Redistricting amendment shows Harrisburg hypocrisy | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pennsylvania Healthcare Power 100: 51-100 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf joins advocates and legislative members to discuss increased investments in early childhood education | WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com

State budget boosted early childhood ed by $30 million | News | tribdem.com

Gov. Tom Wolf visits Reading to showcase funding to expand early childhood education | Local News | readingeagle.com

PA Agriculture Secretary visits Reading in fourth annual Urban Agriculture Week (berksweekly.com)

Pennsylvania Seeking To Change The Gas Tax, Looking For Other Revenue Options – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

We need to do more to protect the people who protect Pennsylvanians | Opinion – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (abc27.com)

PA Republicans Determined To Stop Wolf’s Unilateral RGGI Move | Across Pennsylvania, PA Patch

Wolf, in visit to start-up incubator in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, touts commitment to business growth | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania raises medical assistance income cap | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. election ‘audit’: What to know about Republicans’ plan – WHYY

Pennsylvania lawmakers creating bill to stop cell phone use while driving – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Mullery, House minority leader take factfinding tour of region | Times Leader

State Rep. Wheatley wants Pa. to spend more to help build up Black communities | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State Rep. Sturla to host panel on urban development | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Lawmaker wants to roll back jobless benefits, and give incentive to job seekers | Business | delcotimes.com

EP 018 Dept. of Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing Issues w/ Special Guest Rep. Jason Ortitay by Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (soundcloud.com)

Election ‘investigation’ is damaging partisan theater, spurn it (ydr.com)

Experts warn against ‘sham election audits’ movement | Tuesday Morning Coffee | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Charlie Dent says possible Pennsylvania election audit is ‘blunder of epic proportions’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID Vaccines And Infertility? How Misinformation Spreads, In 5 Steps : Shots – Health News : NPR

Delta variant is spreading fast and new cases are rising. Is it time to mask up again? | WITF

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Vaccinations helping to keep COVID-19 cases down in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Carlisle EMS department prepares for another possible COVID cases spike (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: State sees 88% weekly case increase – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Monroe County COVID cases increased by 44 and deaths by one this week (poconorecord.com)

Coronavirus positivity rate increases in SE Pa. counties | News | thereporteronline.com



Low Pay Is The Main Reason So Many Workers Are Quitting Restaurant Jobs : NPR

New details emerge on new SBA PPP loan forgiveness portal – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia restaurateur Tyler Akin leads national push to replenish depleted Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Hospitality, resort industry picks up, but jobs need filling (poconorecord.com)

Two more big Philadelphia law firms join associate salary wars – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. employers find new potential hope amidst hiring woes: teenagers | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

‘Safe staffing’ levels, raises part of new nurses contract with Lehigh Valley-Schuylkill | Business | standardspeaker.com

Steelworkers still sparring with ATI as employees return after months-long strike | TribLIVE.com



York City Police Officer Clayton Swartz must be reinstated: arbitrator (ydr.com)



Bloomsburg, Mansfield and Lock Haven universities will merge; a similar merger in Georgia had good results for students and the state – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State System students ponder new opportunities after merger approval | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Focus on mental health is crucial as many Midstate students face anxiety (abc27.com)

Conner Drigotas: How teachers unions are fighting to kill teaching jobs in PA (broadandliberty.com)

Pitt faculty efforts to unionize continue with upcoming election to join United Steelworkers | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Scranton teachers union working on counterproposal | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

HIP project would provide learning opportunity while tackling Hazleton’s hunger problem | News | standardspeaker.com

PPS health and safety proposal includes universal masks, social distancing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia school district air purifiers won’t help much, experts say (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania’s rising college tuition isn’t helped by outdated construction law | Opinion (inquirer.com)



An annotated guide to the distortions, half-truths and outright lies about the 2020 election in Pennsylvania | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

A House Race in Cleveland Captures the Democrats’ Generational Divide – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Parnell Raises $560K in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Barnette Raises $595K in Q2 | PoliticsPA

Smucker raises $114k in Q2 filing, receiving $4,500 from companies backtracking their vow not to give to election objectors | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Businessman and Vet Launches GOP Campaign in PA7 | PoliticsPA

Scheller Announces Bid for PA7 | PoliticsPA

U.S. Senate Candidate Arkoosh Talks Union Jobs, Infrastructure With KML Carpenters In Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visits Erie to meet with minority business owners | WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com

Carla Sands kicks off ’22 U.S. Senate campaign with Cumberland County rally – pennlive.com

Marlin Woods To File Papers To Run For Mayor Of Pittsburgh, Giving City Voters 4 Choices – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Special-election loser and insurrectionist Rick Saccone eyes bid for lieutenant governor | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Don’t be surprised if the GOP tests its anti-crime message in Virginia. But will it work? | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



The Bootleg Fire Is Now Generating Its Own Weather – The New York Times (nytimes.com)



Andrew Abramczyk: To fix transportation, we have to prioritize it (broadandliberty.com)

$865M Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway construction project on schedule: PennDOT – pennlive.com



Legalizing marijuana could stem opioid abuse, Pitt study suggests | TribLIVE.com

How Aduhelm, an Unproven Alzheimer’s Drug, Got Approved – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pitt study rejects idea that marijuana is a ‘gateway drug’ | WITF

States and Cities Near Tentative $26 Billion Deal in Opioids Cases – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


State News

Pa. reports record gambling revenue of nearly $4 million (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania casinos hit record revenue as COVID wanes. Here’s where (poconorecord.com)

Gas pains especially acute at Pennsylvania pumps as summer travel soars (abc27.com)

Reschenthaler proposes blocking federal funding to PennDOT if it adds tolls to federal roads and bridges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Give blood to the Red Cross for shot at an Amazon gift card, vacation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

More mentored hunting, deer hunting changes, endangered species moves on agenda for Pennsylvania Game Commission – pennlive.com

Fraud continues to plague Pa.’s unemployment claims system – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania athletes to watch during this year’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games | WITF

Outdoors: Hunters losing out in license application process (timesonline.com)

Pennsylvania regulators propose new pipeline rules where industry says none are needed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Vaccine Mandate At Indiana University Upheld By Federal Judge : NPR

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Flight To Space: How To Watch : NPR

Ariel Henry, Designated Haiti Prime Minister, To Replace Claude Joseph : NPR

Ben & Jerry’s Stops Sales Of Ice Cream In Palestinian Territories : NPR

Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say | News | tribdem.com


Local News

Delco legal expenses nearly triple since 2019 (broadandliberty.com)

Carlisle Borough Council approves open container amendment for downtown | The Sentinel: News | cumberlink.com

Westmoreland places ‘leveraged bet on market’ to shore up county pension debt | TribLIVE.com

Reading vigil honors late congressman, seeks protection of voting rights | Berks and Beyond | readingeagle.com

Mail theft on the rise in Monroe County: Here’s how to keep yours safe (poconorecord.com)

Erie weather: Heavy rains swell waterways, man drowns in gorge Sunday (goerie.com)

Harmful algal blooms spark dog swimming warnings in Erie County (goerie.com)

Chester County officials call for pipeline shutdown | Local-news | dailylocal.com

$420K authorized for HVAC repairs at Montgomery County juvenile probation office | News | timesherald.com

Mercer Hill luxury retirement community modeled on downtown Doylestown (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Mushroom farming economic impact focus of Chester County hearing | Local-news | dailylocal.com

Reading City Council ready to kick in $3 million to Santander venues | Local News | readingeagle.com

Apollo 11 spacecraft that went to the moon 52 years ago had parts made in Reading | Local News | readingeagle.com

Scranton plans to offer additional relief grants with American Rescue Plan funding | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

Tax credits approved for Hotel Altamont rehabilitation | Times Leader

Luzerne County Council considering Hazleton request for blight-reduction help | Times Leader



Ed Gainey hopes to usher in a more equitable Pittsburgh | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Riverhounds ends partnership with Chick-fil-A after backlash from fans | LGBTQ | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branches return to full capacity, increase hours | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

WEATHER: Pittsburgh area under Code Orange air quality alert today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boaters beware: High waters on Allegheny River from Kinzua to Pittsburgh for 5-7 days | TribLIVE.com



No Philadelphia gun violence state of emergency, Mayor Jim Kenney says (inquirer.com)

Indicted Philadelphia councilmembers accept cash gifts for legal defense – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Carousel House protest stops traffic over demolition of Philly’s only rec center for people with disabilities – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Almost half of Philadelphia Phillies roster is unvaccinated (inquirer.com)

Informants say Philly cops traded ‘sex for lies’ in murder cases (inquirer.com)

Six senior living facilities in Philly area join health care centers requiring staffers to get vaccinated (inquirer.com)



Senate Democrats take voting rights fight on the road | ABC27

GOP Leader McCarthy Taps 5 Republicans To Serve On Jan. 6 Select Committee : NPR

Biden wants spending to boost economy, but GOP to block vote | National and World | delcotimes.com

Washington must pass President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal (ydr.com)

Biden is reviving an effort to change how the census asks about race and ethnicity | WITF