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Pa. schools, businesses, and housing efforts are among the winners in this year’s state budget | WITF

State budget means increased funding for Delaware County school districts (

New state budget fully funds Pa. farm bill for a fourth time – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania focuses on mental health in education (

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

Latest inflation news has Pa. leaders glad money was set aside, concerned about future (

Here’s how Pa. plans to spend its billions in federal stimulus money (full list) – BCTV

Exeter Twp. to use state grant money for traffic signal upgrades | Berks Regional News |

Homosexuality finally removed from Pa. Crimes Code – WHYY

How far will Pa. Republicans go to limit constitutional rights (

Wolf’s veto tally grows, first-of-its-kind trans sports rule, and an ‘unusual victory’ for progressives · Spotlight PA

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

This week’s headlines: State election funding is coming while Fetterman pulls in record-breaking sum – City & State Pennsylvania (

Funding approved for traffic signal improvements in Tredyffrin – Daily Local

Two Berks programs receive state grants for apprentice projects (

The leader of the Pa. House Republicans is appealing the state legislative maps to the U.S. Supreme Court (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

The omicron subvariant dominating U.S. COVID-19 cases is more vaccine-resistant : NPR

Pennsylvania pharmacists can now vaccinate young children for COVID, flu (

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

BA.4 and BA.5 COVID-19 subvariants are spreading in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



U.S. weekly unemployment claims reach highest point in nearly eight months (

Where’s the Pennsylvania worker? In retirement or living out-of-state | Pennsylvania |

Pa. logs 5.1% wage rise, but inflation takes a bite into buying power | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Gettysburg unemployment lowest in Pennsylvania; here are all the others (

Armstrong Flooring confirms shareholders will receive no money from sale of company | Local Business |

As warehouse boom continues in Lehigh Valley, when will it end? Depends who you ask. – The Morning Call (

Hershey Company says plans for new manufacturing plant remain up in the air –



Judge agrees to Penn State’s request to seal entire case concerning search warrants involving student victims | WITF

Pittsburgh police report spike in gun thefts in 2022 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A DelVal Police Chief’s Message to PA Politicians: Put Gun Criminals Behind Bars! – DV Journal (

Fourth death this year reported in Allegheny County Jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pitt students will pay more in tuition, housing, dining in coming year |

Pitt to raise tuition 3.5%, following nationwide trends | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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

Philadelphia School District voted to borrow millions to pay bills, something it has to do every July (



Bucks Democrats usher in new leadership | The Bucks County Herald

Criminalizing the vote: GOP-led states enacted 102 new election penalties after 2020 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Conservative group finds ‘absolutely no evidence of widespread fraud’ in 2020 election (

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

John Fetterman recruits reality star to help troll Dr. Oz | Pittsburgh City Paper (

John Fetterman’s absence raises stakes for Democrats in Pennsylvania’s key U.S. Senate race | WITF

Seeing Pa. as a battlefield, PAC wants voters to break with Mastriano | Election |

Austin Davis raised more than any other Democratic House Rep. in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Mastriano, Ellis, attack Davis over 11-year-old tweets – City & State Pennsylvania (

Doug Mastriano claims secret Democratic support as more Republicans oppose him (

With democracy at risk, some Pa. GOP leaders wisely break with one of their own | Editorial (

‘Media’- Friendly Oz Meets With Small Biz Owners in Delco Borough – DV Journal (

Commentary: Change in Chester County Republican leadership may be first step back to party’s roots (

Kelly Concludes Internal Investigation Into Johnson Claims (

Mike Kelly investigating ties to false elector scheme, Ron Johnson (



The EPA asks a Bitcoin ‘mining’ operation in Clearfield County for information | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

The U.S. Supreme Court is the nation’s new climate czar | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

SUV-hating climate group says Scranton among its targets | Crime-Emergency |



Pennsylvania prepares for national suicide hotline number launch (

Declining Pennsylvania suicide rates are opposite national trend | Pennsylvania |

Citing demand, Mahanoy Twp. rehabilitation center adds 34 beds in new wing | News |


State News

New Pennsylvania child care tax credit may not benefit the neediest families | Pennsylvania |

DCNR to add three new parks in eastern Pennsylvania (

Pa. AG Josh Shapiro says his office will protect abortion providers, out-of-state patients from prosecution |

Pa. court system says it’s not responsible for county judges banning opioid addiction medication · Spotlight PA

Spotlight PA tested government transparency in Centre County. Tell us what to look for in the salary data. · Spotlight PA

Why Pa., N.J., and Del. are suing USPS over electric vehicles – WHYY

Pa. gives PGW 30 days to report findings on weather normalization debacle (

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


National News

Siena Poll: Class Divide Widening (

Ohio GOP’s attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is sick and disturbed | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Texas conservatives want DAs from other places to enforce abortion law : NPR

Suspect in Buffalo mass shooting indicted on federal hate crime charges : NPR

PSAs hammer home importance of a will to family inheritance | Local News |

Texas sues Biden administration over access to emergency medical abortions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Animal rescue groups across U.S. band together to rescue 4,000 dogs : NPR

Ivana Trump, first wife of former president, dies at 73 (


Local News

Chester County officials approve $3.4 million toward affordable housing communities – Daily Local

York Water Co. seeks 31 percent rate hike; PUC to investigate (

Commission to investigate York Water Company water rate increase proposal (

Tioga Borough accepts resignations from officer, leaders | WITF

Reading exits Act 47 state financial oversight (

Pocono Raceway to hold drug take back during NASCAR weekend (

Clay Twp. invites residents to information session on possible EMS authority | Community News |

Kennett Square officials celebrate ‘topping off’ of new $21.7 million library – Daily Local

Bethlehem has four new councilmembers and a new mayor. What does that mean for development on the South Side? – The Morning Call (

What happens to veterans who die alone? (

Experienced Philly lawman to head Wyoming Area Regional PD | Times Leader

Election board member questions McBride appointment; cites state election law | Election |

Major N. 2nd St. two-way conversion project in Harrisburg delayed –



Allegheny Co. Exec Fitzgerald could face veto overrides on bills on fracking, executive hires – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Supporters rally Downtown for reinstatement of fired Starbucks union workers | Pittsburgh City Paper (

‘Blight monster’ brewery site in West Jeannette to be torn down |

First details of Swinburne Bridge replacement project revealed by city |



Vice President Kamala Harris coming to Philly (

SEPTA to modernize trolley lines; seeks input from trolley riders – Delco Times

Two Philadelphia summer events canceled as gun violence escalates | Local News |

UC Townhomes residents still face displacement | Local News |

Philly renters should probably expect rent hikes to account for new tax assessments (



Democrat says Joe Manchin blocking energy, tax provisions in big bill |

Manchin won’t support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy (

Pregnant patients without access to abortion face a ‘death sentence,’ U.S. House panel told – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

Secret Service erased texts from 2-day span around Jan. 6 attack, watchdog says : NPR

President Joe Biden must run for election in 2022 — Mike Kelly (

Biden and Lapid agree to stop Iran nuke program, differ on how | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette