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Legislature

Highlights in Harrisburg this week include gerrymandered pizza (?) | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Shusterman bill would give small Pa. growers piece of cannabis market – Daily Local

State lawmaker floating privatizing ‘historical recognitions,’ criticizes state diversity efforts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Schwank, Adams Announce Pardon Project of Berks County – BCTV

Pardon Project of Berks County aims to give second chances to those who served their sentences (readingeagle.com)

Pa. Senate moves to block part of Gov. Wolf’s climate plan – Shale Gas Reporter

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID vaccine for younger kids already being packed, shipped | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf admin offers additional paid leave to state workers to encourage getting COVID-19 vaccine (abc27.com)

Wolf offers extra paid leave for vaccinated state employees | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. state workers who get COVID vaccine get 5 paid days off or lump sum (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Wolf administration offers commonwealth staff additional time off to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s COVID vaccination leave policy will cost $100M, treasurer says | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

“Fiscally irresponsible and completely tone deaf”: leaders criticize Wolf’s vaccination vacation incentive (abc27.com)

Military weighs penalties for those who refuse COVID vaccine (abc27.com)

Holiday Travel and Covid: Here’s What to Expect – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

October was COVID-19’s deadliest month since January, Cambria added 45 deaths | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Guest Opinion: Getting vaccinated should be a choice (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Biden gives contractors leeway on COVID-19 vaccine mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When will the COVID-19 pandemic be over? Here’s how we’ll know. (inquirer.com)

Outlook for COVID-19 spread better for upcoming holidays than last year | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

How Car Shortages Are Putting the Economy at Risk – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

SBA loans, grants get boost under latest version of the “Build Back Better” legislation – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Bala Cynwyd poised to follow lead of King of Prussia, Conshohocken on development boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Weighing job security and worker safety, business advocacy groups prepare for federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Americans sour on economy amid inflation woes: AP-NORC Poll | National News | thetimes-tribune.com

Texas company purchases 35,430-square-foot central Pa. self-storage facility – pennlive.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Philadelphia bans police stops for certain traffic violations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Education

Books with Graphic Sexual Content Draw Radnor Parents’ Ire – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Phoenixville School Board mulls selling closed school property – Daily Local

University of Pittsburgh requires student, staff vaccinations by Dec. 6 | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Central Bucks Schools District parents suing district blame COVID policies for outbreak (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pitt requires all students, faculty and staff to get COVID-19 vaccine by December | WITF

Temple Univ. initiative aims to keep more Black Philly youth in college – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

District decision to end health benefits during strike met with outrage in Scranton | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton teachers to lose health insurance during strike; school board to meet tonight | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

National

Election Day 2021: What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Elections across US showcase security steps, new voting laws | News | tribdem.com

Threats and harassment directed at election workers imperils democracy, too | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Dems on the Hill keep wary eye on Virginia – POLITICO

New Jersey governor race: Live election results and updates : NPR

State

When do polls open in Pa.? All the information you need for the 2021 Pa. election day · Spotlight PA

Election day preview with Pa. Secretary of State Victoria Degraffenreid (abc27.com)

Major cases could come before judges on Pennsylvania ballots | WITF

The Most Competitive U.S. Senate Races in 2022 – Paste (pastemagazine.com)

McSwain Demands Shapiro Resign as AG, Cites Conflict of Interest – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Senate candidate Sean Parnell’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked – Daily Local

Senate candidate’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked | WITF

GOP Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Reportedly Accused Of ‘Strangling’ Wife (forbes.com)

Pa. GOP Senate candidate’s wife testifies that he hit their children, tried to choke her | TheHill

Enthusiasm for Biden drops in key Pa. suburbs according to new polling (broadandliberty.com)

Election Day 2021: The three races watch today | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local

abc27 to watch Harrisburg mayor race closely, director of elections gives voter advice

Valyo: Democrats will keep Chester County moving forward – Daily Local

Want to see who’s funding local candidates in Pa.? It’s harder than you’d think. · Spotlight PA

A basic guide to vetting your local candidates in Pennsylvania’s 2021 school board elections · Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh magistrate race turns contentious as Election Day nears | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Election Day: Polls open in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

Election Day in Erie County, PA: What you need to know (goerie.com)

Dems and Reps hoping for good turnout today (delcotimes.com)

Voters to pick County Council, Row Office and Common Pleas judges Tuesday (delcotimes.com)

Former Lebanon School board member looks to become city’s first Hispanic mayor – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly Black Clergy group endorses candidates for general election | Local News | phillytrib.com

POLLS ARE OPEN: It’s Election Day in Pittsburgh and all across Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Polls are open across Lancaster County for the 2021 municipal elections; here’s what you need to know | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Allegheny County voters will select 10 Common Pleas judges on Tuesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republican lawsuit over mail-in ballots in Delaware County dismissed by judge (inquirer.com)

It’s Election Day, Lehigh Valley. Here’s what to know if you’re heading to the polls. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Officials in Allegheny County expect higher voter turnout, thanks to mail-in ballots | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County mail ballot return about 62.5% as of Monday afternoon | Times Leader

Early morning voter turnout light in Luzerne County | Election | citizensvoice.com

Here’s what you need to know about Election Day in Berks County (readingeagle.com)

 

Environment

Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden announces a plan in Glasgow to help poorer countries with climate change | WITF

Biden calls for ‘decade of action’ on climate, apologizes for Trump exit from Paris Accord – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

COP26: More than 100 countries vow to end deforestation (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Gov. Wolf discusses health equity and announces Pennie’s 2022 open enrollment (abc27.com)

Done deal: Jefferson acquires Temple’s stake in Health Partners Plans for $305M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Geisinger to pay $18.5 million after violating Medicare rules | WITF

 

State News

‘Wear it!’: Life jackets now mandatory through April 30 (abc27.com)

US cuts deal on steel tariffs with EU, but Sen. Toomey says more is needed | WITF

‘We stand at a crossroads’: Chesapeake Bay Foundation names its new president – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Despite COVID delays, Pa. still seeking to close two state centers by next year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

National News

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted – Daily Local

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021: Stars, spectators return in NY (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Make immigration more like a job interview (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Yahoo pulls out of China amid ‘challenging’ environment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fed to start reining in economic aid as inflation risk rises | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Barclays CEO Jes Staley steps down as Epstein fallout spreads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas abortion ban: Pennsylvania officials decry ‘heinous and blatantly unconstitutional’ law – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Local News

Secret Pa. rally drew noted white supremacists · Spotlight PA

Developer outlines 30-year plan to redevelop Bala Plaza sites – Mainline Media News

Montgomery County transportation program awards 8 project grants – Mainline Media News

Being Black in Beaver County: Nonprofit highlights Black creatives (timesonline.com)

Beyond/Hello joins medical marijuana industry in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

Purolite, based in Upper Merion, is being sold to Ecolab for $3.7 billion – Delco Times

Wall Street is offering big pay increases to build a crypto army (inquirer.com)

Luzerne County sheriff, coroner highlight staffing woes in budget talks | Times Leader

Hazleton City Council hears airport skydiving concerns | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading finances look good to exit financial oversight next year (readingeagle.com)

Former Lancaster city officers made fake COVID-19 vaccine cards; FBI says it’s against federal law | Local News | lancasteronline.com

More housing pops up near Clipper Magazine Stadium: $3M project adds 12 luxury apartment units | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

 

Pitt

Protections against evictions in Allegheny County expire as court denies extension | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council changes landlord rental registration fees; recommends new streetlight contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority reduces hours at Downtown Service Center due to employee COVID-19 cases | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

City officials, school administrators and students speak out for children’s safety | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia School District safety needs to be a top city priority, officials say (inquirer.com)

Dr. Ala Stanford no longer vying to be Philly’s next health commissioner, citing potential conflict | Local News | phillytrib.com

Yorktown residents say development is changing character of neighborhood | Local News | phillytrib.com

Memorial event honors remains moved from Penn burial grounds | Local News | phillytrib.com

Project HOME expands supportive housing for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Biden promises bold climate action, but Build Back Better bill still in question (abc27.com)

Manchin wavers on Biden’s plan, Democrats vow to push ahead | News | tribdem.com

Manchin urges House to pass infrastructure bill but does not endorse $1.75tn framework – live (msn.com)

How to meet America’s climate goals: 5 policies for Biden’s next climate bill | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrats not only have to pass their social spending package. They also have to sell it – The Washington Post

Sen. Josh Hawley blames Democrats for assault on masculinity, says America needs economy ‘in which men can thrive’ – pennlive.com