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Senate GOP identifies vendor that will ‘conduct a thorough and impartial election investigation’ –

Wolf says he opposes Pa. House bill tightening rules on community bail funds | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Bipartisan Pennsylvania Senators Announce Medical Marijuana Home Grow Bill – Marijuana Moment

Thom Welby sworn in to state house |

Constitutional amendments to limit gubernatorial power advance in Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

Medical Marijuana patients may soon be able to grow plants at home (

Pa. lawmakers ready bipartisan home-grow bill for medical marijuana users | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Wolf says he opposes Pa. House bill tightening rules on community bail funds | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pennsylvania Democrats condemn Republican threat to remove Lehigh County elections board – The Morning Call (

The Pa. House could vote on broad election law changes as soon as next month | WITF

Pa. Rep. Keller pushes effort to nullify Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for business – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. can build a clean electric vehicle future. Wolf, lawmakers must embrace it | Marc Stier – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The state House passed new DUI laws Wednesday 168-32 (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

F.D.A. Authorizes Coronavirus Booster Shots for All Adults – The New York Times (

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters for all adults; CDC still must OK | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Should schools mandate COVID vaccines? Not so fast, some experts say : NPR

Court orders OSHA to not enforce business vax requirement | ABC27

COVID-19 cases climbing once again in Pa., and most hospital patients are unvaccinated | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly needs a stricter vaccine mandate for city employees | Editorial (

COVID-19 case upticks in Cambria County, state continue as Thanksgiving nears | Coronavirus |



Wyndham Philadelphia hotel workers protest ahead of contract negotiations | PhillyVoice

SBA proposals could open loan, contracting door to tens of thousands of businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (

The Great Resignation continues. These states saw the most workers quit. – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Could U.S. follow Portugal where bosses can’t call, email or text workers after business hours? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet hosts nationwide hiring event to fill over 3,000 job openings (

UPMC workers go on one-day strike demanding better wages and right to unionize | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Several dozen UPMC workers demand right to unionize in 1-day walkout against health giant |

Supply chain disruptions have left Philadelphia-area business scrambling for workarounds (

Holiday shortages hitting stores | Business |

U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000 – Delco Times

United States Postal Service works to avoid repeat of disastrous 2020 holiday season as businesses adjust their shipping plans | Local News |

CVS Health to close hundreds of drugstores – Daily Local



Three years in solitary confinement: An open letter from the Allegheny Co. Jail | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Hazleton police secures new crime fighting tool | News |

West Reading police chief to leave after less than 6 months on the job (

Glenn Granitz leaving West Reading police chief job after 6 months – The Morning Call (

Searches, pleas and hopes for kidnapped sisters end with their deaths, along with father and accomplice –

Activists, community leaders react to unredacted footage of Hall (



HUTCHINS: Finding True Equality in the Classroom, What Is the Answer? – DV Journal (

As 6 Pa. state-owned universities are merged, what will happen to the cost for students? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

My school created a new curriculum integrating vaccine education. Others should follow our lead. | Opinion (

Anti-maskers accuse Crestwood board of communism; meeting adjourned | Times Leader

Teachers, parents call for contract, improvements to Scranton School District at town hall meeting | Education |

Official in Central Bucks address “hateful” comments from Nov. 9 meeting (

Bilingual education is an essential tool for our students (



The influence of the Latino vote in Pennsylvania is only growing | City & State PA (

Matthew Rink: Davis calls for ‘new era’ of cooperation, and other observations (

Josh Shapiro frames himself ‘the fighter’ for the governorship | City & State PA (

Sources: Former Speaker of the Pa. House Mike Turzai to enter gubernatorial race (

DelVal Dem Stalwarts Face Challengers on Their Left Flank – DV Journal (

Chesco Ballot Problems in the Eye of the Beholder? – DV Journal (

Lancaster County in ‘homestretch’ of finalizing Nov. 2 election; Winners to be decided in tie races Friday | PA Power and Policy |

State Rep. Kristine Howard announces reelection bid – Daily Local



Big idea: Get Philly colleges to band together on Climate Action Plans | Opinion (

State parks, including Keystone, set to switch to paper products over plastic at concession stands |



PennDOT, Highway Safety Network kick off Operation Safe Holiday (



Temple plans to turn former CTCA campus into women’s health hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bill of the Month: Critically ill woman skips ER after spouse’s costly stitches : Shots – Health News : NPR

New study identifies stark health care disparities for Black Pennsylvanians | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

Pa.’s Capitol Hill Republicans vote against censuring Arizona’s Paul Gosar over threatening video – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

2 top executives quit giant Pa. pension fund amid FBI, SEC probes · Spotlight PA

Top 2 Pennsylvania school pension system execs out of jobs | WITF

Pa. teachers pension fund’s top two officials stepping down next month – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Progress expected in 2022, but it might take years before Pa. communities see impact of federal infrastructure bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Latest PUC Ruling Keeps Pipeline on Track As Opponents Lose Steam – DV Journal (

“Rent to Own” companies ordered to deed 285 homes to consumers in Pennsylvania | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pa. casinos earned record revenue in October | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report: Pennsylvania casinos shatter record, generate $425 million in revenues |

Nazareth authority plan for sludge on farmland upsets Plainfield Township residents – The Morning Call (

Communities should invest American Rescue Plan funds in conservation (


National News

Rittenhouse trial: Jury to return for 4th day of deliberations (

Michigan city to require menstrual products in all public restrooms : NPR

Facebook will examine whether it treats Black users differently : NPR

States are investigating how Instagram recruits and affects children : NPR

Search for Jimmy Hoffa Leads the F.B.I. to Jersey City Landfill – The New York Times (

Inflation is high. Here’s how it’s hurt past presidents : NPR

Xi Jinping thinks America is on the rocks. Is he correct? | Trudy Rubin (

‘The commitment we need’: State plans to finish U.S. 219 in Somerset County by 2031 | News |

Officials look at how infrastructure law will benefit African Americans | Across America |


Local News

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse absent from spending plan meeting, raising concerns (

Infrastructure bill to bring much-needed upgrades to Lancaster (

$1 million settlement approved in 2018 pipeline failure in Beaver County |

Few turn out for Wilkes-Barre budget hearing | Times Leader

Officials: Smart technology would make Scranton refuse routes more efficient, prompt major savings | News |

Berks County unveils 2022 budget proposal with no tax increase (

Editorial: Possibilities and challenges in Reading (

Get your turkey – with a side order of vaccine – Delco Times

City bridge to be named after veteran, parade grand marshal Harry Plows | News |

Cambria County buys $1.7M replacement for Services Building | News |

Lancaster County farmer at odds with feds over inspections faces contempt finding — again — after skipping hearing | Local News |

Increased global shipping costs, delays have contrasting impact on 2 Lancaster County firms | Local Business |

Phoenixville tables vote on 400-unit housing project (

Lower Merion commissioners vote to increase tax rate by three percent (

American Rescue Plan: Erie City Council OKs $31M COVID funds plan (



Lawsuit contends Peduto interfered with vote to remove Columbus statue in Pittsburgh |

Pittsburgh joins international initiative to end HIV epidemics by 2030 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction 2021 honorees are blazing trails – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphia real estate: ruck terminal, repair shop sell for $7.25M; Penn Medicine leases space in West Chester – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Matthew J. Brouillette: Johnny Doc’s conviction could mark a turning point for city (

Philadelphia School District changed its special-admissions process in the name of equity, but some parents say it’s penalizing kids (

Recycling in Philly has ‘improved significantly.’ Now officials are asking us to get back to sorting our trash. (

Bobby Henon showed up to City Council. No one said anything about his conviction. (

Citywide gun buyback events net 650 working weapons so far | Local News |

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity hosts 2nd forum on gun violence and trauma | Local News |



Biden restarts trilateral summit, focused on North American partnership : NPR

Vote on Social Policy Bill Delayed as McCarthy Keeps Talking – The New York Times (

C.B.O. Finds Biden’s Spending Bill Not Fully Paid For – The New York Times (

GOP senators appalled by ‘ridiculous’ House infighting (

House moves toward OK of Democrats’ sweeping social, climate bill |