The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra paid $30K to take 2 Pa. lawmakers to Europe · Spotlight PA

Another $4.5M in state funds coming to Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

How the Lehigh Valley will spend $30 million from Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (mcall.com)

$750,000 in State Funding Announced for Tredyffrin School Serving Students with Autism – MyChesCo

$3.5 Million in State Funding Announced for New Coatesville Firehouse and Public Works Facility – MyChesCo

Olivet Boys & Girls Club Awarded $1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements – BCTV

Energy companies are reporting record profits. They don’t need more tax breaks. (yorkdispatch.com)



Fed poised to raise interest rates again, leaving questions about what’s next : NPR

Powell likely to be pressed on whether Fed will slow hikes – Daily Local

Hispanic business owners see potential for growth — but financing remains a challenge – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Home Depot workers in Philadelphia vote on whether to unionize : NPR

New York City employers must post salaries on job listings under a new law : NPR

Medicaid and Medicare hotline workers strike for higher pay and support : NPR

Businesses that call employees ‘contractors’ are cheating workers (theintell.com)

Butler County judge backs injunction against striking Post-Gazette workers; P-G contacts federal mediator | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust sells Cumberland Mall to reduce debt (inquirer.com)



Sick people in Pa. jails are suffering, dying: ‘The Constitution allows for medical neglect’ – pennlive.com

4th suspect arrested in deadly shooting at Roxborough High School (inquirer.com)

Police: Men charged with 3 North Side killings in shooting sparked by ‘gang activity’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Bucks County Community College hosts Celebrating Student Success gala (theintell.com)

Scranton School Board seeks public input on closures, considers school schedule, condemns director’s remarks | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

NAACP’s call for state ‘takeover’ of Allentown School District not an option, Pa. Dept. of Education says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

St. Joe’s explores selling or leasing some or all of former USciences campus, according to bond filing (inquirer.com)




Experts warn about political violence after Election Day : NPR

Key GOP groups are more fired up to vote in midterms than Democrats, poll finds : NPR

Latino voters look beyond immigration ahead of the midterms : NPR

Tea Party Groups Train PA Poll Watchers to Promote Ballot Security – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Trump 2024 campaign prepares for post-midterms launch | News | tribdem.com

Biden tears into GOP, labels DeSantis ‘Trump incarnate’ – Daily Local

New poll is a roadmap to Republican grievance in 2022 | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Control of U.S. Senate is still a guess ahead of midterm elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Voters encouraged to hand-deliver unsent mail-in ballots (abc27.com)

Pa.’s top election official provides voter information, tackles unverified ballot issue – pennlive.com

Election officials should not count undated mail ballots on Nov. 8, Pa. high court rules · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania court orders counties not to count undated, incorrectly dated ballots (abc27.com)

Here is your last-minute guide to Pennsylvania’s midterm elections – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Fetterman, local officials hammer Oz over abortion debate comments – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Obama, Biden to campaign for Fetterman, Shapiro in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Donald Trump Rally in Pennsylvania with Oz, Mastriano: How to attend (abc27.com)

Shapiro rallies in Beaver County a week before election | News | tribdem.com

Democratic candidate for governor Josh Shapiro focuses on protecting abortion, voting rights at Pittsburgh rally | TribLIVE.com

Doug Mastriano in final days of shoestring campaign: Is his ‘army’ of fans enough? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


Pa. House candidate assaulted amid warnings about election-related threats – pennlive.com

Berks County Sheriffs question voters at ballot drops boxes, some voters don’t mind | WITF


Gun Safety

Why is it so hard for Philly to pass its own gun laws? (inquirer.com)



PennDOT commits to studying possibility of Roosevelt Boulevard subway – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

As Pittsburgh airport works to bring in more cargo, work begins on 80,000-square-foot facility | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Six Pa. counties classify as ‘maternal health deserts,’ new report says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

RSV is surging. Here’s what to watch for and answers about treatment options : NPR

Does beta-amyloid cause Alzheimer’s, or is something else to blame? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Penn State, Lancaster Medical center partner to improve care for sexual assault survivors (abc27.com)

CVS Health agrees to $5 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Jefferson receives a $50M gift to help pay for its 19-story health-care building going up in Center City (inquirer.com)

Tower Health edges close to Chestnut Hill Hospital sale to Temple University Health System (inquirer.com)


State News

Pa. collected $3.1B in tax revenue in October; Sales tax, income tax collections increase – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania natural gas impact fee collection to hit record-high $275M | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania 33rd in business taxes, could struggle if recession hits | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity Elected Chair of National ABLE Savings Plan Network – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Jill Biden visit to Lehigh Valley could cause traffic delays (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania now accepting heating bill assistance program applications | WITF


National News

Russia rejoins the U.N.-backed grain deal that lowered global food prices : NPR

This coral reef resurrected itself — and showed scientists how to replicate it : NPR

Takeoff, member of Atlanta rap group Migos, has died at 28 : NPR

Brazil’s Bolsonaro avoids conceding election loss but starts transition to Lula : NPR

Oregon abortions up 18% after Roe v. Wade overturned, according to new data – OPB

Library of Congress receives major donation that will fund new exhibitions : NPR

Suspect in Pelosi attack wanted to hit other politicians: prosecutors – pennlive.com

North Korea fires 23 missiles, prompting air raid alert in South Korea (inquirer.com)

Former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to edge toward victory after vote (inquirer.com)

Taylor Swift’s 2023 ‘Eras Tour’ includes three concerts in Pa.: Here’s how to get tickets – pennlive.com

Clocks ‘fall back’ again Sunday. Will Congress ever vote on daylight saving time? | WITF


Local News

Tiny Homes Village to become a reality for Veterans (abc27.com)

Memorial service for blast victims set for Saturday (dailylocal.com)

Phillies World Series fever high throughout Chester County schools (dailylocal.com)

Lancaster ranked as the best place in the country to retire (inquirer.com)



Local faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Former Allegheny County Police officer suing county for denial of COVID-19 vaccine exemption | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Pittsburgh gets planning approval for 9-story rec center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New low-barrier homeless shelter opening delayed until mid-month | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mosites breaks ground on Allegheny Shores, ‘the Sharpsburg Riviera’ | TribLIVE.com



Presidential City apartment complex sells to KKR for $357M, sets Philadelphia record – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Reading Terminal Market unveils $1.5M Filbert Street project (PHOTOS) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Harper, Phillies tie World Series mark with 5 HR, top Astros | Baseball | phillytrib.com

A 10-year-old Phillies fan gets national attention trying to catch Brandon Marsh’s home run (inquirer.com)

Kenyatta Johnson bribery trial: Judge visits jury room as deliberations continue (inquirer.com)



Supreme Court temporarily blocks Trump tax returns release : NPR

Are judges ideological partisans, or impartial umpires? The answer matters | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)