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

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 (

Pennsylvania legislature approves a new home repair assistance program | WITF

New laws taking effect in Pennsylvania (

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

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

New Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars (

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

Gov. Wolf signs new election ballot printing law (

New Pennsylvania law targets illegal ATVs, dirt bikes (

Wolf, Pennsylvania nursing homes come to agreement to boost staff (

Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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 |

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

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

House Select Committee on Restoring Law & Order Takes Shape – DV Journal (

PA House committee formed to consider Philly DA’s impeachment (

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

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

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

Editorial: Change to fireworks law would be better than nothing (

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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



Midstate industries still feeling pressure from lack of labor (

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



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 (

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

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

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

Pennsylvania needs to stop prosecuting children as adults | Opinion (



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 (

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

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

Controversy over trans-athlete students ahead of Hempfield school board meeting (

Susquehanna Township School Board reinstates Indians mascot (

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

See if your Berks school district raised your taxes (

Dallas adding two armed officers to school campus | Education |

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



Greenwood, Snyder Create “Republicans4Shapiro” PAC (

Abortion, voting, climate: What bipartisan compromise could look like (

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

Greenwood, Snyder Create “Republicans4Shapiro” PAC (

John Fetterman’s fund-raising broke a record in Pennsylvania’s Senate race (

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

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

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



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

Commonwealth Court issues injunction blocking Wolf’s RGGI move (

Pennsylvania appeals court order blocking climate plan | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Dover solar farm project facing opposition despite amendments (

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

Schuylkill River Greenway launching $5M fund drive (



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

Wild announces $5 million grant for LV International Airport (



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

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 (

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 (

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


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 (


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 |

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 (

Harbor Village residential/commercial community planned in Harborcreek (

COVID policy at heart of open records legal fight in Bucks County (

Mayor picks former city police chief William Heim for top city manager job (

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

Leonard Lightner steps down as Allentown chief operating officer (

Scranton School District challenges apartment complex tax-exempt status | News |



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 (

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

Local agencies respond as overdoses surge in Allegheny County – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania board overseeing Philadelphia’s finances gets extended for 25 years (

Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

Landlords expected to raise rents due to city reassessment | Local News |

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

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



2030 census interference could be prevented by House bill : NPR

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

Biden celebrates new gun law, says more has to be done (

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