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Legislature

Lawmakers Laughlin and Collett are vouching for independent voters’ voices in primary elections – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania Legislators Highlight Name Change Legislative Package – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania Democrats are working to lower costs while Republicans push tax hikes – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Bill against trans girls in girls’ sports passes Pennsylvania state House (abc27.com)

Bill banning transgender students from sports passes Pa. House but is ‘destined for a veto’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania state house passes bill against trans girls in girls’ sports | WITF

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill would change plans for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor’s residence (abc27.com)

Pa. lawmakers to vote on bill that eliminates drop boxes (abc27.com)

Pa. senate republicans announce bill to eliminate ballot boxes | fox43.com

Pennsylvania House Republican’s Twitter account suspended (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Marijuana Banking Bill Heads To Senate Floor Following Second Committee Approval – Marijuana Moment

Pa. lawmakers look to ban potentially harmful ‘Delta-8’ products | wnep.com

Hershey’s Kisses could soon become Pennsylvania’s official candy | PhillyVoice

Governor proposes plan for untapped COVID funds – The Brown and White

Bill would give Legislature faster access to public records | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pa. Republicans help kill U.S. House bill honoring iconic Black judge | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lease or reimburse? Pa. House lawmakers chose the latter for their state-sponsored travel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly pushes Harrisburg to pass law allowing safer bike lanes on state roads | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Report: Pennsylvania 42nd in COVID-19 policy response | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Why the Employee Retention Credit might be worth a second look from small-business owners – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The new White House coronavirus czar calls for calm as BA.2 COVID cases rise : NPR

COVID has forced changes in the mental health field and will likely increase the need for services. (dailylocal.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Vice President Kamala Harris rallies union leaders in Philadelphia visit (inquirer.com)

Why there are growing fears the U.S. is headed to a recession : NPR

Biden waiving ethanol rule in bid to lower gasoline prices – Daily Local

Egg prices spike amid bird flu outbreak | Business | citizensvoice.com

Remote workers offered the chance to sample the lifestyle in PA Wilds – pennlive.com

I’m a DoorDash delivery driver. I deserve both flexibility and a safety net. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Editorial: Let health experts accompany cops, police and reformers agree | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

Northwestern parents object to social, emotional learning in schools (goerie.com)

Pequea Valley school board gets update on budget with projected 2.88% tax hike | Community News | lancasteronline.com

How did the Allentown School District feed more than 16,000 students during the pandemic? A new documentary will explain. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

With aid to spend, schools look for students who need help | Across America | phillytrib.com

Bristol’s Destined for a Dream program celebrates 14 years of education (theintell.com)

Cumberland Valley to review 3 books in school library being challenged as unsuitable for kids – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

UPDATE: Jake Corman files petition to quit governor’s race, then decides to stay after talks with Trump, according to report – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Jake Corman petitions to remain in Governor’s race after filing to withdraw (abc27.com)

Trump slams Pa. governor candidate McSwain – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Jake Corman was getting out of the race for governor, then Trump called | WITF

Trump trashes McSwain, encourages Corman in Pa. GOP race (abc27.com)

High profile endorsements made in Penn. Senate primary | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

McConnell: GOP could flub midterms with ‘unacceptable’ candidates | WAVY.com

DelVal Republicans Have Mixed Views on Trump’s Oz Endorsement – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Inflation frustrates voters in a key congressional district : NPR

Democrats are considering big changes to the primary process ahead of 2024 : NPR

Lehigh Valley candidates knocked off primary election ballots – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

The teen vote is powerful. Here’s how to harness it in Pennsylvania. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

American use four times the energy needed for a good life : NPR

How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Study: Climate change fueled historic 2020 hurricane season’s rainfall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former PWSA supervisor pleads guilty to conspiracy in federal pollution case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Oklahoma governor signs a bill to criminalize most abortions : NPR

Allentown drug recovery center opens – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Majority of fentanyl causing Pa. deaths made in Mexico, contain chemicals from China | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

 

State News

Pennsylvania offering grants, loans to new farmers (abc27.com)

What are skill games, and why are they at the center of a multimillion-dollar fight · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows for appeal in case regarding assets of Chester Water Authority (delcotimes.com)

Reps. Houlahan, Baird introduce bipartisan legislation to simplify student loan forgiveness for public servants – Daily Local

Top Biden officials say Pa. will benefit from approval of bill boosting semiconductor industry – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Thousands of Pennsylvanians have applied for mortgage aid, but few have received help so far | WITF

Pa.’s refusal to pay legal stormwater fees unfairly burdens residential, commercial ratepayers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Biden accuses Putin of committing a ‘genocide’ in Ukraine | WITF

Florida lawmakers let DeSantis draw congressional map amid redistricting fight : NPR

New York LG Brian Benjamin arrested in fundraising scheme | WAMC

New York lieutenant governor resigns after being charged with bribery, fraud : NPR

10 people were shot at a NYC subway station in Brooklyn : NPR

Search for Gunman in Brooklyn Subway Shooting Continues: Live Updates – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

New York subway attack ‘person of interest’ was in Harrisburg, Philadelphia: reports – pennlive.com

California reparations panel to meet in San Francisco : NPR

3 things to know as Russia heads to a historic debt default : NPR

Search efforts intensify as Philippine death toll from floods rises to nearly 60 : NPR

Credit bureau TransUnion used deceptive marketing, government lawsuit alleges : NPR

Gilbert Gottfried, actor and comic’s comic, dies at 67 (dailylocal.com)

 

Local News

Lancaster County commissioners float plan to remove mail-in ballot dropbox, citing fraud concerns | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Kumon opens newest learning center in Yardley Borough – thereporteronline

Haverford becomes first municipality in Delaware County to regulate the use of single use plastic bags (delcotimes.com)

‘Mr. Downingtown’ Bill Mason Sr. dies at 85 – Daily Local

‘Are we doing what’s best?’ How one Pa. fire department is trying to save its volunteer service – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Robertson appointed Luzerne County manager; council vote ends deadlock | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton developer still wants to buy Meyers High School for $2.1M after Wilkes-Barre Area gets another offer | Business | citizensvoice.com

Paving projects target parts of dozens of Scranton streets | News | thetimes-tribune.com

City residents share ‘quality of life’ solutions, concers | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh City Council passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags in the city | WITF

Port Authority fires 17 employees for not complying with covid-19 vaccine mandate | TribLIVE.com

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

Allegheny County has no plans for new mask rule mirroring Philadelphia’s, officials say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Council member Tom Duerr no longer facing censure for previous comments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Single-use plastic bag ban in Pittsburgh will start in 2023, City Council decides | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia stands out as only city to reinstate mask mandate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philadelphia restaurateurs worry reinstated mask policy will impact business from conventions, return to office – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

DelVal Suburbs Dump on Philly’s Mask Mandate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philly falls short of local purchasing goals during pandemic | Local News | phillytrib.com

A bought politician or bribery scheme invented by prosecutors? In Kenyatta Johnson’s trial, a jury will now decide. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia jail lawsuit settles with oversight agreement (inquirer.com)