Sen. Judy Schwank: Ruling an opportunity to finally fix school funding (mcall.com)

Parx Casino met privately with PA gaming regulators · Spotlight PA

Bill to end medical co-pays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians to be reintroduced – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Should Pennsylvania prioritize education funding with its historic budget surplus? (abc27.com)

Split Pennsylvania House set for raucous return next week (abc27.com)

This is what the Pa. House should do when it returns to work | John Baer – pennlive.com

PA voter ID law a top priority for Senate Republicans (phillyburbs.com)

Pa. election debate on precanvassing mail ballots confronts new governor, Legislature (readingeagle.com)

Bill to end medical co-pays for incarcerated Pennsylvanians to be reintroduced – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

$433K distributed to Delaware County fire and EMS stations (delcotimes.com)

Doylestown-Area Emergency Responders Receive Tens of Thousands in State Grants | Doylestown, PA News TAPinto

$207K In Grants Going To 15 Lower Bucks Fire Companies | Levittown, PA Patch

State Grants More Than $256,000 To Levittown-Area Fire Companies, Ambulance Squads – LevittownNow.com

West Chester BID launches facade improvement program – Daily Local

The avian flu and the rising price of eggs [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Schwank Opens Satellite Office in Spring Township Building – BCTV



Prices of eggs surpass ground beef in latest inflation report (mcall.com)

Maybe a mild recession wouldn’t be so bad at this point | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Cyrenity Sips, the first Black woman-owned winery in Pennsylvania | Lifestyle | phillytrib.com

Celebrate Black-owned businesses, starting with these five in Bucks (phillyburbs.com)

Despite recession talk, Philadelphia-area banks are still looking to lend – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Analysis: Philadelphia hardest hit by possible recession | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. city ranked among 2023’s best for jobseekers: report – pennlive.com

Temple University undergraduate students caught in tug-of-war amid grad student strike (inquirer.com)

Boscov’s CEO speaks about company’s expansion in current economy | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com



Pennsylvania police call hiring problems a ‘crisis for law enforcement’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

“Full-scale catastrophe”: Pennsylvania emergency services implore state for urgent help | WITF

Harrisburg diocese restitution plan for abuse survivors approved (ydr.com)

Norristown mother charged with child endangement after 6 year old took her gun on school bus (dailylocal.com)

Questions raised on detox, mental health policies at LCCF after latest inmate suicide | | standardspeaker.com



Education in PA is a fundamental right (ydr.com)

Pa. school funding verdict won’t help us, but we won’t stop fighting | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Some DelVal School Districts Increase Property Taxes Despite Surpluses – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

What is Penn State’s THON, and where does the money go? · Spotlight PA State College

Pa. religious ‘garb ban’ and its impact on teachers – WHYY

More than 60 books have been challenged or are under review in Central Bucks, district employees say (inquirer.com)

School board directors across PA denounce Central Bucks’ “advocacy policy” | The Bucks County Herald

Chester replaces Friel on Owen J. Roberts School Board (dailylocal.com)

Some colleges are making deep cuts as enrollment cliff looms – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Harrisburg University hosts STEM career fair (abc27.com)



DeSantis threatens to rid Florida of Advanced Placement classes | News | phillytrib.com

Democrats push ahead on gun control after Michigan State shooting : NPR

West Virginia advances bill that would allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms onto college campuses – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Biden’s empathy shapes policy, but some voters don’t feel it | TribLIVE.com

Luzerne County, PA plagued by election issues · Spotlight PA

Democratic candidates for Allegheny County executive gather at North Hills forum – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Philly mayor race: Labor splitting between Helen Gym and Jeff Brown (inquirer.com)



Across the country, a big backlash to new renewables is mounting | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Norfolk Southern’s ‘timeline’ to reopen rail line scrutinized | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New Jersey require new cars be zero emission by 2035, says Gov. Murphy (inquirer.com)

PennDOT unveils Interstate 81 expansion project | Times Leader


Gun Safety

As the U.S. reels from more mass shootings, a renewed push for reform on Capitol Hill  – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Our children are in crisis’: Safe Path monitors fan out over Philadelphia high schools to deter violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Allentown City Council authorizes $100K to research ‘credible messenger program’ | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com



Pennsylvania sues to keep medical marijuana data secret · Spotlight PA

Reeling East Palestine residents packed a town hall. Many left frustrated. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ohio Residents Press for Answers on Train Derailment at Town Hall Meeting – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Upset Ohio town residents seek answers over train derailment : NPR

Counties with the highest diabetes rate in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Lower Makefield extends Jefferson hospital development application (phillyburbs.com)

AAP’s new childhood obesity guidance worries eating disorder specialists : NPR

Healthier school lunches may help reduce obesity, new study suggests : NPR

How the Medicare political wars could hurt seniors : Shots – Health News : NPR

Joe Biden set his ‘moonshot’ on cancer. Meet the doctor trying to get us there : NPR

Panel backs moving opioid antidote Narcan over the counter (inquirer.com)

New Jersey lawmakers want to increase penalties for dealing and possessing fentanyl. Harm reduction advocates say it will hurt people with addiction. (inquirer.com)

Planned Parenthood is making the HIV drug PEP easier to get in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery counties, Philadelphia (inquirer.com)


State News

Casey, Fetterman Press EPA, NTSB Following Train Derailment (politicspa.com)

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman join Ohio counterparts to call for more federal action on Ohio train derailment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro rips train company for prioritizing track reopening over ‘safer’ approach after derailment | WITF

Report: State tax revenues approach ‘inflection’ point | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

$84 million in Super Bowl wagers placed in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

2022 commercial gaming revenue tops $60 billion: how did PA perform? (abc27.com)

Why do deer have collars in Pennsylvania and what is CWD in deer? (ydr.com)

Cities with the fastest-growing home prices in Pennsylvania | State | wfmz.com

Home heating prices are at their highest in years. Here’s how to reduce your heating bill in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)


National News

U.S. on track to add $19 trillion in new debt over 10 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pandemic-era SNAP benefits ending next month (abc27.com)

White racist gets life sentence for Buffalo market massacre | Across America | phillytrib.com

Turkey moves from rescue to reconstruction; total deaths exceed 41,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Senate Rejects Nominee for Chief Judge in Defeat for Hochul – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

When pediatricians offer financial counseling, it benefits families’ health : Shots – Health News : NPR

Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for online orders (abc27.com)

Help, Bing’s Chatbot Won’t Stop Declaring Its Love For Me – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

‘NYT’ accused of biased coverage of transgender people : NPR

Actress Raquel Welch dead at 82 : NPR

Stories About Black History Month – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


Local News

New senior affordable housing coming to Allentown. Here’s what we know (mcall.com)

South Whitehall zoning board wraps up sober living home hearings (mcall.com)

Lancaster County Board of Elections urges candidates to file appropriate paperwork for home rule study commission | Local News | lancasteronline.com

State approves incorporation for EMS authority in northwest Lancaster County | Local News | lancasteronline.com

United Way program allows many residents to file annual tax returns for free – Daily Local

Two suicides in Yeadon police custody lead to calls for change (inquirer.com)

Reading Fightin Phils celebrate topping out ceremony at FirstEnergy Stadium (readingeagle.com)

‘I do what I do because I love my city’: Meet these Black trailblazers and trendsetters – pennlive.com

Developer proposing aquarium, entertainment venue in Lower Macungie (mcall.com)

Former Lehigh County commissioner, Olympic cyclist Marty Nothstein pleads guilty in stalking case (mcall.com)

Lackawanna County official says 911 center understaffed | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Liz Bradbury leaves Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center (mcall.com)

CASA is expanding its services with a new education and employment center in York | WITF

Anthony Rapp appointed new business director in Council Rock | The Bucks County Herald



Allegheny County program to give landlords incentives to bolster affordable housing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Health Department launching online immunization scheduling tool – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

New leader picked for Sarah Heinz House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PWSA lifts boil-water advisory for all Pittsburgh neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bullish on Pittsburgh’s South Side: Developer proposes 375-unit apartment complex on Wharton Street | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kennywood opening day is April 22. What you need to know (nextpittsburgh.com)

Hays Woods Park gets $233,000 grant to enhance its ecosystem (nextpittsburgh.com)

PWSA lifts boil-water advisory for all Pittsburgh neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



DA Krasner talks next steps following failed GOP impeachment effort | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia-based insurance firm sold to major company, owner shifts focus to paying success forward | Business | phillytrib.com

Has the Philadelphia housing market bottomed out? Activity is picking up again – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly City Council race: ‘Ya Fave Trashman’ wants to use moniker on ballot (inquirer.com)

Philly City Council primary: Is Council President Darrell Clarke retiring? (inquirer.com)

Philly water rate increases are the wrong approach (inquirer.com)



CBO says U.S. is likely to run out of cash between July and September : NPR

U.S. likely to default on debt between July and September unless Congress acts, CBO says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz won’t be charged in sex-trafficking probe, his lawyers say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Senate panel pledges to work across the aisle to protect kids online – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)