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Legislature

Protected bike lane bill named for Pittsburgher vetoed over late GOP amendments | TribLIVE.com

DEP proposes emergency maneuver to enact gas well emissions rule — and save millions in highway funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With a $7,400 raise, Pa. lawmakers’ earnings all top six figures – pennlive.com

Coatesville jobs, investment program gets $1 million in state funding – Daily Local

Inflation gives pay raise gift to top Pennsylvania officials – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania officials are getting a pay raise thanks to inflation | WITF

House Republicans end session with new leaders and a bone to pick with Democrats – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. House Republican leadership gets a shakeup as control of the chamber is in limbo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House Republicans refuse minority status after reorganization meet – pennlive.com

In narrowly split Pa. House, parties stick with top leaders | WITF

Lancaster County’s Bryan Cutler retains leadership of Pa. House Republicans; uncertainty remains over control of chamber in January | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania House Republicans elect leadership for upcoming session (abc27.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania’s ‘extraordinarily tight’ labor market continues as jobs go unfilled | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fears of crypto contagion from FTX grow as another company’s finances wobble : NPR

What are job candidates searching for? Hybrid work. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Bucks County health care company Optinose expects to raise $50M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Capital City Mall owner to explore ‘all possible options,’ including sale or refinancing – pennlive.com

Consumers in Lehigh Valley and beyond will be spending this holiday season – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Education

Biden extends student loan repayment pause a few more months : NPR

Student loan payments stay on hold during fight over debt forgiveness – pennlive.com

Student loan repayment pause extended by White House amid legal battles over relief plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bethlehem Area School Board hires former judge for a district investigation, but won’t say why – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Biden to extend student loan pause as court battle drags on (inquirer.com)

Colleges in Pennsylvania face down an enrollment cliff · Spotlight PA

Former prof. sues University of Scranton over Covid-19 vaccination policies, dismissal (broadandliberty.com)

Anti-mask parents sue again, claim school boards broke Sunshine Act (goerie.com)

Bethlehem Area School Board hires former judge for a district investigation, but won’t say why – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Philadelphia students deserve safe schools | Editorial (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

National

Election Day was a win for truth, democracy and opportunity | Jill Sunday Bartoli – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mike Pence talks Trump, abortion, faith, the midterms and his political future : NPR

Statewide

How Josh Shapiro won PA’s 2022 election for governor · Spotlight PA

Shapiro-Davis Announce Transition Leadership Groups (politicspa.com)

Senator-elect John Fetterman’s football career at Albright was formative in his political development (inquirer.com)

For many of Philly’s immigrants, another Trump presidency would be a nightmare (inquirer.com)

District/Local

Citing election paper shortage, Bognet sues Luzerne election board | Election | standardspeaker.com

Berks County Republican Committee files petition for vote recount in 30 precincts (readingeagle.com)

 

Environment

EPA: Pa. plan to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution ‘doesn’t meet the partnership targets’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Who should say how climate change affects severe weather? : NPR

 

Transportation

American Airlines adds more Philadelphia to Phoenix flights over Super Bowl weekend – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

With many taking to the roads for Thanksgiving, police urge drivers to focus on being safe (readingeagle.com)

PennDOT: Still more work set for Route 28, but Fern Hollow Bridge wrapping up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Gun Safety

Red flag laws and the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting: Could it have been prevented? | Opinion – pennlive.com

‘My Inhaler Saved My Life’: SEPTA Bus Passenger Shot by Stray Bullet | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Health

Early onset Alzheimer’s caregiving can be challenging, but much needed (inquirer.com)

Will Thanksgiving make a bad season of respiratory illness even worse? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Why doctors don’t openly defy abortion laws, even when patients are at risk : Shots – Health News : NPR

How abortion bans could imperil domestic violence victims (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

National organ transplant overseer takes hard stance against Penn State Health – pennlive.com

Help Line taking more mental health calls | News | citizensvoice.com

 

State News

Ag Secretary Redding: Shop local, support Pa. agriculture this Thanksgiving – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania firearm deer season begins this week (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania wine and spirits hits new sales record of $3 billion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Harrisburg State Hospital to be used by state agencies (abc27.com)

Pa. Gaming Control Board campaign to stop parents leaving kids alone at casinos (abc27.com)

Expecting some rain for the first weekend of Pa. deer season (abc27.com)

State agencies team up to donate 100s of stuffed toys to Pa. kids | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Virginia Walmart shooting: 6 shoppers and the gunman are dead : NPR

Police: Walmart employee opened fire in Virginia store, killing 6 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Army veteran who stopped Club Q shooter wanted to protect everyone inside : NPR

Online casinos could give New York a financial boost | New York | thecentersquare.com

Schools, Sheriffs, and Syringes: State plans vary for spending $26B in opioid settlement funds – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New Jersey’s sassy traffic signs should stay, says Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Donald Norcross (inquirer.com)

Demand for EVs is sending lithium mines into overdrive : NPR

VMI’s first Black superintendent under attack by conservative white alumni | Across America | phillytrib.com

The Russia-Ukraine War ends when Russia quits | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Home buyers entering Philadelphia’s housing market now need higher incomes (inquirer.com)

How to write a gratitude letter to a loved one this Thanksgiving (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Santa back in downtown Wilkes-Barre for annual Christmas parade | | victoriaadvocate.com

Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association presents 8th annual Freedom Medal Dinner (delcotimes.com)

Mayor Morán Announces the Lighting of the Christmas Tree – BCTV

Operation Holiday to extend giving to Pottstown blast victims (mainlinemedianews.com)

Lancaster city mayor proposes first real estate tax increase in 4 years | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County looks to identify every Airbnb through taxes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Falls considers earned income tax as it prepares $73.2 million budget (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

People across Chester County give thanks, celebrate family – Daily Local

Kennett residents donate food for people in need as inflation causes 20 percent spike in hunger – Daily Local

City’s $14.3 million budget proposal holds line on taxes in 2023 | News | standardspeaker.com

Luzerne County Council discusses Rescue Plan funding options, including CEO programs | | standardspeaker.com

Southern Berks Scouts collect 9,000 pounds of food donations (readingeagle.com)

Wilkes will renovate former furniture store on South Main Street; 36 apartments planned | Business | citizensvoice.com

Wilkes-Barre Twp. Council rejects proposed warehouse | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton awards $950,00 in federal funds to support wellness programs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton City Council introduces new rental ordinance | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Hazelwood redevelopment initiative to generate affordable apartments | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

New low-barrier homeless shelter opens Downtown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tom Hanks serves up day of music for WYEP listeners on Thanksgiving Day | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

A bit of Heinz returns to Pittsburgh Steelers’ stadium – pennlive.com

Low-cost carriers expanding service at Pittsburgh International Airport | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Public Schools board opposes state bills curtailing classroom lessons on race, gender | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

City’s public input survey shows most area residents want a Harriet Tubman statue (inquirer.com)

Council tries to find missing crime victim relocation funds (audacy.com)

Who’s running for mayor in Philadelphia? – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Retired Judge James M. DeLeon joins the mayor’s race | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly announces new safety improvement work on Market Street in Center City (inquirer.com)

Philly’s first tiny house village could open by summer. Is it an answer to homelessness? (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s taxi services struggle after Uber, Lyft and the pandemic flattened the industry (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Contemporary plans floating Delaware River gallery (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

These House Republicans will likely lead committees next year : NPR

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress | News | phillytrib.com