Pennsylvania legislative session to start on Jan. 3 (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers are set to elect a new House speaker today. It could be messy. (inquirer.com)

The Pa. Legislature returns: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Court agrees with Krasner in impeachment lawsuit | Local News | phillytrib.com

PA budget, political appointment decisions for Gov. Josh Shapiro (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Advocates: ‘Fix Harrisburg’ by ensuring bipartisan bills get full consideration – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Big state dollars for Bucks – Lower Bucks Times



The ERC application window will start to close in 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)



Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire killed, another officer injured in shootout with suspect – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Brackenridge police chief killed, officer wounded in shooting; suspect killed in shootout with Pittsburgh police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police shoot, kill suspect sought in death of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, police chief | WITF

Pennsylvania police chief fatally shot, suspect killed; report (abc27.com)

Transgender woman’s scheduled execution would be US first – Daily Local

Ford City joins Southern Armstrong Regional Police Department | TribLIVE.com

Wyoming Area Regional Police Dept. goes into service today | Times Leader

Fewer cops claim disability benefit, but system remains ripe for abuse | Editorial (inquirer.com)



Still awaiting ruling, Pennsylvania’s school funding lawsuit stretches into 2023 | WITF

Feasibility of Morrisville-Pennsbury merger outlined in report (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Central Bucks’ new policy draws scrutiny (broadandliberty.com)

Program teaches Lackawanna County second graders about not-safe touches | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Student debt relief: Where borrowers stand as U.S. Supreme Court weighs President Biden’s plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



2024 presidential election comes into view with hurdles for both parties (inquirer.com)

Voter turnout is ‘nosediving’ in Philly. Democrats must take action | Opinion (inquirer.com)

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


Gun Safety

The Eagles’ latest social justice campaign backs gun violence prevention and financial education, and honors a community ‘changemaker’ (inquirer.com)



New York’s supervised injection sites have prevented hundreds of overdoses (inquirer.com)

Racial disparities in lung cancer start with research (inquirer.com)

Alzheimer’s drug trial in people with no symptoms, lecanemab seeks FDA approval (inquirer.com)


State News

Pa. enacted 166 new laws in 2022 (mcall.com)

Boost in Pennsylvania tax revenues negated by inflation (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania’s gas tax to increase in 2023 (abc27.com)

New Pennsylvania laws taking effect in 2023 (abc27.com)

Big-play Penn State roars past Utah 35-21 in Rose Bowl – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Big-play Penn State roars past Utah 35-21 in Rose Bowl | WITF

Garrity congratulates Congress on passage of ABLE Age Adjustment Act | Times Leader

Urban Rural Acton to select 28 volunteers to prevent ‘targeted violence’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Damar Hamlin’s charity for Western Pa. kids gets millions in donations after his injury | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Kyra Bolden becomes Michigan’s first Black woman Supreme Court justice | News | phillytrib.com

Bryan Kohberger, suspect in Idaho slayings, not expected to fight extradition from Pennsylvania | WITF

Buffalo Bills player is in critical condition after collapsing in game : NPR

Damar Hamlin: Sports world shows support for Buffalo Bills safety after scary injury against Bengals (cbsnews.com)

Damar Hamlin reaction: Former Steelers safety Ryan Clark has emotional response on ESPN | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The beautiful way fans honored Damar Hamlin following his Monday Night Football injury and how it will help kids in western Pa. – pennlive.com

California floods: A third atmospheric river storm is set to add to the misery : NPR

Martina Navratilova is diagnosed with throat and breast cancer : NPR

Marvel star Jeremy Renner in ‘critical but stable condition’ after Sunday accident – pennlive.com

Russia-Ukraine war: Attack kills dozens of Russian soldiers, Moscow says : NPR

See predictions for 2023 from 1923 newspapers : NPR


Local News

Manheim Township Republican-majority board is ready to redefine development, commissioners say | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Project for veterans home in Scranton awaits funding | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Berks workforce development: Capital Blue Cross announces funding (readingeagle.com)

What will 2023 look like in Berks? (readingeagle.com)



Construction, book policies, recreation among issues facing area communities in 2023 | TribLIVE.com

Residents of condemned Roosevelt Building struggle to find housing after fire | TribLIVE.com

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



Don’t let Philly homes get abandoned. Fix them up instead | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Columbus statue should stay in Philadelphia. Add one of Chief Tamanend | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Creating an affordable neighborhood in Philadelphia could redeem Roundhouse’s past (inquirer.com)

Columbus statue should stay in Philadelphia. Add one of Chief Tamanend | Opinion (inquirer.com)



With Vote Looming, McCarthy Remains Short of Support to Become Speaker – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New Congress to convene, but will McCarthy be House speaker? – Daily Local

McCarthy scrambles for votes to be elected Speaker of the House : NPR