Pennsylvania reacts to Shapiro’s budget address | State | tiogapublishing.com

Berks lawmakers offer mixed thoughts on Shapiro’s budget address | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Pa. Lawmakers propose ‘purple alerts’ to help find missing people | WITF

Push for Uniform Workplace Safety Standards in Pennsylvania: Legislators Rally to Extend OSHA Protections to Public Sector – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania State Senators Take Action on Cybersecurity (govtech.com)

Skill games regulated, taxed under Shapiro’s budget plan | Latest National News | tribdem.com

Schweyer applauds Shapiro’s education priorities in budget address | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

More money requested for popular $120M home repair program | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Democrats urge state lawmakers to put new funding into Whole Home Repairs program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


McDonald’s, Costco and Other Companies Crack Down on Child Labor in the U.S. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

750,000 Honda and Acura vehicles recalled over air bag defect : NPR

ESPN, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery plan to launch a sports streaming platform : NPR

Spent more than $10 on the App Store? Apple could owe you money via a class action lawsuit – pennlive.com

Rite Aid to close 27 more stores, including 3 in Pa. – pennlive.com


Student brought gun to Cumberland County middle school, police said – pennlive.com

Woman Who Caused Fatal Buggy Crash Tried to Have Twin Take Blame, Authorities Say – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Jennifer Crumbley’s Conviction Offers New Legal Tactic in Mass Shooting Cases – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. woman says voices told her to kill 5-year-old son: police – pennlive.com

Former Eagles pass rusher arrested in Las Vegas during Super Bowl festivities – pennlive.com


Education top of the list in Shapiro’s budget proposal | News | republicanherald.com

Pa. budget proposal: What does Philly get? – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)

Court ruling underpins school funding $1.1B opening bid | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘We have a lot of work to do”: A Q&A on education with state Sen. Lindsey Williams – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Investigation Opened Into Claims of Discrimination Against Palestinian Students at Harvard – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Biden sails to victory in ‘first in the West’ Nevada primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Who Is On The Ballot In 2024? (politicspa.com)

Democrats are defending their majority in the Pennsylvania House for 4th time in a year | Nation | bradfordera.com

Project Veritas admits no evidence of election fraud at Pa. post offic | WITF

Bucks County voters to determine if Democrats keep majority in PA House (yahoo.com)

Voting rights group sues Hazleton Area School District | WITF


Biden’s natural gas export pause fought over by U.S. House panel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State energy policies exacerbating reliability, blackout concerns | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Carbon tax repeal effort reignited | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Marten reintroduction plan tabled | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

9 Key Revelations in Maui’s First Review of the Lahaina Inferno – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Is climate change affecting California’s atmospheric rivers? : NPR

EPA tightens rules on some air pollution for the first time in over a decade : NPR


Poll show 7 states oppose electric vehicle mandates | Arizona | thecentersquare.com

Transit, education expected to headline Shapiro’s 2024 Pa. budget address | Spotlight Pa | northcentralpa.com

Gun Safety

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

Gun owners in this state could be forced to get $300k insurance policy if bill passes – pennlive.com


U.S. Makes Initial Offers in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Central Pennsylvania cardiologist talks heart health (abc27.com)

Pa. syphilis rates nearly doubled: ‘One case leads to another’ | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Doctors face huge stigma about mental illness. Here’s an effort to change that : Shots – Health News : NPR

PA opioid settlement money: Syringes lead to $150K cut · Spotlight PA

State News

Pa. governor seeks billons for school and development; and legal weed | WITF

Shapiro’s budget plan: Stop losing to ‘friggin’ Ohio’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA 2024-25 budget: Shapiro calls for massive investments in education, economic development | LehighValleyNews.com

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Court ruling underpins school funding $1.1B opening bid | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Governor Josh Shapiro pushes for $15 an hour minimum wage – WHYY

Education top of the list in Shapiro’s budget proposal | News | republicanherald.com

Pennsylvania Budget | News | thedailyreview.com

10 things to know about Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget proposal – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

February 7 Playbook: The Day After (politicspa.com)

PA Gov. Josh Shapiro budget address: Legalize recreational marijuana (poconorecord.com)

Governor Talks Tuition, Transit and Raising Minimum Wage in His Budget Address – PennWatch

Skill games regulated, taxed under Shapiro’s budget plan | Don’t Miss This | itemonline.com

PPL customers have until Feb. 28 to comment on proposed $17M billing f | WITF

Protest at Pa. Capitol ends with arrests | WITF

Someone mailed a jar of fetuses to a Pennsylvania museum – pennlive.com

National News

Biden Sails to Victory in Nevada’s Primary as He Heads Toward Nomination – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bleak future for immigration action after U.S. Senate GOP abandons border security deal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump Pardon Recipient Fined $20 Million in Predatory Lending Case – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

At 116, She Has Outlived Generations of Loved Ones. But Edie Is Adored by Her Entire Town. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

1,000-pound bomb found at construction site, Florida sheriff says – pennlive.com

Still own a landline phone? You might have to hang it up soon – pennlive.com

Local News

Chester County Residents Would Benefit from Minimum Wage Increase (vista.today)

Why a rural PA township disbanded its police force · Spotlight PA State College

Traffic improvements coming to South Whitehall Township intersection (mcall.com)

Allentown police building without heat, fix coming soon (mcall.com)

Plan to convert church into affordable housing could cause problems, neighbors say | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

White Dog Cafe owner will open new concept in old Main Line Bertucci’s space – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Federal, state prosecutors settle redlining case with Pittsburgh-based bank | North Carolina | thecentersquare.com

Pittsburgh’s free spay and neuter program is on hold | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s $6 million comprehensive plan approved by City Council | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McKeesport police officer Sean Sluganski memorialized a year after his death | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Stadium Authority backs Steelers’ bid to host NFL draft | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh SWAT responds to Homewood armed robbery | TribLIVE.com


Philly sheriff’s campaign takes down bogus ‘news’ stories posted to site that were generated by AI | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mayor appoints five new leaders | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA honors Black heroes, who paved the way for fair transit access | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia jumps 130 spots on ranking of best-performing large U.S. cities – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

$59M mortgage on 1515 Market St. sent to special servicing as office woes mount – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Casey introducing bills to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote, run for office – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Casey, Fetterman back bipartisan border deal; McCormick, Perry come out against it – pennlive.com