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Wolf’s last budget address highlights education spending | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget proposal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf reflects on legacy, unveils $43.7B spending plan in last budget address | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf proposes lowering corporate income tax (abc27.com)

State Parks in the Midstate allocated funding in proposed budget | ABC27

Wolf’s final budget, like his first, features public schools – Daily Local

$1M grant to help address college food insecurity proposed by Gov. Wolf (abc27.com)

Wolf asks GOP-led legislature to spend Pa.’s federal aid dollars as he pitches $1.8B boost for education · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf unveils $43.7B budget, proposes cuts to corporate net income tax rate, increases to minimum wage – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The Pennsylvania executive budget by the numbers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf budget proposal: Five key takeaways from the 800+ page budget (abc27.com)

‘Fantasy Island’ is how GOP leaders describe Governor Wolf’s final budget proposal (abc27.com)

Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget proposal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Area legislators comment on Wolf’s budget proposal | Times Leader

Local lawmakers react | News | citizensvoice.com

Area lawmakers weigh in on Wolf’s budget | News | standardspeaker.com

Wolf budget ups basic ed funding 30% in Luzerne County; Wilkes-Barre Area up 50% | Education | citizensvoice.com

How Pa’s advocacy community reacted to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Wolf budget: Lehigh Valley schools would get this much money – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan would bring an additional $102.6 million to Berks schools. (readingeagle.com)

Here’s a roadmap to the major pieces of Gov. Wolf’s 2022 budget – pennlive.com

Winners and losers in Wolf’s proposed 2022-23 state budget | State | thetimes-tribune.com

The change Philadelphia needs | Commentary | phillytrib.com

Senate panel debates legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania | fox43.com

Talks to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania | WHP (local21news.com)

Republican-backed push to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania begins with state Senate hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. senators discuss legalizing marijuana with current, former law enforcement | News | tribdem.com

See how the final Pennsylvania state Senate map scores in every key area · Spotlight PA

Lower court recommends Legislature-approved congressional map to Pennsylvania Supreme Court | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. House unanimously passes $25M in grants for EMS (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate panel approves bill that would call for U.S. Constitutional convention – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Essay: Combating COVID-19 with creative thinking – WHYY

Midstate testing site cutting back hours as COVID daily case count drops (abc27.com)

Are Masks Helping or Hurting Our Children? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Immunocompromised people fear COVID, even after getting vaccinated and boosted (inquirer.com)

New York Drops Indoor Mask Mandate, Easing Covid Rules – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Omicron drops sharply in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID vaccines for kids under 5 brings logistical challenges to Philadelphia, Pa., N.J. (inquirer.com)

Where to buy COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits online that are in stock now – pennlive.com

Erie County’s COVID-19 admisisons decline by more than 50% (goerie.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Australian company building US facility sign of economic strength, Biden says | ABC27

Aramark CEO starts 2022 with ‘high level of confidence’ following recent partnerships, return to profitability – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Parx Casino readies opening of sportsbook inside new Chickie’s and Pete’s in Malvern – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

IPO prospects: Citizens’ Mark Lehmann says GoPuff, Qlik, Phenom have what investors want (inquirer.com)

Amazon fulfillment center hub expanding in Hazle Township | Times Leader

 

Crime/Punishment

Interior hires official to review tribal jail deaths that happened on his watch : NPR

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo’s potential firing sparks racial concerns (inquirer.com)

Most deaths in Pa. jails went unreported despite rules: ‘It is appalling’ – pennlive.com

5 more Pennsylvanians sentenced for roles in Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol – pennlive.com

Central Bucks Regional Police move into new $4 million headquarters building (theintell.com)

 

Education

Penn president Amy Gutmann confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Germany – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Arcadia University to purchase the former Bishop McDevitt High School (inquirer.com)

NEPA superintendents cautiously optimistic about transformative state education funding | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

The Reading School District is using signing bonuses to try to attract new employees. (readingeagle.com)

Montgomery County Community College trustees features first Latina elected as chairwoman – Mainline Media News

Leah Spangler | Create brighter future for children | Columns | tribdem.com

Legislative leaders withdraw witness accused of plagiarism in Pennsylvania schools fair funding trial | Local News | lancasteronline.com

It’s past time for Pennsylvania charter reform [column] | Opinion | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

Endorsements in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race keep stacking up. | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Horsham’s Clarice Schillinger Kicks Off Lt. Governor Campaign – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

As Wolf Pushes Forward on RGGI; Shapiro’s Stance Still Wobbly – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

When It Comes to Cash, GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Lag | PoliticsPA

McSwain and Commonwealth Partners. Perfect Together? | PoliticsPA

Right-wing conspiracy theories target ERIC voting system : NPR

Former Ross commissioner says he’ll run for GOP spot in 17th District congressional race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David McCormick’s praise for China could hurt 2022 Pennsylvania Senate campaign (inquirer.com)

U.S. Senate hopeful Oz visits Pittston area to talk infrastructure, politics and COVID-19 | News | citizensvoice.com

Harrisburg city councilman to seek state House seat – pennlive.com

 

Environment

Delaware Harbor of Refuge lighthouse threatened by deepening seabed – WHYY

Why outdated rainfall records are blocking cities’ climate change preparations : NPR

Climate change spells disaster for the world’s glaciers : NPR

USDA pledges $1B for ‘climate smart’ ag products – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Transportation

Numerous bridge projects underway across Chester County – Daily Local

 

Health

ZYWICKI: FTC’s Misguided Pharmaceutical Competition Policy Harms Public Health – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

State News

Spotlight PA to launch first-ever regional reporting bureau based in State College · Spotlight PA

National Pizza Day 2022: Pennsylvania’s favorite slice, Philly’s weirdest pie | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

New game wardens assigned across state, including some in central Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania courts limited medicine for opioid patients, Justice Dept. says | WITF

 

National News

With No End in Sight, Ottawa Protests Extend Beyond Canada’s Borders – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Ottawa trucker convoy blocks key Canadian border crossing as standoff drags on : NPR

Justice Dept. Seizes $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin and Arrests Married Couple – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fact-Checking Joe Rogan’s Interview With Robert Malone That Caused an Uproar – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The U.S. gets its first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics : NPR

NFL Rooney Rule: Civil rights leaders call on NFL to replace Rooney Rule : NPR

West Virginia eliminates ban on nuclear power : NPR

Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons: These power couples made Oscar history – pennlive.com

US report finds Mexico is dominant source of fentanyl trafficked into US | Health | phillytrib.com

High court’s Alabama ruling sparks alarm over voting rights | Across America | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Upper Darby Township Council approves $6M allocation to meet upcoming payroll expenses (broadandliberty.com)

York council president ‘surprised’ and ‘confused’ about why city needs a month to answer abc27 News

Chester County officials making great strides to improve and protect streams – Daily Local

Waste Management plans $100M landfill expansion in Bucks County – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Berks County Residential Center once again housing asylum seekers (readingeagle.com)

Allentown has given more than 800 tickets for unshoveled sidewalks this winter. Some residents say it’s unfair, citing hardships. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Could this be the last Olympics for York County’s Summer Britcher | WITF

Upper Darby avoids government shutdown as forensic evaluation engaged (delcotimes.com)

Q&A: Meet Lancaster County’s new Democratic commissioner John Trescot, an engineer and retired executive | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

 

Pitt

NTSB finds speed caused fatal 2020 crash involving tour bus, tractor-trailers on turnpike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal review cites high speed in turnpike crash that killed 5 | WITF

URA to provide $800,000 to prevent potential ‘apocalyptic displacement event’ for seniors at Hill apartment buildings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh firefighters no longer required to live in city | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh to add 12 snowplows to city fleet for rest of winter | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council votes down Wilkinsburg annexation, for now | TribLIVE.com

Mayor Ed Gainey promised police changes, but Pittsburghers differ over way forward | WITF

 

Philly

City, facing criticism, says Washington Ave. pivot was a ‘matter of equity’ – WHYY

Port of Philadelphia secures $246m in additional state funding (ship-technology.com)

Three Philadelphia, two Jersey Shore hotels receive top rating on 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia’s free bereavement group for the family members of overdose victims is a lifeline amid rising deaths (inquirer.com)

Kingsessing water main break: Several blocks flooded (inquirer.com)

Meet Ms. Abbott, the Philly teacher that inspired Quinta Brunson’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ (inquirer.com)

‘Sixers honor Philly coffee shop for its ‘Buy Black’ program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia is in the Oscar race | Movies | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

McConnell breaks with RNC: Jan. 6 ‘violent insurrection’ (abc27.com)

McConnell rebukes RNC, calls Jan. 6 ‘violent insurrection’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democrats push for return of child tax credit | ABC27

House passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown : NPR

USPS overhaul approved by House, in rare bipartisan effort – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

House OKs bill easing budget strains on Postal Service | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

White House begins reaching out to potential Supreme Court nominees | News | phillytrib.com