Senators ask for $30M to replace schools’ lead pipes | Education | theprogressnews.com

Senate Dems Discuss Impacts of Generative AI at Policy Hearing | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

Democrats urge feds to update banking ‘red flags’ on legal marijuana businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s Senate approves millions for universities and schools, but rejects House priorities | Centre Daily Times

Funding for Pa. state-related universities passes Legislature – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate committee advances bill strengthening penalty for school swatting | Don’t Miss This | meadvilletribune.com

Pa. Senate passes bill cracking down on organized retail theft – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania House OKs $1.8 billion pension boost for government and public school retirees | The Olympian

Pennsylvania lawmakers react to passing university funding (wtaj.com)

Pennsylvania House committee passes bill to prevent courts from cooperating with other states’ anti-abortion laws – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

House OKs jobless benefits for striking workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fight over tax money for private school tuition snags education funding bill again – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrat Donna Petrecco launches campaign for House seat being vacated by Galloway – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


UAW ratifies 5-year contract with Mack Trucks | Florida | thecentersquare.com

Saucon Valley School District to pay $200,000 to Satanic Temple | WITF

Rite Aid announces 22 more store closings including 3 in Pa. – pennlive.com


Vaccine trust plunges in U.S., with misinformation drowning out truth: survey – pennlive.com 

Covid-19 treatments to enter market with hefty price tag | TribLIVE.com 


Head-on tractor-trailer crash kills central Pa. woman: state police – pennlive.com

Pa. family tied up and assaulted while 4-year-old watched: reports – pennlive.com

8 Teens Charged With Murder in Beating Death of 17-Year-Old Schoolmate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Mother of 6-Year-Old Who Shot Teacher in Virginia Is Sentenced to 21 Months – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Education Department opens school probes over alleged antisemitism, Islamophobia : NPR

State Senate unanimously approves Martin’s study of school safety and security programs | PA Power and Policy | #schoolsaftey | National Cyber Security Consulting

State universities secure funding, with a catch | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Students Are Missing School at an Alarming Rate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. school district settles Satan Club lawsuit for $200K, ACLU says – pennlive.com


IFO: Silver tsunami threatens state coffers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Honda, OSU, taxpayer partnership comes when EV plans slowed | Ohio | thecentersquare.com

Drivers thankful as gas prices continue to drop – every day since mid-September – pennlive.com

Convictions for driving past school bus stop arms up 47% | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Automakers hitting brakes on electric vehicles for all | Michigan | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

PA gun control legislation awaits Senate consideration · Spotlight PA

Gun safety measures head to Pa. House over GOP objections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New York gun law has residents flocking to Pennsylvania for ammunition | ABC27


BioPhy launches AI platform with $4.5M funding round led by Chelsea Clinton’s VC firm – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

State News

Gov. Josh Shapiro appoints new members to Pennsylvania charter school appeals board (inquirer.com)

PA Gov. Shapiro signs off on bill cracking down on disclosure requirements for state-funded universities | Pop Culturely

Everything you need to know about LIHEAP – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s election audit starts with a roll of the dice – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Companies behind Mariner East II pipeline paid $42 million in fines | WITF

Immigrant workers continue to push for the right to drive legally | WITF

Latino entrepreneurship on the rise in Pa. | WITF

Feds take over corruption case against embattled Pa. city manager | WITF

National News

Attempt to kill Biden student debt relief plan tied to income fails in U.S. Senate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden Signs Spending Bill, Staving Off a Government Shutdown – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Amtrak Train Derails in Michigan After Hitting Vehicle on Tracks – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Surprise! Los Angeles Freeway to Reopen Next Week, Newsom Says. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

C.T.E. Study Finds That Young Football Players Are Getting the Disease – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A’s Will Finally Turn Out the Lights on Pro Sports in Oakland – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Dauphin County jail needs more staff, better training, consultant says – pennlive.com


Morning Roundup: Pitt police investigate air soft gun assaults; 1 injured in North Versailles crash | TribLIVE.com

Ahead of Light Up Night, Downtown Pittsburgh is declared ‘safe and secure’ by officials | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carrick apartment complex for seniors seen as key to ‘community renaissance’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Key records at the heart of Fern Hollow Bridge court fight | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


UniverSoul gives performance at school | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly police to get 5% raise as part of one-year contract extension | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia City Council reviews 911 system deficiencies | Local News | phillytrib.com

Free Library Foundation hires first executive director | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Veterans Village seeks to curb veteran homelessness by being ‘a template’ | Local News | phillytrib.com


Senate votes to pass funding bill and avoid government shutdown. Here’s the final vote tally. – CBS New York (cbsnews.com)

Pennsylvania’s Senate race was already big. Joe Manchin just made it huge. | News | standardspeaker.com

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Casey promotes fentanyl crackdown legislation in Kensington | Local News | phillytrib.com

New report from Sen. Bob Casey outlines impact of ‘greedflation’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)