Sunday, November 26, 2023

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else--

-- Gov. Shapiro

-- TribLive/AP: Shapiro Says Unfinished Business Includes Private School Vouchers, More Public School Funding, Higher Minimum Wage

-- City & State PA: Shapiro’s First Press Club Luncheon Address: Working With A Divided Legislature, RGGI, School Funding, More

-- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Gov. Shapiro Claims He ‘Got Stuff Done’ In Year One, But His Critics Want More

-- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: Shapiro Says He’s Putting ‘Points On The Board’ After 10 Months In Office

-- Budget 2023

-- Citizens Voice: PA Is One Of 13 States Not Funding School Construction And Upgrades

-- The Center Square - Anthony Hennen: State Aid Again Overpays Townships To Support Local Pensions

-- PA House/Senate

-- Courier Times: Rep. Galloway Leaving Harrisburg For District Judge Job Could Shift Power In PA House

-- TribLive/PennLive: Lawmakers Get Holiday Gift-- 3.5% Pay Raise; Bumps Base Salary To $106,000

-- Warren Times Editorial: We Can’t Agree Entirely With Rep. Rapp On Closing Loopholes In Indoor Smoking Law

-- US Senate/House

-- Inquirer: Sen. Casey Talking Turkey Prices As Democrats Struggle With Messaging On The Economy

-- York Dispatch: Republican Con. Scott Perry Draws New Opposition From A Group Of Moderate Republicans

-- November 7, 2023 Election

-- PA Capital-Star: PA Dept. Of State ‘Satisfied’ Northampton County Election Results Meet Code After Election Day Voting Issues

-- PennLive: Northampton County Executive Resigns After Voting Problems Continue During Nov. 7 Election

-- TribLive: Westmoreland Election Ties Broken With Marble Drawings

-- 2024 Elections

-- Observer-Reporter Editorial: Elections Workers Should Not Have To Face Threats, Harassment

-- Triblive: Federal Judge: Mail-In Ballots Missing Handwritten Date Must Still Be Counted In All 67 Counties

-- Election Reforms

-- TribLive Editorial: What Is The Cost Of Special Elections?

-- National Politics

-- WITF: Kathy Boockvar Talks About Election Issues Ahead In 2024

-- Inquirer: PA Will Host Only 2024 Vice Presidential Debate

-- Miscellaneous State/Harrisburg Politics

-- Politics PA: 2023 Pennsylvania Society Events In New York City Next Weekend

-- PennLive Guest Essay: Why Pennsylvania Society Always Belongs In New York City - By Pennsylvania Society

-- TribLive/AP: Republican Ex-Federal Prosecutor In Philadelphia To Run For PA Attorney General

-- TribLive: Allegheny County Party Politics More Complicated Than It Seems

-- Inquirer: Leader Of Philly’s Moms For Liberty Conservative Group Is A Registered Sex Offender

-- PA Politics Of Russian Invasion

-- Erie Times: Heating Bills May Be Lower This Winter, But Help Is Still Available

-- Wilkes-Barre Times: Luzerne County Heating, Utility Aid Will Be Available To Many Shut Out Of Other Programs

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: PA Natural Gas, Electric Utility Prices Are About To Be Reset For The Winter  [Range Of Changes: Natural Gas (+149% to -64.2%); Electric (+18.8% to -25.7%)

-- The Center Square: Report: Pennsylvania Electricity Affordability Middle Of The Pack

-- WTAE: Turtle Creek Battery Manufacturer Eos Energy Promising A Safer Environment, More Jobs For The Region

-- Reuters: Utility-Scale Batteries Becoming Cheap Enough To Make Developers Abandon Scores Of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants

-- Post-Gazette Editorial: Reliable Power Means Applying Robust Reliability Standards To Natural Gas Infrastructure 

-- Tribune-Democrat Editorial: Reliable Power Means Shoring Up Natural Gas Infrastructure 

-- Reuters: Europe’s Natural Gas Crisis Is Over, But Not The Painful Adjustment

-- Bloomberg: Battle Brewing Over Plans For US Natural Gas LNG Export Boom

-- Village Of Reno Water Supply Contamination

-- The Derrick: DEP: Little Headway In Reno Oil Well Wastewater Cleanup In Venango County  [PaEN]

-- The Derrick: DEP: Little Headway In Reno Cleanup  [PDF of article]

-- Education

-- WITF: Groups Seek To Replace Scholastic Book Fairs With Books Written By Rightwing Pundits, Election Deniers In Lancaster County

-- Inquirer Editorial: Voters Sent A Clear Message - Extremists Don’t Belong On School Boards

-- Citizens Voice: PA Is One Of 13 States Not Funding School Construction And Upgrades

-- Health Care

-- TribLive: Tracking COVID Cases Shifts As Virus Rides Periodic Waves

-- TribLive: Another Round Of Free COVID Tests Available In Time For Holiday Travel

-- PennLive: Fewer PA Children Fully Vaccinated, Raising Concerns About Measles Outbreaks

-- Post-Gazette: PA Health Officials Warn Again About Upticks In Newborn Syphilis

-- Spotlight PA: Court Orders PA Health Dept. To Release Doctor Data For Medical Marijuana Certifications

-- TribLive: Nursing Care Facility Falsified Records To Earn Higher Federal Reimbursements, Witnesses Say

-- Law Enforcement

-- TribLive/AP: Republican Ex-Federal Prosecutor In Philadelphia To Run For PA Attorney General

-- The Economy

-- PennLive Guest Essay: PA Has One Of Most Successful Casino Industries In The Nation; We Should Protect It - By Parx Casino

-- Other

-- The Center Square: CATO: Pennsylvania ‘Freer’ Than Neighboring States

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Council To Weigh Creating City-Sanctioned Homeless Camps
[Posted: November 26, 2023]

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