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Pa. Senate Dems reelect Muth to Chair of Policy Committee – Central Penn Business Journal (

Shapiro will seek bigger property tax rebate program (

MarchOnHarrisburg seeks lawmaker gift ban Harrisburg Pennsylvania (

Learning to count: Dems still need one vote to elect McClinton as House speaker | State |

New Program to Help Chester County Homeowners with Low, Moderate Incomes Repair Their Homes (

New Home Repair Program Would Provide Up to $50,000 to Homeowners, Small Landlords | WDIY Local News

Qualified Lehigh Valley homeowners could get up to $50,000 for home repairs under new Pa. program – The Morning Call (

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

Bucks County Democratic Lawmakers Secure $2M Grant for Redevelopment Project in Bristol Township – Bucks County Beacon

$2M Grant Awarded For Warehouse Redevelopment In Bristol Township | Levittown, PA Patch

$2.5 Million Grant Awarded To Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli | Tredyffrin, PA Patch

$4.5 Million To Rebuild Ida-Damaged Upper Dublin Township Building | Upper Dublin, PA Patch

YMCA Gets $1.8 Million For Teen Programs In Bucks County –

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties to bolster teen programs with state grant (

Upper Dublin Township receives $4.5 million grant towards rebuilding the township’s facility – Around Ambler

Tax on casino revenue funds Pittsburgh-area projects for seniors, sewers, arts, dogs and even giraffes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Retiring Rep. Brian Sims finds next act with LGBTQ business, policy group – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

$5 million was set aside for small Pa. filmmakers. Harrisburg gave it to M. Night Shyamalan. (

Marijuana convictions should be pardoned in Pennsylvania by Gov. Wolf | Opinion (

In the move to remove DA Larry Krasner from office, a fight over gun violence and convictions (

Pa. property tax relief supporters have a new friend in Josh Shapiro (



Analysis: Pennsylvania’s low unemployment rate masks bigger problems | Pennsylvania |

The cause, effect and future of inflation in the U.S. (

Delaware County residents find ways to deal with rising prices (

Springfield Mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust is considering a sale or merger in 2023 (

Hopeworks has trained 1,000 young people for tech jobs. Next up: a Kensington office (



Pfizer’s COVID cash powers a ‘marketing machine’ on the hunt for new supernovas (



Dauphin County hired ‘expert’ to review jail deaths, but won’t release report –



Penn Hills School District receives boosted grant through state Department of Education |

Donegal School District librarian quits over guidelines limiting student access to library books | Local News |

Pennsylvania charter school enrollment up 12 percent, public enrollment down 3 percent (

Philly schools that ‘beat the odds’ could receive millions of dollars under new grant strategy | Local News |

High schools are not teaching students the skills they need | Opinion (




Restricting abortion will necessitate more welfare, education funding (

If the GOP dumps Trump, will he throw an entire system out of balance? (

Jerry Shenk: Forecasting Washington for 2023 and beyond – Daily Local

Biden Helped Democrats Avert a ’22 Disaster. What About ’24? – The New York Times (

Rural voters target for Democrats and Republicans in 2024 : NPR

Florida elections gave Republicans big wins as Democrats scramble : NPR

Ga. Senate runoff between Warnock, Walker has bitter closing | News |


Pa. Dems must wait for House; 3 upcoming special elections could endanger speakership | PA Power and Policy |

Pa. Republicans look inward after voters quashed the expected ‘red wave’ –

Josh Shapiro ran like a moderate. He should govern like one, too. | Opinion (


Questions surround election board vote certification on Monday | News |

Shapiro gives Democrats hope that Luzerne County is back as a swing county | News |



Report: Pennsylvania coal ash site sixth-most polluted in nation | Pennsylvania |

Lehigh Valley produces more than 3% of the state’s greenhouse gases. The amount is expected to climb slowly in the next 25 years. – The Morning Call (



Frontier Airlines drops customer service line : NPR

More than 4,000 flights were delayed as holiday travel spikes in the U.S. : NPR


Gun Safety

Mass shootings prompt new calls for assault weapons ban. Will it happen? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



App aims to reduce trauma for vets, first responders | News |

Inside the Philadelphia-area hospital deals of the past year – Philadelphia Business Journal (

New Study Gives Medicare Advantage Edge in Quality of Care – DV Journal (

Audits reveal millions in Medicare Advantage overcharges (

Hospitals embrace mergers as path to survival |

As Western Pa. hospitals expand, fears grow over higher health care costs |

FSA, HSA: What’s the difference and what’s an eligible expense? (


State News

Pennsylvania’s UPMC sees profits plunge in 2022 · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania towns to visit during the holidays (

Pa. abortion advocates celebrate Democratic wins, but efforts to expand reproductive care continue – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Supreme Court order upends Bucks County central DUI court plan (

Black bear hunting in Pennsylvania, hunters report 2465 bears (

Don’t gamble with kids? Pennsylvania should heed its own advice. | Editorial (

Pa. pilot program gives some low-income medical marijuana patients a break at dispensaries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Ukraine on edge for more attacks, West eyes humanitarian aid – Daily Local

The Covid Protests in China, Explained – The New York Times (

China protests: Authorities ease some COVID rules (

Protesters are so upset with China’s COVID rules, some are openly saying Xi should go : NPR

The Buffalo shooting suspect is expected to enter a plea over murder charges : NPR

Bird flu outbreak: Nebraska to kill 1.8m more chickens : NPR

How a Cyberattack Plunged a Long Island County Into the 1990s – The New York Times (

What headline? ‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of 2022 : NPR

U.S. soccer briefly changes Iran flag in solidarity with protesters : NPR

Rent control expands as tenants struggle with record-high costs : NPR

Mexico’s López Obrador leads massive pro-government march : NPR

World’s largest active volcano starts to erupt in Hawaii, sending ash nearby | ABC27

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist and rapper Ye |

Black pastors group holds vigil for Walmart shooting victims | News |


Local News

Homeless Advocates Sleep On Steps Of Montco Court To Raise Awareness | Norristown, PA Patch

Downtown Reading comes alive with annual tree lighting | Berks Regional News |

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

Solicitor’s ‘attack dog’ tone not helpful at commissioners meetings (

Officials hope site work will attract businesses to undeveloped land in Eynon | News |

Grandparents raising grandchildren in Lehigh Valley have support group (

Construction begins for the new African American Museum of Bucks County | WITF

Keeping the Faith Animal Shelter planned as community resource | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Montgomery County capital budget introduced at $268.9 million (

‘This is a community level crisis’: Advocates, officials describe homelessness in Montgomery County (

Chester County officials reveal top economic milestones of the year (

‘Yet again, we’ll mourn’: Lehigh Valley-area LGBTQ leaders share thoughts on Colorado shooting –



Despite fears of a recession, Pittsburgh jobless rate starts holiday season on a high note | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Strip District’s produce terminal fills up, debate flares over retail mix | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Reduced transit fares would benefit county and the PRT | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Keep your dollars local with this Giving Tuesday giving guide | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly’s Everybody Builds seeks to replicate Chicago success | Local News |

Al Día, Philly’s Latino newspaper, is adding staff and retooling for the digital age as it plans to go national (

SEPTA Santa Express returns for 31st year | Local News |

‘You can change your life’: North Philly e-waste recycler employs and supports people coming home from prison | Local News |

Foot traffic near Philly offices more than doubled since January. Here are other takeaways from a new report on Center City. (



Jon Batiste to sing for Macron at Biden’s 1st state dinner – Daily Local

Silverman: Philadelphia is welcoming asylum seekers, but Biden must act – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Congress considers codifying same-sex marriage : NPR