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Legislature

Perry, Mastriano key players in Trump plan to overturn election: report (ydr.com)

A U.S. Senate investigation targeted Pa. Republicans Scott Perry, Doug Mastriano for aiding Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Senate report details Trump’s efforts to use DOJ to overturn election results | WITF

Report sheds new light on Pa. lawmaker’s role in Trump’s pressure on Justice Dept. over election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Yudichak’s Senate committee examines Pa.’s natural gas infrastructure | Times Leader

Senator Kearney Issues Statement on Charges Filed Against Energy Transfer Partners – MyChesCo

Muth, Senate Dems Hold Virtual Hearing on Legislation to Better Accommodate Working Pregnant Pennsylvanians – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania Senate committee not giving up on election bill after failed hearing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers passed a school ‘transparency’ bill. Here’s what’s in it. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania’s House majority leader still unconvinced about recreational cannabis | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania state lawmaker hospitalized in serious condition after car crash | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

GOP Rep. Dowling in ‘serious but stable condition’ after car accident – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania awards $20 million to schools, libraries for digital resources for students | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania to share gun data with three other states under agreement | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. teams up with 3 other states to share gun crime information | WITF

Pa., three other states to share gun crime data in new collaboration against gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Legislation in multiple states would ban transgender youth in sports (theintell.com)

Pa. lawmakers have been busy. But did they get anything done? That depends – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Success or stalling? Pa. House leaders have differing views on start of fall legislative session | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fact check: Pennsylvania bill proposing restrictions on male reproductive rights is satirical (msn.com)

Gov. Wolf, lawmakers discuss violence intervention and prevention grant opportunity for Pennsylvania’s communities – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Beam threatens to quarantine kids who refuse to cooperate with mandate | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

COVID-19 vaccine tracker: How many people have been vaccinated in the U.S.? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pfizer’s request to OK shots for kids a relief for parents – Daily Local

Palisades School District adds state order changes to COVID response plan (theintell.com)

COVID deaths leave thousands of U.S. kids grieving parents or primary caregivers | WITF

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,800 new COVID-19 cases; 3K hospitalized – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Amid COVID-19 surge, Allegheny County reports no new deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

September Jobs Report: U.S. Added Just 194,000 Jobs – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Medical marijuana giant Trulieve bringing 800 jobs to McKeesport (nextpittsburgh.com)

Anti-Plastics Push Puts PA Jobs At Risk – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How the rise of work-from-home is affecting recruiting efforts – The Business Journals (bizjournals.com)

Stock, bond and real estate prices are all uncomfortably high – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Kennedy Center stagehands authorize strike : NPR

Why there’s room for hope for the U.S. jobs market : NPR

U.S. industrial real estate market shatters nearly every record in Q3 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Covid-19 small business relief: Restaurant Revitalization Fund and more small business grants could be on the way – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Chester County business among four awarded low-interest loans – Daily Local

College Graduates Find Booming Job Market a Year After Pandemic Lows – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Will the September jobs report reflect a letup in the Delta variant? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Food inflation heats up, and energy crisis may make it worse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Does Texas Have More Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Than Pennsylvania? (keystonenewsroom.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Gov. Tom Wolf says Pa. reaches 20-year low in state prison population (goerie.com)

Bucks County mandating overtime to fill staffing shortage at Doylestown jail (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

11 of 59 Pennsylvanians charged in US Capitol riot plead guilty, prepare for sentencings – pennlive.com

Pa. restaurant owner gets served up federal prison time in $400K payroll tax dodge – pennlive.com

 

Education

University use of public-private partnerships starts to pick up after slow 2020 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

CASD disputes requested payments from charter schools – Daily Local

East Stroudsburg negotiating contract with teachers union (poconorecord.com)

Pa. Supreme Court ruling could sink Highspire plan to secede from Steelton-Highspire School District. – pennlive.com

Kutztown school board votes down COVID vaccine mandate, returns to in-person meetings with police presence – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Mars school board refinances bonds to save $500K | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tiktok fuels bathroom vandalism, teacher targeting, and security pranks at Philly-area schools (inquirer.com)

More than 10% of Hazleton Area students still study from home | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

Parents plan rally at Lake-Lehman stadium to protest student mask mandate | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Elections/Politics

Philly Voters’ guide to the 2021 general election in Pennsylvania (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Philadelphia opens mail ballot drop boxes for November election – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Democrats’ voter registration edge shrinks in key states | TheHill

Chris Deluzio announces $255K in campaign donations for suburban Pittsburgh race | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Bucks County 2020 election: Mail-in ballots, drop boxes top forum talk (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PODCAST: Sen. Dan Laughlin’s Bid for Governor Based on Bringing People Together – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Will November’s Municipal Elections Foreshadow the 2022 Midterms? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

MCSWAIN: Much-Needed Election Integrity Reforms Will Increase Voter Participation – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Erie County Executive race: Tyler Titus outraises Brenton Davis: Out-of-state donors result in 2-1 margin (goerie.com)

Complaint accuses Mike Kelly of using $100k of campaign funds at luxury resorts in alleged ethics violation | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Deadlines, mail ballots, drop box sites in Monroe County (poconorecord.com)

Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mike Stack is back and hankering for his old Northeast Philly seat in the Pa. Senate (inquirer.com)

Trump-endorsed Sean Parnell raises $1.1M for Pennsylvania Senate bid | News | gazette.com

POLITICO Playbook: Will endorsement-happy Trump cost GOP the Senate? – POLITICO

Man recorded stuffing Lackawanna County ballot boxes with more than one vote | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Environment

Huntington Beach shore is covered in oil. We must end coastal drilling (ydr.com)

Biden to restore 3 national monuments cut by Trump – Daily Local

Chester County Commissioners adopt new Climate Action Plan – Daily Local

6 aspects of American life threatened by climate change | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

New highway preview: PA Turnpike hosts community day Saturday for residents on new Southern Beltway | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Pennsylvania extends program to help medical workers prevent ‘doctor shopping’ for opioids | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Raise awareness, funds for Alzheimer’s | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Alzheimer and dementia cases rise health officials express concern about a lack of care options | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Americans are getting flu shots more enthusiastically than before COVID but not as early as in 2020 (abc27.com)

People living with HIV ask for ‘dehumanizing’ state laws to be taken off the books | WITF

Until we change the way breast cancer is studied, Black women will continue to suffer | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)

Tower Health and Health Partners Plans sign provider agreement (readingeagle.com)

 

State News

Toomey votes against extending, raising national debt limit; Senate votes to approve both – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Fitzpatrick applauds Senate passage of bill designating Sept. 11th National Memorial Trail – thereporteronline

Leaks reveal messy coverup attempts | Editorial | republicanherald.com

SHEPSTONE: Shapiro’s Mariner East Move Is About Politics, Not Public Safety – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania AG Shapiro sues Philadelphia Comic Con organizer – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania releases 2020 child abuse report, drop in CPS reports from 2019, rise in deaths (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania AG Shapiro sues Philadelphia Comic Con organizer – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. Health Dept responds to “bullying” accusation, says document taken out of context | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pennsylvania child abuse deaths increased 43 percent in 2020 (poconorecord.com)

After ‘emotion and contention and newspaper stories,’ PSERS board to dump costly hedge funds – pennlive.com

Pa. is 2nd in body-confidence ranking – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PSERS, in a sweeping shift, agrees to buy more U.S. stocks and dump costly hedge funds (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania is keeping more foster kids with their families and out of group homes | WITF

 

National News

New Quarters Will Honor Maya Angelou, Sally Ride And Other Women From History : NPR

Tesla says it’s moving its headquarters to Austin | KUT Radio, Austin’s NPR Station

Journalists from Philippines, Russia win Nobel Peace Prize : NPR

The Postal Service is slowing the mail to save money. Critics say it’s a death spiral : NPR

Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows | News | tribdem.com

Youth turning to TikTok, Reddit to protest Texas abortion ban (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Altoona may adjust business privilege tax ordinance | News, Sports, Jobs – Altoona Mirror

A new immigrant detention center will open in former Clearfield County prison | 90.5 WESA

County: DA’s access restricted; full-time assistant resigns | News | tribdem.com

Luzerne County Council and DA appealing court ruling on DA election timing | Times Leader

Reading introduces budget ordinance with no tax hike | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Delco housing market levels out after buying frenzy – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lancaster EMS still running circles around the city while short-staffed (abc27.com)

Domestic violence: Erie DA’s new unit gets cell phones to help victims (goerie.com)

Delaware County Council appoints Solid Waste Authority member in contentious vote (delcotimes.com)

Downingtown struggles to shake aftermath of Ida’s floodwater damages with an estimated $10 million in losses for entire community – Daily Local

Lawrence, Gale address mail-in ballot error during Montgomery County Commissioners meeting – Mainline Media News

Allentown City Council rejects using money from homeless account for Lights in the Parkway display – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Food pantries in Lackawanna County see continued need for services | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Locks changed on warehouse where voting machines are stored | News | citizensvoice.com

CEO preparing for 42nd Annual Thanksgiving Project | Times Leader

State officials report people continue to find refuge from COVID in the outdoors (readingeagle.com)

Hurricane Ida: Berks County residents can get disaster assistance (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Proclamations Celebrating 35 Years – insideHPC

OP-ED: Why not having a car in Pittsburgh makes COVID testing an ordeal that worsens community spread | Opinion | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Coalition of Black Pittsburgh officials looking to stem rising violence and create ‘a city of peace’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Regulators clear the way for Clearway Energy to take over Downtown Pittsburgh’s steam network | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Here are the Philly political players and groups likely to come up at the ‘Johnny Doc’ trial (inquirer.com)

COVID tests in Philadelphia: Why is it so hard to find one? – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Philadelphia CPA firm leaders respond to PwC’s move to remote work – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

South Philadelphia’s FDR Park set for major overhaul | Local News | phillytrib.com

Local diverse chambers of commerce launch alliance to work collectively | Business | phillytrib.com

Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior | Local News | phillytrib.com

Roaches invaded her North Philly home. She blames the abandoned house next door. And the city is silent. | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Bobby Henon’s lawyer grills FBI agent over wiretaps in bribery trial (inquirer.com)

Should expanded outdoor dining be permanent in Philly? A struggle over who decides is at the center of the debate. (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Senators OK lift for the federal debt limit : NPR

Senate Approves Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling and Avert Default, for Now – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Senate dodges U.S. debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jan. 6 panel issues subpoenas for ‘Stop the Steal’ group : NPR

Jack Markell is Biden’s point person on Afghan refugees at White House : NPR

U.S. and Mexico are negotiating a new security deal : NPR

With Biden Agenda at Stake, Activists Target Sinema, Dividing Democrats – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden, Democrats can get on the same page at Camp David (theintell.com)