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Pitt as a PA Budget Bargaining Chip (

Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget | WITF

This week’s headlines: Budget talks continue as lawmakers focus on school curricula – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania budget news: No deal as the fiscal year ends, July 4 holiday begins (

Pennsylvania’s state budget is officially late. Here’s what you need to know. · Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers still working on crafting budget | Pennsylvania News |

Pa. House GOP unsure how it can fund Pitt and block its fetal tissue research as budget negotiations continue past deadline | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania budget news: No deal as the fiscal year ends, July 4 holiday begins (

Nursing home industry says it needs more funding to keep up with new regulations | 90.5 WESA

Trump says Pennsylvania budget should be ‘tied’ to bill expanding poll watcher access – City & State Pennsylvania (

Wall Street secrets pit $75B pension plan against trustee tasked with protecting it | BenefitsPRO

Bills targeting explicit content, gender discussions in schools pass Pa. Senate | News |

PA Senate passes bill against trans girls playing girls’ sports (

Lawmakers send veto-bound transgender athlete bill to Tom Wolf’s desk – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. passes bills that seek to limit when, how students can be taught about gender, sexuality issues | National News |

Pa. Senate approves bill restricting fireworks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana DUI Protections And Cannabis Banking Reform Bills – Marijuana Moment

Change to DUI law could keep medical marijuana patients safe from unfair convictions | Pennsylvania |

Open records bill would mean major changes for Pennsylvania ‘state related’ universities (

House sets up committee to consider Krasner’s impeachment | Local News |

Nick Pisciottano and Sara Innamorato: Freeing the market when only a handful of corporations control so much — especially the prices you pay | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MASTRIANO: We Can Secure Our Schools Without Trading Away Constitutional Rights – DV Journal (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Tweaked COVID boosters in U.S. must target newer omicron types | Coronavirus |

National Guard soldiers face COVID-19 vaccine deadline | Coronavirus |

Local hospitals no longer operating dedicated units for COVID patients | Coronavirus |



Inflation hits record 8.6% for 19 countries using the euro | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stocking up for a backyard barbecue is a lot more expensive this year (

Philadelphia hotels expect to hit near pre-pandemic levels of occupancy this Fourth of July weekend – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Atlantic City casinos avoid strike (

Great Wolf Lodge expanding its Poconos resort to include more rooms, bigger water park, new restaurant and 350 jobs – The Morning Call (

Staffing shortages force more than half of state park pools to close or reduce hours –



Eastern Lancaster County school board Oks final 2022-23, taxes go up 1.5% | Community News |

Lampeter-Strasburg school board approves 2022-23 budget with 1.9% property tax increase | Community News |

It’s beyond time to address the soaring cost of cyber-charter schools | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Penn State plans to sell the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater, while keeping the land | WITF



In Congress and the courts, America’s vision of itself faces a challenge | Solomon Jones (

Hundreds of grassroots events have fueled the lie that Trump won the election : NPR

PA Senate Race: Planned Parenthood Votes rolls out $3 million TV buy hitting Oz on abortion (

In PA, GOP Turnout Beats Dems For First Time This Century – DV Journal (

GOP PA-04 Candidate Nascimento Takes Questions at Town Hall – DV Journal (

Raffi Terzian Elected Chair of The Chester County Republican Committee – DV Journal (

‘Believe Them’: In new Pa. ad, Dems warn GOP wants national abortion ban | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Democrats, campaign donations and the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade (

Fetterman skipping July 4th campaigning, but should be back ‘really soon’ –



Supreme Court limits how EPA can respond to climate change : NPR

U.S. Supreme Court curbs federal power to regulate greenhouse gases, in blow to Biden – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

California sets nation’s toughest plastics reduction rules : NPR

As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up – The New York Times (



Commonwealth Court finds PennDOT’s public-private partnership board bridge tolling plan invalid – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania court blocks governor’s bridge tolling plan (

Pa. court blocks Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll interstate bridges, including one on I-78 – The Morning Call (

Pa. Commonwealth Court permanently blocks Gov. Tom Wolf’s bridge tolling plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Commonwealth Court kills PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan | Pennsylvania |

What to Know About Flight Delays and Cancellations This Summer – The New York Times (

Tolls doubling on historic Delaware River bridge between Pa., N.J. –



Some medical debt is being removed from U.S. credit reports (

York County sees rise in infant deaths | WITF

Abortion saves lives. I’ve seen it over and over. | Expert Opinion (

Rite Aid, Amazon limit purchases of Plan B emergency contraceptives (

Lehigh Valley Health Network plans new hospital in western Montgomery County – Philadelphia Business Journal (

How much health insurers pay for care is about to go public : Shots – Health News : NPR

Second case of monkeypox confirmed in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Drexel and Tower get $50 million for St. Chris from CHOP, Jefferson, Temple, and PCOM (


State News

Casey, senators press Justice Dept. for answers on web access for disabled people | Friday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania has a ‘digital divide.’ Here’s how to bridge it. | Opinion (

Pa. Consumer Advocate says it will investigate excessive PGW weather charges (

Pennsylvania is a sweet spot – but not the sweetest – for honey producers –

For a rural Pennsylvania area, a cryptocurrency mine brought noise pollution | WITF

AG Shapiro secures settlement with Indra Energy, stopping deceptive telemarketing (

Qualifying PA 529 GSP accounts will receive $100 deposit to bolster savings (


National News

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as associate justice, becoming first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as Supreme Court justice (

How anti-abortion trigger laws are impacting people across the U.S. : NPR

N.J. set to become haven for out-of-staters seeking abortions – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest Opinion: War declared on women’s rights (

Do to guns what we did to cigarettes — make them culturally repellent | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Brittney Griner trial starts today in Russia : NPR

Deadly missile strike hits residential buildings in Ukraine : NPR

SCOTUS to Hear “Independent State Legislature” Theory (

Justices to hear GOP appeal that could limit state courts in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF

What’s next for Pa.? High court could give state Legislature power over federal elections | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy | News |

Celebrate Title IX’s anniversary, but keep working to fulfill its promise | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Local News

Bucks Co. Commissioners ‘Break Ground’ on $1.8M Expansion of EOC, 911 Facility – DV Journal (

Hazleton mayor anticipates uptick in fireworks complaints | News |



In 2023, tax breaks could await property owners who file assessment appeals in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh continues strides toward post-pandemic financial recovery, city controller says | 90.5 WESA

ALCOSAN, McKees Rocks to settle lawsuit through meditation | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Judge denies bid to bar public from hearing over Pittsburgh International Airport airmall operator’s terminated lease | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chief Schubert looks back, and ahead, as he leaves Pittsburgh police | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling means for carbon emissions in Pittsburgh and the state |

Pittsburgh Police accreditation threatened by law to scale back traffic stops | 90.5 WESA



Philly to the new school superintendent: Get to know us before you start spending our money | Jenice Armstrong (

Center City’s shoppers and diners are back — almost to pre-pandemic levels (

The 2026 World Cup in Philadelphia is going to be amazing | Opinion (

A planeload of baby formula from Australia is coming to Philadelphia as U.S. shortage persists. (



President Biden says he supports dropping filibuster rules to codify abortion rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden backs filibuster carveout for abortion rights : NPR

Biden backs filibuster exception to protect abortion access | News |

Scott Perry, Jeffrey Clark, and the lingering threat of Jan. 6 enablers | Editorial (

Liz Cheney says the U.S. is facing a domestic threat from Trump : NPR

Action sought from Dept. of Justice against illegal offshore sportsbooks | National |