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Legislature

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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)

 

Education

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)

 

Elections/Politics

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

 

Environment

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

 

Transportation

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

 

Health

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

 

Pitt

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)

 

Philly

PHILADELPHIA SHERIFF ROCHELLE BILAL AND SENATOR STREET HOST COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SUMMIT WITH PA CRIME PREVENTION CAUCUS – Globe Times (swglobetimes.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

 

Washington

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