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Legislature

Bills that fill jails are Harrisburg’s version of bipartisanship. We can do without it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Democrats walk out of Labor & Industry hearing on union reform bills (abc27.com)

Pa. Dems stage walkout of House hearing on bills tightening public sector labor laws | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

New limits would curtail lobbyist perks for Pa. lawmakers, but one leader could stand in the way · Spotlight PA

GOP lawmakers push for more say on PA’s air quality advisory board | WSKGWSKG

$1.7M in tax credits headed for 8 Lehigh Valley development projects – lehighvalleylive.com

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to allow concealed or open carrying of firearms without a permit | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Senate passes bill to protect energy choice options in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider dumping twice-a-year time changes | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

How Joanna McClinton’s evangelical upbringing shaped the way she works | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. Republicans file suit against PennDOT bridge tolling plan (abc27.com)

PA Lawmakers Make a Bipartisan Push to Legalize Games of Skill – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bill to allow permitless concealed carry of guns draws protesters on both sides | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House panel approves early literacy bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Take two: House to try again to bring sweeping changes to Pa. election laws – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania could become leader in studying ‘shrooms should new bill pass | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers near final vote on carrying concealed guns without permit amid claims debate has been silenced – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bipartisan bill aims to allow Pa. lifers a chance at parole – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Yudichak, Senate committee hold hearing on innovation economy | Business | standardspeaker.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. not following other states in opening COVID-19 boosters to all, will stick to CDC guidelines ‘at this time’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania COVID-19 cases surge 79%; state ranks 5th for spread (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Counties, Pharmacies Roll Out COVID Vaccines to DelVal Kids – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pfizer to share license for COVID-19 pill, potentially opening up treatment to millions in low-income nations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I wasn’t sure about getting my kids COVID vaccines — until they exposed Grandma to the virus | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Thousands of Pennsylvanians have had COVID-19 twice | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

Record demand by shoppers means America’s warehouses are filled to the brim. : NPR

Philly Shipyard wins $197M contract to build specialized offshore wind vessel – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Hiring, inflation, drive small business concerns – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Burnout and quit rates are rising. Here’s how businesses can attack the problems. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Why state personal income is up from pre-pandemic levels, despite less aid | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

I’ve led two of the nation’s largest police departments. Here are six steps to make law enforcement fairer and more equitable. | Rebuilding Philly (inquirer.com)

Labor leader, council member convicted in corruption trial | WITF

John Dougherty, Bobby Henon guilty in bribery trial verdict (inquirer.com)

Dispatches from Philly jails describe filth, hunger, violence and despair (inquirer.com)

Differing treatment of police and Delco teens shows culture of racial discrimination | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Scranton Police Department receives $80,000-plus grant | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County prison head presents “reality check” on needs | Times Leader

 

Education

U.S. higher education sees flurry of entrepreneurial activity with new startup colleges – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Superintendent testifying in Pa. school funding trial says his rural district is broke (inquirer.com)

Mom Who Was Booted From West Chester School Board Meeting Has Last Laugh – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lower Merion High School principal Sean Hughes remembered after fatal car crash (inquirer.com)

Scranton teachers union blames solicitor, chief recovery officer for lack of contract | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Penn State extends vaccine mandate to all campuses, including Hazleton | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

Community College of Philadelphia president Generals wins national award | Local News | phillytrib.com

Rosemont College inaugurates its 14th president in its 100 year history (mainlinemedianews.com)

Wattsburg students will learn at home through November (goerie.com)

Manheim Township school board votes to keep mask requirement; how long will it last? | Local News | lancasteronline.com

At Central Bucks, an indefensible defense of hate (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Jake Corman is in! Discusses race for governor with Dennis Owens (abc27.com)

Top state senator emphasizes experience in run for governor | WITF

Democrat Beto O’Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Election 2021 results in Pa. and N.J. shows voter turnout jumped in both parties (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

SEPTA faces possible strike in Philly suburbs (inquirer.com)

State advisory council to hear plan for low-altitude military training flights over Pennsylvania Wilds – pennlive.com

PennDOT soon will unveil $63M Market Street Bridge upgrade that could take up to a decade – pennlive.com

 

Health

Why Aduhelm, a new Alzheimer’s treatment, isn’t reaching many patients : Short Wave : NPR

Black Americans in Pa. more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer, report finds (abc27.com)

 

State News

Auditor general says some people are taking advantage of the Pa. Lottery system (abc27.com)

Auditor: Lottery needs broader authority to look for fraud | WITF

Pa. to get billions for roads, bridges, public transport from infrastructure package (abc27.com)

Pa.’s Brian Fitzpatrick explains why he supported Biden’s infrastructure bill. Now he’s facing backlash from some fellow Republicans. (inquirer.com)

‘It shouldn’t matter who benefits politically’: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick explains why he supported Biden’s infrastructure bill. Now he’s facing backlash from some fellow Republicans – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa.’s share of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal won’t arrive for a while | WITF

 

National News

Alex Jones, Infowars found liable by default in Connecticut defamation case : NPR

Native Americans without clean drinking water get help from infrastructure bill : NPR

Steve Bannon surrendered to federal authorities for contempt of Congress : NPR

Rittenhouse jurors to begin deliberations as closing arguments conclude | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AT&T must to cut its ties with far-right OANN News | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Wawa convenience store chain coming closer to Harrisburg – pennlive.com

Scranton’s proposed 2022 budget holds taxes steady | News | thetimes-tribune.com

McAdoo won’t see tax increase in 2022 | News | standardspeaker.com

This is how Pennsylvania will benefit from the infrastructure bill (readingeagle.com)

Lower Merion moves to give volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel 100 percent property tax credit – Mainline Media News

Hunger in Erie County is rising, Second Harvest Food Bank says (goerie.com)

Bensalem approves Hub development for former Armstrong school site (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A chance to clean up Bucks County’s most contaminated toxic waste sites (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Infrastructure bill could give a big boost to region – Daily Local

Middletown Township appeals ruling on Mariner East pipeline records – Daily Local

County officials launch partnership to end homelessness – Daily Local

Phoenixville green energy project one of two to win national prize – Daily Local

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh schools — facing systemic problems — are at a critical juncture, education group report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-based battery technology researchers and manufacturers look to grants in Biden’s infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto introduces permanent Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto proposes legislation to require e-signatures, ‘socially responsible’ procurement practices | TribLIVE.com

Peduto proposes incorporating electric car charging into city construction, renovation projects | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Public Servants March Together for Veterans Day Parade | Philadelphia Public Record (phillyrecord.com)

Philadelphia-area home sales continued to drop in October as prices remain on the rise – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Inflation nation hits Philly | Business Weekly Newsletter (inquirer.com)

Ken Scott receives honors for contributions to science | Business | phillytrib.com

Planning for a $15 million rec center begins with board game in Fairhill | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Biden signs historic $1 trillion infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘America is moving again’: Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill, bringing billions to Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Here’s what’s included in the bipartisan infrastructure law | WITF

Biden and Xi talk for three hours trying to compete without conflict : NPR

At virtual summit with China’s Xi Jinping, Biden stressed competition, not conflict (inquirer.com)

Gasoline prices are surging. Can Biden actually do something about it? | WITF