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Legislature

State pressure on Philly mayor to reduce gun violence | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Billions in Surplus Have PA Lawmakers Thinking Business Tax Cut – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Gun control advocates lobby for stricter laws in Harrisburg – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

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

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 | thecentersquare.com

Bill Providing Support to Arts and Culture Organizations to Be Introduced | The Legal Intelligencer (law.com)

House passes bill limiting Philly DA to two terms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

$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 (berksweekly.com)

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

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

Schnee takes oath of office at state House | Election | standardspeaker.com

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

 

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 | lancasteronline.com

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

 

Crime/Punishment

Steelton Police adds mental health co-responder (abc27.com)

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 | lancasteronline.com

Bench warrant issued for former state AG Kane for DUI-related probation violation | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Education

Flawed study cited in landmark school funding trial · Spotlight PA

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

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

Bucks County mom joins movement against book bans (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Will President Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

President Biden signals he’s open to canceling student loans (inquirer.com)

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. (readingeagle.com)

Allentown School District sets four priorities for next three years – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Elections/Politics

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 (inquirer.com)

Republican Senate Candidates Spar at Monday Night’s Debate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

Dr. Oz to Newsmax: Securing Elections Not Just Good Thing, But ‘Right Thing to Do’ | WOSH-AM (1490wosh.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

 

Environment

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

 

Transportation

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

 

Health

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

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

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 (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Judge halts new health department inspections in eight Delaware County towns (delcotimes.com)

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

 

State News

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

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

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 (abc27.com)

Juneteenth Celebrations Bolstered by PA Tourism Office – MyChesCo

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

 

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 – pennlive.com

 

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Ex- 911 employee says York County fired her because she’s gay (ydr.com)

Schember: We are all part of the solution to Erie’s violence (goerie.com)

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

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

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

Officials, consultant present spending plan for Scranton rescue funds | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Reading: City Council proposes increase in fines for blocking fire hydrants (readingeagle.com)

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

 

Pitt

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

Pittsburgh-area student teachers help close pandemic learning gaps (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

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

 

Philly

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

Philadelphia police budget goes before City Council (inquirer.com)

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

 

Washington

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

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

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