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Local lawmakers sound off on Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal

Area legislators differ in views on Wolf’s budget

How Pa. lawmakers, interest groups reacted to Wolf’s 2021-2022 budget proposal

Pa. budget overview: Income tax hike, aid for schools, a higher minimum wage and a lot of opposition

As Pa. budget shows, the governor is from Venus, the Legislature is from Mars

Wolf proposes new budget with tax hike; Republicans say it’s DOA

Wolf wants to add $1.3B in basic-ed funding, distribute with fair formula

Wolf budget gives huge boost to schools in Philly, Allentown, Reading and other cities

Wolf’s school funding plan would help Philly. It would give big increases to some wealthier suburban districts, too.

Public education advocates hail Wolf’s school budget; Republicans balk at tax proposal

Governor’s budget proposal could ‘destroy’ Pa. horse racing, but reduce student debt

Wolf COVID-19 recovery plan calls for $3B in spending over next decade

Gov. Wolf’s proposed changes to education funding would boost state money coming to Berks

WB Area big winner in Wolf’s proposed education budget

List: Lehigh Valley school districts would get this much more money under Wolf budget plan

Wolf budget would give W-B Area nearly $29M more in basic ed funds

The great debate: Will Gov. Wolf get proposed marijuana legalization for PA?

Recreational marijuana may be wrong choice for state, some area legislators, businesses say

Pa. budget: Gov. Tom Wolf proposes small increase to state government workforce

Here’s what your town would pay for state police under Gov. Tom Wolf’s fee: Use the database

Winners and losers under Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 budget

Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-2022 Budget in Brief

Yudichak upset with proposed elimination of $5 million in state facility closure aid


What the exit of Pa.’s top election official means for the future of voting

Life without parole for ‘felony murder’: Pa. case targets sentencing law

Create state authority to boost broadband

Editorial: Don’t make Pa. abuse victims wait any longer

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa.’s lagging vaccine rollout takes center stage in Harrisburg

New Pennsylvania Health Department leader says limited vaccine supplies going to most efficient providers first; Republicans vow to get National Guard involved

Pennsylvania focuses on finishing Phase 1A vaccinations

Pa. officials hope direct shipment of covid vaccine to pharmacies will ease supply woes

Westmoreland group weighs in on lack of local input, challenges in vaccine rollout

Philly opens first new vaccination clinic; N.J. relaxes restaurant, bar restrictions

Consumer group urges ‘reasonable’ policies for denying life insurance to COVID-19 victims

Up in the air: Pittsburgh International Airport COVID-19 testing turns into a Catch-22 for one traveler

Federal grand jury investigating Brighton Rehab in Beaver County

Health department to investigate Kadima

Possible side effects, what else to expect with COVID-19 vaccination

Montgomery County official chides social media users for sharing links to vaccine

42 new COVID-19 cases in county on Wednesday

Berks County gets 114 new COVID cases

Monroe goes low: Only 30 newly-reported COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Nursing home staff nationwide largely shun COVID-19 vaccine


Besides PPP, here are sources where local small businesses can get relief

Comcast boosts internet speeds for its cheapest plan to aid homebound students

Comcast will delay extra charges for heavy internet usage

Wawa and Sheetz team up to take the ‘plunge’ together

Another Berks restaurant targeted by the state for closure over COVID infractions


2 former Cambria County high school wrestling coaches enter guilty pleas to child porn charges


Teachers at Mars Area School District threaten strike

Preserve sports teams

John Chaney was more than a coach. He was an advocate for Black youth. | Opinion

Stories of Temple legend John Chaney, as told by those who lived them


A Never Trump Republican from Philadelphia is eyeing next year’s U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania

Luzerne County Election Board quickly seeking replacement for chairwoman who resigned

Health Care

Health insurance marketplaces reopening in Pa., N.J. to help with COVID-19 relief

Local News

Scranton Zoning Board approves transitional living facilities for people recovering from addictions

County ordinance would set fees tied to delinquent Scranton property tax collection

Berks crews in overdrive with snow removal: ‘We’re working as fast as we can’

Caenarvon Township police receive a nearly $10,000 grant to purchase body cameras

Ridley officers sue the township and their captain, saying he demoted them for revealing misconduct

Rent relief helps more than 80 families in Carbon County

What’s taking so long? Slow process of massive snow removal causes aggravation for municipalities and residents

Family of teen fatally shot by state police on Poconos overpass announce lawsuit, are being represented by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump

New Jersey

U.S. Supreme Court will hear PennEast Pipeline appeal of N.J. eminent-domain dispute


Philadelphia hotel occupancy plummeted nearly 60% during pandemic, city says

A very Philly ‘marriage selfie mural’ is going up at the Wedding License Bureau in City Hall

Philly recorded 4 straight days of snow for just the 4th time ever and forecasters expect more to come

The ‘twice as good’ rule for Black leaders brings unfair scrutiny to Danielle Outlaw | Solomon Jones

One-person protests upend a tired trope that Philadelphia residents don’t care | Helen Ubiñas


Pittsburgh School Board: $20 million in wage tax money could help ‘educational emergency’

Pittsburgh officials enlist help from nonprofit to improve relations between police, residents

Anne Feeney, folk singer and political activist, dies at 69

Netflix seeking child actors for ‘The Chair’

Judge orders Crack’d Egg to follow COVID-19 rules or close

Pittsburgh Brewing Co. plans to build its brewery at former PPG glass plant in Creighton

Allegheny Co. officials ask for ‘common sense’ during Super Bowl viewing

State News

Pennsylvania billionaire buys a SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others

What’s the worst part of living in Pennsylvania? There are lots of choices | John Baer


House Republicans vote to keep Rep. Liz Cheney as No. 3 leader, stand by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Sen. Bob Casey named to Senate Intelligence Committee