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Legislature

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

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

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

Thom Welby sworn in to state house | wnep.com

Constitutional amendments to limit gubernatorial power advance in Pennsylvania House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Medical Marijuana patients may soon be able to grow plants at home (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

The state House passed new DUI laws Wednesday 168-32 (delcotimes.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

 

Business/Jobs

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 (bizjournals.com)

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

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

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet hosts nationwide hiring event to fill over 3,000 job openings (abc27.com)

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

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

Supply chain disruptions have left Philadelphia-area business scrambling for workarounds (inquirer.com)

Holiday shortages hitting stores | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

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 | lancasteronline.com

CVS Health to close hundreds of drugstores – Daily Local

 

Crime/Punishment

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

Hazleton police secures new crime fighting tool | News | standardspeaker.com

West Reading police chief to leave after less than 6 months on the job (readingeagle.com)

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

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

Activists, community leaders react to unredacted footage of Hall (poconorecord.com)

 

Education

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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 | thetimes-tribune.com

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

Bilingual education is an essential tool for our students (poconorecord.com)

 

Elections/Politics

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

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

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

Sources: Former Speaker of the Pa. House Mike Turzai to enter gubernatorial race (abc27.com)

DelVal Dem Stalwarts Face Challengers on Their Left Flank – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Chesco Ballot Problems in the Eye of the Beholder? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

State Rep. Kristine Howard announces reelection bid – Daily Local

 

Environment

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

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

 

Transportation

PennDOT, Highway Safety Network kick off Operation Safe Holiday (abc27.com)

 

Health

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

Latest PUC Ruling Keeps Pipeline on Track As Opponents Lose Steam – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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

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

Communities should invest American Rescue Plan funds in conservation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

National News

Rittenhouse trial: Jury to return for 4th day of deliberations (abc27.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

 

Local News

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse absent from spending plan meeting, raising concerns (abc27.com)

Infrastructure bill to bring much-needed upgrades to Lancaster (abc27.com)

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

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

Officials: Smart technology would make Scranton refuse routes more efficient, prompt major savings | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Berks County unveils 2022 budget proposal with no tax increase (readingeagle.com)

Editorial: Possibilities and challenges in Reading (readingeagle.com)

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenixville tables vote on 400-unit housing project (dailylocal.com)

Lower Merion commissioners vote to increase tax rate by three percent (mainlinemedianews.com)

American Rescue Plan: Erie City Council OKs $31M COVID funds plan (goerie.com)

 

Pitt

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

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

 

Philly

Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction 2021 honorees are blazing trails – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Washington

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

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

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

GOP senators appalled by ‘ridiculous’ House infighting (abc27.com)

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