Sen. Santarsiero Responds To Sen. Mastriano’s Claim About Bucks County LGBTQ+ Teen Event – LevittownNow.com

Mastriano wants to reclassify drag shows over Bucks County ‘queer prom’ (inquirer.com)

Senator Calls Out Colleague Over Bucks County Rainbow Room Comment | Doylestown, PA Patch

Pennsylvania tolls relief bill would help port truckers Tolls (landline.media)

Christine’s Law: Drivers face fines if they don’t remove snow and ice from cars – WPXI

Indoor Smoking Back At Rivers Casino Philadelphia (playpennsylvania.com)

Pa. hospitals call on Gov. Josh Shapiro, lawmakers to address state’s health care worker shortage, said to be among worst in nation – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Looking to solve a Harrisburg problem, Pa. House Speaker Rozzi turns to Pittsburgh for advice – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi kicks off ‘listening tour’ in Pittsburgh as Harrisburg remains gridlocked | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA sex abuse constitutional amendment stalled again (phillyburbs.com)

Hopes of bipartisan cooperation give way to complete deadlock in the Pa. House – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

House GOP holdout blocks session recall as clock ticks on temporary majority | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New Pa. reps waiting, and waiting, to work on House floor | News | tribdem.com

New office created to spur economic growth in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Op-Ed: Proposed legislation to expand police radar use ‘flawed’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. counties ask lawmakers to keep mental health, 911 services, and elections front and center | WITF

Grant to help Bucks residents with PFAS-tainted water | The Bucks County Herald

Merski: No time for extremism, we must put Pa. residents’ needs first (goerie.com)

Argall appointed to PASSHE Board of Governors | News | standardspeaker.com

City seeks $2 million grant on behalf of developer | News | standardspeaker.com



GDP Updates: U.S. Economy Grew at 2.9% Annual Rate – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Cream-O-Land Dairy to Purchase Clover Farms | Agriculture Business & Agritourism News | lancasterfarming.com

Boeing loses $663 million in 4Q despite higher revenue | Associated Press | wfmz.com

Google, Amazon, Facebook layoffs come after Covid-19 pandemic overhiring – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Big Tech layoffs: what the job cuts at Google, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft mean : NPR

Small towns and suburbs are trying to seize the WFH moment, but is time running out? – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Egg prices are high and it’s an opportunity for substitutes like plant based egg : NPR

What one Walmart store’s prices taught us about the economy : NPR



Thirteen Arrested for Gang-Related Thefts of 93 Guns – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. street gang steals almost 100 guns from 3 stores: reports – pennlive.com

Study finds many PA police departments lack video interrogation policies; numerous Lancaster County agencies do record | Local News | lancasteronline.com

The Pa. Attorney General is probing ABC Capital, a former Philly real estate firm accused of scams (inquirer.com)



Auditor: 12 Pennsylvania school districts hid $400 million to pass tax increases | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘A shell game:’ Fiscal watchdog’s report on school tax hikes kicks up a fuss | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State Auditor General DeFoor questions annual property tax increases for 12 school districts (mainlinemedianews.com)

3 Lancaster County school districts among 12 in Pa. to catch heat for tax hikes; Cutler seeks change | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pa. auditor general criticizes Bethlehem, Northampton school districts for asking for option to raise taxes. School leaders say laws must be changed – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Central Bucks school board has ties to a Christian nationalist group, and is considering removing 4 LGBTQ books from its libraries | WITF

Pitt leaders to receive first pay raise since before the pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn appoints Annenberg dean John L. Jackson Jr. its next provost (inquirer.com)

Upper Darby administrator Vince Rongione steps down (broadandliberty.com)

CLARK: School Choice Provides Opportunity for PA Kids – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How Much Does School Funding Matter? Depends Who You Ask – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

‘Everybody is cheating’: Why this teacher has adopted an open ChatGPT policy : NPR

State College Area School District considering new club sports policy after Title IX lawsuit | WITF

Pentagon announces Howard University as the first HBCU to lead university-affiliated research center | Across America | phillytrib.com

Why aren’t more Philly students attending these five city universities? (inquirer.com)

Strawberry Mansion High hosts a program to get students into the trades (inquirer.com)

Albright College’s Science Research Institute gaining international attention. (readingeagle.com)




What the Senate Ticketmaster hearing tells us about young voters – The Washington Post

ELUND: What the Populists in Congress Get Right and Get Wrong – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

LGBTQ kids need protection from bullies and violence, not adults targeting and bullying them too – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Bipartisan state panel issues new report claiming to clarify mail-in ballot rules – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Politics in Harrisburg and Washington are off to a head-shaking start | John Baer – pennlive.com


Pa. Sen. Hughes makes decision on race for Philly Mayor | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly State Sen. Vincent Hughes says he won’t run for mayor in 2023 primary (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia mayor candidate Amen Brown business, real-estate dealings have trail of debt, lawsuits (inquirer.com)

How to join your neighborhood’s community organization in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

Procedures for special Senate election include polling change in Butler Twp. | Election | standardspeaker.com



EPA ruling could shutter W. Pa power plant ahead of schedule – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

You Can (and Should) Recycle Batteries. Here’s How. | Wirecutter (nytimes.com)



Efforts to bring passenger rail back to NEPA keep chugging along – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Gun Safety

Gun Violence in Rural America – Center for American Progress

WHRO – Newport News superintendent fired amid claims leaders failed to act on warnings of armed student

Why Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay were — and weren’t — typical mass shootings – Daily Local



Pennsylvania passes ‘forever chemicals’ drinking water limit | TribLIVE.com

Only 6% of Pennsylvania dental school grads go to rural areas | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Yoga for Seniors: How to Get Started – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The American Lung Association gives Pa. three failing grades in State of Tobacco Control report | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

How PA homeowners can get help with mortgage, utilities · Spotlight PA

State settles with headstone company accused of deceptive practices; Lehigh Valley families were among those who said they were misled or ripped off – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania Game Commission brings back ‘LIVE Pennsylvania Black Bear Cam’ (abc27.com)

Tax caps leave many Pennsylvania municipalities with few ways to raise revenue | WITF

Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer relaunch Phillyburbs.com

With Pierogies and Artillery Shells, Scranton Fights Back in Ukraine – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

PPL says it has fixed problems that led to shocking bills for electricity customers – pennlive.com


National News

Meta to reinstate Trump on Facebook, Instagram – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

DeSantis faces a potential lawsuit over ban of African American studies course : NPR

Social media platforms face pressure to stop online drug dealers who target kid : NPR

BookTok star is learning about mental health through books instead of therapy : NPR

Combating antisemitism today: Holocaust education in the era of Twitter and TikTok | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ukraine War Accelerates Shift of Power in Europe to the East – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in West Bank raid (inquirer.com)

Memphis police chief: Officers physically abused Tyre Nichols before his death : NPR


Local News

16 home, affordable housing project in Harrisburg is completed (abc27.com)

What sparked a ‘Day of action’ at Allentown Parking Authority? Residents complain of bullying, discrimination – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Here are some ways to celebrate Black History Month in Bucks County (phillyburbs.com)

To grow Erie, cut taxes on homes and jobs, hike taxes on land instead (goerie.com)

Neshaminy support staff has new 5-year contract | The Bucks County Herald

Yardley Manager Paula Johnson gets 3% pay hike | The Bucks County Herald

Somerset judge reinstating pre-COVID criminal trial procedures | Local News | tribdem.com

L-S school board approves sale of former Strasburg Elementary to new buyer | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Large trees being felled in West Chester as part of new PECO project – Daily Local

West Chester Food Cupboard gets funding for expansion – Daily Local

CTC of Greater Downingtown offering free parent support groups – Daily Local

Luzerne County nearing release of American Rescue Plan awards | Times Leader

A year after fire, Genetti says rebuild only 20% complete | News | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County Council rejects government study commission proposal; will aim for charter amendments | News | citizensvoice.com

Friendly Sons of Lackawanna County to hold annual dinner in Luzerne County | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Looking ahead to the completion of the Fern Hollow Bridge – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pittsburgh ranks among America’s best cities for outdoor activities (nextpittsburgh.com)

Lower Hill development approved despite community opposition (nextpittsburgh.com)

Richard King Mellon Foundation is moving to the Strip District (nextpittsburgh.com)

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala visits Brackenridge – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Kenny Pickett visits patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pennsylvania’s largest straight bourbon whiskey distillery to expand in Hershey | Community News | lancasteronline.com

‘A big number’: Allegheny County Council action could trigger thousands of assessment appeals — retroactively | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council nixes plans for curfew enforcement to combat youth violence | TribLIVE.com



Union League event honoring DeSantis draws protest | Local News | phillytrib.com

The Emerging At-Large Primary Field for Philadelphia City Council (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Eagles’ Jalen Hurts puts MVP talk behind him, focuses on NFC title game | WITF



Clinton, Obama and both Bushes turned over all classified records, representatives say | News | phillytrib.com

Secret Service releases report analyzing mass attacks in the U.S. : NPR

Members of Congress sign up for TikTok, despite security concerns – NewsBreak

TikTok’s New Defense in Washington: Going on the Offense – The New York Times (nytimes.com)