Pa. state senator gets $1K a month ‘stipend’ for GOP campaign effort | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers give alcohol-serving restaurants boost on outdoor seating, but future of drinks-to-go is unclear – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania Democrats Aim to Strengthen Environmental Justice (theepochtimes.com)

Legislation would expand solar power access – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans blast Wolf administration’s role in private election grant process | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

DVJ Delegation Report Card, Oct. 29: RGGI, Energy and Unwilling Workers – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Legislators React to Shapiro’s Break With Dems on RGGI – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa.’s elections are secure. Lawmakers need to stop trying to scare voters | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Senate Approves Another Telemedicine Bill – LexBlog

Why a gift ban bill for Pa. lawmakers doesn’t go far enough, critics say (theintell.com)

Why is Josh Shapiro skeptical of a state initiative to limit carbon from power plants? | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Public policy must change to protect pregnant women and new moms (ydr.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID’s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years (abc27.com)

FDA delaying decision on Moderna shot for 12- to 17-year-olds (abc27.com)

Parents should be patient about getting COVID vaccines for kids, White House says | WITF

Pa. closer to providing COVID vaccines for children ages 5-11 – Daily Local

Penn State opens COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption process to employees | WITF

The COVID-19 pandemic has now killed 5 million people around the world : NPR

West Virginia: First to worst in COVID-19 vaccine efforts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Public safety crisis’: Law enforcement leaders encourage vaccines as covid becomes top killer of police | TribLIVE.com



SBA sets all-time lending record. Here’s where the money went. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

How Sol Trujillo is trying to change the narrative on Latinos in the business world – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA awards $100M in coveted Community Navigator grants. Here’s who got the money. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How racial segregation holds back the economy (inquirer.com)

Women’s business ownership growing; still face different challenges | TribLIVE.com

US prisons face staff shortages as officers quit amid COVID | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Restaurants are paying more. Many still can’t fill jobs. (readingeagle.com)

Labor ‘militancy’ is on the rise in Philly. Workers and experts explain #Striketober | Local News | phillytrib.com

Poll: Americans sour on economy amid inflation woes | News | tribdem.com



In Wake of SEPTA Rape, Should PA Pass a ‘Bad Samaritan’ Law? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

SEPTA Rape: What we know and don’t know about the case and police’s claims (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Becomes First Major City to Pass Anti-‘Driving While Black’ Law – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Central Pa. police officers fired for turning in fake COVID-19 vaccination cards: report – pennlive.com

The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bill Cosby juror hopes to define consent in Pennsylvania law (inquirer.com)



Bucks Students Weigh In On Vaccine Mandates – The Centurion (bucks-news.com)

Catching Up! A Chat with 2005 BASH Grad now PA State Senator Amanda Cappelletti by B Inspired (anchor.fm)

Some are trying to turn our school boards into battlegrounds. Don’t let them | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Plan is withdrawn for arts charter school at former Reading Central Catholic High School (readingeagle.com)

Poverty, violence contribute to college retention in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Kids need classroom learning. Classrooms new quality air filtration (theintell.com)



Pennsylvania elections officials brace for 2021 vote in toxic political climate (inquirer.com)

Department of State urges voters to know their rights at the polls | Times Leader

Bradley Vasoli: Pennsylvania conservatives see do-or-die election for statewide judges this fall (broadandliberty.com)

Judge Expected to Rule Monday on Request to Sequester Problematic Delco Ballots – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Competition Heats Up for Bucks County Controller, the Fiscal Watchdog – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

More than a mayoral race on the ballot for Election Day | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Group Editorial: Readers in the Poconos support use of ballot boxes (poconorecord.com)

New polling sites listed; county ready for election, Crocamo says | Election | citizensvoice.com

Voter registration: Margin between Erie County Democrats and GOP tightens (goerie.com)

Adam Kinzinger says GOP is plagued with ‘lies of conspiracy, of dishonesty’ – pennlive.com

What is ‘Let’s Go Brandon’? How the phrase became code for insulting Joe Biden – pennlive.com

Berks County misfires again on election date, this time in letter to poll workers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Here’s why the other 48 states care who’s governor of Virginia and New Jersey | WITF

Following Trump, Republicans push for more poll watchers : NPR

The partisan divide over voting rights, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: Delaware County will test Democrats’ suburban dominance (poconorecord.com)

Two Pa. swing counties’ elections could offer clues for the year ahead | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Coal is making a comeback. Supplies are so scarce that Pa.’s and N.J.’s electric grid operator is worried. (inquirer.com)

Climate change is raising energy bills, especially among those who can least afford it | Opinion (inquirer.com)

CARUSO: Why PA Can’t Afford to Be Next in the EV Mandate Plague – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Despite their climate pledges, the U.S. and others export huge amounts of fossil fuels | WITF

Americans in climate-threatened regions, including Pa., anxious for solutions from world summit – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

No climate deal for Biden as he joins global allies at critical UN conference – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How Much Are Countries Pledging to Reduce Emissions? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Coral reefs mirror oceans’ health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Public hearings scheduled for PennDOT’s toll expansion plan | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Scheduled flights from Philadelphia International Airport drop by 21% as holiday season approaches – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Rolling stops planned this week on I-81 and I-78 in Lebanon County: PennDOT – pennlive.com



The rise syphilis in the U.S reflects neglect of long-term public health funding : Shots – Health News : NPR


State News

Transparency, communication are necessary best practices, especially when billions of dollars are involved [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

New Pride collective enters partnership with GALAEI; former Pride director honored in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National Christmas Tree begins voyage from Pennsylvania to DC (abc27.com)

Pa. State Treasury: $7.7M owed to Pennsylvanians with ‘scary monikers’ (abc27.com)

The Top 5 Ways Biden’s domestic agenda helps Pa. kids, families, workers | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Family-owned forests define Pa.’s landscape. Can they cash in on the carbon in their trees? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How do staffs at PSERS and SERS pension plans play the market? The public can’t find out. (inquirer.com)

Letter: Pa. voters want better health protections from pollution (poconorecord.com)

State-record walleye possible after Connellsville man catches huge fish (ydr.com)

Mike Kelly ethics probe: What’s next for the six-term congressman? (goerie.com)


National News

Lawmakers examine social media’s role in violent extremism | ABC27

Supreme Court to hear case on New York’s gun permit law, with many other states waiting to see the outcome – pennlive.com

Obama helps induct Jay-Z into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : NPR

Here’s what’s at stake in Texas abortion case before U.S. Supreme Court | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments on Texas Abortion Law – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Desperate for Housing Options, Communities Turn to Ballot Initiatives – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘When do we get to use the guns?’ The life-or-death stakes of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Digging out of consumer debt: Millions of Americans struggle under the weight of personal debt | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

C.F. Martin & Company dedicates new warehouse – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Wally Nunn: Delaware County’s spending spree will have devastating results in years to come. (broadandliberty.com)

New Pride collective enters partnership with GALAEI; former Pride director honored in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Nacero project 2 years in the making; more work to be done | Times Leader

Public forum planned on potential Scranton payroll tax swap | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Developer outlines 30-year plan to redevelop Bala Plaza sites – Mainline Media News

Radnor approves stipend for volunteer firefighters – Mainline Media News

Lake Williams Dam to be rebuilt; Water Street to close permanently (ydr.com)

With Katz’s help, Erie readies for investment and growth (goerie.com)

A group of notorious white nationalists met secretly in historic Lancaster County barn last year. Why here? | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

PUC to take 7 months to review proposed 21% rate hike for suburban Lancaster water users | Local Business | lancasteronline.com



Gainey, Moreno talk crime, COVID-19 in final mayoral debate before Tuesday’s election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh mayor announces death of his older brother | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Etna’s new park 10 years in the making | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 development projects bring $27M in affordable housing units to East Liberty | TribLIVE.com

GOP Allegheny County Council candidate Joe Wise passes away | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)




‘People deserve equitable care’: New Philly center focuses on providing health equity – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DHL opens new Philadelphia-area shipping facilities in Sharon Hill and South Jersey (inquirer.com)

Ala Stanford withdraws name from consideration as Philly health commissioner (inquirer.com)

Philly voters will decide whether to keep a 1950s anti-corruption rule that some say limits diversity among city workers (inquirer.com)

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier aims to protect University City Townhomes | Local News | phillytrib.com

Developers eye Germantown YWCA | Local News | phillytrib.com



President Biden meets with Pope Francis, world leaders before G20 (abc27.com)

Biden slashes trillions from Build Back Better plan (abc27.com)

Law­mak­ers scrutinized for ‘lav­ish’ spend­ing on resorts, high-end restaurants and limousines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Paid family leave’s demise could fuel it later | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says she has covid-19 | TribLIVE.com