Marijuana legalization bills make progress in Pennsylvania General Assembly | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patients Could Buy Edibles Under GOP Senator’s Bill – Marijuana Moment

Pennsylvania bill introduced to allow edible weed products in medical program | Weed | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pa. lawmaker wants to ban Delta-8 ‘to protect people’ (wearecentralpa.com)

Outside election funding divides Pennsylvania General Assembly | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Senate committee advances bill targeting transgender girl athletes (abc27.com)

Emails highlight influence, access of PA casino lobby in gaming machines, skill games fight (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Change the rules, fix what ails our legislature (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

#FixHarrisburg aims to change how Pennsylvania legislature works (or doesn’t) | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate committee’s efforts to eliminate ballot drop boxes, outside election funding move to full Senate vote this week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Pa. bill would make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists alike | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philly to start COVID-19 wastewater surveillance testing, joining CDC sewage monitoring (inquirer.com)

New COVID-19 cases still steadily rising | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com



U.S. inflation jumped 8.5% in the past year, the highest mark since 1981 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How soaring inflation forces stark choices on low-income Americans : NPR

Senate Covid-19 relief bill renews CERTS, establishes new grant programs for hard-hit industries – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

A shortage of baby formula is worsening and causing some stores to limit sales : NPR

Etsy sellers start a week-long strike over increased fees and other conditions : NPR

Worker shortages put focus on skills, pay and training | Business | phillytrib.com

Average gas prices may soon drop under the $4 a gallon mark; lowest in Pa. is $3.35 a gallon – pennlive.com

A new manufacturing training program in the Lehigh Valley provides classes at no cost to students | WITF



Prosecutors say a smuggling ring moved nearly 300 guns from Atlanta to Philadelphia : NPR



Trade Groups Say Career College Grads Vital to Fighting Labor Shortage in Supply Chain – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Elite colleges report 2nd year of record applications amid surge of test-optional policies – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Somerset school board approves ‘substantially higher’ bid prices for new year | News | tribdem.com

Use slot machine tax dollars for college scholarships, rather than to prop up the Pennsylvania horse racing industry [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Guest Opinion: We must oppose book banning, censorship at schools (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

The Road Ahead: School districts across southeastern Pennsylvania applying lessons from virtual learning (dailylocal.com)

Radnor School District to switch to virtual day for April 18 as COVID cases increase (delcotimes.com)

Wilkes-Barre Area tables sale of Meyers after getting a second offer | Times Leader

High school game umpires postpone walkout; will work through end of April | High School | thetimes-tribune.com



Republicans react to Donald Trump’s endorsement of Dr. Oz (abc27.com)

Are Coleman, Frye the Future of PA Conservatism? – PoliticsPA

Conor Lamb Senate bid: Says record puts him over John Fetterman (ydr.com)

The ridiculous price tag for a Senate race – CNNPolitics

Fetterman, Lamb, and Kenyatta talk gun violence at Gabby Giffords’ Philly forum (inquirer.com)

AG Josh Shapiro says he’ll fight challenges to Biden’s crackdown on ghost guns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony Moreno, former Pittsburgh mayoral hopeful, among Western Pa. candidates removed from primary ballot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Oversight of Pa. addiction recovery homes will begin soon, but operators slow to opt-in · Spotlight PA

Millions of birds impacted by avian flu since start of U.S. outbreak; could virus already be in county? | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Our View: Affordable Insulin Now Act doesn’t live up to its name (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvanians will now get a full year of Medicaid coverage after giving birth | WITF


State News

Pennsylvania labor federation requests investigation into workplace harassment allegations – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Wolf administration commissions study of public sector workplace protections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Chester Water Appeal in Aqua Case – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Sen. Toomey holds opioid roundtable with Lancaster health, public officials | Local News | lancasteronline.com

$1 million allocated to improve Darby rail crossing safety (delcotimes.com)

Wawa celebrates 58 years by offering free coffee Thursday for all customers chain-wide (delcotimes.com)

Yes, you can file your Pennsylvania income taxes online for free. Here’s how | WITF

Paid time off to vote? Pa. Rep. Cartwright wants to make it happen | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn Law’s Amy Wax makes more inflammatory comments on national TV (inquirer.com)


National News

Mariupol, Ukraine mayor says 10,000 civilians have died there in the Russian war (inquirer.com)


Local News

‘Trailblazing for women who come behind me’: Civic Club of Harrisburg elects first Black president – pennlive.com

Appreciate the outdoors and protect yourself from pests this spring [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Bush House Hotel owner Tom Skiffington on the condemnation controversy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

York Mayor Michael Helfrich: Lawsuit filed over oath of office (ydr.com)

Reading workers fence off dilapidated downtown property for emergency repairs (readingeagle.com)

Lackawanna County’s revamped rental assistance program working well, commissioners say | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Records show the Pirates’ payroll is often covered by ticket and food sales. Whether they should spend more has tormented fans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2022 Pittsburgh Power 100 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to relocate to Strip District produce terminal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here’s what you need to know if you’re attending the Bucs home opener | TribLIVE.com

Proposed Lawrenceville food hall wins zoning appeal, hopes to open in 2023 | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County councilman says he’d wear censure ‘like a badge of honor’ | TribLIVE.com



Councilmember Gym ready to address liveabilty in Philadelphia with 2023 budget | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia to reinstate mask mandate after rise in COVID cases : NPR

Return of Philly Mask Mandate Met With Dismay – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Fortune’s 2022 best places to work list includes 2 Philadelphia-area companies – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia arrests gunmaker as Biden regulates ghost guns | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s police should look like Philadelphia. Waiving the residency requirement makes that harder. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Innovate Capital Growth Fund, launched by Della Clark in Philly, supports women and BIPOC entrepreneurs (inquirer.com)



DOJ rule cracks down untraceable firearms known as ‘ghost guns’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What you should know about ‘ghost guns’ : NPR

Biden waiving ethanol rule to try and help lower gasoline prices (abc27.com)

Biden will allow summer sale of E15 gas : NPR

Biden urges Modi not to step up Indian use of Russian oil | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette