Waves of Change: Governor Shapiro’s Masterplan Unveils $194 Million Boost for Pennsylvania’s Water Infrastructure – MyChesCo

PA Environment Digest Blog: Senators Santarsiero, Comitta Introduce SB 581 Increasing Setback Safety Zones From Natural Gas Drilling Sites, Other Infrastructure, Based On Latest Science (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Schwank, Cepeda-Freytiz announce $575K in funding for parks and recreation, flood mitigation projects (berksweekly.com)

More than 300 homeless in Delaware County as 20 renter households face eviction every day (delcotimes.com)

Long-sought charter school changes on the table as Pa. lawmakers plot education funding overhaul – Gettysburg Connection

Pennsylvania Ag Connection – PA farmers seek fairer eminent domain pay

Woodlawn Beach Middle School announces second nine-week Honor Roll – Gulf Breeze News

Manufactured homeowners rally against rent gouging | State | theprogressnews.com

Charter school changes possible amid school funding overhaul (audacy.com)

Future of Antietam School District still uncertain after flooding | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Pa. legislators try to remove abortion restrictions | WITF

Water Privatization Pinches Pennsylvania Pocketbooks: State Legislators Rally for Rate Reform – MyChesCo


Popular Philly cheesesteak restaurant owners sentenced for tax fraud – pennlive.com

Oreo’s new out of this world flavor makes history for the brand – pennlive.com


Wastewater tests show COVID infections surging, but pandemic fatigue limits precautions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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


Pa. district judge accused of improper conduct with teen boys in judicial board complaint – pennlive.com

What to Know About the Execution of Kenneth Smith in Alabama – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

One of 2 Inmates Who Escaped Arkansas Jail Is Caught – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Lancaster County: USPS conducted investigation on late mail-in ballots | WITF

PA Senate Race: Casey holding lead over McCormick ahead of primary election | ABC27

Green Party of Philadelphia hosts presidential candidates forum – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Summer Lee’s campaign raised more than $1 million in the fourth quarter – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Beware of heavy fog on this unseasonably warm central Pa. Friday – pennlive.com


FAA says Boeing 737 Max 9 can resume flying after inspections : NPR

Pennsylvania reaches milestone with first EV charging station under federal infrastructure law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gun Safety

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)


Counties throw darts to find best use of opioid settlement funds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

People are eating deep-fried toothpicks. People should not eat deep-fried toothpicks – pennlive.com

State News

Gov. Shapiro pitches plan to restructure state-owned universities, community colleges | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes to Overhaul the State University System – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. law shields teacher misconduct complaints. | WITF

USDA sends Pennsylvania $5M for solar projects | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State wants to bet big on outdoor recreation | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Fiscal watchdogs warn of Medicaid-induced deficit | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Some deleted Pa. crime lab records ‘no longer accessible,’ | WITF

Justice Department expands claims against Pa. courts in opioid addicti | WITF

Abortion is legal in PA: everything you should know. · Spotlight PA

National News

MoveOn Will Spend $32 Million to Back Biden and Other Democrats – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Trump Ally Withdraws Plan for a G.O.P. Resolution to Move Past Haley – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

U.S. Supreme Court allows nitrogen execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith to proceed – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

N.S.A. Buys Americans’ Internet Data Without Warrants, Letter Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Obamacare Sign-Ups Hit 21 Million for 2024. Will the Surge in Enrollment Last? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Pa. congressional candidate arrested on parole violation charges | WITF

Lancaster judge temporarily halts Amos Miller from selling raw milk | WITF

Crash closes all eastbound Turnpike lanes in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Pa. couple living in storage unit booted after their video goes viral – pennlive.com

School, firehouses and state hospital are on Historic Harrisburg’s preservation wish-list – pennlive.com

Florida Eliminates Sociology as a Core Course at Its Universities – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to visit Pittsburgh to announce federal infrastructure funds | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Public Schools sees over 9,000 school bus violations in 6 months | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shooter sentenced in 2022 killing of Marquis Campbell outside Pittsburgh’s Oliver Citywide Academy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County judge accused of misconduct in interactions with teenage boys | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Armed guards to patrol Diocese of Pittsburgh schools | TribLIVE.com


New president and punctuality comes to Philadelphia City Council – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Parker promises change on litter and dumping in Philly. What will that take? | Local News | phillytrib.com

Teen murder suspect escapes from CHOP. Search stretches into 2nd day | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s council introduces licensing for eviction officers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’ City Council opens new term | Local News | phillytrib.com


U.S. Senate panel examines quality, costs of assisted living centers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Senator Casey releases latest “Greedflation” Report (abc27.com)

Eye on the Capitol: How Casey, Fetterman, Kelly voted last week | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

New report from Sen. Casey’s office details the pervasiveness of ‘junk fees’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)