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 (mcall.com)

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 (abc27.com)

Gov. Wolf Signs Budget Into Law (politicspa.com)

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 | thecentersquare.com

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

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

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

Penn State funding to stay mostly flat (mcall.com)

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

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

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

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

State budget to provide significant boost to NEPA school districts | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Pennsylvania cuts corporate net income taxes after 27 years – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

This Week in Pennsylvania: Vincent Hughes, Stephen Bloom (abc27.com)

Santarsiero swings for the fences with ‘assault weapons ban’ (goerie.com)

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 – lehighvalleylive.com

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

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

Wolf Vetoes Mastriano Poll Watcher Bill (politicspa.com)

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

Deana’s Law passes Pennsylvania Senate; awaits Governor’s signature (dailylocal.com)

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. – pennlive.com

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

Pennsylvania Senate Approves New Language on Abortion | Newsmax.com

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

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 – LevittownNow.com

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

Constitutional abortion amendment advances in Pennsylvania | The State

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

Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania transgender athlete bill (abc27.com)

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

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

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 (abc27.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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

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

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 | lancasteronline.com



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

Arrests fall 57% in Philadelphia (broadandliberty.com)

York County homicides 2022: Deadly year as current total equals 2021 (ydr.com)

90% of Harrisburg shooters don’t get arrested – pennlive.com

Opioid addiction treatment varies widely in Pennsylvania jails (inquirer.com)



PA Senate race: Fetterman bombards Oz over residency with airplane banner, returns to campaign trail (abc27.com)

Democrats look to quash differences amid growing voter anger (msn.com)

Shapiro vs Mastriano race to decide future of abortion in Pennsylvania (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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 (politicspa.com)

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

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



Pennsylvania’s climate rule paused until trial this fall | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

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

Why this conservative supports renewable energy | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Pa. certified nurse aide test deadline looms (mcall.com)

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


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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

RGII Pennsylvania: Court blocks Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions plan (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

States With Abortion Bans Risk Losing Their Economic Edge – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

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 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 (readingeagle.com)

Poconos real estate market experiencing ‘tight supply’ (poconorecord.com)

Chester police collect 153 guns through buybacks and seizures of illegal weapons (delcotimes.com)

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



Agencies respond as overdoses surge through Allegheny County | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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

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. (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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 | tribdem.com