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State pressure on Philly mayor to reduce gun violence | Pennsylvania |

Billions in Surplus Have PA Lawmakers Thinking Business Tax Cut – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Billions in surplus have Pa. lawmakers thinking business tax cut | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf, lawmakers call for action on stalled gun law reforms – City & State Pennsylvania (

At Harrisburg rally alongside Gov. Wolf, Armani Ford’s mother remembers her slain son 3 years after his death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As deaths rise, a new call for gun reform. Will Republicans listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gun control advocates lobby for stricter laws in Harrisburg – CBS Pittsburgh (

Leader of Pa. state universities sees movement toward free college as way to fill talent gap –

Pa. State System chancellor calls on Legislature for more university funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PASSHE leader warns of the state’s ‘significant talent gap’ | Pennsylvania |

Bill Providing Support to Arts and Culture Organizations to Be Introduced | The Legal Intelligencer (

House passes bill limiting Philly DA to two terms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Dr. Meilin Young: Without action, another healthcare risk looms in PA (

$3.1 Million in Grants Awarded for Local Projects – MyChesCo

$10 Million Awarded to Improve 10 Airports Across Pennsylvania – MyChesCo

Two Berks projects receive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project Grant funding (

$1 Million Awarded to Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority – MyChesCo

Proposed Esplanade development on Pittsburgh’s North Side receives $10M boost |

Southeast Delco School District is getting a $94,000 grant for technology upgrades (

Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collection – Land Line

Pa. leaders should spend money on improving our elections, not trying to expose problems that don’t exist | Opinion (

Sen. Regan: We will not allow Satan into Northern York County schools (

Schnee takes oath of office at state House | Election |

Pa. lawmakers look to curb online sales of stolen goods by imposing disclosure rules –


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize booster shots for kids ages 5 through 11 : Shots – Health News : NPR

Donegal board votes to end COVID-19 contact tracing | Community News |



Boeing posts $1.24 billion loss for the first quarter | News |

Toll Bros. founder selling more coal, cars and appliances, warns supplies are getting scarce as inflation rises (



Steelton Police adds mental health co-responder (

Bucks County, prison guards sued for pepper spraying, restraining woman with mental illness | WITF

ACLU lawsuit accuses 4 Lancaster County district judges of routinely imposing excessive bail [update] | Local News |

Bench warrant issued for former state AG Kane for DUI-related probation violation | News |



Flawed study cited in landmark school funding trial · Spotlight PA

Joe Biden, Ken Burns among Philadelphia-area college commencement speakers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

3 Philadelphia-area public high schools among U.S. News & World Report’s best in the country – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Bucks County mom joins movement against book bans (

Will President Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt? – The New York Times (

President Biden signals he’s open to canceling student loans (

The COVID-19 pandemic erased a decade of public preschool gains | WITF

Robert Dunmoyer, of the Conrad Weiser School District, won the 2022 Annie Sullivan Award. (

Allentown School District sets four priorities for next three years – The Morning Call (



Pa. Election Day 2022: Why independents can’t vote for candidates this May, and the push to change that · Spotlight PA

Republican debate for Pa. governor to feature Barletta, Mastriano, McSwain, and White (

Republican Senate Candidates Spar at Monday Night’s Debate – DV Journal (

Dem Organization Floods Chester County Mailboxes With Ballot Applications, Sparking Concerns – DV Journal (

Ron Vogel withdrawing from his run for the 6th Congressional District, admits controversial social media posts (

Dr. Oz to Newsmax: Securing Elections Not Just Good Thing, But ‘Right Thing to Do’ | WOSH-AM (

Ohio Senate Race Pits Trump and Son Against Big G.O.P. Group – The New York Times (

With big spenders off-stage, ‘the pack’ tries to shake up Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate race | WITF

Trump drawn to celebrity in weighing midterm endorsements in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor: A guide to the 2022 primary and candidates | WITF

Don’t drop off anyone’s ballot but your own Lehigh County DA warns | WITF

Beware the slow motion coup. Here’s how you can stand up for democracy | Robert Reich – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With big spenders off-stage, ‘the pack’ tries to shake up Pa.’s Republican Senate race –

I’m a Republican. Doug Mastriano is my senator. Here’s what Pennsylvanians should know. | Opinion –

Pennsylvania House candidates vie for shot at Allentown’s new district – The Morning Call (



Coal industry, workers sue to halt Pa.’s new climate rules | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Why the airline industry might struggle to meet increased demand this summer : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money : NPR



Biden appoints Philadelphia’s Dr. Ala Stanford as Health and Human Services regional director – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Biden appoints Philly’s Dr. Ala Stanford to lead regional Health and Human Services office | Local News |

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes could do more harm than good. : Shots – Health News : NPR

Op-Ed: Abortion services and privacy are in danger in Pennsylvania (

Judge halts new health department inspections in eight Delaware County towns (

As mask rules change, primary care is more important than ever l Expert Opinion (


State News

Report: New texts show Pa. Rep. Perry’s ‘key role’ in trying to overturn 2020 election results – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Congressman Scott Perry: New text reveals more about attempt to change 2020 presidential election results (

Texts show details of Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry’s role in plan to overturn 2020 election | WITF

Anti-Semitic incidents notch new national high, but Pa. cases decline by more than any other state (

Juneteenth Celebrations Bolstered by PA Tourism Office – MyChesCo

Live poultry auctions continue despite bird flu in Lancaster County, organizers take precautions | Local News |


National News

Harvard says it will issue reparations after report details its ties to slavery : NPR

Jessica Watkins will be first Black woman to spend months in space : NPR

Photos from Week 9 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine : The Picture Show : NPR

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts for NASA after private flight – Daily Local

Madeleine Albright to be honored by world leaders, DC elite –


Local News

Earth Week cleanup draws record crowd to the banks of Lake Afton in Yardley Borough – thereporteronline

Delco Council Divided on $135k Salary for Community Justice Manager as County Payroll Soars – DV Journal (

Ex- 911 employee says York County fired her because she’s gay (

Schember: We are all part of the solution to Erie’s violence (

Proposed Lancaster apartment building is not a ‘monstrosity’ for ‘those people.’ It’s a needed affordable housing development. [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Lancaster City Council hears comments on proposed zoning changes to address rise in Airbnb, Vrbo units | News |

Wilkes-Barre to join Land Bank to fight blight | Times Leader

Officials, consultant present spending plan for Scranton rescue funds | News |

Reading: City Council proposes increase in fines for blocking fire hydrants (

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission criticizes plan for warehouses at former Air Products site – The Morning Call (



Pittsburgh City Council to explore alternative ways to promote affordable housing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area student teachers help close pandemic learning gaps (

How a shuttered bathroom at a Pgh grocery store explains structural racism | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pandemic stalls Ninth and Penn parking garage construction in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After blocked nominations, County Council’s own member makes way to Alcosan board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reimagining Smithfield Street: City to hold meeting on creating a more pedestrian-friendly corridor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Handful of unvaxxed Philly police officers without exemption to be placed on leave, possibly fired | Local News |

Philadelphia police budget goes before City Council (

Philly businesses would have to let workers pay for transit commutes with pretax dollars under Council bill (



McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6 – The New York Times (

House Jan. 6 panel wants to hear from McCarthy after new audio | News |

Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19, Biden not ‘close contact’ | News |