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Legislature

Veto override on RGGI fails in Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania court blocks governor’s carbon emissions plan (abc27.com)

State appeals court blocks Pa. carbon pricing scheme for power generators – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

UPDATE: Court Stops Wolf Admin From Imposing RGGI Rule – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Safe Exchange Zone Legislation Passes PA Senate – WDAC

Senate advances Baker legislation to prevent dependent care sexual assault | News | citizensvoice.com

Pa. senators propose new emergency alerts for missing persons, hit-and-run vehicles | Latest National News | tribdem.com

Restrictions considered to limit outside funding of elections in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

After Mark Zuckerberg’s 2020 election grants, Pa. GOP aims to block all outside funding | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State, local officials at odds over banning private election grants | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Confessions of a participation trophy liberal – and what it tells you about Pa. politics | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden announces additional steps to treat, research long COVID | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Health Department moves away from daily COVID case numbers | Coronavirus | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Philadelphia urges return of indoor masks – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Study: Pro-vaccine ad featuring Trump ad led to bump in COVID-19 shots | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

COVID-19 outbreak ‘extremely grim’ as Shanghai extends lockdown | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

Business/Jobs

Your rights at work in Pennsylvania if you’re pregnant (inquirer.com)

These are the highest-paying jobs in Pennsylvania that don’t require a college degree. – pennlive.com

Second-chance hiring could ease labor woes – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Santander increases minimum wage to $20 for hourly employees (dailylocal.com)

Chris Smalls started Amazon’s 1st union. He’s heard from workers at 50 warehouse : NPR

Caring for aging parents and sick spouses keeps millions out of work | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

JetBlue bids for Spirit Airlines, potentially spoiling Spirit’s merger with Frontier | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If construction firms need workers, they should turn to unions. Here’s why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Worker shortages in Erie: It’s still a challenge for local business owners (goerie.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

AG Josh Shapiro bans Martino Motors from selling cars | TribLIVE.com

 

Education

White House to extend student loan pause through August | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Community Briefs: Penn State Brandywine dedicates new entrepreneurship space in Lansdowne – Delco Times

Penn State’s Eric Barron to collect $1 million as he leaves the presidency | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lackawanna College expands free school supply program for Scranton children | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

What can be done to solve the substitute teacher shortage? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

 

Elections/Politics

Abney, Covington, Schnee Win Special Elections – PoliticsPA

Democrats Aerion Abney, Martell Covington win special elections to fill former seats of Ed Gainey, Jake Wheatley | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman has strong quarter; passes $15 million mark in amount raised in Pa. U.S. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

POLITICO Playbook: The return of immigration politics- POLITICO

Super PAC airs first attack ad of Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania (msn.com)

Statute of Limitations rally at Pa. Capitol – pennlive.com

Oz, McCormick Top Dueling Internal Polls – PoliticsPA

PA 5th Senate: Shawn Dillon Withdraws; Younger Brother Fills Spot – PoliticsPA

VALYO: Republicans Unfairly Attacking Democrat’s Election Wins – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Recent Poll Shows Many PA Voters Still Undecided – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Here’s how Charlie Gerow is standing out in the PA GOP governor race (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Workshops try to bridge the political divide on divisive topics : NPR

Luzerne County Councilman Schnee declares victory in 116th state rep race | Times Leader

Rep. Peter Schweyer challenges nomination petitions filed by Enid Santiago ahead of Democratic primary for Lehigh House seat – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

A court challenge filed against a Republican running for the state House in Centre County questions his residency | WITF

Central Pa. state House candidate David Buell battles fake tweets, online smear tactics – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Environment

Pa. plastic bag bans are taking root. Do they work? · Spotlight PA

 

Transportation

Work on Route 17 bridge between Millerstown and Tuscarora Twp. in Perry County set to resume – pennlive.com

 

Health

Women’s health care in US is worse than in other high-income countries (inquirer.com)

Groups in Pennsylvania are touting abortion pill reversal. Doctors are concerned, because there’s no evidence it works | WITF

What we know about the bird flu outbreak : NPR

How blue states are pushing back against abortion bans : NPR

These blue states are prepping to become abortion havens | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Oklahoma state House approves bill to make abortion illegal | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

PA’s Garrity Joins State Financial Officers Calling Out Biden’s Energy Policy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

State treasurers to Biden: Prioritize U.S. energy production | National | thecentersquare.com

Tick activity currently high in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Op-Ed: Prosecutor wanted – no experience necessary in Pennsylvania? | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Hydrogen hubs are not good for Pennsylvania | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Still think the infrastructure law isn’t helping? Check the numbers | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Zelenskyy at the UN accuses Russian military of war crimes – Daily Local

Western countries set to toughen sanctions on Russia, ship more weapons to Ukraine (inquirer.com)

Charging Russia’s Vladimir Putin for potential war crimes is difficult, and any penalty hard to enforce | WITF

Jersey Shore businesses hopeful Russia-Ukraine war won’t impact J-1 visa exchange summer work program – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Former Trump administration officials urge Texas to declare border ‘invasion’ (inquirer.com)

Tiger Woods returns to the Masters. Here’s what else you need to know : NPR

After Sacramento shooting, California considers more gun laws : NPR

US airport security screening to become more gender-neutral | News | phillytrib.com

Happy 107th birthday Cecil B. Moore: The perfect role model for Black attorneys | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Activists and LGBTQ residents call for Chambersburg’s nondiscrimination ordinance to be reinstated | WITF

Tactical gear donated to Ukraine by law enforcement departments | wnep.com

Westtown officials act to save Crebilly Farm; aim to preserve 208 acres – Daily Local

Safe Berks plants pinwheels for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (readingeagle.com)

NEPA donations to protect Ukraine’s defenders | Times Leader

In other business: Scranton City Council takes action on legislation | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton fire chief: Not too late for city to accept $2.6M federal grant to hire 10 firefighters | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Five more warehouses to be built in Palmer Township – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

PNC Park continues to rank among MLB’s top ballparks | TribLIVE.com

Tom Hanks visits Arnold as filming for ‘A Man Called Otto’ continues in Pittsburgh region | TribLIVE.com

Plan to convert former GNC headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh into apartments moves forward | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Possible ban on plastic bags in Pittsburgh up for City Council discussion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocates at Pittsburgh anti-violence rally call for funding, gun laws as city sees spike in shootings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Homer City coal-fired power plant keeps the status quo, despite RGGI vote | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh public health advocates attend White House ceremony on Affordable Care Act | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh region’s economy remains slow to recover from pandemic downturn | TribLIVE.com

Lyft to offer Spin scooter rentals through its app in Pittsburgh | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

 

Philly

Mall operator PREIT sells dying mall Exton Square and says it will sell land for apartments on some mall sites (inquirer.com)

Kenyatta Johnson bribery trial: Prosecutors get into heated exchange with their own witness (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia’s Bobby Rydell, 60s teen idol and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ star, dies | WITF

Philly education advocates weigh in on new city schools chief Tony Watlington Sr. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

Ivanka Trump appears before Capitol insurrection House panel : NPR

GOP blocks Senate COVID bill, demands votes on immigration – Daily Local

Biden nominates the first woman to head the Coast Guard : NPR

‘Like the good old days’: Obama returns to the White House for the first time as Democrats look ahead to midterm elections | News | phillytrib.com