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Wolf’s last budget address highlights education spending | Pennsylvania |

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

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

Gov. Wolf proposes lowering corporate income tax (

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 (

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 (

The Pennsylvania executive budget by the numbers | City & State PA (

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

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

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

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

Local lawmakers react | News |

Area lawmakers weigh in on Wolf’s budget | News |

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

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

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

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

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

Winners and losers in Wolf’s proposed 2022-23 state budget | State |

The change Philadelphia needs | Commentary |

Senate panel debates legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania |

Talks to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania | WHP (

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 |

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 |

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

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


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Essay: Combating COVID-19 with creative thinking – WHYY

Midstate testing site cutting back hours as COVID daily case count drops (

Are Masks Helping or Hurting Our Children? – DV Journal (

Immunocompromised people fear COVID, even after getting vaccinated and boosted (

New York Drops Indoor Mask Mandate, Easing Covid Rules – The New York Times (

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. (

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

Erie County’s COVID-19 admisisons decline by more than 50% (



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 (

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

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

Amazon fulfillment center hub expanding in Hazle Township | Times Leader



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 (

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

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

Central Bucks Regional Police move into new $4 million headquarters building (



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

Arcadia University to purchase the former Bishop McDevitt High School (

NEPA superintendents cautiously optimistic about transformative state education funding | Education |

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

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

Leah Spangler | Create brighter future for children | Columns |

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

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



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

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

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

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 (

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

Harrisburg city councilman to seek state House seat –



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 (



Numerous bridge projects underway across Chester County – Daily Local



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


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. –

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

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 (

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 (

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

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 –

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

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


Local News

Upper Darby Township Council approves $6M allocation to meet upcoming payroll expenses (

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 (

Berks County Residential Center once again housing asylum seekers (

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

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

Upper Darby avoids government shutdown as forensic evaluation engaged (

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



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 |

Pittsburgh City Council votes down Wilkinsburg annexation, for now |

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



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

Port of Philadelphia secures $246m in additional state funding (

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

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

Kingsessing water main break: Several blocks flooded (

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

‘Sixers honor Philly coffee shop for its ‘Buy Black’ program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philadelphia is in the Oscar race | Movies |



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

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 (

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

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