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Legislature

State appeals court blocks PA carbon pricing scheme for power generators | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. Dems propose $2M to help Ukrainian refugees | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Wolf Administration begins to prepare schools for Ukrainian refugee students | fox43.com

Pennsylvania state legislature: join campaign to fix Harrisburg – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Plan to wean Pennsylvania power plants off fossil fuels survives Senate test; but GOP vows a court fight – pennlive.com

Bill uses auto repair shops to help identify drivers involved in hit-and-run crashes – pennlive.com

Cannabis banking bill could expand access for Pennsylvania businesses, patients | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bill to make Hershey’s Kisses Pennsylvania’s state candy moves to State Senate (abc27.com)

Hershey’s Kiss: A ‘Pennsylvania thing’ on its way to becoming a state symbol – pennlive.com

Pa. students who lobbied to make the Hershey’s Kiss the official state candy see progress in Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Stop messing around and pass bike safety bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Wolf urges support for American Rescue Plan funding for small businesses | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania Invest $1.15 Million in Beginning Farmers in Lancaster County – PennWatch

If you want good state government, support those trying to #FixHarrisburg | John Baer – pennlive.com

Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Mike Regan: It’s time to legalize adult-use marijuana in PA (ydr.com)

Kenyatta running for Senate ‘because the status quo will not save us’ (goerie.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA advisers voice support for reformulated COVID boosters : Shots – Health News : NPR

Second COVID booster shot extends protection for just a few weeks, study shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mask mandates likely to return for Philadelphia indoor spaces as COVID cases rise (inquirer.com)

Poor people died the most during COVID-19: here’s why | Social Views – pennlive.com

 

Business/Jobs

Hundreds rally to support Philadelphia Museum of Art workers’ contract fight – People’s World (peoplesworld.org)

Fed signals more aggressive steps to fight inflation | News | phillytrib.com

Howard University Hospital workers will strike this month due to low wages : NPR

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

 

Crime/Punishment

Erie High shooting: Police say victim shot 3 times (goerie.com)

The Erie High School shooting: Here’s what we know (goerie.com)

Erie High shooting: Teachers demand safety fixes or they’ll go remote (goerie.com)

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania State Police settle profiling, immigration suit – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Feds announce disruption of Russian military botnet by FBI in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Oklahoma | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attorneys for accused Tree of Life gunman say they won’t be ready for trial before late 2023 | TribLIVE.com

Three and a half years after Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, lawyers differ sharply on when to begin trial | WITF

Lancaster County DA on stopping human trafficking | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Bail reformers are facing backlash. Here’s what the facts say | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Education

Pennsylvania tip line on school threats instead reveals student mental health needs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Secretary of education stops by two Reading schools. (readingeagle.com)

I am one of 43 million Americans in student debt | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Biden extends student loan freeze through August (abc27.com)

It’s hard to track the conditions of Pa. schools. Spotlight PA wants your help flagging health hazards. · Spotlight PA

Pennridge group wants to dump at-large school board voting (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County childcare centers get $3.3 million in grants – Daily Local

Extremists undermine faith in our schools. We owe it to our kids, community to speak up | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Program for middle-schoolers tries to help them make a breakthrough | Local News | phillytrib.com

Guest commentary: School district connecting community relations to equity awareness (mainlinemedianews.com)

Judge rules Scranton School District must rebid bus contract | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

Tuesday’s special elections provide 41 days of clarity | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Linda Thompson drops out of race for House district (abc27.com)

Meet some of the new people stepping up to run elections : NPR

Gubernatorial candidate Bill McSwain calls for permanent 50% cut in Pennsylvania gas tax, calls GOP rivals’ plans ‘gimmicks’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Only Latino candidate in Allentown’s 22nd House district withdraws, cites problems with nomination signatures – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Republican National Committee: Schnee’s win a ‘warning’ to every Democrat | Times Leader

 

Environment

BAKER: Half-Baked PFAS Plans Could Cost Local Governments Billions – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pipeline protesters found not guilty of disorderly conduct after locking themselves to construction equipment – Daily Local

 

Transportation

Port Authority to get $84 million from infrastructure bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PSP, PennDOT remind drivers to slow down in work zones (abc27.com)

Airline tickets get expensive as passenger demand runs counter to supply of flights – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PHL to kick off $90M cargo expansion project with new $15M facility – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PennDOT: Bridges, roads in region to see upgrades in 2022; U.S. 219 plans moving forward | News | tribdem.com

Will gas prices change your travel plans? Probably not | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Oklahoma’s abortion-ban vote comes at a key moment for reproductive rights : NPR

 

State News

Report notes $222 million in Pennsylvania tax subsidies, but little transparency | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PECO requests natural gas rate increase from the Pennsylvania PUC (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Elderly Iowans being harmed by their state insurance regulators, Pa. officials tell federal judge – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Putin’s daughters: Who are they and why were they sanctioned? : NPR

Ukraine seeks arms from NATO as U.S. and allies seek new penalties on Russia : NPR

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east | TribLIVE.com

Ukraine seeks more arms as U.S. and allies consider new penalties for Russia | WITF

NCAA probe hangs over University of Kansas men’s basketball : NPR

Amir Locke’s mom vows to fight on despite no charges in case | Across America | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

York student to testify at Congress hearing on banned books (abc27.com)

Delaware County retakes control of operations at George W. Hill Correctional Facility (delcotimes.com)

Delaware County takes back management of county prison — now it confronts ‘chronic over-incarceration’ | WITF

Lancaster County Commissioners could finalize guidelines on community ARPA funding soon | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Residents voice concerns about proposed 30-unit apartment building in Ephrata | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster City Council considers regulating short-term rentals in neighborhoods | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Editorial: Bateman shows leadership in moving Mellon (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Erie Together aids workforce and career development in Erie County (goerie.com)

Lackawanna County to buy downtown credit union building for new health department | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh poised to adopt ban on plastic grocery bags | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Visit Philadelphia’s $2M spring marketing campaign, targeting drive markets, is largest spend since pre-pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia residents report grim state of city 2 years into pandemic – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

GIORDANO: Residency Requirement Keeps Good Cops Off Philly Beat – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

More Afghan evacuees in Philly now finding homes, even as resettlement collides with the housing crisis (inquirer.com)

‘I never provided false testimony’: Prosecutors spar with witness during Johnson bribery trial | Local News | phillytrib.com

Nonprofit renovating Cobbs Creek Golf Course could get $3 million boost with city funds | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Senate expected to confirm Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson : NPR

Senate to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court Thursday (abc27.com)

House OKs criminal contempt referrals for Trump aides Scavino and Navarro79 : NPR

Supreme Court reinstates Trump-era rule on water pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Six-days-a-week mail delivery saved; Biden signs Postal bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette