Costa: ‘Enough is enough’ with state Senate election investigation | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Editorial: Increase trust in future elections; Don’t obsess over past ones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Democrats walk out of Senate hearing on election integrity | News | bradfordera.com

Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax’ | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

PA EMS Agencies Face Nearing Deadline To Apply For COVID-19 Grants (msn.com)

Governor supports Ukrainian refugee resettlement in Pennsylvania | News | huntingdondailynews.com

Cannabis banking bill receives bipartisan vote in Senate Banking and Insurance Committee – Financial Regulation News (financialregnews.com)

Brandywine student leaders share Penn State’s impact with legislators | Penn State University (psu.edu)

Small biz survey: Pennsylvania government favors big business | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Wolf signs bill to extending waivers of some state regulations until at least June 30 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Road Ahead: Pandemic opened access to local government (dailylocal.com)

COVID in UK at record levels with almost 5 million infected | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

These doctors are treating COVID smell loss by sticking plasma-soaked sponges up people’s noses (inquirer.com)



Young women earn more than young men in several U.S. cities | WITF

Manufacturers in NEPA face challenges, opportunities | Business | thetimes-tribune.com



Lebanon police officer’s widow stresses compassion, says she is ‘choosing to forgive the perpetrator’ | WITF

‘Honor his service, his sacrifice’: Community pays respects to fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper Sisca (mainlinemedianews.com)



Tony B. Watlington Sr. replaces Bill Hite as next Philadelphia school district superintendent | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Parents Speak Out About Great Valley Transgender Secrecy Policy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Private school vouchers provide students a better chance to excel? Prove it | Jay Bookman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

For unhoused students, transportation issues mean new schools and unfamiliar classrooms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Experts worry lack of state school audits will lead to hidden problems | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Superintendents’ forum: Every child, without exception (readingeagle.com)

School districts grapple with likely end to universal free meals – pennlive.com



Pa. election 2022: A guide to the primary race few voters are paying attention to · Spotlight PA

The Road Ahead: Pa.’s mail-in balloting had a big impact in 2020, but will it continue? (dailylocal.com)

Black Clergy of Philadelphia announces endorsements for May 17 primary | Local News | phillytrib.com

Lt. Governor John Fetterman campaigns at Bedford small business | ABC27

Two Lt. Governor Candidates Complain About Mud-Slinging – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

These 10 Pennsylvania donors gave over $22.1 million | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Podcast: Senate Co-Frontrunner Dave McCormick Opens Up – PoliticsPA

Who might get Trump’s coveted endorsement for PA governor? (ydr.com)

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Lamb, Kenyatta face off in first debate in Fetterman’s absence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Race to the bottom: Draining Summer Lake – OPB

NJ’s offshore wind to bring $150 billion in private investment and power thousands of jobs (inquirer.com)



PennDOT 2022 construction season includes at least $71M in road, bridge improvements in Lancaster County; here’s the list of 30 projects | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Opponents say PennDOT bridge tolling plan would be too taxing on communities | News | standardspeaker.com



How Covid and Diabetes Collide in a Public Health Train Wreck  – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Labor crisis may cause millions to lose Medicaid coverage : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania mired in fentanyl scourge that included 682 Lehigh Valley region deaths in 2021 – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


State News

Pa. Relief Sale held after being canceled for two years (abc27.com)

Statue of Civil War icon, former Pa. congressman unveiled (abc27.com)

If Aqua’s DELCORA Deal Goes Down, Who Wins? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Federal policy for oil and gas permits not a big factor for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

How to protect Pennsylvania’s Children from abuse and neglect | Smart Talk (witf.org)

An avian flu outbreak has Pennsylvania on alert | WITF

Four men, two women died in I-81 crash of 80 vehicles in Schuylkill County | WITF

Pa. invests in pollinator research | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s Toomey says he’s a ‘no’ on confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. acid mine drainage cleanup set for boost as Bob Casey, bipartisan lawmakers move to tweak infrastructure law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Russia-Ukraine War: Latest News – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

We unify in support of Ukraine but, in the end, we can only watch (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: DEI training critical to countering societal racism (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: When children are in danger, there is no room for confusion (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

2022 Grammys: Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic win major prizes : NPR

South Carolina is the 2022 NCAA Women’s championship winner : NPR

California’s law mandating corporate boards to diversity was ruled unconstitutional : NPR

Battle heats up over remaining federal rental assistance | Business | phillytrib.com

Black Lives Matter protests are shaping how people understand racial inequality | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Airlines offer mix of reasons for canceling more than 3,500 U.S. flights over weekend – pennlive.com

Putin oligarchs stashed billions in U.S. banks, secret records show | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Russia faces growing outrage amid new evidence of atrocities in Ukraine (inquirer.com)


Local News

Luzerne County accepting preliminary applications for American Rescue funding | Times Leader

Scranton seeks lobbying help for federal infrastructure funds | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Local HIV advocates celebrate Biden’s move to expand PrEP access | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Region’s school districts leading the way in opportunities for female superintendents | TribLIVE.com

Deterioration under Pittsburgh’s Charles Anderson Bridge raises concerns; city says bridge already in rehab process | TribLIVE.com

New Pittsburgh-area real estate agents are carving their niche in a crowded field | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT sets plans to reconstruct Bridgeville street threatened by erosion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Experts examine Philadelphia’s Black-white homeownership gap – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Clarke wants to resurrect community policing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Records request shows no communications from Krasner seeking better forensic technologies for law enforcement (broadandliberty.com)

City Councilmember Allan Domb tries to spread word about unclaimed money | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly healthcare facilities rank high in national equality index – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mayor Jim Kenney’s strange final chapter of his administration (inquirer.com)



Democrats are expected to advance Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson Brown to floor vote | WITF

5 questions answered about COVID-19 funding for states that’s still stuck in D.C. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. House approves insulin price caps; Pa.’s Fitzpatrick among GOP crossover votes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)