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State Senator Katie Muth (Democratic Policy Chair) | FOX43 Capitol Beat – YouTube

Sources: Penguins in ‘advanced talks’ to sell team to Fenway Sports Group | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate Dems Discuss Worker Misclassification Issues at Policy Hearing – NewsBreak

Bill ending concealed carry gun permit requirement passes (

Legislation to allow concealed carry without permit heads to Wolf for certain veto | Pennsylvania |

Polarizing bill to eliminate permits for concealed carry moves in House (

State dept. could be nixed from advertising constitutional amendments | City & State PA (

Seven new bills Gov. Wolf signed, including new state holidays (

Pa. woman advocates for syringe service legislation to pass in memory of son (

Thanks to prices going up, Pennsylvania state officials, lawmakers and judges will be getting big pay raises starting in two weeks – The Morning Call (

State officials, lawmakers and judges get big 2022 pay raise | WITF

Lawmakers try anew to toughen penalty for repeat DUI drivers | WITF

As Pennsylvania’s GOP gets more conservative, labor unions are back in the crosshairs | WITF

Voters are cynical? The Pa. House didn’t help this week | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

New Pa. House lawmaker, Rep. Thom Welby, takes oath of office – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gov. Wolf signs bill championed by local lawmaker to honor first responders (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Walensky: COVID cases ‘markedly lower’ with booster shot | ABC27

Lancaster seeing sharp rise in COVID hospitalizations ahead of holiday season (

Doctors vow to fight ‘dangerous’ lies about COVID-19 spread by health care professionals –

Biden administration will invest billions to expand coronavirus vaccine manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. court says school mask order will expire Dec. 4, but health secretary could impose new requirement (

Health commissioner concerned about possible coronavirus surge | Health |



Malls across America face uncertain future as e-commerce, Covid-19 pandemic push many to the brink – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Deere & Co. workers approve the latest contract offer and will end their strike : NPR

PA-Sen: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) Joins Kutztown U. Food Service Workers Rally To Unionize (

Appalachian Regional Commission grants $1.5 million to Pennsylvania to help substance users re-enter workforce | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC employee walkout won’t include hospitals outside Pittsburgh, union spokesman says | News |



Pennsylvania teen had his hands up when killed by State Police, new videos show · Spotlight PA

Pa. school nurse stabbed in back by hostage-taking bus aide –

Monroe County DA declined to refer Hall case to AG’s office (



The School Board Wars, Part 1 – The New York Times (

Strike to continue with Scranton teachers, district close on salaries but clashing on concessions | Education |

‘Do right by our children or find new jobs’: Education advocates call for fair school funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania’s 2020 college graduates ranked No. 3 in U.S. for debt, new report finds – Philadelphia Business Journal (

University of Pennsylvania commits $750M to STEM hiring, capital projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania teacher reads ‘Of Mice and Men’ to class, gets hit with fed complaint for racial slur | Today in Pa. –

A Lancaster County school district went too far when it expelled a student over memes, Pa. Supreme Court rules – The Morning Call (

Court sides with expelled student over memes deemed a threat | WITF

At D.C. rally, parents GOP lawmakers vow nat’l push to get critical race theory out of schools – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Instead of hiring one new Philly school superintendent, hire several | Opinion (

Abington Heights School Board hires new superintendent | Education |

Central Bucks teachers, community demand resignation of Doylestown official over mailer (



Fetterman, Lamb and Pa. Democrats face big challenges in 2022 U. S. Senate race | John Baer –

County begins recount of state judge race | News |

Pundits Look Ahead to 2022 Midterms – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania House Republicans threaten to remove Lehigh County elections board unless it rescinds acceptance of undated ballots – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania undated mail ballots: Why they should not be counted – The Morning Call (

Campaign finance reform: Allentown rejects bill regulating how much city candidates can accept – The Morning Call (

Luzerne County ended up with 30.57% voter turnout Nov. 2 | Times Leader



Environmental Activists Ask Biden Admin. to Stop LNG Trains Rolling Through Philly – DV Journal (



D&L Trail in Lehigh Valley to be connected with help from $21 million grant – The Morning Call (

National study: Pennsylvania road conditions, spending rank 39th in the nation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



‘Smallpox’ vials found in Pennsylvania lab freezer – The Morning Call (

The most profitable Philadelphia-area ambulatory surgical centers in fiscal 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Overdose deaths in the U.S. top 100,000 for the first time : NPR

Author Sam Quinones writes fentanyl and methamphetamine are dominating streets today | Smart Talk (

Debate: Are e-cigarettes beneficial to public health? | Pro/Con (

Drug overdose deaths are increasing in the U.S., including in Berks County. (

Hamot/Saint Vincent wait times: Erie County ERs report longer patients waits (


State News

Meuser delivers Republicans’ weekly address from Berks | Berks Regional News |

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick details infrastructure bill impact on Pennsylvania (

Care package items needed for deployed Pennsylvania troops during holiday season (

Pennsylvania casinos bring in $426 million in revenue, the state’s highest monthly total ever – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Snapshots from City & State PA’s Forty Under 40 awards | City & State PA (

Treasurer unveils website to let public see when state spends beyond its budget (

Pennsylvania ranked 19 for worst drivers, study shows (

Pa. city ranked as one of the most sleep-deprived in the U.S., says study –

Garrity Joins Other State Financial Officers in Opposition to Biden Nominee – DV Journal (

Pa. DEP to study raising oil and gas well plugging bonds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry elected leader of Freedom Caucus. Why it matters (

Deer processors prepare for statewide buck and doe season (

One of many bear seasons starts Saturday in Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania lawmakers must act now to protect animals from cruelty (


National News

More federal money offered to help people with winter heat and utility costs –

Infrastructure Law: Why high-speed broadband is essential as water & electricity | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charges : NPR

Child tax credit is an investment in the nation’s future | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Florida Curtails Coronavirus Mandates, Reflecting Wishes of Vaccine Skeptics – The New York Times (

Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge to declare mistrial over video | Across America |

Can we change the way we hold public meetings to increase engagement? (


Local News

Woodland Hills School District to launch gun buyback program – WPXI

Hay Creek pedestrian bridge opens at Birdsboro Waters Preserve (

Franklin County’s new $67 million Judicial Center celebrates opening (

Bush House Hotel in Quakertown closed, borough declares building “unfit for habitation” | The Bucks County Herald

Susquehanna River contamination is getting worse, and Harrisburg’s sewer system is being blamed –

Geisinger begins constructing $110 million medical office building and parking garage | Business |

Reading School Board considering a role in a land bank (

American chestnut tree faces blight and new disease identified in Erie County (

Falls mobile home park becomes community of second chances (

Chamber launches effort to save Jennersville Hospital (

Phoenixville eyes 8.6% tax hike in 2022 (



Unions, Dems say $1T infrastructure bill a boost for region; GOP says there’s pork in there | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh finalizes city energy plan to help tackle climate change | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Woodland Hills School Board votes to fire superintendent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools may reinstate controversial student discipline policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘As good as you can get’: Penguins sale to Boston Red Sox owner could boost the team and its fans, experts say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council considers ordinance to reduce traffic stops for minor violations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Black clergy members frustrated over lack of repairs to recreation center (

Built by Philly: Website offers support for entrepreneurs of color – WHYY

Philly suburb appeals ruling on gas pipeline records (

Biden infrastructure bill could reconnect Chinatown – WHYY

Pennsylvania hearing focuses on Philadelphia refinery cleanup efforts | State |

Hilco adds execs to team overseeing Philadelphia refinery project – Philadelphia Business Journal (

‘Courtesy’ towing claims more victims during filming of Adam Sandler’s ‘Hustle’ (

Black pastors from Philly will stand in solidarity with Ahmaud Arbery’s family in Georgia and that’s a good thing | Jenice Armstrong (

Ryan Boyer first Black leader of Building Trades Council after John Dougherty guilty verdict (

I wake up every day knowing that I will have to watch another Black man take his last breath. And over what? | Opinion (

As killings surge in Philadelphia, city considers $500,000 package to move residents threatened by violence | Local News |

Banning second jobs, publicly financing campaigns: How Philly Council could prevent corruption | Local News |



Biden’s ‘Old School’ Politics: Blame Big Oil for Gas Price Surge – DV Journal (

House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke | News |