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Legislature

PA Senate committee to hold hearing in Pittsburgh on methane emissions
http://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pa-senate-committee-to-hold-hearing-in-pittsburgh-on-methane-emissions/

Speed cameras coming to Pennsylvania
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/speed-cameras-coming-to-pennsylvania-1.2473514

Pennsylvania utility regulator speaks out against state Senate’s nuclear bailout bill
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/pennsylvania-utility-regulator-speaks-out-against-state-senates-nuclear-bailout-bill.php

Bill proposes tax break for Olympians in Pennsylvania
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/bill-proposes-tax-break-for-olympians-in-pennsylvania.php

Mariner East 1 pipeline back in operation
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/mariner-east-pipeline-back-in-operation/article_786291e4-654f-11e9-bd12-a3de82198944.html

Officials discuss strategy to keep Berks Heim in county hands
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/county-officials-discuss-strategy-to-keep-berks-heim-in-county-hands

Naming state amphibian promotes education, environment, senator says
https://www.dailyitem.com/the_danville_news/news/naming-state-amphibian-promotes-education-environment-senator-says/article_7aa7287c-ce09-597e-a527-d13ba4f5df77.html

How many hellbenders live in Western Pa.? Group hopes to learn this summer
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/how-many-hellbenders-live-in-western-pa-group-to-search-this-summer/

Local rep sponsors public hearing to address brewery ‘taproom tax’
https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2019/04/22/local-rep-sponsors-public-hearing-to-address.html?iana=hpmvp_pit_news_headline

State Rep. Lori Mizgorski appointed to Port Authority board of directors
http://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/state-rep-mizgorski-appointed-to-allegheny-county-port-authority-board-of-directors/

All workers should have saving option
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/all-workers-should-have-saving-option-1.2473351

Keeping them honest: Pa. should resurrect idea of public integrity unit
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/04/23/Keeping-them-honest-Pennsylvania-should-resurrect-idea-of-public-integrity-unit/stories/201904230036

State representative announces plans for spring cleanup event
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/state-representative-announces-plans-for-spring-cleanup-event-1.2473491

Business

Underground wastewater pipelines can be a big, unregulated business in Pennsylvania
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/04/22/Underground-produced-water-pipelines-pennsylvania-DEP-marcellus-shale-fracking/stories/201904220009

Easton’s Weyerbacher Brewing files for bankruptcy, announces new majority owner
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-weyerbacher-brewing-files-for-bankruptcy-new-ownership-20190422-z2anpjwjgzgw7god5v3bbyi754-story.html

State unemployment rate, payrolls set new records
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190422/state-unemployment-rate-payrolls-set-new-records

Crime/Punishment

White supremacist, a repeat offender, is newly accused of threatening Jews, gun-ban advocates
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/04/22/hardy-lloyd-white-supremacist-pittsburgh-online-hate-terrorism-jews-gun-ban/stories/201904220123

Judge orders release of teen’s school records in WB slaying case
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740938/judge-orders-release-of-teens-school-records-in-wb-slaying-case

District courts of Xavios, Patton among leaders in no-collateral jailings in Pennsylvania
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/district-courts-of-xavios-patton-among-leaders-in-no-collateral-jailings-in-pennsylvania

Education

State commission hears experiences of HASD students
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/state-commission-hears-experiences-of-hasd-students-1.2473454

At rally and meeting, Scranton school officials demand more state funding
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/at-rally-and-meeting-scranton-school-officials-demand-more-state-funding-1.2473415

McKeesport Area School District working toward agreement with students after rejecting black student union
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/04/22/McKeesport-School-District-working-toward-an-agreement-with-students-who-sued-after-officials-rejected-their-push-to-form-a-black-student-union-club/stories/201904220094

Facing $28 million deficit for next year, Allentown School District looking to borrow money to cover $7 million hole in this year’s budget
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-allentown-schools-finance-20190423-fvk57wzdqndb3g7wpmaeskaxya-story.html

Auditor General threatens new action if Harrisburg School District continues to refuse access to state auditors
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/auditor-general-threatens-new-action-if-harrisburg-school-district-continues-to-refuse-access-to-state-auditors.html

Harrisburg School Board, in special meeting, rehires James Ellison as in-house solicitor
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/harrisburg-school-board-in-special-meeting-rehires-james-ellison-as-in-house-solicitor.html

Former Cal U football player’s suit against NCAA headed to trial
https://triblive.com/local/regional/former-cal-u-football-players-suit-against-ncaa-headed-to-trial/

After 28 years opining on local politics, Tom Baldino retiring from Wilkes U.
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740943/after-28-years-opining-on-local-politics-tom-baldino-retiring-from-wilkes-u

Pennsylvania college state grant deadline approaches
http://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-college-state-grant-deadline-approaches/

Elections/Politics

Murrysville voters want judge to split two voting precincts to reduce lengthy Election Day lines
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/murrysville-voters-want-judge-to-split-two-voting-precincts-to-reduce-lengthy-election-day-lines/

Local News

Luzerne County prison health care provider pick delayed
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740990/luzerne-county-prison-health-care-provider-pick-delayed

Police union rescinds support for W-B mayor
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/police-union-rescinds-support-for-w-b-mayor-1.2473506

Fraternal Order of Police rescinds George endorsement
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740939/fraternal-order-of-police-rescinds-george-endorsement

Circus again draws fans, foes to armory
https://www.timesleader.com/news/740984/circus-again-draws-fans-foes-to-armory

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/drug-take-back-day-set-for-saturday-1.2473488

Greater Wilkes-Barre Taxpayers Coalition meeting rescheduled
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/greater-wilkes-barre-taxpayers-coalition-meeting-rescheduled-1.2473398

Scranton council, collection agency discuss $16.8M in trash fee delinquencies
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-council-collection-agency-discuss-16-8m-in-trash-fee-delinquencies-1.2473468

Scranton rec board seeks delay of coffee shop opening in Nay Aug Park
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-rec-board-seeks-delay-of-coffee-shop-opening-in-nay-aug-park-1.2473403

Packer Twp. begins hearings on Broad Mountain windmill plans
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/packer-twp-begins-hearings-on-broad-mountain-windmill-plans-1.2473405

Volunteers sought for Harrison war memorial committee
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/volunteers-sought-for-harrison-war-memorial-committee/

Exeter Township approves $2.5 million purchase of Promenade Shopping Center
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/exeter-oks-25-million-purchase-of-promenade-shopping-center

Reading council looking for permanent managing director
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-council-looking-for-permanent-managing-director

Hamburg awards $177,063 contract for street projects
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/hamburg-awards-17706334-contract-for-street-projects

Three cheers for Harrisburg’s turnaround, except its schools still need help | Commentary
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/04/three-cheers-for-harrisburgs-turnaround-except-its-schools-still-need-help-commentary.html

Marijuana

Pot company’s claims lead to a state inquiry over medical marijuana licensing rules
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pot-firms-press-release-claims-exceed-pa-medical-marijuana-laws-limits-draws-state-scrutiny.html

Natural Gas

Years after record Marcellus Shale fine was dropped, gas leak continues in Lycoming County
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/04/22/DEP-Range-Resources-Harman-Lewis-natural-gas-well-leak-Lycoming-Pennsylvania/stories/201903310037

Philly

What can Philly’s elected officials actually do about your property taxes?
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/tax-rate-property-assessment-kenney-clarke-opa-revenue-neutral-20190423.html

‘Why should I vote for you?’ Council candidates make their pitch
https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-primary-philly-elections-politics-forum-20190423.html

Back Bernie Sanders, city-owned bank, bike lanes? Council candidates ponder groups’ questionnaires
https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-philadelphia-primary-endorsement-candidate-questionnaire-20190424.html

First their school closed. Then its redeveloper ghosted. Now, Germantown residents say they’ve had enough.
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/germantown-high-school-redevelopment-revitalization-controversy-tax-sale-cindy-bass-stephen-kinsey-community-protest-20190423.html

Center City has come far, but it could get better
https://www.philly.com/business/retail/center-city-district-annual-report-philadelphia-growth-population-shopping-20190423.html

VisionQuest sues City of Philadelphia seeking to open center for migrant children
https://www.philly.com/news/immigrant-children-unaccompanied-minors-vision-quest-20190422.html

Court sides with Philly over same-sex parents in foster care
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/04/court-sides-with-philly-over-same-sex-parents-in-foster-care.php

Philly ranks low in availability of well-paying jobs for people without degrees
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/philly-ranks-low-in-availability-of-well-paying-jobs-for/article_6f690e46-030e-5f3a-99f7-d40540dfa967.html

Kate Smith’s racist song is ancient. But so are the wounds it reopened | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/kate-smith-flyers-rizzo-statue-editorial-20190422.html

A call to judicial candidates: Help prevent the next Glen Mills crisis | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/glen-mills-philadelphia-courts-judge-election-primary-20190422.html

The unnecessary headache of traveling with SEPTA Key | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/septa-key-philadelphia-transportation-tokens-20190422.html

Pitt

A rush for nurses strains colleges and hospitals as health care booms in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2019/04/22/Nurses-hospitals-Allegheny-Health-Network-UPMC-Pittsburgh-jobs/stories/201903110158

Allegheny Health Network CEO vows to expand amid Pittsburgh health care war
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/allegheny-health-network-ceo-vows-to-expand-amid-pittsburgh-health-care-war/

City officials, residents disagree on transportation service from Hazelwood to Oakland
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/04/22/Pittsburgh-Hazelwood-Oakland-The-Run-electric-shuttle-flood-mitigation-Pittsburgh-Water-and-Sewer-Authority/stories/201904220124

Downtown developer ready to go on $47.5 million innovation campus at Pittsburgh Technology Center
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/04/22/Elmhurst-Group-Pittsburgh-Technology-Center-Oakland-expansion-tech-flex/stories/201904220028

Vaccination rates are high in Allegheny County, but experts say there is room for improvement
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/04/22/Vaccines-Immunizations-measles-outbreak-Pennsylvania-student-law-Pittsburgh/stories/201904190007

Mark Madden: Half-empty PNC Park tells real tale of Pirates this season
https://triblive.com/sports/mark-madden-half-empty-pnc-park-tells-real-tale-of-pirates-this-season/

What would a $15 minimum wage mean for Pittsburgh workers?
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/what-would-a-15-minimum-wage-mean-for-pittsburgh-workers/Content?oid=14816401

Pittsburgh’s Buddhist community in ’emotional shock’ over Sri Lanka massacre
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/pittsburgh-buddhist-community-in-emotional-shock-over-sri-lanka-massacre/

Pittsburgh area events focus on female military veterans
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-area-events-focus-on-female-military-veterans/

8 Pittsburgh council candidates miss deadline for filing financial reports
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/8-pittsburgh-council-candidates-miss-deadline-for-filing-financial-reports/

2 shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/2-shot-in-pittsburghs-knoxville-neighborhood/

State News

Pa. Capitol to be lit in orange and green to honor victims of Sri Lanka bombings
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/pa-capitol-to-be-lit-in-orange-and-green-to-honor-victims-of-sri-lanka-bombings.html

Could Ohio project lead to offshore wind turbines in Erie County?
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190422/could-ohio-project-lead-to-offshore-wind-turbines-in-erie-county

Washington

Sen. Casey discusses skyrocketing costs of child care during local visit
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190422/sen-casey-discusses-skyrocketing-costs-of-child-care-during-local-visit

Is Biden running? Plans keep changing
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/04/22/Joe-Biden-plans-Pittsburgh-rally-presidential-announcement-candidacy-Democrat/stories/201904220086

Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt, free public college
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/elizabeth-warren-proposes-canceling-student-loan-debt-free-public-college-20190422.html

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/federal-reserve-president-trump-herman-cain-stephen-moore-20190422.html