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Legislature

PA Senator Katie Muth Calls For State Minimum Wage Raise | Lower Providence, PA Patch

Senators Yudichak, Flynn introduce ‘Officer John Wilding’s Law’ | Times Leader

Proposed law bearing fallen Scranton officer’s name would add penalties for running from arrest | News | citizensvoice.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers’ debate on school children wearing masks likely to intensify – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

William O’Boyle: Beyond the Byline: Time to raise Pa.’s minimum wage (yahoo.com)

Gov. Wolf, elected officials visit Penn State, laud NIL legislation | Sports | sharonherald.com

As Pa.’s crucial RGGI vote nears, here’s a quick look at the carbon emissions program | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Philadelphia sees $40 mln in possible costs from Trump ally’s election probe | Reuters

Dem Rep.: GOP audit in Pennsylvania would be ‘enormously destructive’ – CNN Video

Pennsylvania Senate President Jake Corman: “The Legislature Has Clear Authority To Provide Oversight AND ISSUE SUBPOENAS.” | Conservative Angle

Stop talking about November 2020 election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP lawmakers promise ‘new level of transparency’ in Congressional redistricting plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House GOP commits to public meetings, vows ‘most transparent’ congressional redistricting process ever (inquirer.com)

PA lawmakers tout transparent congressional redistricting plan (poconorecord.com)

Republicans in Pennsylvania will crowdsource new congressional map drawings | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

House GOP seeks public feedback on redrawing congressional maps | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Yudichak: Tax incentive aims to spur economic development | News | standardspeaker.com

Letter: Proposed election audit deserves to go nowhere | Letters to the Editor | readingeagle.com

Food insecurity and hunger plagues older population | Smart Talk (witf.org)

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Black Americans are more likely to be harmed by high drug prices. How one Pa. lawmaker is trying to help | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA budget’s $416M education boost: What will your district receive? (theintell.com)

State funding eliminated for Pennsylvania’s public broadcasting stations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Kathryn Sherlock, mother of Kayden Mancuso, discusses Kayden’s Law (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Anti-blight legislation set to become law | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com

New Pennsylvania law looks to increase support for those fighting addiction | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pfizer, US Health Officials At Odds Over Need For Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shot – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania says it counted 500K duplicate COVID-19 shots | Times Leader

Pittsburgh City Council considering changes to COVID-19 sick leave mandate | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks urges COVID vaccinations as cases rise slightly in past few weeks (theintell.com)

Central Penn College to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic July 16, Aug. 6 (abc27.com)

 

Business/Jobs

America’s Seed Fund from the NSF funds $200M a year for R&D. Here’s how to apply – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA PPP loan forgiveness form withdrawn after controversy – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PPP loans: Who got the most money in Erie County? (goerie.com)

USPS to host job fair in Harrisburg this weekend with pay topping $19 per hour (abc27.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Pa.’s top judge called charging Bill Cosby ‘reprehensible.’ Now the prosecutor is firing back. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With 42 arrests, Pa. ranks 3rd in people charged in Capitol riots – pennlive.com

1 dead, 5 others wounded in three separate street shootings in Philly (inquirer.com)

Police recruiting is down across the country. ‘We are working in a movement,’ Philly’s top cop tells the incoming class. (inquirer.com)

DA Larry Krasner aims to keep teen offenders out of criminal justice system with new restorative program (inquirer.com)

A Chester County jury is being asked to decide if two state constables broke the law patrolling controversial pipeline project (inquirer.com)

Butler to hire police, consider reopening center for recycling | | standardspeaker.com

 

Education

Summer camps hit with covid outbreaks — are schools next? | TribLIVE.com

Dallas School District waiting to hear from state on mask mandate | News | citizensvoice.com

How will Lancaster County’s 3 poorest school districts use their Level Up funding? [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Villanova’s Terrill L. Drake named chief diversity officer at Harvard Business School – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Free school meals continue for K-12 Pennsylvanians in 2021-22 school year (abc27.com)

GIORDANO: Big Fish Wades Into School Election Funding – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Pa. Republicans running in 2022 elections see litmus test in Trump election lies (inquirer.com)

Malcolm Kenyatta tries to turn viral moments into a Pennsylvania Democratic Senate campaign (inquirer.com)

Exclusive: Fitzpatrick Raises $1.1 Million in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Saccone Floats Lt. Gov Bid | PoliticsPA

Charlie Gerow at CPAC | C-SPAN.org

In PA, More Hispanic Voters Turning to GOP – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Gov. Newsom won’t be listed as a Democrat on California recall ballot, judge says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump law­yers might be pe­nal­ized over Mich­i­gan elec­tion case | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Texas Democrats call it a ‘now-or-never’ move as they leave state to stop GOP voting bill – pennlive.com

Eric Adams’s Win Is a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Black Leaders in New York – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

Environment

EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thermal imaging shows methane leaks from wells in Allegheny National Forest | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Transportation

Amtrak plan to replace dozens of aging trains: cost $7.3B | WITF

Health

Medicare is headed for a crisis. We’re not ready – but there’s still time | Ray E. Landis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Shapiro meets with Lehigh Valley postal workers – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Greene County pot farm resolves licensing issues as Pennsylvania market roars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gamblers light up in Pennsylvania casinos with lifting of smoking ban | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: Recognize the need for low-income senior housing | TribLIVE.com

Package fee could help fund transportation in Pennsylvania – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lyme disease and COVID: How to tell symptoms apart as Pa. hits peak tick season | WITF

Turning DelWaterGap into national park would have ‘many benefits,’ DCNR Secretary Dunn says | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. paying back $14M in unemployment overcharges and altering benefits (timesonline.com)

More Guns, More Crime? Not in the Delaware Valley, Data Show – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

 

National News

Feds showering $170M on area cities and towns, and officials are all over the map on how to spend it – pennlive.com

Trump Org removes indicted top finance officer from leadership roles at dozens of subsidiaries | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a fight for survival, Juul funds pro-vaping studies, then pays a scholarly journal to showcase them | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taking witness stand, Elon Musk defends SolarCity and calls opposing lawyer ‘bad human’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fla. sus­pect in Haiti president’s assassination deep­ens mys­tery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Britney Spears’ conservatorship sets the stage for disability rights showdown | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Death toll in Surfside condo building collapse reaches 94 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A federal probe into Indian boarding school gravesites seeks to bring healing | WITF

Edwin Edwards, 4-Term Former Governor Of Louisiana, Dies At 93 : NPR

 

Local News

National Weather Service says Bucks, Burlington Counties hit with ‘100-year flood’ event after extreme rains (inquirer.com)

Luzerne County Council faced with rare windfall to allocate | Times Leader

Council to discuss proposed homestead exemption Tuesday | News | citizensvoice.com

Committee reviewing ideas to reduce prescription drug costs | News | citizensvoice.com

Sheriff sales in Lackawanna County drawing more interest from third-party purchasers | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County appoints acting director of Children & Youth | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading commits $3 million to keep Fightin Phils in town | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

What is critical race theory? Berks scholars explain | Local News | readingeagle.com

After NCAA ruling, Lehigh University softball player Carley Barjaktarovich signs promotion deal with Lehigh Valley IronPigs – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allentown church claims city’s denial of plans for sober house was discriminatory – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lower Merion to consider stormwater impact fee | Mainlinetimes | mainlinemedianews.com

New Pennsylvania law protects agritourism farms from getting sued (theintell.com)

U.S. Marine wrestler John Stefanowicz preps for Tokyo Olympic Games (poconorecord.com)

Emergency cooling centers open for Monroe County residents (poconorecord.com)

Hollywood Casino York announces opening date in August (ydr.com)

Cambria marks anniversary of blight demolition program | Local News | tribdem.com

New Holland dairy farmer rises to stardom on YouTube with more than 340K subscribers

| Entertainment | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County leaders unveil first steps in ‘Ready for 100’ clean energy plan | News | buckslocalnews.com

 

Pitt

Allegheny Co. President Judge Kim Clark says systemic racism exists in courts | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Early-morning thunderstorm knocks out power to 5,600 in Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkinsburg to seek further community input on merger with Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City council will hold preliminary vote Wednesday on spending Pittsburgh’s American Rescue Plan funds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Pittsburgh woman among victims of Miami condo collapse | TribLIVE.com

Celebration of Mac Miller returns to Blue Slide Park in September | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Mattress Factory invites teens to learn music, art, activism, and more during free summer workshop series | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh police and community health experts to develop crisis response model | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh Launches Move PGH, A New Way To Navigate The City | 90.5 WESA

 

Philly

President Joe Biden Speaking In Philadelphia Tuesday To Push For Voting Rights Protection – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Philly’s Cambodian community demands more resources after receiving a letter threatening violence over fireworks | AL DÍA News (aldianews.com)

Congressional plan would reconnect neighborhoods like Philly’s Chinatown, fractured by highways (inquirer.com)

Multimillion-dollar housing market in Philly is going strong (inquirer.com)

When will Philly trash pickup, SEPTA, pools, libraries and more fully reopen? (inquirer.com)

Development team behind $2.6B Navy Yard project details diversity, equity and inclusion efforts – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia lawmakers laud inclusion of funds to fight gun violence in cities | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

 

Washington

Biden renews China genocide allegations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police | Latest News | tribdem.com

G.O.P. Lawmakers Question Amazon’s Connections on Pentagon Contract – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

A big-league push: A lobbying effort to save small-town baseball following pandemic shutdowns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senators Unveil Competing Funding Proposals For Capitol Police Now Short On Cash : NPR

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T (abc27.com)

Lawmakers examine income eligibility for SNAP as Americans face tough decision | ABC27