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Legislature

In Philly, maternal mortality, health care inequities take center stage at abortion access hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s “GI Bill” Pays College Tuition For Thousands Of National Guard Family Members (forbes.com)

Top Lancaster County politicians say school choice gets boost from Supreme Court | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Senator says region is ‘strong’ in State of the Commonwealth Address | Local News | tribdem.com

PennDOT eyes Legislature for new avenues in funding roads, bridges | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

After 2021 debacle, Pennsylvania on track to advertise proposed constitutional amendments – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

State lawmakers praised this year’s budget as historic. Here’s what’s in it. – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Penn State increases tuition despite new funding; lawmakers react (abc27.com)

The Pa. General Assembly wants you to know where your in-state tuition discount comes from | WITF

Pennsylvania Legislature sends $1M to address hunger at higher education institutions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rodale Institute will invest $3 million Pa. grant to build organic farming research center | WITF

Coatesville revitalization project inches closer to reality; 350 new jobs to be created – Daily Local

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Omicron has shattered what we know about COVID-19 reinfection. Here’s why you may be vulnerable – pennlive.com

COVID-19 vaccine rates plateaued at 4 percent in young kids (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Another big Fed rate hike coming today. Economy hangs in balance : NPR

‘No good answer’: Fed set for big rate hike despite recession fears (abc27.com)

Amid the hype, they bought crypto near its peak. Now, they cope with painful losses | WITF

Enough with the endless nonsense over high gas prices | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Nearly 70 Pennsylvanians have been charged since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack; here’s where there cases stand | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Philly Police Department will remain accredited. Its status had been challenged over a new city law. (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Four-month Pennsylvania education funding trial wraps up (abc27.com)

What kind of education does Pennsylvania owe its public school students? A judge will now decide | WITF

Pa. school funding trial closes as both sides make up their post-trial arguments (inquirer.com)

Central Bucks approves contentious library policy targeting ‘sexualized content’ in books amid community opposition (inquirer.com)

Central Bucks votes for library policy despite legal threats (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Op-Ed: In property tax fight, PA school spending takes center stage (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Cheyney University continues ‘rightsizing’ enrollment – Daily Local

Americans’ views on going to college is declining : NPR

Caregiver shortage threatens college dream of Messiah student with cerebral palsy – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

PA-10: Can Daniels Make a Run at Perry? (politicspa.com)

Trump paints a grim picture and Pence tries to look ahead in dueling speeches : NPR

Carrie DelRosso raised more than any other Republican House Rep. in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A Q&A with Doug Mastriano’s running mate Carrie Lewis DelRosso – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Doug Mastriano is unfit for office | Opinion – pennlive.com

Doug Mastriano called ‘point person’ in Trump’s fake elector scheme — but some Republican alternate electors have doubts | WITF

Report: Trump effort to create fake electors enlisted Mastriano | TribLIVE.com

Mastriano’s plan to arm teachers is the ultimate madness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doug Mastriano now getting ‘second look,’ fund-raising support from Pa. GOP leaders (inquirer.com)

John Fetterman’s evolution on climate change, fracking and the environment | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

 

Environment

Young workers at French Creek State Park encouraged by Pa. official (dailylocal.com)

 

Transportation

PennDOT plans to add third lane to I-81 between Wilkes-Barre and Hanover townships | News | citizensvoice.com

Authority approves proposed venture at Reading Regional Airport (readingeagle.com)

 

Health

Government must fight homophobic stigmas surrounding monkeypox, Fauci says : NPR

Upper Southampton personal care home had trouble before arrests (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

With little warning, rural Pa. town will lose its hospital: report – pennlive.com

Berwick Hospital Center to close (mcall.com)

Philadelphia clinics allocated monkeypox vaccines | Health | phillytrib.com

Planned Parenthood workers say more support, resources needed to keep up with demand | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Planned Parenthood abortion care overshadows other reproductive health offered there (inquirer.com)

 

State News

New child care tax credit program in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

New Pennsylvania-based app to help those experiencing homeslessness (abc27.com)

App aims to connect Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness with resources – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Rep. says no to gay marriage, attends son’s same-sex wedding – Daily Local

Pa. congressman says no to gay marriage, attends son’s same-sex wedding | WITF

Wawa agrees to payment, security changes for 2019 data breach | WITF

 

National News

Democrats meddle in Rep. Meijer’s Michigan House district race : NPR

Indiana doctor says she has been harassed since providing 10-year-old’s abortion : NPR

St. Louisans who rushed from floods wonder how they’ll recover | STLPR (stlpublicradio.org)

 

Local News

Lancaster County GOP commissioners look to end contract with YWCA over stance on voting | Local News | lancasteronline.com

River Pointe Commerce Park sewage plan raises concerns (mcall.com)

Lehigh Co. controller wants to dump Wells Fargo over abortion | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

$3.2 million federal grant to help connect Pittsburgh International Airport taxiway to new cargo building | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County rent assistance program to end July 31 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bucks officials hear from public on proposed $1.1 billion sale of sewer system to Aqua Pa. (inquirer.com)

 

Pitt

Parking lot at Penn Hills apartment complex collapses, residents displaced, no injuries reported | TribLIVE.com

Parking lot collapses in Penn Hills, taking down 14 cars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh area universities, companies eyeing semiconductor bill that could bring billions for research and development | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 continues to put a snag in the live bait business across Western Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

CHOP, Habitat for Humanity to repair West Philly homes to improve health outcomes | Local News | phillytrib.com

The collapse of Greensgrow, Philly’s nonprofit farm, exposes years of worker allegations (inquirer.com)

Urban Renewal Redux? City Goes After More Tax Dollars for Demolition

Supermarket is first business to open in the $52M Sharswood Ridge shopping center | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA monitoring effects on rail systems as heat wave continues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Education and transparency can help eliminate racial bias in home appraisals, a Philly task force says (inquirer.com)

10-story condo building proposed on Walnut Street in Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

House Democrats call for a new inspector general in Secret Service text investigation : NPR

Justice Department investigating Trump efforts to create fake electors – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Justice Department investigating Trump’s actions in January 6 criminal probe (inquirer.com)

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House | News | phillytrib.com

Biden and China’s Xi Jinping to speak as a possible Taiwan visit by Nancy Pelosi looms (inquirer.com)

President Biden fights talk of recession as key economic report looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette