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Legislature

Pennsylvania eyes retirement-savings plan for its portfolio
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-eyes-retirement-savings-plan-for-its-portfolio/

Montco districts could save $20M a year under cyber-charter reform bills
https://www.timesherald.com/news/montco-districts-could-save-m-a-year-under-cyber-charter/article_9840c69d-d5b1-5dbd-b375-ec9e9c97433f.html

Insurance industry not sold on amendment to help clerical abuse victims
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/insurance-industry-not-sold-on-amendment-to-help-clerical-abuse/article_889dc83c-f260-576f-a357-2d27e3bec76e.html

Legislating by lobbyist: Report calls out state rep for pushing “model’ bills
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/22/Model-legislation-state-representatives-Tom-Murt/stories/201904220018

State needs tax reform
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/state-needs-tax-reform-1.2472960

Don’t penalize naloxone buyers
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/don-t-penalize-naloxone-buyers-1.2473093

Administration

Wolf, Rendell help open long-awaited One Ardmore project
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/news/wolf-rendell-help-open-long-awaited-one-ardmore-project/article_287004b2-6083-11e9-a35f-bbb86105d5ec.html

Business

Reading 46th in the nation for good jobs that don’t require college degree
https://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/bachelors-degree-not-the-only-path-to-success

Mariner East 1 pipeline will restart on Monday
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/mariner-east-1-pipeline-will-restart-on-monday

Sunoco to restart Mariner East 1 after agreeing to new safety measures
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/sunoco-to-restart-mariner-east-1-after-agreeing-to-new-safety-measures.php

Catholic Church

Due process for priests: Fairness has been sacrificed for appearances
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/22/Due-process-priests-fairness-abuse-church-religion/stories/201904220017

Crime/Punishment

District judges in Berks County jail more people for lack of money than anywhere else in Pa.
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-district-judges-top-pa-list-of-lockups-over-collateral

5 years after a Berks woman died in prison, defendants are still jailed for not having money
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/thats-not-a-justice-system

Education

Holy Cross mock trial team gears up for national championship
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/holy-cross-mock-trial-team-gears-up-for-national-championship-1.2473242

Controversial pick for Harrisburg School District solicitor owes business tax to city, schools: court document
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/controversial-pick-for-harrisburg-school-district-solicitor-owes-school-taxes-city.html

Complete chaos in Harrisburg schools is hurting our children and jeopardizing city’s future | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/04/complete-chaos-in-harrisburg-schools-is-hurting-our-children-and-jeopardizing-citys-future.html

Radnor, Newtown residents oppose ‘Taj Mahal’ athletic field in their backyards
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/delaware-county-christian-school-field-radnor-newtown-square-20190421.html

Temple University holding first ‘open negotiations’ with faculty: ‘This was us watching the sausage being made’
https://www.philly.com/news/temple-university-contract-negotiations-faculty-20190420.html

These students borrowed $35K plus for an unaccredited program that closed. Years later, their debts remain
https://www.philly.com/business/student-debt-repayment-sanford-brown-ultrasound-unaccredited-20190421.html

Elections/Politics

Pa. is spending millions on election security, but the effort has its critics
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/in-wake-of-mueller-report-what-is-pa-doing-to-bolster-election-security.html

Register to vote in Pa.: Today is the last day for the 2019 primary election. It takes just a few minutes.
https://www.philly.com/politics/election/pa-register-to-vote-2019-primary-election-20190422.html

Today is deadline to register to vote in primary
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/today-is-deadline-to-register-to-vote-in-primary-1.2473123

Gaming

Demolition starts for mini casino in Hempfield, township says
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/demolition-starts-for-mini-casino-in-hempfield-township-says/

Local News

Testing of abandoned mine shafts underway at Wilkes-Barre site
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740904/testing-of-abandoned-mine-shafts-underway-at-wilkes-barre-site

Proposed lobbyist hire on Tuesday’s Luzerne County Council voting agenda
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740870/proposed-lobbyist-hire-on-tuesdays-luzerne-county-council-voting-agenda

County council to vote on hiring lobbyist group
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/county-council-to-vote-on-hiring-lobbyist-group-1.2473117

Beyond the Byline: We all have a few new heroes to celebrate
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740771/beyond-the-byline-we-all-have-a-few-new-heroes-to-celebrate

Jessup mulls reducing garbage fees by $100
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/jessup-mulls-reducing-garbage-fees-by-100-1.2473254

PHRC meeting set for tonight
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/phrc-meeting-set-for-tonight-1.2473108

Lower Burrell considering tax break for firefighters
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/lower-burrell-considering-tax-break-for-firefighters/

Farmer’s market returning to downtown Greensburg
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/farmers-market-returning-to-downtown-greensburg/

Business projects booming on Greensburg’s South Pennsylvania Avenue
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/business-projects-booming-on-greensburgs-south-pennsylvania-avenue/

Youth and community center opens in Hopewell
https://www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20190422/youth-and-community-center-opens-in-hopewell

Unwell Water
http://gatehousenews.com/unwellwater/home/site/buckscountycouriertimes.com/

Marijuana

Cannabis festival draws thousands to Scranton
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740769/cannabis-festival-draws-thousands-to-scranton

National News

Ohio man on beer fast drops 44 pounds during Lent
https://triblive.com/news/world/ohio-man-on-beer-fast-drops-44-pounds-during-lent/

‘Have you ever smoked marijuana?’: How FBI stumped former fed chief, and other gems
https://www.philly.com/wires/bloomberg/smoking-pot-political-heat-fed-history-alan-greenspan-janet-yellen-20190419.html

Philly

30th Street Station’s interior is now historically preserved — only the fourth indoor space in Philly
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/30th-street-station-interior-historically-preserved-city-council-amtrak-flipboard-20190423.html

In the basement of CHOP, warehouse workers say they’re held to impossible quotas
https://www.philly.com/news/warehouse-workers-quotas-rate-childrens-hospital-of-philadelphia-canon-20190422.html

‘A feeling I didn’t get from orchestra’: Why a Curtis Institute grad teaches band at South Philadelphia High School
https://www.philly.com/life/south-philadelphia-high-school-music-band-curtis-institute-nozomi-imamura-20190428.html

Philly city commissioners election 2019: A look at the elected office that runs elections
https://www.philly.com/politics/election/philly-city-commissioners-election-2019-guide-20190420.html

Come to our event Monday, meet all the primary candidates for Philly City Council face to face
https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-candidates-forum-philadelphia-curious-philly-primary-election-politics-20190420.html

Pitt

Youth Speaks: Pittsburgh’s young activists share perspectives as they call for change, seek support
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/04/21/Youth-Speaks-Pittsburgh-young-people-activists-change-support/stories/201903310019

Pittsburgh preserving historic tunnel mosaic under Bigelow Boulevard
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-preserving-historic-tunnel-mosaic-under-bigelow-boulevard/

State News

Westmoreland County population decrease largest in Pa.
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-county-population-decrease-largest-in-pa/

Have faith: Vaccination works | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/measles-philadelphia-new-jersey-new-york-religious-exe-20190422.html

Wardens canvassing in 23 counties for dog licenses, vaccinations through June
https://triblive.com/local/regional/wardens-canvassing-in-23-counties-for-dog-licenses-vaccinations-through-june/

About 2,000 trees to be added along Bowmans Creek
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/about-2-000-trees-to-be-added-along-bowmans-creek-1.2473143

Monday Update: Debris from bridge site still littering banks of Lackawanna River
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/monday-update-debris-from-bridge-site-still-littering-banks-of-lackawanna-river-1.2473256

What is an ‘impaired’ waterway and why are there so many of them in Pennsylvania?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/what-is-an-impaired-waterway-and-why-are-there-so-many-of-them-in-pennsylvania.html

Pa.’s population is flattening after two decades of slow growth, but Philly/Harrisburg corridor continues to grow
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pas-population-is-flattening-after-two-decades-of-slow-growth-but-philly-harrisburg-corridor-continues-to-grow.html

Eastern Pennsylvania’s population growth bypasses western Pa.
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/eastern-pennsylvanias-population-growth-bypasses-western-pa.php

In wake of Grace Packer murder, volunteers seen as solution to “overwhelmed” system
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-county-casa-shortage-20190421-pm7mzwzg6fae3fkwegilyln74i-story.html

Transportation

Interstate system deteriorating, with no fix in sight
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/21/Interstate-highway-system-PennDOT-funding-federal-gas-tax-pennsylvania-transportation/stories/201904200008

PennDOT expects to begin new $300M program for rural roads, municipal bridges this year
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/21/PennDOT-Pennsylvania-budget-spending-rural-roads-paving-municipal-bridges-flooding-landslides/stories/201904210021

Turnpike nixes idea of a joint contract for tunnel upgrades to avoid borrowing more money
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/22/Pennsylvania-Turnpike-five-tunnels-joint-contract-avoid-debt/stories/201904210072

New system will help track LCTA ridership
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-system-will-help-track-lcta-ridership-1.2473155

4 killed after vehicle traveling wrong way on Beaver County road hits another
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2019/04/22/Four-killed-after-vehicle-traveling-wrong-way-on-Beaver-County-road-hits-another/stories/201904220077

Hazleton drivers among state’s safest
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/hazleton-drivers-among-state-s-safest-1.2473126

Allentown airport runway renovations will stop flights for 52 hours, but not buses, disaster drills, maintenance
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lvia-closing-for-repairs-20190422-xudwbypfrneopksm4a5fpf4uti-story.html

Route 309 lane closures for signal upgrades planned through next fall
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190421/route-309-lane-closures-for-signal-upgrades-planned-through-next-fall

Washington

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/04/21/Rudy-Giuliani-Nothing-wrong-with-President-Trump-camp-taking-Russian-help/stories/201904220062

Democrats will meet in the next few weeks to discuss impeachment, Rep. Adam Schiff says
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/democrats-will-meet-next-few-weeks-discuss-impeachment-rep-adam-schiff-says-20190421.html

Financial report card: Which local members of Congress got the most support?
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/financial-report-card-which-local-members-of-congress-got-the-most-support

World News

More than 200 killed, hundreds more wounded in Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2019/04/21/Explosions-blasts-terror-attack-Sri-Lanka-Easter-Sunday-2019/stories/201904210145