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The new state budget brings changes to Pennsylvania’s election laws – City & State Pennsylvania (

Nikil Saval leads bipartisan effort, secures $125 million for Whole-Home Repairs Act | Al Día News (

New Pa. budget includes $140M boost to state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With nearly $1B being invested in education with the new budget, how will money be spent? | WHP (

State boosting basic education funding to Luzerne County districts by 18.4% | Education |

State budget means increased funding for Delaware County school districts (

Pennsylvania election officials applaud new funding, question missed opportunity (

New Pa. legislative maps offer opportunities for BIPOC communities (

Pa. lawmakers’ late-night moves on abortion amendment sure look familiar | John Baer –

New Pennsylvania law requires drivers to remove snow, ice from cars | WIVT – NewsChannel 34 (

Opinion: ‘Christine’s Law’ aims to compel motorists to remove snow, ice – Times News Online (

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

Lancaster city to receive more than $850,000 from state to upgrade traffic signals at 4 intersections | Local News |

Committee to investigate DA Larry Krasner’s office has been selected, and work will now begin (

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs executive order protecting abortion rights for out-of-state travelers | PhillyVoice

Gun Safety Advocates Pushing For Pennsylvania To Become 20th State With Red Flag Laws – CBS Philly (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Lancaster COVID-19 cases see uptick as BA.5 becomes dominant subvariant in U.S. | Health |

Berks COVID update: Second omicron surge still going strong (

COVID-19 update: BA.5 variant likely has arrived in Erie County (

Nursing homes respond to COVID-19 outbreaks with tighter visitation guidelines; Cambria adds 205 cases, 4 deaths in weekly report | Local News |

COVID variant BA.5 is most contagious yet. What happens next is up to us. | Opinion (

US regulators OK new COVID-19 shot option from Novavax – Daily Local

Experts rue simple steps not taken before latest COVID surge (



US inflation surges again in June, raising risks for economy – Daily Local

Op-Ed: Standing up when my union let me down | Pennsylvania |

AHF Products CEO Brian Carson seeks growth with Armstrong Flooring purchase; ‘It’s the profitability that enables the growth’ [Q&A] | Local Business |

PPP program was awash in fraud. One lender might finally face a legal reckoning –



More opioid treatment programs sought in Pennsylvania’s county jails | Pennsylvania |

Town broke law by hiring cop involved in shooting, Josh Shapiro says (

Area officers trained through police chiefs association on forensics | News |



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

Judge urges settlement in Central Bucks unequal pay lawsuit (

College grads buried with debt wait for Biden’s decision on student loan forgiveness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Fetterman says return to U.S. manufacturing, energy to fight inflation (

Republican accountability PAC focuses attack on Doug Mastriano (

In Wake of Dobbs Decision, Abortion Politics Heats Up in Harrisburg – DV Journal (

Doug Mastriano movie ‘blockbuster’ runs into snags (

GOP candidate for governor Doug Mastriano paid $5,000 to website used by the far right and the Tree of Life shooter | WITF

Seeing Pa. as battlefield, Never Trumpers unite against Doug Mastriano | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia firefighters endorse Josh Shapiro for Pa. governor | WITF

Want to save our democracy? Talk — and listen — to someone you don’t agree with | Opinion (



Pennsylvania, longtime pariah of Chesapeake Bay watershed, gets a rare ‘attaboy’ for new environmental investments –

Spotted lanternfly reports now cover 12 Eastern, Midwestern states –

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling: Crippling, but not yet decapitating | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Trenton-Mercer air traffic soars as COVID wanes and mask mandates end (

Speed cameras in Pa. work zones have racked up more than 800,000 tickets in 2 years. Are they making roads safer? – The Morning Call (



ChristianaCare completes purchase of former Jennersville Hospital – Daily Local

Drugmaker seeks FDA approval of over-the-counter birth control pill : Shots – Health News : NPR

‘Delete your period-tracking apps,’ reproductive rights experts say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Monkeypox vaccine: Philadelphia receives doses from feds (

Demand for monkeypox vaccine overwhelms NYC system | Coronavirus |


State News

Susan Wild, Commerce Secretary Raimondo call for boosting American manufacturing of semiconductors – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf attends White House ARPA Summit (

Wolf visits White House, says American Rescue Plan funds ‘greatly benefited’ Pennsylvania’s workforce, COVID-19 economic recovery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal money for broadband gives Pennsylvania an opportunity (

Pennsylvania Game Commission announces 2022 Sunday hunting dates (

Crypto plunge is cautionary tale for public pension funds in Pennsylvania and other states | WITF


National News

Poll: Americans disapprove of end of Roe; want to see Supreme Court reformed | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Housing shortages are making homeownership unaffordable across the U.S. : NPR

Has the housing market cooled? ‘There’s still a lot of demand’ –

Brittney Griner heads back to Russian court after guilty plea (

Jayland Walker’s funeral takes place after weeks of protests in Akron over police shooting | Across America |

Emmett Till’s family says ‘white pedestal’ theory has denied them justice : NPR

Scientists have picked up radio signals in a galaxy billions of light-years away : NPR

The Delaware Court of Chancery is Twitter’s chosen venue for suing Elon Musk : NPR

Black gun owners have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s concealed-carry ruling | WITF

The fight for reparations has stalled in Congress. Here’s what they look like in state and local governments | Across America |

The Supreme Court’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ ruling gives voters a say on immigration | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Video games spur violence. How can we keep ignoring their impact on gun culture? (

School shootings, mental health illness, and the new gun safety law | Editorial (


Local News

Aqua PA offers $1.1 billion for Bucks County authority sewer system (

Harrisburg cyclist: Real reason few folks bike on State Street is ‘there’s nowhere safe to do it’ (

Lower Merion begins eminent domain process for new sidewalks near new middle school – Mainline Media News

Luzerne County Council approves infrastructure loan guarantee | Times Leader

Former Luzerne County DA Robert Gillespie Jr. dies; remembered for helping others | News |

Hazleton City Council ratifies cooperative agreement for proposed warehouse complex | News |

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

Ukrainian Folk Festival to return to Horsham amid war in Ukraine (

Pro-Choice Rally Held Outside Township Building –

Berks County Fair provides youth with agricultural competition opportunity | Berks Regional News |



How one Pittsburgh developer wants to fix Oakland’s dead zone (

Fitzgerald vetoes bills on fracking, executive hires; council president moves to override | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Redistricting efforts in Pittsburgh draw nearer to a finish | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council tweaks redistricted maps as finalization nears |

Out-of-state patients surge at Allegheny County abortion clinics as bans enacted elsewhere | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Starbucks closes stores in Philly, other cities (

Rite Aid opens a new style of company HQ in Philly after leaving Central Pennsylvania | WITF

Philly LOOP program to ease property taxes amid reassessments leaves homeowners with raw deal (

Is a 10 p.m. curfew a good idea in Philadelphia? | Pro/Con (

Fear of gun violence causes cancelation of Philly summer events (

Spanish-speaking families struggled to sign up for Parks and Rec summer camps. They organized to demand change. (

SEPTA’s all-access Key Advantage employer-funded transit program is expanding (



Democrats race to reach deal to prevent spike in health premiums (

Jan. 6 witness that Trump allegedly dialed was White House support staffer: reports (

4 key takeaways from the latest Jan. 6 hearing | WITF

IRS head to be questioned by lawmakers after former FBI officials were audited : NPR