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Flynn legislation would address $104M in uncollected turnpike tolls | Times Leader

Pa. lawmakers prepare for intense redistricting negotiations – WHYY

Bills to Prevent Uncollected Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike | (

The ‘People’s Maps’ seek to give voters a voice [column] | Local Voices |

Bill seeks to boost Pa. economy by increasing job creation tax credits | WJET/WFXP/

Pennsylvania orders review of medical marijuana vape products –

Mayor Kenney calls on Pennsylvania lawmakers to allow Philly to pass firearm restrictions | PhillyVoice

Central Pa. lawmaker making push to put regulations on cryptocurrencies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. gun debate obscures the Second Amendment’s fraught racial history (

Deana’s Law would increase penalties for repeat Pennsylvania DUI offenders | Pennsylvania |

Mackenzie holds hearing to push for congressional term limits | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Senate approves small business tax reform bill | Philadelphia Politics |

Two Pa. representatives, including House majority leader, test positive for COVID-19 (

Pa. state Rep. Mark Gillen tests positive for COVID (

Pa. lawmakers’ salaries to rise by nearly $5,000, the largest increase in quarter of a century –

State officials say increase in outdated dog license fee badly needed | News |

Their view: Redistricting doesn’t give us fair representation. Here’s what will | Times Leader

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Yaw Introduces Bill To Make It Illegal For State Government To Buy Renewable Energy, Something Every Utility, And Thousands Of Energy Users Do (

Sen. Comitta to hold healthcare enrollment town hall Dec. 6 – Daily Local


Coronavirus – COVID-19

US travel ban begins as omicron variant spreads globally (

Data correction drops COVID vaccine rates in Pennsylvania | AP News

Accuracy in reporting COVID numbers a struggle in Pa. (

As Omicron emerges, here’s how experts say employers can address variants – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Omicron could be the most infectious COVID-19 variant yet : Goats and Soda : NPR

Merck’s new COVID drug molnupiravir gets FDA consideration : Shots – Health News : NPR

Judge stops federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Medicare, Medicaid facilities in 10 states | Missouri |

Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16 and 17 year olds: report (

If the vaccine works so well, why is COVID-19 surging again in Pa.? –

No Omicron variant, but COVID-19 cases still surging | Coronavirus |

Demand for COVID-19 boosters waning in Luzerne County | coronavirus |

‘More questions than answers’ about latest covid variant, Pittsburgh doctors say |

Get vaccinated and ‘do not get hysterical’ about omicron variant, Philly-area officials say as they wait to learn more (



President Biden meets with CEOs of major retailers to discuss supply chain and inflation | ABC27

Bucks County child care: Wait lists, staffing shortages continue to impact parents’ return to work (

Op-Ed: ‘Shop Small’ takes on a new meaning this year (

Supply Chain Problems Have Small Retailers Gambling on Hoarding – The New York Times (

Big malls facing big loans as the sector remains on shaky ground – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Amazon Warehouse Workers Get To Re-Do Union Vote In Alabama : NPR

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania and the importance of government-funded venture capital | Pennsylvania |

Midstate businesses share lasting pandemic impacts (

Pa. cosmetics company sued for $65 million by L’Oreal says its insurance providers should’ve warned them –

These are the 11 largest private companies in Pa., according to Forbes –



Pa. attorney general and police chiefs in Berks discuss staffing issues (

Marriott promises to unmask ‘resort fees’ in settlement with Pennsylvania attorney general | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man charged in rape on SEPTA train held for trial – Daily Local

Montgomery County D.A. Appeals Cosby Case to U.S. Supreme Court – DV Journal (

Covid outbreak hits Westmoreland jail as caseload surges throughout county |

Police Commissioner Outlaw points to social media as a reason for homicide spike | Local News |



Pennsylvania school board elections gave rise to tension and political movement that may be here to stay (

Former Temple business school dean convicted in false data scandal case – Philadelphia Business Journal (

What’s next for the U.S. free community college movement – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Matthew Rousu: Covid-19 shows the value of markets — and for alternative schooling models (

Scranton School District adjusts budget for contracts; takes payroll tax off 2022 plan | Education |

Editorial: Butler County Community College teaches lesson with ransomware shutdown |

Bullying concerns parents, students at Hanover, South Western schools (

Pell yes, we should boost grant money for college students. Here’s why | John A. Tures – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Junior Achievement of W.Pa. teaches career skills to Fayette Co. students | Helping the Helpers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Pennsylvania Latinos work to turn huge population gains into political muscle, but still face barriers · Spotlight PA

Sen. Ron Johnson is pushing Wisconsin lawmakers to take over elections system : NPR

After Sean Parnell exits, Pa. Senate race becomes an ‘open event’ for GOP | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

America First candidate Bradley Lanning to challenge Fitzpatrick Pennsylvania First Congressional District (

Stacy Wallace and Lori Dumas win two open seats for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court after recount (

Chester Co. Board Votes to Certify 2021 Election, Despite Public Outcry – DV Journal (

Dr. Oz is expected to join Pa.’s U.S. Senate race (

PA-Gov: The Daily Beast, “How This Attorney General Beat Trump 40 Times in Court” (

Trump pulls strings behind the scenes to help loyal 2022 candidates – Business News (



Advocates hope federal infrastructure money will spur people to buy EVs | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

Lessons of ’70s Energy Crisis Have Meaning in Today’s Climate Crisis – DV Journal (



Hogan breaks ground on tunnel expansion project | Maryland |



LaBelle: I’m fighting for greater visibility for diabetic men, women (

Tower Health reports blood shortages at its hospitals (

Penn extends deal with IBC to cut red tape and treat patients better (

Staffing shortages are holding back drug addiction treatment. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says opioid settlement funds can help. – The Morning Call (


State News

How will Pennsylvania use infrastructure money? | Smart Talk (

Pennsylvania ranks 19th among states for economic freedom | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania AG Shapiro opens investigation into Instagram | Pennsylvania |

Vote for Pennsylvania’s best river of 2022, as measured by conservation needs and successes | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

In a season of sweets, Pa. company encourages conscious consumption | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bucks County students push to make the Hershey’s Kiss Pa.’s state candy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Inside the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi – The New York Times (

As an infrastructure package targets lead pipes, Flint has lessons to share : NPR

City trees are turning green early, prompting warnings for food and pollination : NPR

Prosecutors ask Supreme Court to review the Bill Cosby case : NPR

Twitter CEO steps down, leaves company at a crossroads | Times Leader

Pentagon chief orders new inquiry into U.S. airstrike that killed dozens in Syria in 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acquitted and in demand, Rittenhouse ponders what’s next | Across America |

America still has slavery-era citizen’s arrest laws that legalize lynching | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Interior Department calls for oil and gas leasing updates, but not ending production – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

States, cities running out of rental assistance monies | WITF


Local News

Crawford County certifies Meadville’s first woman mayor | WJET/WFXP/

Luzerne County government vacancies blamed on low compensation and competition | Times Leader

Proposed contract would deliver translation services for Scranton government | News |

Montgomery County’s MontcoStrong grant program helped them, businesses report in survey | Business |

Free Shredding Event with Rep. Brian Sims & Sen. Nikil Saval | Seger Park, Philadelphia, PA | December 4, 2021 (

Preliminary Bucks County operating budget projects no tax increase for 2022 – thereporteronline

Harrisburg mayor-elect Wanda Williams announces transition team chairs –

It’s been a long wait, but Lincoln Building in West Chester reopens to public – Daily Local

Outraged residents raise money to support Pa. library denied county funds for hosting LGBTQ support group –

How will Reading redraw its City Council districts? (

Local nonprofits welcome support on ‘Giving Tuesday’ | News |



Gainey names transition team members, offers current city appointees a chance to remain | 90.5 WESA

A clean start: Ed Gainey’s vision for Downtown Pittsburgh starts with redding it up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ed Gainey talks policing, cleaning up Downtown during Q&A with public |

Study: Great Allegheny Passage is ‘an economic highway’ that generated $121 million in 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mario Lemieux to oversee hockey operations as Fenway Sports Group deal with Penguins almost done |

Archaeology crew sifting through Ohiopyle State Park’s past in search of cultural treasure |

Meet the chef overseeing 200 daily lunches for food-insecure Pittsburghers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oakland residents raise concerns over Walnut Capital bid to redevelop neighborhood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Six ways to give back to Pittsburghers in need this holiday season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Philadelphia City Council to debate limits on outside employment | Local News |

Pa. court orders Vision Property Management to hand over 285 homes to misled tenants (

Philadelphia leads all U.S. cities in apartment conversions since start of 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Penrose Plaza in South Philadelphia trades for $52M – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Eisenberg + Yeomans: Five ways to “rewild” Philadelphia (

Are any of Philly’s anti-violence tactics working? Without better tracking, we’ll never know. | Editorial (

Broken streetlight complaints have more than tripled in Philly, and some neighborhoods are darker than ever (

Philadelphia wants you to recycle your (clean) Amazon boxes | Local News |

How Philly area scientists are looking out for the omicron variant | Coronavirus |

Philadelphia has another violent weekend | Local News |

Rob Wonderling announces plans to depart from chamber | Business |

A retreat in the Poconos for children impacted by Philadelphia gun violence laid bare a city in crisis – The Morning Call (

Pennsylvania hearing focuses on Philadelphia refinery cleanup efforts | Philadelphia Politics |



Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas brings back a warmer, simpler vibe (

Don’t believe the hype: Critics call ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ a ‘nothing burger,’ but Pa. congressman disagrees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CMU Professor Joins White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy – CBS Pittsburgh (

Lauren Boebert and Ilhan Omar speak after Boebert comments : NPR

Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official | Times Leader