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Legislature

Sen. Dave Argall: Why ban “Zuckerbucks”? (broadandliberty.com)

Witnesses ask Pennsylvania Senate to let 1.1 million independents vote in primaries | Election | standardspeaker.com

Constitutional amendment to sell off liquor stores would pass: poll – pennlive.com

Wolf’s climate rule to be published, making Pa. first fossil fuel state to price carbon | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State invests in walking and biking trail to connect Hazelwood and Greenfield | 90.5 WESA

Federal funds to support improvements in Dickson City, Archbald | News | thetimes-tribune.com

PHOTO GALLERY | Johnstown airport receives $4 million in federal funding for access road | News | tribdem.com

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Why Hasn’t the U.S. Asked for a Stay in the Mask Mandate Case? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Most in Delaware Valley Give Mask Mandates a Thumbs Down – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

COVID-19 study: Unvaccinated children – especially Black children – hit hard by Omicron wave | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

The travel mask mandate’s gone, but how safe is public transport? : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania has lost 30,000 nursing home workers since start of pandemic | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Bucks County leaders learn difficulties of life after incarceration (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Erie juvenile violence: Leaders urge unified approach amid crime surge (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania State troopers shoot at drivers fleeing traffic stop, raising questions about controversial practice | WITF

 

Education

Allentown School District is looking to raise taxes by more than 5% – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

PA Workers Ask: Why Should We Pay for College Debt Relief? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Temple University President Jason Wingard wants to change Philadelphia’s higher ed culture – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Fetterman fends off attacks in Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate Debate (abc27.com)

Out-of-State Money Pours Into PA – PoliticsPA

Front-runner Fetterman defends his platform, 2013 Braddock incident in Democratic U.S. Senate debate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Television debate exposes Democrats’ differences in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race | WITF

Fetterman defends platform, 2013 Braddock incident in fiery Democratic U.S. Senate debate – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pair trade barbs in Pennsylvania Republican lieutenant governor’s race sideshow | WITF

Dr. Oz: ‘Commence an Operation Warp Speed for American energy’ (theintell.com)

Pa. Battleground Poll: Dems can win on immigration if the message is right | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Carla Sands Says She’s the ‘America First’ Candidate for U.S. Senate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lancaster County Elections Board signs off on polling place changes for May 17 primary; mail-in ballot dropoff moved inside elections office | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County on-demand voting begins Monday; more poll workers needed for primary (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Montgomery County election board authorizes relocation of satellite office, polling places (mainlinemedianews.com)

Mail ballot drop-off locations in Lehigh, Northampton County – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Luzerne County mail-in ballot error won’t happen again, state election official testifies | Election | standardspeaker.com

 

Environment

Sheetz customers can celebrate Earth Day through app (abc27.com)

For Earth Day 2022, local groups offer ideas for how Lancaster County residents can support the environment | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Emmaus sues maker of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Transportation

Berks, Montgomery commissioners vote to form passenger railroad authority (readingeagle.com)

Berks, Montgomery counties agree to form passenger rail authority. It could be the key to restoring rail service between Reading and Philly – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Health

Court Issues Injunction Stopping All Inspections by New Delco Health Dept. – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Crozer Health announced closures of county treatment centers come June (delcotimes.com)

Pa.’s most unhealthy county launches program to boost resident health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why the CDC issued an alert on rare liver disease in children : NPR

 

State News

White House: Pa. to receive additional $19.3M to help cover home energy costs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Will Recreational Marijuana Be Coming Soon to PA? – PoliticsPA

Majority of Pennsylvania voters support liberalizing liquor laws | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Avian flu infects birds at two more Lancaster County commercial poultry farms: USDA | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Bird flu drives free-range hens indoors to protect poultry | WITF

 

National News

Oil traders help Russia still make billions from crude exports : NPR

Disney to Lose Special Florida Tax Status Amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Clash – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A Look at the Textbooks Rejected by the Florida Department of Education – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Who was Patrick Lyoya? : NPR

A federal judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s new abortion law : NPR

High Court upholds excluding Puerto Ricans from aid for disabled and blind : NPR

CNN+ shutting down weeks after launch (abc27.com)

Elon Musk says he has $46.5 billion to buy Twitter : NPR

As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Local News

International Spring Festival returns Saturday (pottsmerc.com)

Johnstown hosting public meetings on spending $30.7M in American Rescue Plan funds | News | tribdem.com

Bucks County leads PA in drug take-back efforts; holds event April 30 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Soaring Eagle zip line: Erie City Council delays vote, has questions (goerie.com)

Harrisburg halts State Street project over parking concerns – pennlive.com

 

Pitt

Leaders point to Aurora’s new HQ as latest example of Pittsburgh’s future as a robotics heavyweight | 90.5 WESA

Everything you need to know about the grand opening of Carnegie’s Library Park (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, in wake of North Side mass shooting, says ‘we can’t give up’ in efforts to stem gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shadyside residents battle over proposed 12-story apartment complex on S. Aiken Avenue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey: Ending violence in Pittsburgh will take citywide approach | TribLIVE.com

Former Catholic academy in Unity could see rebirth as nature preserve | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia overdoses could be helped by a Biden administration drug policy (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia residents decry gun violence as the city’s economy improves, Pew report finds (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia ends indoor mask mandate after four days – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia to end indoor mask mandate | Local News | phillytrib.com

District Attorney Krasner announces prosecution of officer for 2020 assault | Local News | phillytrib.com

Former Philly cop charged with aggravated assault in beating of a mother during 2020 unrest (inquirer.com)

Pew addresses how Philadelphia’s economic recovery is going | Local News | phillytrib.com

Gym introduces Commuter Benefits bill, aimed at cutting commuter cost | Local News | phillytrib.com

Will the government have a better shot at convicting Johnson at a second trial? | Local News | phillytrib.com

Affordable housing plan in North Philly that neighbors opposed passes Council (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Biden announces heavy artillery, other weapons for Ukraine – Delco Times

Biden announces $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine | News | phillytrib.com

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden executive action aims to preserve old-growth trees : NPR

Kevin McCarthy said in new audio he would get Trump to resign after Capitol riot : NPR