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Legislature

What to watch in Pennsylvania politics this week | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Republicans renew attempts to require post-election audits | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania House committee advances bills that would end private election funding, Daylight Saving Time | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Wentling: Privatize historical markers, criticizes diversity efforts (goerie.com)

Pa. lawmakers look to adopt stronger concealed carry laws. What would change (theintell.com)

Bill upping penalty for fleeing on foot will just fill jails, lawyers warn | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Redistricting plans are underway, with little public oversight | Smart Talk (witf.org)

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Committee Meets Nov. 10 To Change Membership On DEP’s Air Quality Advisory Committee, Other Bills (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

What Dr. Fauci sees coming for the COVID pandemic this winter : NPR

Big Bird’s COVID-19 vaccine criticized by conservatives including Sen. Ted Cruz : NPR

Two dozen states sue Biden administration over vaccine-or-testing mandate. : NPR

Biden team defends worker vaccine rule, wants cases combined | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. mask mandate for public and private schools expected to end in January, Wolf says · Spotlight PA

Gov. Wolf to let state’s schools set mask rules in January | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf anticipates end to school mask mandate Jan. 17, 2022 (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania schools can set own mask policies in January | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Back to mask-optional in 2022? Many Lancaster County school officials welcome it | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Beginning in January, Pa. K-12 schools can modify, terminate universal mask mandate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Parents, lawmakers react to Gov. Tom Wolf’s reversal of school mask mandate | fox43.com

Pa. doctor shares advice on kids and masking as statewide order is set to lift (abc27.com)

Dying of COVID: York becomes eighth Pennsylvania county to pass 1,000 (ydr.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Philly’s Rebuild Ready offers pipeline to MWBE businesses -WHYY (inquirer.com)

GE is splitting into three separate companies for aviation, energy, health care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wabtec wins another major deal with Egyptian railway company | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Logistics company to hire hundreds of employees in greater Harrisburg area – pennlive.com

Supply chain challenges, worker shortages impacting local mushroom industry – Daily Local

Losses continue to mount for Willow Grove, Plymouth Meeting mall owner (theintell.com)

Gas prices soar, but could dip in weeks ahead | Business | standardspeaker.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Why Philadelphia is banning police stops for minor traffic violations : NPR

PG INVESTIGATION | Most Pa. police departments don’t tell FBI about shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposal would prevent Pittsburgh police from pulling over drivers for minor, secondary violations | TribLIVE.com

American Rescue funding requested for $11.8 million in Luzerne County prison projects | Times Leader

Police department regionalization again raised with vote in the Abingtons | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Education

PennDOT reports rise in school bus safety violations from last year (abc27.com)

After a student death, Rowan student group calls for more mental health services (inquirer.com)

How Penn State’s $60 million fine after Sandusky scandal has helped child advocacy groups 10 years later | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scranton teachers ‘shine a light’ on recovery, fair funding during candlelight vigil | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

These three Pennsylvania universities among top green power users in the nation – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Who wants to run for governor as a Republican in 2022? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Lancaster sees 52K write-ins, triple the norm for an off-year election (abc27.com)

Delco Election Worker Sues Trump and Supporters Over 2020 Election Fraud Allegations – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Senate candidate Sean Parnell testified he ‘never’ abused his estranged wife and children (inquirer.com)

Sean Parnell, at custody hearing, emphatically denies estranged wife’s charges that he abused her, their kids | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After Republican victories, Pa. Democrats must reassess plans for next election | Opinion (inquirer.com)

The big question of the 2022 midterms: How will the suburbs swing? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Voter turnout at 36% in Westmoreland County; elections board reviews problem ballots | TribLIVE.com

GOP candidate for governor, Dave White, brings campaign to Wilkes-Barre | Times Leader

A newly elected N.J. state senator shocked the political world. Then Donald Trump called. – pennlive.com

Dr. Nche Zama talks pro-life stance, election integrity, clean energy (poconorecord.com)

Sean Meloy announces PA-17 run, angling to be state’s first out LGBTQ member of Congress | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pgh activist looks to become Pa’s first openly LGBTQ member of Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Where we go next as a nation depends on us (theintell.com)

Racists won on Nov. 2. It doesn’t have to be that way in 2022 | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Progressives seek to expand political footprint in Philly through Pa. House and Senate races | Tribune | mdjonline.com

Senate GOP worries Trump could derail bid for majority – News Summed Up

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate seeks distance from far-left faction | News | gazette.com

NBC’s Chuck Todd Warns That Democrats Are In ‘Grave Danger’ Of Losing Congress In 2022 – The Political Insider

 

Environment

Barack Obama hits Russia, China for ‘lack of urgency’ on climate (inquirer.com)

Obama appeals to young activists to stay in climate fight | News | tribdem.com

Let’s start crafting environmental policy through an anti-racist lens | Rebuilding Philly (inquirer.com)

Summit held to discuss Pittsburgh’s ongoing air quality issues and high asthma rates | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT expects additional $4 billion over five years from infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Study links facing discrimination at a young age with future health issues : NPR

DEA cracks down on pharmacies prescribing Suboxone and Subutex : Shots – Health News : NPR

To increase health equity in Philadelphia, focus on the social determinants of health | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Falls Township recovery specialists going beyond 911 calls to address addiction, mental health (theintell.com)

Rates of syphilis passed onto infants are the highest Pennsylvania cities have seen in decades | WITF

Suicide risk among Black and LGBTQ youth is rising. A new center will study why | WITF

 

State News

Changes needed in PA to fix a neglectful nursing home system | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Some Pennsylvanians may be missing out on PA tax refunds (abc27.com)

Pa. Treasurer warns of text message scam targeting unemployment compensation recipients (abc27.com)

Infrastructure measure is good for Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Manchin tours West Wyoming manufacturer | Business | citizensvoice.com

Fight Pa. hunger, not each other, this holiday season (theintell.com)

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick’s ‘yes’ on infrastructure is the least of the GOP’s problems | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Milwaukee Bucks are the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016 : NPR

What does Zillow’s abrupt exit from iBuying portend for the direct-homebuying business model? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Secret recordings of NRA officials after Columbine school shooting show strategy : NPR

Families and communities are reunited as U.S.-Mexico border reopens | TPR

Could end of international travel ban brighten prospects for restart of Pittsburgh-London flights? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Europe bolsters pioneering tech rules with help from Haugen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Big cities aren’t dividing America. They hold the key to our collective future (brookings.edu)

 

Local News

DelVal Veterans Struggle to Get Promised Services – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

In Some Delco Towns, County Health Inspections Mean 500 Percent Fee Hike – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Full-scale Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade honors those who served | Times Leader

Forty Fort public works crews to offer trash collection service as alternative to private haulers | News | citizensvoice.com

Veterans Day Parade returns to Wyoming Valley for 76th year | News | citizensvoice.com

Environmental concerns raised about Wilkes-Barre Area’s athletic field project | News | citizensvoice.com

BARTA to offer vets free bus rides on Veterans Day (readingeagle.com)

Carlisle considers mandatory inspections of rental properties – pennlive.com

These 6 Lancaster County projects could get federal infrastructure money | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bethlehem leaders announce ‘No Home for Hate’ campaign against racism – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Tamaqua receives $608K through CRIZ program | News | standardspeaker.com

Hazle Twp. supervisors grant tax breaks for massive business park | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Peduto outlines budget priorities, touts accomplishments in last State of City address | TribLIVE.com

Gainey talks priorities, administration, election experience on virtual program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Display recognizing Pittsburgh veterans unveiled on Boulevard of the Allies | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Center City safety patrols increasing as more Philadelphia workers return to their offices – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Giant Co. opens automated fulfillment center outfitted with 69 robots in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A bought councilmember or pro-union politician? In the trial of John Dougherty and Bobby Henon, a jury will now decide. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District considers measure to prevent teachers from talking to the media (inquirer.com)

Balancing equity and growth is key for City Council’s tax reform plans | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Trash pickup delays hit some Philly neighborhoods harder than others, analysis shows | Local News | phillytrib.com

D.A. Office’s One-Stop Job and Resource Hub goes mobile | Local News | phillytrib.com

Veterans Day 2021: Philly museum will honor Black soldiers who served – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

What Biden’s $1T infrastructure package aims to do (abc27.com)

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Michael Flynn, John Eastman and other Trump allies : NPR

Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving | National News | thetimes-tribune.com

Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez | News | tribdem.com