Bill Moving PA Presidential Primary Date Passes Senate Committee – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Senate Moves Two Fiscal Bills, But Core Budget Controversies Remain | WHP 580 (iheart.com)

Neighbors helpless after nearby construction damages properties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania is considering an earlier 2024 presidential primary, partly to avoid voting on Passover | Nation | bradfordera.com

Parking garage meeting an embarrassment | The Bucks County Herald

Possible gridlock looms over parts of Pennsylvania budget, vouchers (wgal.com)

Pa. Senate moves on budget code bills, House Dems say ‘critical programs’ left out | CNHI | cnhinews.com

Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania budget delay snares $1.1B in state funding | 90.5 WESA

Around Town – South Philly Review

Unregulated ‘Skill’ Machines are Games of Chance, Say Two-Thirds of Americans Familiar with Them | Recent Slot Releases, fresh industry news

Google to offer technology-focused courses, certificates at no cost to Millersville University students | Local News | lancasteronline.com

The primer: Understanding how state funding for family planning centers is going to change in 2024 – and why it matters – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Applications now open for nonprofit security grant program – Daily Local

Ideas We Should Steal: Grassroots Housing Reparations (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

PA Senate Democrats Hear Testimony on Games of Skill – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


133-year-old central Pa. business acquires insurance firm – pennlive.com

You can now send a Hallmark greeting card that includes money via Venmo – pennlive.com

Great Allentown Fair opens Wednesday with music, food and fun – pennlive.com

Walgreens will start selling overdose antidote Narcan nasal spray – pennlive.com

Highmark to require some central Pa. employees to return to the office – pennlive.com


12-year-old boy found dead in Pa. trash can: reports – pennlive.com

Homicide victim, suspect ID’d in Pa. stabbing that injured 4-year-old – pennlive.com

Vehicle backing out of central Pa. driveway hit motorcyclist, killing its driver: coroner – pennlive.com

Woman’s death on Harrisburg bridge leaves unanswered questions – pennlive.com

1 person dead in attempted murder-suicide in Pa.: reports – pennlive.com

Pa. man charged in connection with toddler’s disappearance 37 years ago – pennlive.com

Wilson homicide: Woman killed, daughter injured; husband charged (mcall.com)


Data analysis reframes state education issues | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State public education funding’s teachable moment – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Campus food pantries are seeing greater demand — and more state dollars – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cities are embracing teen curfews, though they might not curb crime – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


There’s no need to worry about the weather in central Pa. this Labor Day weekend – pennlive.com

Idalia extends its destruction along the southeastern U.S. coastline : NPR


State waives bus driver regulation amid persistent shortage | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘Field of dreams’ electric vehicle transition policy scrutinized | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Millions of travelers expected to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike for Labor Day weekend (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania agencies urge responsible, designated driving ahead of Labor Day (abc27.com)

Gun Safety

‘Safety zones,’ campus monitors, and gun detection systems make up Philadelphia’s back-to-school safety plan | Local News | phillytrib.com


Op-ed: Inflation Reduction Act policies need fixing, not celebrating | National | thecentersquare.com

Poll finds 88% of voters support some form of abortion | National | thecentersquare.com

Biden administration chooses first 10 drugs for Medicare price negotiations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How seniors can save on prescription drug costs (mcall.com)

State News

Higher ed system hopes for boost from certificate programs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

No college credit required for Pa. State Police Academy | WITF

Municipalities say Pennsylvania court ruling on stormwater fees could drain them financially (abc27.com)

Pa. court ruling on stormwater fees could drain municipality | WITF

State police see an increase in applicants after waiving college education requirements – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police urge motorists to celebrate responsibly (abc27.com)

How can you report spotted lanternflies in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

National News

Tougher sentencing for trafficking minors poised to move forward in California | California | thecentersquare.com

Governments across America spending millions to put homeless in hotels | National | thecentersquare.com

Two Years After Afghanistan Exit, Biden Resists Calls for More Taliban Contact – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

McConnell freezes during news conference for second time this summer | National | thecentersquare.com

New bills would protect gender-affirming care services in Pittsburgh | WITF

Consumer confidence drops as food, gas prices rise | National | thecentersquare.com

On Maui, a desperate plea to tourists: Please return : NPR

A Cluster of Wildfires Is Burning in California’s Northwest Corner – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for Spending Pandemic Money on Alpaca Farm – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

At least 73 killed in fire at building housing homeless people – pennlive.com

John Cena is back on WWE Smackdown in Hershey this weekend: Why that’s a big deal for wrestling fans – pennlive.com

Lower Saucon supervisors pass controversial rezoning plan during 6-hour meeting | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Haverford Township police blotter (delcotimes.com)

Design revealed for downtown Johnstown revamp with new-look Central Park | News | tribdem.com

Lambertville, New Hope a vintage vinyl lover’s paradise | The Bucks County Herald


Audit, lawsuit highlight issues at Allegheny County Jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh may allow deer hunting in some parks to control population | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police: 1 dead, 1 critically wounded in attempted murder-suicide in Penn Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morning Roundup: Feds say 3 Panama residents scammed $1.5M from Pittsburgh, U.S. residents | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks stages ‘Cleopatra’ with all-woman cast | TribLIVE.com

Bill would make Pittsburgh a ‘sanctuary city’ for gender-affirming care | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pittsburgh could become a ‘sanctuary city’ for gender-affirming health care | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carson City Saloon to reopen after closing in response to crime on South Side | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Philadelphia schools spend $150k on athlete promotion app | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘Safety zones,’ campus monitors, and gun detection systems make up Philadelphia’s back-to-school safety plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Black-owned businesses are still decades behind despite affirmative action | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEIU workers stage massive rally in Philly as cleaners fight for better wages | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘The system needs to change’: Philly woman is suing OCF Realty for housing discrimination | Local News | phillytrib.com