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Legislature

How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once – honestcolumnist

Cannabis reforms defeat opposition | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (lewistownsentinel.com)

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Cannabis Banking Legislation – Cannabis Business Times

Wolf pushes PA Opportunity Program, $2,000 payouts to Pennsylvanians (poconorecord.com)

After failed election reform negotiations, Pa. GOP lawmakers take tougher approach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA House Passes Bill Banning Transgender Women From Competing On Women’s Sports Teams – LevittownNow.com

Cephas, Tartaglione announce $25.6M in funding for maternal, child health – home (spresscafe.com)

Lawmaker announces $25K grant for Doylestown Borough church – thereporteronline

Gov. Wolf Highlights Plan to Improve Business Opportunities in Pennsylvania – MyChesCo

Five Chester County organizations awarded $235,000 in state funding for security upgrades – Daily Local

Three 11th District Organizations Receive Nonprofit Security Grants – BCTV

State grants more than $500,000 to local religious nonprofits for security | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle (timesofisrael.com)

Delaware County to host first Sustainability Conference while receiving $600,000 for electric vehicles (delcotimes.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Berks COVID update: 27 more cases as 9 people remain hospitalized (dailylocal.com)

The data behind Philly’s return to masks, explained (inquirer.com)

HAP honors LVHN for COVID-19 vaccine strategy (poconorecord.com)

Shanghai Reports First COVID-19 Deaths Of Latest Outbreak : NPR

China’s GDP Data Hint at Heavy Cost of its Zero Covid Strategy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Pa. labor leaders respond to workplace allegations at state AFL-CIO – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How did $1.2M in PPP loans get to Pennsylvania unions? Congressional Republicans want to know | National | thecentersquare.com

More Wawa locations selling beer will open in Pennsylvania, CEO Chris Gheysens says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Small business owners raise prices to keep up with inflation | Business | citizensvoice.com

 

Crime/Punishment

2 dead, 9 injured in Pittsburgh Airbnb party shooting | ABC27

Mass shooting at Pittsburgh party results in multiple deaths, injuries | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Multiple shooters suspected in ‘war scene’ that killed 2, injured 8 on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

Philly’s shooting spree continues with a 3-year-old among 16 victims; 3 dead (inquirer.com)

Compassion is hard to come by in Pennsylvania’s broken prison system. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Her husband died after transfer to the hospital from Allegheny Co. jail. Now she wants answers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Patrick Lyoya shooting reopens debate about police interaction with Blacks | News | phillytrib.com

 

Education

Pennsylvania university looks to sell dorms to lessen ‘financial strain’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Guest Column: Times change, and so must education – Daily Local

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘People don’t understand’: Greater Johnstown students talk community unrest, district reputation | Local News | tribdem.com

Charter school reform could save Pennsylvania schools $373 million – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

The real school choice: Paying for career/technical education or charter schools | Opinionn – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bodine students walked out over conditions at their Philly high school. Here’s why. (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

‘Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver Torpedoes Dr. Oz’s Pennsylvania Senate Run: “He Seems Like A Nightmare” (yahoo.com)

Dave White and Bill McSwain trade barbs as governor’s race intensifies – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. primary election 2022: Your guide to the Democratic and GOP candidates for governor · Spotlight PA

GOP voters largely undecided weeks from primary · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Speaker Cutler spends $569,912 of campaign funds this election cycle | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Column: We’re giving the candidates some space — with conditions (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Opinion | Senator Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Can Win if We Keep Our Word – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Q&A with State Rep. Summer Lee – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Janet Diaz and Izzy Smith-Wade-El vying in May 17 primary to represent new 49th Legislative District | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Should Pennsylvania’s primaries be open to all registered voters? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Dem Andre Carroll hopes to bring his lived experience to the Pa. House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrats can win on the issues. But they need to sell them | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. 2022 Senate race fund-raising reports: John Fetterman way ahead of Conor Lamb (inquirer.com)

Pa. 2022 Senate race fund-raising reports: Mehmet Oz, David McCormick spend millions (inquirer.com)

Christie says Trump midterm endorsements won’t be ‘determinative’ – NewsBreak

 

Environment

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania has first case of highly pathogenic bird flu (mainlinemedianews.com)

These are the meaningful actions Pennsylvanians can take this Earth Month – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The state of emissions in Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Petroleum company fined $1 million for leaks into the Schuylkill (inquirer.com)

Organizers turn up the heat on Vanguard climate campaign (inquirer.com)

Rising tornado numbers linked to climate change, study says (wtae.com)

 

Transportation

Pa., national transportation agencies step up battle to eliminate distracted driving as deaths, injuries pile up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

USPSTF guidelines call for screening kids as young as 8 for anxiety : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flu cases, colds up in Western Pa. as people relax covid-19 precautions | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

Pennsylvanians react to Gov. Wolf’s stimulus check proposal – WPXI

Op-Ed: Pat Toomey should work to head off credit card swipe fee hikes (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pittsburgh law firm argues “first-of-its-kind” case in front of state Supreme Court | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

PUC approves sale of York Water Company to private business PAWC (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania’s getting over $15 million from Google this year | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

New Jersey marijuana: Can you bring it back to Pennsylvania? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

POLL: Pennsylvanians support funding hike for parks, forests – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Capital-Star Q+A: Nathan Reigner, Pa.’s first Director of Outdoor Recreation – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Greener pastures: A look at state agencies’ sustainability efforts in 2021 | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Missile Strikes In Western Ukraine Kill 6 : NPR

Speaking of genocide, President Joe Biden escalates the war of words over Ukraine | WITF

Washington state retools first-in-nation long term care benefit : Shots – Health News : NPR

File your taxes on time. Here’s what you should know about your refund | WITF

Tax Day 2022: What if the government filled out your tax form for you? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

FDA investigating Lucky Charms after reports of illness | WITF

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk | WITF

US rocked by 3 mass shootings during Easter weekend; 2 dead | News | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Freeze warning tonight, steady rain (& wet snow at times) Monday | ABC27

Two major fires in one week displace nearly 90 people (abc27.com)

Future for Middletown’s Stone Meadows Farm include homes, farming (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority attracts interested buyers (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Monroe County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (poconorecord.com)

Ukrainian refugees in Erie: Officials expect them to resettle here (goerie.com)

Lackawanna County aims to boost sports tourism | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Long-range data shows poverty reduced relatively little in Luzerne County | Business | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh police asking anyone with video, photos from mass shooting scene to share them (wtae.com)

Wilkinsburg officer strikes protester during demonstration against police brutality | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Ed Gainey marks 100 days as Pittsburgh’s mayor, learns to ‘fall in love with adversity’ | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Suit seeks to overturn renewed Philadelphia mask mandate (abc27.com)

Philly LNG Task Force Bill Has Bipartisan Support – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philadelphia Weekly to cease print publication – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Inflation hits Philadelphia consumers in their pockets | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘Agriculture is the culture’: FarmerJawn wants to reinvent agriculture education | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia school board member Maria McColgan resigns | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly adding more bike patrols to keep an eye on Center City | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

On Tax Day, Treasury Makes a Plea For More IRS Funding – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden to host Southeast Asian leaders for May 12-13 summit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette