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Sen. Schwank Visits Berks WIC Facility, Touts Importance of Boosting Enrollment – BCTV

Wolf breaks ground on revitalization project at Coatesville train station | Pennsylvania |

Governor Outlines Plan for Workers, Pay and Paid Sick Leave – PennWatch

Governor, labor secretary visit Allentown in support of higher worker pay, benefits –

Gov. Wolf visits Erie to outline plan to protect workers, improve pay and paid sick leave | WJET/WFXP/

Democrat Thom Welby declares victory for State House 113th District |

Welby wins victory in race for 113th District vacancy | Election |

Democrats keep hold on to two House seats in Tuesday’s special elections –

Death of a Lobbyist: PA Lawmakers Finally Target Lobbying – The Etownian

West Philly gets $220,000 in state funds to improve lighting | Local News |

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

MASTRIANO:  The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Will Haunt PA Long Into the Future – DV Journal (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

How will President Biden’s vaccine mandate impact Pennsylvania businesses? (

Biden Vaccine Mandate on Businesses Panned as Harmful to Economy – DV Journal (

More people are getting COVID vaccine boosters than first shots : Shots – Health News : NPR

Federal vaccine rule for private businesses to kick in on Jan. 4 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The White House issued its new vaccine mandate and dozens of states race to sue : NPR

US mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4 – Daily Local

New federal COVID vaccine mandates will affect thousands in Erie County (

New COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90% (

CDC supports, Republicans question nationwide vaccine mandate | ABC27

28M children in U.S. now eligible for Pfizer vaccine | ABC27

Report: US cancels vaccine maker’s multimillion dollar deal | Coronavirus |

Hundreds of children line up at Kennett Middle School for a jab of the COVID vaccine (

Children 5 to 11 cleared for COVID-19 shots across Pennsylvania (

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available for younger children in Pa. | WITF

Pediatricians, state health official say get kids vaccinated against COVID-19 | Coronavirus |

A pill brings new hope in the global fight against COVID-19 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Not all state employees are created equal, at least where vaccine incentives are concerned –

COVID is still crushing parts of the U.S., as the holiday season approaches | WITF



Job growth accelerated in October. Will it be enough? : NPR

Jobs Report Live News and Analysis – The New York Times (



We need to find a better way to balance police budgets | Roger Chesley – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Active duty police in major U.S. cities appear on purported Oath Keepers rosters | WITF



At Owls on the Hill, students make the case for Temple’s funding | Temple Now

113 school board candidates supported by ‘Back to School’ PAC win races with more possible (

Guest Opinion: No more student lunch debt (

Guest Opinion: GOP school board wins will, hopefully, bring reform (

Editorial: School bus issues require public’s help – Daily Local

Cabrini University targets Dreamers and adult learners to bolster enrollment – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pocono voters elect incumbents, newcomers to school boards (

Social media a part of Scranton union strike | Education |

National union president encourages Scranton teachers | Education |



‘It was an honest mistake’: Gov. Wolf’s wife drops off his ballot, violating Pa. election law (

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s wife dropped off his mail ballot, violating state election law · Spotlight PA

Political focus now moves to 2022 midterms in Pa. | WJAC (

Ben Waxman Announces State Rep Candidacy – Jewish Exponent

Pennsylvania Republicans Court Bridgewater CEO and Army Veteran for Senate Race (

Election Marred by Ballot Problems in Montco, Delco Lead to Call for Recount – DV Journal (

City council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El to announce primary challenge of 16-term Rep. Mike Sturla | PA Power and Policy |

Lancaster to start counting ‘unprecedented’ 52,300 write-ins, could flip 4 school board races | PA Power and Policy |

Analysis: Democrats show signs of strengthening in Pittsburgh and its suburbs | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

After Virginia, GOP amplifies debate over race and education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clout has three questions every Election Day. Some politicians answered. Everyone dodged the third one. (

Mail-in ballots impact Leechburg Council race, boost 2 incumbents and knock out another |

Fresh off 2021 wins, Pa. GOP eyes a bright midterm. Can Democrats stop them? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why education was a top voter priority this election | WITF



Energy Department Aims to Slash Cost of Removing Carbon From the Air – The New York Times (

Ali Zaidi, General McLane grad, serves as Biden’s deputy national climate adviser (

EPA proposes rules that would target methane releases from existing gas sites | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After her hunger strike for the climate, Philadelphian Abby Leedy keeps marching (

Va.’s Kaine, others, look to add Chesapeake Bay cleanup provisions to Pentagon spending bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Climate change is a justice issue: These 6 charts show why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Let’s change the future for our children by taking action today on climate change | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



$30 million interchange to link Route 130, Pennsylvania Turnpike | Pennsylvania |



One boy’s struggles at CHOP show how Pa. can’t meet the needs of severely autistic kids (

Report: Pandemic exposed deep disparities in health coverage for Pa. kids | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


State News

Pennsylvania has billions in federal aid that could help Lehigh Valley taxpayers – The Morning Call (

Pa. American Water program marks 30 years helping customers in need – The Mon Valley Independent

Pennsylvania officials tout commitment to agriculture | Pennsylvania |

PPL residential rates to soar 26%, nearly matching 10-year high | Local Business |

Biden nominates Philadelphia exec Mike Gerber to serve on Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Wine & Spirits customers encouraged to ‘shop early’ for the holiday season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Immigrant groups frustrated by inaction in D.C. block traffic in front of Sen. Casey’s Philadelphia office | WITF


National News

Jury in the Ahmaud Arbery case is 11 white people and 1 Black man : NPR

A supply chain bottleneck at the nation’s seaports is causing cargo backlogs : NPR

Penn National shares plummet on earnings miss, allegations against Barstool’s Portnoy – Philadelphia Business Journal (


Local News

New playground opens to much fanfare at West Chester’s Everhart Park – Daily Local

Rita Frealing: First African American and Female Mayor-elect of Gettysburg (

Chester County Democrats continue ‘blue’ streak – Daily Local

Proposed 2022 county budget includes no tax increase (

Upper Burrell supervisors call for 20% real estate tax hike for 2022 |

Diwali in Bucks County: Indian community creates understanding with festival of lights (

Some of Allentown’s top officials can now live outside the city, but with limits, voters decide. Here’s what it means. – The Morning Call (

East Union Twp. supers propose tax increase | News |



Highland Hose in Tarentum celebrates a pair of 50-year members |

Business community reacts to Ed Gainey’s election win – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Gainey to bring new energy along with a familiar presence as Pittsburgh’s new mayor – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Incumbent Dem Coghill poised to keep seat in City Council race against Green candidate Mulvaney | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County’s eviction moratorium extension rejected by court | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pope Francis appoints Father Mark Eckman auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh to host 2022 meeting of world’s energy ministers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grant program channels more than $836K to Black creatives in Pgh – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Philadelphia Voters Approve Marijuana Referendum Calling For Statewide Legalization – Marijuana Moment

Philadelphia Overwhelmingly Votes To Decriminalize Cannabis | Benzinga

Dr. Cheryl Bettigole named Philadelphia health commissioner – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Camden’s Cramer Hill Waterfront Park to open on former dump site (

Trash pickup delays in Philadelphia rose during pandemic, City Controller report finds (

Philadelphia City Council calls for hearings into child abuse cases that settled for millions (

Country’s oldest Thanksgiving parade resumes in Philadelphia | WITF

City Council addresses rat problem during Thursday’s session | Local News |’



House tees up vote on Build Back Better spending plan : NPR

Biden administration sues Texas over new voting restrictions |

The Biden administration is suing Texas over its new voting law : NPR

$1.85T domestic policy bill, $1T infrastructure package on brink of House votes, but fights remain | News |

House Democrats Hunt for Votes to Pass Biden’s Domestic Agenda – The New York Times (