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Legislature

Schwank Applauds Capital Project Grant Funding for 11th District – BCTV

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

State pressure on Philly mayor to reduce gun violence | National News | kpvi.com

Rally at Pa. Capitol calls for end to gun violence – pennlive.com

Advocates for the elderly want state regulators to take a harder look at nursing home sales (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania House passes bill that would reduce corporate net income tax – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Democrats, Republicans claim the mantle of cutting Pennsylvania taxes | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation | WITF

Senate probation reform bill faces pushback from advocates who say they prefer the status quo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Want to learn German? ‘Clearinghouse’ of online classes for K-12 students would be created under Ortitay proposal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bipartisan Bill Keeps PA Voter Rolls Updated – WDAC

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

United States is ‘out of the pandemic phase,’ Dr. Fauci says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rising, as Fauci says pandemic ‘not going to be eradicated’ | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for vaccine for very young : Shots – Health News : NPR

COVD-19 vaccines for kids younger than 6 could be coming soon from Moderna – pennlive.com

 

Business/Jobs

Residents in Northampton, Newtown Township join forces to fight Wawa (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Why this economy may be sturdier than it looks : NPR

Employees at a Minnesota Starbucks become the first in the state to unionize : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

And justice for whom? Pa. lags on commutations, new data shows | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Scars of trauma may never leave, but there is hope, say York survivors (ydr.com)

 

Education

Masks in Millcreek schools: Parents’ group sues to oust school directors (goerie.com)

Montco schools among tops in Pennsylvania according to report (mainlinemedianews.com)

Student-created mural with LGBTQ+ flag erased by paint inside central Pa. school – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Why does the upcoming Pennsylvania primary election exclude about 1.3 million voters? (nextpittsburgh.com)

Election outsiders, debate recap, and bail bloat · Spotlight PA

Boost public ed, make Penn pay taxes: DSA and WFP endorsed Dem Paul Prescod talks his challenge to Anthony Williams – Philadelphia Weekly

In new 96th Legislative District, Democrat Mike Sturla faces first primary challenge in decades from Dana Hamp Gulick | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Debate over ballot drop boxes rages on at election board meeting; ballots to be sent Friday | Election | citizensvoice.com

Ron Vogel seems to still be running for Congress after all (dailylocal.com)

Pa. Election Day 2022: See how much money Democrat Josh Shapiro has raised in the race for governor · Spotlight PA

Still a topic today, here’s what GOP U.S. Senate candidates said about election certification during Tuesday’s debate – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial frontrunners want no abortion, no mail voting, and lots of fracking | WITF

Republican Pennsylvania Governor candidates face off on debate stage (abc27.com)

Monmouth Poll: No Clear GOP Senate Choice – PoliticsPA

Pa. GOP governor hopeful Mastriano campaigned at event promoting QAnon | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

In a sharp-elbowed debate, Pa.’s Republican governor hopefuls make their pitch – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Republican governor’s debate features Mastriano, Barletta, Mastriano, White (inquirer.com)

What we learned from 2 PA Republican US Senate candidate debates this week (goerie.com)

Millionaire candidates pour cash into Ohio, Pennsylvania Senate races | WITF

Two progressive Democrats plot a new course to fight Republican gains : NPR

We can’t overlook the danger posed by Christian nationalists | Chuck Ardo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

America has the best politicians money can buy. Let ‘em show it | Frank DeFilippo – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

These numbers show how much Democrats are struggling in Rural America (nbcnews.com)

 

Environment

Allentown climate change leading to heavier rainfall extremes – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Transportation

Creation of Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority approved by commissioners in 3 counties (dailylocal.com)

Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties Authorize New Passenger Rail Authority – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Health

PA nurses face long wait for licensing amid healthcare worker shortage (goerie.com)

Crozer Health received $72 million in relief funds during the pandemic (delcotimes.com)

 

State News

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

DelVal Dems Split on Biden College Debt Forgiveness Deal – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Avian flu infects fifth Lancaster County farm, another 307,400 birds killed: USDA | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Nonsurface drilling on state lands in Pennsylvania could spur hundreds of millions in royalties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

National News

Ukraine says Russian offensive in east picks up momentum (inquirer.com)

What Russia cutting off energy to Poland and Bulgaria means for the world : NPR

Grand jury investigating Trump is expected to expire by Friday, say sources : NPR

U.S. homebuilders urge Biden to help cut costs for market in ‘extreme duress’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Disney government in dark about effect of law dissolving it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal judge halts preparations for end of U.S. asylum limits | TribLIVE.com

 

Local News

Lancaster County is in the top 10* in Pennsylvania for health outcomes, but some issues must be addressed [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Rock Lititz plans to build a $10 million education center | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Should taxpayers foot the bill for an Erie mayor’s security? (goerie.com)

Unified Erie – a data-driven response to Erie’s youth gun violence (goerie.com)

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to host monthly vaccine clinics – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

As population ages, Lackawanna County developers eye senior housing projects | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

With prevalence of overdoses, Drug Take Back Day important, Schuylkill County sheriff says | Cops and Courts | standardspeaker.com

Bring in your plants: National Weather Service issues freeze warning for numerous central Pa. counties – pennlive.com

 

Pitt

Court agreement could bring tax relief to Allegheny County homeowners facing property assessment appeals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Council to hear public input on legislation to regulate short-term rentals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia police ask for $24 million boost in next year’s budget, citing gun violence prevention efforts | Local News | phillytrib.com

PPD highlights resources as calendar shifts to Mental Health Month | Local News | phillytrib.com

Emotional trauma from Philadelphia gun violence spurs added hospital services (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Secretary Mayorkas faces partisan divide over Title 42 in Capitol Hill hearings : NPR

Madeleine Albright honored by President Biden, other world leaders | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democratic lawmaker: Biden suggests he’ll ease student loan burden | TribLIVE.com