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Pennsylvania Democrats introduce multi-billion-dollar education plan | ABC27

Democrats unveil $3.75 billion education spending plan | City & State PA (

Democratic lawmakers call for unprecedented $3.75B investment in public education | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Democrats unveil $3.75B education spending blueprint ahead of budget season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Dems call for $3.75B in new education funding; GOP doubts sustainability | News |

PA Dems New Education Plan | Eyewitness News (

Pa. Dems call for ‘historic’ education funding, | News |

Pennsylvania Democrats introduce multi-billion-dollar education plan |

Pennsylvania high court may step in to House districts case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gina Diorio: Taxpayers on the hook for pensions of lawbreaking lawmakers (

Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget address will seek to cement his legacy · Spotlight PA

Supremes Intervene on Map Decision | PoliticsPA

Pa. Supreme Court taking second look at congressional map case; orders stay on lower court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Revised economic forecast shows higher revenue estimate for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania leaves local taxpayers footing bill for stormwater management | Pennsylvania |

PA Environment Digest Blog: PA Lawmakers Join Other Elected Officials Calling On EPA To Prevent Chemical Disasters, Protect Workers, Prioritize Environmental Justice (

Pennsylvania aims to fight hate crimes with millions in security grants for religious institutions | PA Power and Policy |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Governors call on president to help the country move past the pandemic | ABC27

Moderna announces full US approval for its COVID-19 vaccine (

When a positive COVID tests means losing work, there’s little incentive to test : Shots – Health News : NPR

U.S. urges Pfizer to apply for under-5 covid shots |

New Orleans schools first major district to require vaccinations for students : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pittsburgh-area hospitals are rolling out a scarce COVID-19 drug for the immunocompromised | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highmark announces process for obtaining no-cost rapid covid-19 tests |

UPMC says new treatment Evusheld reduces covid risk for immunocompromised |

Scranton schools may offer COVID testing, keep masking policy | Education |

Pennsylvania adding long-term care beds to ease COVID crunch | WITF

Health Dept. adds regional long-term care sites to COVID-19 hospital support initiatives – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The COVID jab was a no brainer for me, because of who said “Get it.” (



The Great Resignation changing face of US workforce | ABC27

84% of Pennsylvania restaurants say business conditions are worse than 3 months ago – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Starbucks union push spreads to 54 stores in 19 states : NPR

Work-from-home spurs blue-collar Americans to seek career shifts | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

To solve staffing shortages, hire more workers with disabilities | Opinion (

Pennsylvania to launch list of employers that violate state labor and workplace safety laws – The Morning Call (

Black Dollars Matter: Despite systemic racism, Blacks have money | Michael Coard |



With 2K shootings, more than 500 dead, 2020 was the deadliest year on record in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Some Philadelphia police officers abuse Heart and Lung injury benefits (

Man dies in Dauphin County prison, marking the 5th death in 10 months –

Transgender woman placed with men in central Pa. prison gets pepper-sprayed, blamed by guards after assault: lawsuit | WITF



Lenny McAllister: Education reform must empower students and parents, not systems (

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on future of free college – Philadelphia Business Journal (

State funding for higher education tops $100B for the first time – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Temple University renews its lease in Center City – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Over half of teachers want to leave the profession early, NEA poll finds : NPR

New Penn State group wants younger, more diverse trustees elected to board of trustees (

Pennsylvania schools still dealing with the impact of COVID. (

Temple upgrades campus and neighborhood safety policies | Local News |

Central Bucks teachers, staff get masks from local donations (



Despite a court battle, Pennsylvania voters can still apply for mail ballots without an excuse | WITF

Pennsylvania court declares state’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional, in win for Republicans – The Washington Post

Chester County politicos react to mail-in ballot court ruling – Daily Local

How can we trust the machines that a politically motivated group had access to? | PennLive letters –

New poll finds 1 in 10 Americans support violence against government : NPR

A Shadow Sighting by Phil Could Portend Big Things for GOP | PoliticsPA

Trump escalates racist rhetoric and plays on white grievance at recent rallies : NPR

There are election reforms that both Democrats and Republicans seem to like : NPR

DelVal Candidates Have Edge in GOP Gov. Primary – DV Journal (

Gubernatorial Candidate Bill McSwain to Spend $6.8 M on Campaign Ads in GOP Primary – DV Journal (

Dr. Kevin Baumlin, Dem for U.S. Senate, Has Diagnosis for Healthcare – DV Journal (

Lehigh County voters sue to delay election certification over undated ballots – The Morning Call (

2022 midterm elections: The Senate primaries that will shape the race (

For our ‘Great Experiment’ to survive, politicians must observe the rules (

The GOP’s midterm playbook: Flip the script on Covid (

Millions follows rich candidates in Pennsylvania Senate race | San Luis Obispo Tribune

Black clergy says Fetterman, GOP missed an opportunity | State & Region |

PA election officials ‘still being attacked,’ want help from lawmakers (

PA Rep. Brown declines new term; new reps to see new district lines (



Seasonal allergies getting worse? Study says climate change could be why (

Once heavily polluted by mining, Black Creek now classified as wild trout stream | News |



PA’s opioid stigma reduction campaign reaches 4M residents | City & State PA (

Efforts ongoing in Harrisburg to address opioid addiction, recovery | Don’t Miss This |

Chester County Medical Society joins bid to keep Brandywine Hospital open – Philadelphia Business Journal (

To get health care, many must navigate glitchy government technology : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pa. hospitals wrestle with nursing shortages as pandemic drags on |

Down two hospitals in one month, new efforts to restore services in Chester County | WITF

Chester County Medical Society to petition court to keep hospitals open – Daily Local


State News

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan warns against Russian threat to democracy (

These Pa. Republicans opposed the Biden stimulus; then touted it back home | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Fitzpatrick-Jan 6 report took it easy on the congressman (

Former Gov. Tom Ridge to be honored for work in national security (

New nursing skilled facilities set to help Pa. health care workers (

Key consultant refused to cooperate with probe into Pa.’s $73 billion school pension: sources · Spotlight PA

Western Pa. under storm watch for snow, ice beginning early Thursday |

Trib Total Media CEO to testify before Senate subcommittee on newspaper industry challenges |

FEMA is reimbursing up to $9K for each COVID-19-related funeral. Why are Pennsylvania’s applications less than half the state’s total death toll? – The Morning Call (


National News

Power has returned to some homes walloped by weekend ‘bomb cyclone’ : NPR

U.S. and Russia exchange heated accusations at U.N. meeting | ABC27

Why Americans should care about Russia-Ukraine standoff : NPR

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom says Travis McMichael plea deal was disrespectful : NPR

Why Black History Month is celebrated in February : NPR

Black History Month is world history every day | Michael Coard – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FBI director says the threat from China is ‘more brazen’ than ever before : NPR

‘New York Times’ acquires Wordle : NPR

Georgia district attorney calls for FBI security help after Trump’s rally comments : NPR

Joe Rogan vows to ‘balance things out’ after Spotify controversy –


Local News

A Broad + Liberty interview with Delaware County Chair Dr. Monica Taylor (

Decision on Lackawanna County reassessment expected this month | News |

Lackawanna County extends pandemic emergency declaration, virtual meetings may violate Sunshine Act | Coronavirus |

Mayor: Land bank could bolster parking in Hazleton | News |

Tesla opens central Pa. dealership: Here are 6 things to know about the electric car retailer –

Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History $1 million grant expansion – The Morning Call (

New Magisterial Districts unveiled for Delaware County (

Lancaster Twp. GOP area chair resigns, as committee prepared to remove him for ‘denouncing’ FreePA | PA Power and Policy |

8 of the highest-trafficked Lancaster County bridges rated ‘poor’; here’s where they are | Local News |

Lancaster County health care facilities to get $6M to recruit, retain workers | Health |



Pittsburgh Bridge collapse ‘takes your breath away,’ NTSB chair said | WITF

State ordered Fern Hollow Bridge to be inspected more frequently years before collapse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pgh bridge was a ‘preventable disaster’ as local officials call for action – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Crane pulls Port Authority bus from Frick Park bridge wreckage |

PennDOT will foot the bill to replace the Fern Hollow Bridge | WITF

Allegheny County Jail warden says measures to slow COVID spread will continue | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alma Speed Fox, movement’s matriarch, inspired Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh reacts to death of beloved record seller Jerry Weber | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

PHOTOS: Mayor Gainey joins Coffee Tree employees in union rally | Pittsburgh City Photos | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



‘Ya Fav Trashman’ calls on city officials to take action against illegal dumping | Local News |

Preliminary report gives details on medical chopper crash outside Philadelphia (

30 Philadelphia-area companies earn perfect scores on high-profile LGBTQ index – Philadelphia Business Journal (

GIORDANO: Larry Krasner for SCOTUS! – DV Journal (

A battle over the Sayre-Morris pool has activists and politicians pitted against the school board (

Philly’s done wrangling over the opioid deal | Business Weekly Newsletter (

Philadelphia’s new victim advocate starts work amid gun violence surge (

Adara Combs to lead city’s first Office of the Philadelphia Victim Advocate | Local News |

Low-income tenants facing eviction can now get free legal representation in 2 Philly zip codes (

Philadelphia to launch universal basic income pilot program this year | Today in Pa. –

City Councilmember David Oh’s soda tax repeal bill faces opposition | Local News |

CCPA rebrands as the Center City Business Association | Business |



Biden issues an infrastructure ‘roadmap’ to help spend $1T | News |

Trump ally pushes Republican Party to expel Cheney, Kinzinger | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden names Qatar major non-NATO ally as energy crisis looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden administration to reinstate mercury pollution rules weakened under Trump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette