Pa. Senate backs bill to allow guns to be carried without permit | WITF

Pa. Senate backs legislation to allow guns to be carried without permit – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to allow concealed or open carrying of firearms without a permit – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. Senate OKs firearm legislation preempting local gun ordinances, expanding concealed carry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. State Senate Approves Two Bills That Would Allow People To Carry Guns Without Permit – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Sen. Comitta backs bills to combat sex assaults on campuses – Daily Local

As Veterans Day approaches, state lawmakers highlight new legislation to benefit Veterans | WHP (local21news.com)

Central Bucks Student Held Diwali Celebration, Honored By Senator | Doylestown, PA Patch

Activist Chat: Nikil Saval People Place Power podcast (player.fm)

Top Pa. House Republican wants to greatly expand lawmakers’ power over the governor, executive branch – pennlive.com

Republicans unveil new proposals to curb executive power | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Republicans in Pennsylvania eye new limits on gubernatorial powers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Top Pa. House Republican wants to greatly expand lawmakers’ power over the governor, executive branch · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania committee advances measure to ban private funding of elections | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Protesters rally at Pa. Capitol to oppose state and federal vaccine mandates (abc27.com)

‘Everybody needs to fight.’ Vaccine mandate foes protest at Pa. Capitol (ydr.com)

State Senate backs bill to allow guns to be carried without permit | News | tribdem.com

Legislators at work? One in 5 laws enacted in Pa. this year renamed a bridge (or road) – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House GOP renews its push to require post-election reviews – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly voters overwhelmingly want to legalize marijuana. Harrisburg should listen. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Boback offers details of support for veterans bill package | Times Leader

State Senate approves legislation to examine PennDOT’s highway maintenance funding formula | News | standardspeaker.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Nearly 1 million kids ages 5-11 will have their first COVID shots by the end of today : NPR

Filipino American caregivers reflect on COVID trauma and healing : Shots – Health News : NPR

Fox News Channel viewers more likely to believe COVID falsehoods, study finds (abc27.com)

Deadly partisan divide: Gap between COVID deaths in red vs. blue counties larger than ever (abc27.com)

Geisinger health care employees file lawsuit to prevent being fired for not getting COVID-19 tests – pennlive.com

Pfizer and BioNTech ask FDA to authorize COVID vaccine booster for people 18+ | WITF

Virtual town halls set by Montgomery County for child COVID vaccine offerings – Mainline Media News

PA officials urge seniors get vaccinated during visit to Bucks County center (theintell.com)

After weeks of declines, COVID-19 cases escalate in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

COVID vaccine clinics in Pa. and N.J. busy with boosters, kids under 12 (inquirer.com)



SBA awards more SVOG, EIDL funds, but the clock is ticking – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Congress ends ERC early with infrastructure passage – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Wabtec’s Erie workers to help build locomotives for Egyptian railroad (goerie.com)

Inflation probably sped up in October, dashing Washington’s hopes for a quick slowdown. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Second-hand economy goes mainstream as shoppers hit supply knots (inquirer.com)



County commissioners set to approve inmate transport plan as staff shortages persist at Lancaster County Prison | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Philadelphia prisons to resume limited in-person visits | Local News | phillytrib.com

South Abington Twp. supervisors signal openness to exploring regional police department | News | thetimes-tribune.com



PHL Inno – Drexel student’s AI marketing tech startup takes top prize at Startup Fest pitch competition (bizjournals.com)

Erie School Board to vote on new teachers’ contract. Here are the basics (goerie.com)

CCIU’s technical and education division gets $550,000 grant (dailylocal.com)

Pennsylvania school districts’ lawsuit over state funding heads to trial (dailylocal.com)

Pa. school districts’ lawsuit over funding process they call a ‘system of haves and have nots’ heads to trial – pennlive.com

Swarthmore College students, faculty launch Delco’s first homicide database | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Penn Hills police to increase presence at high school Wednesday following social media threat, freshman suspect nabbed | TribLIVE.com

Lieutenant governor calls on Scranton School District to negotiate fair contract with teachers | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



Pittsburgh and Allegheny County election results show new strength and opportunity for Black candidates | 90.5 WESA

Ballots are continuing to process across the Midstate even a week after election (abc27.com)

Citing Problems, Chester County GOP Chair Calls for Forensic Audit of 2021 Election – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Chester County GOP calls for audit of 2021 municipal elections (dailylocal.com)

York County 2021 general election results: How soon will they be in? (ydr.com)

As Northampton County verifies its votes, losing candidate Steve Lynch looks for fraud – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Parnell again denies hurting his sons as child-custody case continues | WITF

Parnell custody case wraps up; now in the hands of Butler County judge | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Poll: Young voters excited for 2022. Will they turn out for Dems again? | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dr. Oz Might Be Considering Running for Pennsylvania Senate Race | WHP 580 (iheart.com)

POLITICO Playbook: New reminders that this is not normal – POLITICO



Indigenous activists are united in a cause and making themselves heard at COP26 : NPR

Climate Solutions: taking us from ignorance to knowledge (ydr.com)

Tips for getting rid of the invasive lanternfly | TribLIVE.com



Jerry Wesner: The “New Normal” at PHL — will the airport economy lot ever reopen? (broadandliberty.com)

Snow plow drivers needed: PennDOT wants to hire hundreds before winter (ydr.com)

Replacing I-83 South Bridge could take years, cost $600 million and add toll booths: PennDOT – pennlive.com

PennDOT expects additional $4 billion over five years from infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT’s decision to continue pursuing bridge tolling despite federal road money rankles legislators | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Infrastructure bill offers U.S. the chance to catch up with China and the developed world | Trudy Rubin (inquirer.com)



FDA reports 100+ drug shortages nationwide (abc27.com)

Game plan for the future: Drug treatment, prevention teams learn from COVID-19 programs to battle substance abuse | Local News | tribdem.com

Nurse whistleblower says Aetna took Medicaid money and failed to provide care to poor children (inquirer.com)


State News

PSERS board may keep its own internal performance report private (inquirer.com)

A massive probe of Pa.’s largest pension fund is nearly done, but taxpayers may never know the results · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania to get $12.9 billion for highway, bridge projects from federal infrastructure package, Gov. Wolf says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Build Back Better Green Energy Plans May Hit PA Economy Hard – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania expects to get $13 billion for highway, bridge projects over five years – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Here’s how to solve Pa.’s intellectual disability funding crisis | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans highlights Philly’s benefits from infrastructure package | Local News | phillytrib.com

Why Pittsburgh Rep. Mike Doyle says Build Back Better must pass | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

State’s home care program has big problems, advocates say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Drug company settlement money coming soon, state attorney general says in Kingston visit | | standardspeaker.com


National News

CEO of McDonald’s apologizes after controversial texts about 2 slain children : NPR

NFL fines quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Packers over coronavirus protocols : NPR

Judge rules Trump can’t invoke executive privilege to block release of documents : NPR

Federal judge refuses Trump’s request to block Capitol breach records – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Breonna Taylor shooting: Myles Cosgrove appeals to get his job back : NPR

Prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial rest their case : NPR

Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Soldiers and Keeps Their Sacrifice Alive – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Split 7 Ways, Immigrant Neighborhood Seeks to Unify Its Political Power – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Casinos have best quarter ever; 2020 total exceeded already | WITF

Dynamic capitalism — not promising bigger government — solves problems (theintell.com)

Winter heating bills loom as the next inflation threat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Free breakfast for veterans set for Nov. 12 in Exton – Daily Local

Local officials speaking at a free breakfast for Exton veterans – Daily Local – Pennsylvania News Today

Lower Makefield adds 90 names to the Veterans Square monument to commemorate Operation Desert Storm’s anniversary – thereporteronline – Pennsylvania News Today

Ashe Reelected Despite Withdrawal From Norristown Area School Board – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

‘Ghost kitchens’ filling Erie County restaurants’ grills, registers (goerie.com)

Kip Allen ‘bled tartan’ for Edinboro and Edinboro University (goerie.com)

Erie firefighters: Grant help paying for new breathing apparatus (goerie.com)

Delaware County Council hires zero waste consultant to craft 10-year solid waste plan (delcotimes.com)

These are the top building projects in the Lancaster County area, winning 2021 construction awards [map] | Home & Garden | lancasteronline.com

Allentown is trying to recoup thousands of dollars retired workers owe for health insurance – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State College Borough Council appoints nine inaugural members to Community Oversight Board | WITF

Montgomery County authorizes 2022 insurance coverage for employees, families – Mainline Media News

In Norristown, tents are seen as a solution to homelessness (inquirer.com)

Luzerne County IT director seeks $3.1M in funding | Times Leader

Vote by Wilkes-Barre City Council releases American Rescue Plan funds | Times Leader

BBerks drivers reminded to ‘Move Over’ for tow trucks and all roadside emergencies (readingeagle.com)

Reading introduced legislation to cover the gun buyback, the mayor’s car and holiday decorations (readingeagle.com)



Residents urge Allegheny County Council to revisit, pass fracking ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Veterans Day parade begins in Downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday morning | TribLIVE.com

Helping Pittsburgh be a place of belonging | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh artists speak about loss, stereotypes, and stigma due to mental illness | Health Issue | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh teen uses own experiences with anxiety and depression to help others | Health Issue | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Outdoor dining could become permanent in Philly — but only in certain areas (inquirer.com)

How the Philadelphia region will benefit from Biden’s infrastructure bill (inquirer.com)

Quinta Brunson to star as Philly public school teacher in new ABC comedy ‘Abbott Elementary’ | PhillyVoice

‘I wanted to better myself’: Philly DA’s resource program offering a path away from violence goes mobile – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Junkyard fire sends flames, smoke 100s of feet into sky | Local News | phillytrib.com



Congress’ new mandate to carmakers: Figure out a way to stop drunk driving : NPR

At the Willard and the White House, the Jan. 6 Panel Widens Its Net – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Congress passed the $1T infrastructure bill. So how does that money get spent? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)