellertown Area Library rejects Lower Saucon’s $50,000 donation. Council president says borough, library don’t need township – The Morning Call (

New Delaware County Health Department director visits vaccine clinic in Chester (

Youth violence: Shootings cause collateral damage in communities (

Joe Schember’s State of the City: What you’ll hear from Erie mayor’s address (

Matthew Rink: Greene Township supervisors slow to share records on bonuses (

World’s largest indoor vertical farm coming to Hanover Twp. | News |



Pittsburgh-Wilkinsburg match-up likely a break-up, but they’ll still be talking | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh school officials offer few solutions to ongoing turmoil | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘A coveted market’: Shadyside gets a surge of residential development amid concerns from some residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor should or­der re­lease of Jim Rogers investigation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CCAC awarded $800K grant for programming aimed at ending gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Councilman Burgess: Stats show decade of warrantless stops by police vastly conducted on Black Pittsburghers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

East Liberty development put on hold amid opposition from Kelly Strayhorn Theater |



Philadelphia has joined a $1 billion opioid settlement with every county in Pa., AG says (

Philadelphia’s health department releases data on how many are vaccinated | Coronavirus |

Congress members join forces for plan to get shooters off Philly’s streets | Local News |

Advocates demand transparency, different counting of prisoners at Philly redistricting hearing | Local News |

APM breaks ground on affordable housing for seniors | Local News |



Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, giving Biden a Supreme Court pick : NPR

Democrats eye Supreme Court pick to revive 2022 prospects (

Democrats Plan to Move Quickly on Justice Breyer’s Successor – The New York Times (

Colliers-Basalt Infrastructure Partners deal underscores real estate, infrastructure cross-investment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Vice President Harris looks for a fresh start on migration issues in Honduras : NPR

Biden team promises new approach to extremism, but critics see old patterns : NPR