Budget talks halftime: Spend money to make money | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senator Fontana Announces $89K for Security Upgrades at Allegheny County Nonprofits (einpresswire.com)

How Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to fund PA State Police · Spotlight PA

Shapiro Stumps For More Funding For Safer Communities (politicspa.com)


Senator Jay Costa, Representative Dan Frankel Announce Nonprofit Security Grant Funding Recipients in Pittsburgh (einpresswire.com)

Philadelphia to receive $21M grant initiative for residential home repairs – Metro Philadelphia

State lawmakers propose legislative reforms for Pa. dog law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Department of Education launches disability-inclusive curriculum pilot program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers propose animal rights bills (abc27.com)

Governor Shapiro visits Lancaster first responders to discuss budget proposal (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania bill would cover majority of costs for high school AP exams (abc27.com)

Coalition Focuses on Creating Affordable Housing Access (delco.today)

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes designation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (abc27.com)

Changes proposed to Pennsylvania vehicle registration cards (msn.com)


Mortgage rates are stabilizing but that may not be enough to help house hunters – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cumberland County furniture store to close after more than 3 decades in business – pennlive.com

New Amazon facility opens in Lancaster County (abc27.com)

A chicken burrito bowl is coming between Chipotle and Sweetgreen : NPR

Harrisburg program aims to improve local small businesses (abc27.com)

Family owned furniture store closing after 31 years in Cumberland County (abc27.com)

Used car prices ticking up again after months of declines | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Business owners, community members speak up on behalf of Venture Lititz | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Amazon opens new last mile delivery building [photos] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

C&N donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County | The Bucks County Herald

Buccini/Pollin buys Conshohocken’s One Tower Bridge for $59M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Missing Dauphin County teen has been found, police say – pennlive.com

Man pleads guilty to selling fatal fentanyl-laced heroin to ‘The Wire’ star Michael K. Williams – pennlive.com

Pottstown teenager sent to prison for firing gunshots at neighbor’s home (mainlinemedianews.com)

Defendant in Hazleton teen’s vehicular homicide up for parole | Times Leader

Attorneys for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers again seek dismissal of death penalty | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Man stole school bus in Adams County to transport dead deer, police say | TribLIVE.com


Stacey Abrams is chosen as Howard University’s chair for race and Black politics : NPR

Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation 5K Run Benefits Young Musicians – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The Philadelphia School District’s telephonic interpretation service doesn’t include indigenous languages like Qʼeqchiʼ (inquirer.com)

Penn names Sophia Z. Lee as first female law school dean in 170-plus year history (inquirer.com)

Incubator will bring jobs to Millersville students, alumni | The Bucks County Herald

Bar Foundation accepting applications for 2023 Scholarship Programs | The Bucks County Herald

Alvernia University and GoggleWorks teaming up for a new arts program (readingeagle.com)


Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro viewed favorably three months into his term: poll (msn.com)

Poll shows Gov. Josh Shapiro with 54% approval rating 3 months into term | TribLIVE.com

Election season is here… again | The River Reporter

9 polling locations to change ahead of May 16 primary | Local News | lancasteronline.com


Gains made in deer harvest, battle against spongy moths | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania has the 4th most underground lead pipes in the U.S., EPA says | WITF

Raincoats, Exercise Gear, School Uniforms: Are your clothes dripping in ‘Forever Chemicals’? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Pristine Alaska, an Oil Giant Prepares to Drill for Decades – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

It’s Not Just Willow: Oil and Gas Projects Are Back in a Big Way – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Clairton Coke Works named top air polluter in Allegheny County (nextpittsburgh.com)

Power slowly restored after severe storms strike Western Pa. | TribLIVE.com

Gun Safety

DAs, ATF and HIDTA Announce Game-Changer to Fight Gun Violence – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

‘Game-changing’ tool to fight gun violence unveiled by officials (dailylocal.com)

Law enforcement in Philadelphia suburbs announce new technology to tackle gun violence – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)


CDC team studying train derailment fell ill during investigation (wbaltv.com)

Study: Telehealth may help reduce fatal overdoses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What’s Going Around: Stomach bug, strep, allergies | ABC27

Doctors predict bad spring allergy season in the Lehigh Valley. Here’s why (mcall.com)

Johns Hopkins surgeons get $21.4 million to study pig-to-human organ transplants – Daily Local

Delaware County to receive up to $35 million more in opioid settlement monies (delcotimes.com)

Doctors are drowning in paperwork. Some companies claim AI can help : Shots – Health News : NPR

Fresh produce is an increasingly popular prescription for chronically ill patients (inquirer.com)

Robots part of surgical team at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

$45M Virtua-Penn Medicine proton therapy center treats its first patient – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

State News

Pennsylvania to receive $265.9M in water infrastructure upgrades (abc27.com)

New report: State funding not keeping up with rising school costs | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Dillon opens second office – Northeast Times

Jill Beck Runs for Pennsylvania Superior Court | The Legal Intelligencer (law.com)

PA Forms First-Ever Jewish Legislative Caucus – Jewish Exponent

PA’s Bird Flu Crisis Addressed By Gov. Shapiro As Infected Flocks Grow | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania (tulsaworld.com)

PA firefighters urge Shapiro to remove PFAS chemicals from their gear – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Easton Mayor Panto announces $40M HUD grant for affordable housing | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Pa. State Police stepping up enforcement of traffic laws over holiday weekend | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Houlahan meets with officials following factory explosion – Daily Local

A week after hoax shooting calls hit Pittsburgh schools, FBI officials say swatting incidents endanger targeted communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At last: Yeadon mom is reunited with her family after nearly two years in immigration limbo in Mexico (msn.com)

National News

N.J. Gov. Murphy declares Garden State a ‘safe haven’ for transgender, nonbinary people – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden says tech companies must ensure AI products are safe (inquirer.com)

‘How can this happen in America?’ New guardianship bills aim to end system abuse (wxyz.com)

Democrat Johnson elected Chicago mayor in victory for progressives | News | tribdem.com

Trump lashes out, resorting to old tactics after arraignment hearing : NPR

Pence won’t appeal order compelling grand jury testimony (inquirer.com)

Capitol rioter reflects on being ‘brainwashed’ by Trump | Election | citizensvoice.com

NPR protests as Twitter calls it ‘state-affiliated media’ (delcotimes.com)

Trump’s Charges Bring Doubts, Hopes and Uncertainty in Both Parties – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden to meet with experts on artificial intelligence ‘risks and opportunities’ | News | tribdem.com

The Power and Limits of Abortion Politics – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Dauphin County cop retires after 49 years: ‘Everything a police officer should be’ – pennlive.com

‘Pothole Patrol’ starts route through Harrisburg (abc27.com)

Allentown City Council sets date for meeting on proposed changes to parking laws (mcall.com)

Eight Contenders Run for Montgomery County Commissioner in May – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Luzerne County’s hand-marked ballot plan dissected | Times Leader

Allegheny County judge disallows death-penalty jury in homicide case | TribLIVE.com

State approves $485,000 grant for downtown upgrades in Export | TribLIVE.com


Pitt cardiologist again sues UPMC, Pitt over backlash to 2020 article critical of affirmative action – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pittsburgh reaches $275K settlement with 2020 East Liberty protesters – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

FBI Pittsburgh says it’s working around the clock to combat hoax ‘swatting’ calls – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pitt’s new chancellor defends million-dollar salary and talks tuition, state aid and academic freedom – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Steel City Squash bringing courts to Larimer (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh tech startups rebound from Silicon Valley Bank meltdown (nextpittsburgh.com)

A decade of ‘magic’: Pirates fan group ‘Renegades of the Rotunda’ looks forward to another season of fun | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philly City Council election: Public safety is a top issue. What can Council do about gun violence? (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia mayor election: What recent fundraising says about the race (inquirer.com)

Several hundred juveniles cause chaos in Center City (inquirer.com)

Police: Officer hurt after hundreds of teens cause chaos in Center City | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly prepared for more buses as pandemic immigrant ban drops in May (inquirer.com)

3 Philadelphia-area firms make Fortune’s list of the 100 best companies to work for – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)