Senator Steve Santarsiero and Representative Tina Davis Announce $250,000 for Trail Improvement Project in Bristol (thereporteronline.com)

New law aims to make guardianship a last resort in Pennsylvania | 90.5 WESA

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures | The Lund Report

Schwank secures Ready to Learn Block Grants for Reading and Antietam School Districts (berksweekly.com)

2 Berks school districts get extra state funding (readingeagle.com)

New parking lot, exterior repairs will position Harrison’s Hilltop Hose for the future | TribLIVE.com

Doug Mastriano subject of Jan. 6th ethics complaint · Spotlight PA

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia Goes Green: Senator Hughes Announces Over $600,000 in Grants for Outdoor Projects – MyChesCo

Delaware County Secures $370,439 in State Funding for Green Spaces and Recreation Projects – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania House Democrats announce legislation to curb some restrictions on state’s abortion clinics – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Big Rube’s Philly: Brielle Kimmins, AKA AprilFoolChild (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Gun control measures advance out of Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania House committee | News | tribdem.com

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Bill proposes mental health days for students | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lee, Innamorato rally for abortion rights in Pittsburgh on Roe anniversary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local Democrats warn of potential Republican plans to ban abortion nationwide | Local News | phillytrib.com


Large bank to close 5 central Pa. branches – pennlive.com

This cell phone carrier will begin charging more for unlimited plans – pennlive.com

Clothing store to leave Dauphin County mall for nearby shopping center – pennlive.com


Patients struck by long COVID plead with U.S. Senate panel for more research funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


4 charged as part of human trafficking investigation in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

Suspect in 8 Chicago-area shooting deaths kills himself as police move in – pennlive.com

Victim in Pa. double homicide told court she had been threatened, abused – pennlive.com

Man, 21, found dead in central Pa. prison – pennlive.com

Driver in vehicular homicide convicted | Local News | phillytrib.com

Duo fined $7K for illegally shooting deer from car: Pa. Game Commission – pennlive.com


Pittsburgh School District may hire controversial diversity consultant | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Student loan forgiveness: $5B in debt to be wiped away. Find out if you’re included – pennlive.com


Election-2024-Pennsylvania-Senate | News | thedailyreview.com

In Pennsylvania’s Senate race, McCormick elevates the Israel-Hamas war in a bid for Jewish voters (click2houston.com)

Jay Costa announces run for re-election to Pa. Senate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DeSantis drops out, endorses Trump just before New Hampshire GOP primary | National | thecentersquare.com

How do I register to vote in Pennsylvania? | WITF

Lebanon County removes its only ballot drop box | WITF


What to expect from 2024 snow geese migration at Middle Creek | WITF

Harrisburg’s historic cold snap, day 3 | ABC27

San Diego Floods Sweep Away Cars – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


More car dealerships join call to ‘tap the brakes’ on EVs | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gun Safety

PA still divided on gun control | The River Reporter

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

Five for Friday: Gun control bills passed through House committee – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

State News

Pennsylvania Gov. Shapiro promised 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Will that happen? (inquirer.com)

Shapiro Administration Touts Bipartisan Legislation Signed by Governor that Expands Access, Coverage for Infants Needing Donor Human Milk – BCTV

PETA wants to replace Punxsutawney Phil with coin toss | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania among the states vying for leadership role on AI – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Natural gas industry wants to ‘break the poverty cycle’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Feds send $100M to Pennsylvania for abandoned mine remediation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Powerball ticket worth $150,000 sold in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania’s third Bird Atlas takes flight | WITF

Pa.’s broadband authority reverses position on key state law | WITF

Change to PA gaming rules could help fire companies · Spotlight PA State College

National News

On Roe anniversary, abortion opponents look to White House to fast-track national ban – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Tax Day returns to normal date for 2024: Here’s what you need to know – pennlive.com

Jury to Decide if Mother of Michigan School Shooter Is Guilty, Too – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Appeals Court Revives Mexico’s Lawsuit Against Gunmakers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

How the Senate’s Emerging Border Deal Could Change Biden’s Immigration Policy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

What happened to Harrisburg’s community policing program and its $500K grant? – pennlive.com

Historic Penn Street properties to be sold to development company | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

“Taking from us:” GCMC health care workers calling for fair contracts picket at hospital | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Reading City Council approves sale of 5 key downtown properties (readingeagle.com)

Allentown airport to get $40 million for new cargo facility (mcall.com)

Route 30 shuts down after Lancaster County crash – pennlive.com

New senior community at former Rodale campus opens next month (mcall.com)


Congress considers commemorative coin honoring Roberto Clemente | TribLIVE.com

WV-based foundation helping children impacted by cancer expands to Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Innamorato makes 3 appointments to Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PWSA to hike residential rates by nearly $14 per month | TribLIVE.com

UPMC cuts hourly wage for some traveling nurses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Forecast: Pittsburgh under winter weather advisory for freezing rain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Advocates urge Parker administration to let small waste haulers dump at city-run sites | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly nonprofit seeks to help 30,000 residents get bigger tax refunds | Local News | phillytrib.com

New Black clergy president Bishop J. Louis Felton shares vision for Philly, organization | Local News | phillytrib.com

Sports bar chain Twin Peaks plans 10 Greater Philadelphia locations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Stradley Ronon gives back 25% of space at One Commerce Square – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Pa. senators introduce legislation to address college discrimination | WITF

Casey ‘encouraged’ by negotiations on child tax credit legislation in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)