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A complete guide and amendment tracker for proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s Constitution · Spotlight PA

With abortion amendment, Pa. GOP has given up on legislating | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Abortion Rights | Eyewitness News (

Pa. Senate to consider bills limiting abortion | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express (

Sen. Schwank, Sen. Vogel Unveil Legislation to Protect PA Grain Farmers – BCTV

Lawmakers need to focus on what is democratic and fair | PennLive letters –

Getting student debt relief to PA’s nurses | AL DÍA News (

Pennsylvania raises minimum wage for commonwealth employees (

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf accelerates minimum wage increase for state employees (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (

A massive Pa. corporate tax break lacks basic accountability, report finds · Spotlight PA

Congressional Redistricting. What’s Next? | PoliticsPA

House Bill Would Let Voters Decide On Privatizing Pa. Liquor System | PoliticsPA

General Assembly sends Pennsylvania congressional map to Wolf | Pennsylvania |

Slew of union, collective bargaining bills pass Pennsylvania House committee | Pennsylvania |

Pro-choice advocates in Pa. see Senate bill as latest threat to abortion rights (

Pa. nurses rally at the Capitol to call for action over staffing concerns (

Pennsylvania Senate approves spending more than $200 million in federal money to recruit, retain nurses and other ‘bedside’ hospital workers – The Morning Call (

PA Senate Fast-Tracks Pandemic Aid To Hospitals – WDAC

Pennsylvania lawmakers OK veto-bound bill aimed at killing local gun laws | WITF

Senate OKs bill strengthening veto-bound firearm ordinance preemption – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Senate OKs Bill That Would Kill Local Gun Laws Despite Gov. Wolf’s Veto Threat – CBS Pittsburgh (

A move to privatize all of Pennsylvania’s liquor sales draws familiar opponents | WITF

‘Shameful’ and ‘dangerous’: Pa.’s LGBTQ+ Caucus calls for swift action on anti-discrimination bill following Chambersburg vote – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Patient limits for nurses has majority support, but won’t advance in Harrisburg. Why? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Senate Committee Approves Bill to Report Newborn Opioid Addiction | WHP 580 (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

We Need to Talk About Covid, Part 1 – The New York Times (

Pennsylvania fast-tracks $225M in pandemic aid to hospitals | WITF

New Research Hints at 4 Factors That May Increase Chances of Long Covid – The New York Times (

COVID-19 booster drive is faltering in the U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID risk can mean something very different for people with disabilities : Shots – Health News : NPR

Richard Koenig: Planning for the next pandemic — begone with Boomers? (

New free COVID testing site in Juniata County helps those who live in rural areas (

COVID-19 deaths reaching new milestones in region, state | Coronavirus |

Pa. ranks 5th state for most federal COVID-19 worker safety violations (

New COVID-19 cases drop by nearly half in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pharmacies turning away immunocompromised patients seeking 4th COVID-19 shot (

Biden administration to withdraw Covid-19 vaccination and testing regulation aimed at large businesses | News |

Biden administration drops vaccine-or-test workplace rule – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Montco to hold vaccine fact session online Wednesday (

Erie County may have passed COVID-19 omicron peak in cases, hospitalizations (



Boeing posts $4.16 billion loss on problems with its 787 jet – Daily Local

Women-owned businesses caught between Omicron, labor shortage – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Manufacturers have less than 5 days’ supply of some computer chips, Commerce Department says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GM’s $6.5 billion electric truck blitz wins Michigan incentives (

Stocks end lower on Wall Street after another volatile day (

Smart Talk Road Trip to focus on restaurant recovery | Smart Talk (

Amazon tops a list of companies to ditch in support of immigrants’ human rights | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Justice algorithm is flawed by racial disparities : NPR

Opinion | Oregon Decriminalized Drug Possession and Is Helping People With Addiction – The New York Times (

COVID-related staff shortages force state prisons to suspend visits (



Four highlights from the landmark Pa. school funding trial, as plaintiffs rest their case this week (

Pennsylvania school board member to parents: ‘I don’t work for you’ (

Harrisburg University receives grant to educate next generation of pilots (

School District of Lancaster’s superintendent leaving in July (

Duquesne University marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with a scholar’s powerful exhibit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkinsburg School District appoints new superintendent | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape (

Penn’s investments in Lea Elementary School won’t solve Philadelphia’s education problems (

Hazleton Area, Crestwood scramble to fill vacancies as substitute teacher shortage becoming a crisis | Education |

Guest Opinion: A quality education…with a side of fries (

‘Now’s a really good time’: Ryan Axe takes on first superintendent role at Manheim Central School District | Local News |



Annual mail-in voting list: What steps Pennsylvanians need to take (

Study of Election Trends Bodes Well for Political Rookies Like McCormick and Oz | PoliticsPA

Nancy Pelosi says she is running for another term : NPR

Federal judges say Alabama needs 2 majority Black districts : NPR

Ted Cruz joins David McCormick as he kicks off U.S. Senate campaign | City & State PA (

Senator Ted Cruz, stumping in the Lehigh Valley for candidate Dave McCormick, calls Pa. a ‘battleground’ | WITF

No Trump endorsement? Pennsylvania U.S. Senate hopeful enlists other GOP stars | WITF

A Republican heads to West Philly (

McSwain Criticizes ‘Partisan’ Appointed by Gov. Wolf to Oversee Elections – DV Journal (

John Fetterman accused of dodging scrutiny in 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race (

Prosecutors in multiple states are investigating false Electoral College submissions | WITF

Get real, Republicans. Americans elected you to work, not obstruct | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

States weigh how to shield election officials from threats, harassment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Climate lawsuit claiming disinformation by oil companies can move ahead : NPR

5 fears Dover solar project foes shared at a hearing – with expert responses (

French Creek voted Pennsylvania 2022 River of the Year (



Pennsylvania gets $85.4 million in federal funds for Appalachian highway system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



CHOP opens new hospital in Montgomery County featuring 52 private rooms, 24/7 pediatric ER (

Pennsylvania ‘strike team’ arrives to help short-staffed Grand View Hospital – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Chester County Hospital expanding bed capacity following closure of Jennersville, Brandywine medical centers – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Abortion is a federally protected right. There is no ‘middle ground.’ (

Nurses to strike at Pa. hospital, saying they’re ‘pushed to the brink’ –


State News

Houlahan heads to Ukraine as tensions there continue to percolate (

Houlahan Leaves for Ukraine with Bipartisan Congressional Delegation – DV Journal (

PA to receive more than $3 billion to clean up abandoned coal mines (

MOONEY: Free Speech Suit against Teacher’s Union Could Boost Labor Reform – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania gets failing grades on tobacco control | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. horse racing officials release a new plan for reducing fatalities at tracks (

Who does animal research in Pa.? See our interactive map –

Winter dens filling up as Pa. bear population nears its 2022 peak –

Former Pa. Treasurer Barbara Hafer’s PAC collected $2.3 million from investments, paid daughter $500K since she left office | PA Power and Policy |


National News

Where Is Germany in the Ukraine Standoff? Its Allies Wonder. – The New York Times (

U.S. plans ban on tech exports if Russia invades Ukraine : NPR

Biden says no one knows what Putin will do after White House called Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘imminent’ | News |

AmerisourceBergen, J&J part of $112M in opioid settlements with Rhode Island – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.K.’s Boris Johnson braces for ‘partygate’ investigation report : NPR

Michigan settlement lets faith agencies deny LGBT adoptions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Russia adds Alexei Navalny and his top allies to list of terrorists amid pro-democracy crackdown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

School district in N.J. to dismiss students early for a month because of staffing shortage –

Fed releases report on potential for fully digital U.S. dollar (

RFK Jr. apologizes after condemnation for comparing virus rules to Anne Frank, Holocaust | Coronavirus |


Local News

After 30 years, Scranton successfully sheds state Act 47 designation as financially distressed | News |

Scranton leaves program for distressed cities after 30 years | WITF

Dr. Gooyong Kim appointed to FCC’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council (

Chester County energy leaders to provide insider’s overview of top trends at energy briefing – Daily Local

Midstate trauma surgeon wants to help lower violent crime in Harrisburg (

Luzerne County Council OKs $4M for prison, IT | Times Leader

1 dead, over 100 others evacuated due to Wilkes-Barre apartment fire | Crime-emergencies |

Luzerne County Council approves Rescue Plan funding for IT projects | Coronavirus |

Exeter Township: Budget revisions done with no tax increase (

Greater Reading Chamber announces partnership with Alvernia (

Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams’ team: A who’s who for the new administration –

Bucks County district court restructuring plan faces backlash from judges (

South Butler Closer To Next Step To Change District Name – – Butler, PA

Nearly 50K vehicle crashes have happened in Monroe County since 2001 (

American Rescue Plan: York County to use $1M to bolster CYF staffing (

Redistricting plan: Thousands of Erie County residents could switch districts (

Sparks erupt between Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Receiver over Covanta contract (

Lancaster County GOP should not align itself with the disinformation-spreading FreePA [editorial] | Our Opinion |



Biden to visit Pittsburgh as president plans more travel (

Obituary: Alma Speed Fox | Civil and human rights leader in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Election deadlines set for voters in Ed Gainey’s former state House district | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council considers measure to explore annexing, merging with other municipalities |

‘Every single day I worry’: Pittsburgh schools staff voice concerns over rise in student violence | Today in Pa. –

Planning Commission votes for continuance on controversial East Liberty development | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Police: Hyram Hill, a Philly officer’s son, was killed Monday and his legally registered gun was stolen (

Philly fire commissioner after Fairmount blaze: ‘Root cause’ is lack of access to safe, affordable housing (

APM breaks ground on affordable housing for seniors | |

Pa.’s opioid settlement is bad for Philly, DA Krasner says, as he waits for another deal – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Biden task force promises to crack down on human trafficking | ABC27

Biden’s big test: Proving he can rally allies against Putin | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President Joe Biden dodges question about student loans, while advocates continue the push for forgiveness –

Democrats’ Bid to Keep the Senate Will Involve Plans to Fight Inflation and Promises for a Renewed Agenda – NBC 7 San Diego (