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Pennsylvania governor vetoes GOP-led election overhaul citing voter ID restrictions · Spotlight PA

Wolf vetoes Pennsylvania election reform bill (

Wolf vetoes vaccine passport ban | Coronavirus |

Governor Wolf vetoes ‘misguided and irresponsible’ anti-vaccine passport bill (

Gov. Wolf vetoes vaccine passport ban | News |

Wolf Administration makes historic investment in Pa. higher education (

Pennsylvania’s ‘easy’ budget isn’t exactly a sign of bipartisan peace or fiscal responsibility | John Baer –

Guest editorial | With a $3 billion surplus, Harrisburg should cut the word ‘scarcity’ from the vocabulary | Editorials |

After this year’s budget deal, officials say lawsuit is best hope for reforming school funding – Today News Post

State anti-hunger programs get a boost in the new budget | WITF

Commentary: Pa. election reform bill attacks the wrong problem | Opinion |

Wolf wrong to veto needed changes to Pa. election laws | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (

U.S. Senator Bob Casey raises awareness on food insecurity in Harrisburg (

College athletes in Pennsylvania can now earn compensation for their name, image and likeness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. college athletes can now cash in on their name, image or likeness | City & State PA (

Pennsylvania legalizes compensation for college athletes | WITF

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Expanding Medical Cannabis Access in Pennsylvania – Cannabis Dispensary (

Langerholc opioids, human-trafficking bills signed into law by governor | Local News |

Report: RGGI Could Provide Financial Boost to PA Coal Communities | BCTV

Senate approves Pittman’s bills to modernize legislation for physician assistants working in Pennsylvania | State |

Pa. bill would protect farms that run agritourism activities | Local News |

Dog license fees have not change in 25 years, advocates calling for changes | Nation |

Redistricting reform in Pa. is dead for now, advocates say. So what’s next? · Spotlight PA

Key senator infuriated after PennDOT moves forward on bridge tolling plan | Pennsylvania |

Fireworks fuss: Pa. lawmakers want to reverse law that made them legal | City & State PA (

Author of Pennsylvania’s fireworks law says ‘get over it,’ it’s not going to be repealed –

New law enacted to change milk date requirement for sales in Pa. (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (

‘The table has been set’: Pa. lawmakers pass bill that could speed up 5G network deployment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State law against municipal plastic bag bans on track to end | WITF

New law requires Pa. agencies, towns, and school boards to give more notice of meetings (and what they’re doing) –

Pa. lawmakers look to take a bite out of food delivery fees paid by restaurants | Friday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

With legislation stalled, pre-pandemic rules on outdoor dining remain in effect this summer in PA | Local Business |

Wolf approves reforms to Pa. medical marijuana law. What will change (

Guest Opinion: Pennsylvania Sunshine Act needs a digital update (

$500,000 grant boosts affordable housing efforts in Hazelwood | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

First responders to receive state grants for equipment, training | Crime-Emergency |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

After contact tracing data breach, Pa. sidesteps scrutiny on proposed $34M contract · Spotlight PA

Can Pennsylvania reissue the mask mandate? (

1 million in Pa. have missed second COVID vaccine shot (

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Is Effective Against The Delta Variant, Studies Find : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Dangerous Delta COVID variant has public health leaders intensifying vaccine push (

White House launches ‘surge response’ teams to delta variant hot spots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Mellon and Pitt are next door but separated by state law on COVID-19 vaccination policy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkes now requiring COVID-19 vaccine proof | Coronavirus |

Younger adults are most hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine, slowing march to sufficient immunity –

70 percent of Bucks County adults vaccinated; clinics to close (

Time is running out for Lancaster General Health employees to seek COVID-19 vaccine exemption | Health |



U.S. jobless claims fall to 364,000, a new pandemic low | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

These Jobs Have Yet To Be Filled, And It’s Hurting The Economy : NPR

Cocktails to-go helped Pa. businesses stay afloat. Now they’re in for an even slower recovery | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. Dept. of Labor remedies overtime violations for 117 workers in Harrisburg company (

More capital is flowing to minority businesses, but is it enough? – Philadelphia Business Journal (

SBA extends deadline on $100M Community Navigator Pilot program to help businesses recover from Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Americans Are Retiring Earlier Because of Pandemic – The New York Times (

N.J. nursing homes must hire more staff (

Water company affiliate bringing 100 new customer-service jobs to Scranton | News |



Boy Scouts Of America Reaches Historic Settlement With Sexual Abuse Survivors : NPR

Jeff Hurvitz: One Philly police district handcuffed by idealism (

Sparks fly over solitary confinement, addiction treatment at Allegheny County Jail | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. state prison inmates mount hunger strike, calling for end to solitary confinement | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



A breakdown: Pa schools to receive largest funding increase ever; local schools react | WJAC (

Many Southwest Pa. schools to receive funding boost from equity measure in state budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State’s Level Up funding supplement helps 3 of Westmoreland’s least wealthy school districts |

Tri-Creek School Corp. names new superintendent | Latest Headlines |

Philly School District does about-face, releases data on failing students (

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts appoints Anne E. McCollum as first woman board chair in 216-year history – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Universities to spend up to six figures on name-image-likeness preparation, programs – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania plans to merge 6 state universities, Lock Haven will merge with Bloomsburg and Mansfield | State |

Pennsylvania Coal Region school districts among state’s most underfunded – The Morning Call (

Was your school district among 12 in Berks to raise the property tax rate? | Local News |

Lackawanna Trail school board approves budget | Education |

Mahanoy Area releases new statement on SCOTUS decision | News |

Post-pandemic summer camps will change lives (



Voting Rights Poll: People More Concerned With Access Vs. Fraud : NPR

In Voting Rights Case, Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Restrictions : NPR

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions – The New York Times (

State-level Republicans are “reforming” how elections are administered | The Economist

How A Pro-Trump Local News Site Pushes Election Misinformation : NPR

Reader Poll: Republicans Should Nominate Meuser for Governor in 2022 | PoliticsPA

PA8: Daniels Meets with Trump | PoliticsPA

Businessman and Vet Leans Towards GOP Run in PA7 | PoliticsPA

Dems ratify Welby as 113th state House special election nomineee | Election |



What Pennsylvania’s move toward a clean energy future means for the region (

Methane rule repeal tests Dems’ pledges to create jobs in Pa. with climate initiatives | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Exxon Lobbyist Caught On Sting Video Describes Anti-Climate Moves : NPR

Thanks to stimulus funding, Pa. has a chance to Grow Greener again. We can’t miss it | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

RGGI will bring savings and jobs to Pennsylvania (

RGGI is good for our economy and our health (



Waze partners with local Pa. officials to improve traffic conditions using real-time data (

Wolf administration stresses boat safety this holiday weekend (

Big-city airports added more flights to smaller destinations amid Covid-19 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Don’t drink and boat. Enhanced waterways law enforcement planned for holiday weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Price Transparency Remains Elusive Despite Hospitals Starting To Post Fees : Shots – Health News : NPR

Lehigh Valley Health Network, StoneBridge decide not to bid for Tower Health – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hospitals, insurers invest big dollars to tackle patients’ social needs (

‘Challenges were exacerbated’: Lehigh Valley LGBTQ youth, adults struggled during COVID-19 – The Morning Call (

HIV testing at non-health care sites in Philadelphia plummeted in 2020 | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest column: Special enrollment period for Pennsylvanians 50 and older to save on health insurance | Opinion |


State News

Pension contribution rates rise for 94K school employees | WITF

Pa. school employees start paying more toward pensions as FBI investigates $64B system –

Bob Casey Town Hall: Democratic senator fields questions from Erie crowd (

Forbes Survey Ranks Commonwealth Of PA Among The Best Employers For New Grads | WTAJ –

Is conversion therapy still legal in Pa.? Not in some municipalities (

Advocates celebrate York County Prison decision to stop contracting with ICE to detain immigrants (

Midstate’s newest U.S. citizens take oath ahead of July 4: “It’s been a journey” (

Scanlon talks $20.8M for the 5th Congressional District | News |

U.S. House advances transportation bill with $85 million in funding for Pittsburgh-area projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Southeast Pa. would get millions for transportation projects in a bill that passed the House (

Ohio River Valley Institute report outlines help for coal communities – Pittsburgh Business Times (

Pa. game commission recommends removing bird feeders as disease spreads | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State launches annual ice cream trail with 31 creameries across Pa. –


National News

Crews from Pa., NJ deployed to site of deadly Florida condo collapse – 6abc Philadelphia

Florida Condo Residents Argued Over Repairs Months Before Collapse : Live Updates: Miami-Area Condo Collapse : NPR

U.S. hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump Organization, CFO Allen Weisselberg indicted on tax fraud charges (

NJ lawmakers ask EPA to ease up on biofuel regs | NJ Spotlight News

Bill Cosby’s already plotting his post-prison comeback. But is America ready to welcome him? | National |

EXPLAINER: Why Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned (

Victim advocates on Cosby’s release: ‘This is not an exoneration.’ (

Trump allies launch social media platform | Washington Examiner

Some Experts Think It’s Time For An International Cyber Treaty : NPR

California’s Fall Wildfire Disaster Had Lowest FEMA Aid Approval Rate On Record : NPR

Sha’Carri Richardson Tests Positive for Marijuana – The New York Times (

Gas prices at highest holiday weekend level since 2014 | Business |

Richard Branson will try to beat Jeff Bezos to space with July 11 flight | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Recall election for California Gov. Newsom is set for Sept. 14 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hundreds believed dead in heat wave despite efforts to help | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

Local moms organize camp to teach kids with disabilities to ride a bike | Latest Headlines |

Montgomery County D.A. reacts to Supreme Court overturning Cosby conviction | Regional |

Allentown Black and Latino communities work toward unity after on-air racism row | WITF

Pa. coroner resigns after ‘predator catcher’ video surfaces –

Ce-Ce Gerlach faces call to resign from Allentown City Council because of criminal charges – The Morning Call (

Plan to save the Fightin Phils starts to take shape | Local News |

Wilkes-Barre council reduces parking meter, garbage bag fees | News |

United Way, CEO, Chamber will administer Wilkes-Barre rescue programs | coronavirus |



Pittsburgh gets approval to move ahead with e-scooter pilot program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in budget bill | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Allegheny Land Trust closes deal to acquire the former Churchill Country Club for about $3 million |

Looking up: Developer wins key zoning approval for 300-unit Downtown apartment tower | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Nothing beats sitting in these seats’: Pirates fans celebrate ‘re-opening weekend’ at PNC Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wilkinsburg residents, council members speak out against proposed merger with Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Single-use plastics ban cleared for Pa. cities as Pittsburgh moves to eliminate plastic bags | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (



Pa. Att’y Gen. Shapiro is putting the focus on ghost guns – but that’s the wrong place to look for a solution to Philly’s violence problem | Opinion | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania to-go cocktails: Why legalization failed, and what’s next – On top of Philly news (

Philadelphia bans single-use plastic bags (

2 Philadelphia performing arts organizations rebrand in effort to strengthen community ties – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Warner Bros. taps Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to host world premiere of new Harry Potter exhibition – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Two Philly running groups form Hood 2 Hood to show a healthy way to deal with stress (

Where to find sexual assault support and counseling resources in Philadelphia (

Why Krasner is asking Pa.’s high court to change how jurors hear use-of-force law | WITF



After judge rules against Britney Spears, a Pa. senator wants answers (

Washington Republican Evokes Holocaust to Protest Vaccine Requirements (

The Justice Department Is Pausing Federal Executions After They Resumed Under Trump : NPR

Liz Cheney Named To Jan. 6 Select Committee By Nancy Pelosi : NPR

U.S. budget deficit projected to hit $3 trillion as pandemic spending buoys economy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

130 countries sign on to global minimum tax plan, creating momentum for Biden push | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘We all have to do better’: White House urges locals to boost eviction diversion programs | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (