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How much of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal will remain intact? Depends on who you ask. | WITF

Senator Street Supports Education Spending Proposed in Governor’s Budget, Calls for More Aggressive Funding for Gun Violence Prevention – MyChesCo

‘Our kids deserve it’: Wolf’s $1.55B K-12 school plan aims to address inequitable funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Budget report on Pa. education agency provokes spat between lawmakers, watchdogs · Spotlight PA

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Moves Fentanyl Test Strip Bill to Full Senate – MyChesCo

Pa. Senate Judiciary Committee moves fentanyl test strip bill to full senate – thereporteronline

Wolf visits Upper Darby school, calls for boost in state ed. funding – WHYY

Wolf visits Upper Darby High School to urge investment in education – Delco Times

Rep. Seth Grove now GOP point man on election reform, redistricting (

In final budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf narrows his focus (

Animal chiropractor finds practice limited by state’s veterinary medicine laws –

Wolf signs Alzheimer’s, dementia ‘toolkit’ bill into law | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

OP-ED: Ensuring quality health care for all Pennsylvanians | Op-Ed |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

IFO report: Seniors bore brunt of COVID-19 deaths | City & State PA (

Is the COVID pandemic over? Lehigh Valley health experts urge caution – The Morning Call (

Pfizer vaccine for kids under 5: FDA authorization paused for data (

Testing what we flush to track COVID-19 in Western Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republicans call on Biden to end COVID’s public health emergency designation : NPR

Philadelphia, Pa., N.J. COVID numbers: Cases, deaths, hospitalizations, vaccination rate and more (



Gas continues to rise in Midstate by over five cents per gallon (

Bloomfield Starbucks employees announce unionization drive | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Longwood Gardens $250 million dollar renovation relies on increasingly popular “green” bonds. (

Small business owners who rely on payment apps face new tax law | News |



SWAT Officer Saved By Bulletproof Vest Leads To Philadelphia Officials Again Calling For Stricter Gun Laws – CBS Philly (

Officials Shocked By Firefighters’ Racist Comments, Bility Family Appalled – DV Journal (

Fallout continues from racist and threatening audio at Briarcliffe Fire Company | Local News |

Baltimore’s violence interrupters face danger as they try to stem shootings : NPR



Four takeaways from Pa.’s landmark school-funding trial, two weeks into Republican witnesses – The Morning Call (

Court petition seeks to recall school directors in West Chester, Downingtown over masking policy – Daily Local

Parent, Residents Complain About Sexual Content in WCASD Books – DV Journal (

‘A unique opportunity’: Central Pa. students partner with NASA to make parts for space station –

‘Vision’ for Keystone College includes three new projects on or near campus | Education |



Guest Opinion: Trump’s comments should be a warning to us all (

Podcast: Can An African Immigrant Be the GOP Nominee for Governor? | PoliticsPA

Union Membership Falling; What Does That Mean to Democrats? | PoliticsPA

Citing leg injury, Scott Martin suspends gubernatorial campaign | City & State PA (

Albert Eisenberg: Partisan redistricting won’t fix Dems’ PA disadvantage (

GOP Senate Candidate McCormick to Air ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Ad During Super Bowl – DV Journal (

Democrats eye key governors’ races in Pa. and other key states as backstop against GOP | WITF

So Trump broke another law. Will anyone actually do something about it? | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Government distrust was always in the GOP playbook. The Capitol insurrection proved it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Senate ad slams transgender athletes ‘pretending to be women’ – POLITICO

Conor Lamb and John Fetterman run like Biden and Sanders in Pa. Senate race (

U.S. Senate hopeful Oz visits Luzerne County to talk infrastructure, politics and COVID-19 | Election |



Amtrak eyes express bus service regionally – Daily Local

Philadelphia airport sees surge in passengers bringing guns to TSA checkpoints | Local News |



Omicron pushed Grand View Health into crisis. How the hospital reacted (

Meet nurse educator Doris Ezomo and her goal for helping others – The Morning Call (


State News

It’s time to end wildlife-killing contests in Pennsylvania (


National News

Ambassador Bridge reopens after last protesters removed : NPR

Key U.S.-Canada bridge reopens as Ottawa protest persists | Coronavirus |

Super Bowl 2022: The Rams beat the Bengals : NPR

Super Bowl’s Hollywood Moment Outshines N.F.L.’s Problems – The New York Times (

U.S. suspends Mexican avocado imports ‘until further notice’ –

Russian skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete, but Olympics won’t hold medal ceremony until after investigation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. women make monobob history at the Winter Games : NPR

Ukrainians plead for support as U.S. and others tell their citizens to flee | NPR


Local News

Community Briefs: DCCC continues Dialogues for Diversity with program on mental health – Delco Times

Delaware County Council appoints Chester resident to Solid Waste Authority (

Montgomery County experiencing lack of affordable housing options, officials say (

York City parking automation surprises local businesses and staff (

Parks top project list for revamped city recreation department | News |



Focus of Pittsburgh’s proposed Mon Oakland Connector project changes |

Westmoreland County to boost program to help jail inmates re-enter society |

Couple injured in Fern Hollow Bridge collapse to sue Pittsburgh, Port Authority, PennDOT |

Pittsburgh’s bridges on the brink: City’s spans decaying with little help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McKeesport residents relieved over bridge closure; school traffic expected to be impacted | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey’s team looking for input from residents on policy suggestions and other ways to improve city services | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



“It’s Just About Doing the Right Thing” – The Philadelphia Citizen

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the nation’s best large employer, according to Forbes – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly Councilmember Alan Domb floats term limits bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Nonprofit secures over $1M for community center at N. Philly church | Local News |

Philly extends freeze on residential water shutoffs, offers virtual utility fairs | Local News |

Hope for systemic change in how Philadelphia addresses poverty | Editorial (

Debate over Washington Avenue safety changes delivers harsh lessons in equity, civic influence | Opinion (

What a contested election for a Fishtown neighborhood group reveals about development in Philly (

How kids get into Philadelphia’s special admissions schools has changed drastically. Some families are crying foul (

Philadelphia and CSX railroad collide over who pays to fix a bridge (



On Parkland anniversary, Biden urges Congress on gun control | News |

President Biden warns Putin of aggressive response if Russia does not de-escalate | ABC27

Biden administration faces resistance on clean energy push | ABC27

Democrats fighting uphill battle to lower prescription drug costs | ABC27

Biden speaks with Ukraine’s leader as U.S. officials warn of imminent Russian attack | WITF

Congress wrestles with stock trading legislation; Mike Kelly probe ongoing in Ethics Committee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sen. Graham becomes early player to watch in Supreme Court drama | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette