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Pa. senators seek fewer restrictions on nurse practitioners (

Santarsiero Begins Second Term As 10th District State Senator | Doylestown, PA Patch

Lawmaker wants Jan. 6 to be Pa. Democracy Observance Day (

Sen. Comitta announces new expanded outreach hours – Daily Local

NEPA’s state lawmakers discuss priorities amid divided Pennsylvania General Assembly | State |

How Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi can improve state government (

Lehigh Valley’s newest state lawmakers sworn in at Pa. Capitol – The Morning Call (

Valley senators receive committee assignments – The Mon Valley Independent

McCarthy elected House speaker; local lawmakers say ‘we can’t continue on like this’ – Daily Local

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Yaw, Sen. Comitta Again Chair Senate Environmental Committee; Other Senate Standing Committee Chairs Named (

Pennsylvania House to meet for sex abuse lawsuit legislation in special session (

Gov. Wolf didn’t need to call for a special legislative session to address child sex abuse (

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf moves to speed action on child sex abuse lawsuit window | WITF

Who is Mark Rozzi, new PA speaker of the House? (

Lancaster lawmakers disagree on what Mark Rozzi’s House Speaker win means for a party majority | PA Power and Policy |

State lawmakers turn to creative solutions in speaker fights | State |

As 2024 election looms, state legislatures consider voting changes | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus changes up leadership – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

$4.67M In Funding Allocated For Chester County Parks | West Chester, PA Patch

United Way of Chester County secures $50,000 in funding – Daily Local

The Pump Act is now law and protects parents nursing children at their workplace (

Wolf administration commits $5 million to college scholarships for state employees | WITF

Gov. Wolf: PA ends with strong year-to-date revenues; sets stage for 2023 | Times Leader

Who are my legislators in Centre County PA? Find contact info | Centre Daily Times



Hersheypark holding hiring event for 2023 season (

December jobs report shows economic gains despite rising interest rates (

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center pumped nearly $8 billion into local economy (



COVID’s omicron variant XBB.1.5 is spreading fast in the U.S. as flu recedes : Shots – Health News : NPR

How the “tridemic” and medicine shortages are impacting Berks (



Lancaster County officials holding meeting for proposed correctional facility (

Allegheny County jail board members raise concerns about potential constitutional rights violations | WITF

Pa.’s criminal legal system increases overdose deaths and makes recovery impossible | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Proud Boys trial: Who is Zach Rehl, the right-wing group’s Philly leader charged in sedition case? (



Ex-treasurer of Berks teachers union accused of embezzling over $400,000 – The Morning Call (

Sculpture of abolitionist Harriet Tubman unveiled at King Elementary School | Local News |

North Penn School District launches health center for teachers (

The fall and rise of the Scranton School District: as recovery exit nears, leaders reflect on progress | Education |

Mahanoy Area establishes school police department, first in Schuylkill County | Education |

Pell Grant program gets its biggest funding boost in a decade, helping students with college affordability | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




How Republicans normalized George Santos | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Political discussion should never come down to ‘owning the libs’ | Opinion (

Exhuming McCarthy: How minority rule could implode U.S. democracy in 2023 (


PA county to recount 2020 presidential election by hand · Spotlight PA

Majority of 16,000 canceled Pa. mail-in ballots were from Democrats | WITF

An independent Pa. House speaker? Now let independents vote in primaries | David Thornburgh – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Scott Perry won’t step back from House probe that could involve allegations against him –

Pa. Gov.-elect Shapiro’s inauguration promises to be a hot ticket, if you can get one | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Who’s running for mayor in Philadelphia? – City & State Pennsylvania (

New year brings new faces and new politics to Western Pa. |

Shapiro transition team includes local members | News |



Chesapeake Bay still in poor health, blue crabs suffering, new State of the Bay report concludes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

EPA moves to toughen standards for deadly soot pollution (

Fetterman should join others in protecting national parks, refuges (

Vanguard’s withdrawal from Net Zero endangers all of us (



Crashes down 36% on Roosevelt Blvd. due to speed cameras (

Southwest Airlines says travel disruptions could cost $800 million | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PHL airport biometric readers will scan all non-U.S. citizens (

Pa. Turnpike tolls increasing by 5% on Sunday (

What to know about the revamped $7,500 tax credit for electric cars : NPR


Gun Safety

Philadelphia Homicide Tracker – a project of Broad + Liberty (

2022 was one of Pittsburgh’s deadliest years. Behind every homicide statistic is someone’s story. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Flu and RSV decreasing in Lehigh Valley, but patients with respiratory illness still filling many ER beds – The Morning Call (

Erie County nears seasonal flu record; COVID-19 cases remain steady (

Bankrupt Pa. drug firm Endo could earn $265M in opioid royalties (

Meet the Drexel doc committed to protecting the mental health of student-athletes (

Central Pa. community set to become national leader in lifesaving care that saved Damar Hamlin –


Farm Show

PA Farm Show Schedule: January 9, 2023 (

Farm show offers info sessions about mental health (

Redding unveils 2023 Farm Show butter sculpture | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Price increase on wine and spirits coming soon in Pennsylvania (

Report: ‘Unclear’ whether Pennsylvania’s rural tax credit program creates jobs | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania counties drop in child poverty, jump in elderly poverty | Pennsylvania |

Susan Wild, entering third term in Congress, will be in the minority party for the first time. Here’s how she’ll legislate. – The Morning Call (

Joseph Hardy, founder of 84 Lumber, dies on 100th birthday | WITF

Radon is found in 39 percent of Pa. homes. Here’s how to fight it | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Erie County has 100% coverage in new FCC Broadband Map (

Pa. officials fly high in state plane on taxpayers’ dime –

Pennsylvania among ‘most moved out of’ states: report –

PIHL commissioner John Mucha remembered as tireless worker who ‘did everything for the kids’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Virginia teacher police say was shot by 6-year-old student identified as Abby Zwerner, 25, and described as dedicated and hard-working – CBS Pittsburgh (

California braces for more storms as thousands are still without power : NPR

Seattle’s schools are suing tech giants for harming young people’s mental health : NPR

Hillary Clinton to join Columbia as a professor and fellow in global affairs : NPR

Hundreds arrested after Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil’s Congress : NPR

What New Yorkers need to know as thousands of NYC nurses begin strike – Gothamist

What to know as rapper Young Thug’s RICO trial begins : NPR

Shows of support and signs of unease mark first NFL Sunday since Hamlin’s injury : NPR

Damar Hamlin showing continued progress and expects release from hospital soon, source says – CBS Pittsburgh (

A perfect (winter) storm brings lessons for gas producers and the electric grid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

COLUMN: Everyone needs to support digital equity for all in Southern Chester County – Daily Local

Sober living home operator defends South Whitehall plans. ‘People in recovery are the best people I’ve ever met’ – The Morning Call (

Debate over proposed sober living facility continues in South Whitehall | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Family Support Line to move office to Chester Heights in light of spike for services – Delco Times

Mount Joy Township to hear latest proposal for retail center after repeated rejections | Local News |

How a Bethlehem power plant helped keep the heat on during a frigid Christmas weekend – The Morning Call (

Three Bethlehem-area churches will delay a vote to merge and sell their properties – The Morning Call (

Doylestown candlelight “Vigil for Democracy” marks Jan. 6 | The Bucks County Herald

Matt Ross resigns from Yardley Borough Council | The Bucks County Herald

Erie pays less for housing and health insurance (

Urban Erie acquaponics would give Curtze Co. needed local food source (

Hazleton City Council approves expanded fee schedule | News |



Report: Pittsburgh neglecting prevailing wage ordinance | Pennsylvania |

Khari Mosley launches bid for City Council to push for more compassionate political environment | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Iranian Americans speak out against oppression in their homeland | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Opioid settlement money to fund Philly community programs (

City of Philadelphia announces plan to invest $200 million in opioid settlement funds | Local News |

Water leak near Philly’s 30th Street Station halts SEPTA subway and trolley service (

Philadelphia-area housing market expected to normalize in 2023, experts say – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Thom Nickels: City Council’s proposed sprinkler ordinance looks to be costly and ineffective (

Close to 60% of Philly seniors have completed new state graduation requirements. What about the rest? | Local News |

Philly high-schooler receives Medal of Heroism for saving friend’s life | Local News |

Memorial unveiled in honor of Fairmount fire victims | Local News |

Philly’s Iranian community joins global rally over downed flight (

Faith leaders meet to study how reparations could work in Philadelphia (



McCarthy’s struggles point to troubles for his office, his party and Congress : NPR

Kevin McCarthy wins speaker race after a grueling 4 days and 15 rounds of voting (

House Clerk Cheryl Johnson oversees the speaker vote : NPR

Republicans Prepare New Rules, but Fixing Congress Isn’t So Easy – The New York Times (

Officer Brian Sicknick’s death spurs lawsuit against Trump, 2 Capitol rioters : NPR

Biden flies in to López Obrador’s new airport for summit – Daily Local

Biden makes his first visit to the southern border as president : NPR

Biden walks stretch of US-Mexico border, amid GOP criticism | News |

Democrats praise U.S. Capitol police and pledge to seek accountability on Jan. 6 anniversary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Jerry Shenk: Water is essential to life — and liberty – Mainline Media News