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Legislature

Pennsylvania’s 2022-23 budget signed by Gov. Tom Wolf (poconorecord.com)

New Pa. budget adds $30 million to film incentive program: ‘We’re extremely pleased’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. gives AIU nearly $500K to support STEM education in underserved communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf and Pa.’s remarkable budget turnaround | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania legislature approves a new home repair assistance program | WITF

New laws taking effect in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Wolf OKs bill for PA National Guard to provide cybersecurity training to local governments – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf vetoes bid to block all-electric building codes (abc27.com)

New Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (abc27.com)

Drivers will need to clear snow, ice within 24 hours of a storm under new Pa. law – pennlive.com

Gov. Wolf signs new election ballot printing law (abc27.com)

New Pennsylvania law targets illegal ATVs, dirt bikes (abc27.com)

Wolf, Pennsylvania nursing homes come to agreement to boost staff (abc27.com)

Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Long-term care gets $515 million bump in Pa.’s budget in response to warnings of nursing home closures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More oversight for Pennsylvania nursing home staffing agencies in the pipeline | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania is looking at a $250 million investment in long-term care – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

House GOP offensive against Krasner advances as members named to committee – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

House Select Committee on Restoring Law & Order Takes Shape – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA House committee formed to consider Philly DA’s impeachment (abc27.com)

Two Philly Dems, three suburban Republicans named to Pa. House panel investigating Krasner – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Proposed amendments include abortion question | News, Sports, Jobs – Altoona Mirror

Kinkead cosponsoring bill to protect out-of-state abortion seekers | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Editorial: Change to fireworks law would be better than nothing (dailylocal.com)

Senate confirms 2 lawyers for Lancaster County judicial vacancies; oaths expected soon | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Covid-era surge in new businesses shows disparities in financing – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The omicron BA.5 variant is driving COVID reinfections across the U.S. : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

Midstate industries still feeling pressure from lack of labor (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps help fill labor gap at state park in Schuylkill County | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Crime/Punishment

5 takeaways from our event on Pennsylvania’s flawed police hiring database · Spotlight PA

Rising gun violence against pregnant women of color in Philly is taking a toll (inquirer.com)

Shapiro, state AGs, back feds’ effort to close ‘ghost gun loophole’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democratic state attorneys general, nearly two dozen, support new federal gun rule | California | thecentersquare.com

Former Philly policer officer who won sexual harassment suit will inspire other victims to speak up | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania needs to stop prosecuting children as adults | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Several Chester County school districts to receive boost in state funding – Daily Local

New Philly school board members want to be advocates for students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How sex education is (and isn’t) being taught in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Education Law Center scrutinizes Hempfield School District sex-based distinction athletics policy | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Controversy over trans-athlete students ahead of Hempfield school board meeting (abc27.com)

Susquehanna Township School Board reinstates Indians mascot (abc27.com)

Susquehanna Twp. school board votes to reinstate Indians as mascot – pennlive.com

See if your Berks school district raised your taxes (readingeagle.com)

Dallas adding two armed officers to school campus | Education | citizensvoice.com

Educator database with 2021-22 teacher salaries and other data now available online | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

Greenwood, Snyder Create “Republicans4Shapiro” PAC (politicspa.com)

Abortion, voting, climate: What bipartisan compromise could look like (inquirer.com)

DNC ads warn voters that GOP wants nationwide abortion ban – Delco Times

Greenwood, Snyder Create “Republicans4Shapiro” PAC (politicspa.com)

John Fetterman’s fund-raising broke a record in Pennsylvania’s Senate race (inquirer.com)

With new state legislative maps, Pa. communities of color can elect leaders that represent them | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Trump Loses Support of Half of GOP Voters, Poll Finds – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Many Democrats would prefer another candidate than Biden, poll shows | TribLIVE.com

 

Environment

With injunction, a resolution to RGGI in Pennsylvania still far off | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Commonwealth Court issues injunction blocking Wolf’s RGGI move (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Dover solar farm project facing opposition despite amendments (abc27.com)

Climate change is making flooding worse: 3 reasons the world is seeing more | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Schuylkill River Greenway launching $5M fund drive (readingeagle.com)

 

Transportation

‘Thou shalt not toll’: Pa. bridge-tolling proposal dead, GOP negotiates new public-private partnership rules with Wolf administration | State | standardspeaker.com

Wild announces $5 million grant for LV International Airport (poconorecord.com)

 

Health

Philadelphia created American obstetrics. Black women were exploited from the start. (inquirer.com)

As people travel to Pittsburgh from out-of-state for abortions, Black patients could be left out | WITF

Many states aren’t ready for calls to their mental health crisis lines : Shots – Health News : NPR

US stumbles in monkeypox response (abc27.com)

Monkeypox outbreak was avoidable and we ignored the warning signs, expert says : NPR

West Chester University student contracts monkeypox – Daily Local

Philadelphia International Medicine is shutting down after operating for 23 years – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Penn State Health completes construction on 341,000-square-foot medical center – pennlive.com

 

State News

Not all Pa. children will get free school meals this fall | WITF

Houlahan addresses inflation, gun violence and abortion rights at town hall (dailylocal.com)

 

National News

Yosemite’s Washburn Fire threatens Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias : NPR

Family of man hurt in police van seeks civil rights charges | Across America | phillytrib.com

NASA’s James Webb telescope reveals the universe as we’ve never seen it before | WITF

 

Local News

Years after Civil War, York surrendered a second time to Confederates (ydr.com)

Harbor Village residential/commercial community planned in Harborcreek (goerie.com)

COVID policy at heart of open records legal fight in Bucks County (theintell.com)

Mayor picks former city police chief William Heim for top city manager job (readingeagle.com)

This county in central Pa. is topping the charts as one of the best places to live – pennlive.com

Leonard Lightner steps down as Allentown chief operating officer (mcall.com)

Scranton School District challenges apartment complex tax-exempt status | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Heinz Field, home to Pittsburgh Steelers, to be renamed Acrisure Stadium | WITF

PennDOT still could have a private developer replace, maintain 9 bridges if it can find a way to pay for them | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh reacts to Heinz Field renaming with humor, free sandwiches | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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

Local agencies respond as overdoses surge in Allegheny County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Philly

Pennsylvania board overseeing Philadelphia’s finances gets extended for 25 years (inquirer.com)

Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PlayStreets hires teens to run programs on Philly blocks, and trains them to respond to gunfire | Local News | phillytrib.com

Landlords expected to raise rents due to city reassessment | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney could be burned out. We can help | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Historic West Philly street, built with iconic Belgian paving stones, being torn up as SEPTA upgrades trolley tracks (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

2030 census interference could be prevented by House bill : NPR

Biden admin: Docs must offer abortion if mom’s life at risk | TribLIVE.com

Biden celebrates new gun law, says more has to be done (inquirer.com)

President Biden touts gun safety legislation, but many say he’s not doing enough : NPR

Pittsburgh survivors of gun violence attend Biden White House event on bipartisan gun law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden to discuss immigration, trade with Mexico’s president – Daily Local

The Jan. 6 Committee will focus on the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. : NPR

The next Jan. 6 committee hearing will focus on the role of QAnon and extremists | WITF