Nope, no budget yet. Three things to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s budget negotiations appear to be in final stages days after lawmakers missed deadline | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. budget negotiations appear to be in final stages – pennlive.com

Older adults can be leaders in promoting driver safety [Report to the People] – Reading Eagle

Legislative compromise limits out-of-state brewing, reduces tensions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Reps prepare next moves after Roe ruling | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Racial inequities in vaccination are emerging again, this time among Philly’s elementary-age kids (inquirer.com)



Gas prices continue to drop for third week, bringing some relief at the pump – pennlive.com

DelVal Hospitality Industry Hopes for Strong Summer Despite Fragile Economy – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Strong sales reported at central Pa. grocery stores: Is Aldi, Giant, Karns or Weis tops? – pennlive.com

Expanded time off is an easy way for companies in anti-abortion states to help employees | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Median pay for executives at the largest companies surged last year. A few shareholders are crying foul. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia shooting: News on July 4th Parkway fireworks gunfire, wounded police officers (inquirer.com)

Officers wounded, masses scatter after shooting near concert | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘We cannot compete,’ Chester County sheriff says of vacancies – Daily Local

Active-shooter drills: Western Berks police department hosts drills at Conrad Weiser school (readingeagle.com)



Coatesville tops list of Chester Schools losing students, tuition to cyber charters during pandemic (dailylocal.com)

8 of 12 Schuylkill County school districts have raised taxes | Education | standardspeaker.com

Pitt School of Law to give Ukrainian lawyers full rides for year of study | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



The next Pa. governor will decide the future of abortion here. Shapiro and Mastriano’s records are wildly different. (inquirer.com)

Dr. Mehmet Oz: Liberty — Pennsylvania’s past and future (broadandliberty.com)

Four takeaways from NPR’s investigation into grassroots election fraud events : NPR

The political cost of rising gas prices is mitigated by the GOP’s success and denial | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Pa. Senate race could set record for ad spend (yorkdispatch.com)



Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs | News | tribdem.com

Free community naloxone training coming to Chester County July 19 – Daily Local

Delco relied on pharmacists for essential care during the pandemic (inquirer.com)


State News

Pennsylvania is getting older and more diverse: Census (mcall.com)

Pa. climate change: Tom Wolf’s carbon rule takes effect (mcall.com)


National News

Six killed in mass shooting at Highland Park July 4th parade in Illinois | WITF

Man in custody after Highland Park parade mass shooting (abc27.com)

Halfway through year, America has already seen at least 309 mass shootings | WITF

A turbulent US this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate | News | phillytrib.com

Video shows Akron police kill Black man in hail of gunfire | News | phillytrib.com

The Supreme Court is the most conservative in 90 years : NPR

Brittney Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help : NPR

Doctors weren’t considered in Dobbs, but now they’re on abortion’s legal front lines | WITF


Local News

Former CBS news anchor Robb Hanrahan dies | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Harrisburg City fight causes panic, no shots fired (abc27.com)

No shooter in downtown Harrisburg during fireworks, despite barrage of 911 calls – pennlive.com



Law firm accuses Allegheny Common Pleas judge of misconduct in 62 complaints | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Hotel tax revenue totals questioned as counties struggle to identify short-term rentals | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County will monitor air quality closely after power outage at US Steel’s Clairton Coke Works | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny Co. sued after jail allegedly failed to prevent the suicide of incarcerated person – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



A former Comcast manager turned real estate investor works to house people fellow landlords consider risky (inquirer.com)

The city commissioned the artist of the touring statue displayed at City Hall earlier this year to create a permanent version. But when they asked for public input at a recent meeting, they got an earful. (inquirer.com)



Biden urges unity in July 4th speech, while acknowledging the country’s sour mood : NPR