Gov. Wolf signs executive order protecting out-of-state patients seeking abortions in Pa. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. abortion rights fight shifts to state Constitution, Supreme Court (inquirer.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll protect abortion seekers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf takes executive action to protect out-of-state residents seeking abortions – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

New Pennsylvania law empowers localities to address affordable housing, blight | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania’s new home repair assistance program | 90.5 WESA

State budget will give environmental efforts a funding boost, advocates, lawmakers say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Santarsiero angry at court decision – Lower Bucks Times

What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mental health figures into Pennsylvania’s education funding (abc27.com)

New Pa. budget includes long-sought corporate tax cut – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Winners and losers in the Pennsylvania budget (dailylocal.com)

White House urges caution on COVID variants, pushes boosters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What will Pennsylvania do with $2.2 billion in federal stimulus money? (nextpittsburgh.com)

Gov. Wolf signs new election ballot printing law (abc27.com)

Deanas Law Passes State Senate, Goes to Governor (montco.today)

Gov. Wolf, nursing homes come to agreement to boost staff | TribLIVE.com

Wolf OKs bill for PA National Guard to provide cybersecurity training to local governments – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. funds 3 new state parks, locations yet to be determined – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. allows alcohol-serving restaurants to use loudspeakers for entertainment (mcall.com)

Deana’s Law, designed to increase penalties for multiple DUI offenders, awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature after passing in Pa. Senate – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf vetoes transgender sports bill; GOP pledges to ‘never stop fighting’ for ‘fairness’ | Fox News

Wolf’s pen vetoes transphobic legislation | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

How far will Pa. Republicans go to limit constitutional rights? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Two Philly Dems, three suburban Republicans named to Pa. House panel investigating Krasner | Local News | phillytrib.com

New state law protects weed companies’ access to financial services | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

White House urges caution on COVID variants, pushes boosters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

BA.5 coronavirus variant is in Lehigh Valley (mcall.com)

New covid subvariants highly contagious, immune evasive, experts say | TribLIVE.com



Record gas prices pushed inflation to a four decade high last month. : NPR

June inflation rose 9.1%, reached new 40-year high | ABC27

Gopuff laying off 1,500 workers, shuttering dozens of warehouses, report says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Recession fears and inflation concerns not derailing job growth – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Lehigh Valley Starbucks wants to unionize, the first store in area (mcall.com)

Cost-of-living crisis to hit women hardest, report says (inquirer.com)



Hempfield school board passes long-debated athletics policy on transgender athletes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Hempfield School District adopts athletic policy limiting how transgender students can participate in team sports | WITF

Penn State president is at the center of a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the University of Louisville | WITF

Facing school shootings and book bans, U.S. teachers have had it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Editorial: New Pa. election rules will make things worse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Fetterman’s fund-raising broke a record in Pennsylvania’s Senate race (inquirer.com)

Dr. Oz’s Senate campaign is going even worse than anyone could have imagined / Queerty

Two PA Counties to Watch for Control of Congress (politicspa.com)

Think Biden’s bad? Every other alternative is worse | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Militant white identity politics on full display in GOP political ads featuring guns | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doug Mastriano movie: ‘The Return of the American Patriot’ to premiere Saturday (inquirer.com)



Wild announces $5 million grant for LV International Airport (poconorecord.com)

Construction zones in Pennsylvania safer due to roadside cameras, officials say (readingeagle.com)

Safer streets: Smart Growth America study says U.S. needs to do more after spike in pedestrian deaths | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Justice Department announces task force to fight overreach on abortion bans | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

High drowning stats emphasize need for water safety (abc27.com)


State News

3 counties that didn’t count undated mail-in ballots sued by Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

State election officials sue Lancaster, Berks, Fayette counties over May primary certification | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania sues Lancaster County, others over counting mail-in ballots (abc27.com)

Pa. sues counties for not counting undated mail ballots from 2022 primary election (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania has a new child care tax credit. Here’s what you need to know. · Spotlight PA

Federal money for broadband gives Pennsylvania an opportunity | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Sen. Bob Casey highlights school lunch bill in Bucks County visit (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to attend White House ARP Summit (abc27.com)

Wolf to visit White House to laud federal COVID-19 relief funds for Pennsylvania health care workforce | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Expanding dirty hydrogen in Pennsylvania would be a dangerous mistake | Opinion – pennlive.com


National News

State bans on abortion don’t apply to emergency health care, White House reminds providers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bonus checks! One year free! States are trying to fix childcare : NPR

Pentagon: U.S. kills Islamic State leader Maher al-Agal in Syria in drone strike (inquirer.com)

Michigan voters could change the state constitution to legalize abortion rights : NPR

Five takeaways from the 2022 Emmy nominations – and a few extras : NPR

Uvalde shooting surveillance video released by Texas media outlets | WITF

Social Security payments could increase by double digits in 2023 – pennlive.com


Local News

Pro-Choice Rally Held Outside Township Building – LevittownNow.com

Two attorneys will be added to Chester County bench – Daily Local

Past Berks Bar President Jill Koestel Returning to Berks County Bench – BCTV

Applications being accepted for ag conservation easement programs – Daily Local

Allentown’s Neuweiler brewery redevelopment approved by planners (mcall.com)

City Council directs $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to capital improvements (readingeagle.com)



Heinz Field new name: Acrisure Stadium, home of the Steelers (wtae.com)

Steelers fans react to stadium name change: ‘It sucks’ – pennlive.com

Foxtail, Skybar temporarily close, citing South Side’s ‘problematic’ customer base | TribLIVE.com

Western Pa. U.S. Attorney Cindy Chung nominated to 3rd Circuit bench | TribLIVE.com

‘We are all in this together,’ Pittsburgh mayor Ed Gainey’s office tells South Side residents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



West Philly protest encampment takes shape to support tenants of closing affordable housing complex | Local News | phillytrib.com

How three new housing policies could help Philadelphians with home repairs and affordability (inquirer.com)

Could new Pennsylvania state park be coming to Philly region? (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Starbucks in Center City closing due to safety concerns (inquirer.com)



Jan. 6 probe: Trump sets rally after ‘unhinged’ WH meeting – Daily Local

4 takeaways from Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing : NPR

Jan. 6 panel shows evidence of coordination between far-right groups and Trump allies | WITF

Cheney: Trump attempted to contact Jan. 6 witness | News | phillytrib.com

Biden gets an earful in the Oval from Mexican President López Obrador : NPR

Biden Nominates Five to Federal Judiciary (politicspa.com)

Steve Dettelbach is first confirmed ATF leader in seven years : NPR