Senators Propose Acceleration of PA Corporate Tax Rate Reduction (politicspa.com)

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senate Environmental, Consumer Protection Committees To Hold Feb. 27 Hearing On Grid Reliability And Winter Storm Elliot (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Changes proposed for tiny houses in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

PA Senate bill proposes changes to state constitution | Politics | northcentralpa.com

Rep. Donna Bullock shares Pa. Legislative Black Caucus’ priorities for 2023 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pielli looking to make a ‘positive change’ in Harrisburg – Daily Local

Area fire, EMS departments share $337K in state funding | News | tribdem.com

Shapiro orders thousands of state workers back to the office (abc27.com)


Train Derailment

Pittsburgh’s air quality not impacted by Ohio train derailment fire, officials say | TribLIVE.com

Beaver County res­i­dents on alert as state lead­ers stress the dan­gers of toxic chem­i­cals from Ohio train de­rail­ment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Controlled release at Ohio derailment site prompts mandatory evacuations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ohio crews conduct a ‘controlled release’ of toxic chemicals from derailed train cars : NPR

Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in Ohio – Daily Local



American Express launches products for small businesses (delcotimes.com)

Commuting may have an upside that remote workers miss out on : Shots – Health News : NPR

First U.S. nuclear-powered data center, bitcoin mine coming to Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bernstein and Campbell: Economic summit provides platform for making Pennsylvania more competitive (broadandliberty.com)

Costco, Wawa, Sheetz and other businesses opening new stores in central Pa. – pennlive.com

One Lehigh Valley township has a plan to severely restrict warehouse development. Other communities could follow its lead. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



McKeesport Police officer Sean Sluganski shot and killed in the line of duty (cbsnews.com)

One McKeesport officer killed, another wounded in confrontation with armed man | WITF

Berks is fourth in Pa. in human-trafficking cases (readingeagle.com)



Teaching Black history is an act of resistance. Tyre Nichols reminds us why. | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Temple University receives $10.9M gift to benefit students with disabilities – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Scranton School Board seeks more community voices for building task force | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Maggots, bug larvae found on drink containers in Bethlehem Area schools (mcall.com)

Neshaminy responds to critical state audit on tax hikes, surpluses | The Bucks County Herald

Law firm with religious liberties focus reviewing Central Bucks library policy | The Bucks County Herald

MCCC to host three-day Presidential Symposium on diversity, ‘Inspire Beyond Inclusion’ – Mainline Media News

Erie Rise appoints consultant to oversee closing, but questions remain (goerie.com)

St. Joseph’s University will eliminate four doctoral programs it acquired from former USciences (inquirer.com)




How Moore v. Harper at the Supreme Court could become moot : NPR

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis is expected to control Disney district governing board : NPR

Why the Democrats moved South Carolina to the front of the 2024 primary calendar | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden State of the Union 2023: Start time, how to watch and stream (inquirer.com)

Two years into his presidency, Biden has delivered | Editorial (inquirer.com)


Pennsylvania should have longer voter registration period, optional mail-in ballot secrecy envelopes, agency recommends | WITF

Pa. GOP embraces but rebukes mail-in voting as it grapples with 2022 shortcomings (broadandliberty.com)

Lincoln Project puts Pa.’s Fitzpatrick on its 2024 wanted list | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Special elections in Pittsburgh could end Pa. House impasse | News | tribdem.com

Control up for grabs in Pa. State House; Democrats can claim majority if they win three special elections today | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

The stakes are huge in 3 Allegheny County special elections Tuesday. Will anyone vote? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Home rule question will be on May primary ballot following Lancaster City Council approval | Local News | lancasteronline.com

GOP Endorses Carluccio For High Court (politicspa.com)

Philly mayor race: Super PACS made early picks in 2015, 2019. This year is different. (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia controller: Christy Brady officially joins the race (inquirer.com)

Michelle Obama’s office calls Jeff Brown’s Philly mayor ads ‘out of context’ (inquirer.com)



Pennsylvania buys Susquehanna River islands for conservation | WITF

EPA lawsuit about ethylene oxide could affect Cosmed’s Erie facility (goerie.com)



PennDOT is looking for feedback on driving behaviors | WITF

After Southwest debacle, senators introduce Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights : NPR


Gun Safety

Safe Place: How Philly schools are responding to the city’s gun violence crisis | Local News | phillytrib.com

City Council panel examines factors behind gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Latest Eagles video doesn’t hype Super Bowl run, but shines spotlight on violence prevention | Local News | phillytrib.com



Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians may soon be kicked off Medicaid | WITF

Changes coming for some Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients (abc27.com)

Anxiety disorders are the top reason Pennsylvanians get a medical marijuana card (phillyburbs.com)

211 calls help avoid emergencies | News | tribdem.com

This doctor wants to prescribe a cure for homelessness : Planet Money : NPR

Black Women and the struggle of health care access (abc27.com)

To address obesity in children, advocacy and drastic policy changes are necessary | Expert Opinion (inquirer.com)


State News

Hospital worker Nila Payton celebrates an anniversary by attending State of the Union address – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Mr. Hutchie goes to Washington: A Pittsburgh news striker is invited to the State of the Union speech – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Family of fallen Lehigh County firefighter to attend State of the Union address as Rep. Susan Wild’s guest (mcall.com)

Fetterman’s State of the Union guest is Philly man he helped free from prison – pennlive.com

Sen. John Fetterman’s State of the Union guest is Dennis Horton (inquirer.com)

Jill Biden’s State of the Union guests includes an immigration advocate from West Chester, Pa. (inquirer.com)

‘Don’t take the bait’; Pa. Revenue Dept. warns of phony unpaid tax notices arriving in the mail – pennlive.com

PA Fish Commission set to stock trout in coming weeks – Daily Local

Red tape skyrockets energy costs in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fiscal cliff ahead, state treasurer warns (broadandliberty.com)

Program helps people get insurance when they file taxes (abc27.com)

‘Final Demand for Payment’ scam targets Pa. taxpayers (inquirer.com)


National News

FBI says Baltimore County woman plotted to ‘shoot up’ BGE electric substations | WYPR

Rescuers work for second day to find quake survivors as death toll climbs : NPR

Rescuers scramble in Turkey, Syria after quake kills 4,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Over 400 ready-to-eat foods are recalled over listeria contamination fears : NPR

Green card applicants are likely to face fee hikes under proposed changes : NPR

Proposed federal rule would lower credit card late fees – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Alabama community rallies in support of a Black author after school district cancels Black History Month event | Across America | phillytrib.com

This wasn’t the first Chinese balloon over the U.S. Why were the others ignored? : NPR

China accuses U.S. of indiscriminate use of force over balloon | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Jersey funds dedicated to preventing lead paint poisoning (inquirer.com)


Local News

Mulberry Bridge encampment vacant, city erects fence during rat extermination – pennlive.com

Cities with the most expensive homes in Harrisburg metro area (abc27.com)

Patricia C. Wolfington, former Hainesport mayor, nurse, and real estate agent, has died at 88 (inquirer.com)

Aqua’s Haverford work on track to be done in May (delcotimes.com)

Judge Orders Stay of Proposed Delcora Sale to Aqua – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Upper Darby power struggle: Council president says he is interim mayor (delcotimes.com)

Power struggle in Upper Darby in wake of mayor’s DUI charges (broadandliberty.com)

Call Me Mayor, Maybe? Upper Darby Officials Battle Over Interim Mayor – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Lifeguards needed to open Lancaster County Central Park Pool on time this year | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Hotel, entertainment venue proposed for Hamilton Street in Allentown | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Reading City Council fails to appoint councilperson to vacant seat | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Reading City Council fails to fill District 5 vacant seat (readingeagle.com)

Reading councilmembers criticize stagnant downtown development | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Luzerne County may revisit tax-delinquent repository purchase procedures | Times Leader

Secretary of the Army tours Scranton munitions plant and talks about upgrade | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Haverford residents raise concerns over Lower Merion’s plans to use Polo Fields – Mainline Media News



Pittsburgh Regional Transit wants to ‘hear from the community’ on proposed Busway stations – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Allegheny County police are now patrolling Downtown Pittsburgh as concerns over safety escalate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PG INVESTIGATION: The city of Pittsburgh’s wasteland of unsafe, abandoned homes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



How Philly’s Northern Liberties business district highlights the city’s Black roots – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

New school board leaders in Philadelphia look ahead | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Chinatown has been fighting for its existence for decades. These women have led those fights. (inquirer.com)

Glen Foerd gets $850,000 grant to improve NE Philly access to Delaware River (inquirer.com)

Sneaker Con comes to the Philadelphia Convention Center (inquirer.com)



Congress had its chance. Time for Biden to take action to protect elections. | Letter – lehighvalleylive.com

Key issues to watch in Biden’s State of the Union speech : NPR