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Legislature

Want to avoid a veto? Fix the process, Pa. Sen. Schwank says | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Tom Wolf: After years of Pa. budget uncertainty, we have turned the tide | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Supreme Court case could give election powers to PA Legislature (ydr.com)

Grove renews push for large-scale election law changes – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. lawmaker says outcome of Lehigh County undated ballots case undermines state’s mail voting law (mcall.com)

GOP lawmaker says Pa. election system could be fixed on Gov. Wolf’s porch ‘over a nice cup of tea’ – pennlive.com

Rep. Grove Says Federal Court Ruling May Invalidate Mail-In Ballot Law – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. lawmaker says election issues in Berks, Lehigh undermine state’s mail voting law (readingeagle.com)

Critics say state’s increased tax credit for private and parochial scholarship programs lacks accountability – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

State deal nets millions for homeowners, renters | Op-Ed | observer-reporter.com

Millions in funding secured for multi-use sports facility in Coatesville – Daily Local

Pennsylvania hearing focuses on Lake Erie fish, tourism | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A key US energy efficiency program has a major flaw — and Pennsylvania is trying to fix it | Grist

Grant covers most of Hawley bandstand restoration in Bingham Park (poconorecord.com)

$2.5 million grant will help extend Schuylkill River Trail from Bartram’s Garden to South Philly (inquirer.com)

Carrie Furnace gets $7.5M in state funding to move forward with redevelopment | TribLIVE.com

Editorial: Some good things getting done in Harrisburg (readingeagle.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

The state health department is shutting down its COVID Alert PA app – Technical.ly

Novavax non-mRNA COVID vaccine gets CDC approval : NPR

Boosters for people under 50 are under debate : Shots – Health News : NPR

Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

COVID-19 vaccines linked to menstrual changes, study says – pennlive.com

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania casinos reach new record for gambling revenue | WITF

Pa. casinos post record $5B in revenue in 2021-22 fiscal year | TribLIVE.com

Amazon Fresh looking to hire hundreds as they prepare to open in Broomall (delcotimes.com)

First Bhutanese pharmacist in U.S. opens business in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Toys R Us tries a comeback, again (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Youth advocates call for ending of Delaware County juvenile detention (delcotimes.com)

Philadelphia hits 300 homicides, just shy of last year’s record setting rate | WITF

Philly gun violence: 300 homicides already in 2022, as shootings crisis continues (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Pa. law will make it easier for teachers from N.J. and other states to work here (inquirer.com)

Pa. plan to recruit, retain teachers despite national shortage (mcall.com)

Philadelphia school district to return $35 million to taxpayers after court says city targeted commercial businesses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Scranton director demands accountability from state over bus contract | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Op-Ed: How innovative education can help Pennsylvania’s economy (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Quaker Valley School District to host tours of proposed high school site | TribLIVE.com

 

Elections/Politics

Elections officials urged to prepare for shortages, delays (abc27.com)

Elections officials in Pennsylvania and across the country urged to prepare for shortages, delays | WITF

With midterms in sight, few Republicans are defending Trump as they did in 2019 : NPR

Craig Snyder: Republicans for Shapiro (broadandliberty.com)

Mastriano courting voters on Gab pushes the GOP further right, experts say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Progressives renew call for U.S. Supreme Court expansion after abortion rights decision – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Stop calling Republicans ‘conservatives’ | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Biden to announce climate actions that he can carry out on his own (inquirer.com)

Spotted lanternfly suppression study underway at Blue Marsh Lake (readingeagle.com)

 

Transportation

‘If you’re on the turnpike, you must pay your tolls.’ So what happens to people in Pa. who don’t? (abc27.com)

PennDOT planning to replace Maclay Street bridge (abc27.com)

Johnstown airport’s passenger numbers dropped in June | News | tribdem.com

Anticipated Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike delayed yet again as board reorganizes, names new chairman | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Staffing issues forces Crozer Health to cut overnight and weekend hours in their Crisis Center – Delco Times

Pa. physician general, acting health secretary cautions against restricting abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Overdose deaths among Black Americans rising faster than those among other races : Shots – Health News : NPR

Monkeypox vaccine available at Erie County Department of Health (goerie.com)

What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? – pennlive.com

Opioid overdose deaths crisis in Philadelphia persists, even as people seek help (inquirer.com)

U.S. health insurers raise rates to match increase in usage (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Biden making first visit to Luzerne County as president | News | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania invests $7 million to help develop Berks Park 183 (readingeagle.com)

Here are 5 critical PA Supreme Court cases to keep an eye on in 2022 (ydr.com)

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean arrested protesting Supreme Court’s Roe decision (dailylocal.com)

Pa.’s Dean among lawmakers arrested after abortion rights protest in front of U.S. Supreme Court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Project Veritas denied request to toss Erie postmaster’s libel lawsuit (goerie.com)

Heat wave will bring dangerous temperatures this week: Stay inside, stay hydrated – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania is tracking wild turkeys by GPS to find out why populations are declining | WITF

Pennsylvania to receive money to preserve Black cemeteries | WITF

Court affirms OOR ruling, Real Alternatives does not have to disclose service provider agreements – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Results: Dan Cox wins Republican primary for governor in Maryland : NPR

Water utilities can’t remove lead pipes if they can’t find them : Shots – Health News : NPR

Federal court strikes down parts of Texas voting law : NPR

Fake GOP electors targeted in Fulton County special grand jury probe | Georgia Public Broadcasting (gpb.org)

As more people travel out of state, abortion funds may not keep pace with demand | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What happens when laws that suppress protests clash with our freedoms? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Netflix loses fewer subscribers than forecast in the second quarter : NPR

 

Local News

Chester County officials approve contract to bolster tourism – Daily Local

Two new judges join the bench in Chester County – Daily Local

Lancaster County cooling centers open for seniors amid heat wave (abc27.com)

Montgomery County releases draft recovery plan (mainlinemedianews.com)

Wayne, Pike, Monroe could face affordable housing crisis (poconorecord.com)

Pennsbury School District settles free speech lawsuit (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Lancaster County Workforce Development Board hires Anna Ramos as executive director | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Scranton to retain labor counsel amid ongoing union negotiations | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Survey aims to fix health care inequalities in Reading (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Allegheny County Council overrides Fitzgerald’s veto, bans new fracking in parks | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County Council overrides Rich Fitzgerald’s veto, bans fracking in parks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion protections, redistricting map among legislation passed at City Council’s last meeting before summer recess | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plan to convert unused Pittsburgh office spaces into housing gets $2.1M | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh council approves $1.95 million in repairs to 30th Street Bridge | TribLIVE.com

Kick some butts with city’s new anti-littering initiative | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Western Pa. paramedic among EMS personnel honored in memorial procession to Arlington | TribLIVE.com

Highwoods Properties to sell PPG Place, EQT Plaza to fund move into Dallas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh opens 5 cooling centers as Wednesday temperature hits 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Gun violence advocates, researchers have mixed views on Philadelphia’s new, stricter curfew for older teens | Local News | phillytrib.com

Stop-and-frisk doesn’t work in Philly, City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas says | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Water Department to end moratorium on shutoffs Wednesday | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he hasn’t met with families of homicide victims (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court (inquirer.com)

National Archives looks into reports that the Secret Service deleted texts : NPR

Lawmakers including Pressley, Omar, Bush and more arrested in abortion rights protest | News | phillytrib.com

Advocates threaten to shut down Congressional Baseball Game unless climate legislation passes | Environment | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Jan. 6 panel chairman has COVID, prime-time hearing still on | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

14 key moments from the Jan. 6 committee hearings — so far | WITF

Biden, bipartisan Senate effort would move proceeds from seized Russian oligarch assets to Ukrainian war effort | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette