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Pa. lawmakers agreed to a big election funding deal — with strings attached · Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers agreed to a big election funding deal — but still no pre-canvassing of ballots – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania lawmakers agreed to a big election funding deal — with strings attached | WITF

Here’s how Pennsylvania plans to spend its billions in federal stimulus money (full list) · Spotlight PA

State advocacy group to discuss historic funding for PA’s seniors (

Gov. Wolf Signs Budget Into Law (

Pa. budget allots $375 million in federal funding to housing programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. legislature approves a new home repair assistance program – WHYY

Pennsylvania budget lauded by GOP, Dems, but critics call spending ‘not sustainable’ | Pennsylvania |

Gov. Tom Wolf signs state budget, celebrates education funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Legislature Passes $45.2 B Budget; Increases Education Funding, Cuts Business Taxes – DV Journal (

Gov. Tom Wolf signs an over $45 billion budget for 2022-23 fiscal year | WJAC (

Penn State funding to stay mostly flat (

Pa.’s 2022-23 budget package spends, saves money in record ways –

Record-spending $45.2B Pa. budget heads to the governor’s desk –

Pa. lawmakers agree to spend billions in stimulus money in budget (

Here’s how Pa.’s advocacy community reacted to the 2022-23 state budget – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State budget to provide significant boost to NEPA school districts | Education |

Pennsylvania cuts corporate net income taxes after 27 years – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Sen. Jay Costa: Addressing violence on Pittsburgh’s South Side |

This Week in Pennsylvania: Vincent Hughes, Stephen Bloom (

Santarsiero swings for the fences with ‘assault weapons ban’ (

Lisa Boscola demands suspension of Pennsylvania’s gasoline and diesel taxes – Pennsylvania News Today

Why this Lehigh Valley Democrat backed GOP ballot question on abortion –

A Lehigh Valley woman was killed when flying ice hit her car. A bill in her name now heads to Gov. Wolf. –

Pa. Senate approves legislation honoring fallen Scranton PD officer | Times Leader

Wolf Vetoes Mastriano Poll Watcher Bill (

Governor Tom Wolf vetoes bills on poll watchers, transgender athletes in Pennsylvania | WITF

Deana’s Law passes Pennsylvania Senate; awaits Governor’s signature (

Pa. Rep Tees Off On Colleagues Without Uteruses Telling Women What To Do With Theirs – NewsBreak

After advancing constitutional amendment, Pennsylvania Republicans move closer to being able to restrict abortion access | WITF

Pennsylvania lawmakers move state abortion amendment closer to 2023 vote – 6abc Philadelphia

Republican lawmakers’ vote could lead to abortion ban in Pa. –

Pa. Senate constitutional amendment package on abortions, elections passes (

Reaction As PA Senate Advances Abortion Constitutional Amendment Ban | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Pa. General Assembly approves amendment package as reproductive rights advocates protest – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate GOP advances constitutional amendment on abortion – CBS Pittsburgh (

“This is bullshit”: Pennsylvania Senate approves anti-abortion amendment package | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bill proposing to put matter of abortion on the ballot making its way through Pa. Legislature | Pennsylvania News |

Pennsylvania Senate Approves New Language on Abortion |

Bill proposing to put matter of abortion on the ballot making its way through Pa. Legislature | Pennsylvania News |

After advancing amendment, GOP clears path to being able to restrict abortion access | 90.5 WESA

Constitutional Amendment Targeting Abortion Passes PA Legislatur – WENY News

PA General Assembly Approves Amendment Package As Reproductive Rights Advocates Protest –

The Pa. House’s Krasner probe usurps democracy and the will of Philadelphia voters | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Constitutional abortion amendment advances in Pennsylvania | The State

Why the GOP’s amendment gambit on abortion might backfire | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania transgender athlete bill (

Rep. Scanlon Touts $24M for Airport Toilets, Galluch Says She’s ‘Flushing Millions Down the Drain’ – DV Journal (

Capitol digest: Yudichak, Heffley work to help property owners access clean energy program | News |

New $21 million library in Kennett Square to reach milestone next week – Daily Local



Average gas price falls 19 cents to $4.86 per gallon (

High gas prices have some consumers looking to electric vehicles – but supply chains lag behind demand | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dire US labor shortage provides opportunity for ex-prisoners | News |

Gas prices are still falling. How long will the ‘plummet at the pump’ last? –

Pay over time loans may raise risk of long-term debt for young people (

Delaware County CYS workers rally to protest short staffing and unsafe conditions in push for new contract – Delco Times

Armstrong Flooring to be sold for $107 million; Lancaster plant to remain open | Local News |



Pa. 911 Dispatcher who didn’t send ambulance charged in 2020 death | WITF

Arrests fall 57% in Philadelphia (

York County homicides 2022: Deadly year as current total equals 2021 (

90% of Harrisburg shooters don’t get arrested –

Opioid addiction treatment varies widely in Pennsylvania jails (



PA Senate race: Fetterman bombards Oz over residency with airplane banner, returns to campaign trail (

Democrats look to quash differences amid growing voter anger (

Shapiro vs Mastriano race to decide future of abortion in Pennsylvania (

Pa. GOP players form pro-Shapiro PAC to buck ‘unacceptable’ Mastriano –

Venkat takes large fundraising lead in competitive District 30 Pa. state house race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Candidate challenges, primary scars have GOP worried about Senate chances – The Washington Post

Lancaster Cinema Cancels Mastriano Film Premiere (

Biden’s Approval Hits 33 Percent; Democrats Want 2024 Options, Poll Shows – The New York Times (

Mastriano addresses supporters at Leggio’s in Dallas | Times Leader



Pennsylvania’s climate rule paused until trial this fall | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Pa. Outdoor Corps provides kids work experience, job training and helps the state’s public lands | WITF

Why this conservative supports renewable energy | Opinion (



Pa. certified nurse aide test deadline looms (

Over-the-counter birth control? Drugmaker HRA Pharma seeks FDA approval. (


State News

Western Pa. congressman’s federal abortion-ban proposal gains support after Supreme Court ruling | 90.5 WESA

Commonwealth Court Issues Injunction Blocking Wolf’s RGGI Move – DV Journal (

RGII Pennsylvania: Court blocks Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions plan (

7 more Native Americans leave the Carlisle Indian Boarding School Cemetery and return home | WITF


National News

What’s the bigger threat: language or legislatures? | Mark Segal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

States With Abortion Bans Risk Losing Their Economic Edge – The New York Times (

Google’s data trove can be used to prosecute abortion seekers : NPR

Black women say they are invisible in abortion rights fight. ‘We are still forgotten within all of this’ | Health |

As states ban abortion, the Texas bounty law offers a way to survive legal challenges : NPR

Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf of Mexico to bypass bans | ABC27

Guest Opinion: If we make women stay pregnant, mandate paternity tests (

Did the end of Roe open the door to the return of sodomy laws? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

First Amendment advocates respond to a new Arizona law limiting recording of police | WITF

U.S. Supreme Court’s gun rights decision upends state restrictions | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ukraine: 15 dead and others trapped after rocket hits apartment building : NPR

Three-star general suspended by the Army after appearing to mock Jill Biden : NPR

Elon Musk’s relationship with Twitter is turning into a messy break-up : NPR

Shinzo Abe’s party scores a major victory in Japan’s election : NPR


Local News

Former Berks judge going back to the bench (

Poconos real estate market experiencing ‘tight supply’ (

Chester police collect 153 guns through buybacks and seizures of illegal weapons (

Corporate landlords could be coming to the Lehigh Valley. What you need to know – The Morning Call (



Agencies respond as overdoses surge through Allegheny County | Pittsburgh City Paper (

‘Tidal wave’: Pittsburgh abortion clinics see influx of out-of-state patients |

Pittsburgh City Council redistricting nearing a final decision | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council could receive report on Wilkinsburg merger this month | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Bring back stop-and-frisk? With shootings soaring, some on Philly City Council say the controversial tactic merits another look. (

Repaving is beginning on Washington Avenue. Less than half will get new safety features. (

Christian Street/Black Doctors Row named Philadelphia’s first Black historic district | Local News |

Agency that oversees Philly finances gets an extension until 2047 | Local News |

New Philly board members will be advocates for students | Local News |

Philly’s ‘Buy the Hood’ summer camp teaches children about finances, budgeting, and real estate investing (



Biden says he’s mulling health emergency for abortion access |

Stephen Bannon Agrees to Testify to Jan. 6 Panel – The New York Times (

Trump associates’ ties to extremists being probed by Jan. 6 committee (

When a first-term Democratic president struggles, people talk about Jimmy Carter : NPR

Raskin, Kinzinger detail plans for this week’s Jan. 6 hearings | ABC27

Senate Majority Leader Schumer tests positive for COVID-19 | Coronavirus |