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Budget talks halftime: Spend money to make money | Pennsylvania |

Senator Fontana Announces $89K for Security Upgrades at Allegheny County Nonprofits (

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

Shapiro Stumps For More Funding For Safer Communities (


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

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

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

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

Pennsylvania lawmakers propose animal rights bills (

Governor Shapiro visits Lancaster first responders to discuss budget proposal (

Pennsylvania bill would cover majority of costs for high school AP exams (

Coalition Focuses on Creating Affordable Housing Access (

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes designation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (

Changes proposed to Pennsylvania vehicle registration cards (


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

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

New Amazon facility opens in Lancaster County (

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

Harrisburg program aims to improve local small businesses (

Family owned furniture store closing after 31 years in Cumberland County (

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

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

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

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 (


Missing Dauphin County teen has been found, police say –

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

Pottstown teenager sent to prison for firing gunshots at neighbor’s home (

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 |


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 (

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

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

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 (


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

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

Election season is here… again | The River Reporter

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


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

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 (

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

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

Clairton Coke Works named top air polluter in Allegheny County (

Power slowly restored after severe storms strike Western Pa. |

Gun Safety

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

‘Game-changing’ tool to fight gun violence unveiled by officials (

Law enforcement in Philadelphia suburbs announce new technology to tackle gun violence – CBS Philadelphia (


CDC team studying train derailment fell ill during investigation (

Study: Telehealth may help reduce fatal overdoses | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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 (

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 (

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

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

State News

Pennsylvania to receive $265.9M in water infrastructure upgrades (

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

Dillon opens second office – Northeast Times

Jill Beck Runs for Pennsylvania Superior Court | The Legal Intelligencer (

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 (

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

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

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

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 (

National News

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

Biden says tech companies must ensure AI products are safe (

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

Democrat Johnson elected Chicago mayor in victory for progressives | News |

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

Pence won’t appeal order compelling grand jury testimony (

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

NPR protests as Twitter calls it ‘state-affiliated media’ (

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

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

The Power and Limits of Abortion Politics – The New York Times (

Local News

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

‘Pothole Patrol’ starts route through Harrisburg (

Allentown City Council sets date for meeting on proposed changes to parking laws (

Eight Contenders Run for Montgomery County Commissioner in May – DV Journal (

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

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

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


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 (

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

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

Steel City Squash bringing courts to Larimer (

Pittsburgh tech startups rebound from Silicon Valley Bank meltdown (

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? (

Philadelphia mayor election: What recent fundraising says about the race (

Several hundred juveniles cause chaos in Center City (

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

Philly prepared for more buses as pandemic immigrant ban drops in May (

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