State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, speaks about a proposed election audit at the Capitol. (Source: Commonwealth Media Services)
State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, speaks about a proposed election audit at the Capitol. (Source: Commonwealth Media Services)

Headlines:

Gov. Wolf signs state budget bills: The $11 billion package funds state government through next June, using $1.3 billion in federal CARES Act funds to offset expenses without tax increases. (Source: ABC 27)

Shops staying closed on Thanksgiving: Due to Covid-19, many retailers are deferring the start of their Christmas sales until Black Friday. (Source: LNP)

Most Pa. counties certify election results by Monday: President-elect Joe Biden leads in the state by about 81,000 votes. (Source: WITF)

 Committee rejects state House GOP audit resolution: Voting 2-1 along party lines, the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee said the proposed audit would unnecessarily duplicate an audit already being conducted under existing law. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National roundup: President Trump grudgingly allows transition to start, without conceding defeat. (Source: NPR) Risk of Thanksgiving exacerbating pandemic is "extremely high." (Source: AP) Covid-19 cases flood hospitals in small-town America. (Source: Reuters) Biden selects national security advisers. (Source: AP)

Tim Stuhldreher