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 (delcotimes.com)

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

Pennsylvania focuses on mental health in education (abc27.com)

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

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

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 | wfmz.com

Homosexuality finally removed from Pa. Crimes Code – WHYY

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

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 (cbslocal.com)

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

Funding approved for traffic signal improvements in Tredyffrin – Daily Local

Two Berks programs receive state grants for apprentice projects (readingeagle.com)

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


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 (abc27.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

Gettysburg unemployment lowest in Pennsylvania; here are all the others (abc27.com)

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

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

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



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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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



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

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 (inquirer.com)



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 (penncapital-star.com)

Conservative group finds ‘absolutely no evidence of widespread fraud’ in 2020 election (abc27.com)

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

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

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 | standardspeaker.com

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

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

Doug Mastriano claims secret Democratic support as more Republicans oppose him (inquirer.com)

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

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

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

Kelly Concludes Internal Investigation Into Johnson Claims (politicspa.com)

Mike Kelly investigating ties to false elector scheme, Ron Johnson (goerie.com)



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

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

SUV-hating climate group says Scranton among its targets | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com



Pennsylvania prepares for national suicide hotline number launch (abc27.com)

Declining Pennsylvania suicide rates are opposite national trend | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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


State News

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

DCNR to add three new parks in eastern Pennsylvania (ydr.com)

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

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 (inquirer.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)


National News

Siena Poll: Class Divide Widening (politicspa.com)

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

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 | phillytrib.com

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 (inquirer.com)


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 (ydr.com)

Commission to investigate York Water Company water rate increase proposal (abc27.com)

Tioga Borough accepts resignations from officer, leaders | WITF

Reading exits Act 47 state financial oversight (readingeagle.com)

Pocono Raceway to hold drug take back during NASCAR weekend (poconorecord.com)

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

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 (mcall.com)

What happens to veterans who die alone? (mcall.com)

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

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

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



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

Supporters rally Downtown for reinstatement of fired Starbucks union workers | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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

First details of Swinburne Bridge replacement project revealed by city | TribLIVE.com



Vice President Kamala Harris coming to Philly (inquirer.com)

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

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

UC Townhomes residents still face displacement | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly renters should probably expect rent hikes to account for new tax assessments (inquirer.com)



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

Manchin won’t support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy (inquirer.com)

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

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 (goerie.com)

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