Pa.’s budget is officially late. Here’s the latest. · Spotlight PA

Lawmakers send bill reforming fireworks law to Gov. Wolf – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

GOP should leverage election reform in budget stalemate, Trump says (goerie.com)

What does a late budget mean for Pennsylvania? | State | standardspeaker.com

Pa. budget talks bog down (mcall.com)

From fireworks restrictions to abortion access, here’s the week in review | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Senate approves bill restricting fireworks | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

House passes bill blocking DEP from issuing some wind project permits without feds’ approval – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Legislature passes bills giving health care providers, insurance companies access to mental health records (mcall.com)

After mass shootings, state lawmakers nationwide weigh body armor bans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

2 bills to alter Pa.’s Right-to-Know Law face a summer of negotiation in Legislature | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. House approves bill proposing forfeiture of illegally driven dirt bikes, ATVs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reps set to battle over Pa. abortions | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (lewistownsentinel.com)

More than 300 turn out to honor memory of late state Rep. Mike Reese | TribLIVE.com

Doylestown Rec gets $1 million from state – Lower Bucks Times


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine for infants, toddlers, won’t be a many pharmacies (inquirer.com)

COVID-19 vaccine for infants, toddlers, won’t be at many pharmacies (inquirer.com)

Ala Stanford visits María de los Santos Health Center in Fairhill as roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 continues (inquirer.com)

Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall? Two immunologists help weigh the options (inquirer.com)



Inflation reaches a record 8.6% for countries using the euro – pennlive.com

Inflation is making homelessness worse (inquirer.com)

Surging fuel costs are causing demand destruction, oil trader says (inquirer.com)

Hard Rock deal ends casino strike threat in Atlantic City (inquirer.com)

In Beaver County, the cracker plant’s opening is finally near, bringing clouds of hope and fear | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Local group seeks to reform use of solitary confinement at Lackawanna County Prison | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Lehigh Valley property taxes, needy schools on minds of Pa. lawmakers (mcall.com)

F. Christopher Goins starts tenure as Girard College president | Local News | phillytrib.com

Central Bucks unequal pay likely to be collective action (theintell.com)



Fetterman and Oz tout support as abortion debate ramps up – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

We’ve turned power over to a tyrannical minority. There’s a fix if we want it | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

While Pa.’s U.S. Senate race is a toss-up, Shapiro is favored to win governor’s race: polling website – pennlive.com

Pa. Senate race between Fetterman and Oz may break advertising spending records | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh lawyer Jason Richey’s campaign for governor shows how big money shapes Pa. politics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania energy lawsuits expected to have limited impact | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Have you seen something eat a spotted lanternfly? Penn State wants to know – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Climate change is putting food safety at risk more often, and not just at picnics and parties (inquirer.com)

Pitt researchers create new technology to curb infections spread by mosquitoes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. is ditching coal. The Supreme Court ruling won’t change that. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



New Stonewall Bridge in Cumberland County opens to traffic – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley airport seeing rebound after COVID (mcall.com)

Congressman calls for PennDOT Secretary to resign over toll bridge plans (abc27.com)

Amtrak waiting to hear from Lehigh Valley about bringing back passenger rail – pennlive.com


Reproductive Rights

Biden discusses abortion access options with Dem governors (inquirer.com)

Democratic governors call on Biden to use federal facilities for abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Little-used health insurance benefit gets more attention after Roe v. Wade decision – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Texas clinics halt abortions after state high court ruling | WITF

Supreme Court’s abortion decision puts doctors in legal limbo : Shots – Health News : NPR

Post-Roe, states struggle with conflicting abortion bans | News | phillytrib.com

Pro-Roe v. Wade March attracts 400 demonstrators to Downingtown – Daily Local

Veterans worry about the erosion of their constitutional rights : NPR

Guest Opinion: Protect life after birth, too (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Pregnancy makes women responsible for two lives (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: War declared on women’s rights (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

How vaccine foes co-opted the slogan ‘my body, my choice’ : Shots – Health News : NPR

The end of Roe v. Wade raises fear of more prosecutions for pregnancy loss : NPR

Ireland is more progressive than America about abortion | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Why overturning Roe v. Wade strengthens American democracy | Opinion (inquirer.com)

After two ectopic pregnancies, I fear what might happen without Roe v. Wade (inquirer.com)



Revamped Lancaster DA program aims to get treatment for people who commit drug, alcohol-related crimes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Clergy of color face unprecedented mental health challenges (inquirer.com)


State News

With state climate action in the spotlight, Wolf’s carbon rule takes effect | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AMERICA’S GUN CULTURE: Background checks double in Pa., but expansion of scope unlikely | Local News | tribdem.com

For a rural Pennsylvania area, a cryptocurrency mine brought noise pollution | WITF


National News

Akron police release bodycam video of Jayland Walker shooting | WKSU

WATCH: ‘What to the slave is the Fourth of July?’ By Frederick Douglass : NPR

What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Join us in California’: Newsom targets GOP in Florida ad (abc27.com)

Danish police say deadly shooting was apparently a random attack : NPR

A gunman killed 2 people and wounded 3 police officers in Texas : NPR

USPS stamp prices are about to go up (abc27.com)

Racism is still a big problem in the US, but this trend offers some hope | News | phillytrib.com

Ukraine’s farmers face Russia’s blockade and ordinance in their farms this harvest | WITF

The bullet that killed Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh has been sent to U.S. officials | WITF

The U.S. Supreme Court is an obstacle to the future the vast majority want to achieve | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol – pennlive.com


Local News

Lancaster city residents ‘overwhelmed’ with unexpected sidewalk repair bills [Lancaster Watchdog] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Berks commissioners give conditional approval to $18 million in grant distributions (readingeagle.com)

From ‘Sex and the City’ to COO of a plastics recycling plant in York (ydr.com)

Harrisburg Area YMCA names new CEO – pennlive.com

Efforts to fill prominent vacant Wilkes-Barre storefronts continue | News | citizensvoice.com

Wilkes-Barre spent $6.1M in Rescue Plan funds to aid financial recovery | News | citizensvoice.com

Armor vests donated to Ukraine’s people by Schuylkill police departments (yahoo.com)



Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey proposes $2.1 million for Downtown affordable housing plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey announces funding plan for Downtown Conversion Pilot Program – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

Local groups launch campaign to encourage pay equity in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pgh City Councilmember proposes three bills to protect abortion access, providers in city – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Juul ban and reversal draw shrugs in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



After being closed for over 40 years, Franklin Square PATCO station ramps up construction | Local News | phillytrib.com

Owner of the Melrose Diner and Broad Street Diner has obtained demolition permits (inquirer.com)



Biden to award Medal of Freedom to late John McCain, Denzel Washington, Simone Biles, more – pennlive.com

Lower insulin co-pays, list prices targeted in new bipartisan U.S. Senate bill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden – Daily Local

‘Stay tuned’ for new evidence against Trump in July hearings | Times Leader

Pressure builds on Biden to turn to executive action despite its limits and risks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette