Leaders in Harrisburg putting together ‘final product’ for the 2022-23 Pennsylvania budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Capitol quiet during 5th day without new Pennsylvania budget | WITF

Pa. budget: Pitt fetal tissue research holding up deal, lawmakers optimistic (abc27.com)

Adding to this year’s budget drama: How to cut Pa.’s corporate tax rate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House Republicans want to block state funding for the University of Pittsburgh over fetal tissue research | WITF

Argall bill to curb welfare abuse passed by Senate | State | standardspeaker.com

Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes in Pennsylvania pass GOP-controlled Senate | WITF

York County lawmaker says he will propose truck stop video gambling expansion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Five Takeaways from Salon’s Feature on Doug Mastriano (politicspa.com)

Mastriano legal advisor subpoenaed by Georgia grand jury in election probe (abc27.com)

$9M rec center project in Doylestown gets million-dollar boost. Here’s the plan and timeline – NewsBreak


Coronavirus – COVID-19

How to counter misinformation about COVID-19 shots for young children (goerie.com)

Northeast Pa. saw COVID case count fluctuations in June (poconorecord.com)



Harrisburg gas prices down from last week, $1.68 more than a year ago (abc27.com)

The 4-day workweek: How realistic is it really? : NPR

Central Pa. grocery chain first in nation to raise and sell its own beef – pennlive.com



Delaware County continues to struggle with juveniles needing detention 16 months after facility closed (delcotimes.com)

Chester County earns national acclaim for juvenile record expungement program – Daily Local

Embracing police accountability is the only way to make our communities safer | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia shooting on Parkway on July 4th has police searching for ‘clear picture’ (inquirer.com)

Police officer injured in parkway shooting identified | Local News | phillytrib.com

Impeaching Krasner and other ‘progressive’ prosecutors will not reduce violence | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Conflicting reports, gaps in data obscure true number of Pa. law enforcement agencies | 90.5 WESA



Coatesville school board approves raising substitute superintendent Dunlap to interim | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Boyertown’s $137 million school budget to raise taxes by 3% (readingeagle.com)

Lancaster Mennonite appoints its first Black superintendent | Local News | lancasteronline.com



Making the case for second place: Ranked-choice voting explained – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker quits re-election race following DUI charge | WITF

Nine GOP leaders back Shapiro over Mastriano in PA governor’s race (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvania Republicans opposed to Doug Mastriano organize for Josh Shapiro (inquirer.com)

Pa Gov race: Shapiro favored over Mastriano in 538 forecast model (abc27.com)

Fact check: Mastriano’s COVID nursing home deaths claim is baseless, but campaign trail mainstay – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Galvanized by gun violence, Pa. lt. governor candidate poised to make history – pennlive.com

Pa Senate race: 538 model shows toss-up in Oz, Fetterman election (abc27.com)

Dowling To Remove Name From Ballot, Retire at End of Term (politicspa.com)

Trump flirtation with 2024 run growing more serious, sources say (abc27.com)

The first Gen Z candidates are running for Congress — and running against compromise : NPR

Trump troubles open path for Senate GOPers eyeing WH (wate.com)



Deer ticks inspire man to educate, reduce bites and illnesses (poconorecord.com)

Researchers and volunteers hope to restore the American chestnut, the former king of Pennsylvania’s forests. (inquirer.com)



Philly’s suburban municipalities embrace electric vehicle revolution with open arms | Local News | phillytrib.com

PennDOT reveals plans to replace Back Mountain bridge | Traffic Alerts | citizensvoice.com



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

Bucks County looks to spend $45 million in opioid-settlement funds (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes – pennlive.com


State News

Pennsylvania revenue collections $6.2 billion above IFO expectations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Game Commission urges hunters to support ending “pink envelopes” (abc27.com)

Gov. Wolf honors Highland Park victims, Commonwealth flags to half-staff (abc27.com)

PA state parks fuel economic growth, but they need upgrades, fund them (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

After Supreme Court ruling, Pa. abortion providers see record donations, surge in volunteers — and lots of phone calls – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Republican states are trying to use federal COVID-19 aid to cut taxes (inquirer.com)


National News

Highland Park suspect’s online history reveals a fascination with violence : NPR

Georgia grand jury subpoenas top Trump allies, including Giuliani and Eastman : NPR

Joe Rogan trashes Donald Trump and Joe Biden in recent podcast appearance. Here’s what he said – pennlive.com


Local News

Delaware County seeks volunteers to help develop Don Guanella Master Plan – Delco Times

Doylestown Township awarded $1 million to build recreation center (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

‘Courts will protect them,’ lawyer says of homeowners plagued by pipelines – Daily Local

Friends and colleagues of Robb Hanrahan remember the CBS 21 anchor on social media – pennlive.com

East Reading Pool site will not become a parking lot (readingeagle.com)

Moms covered kids during July 4th Harrisburg shooting scare: ‘Oh my God, it’s happening again’ – pennlive.com

Historic church in Bethlehem has new owner (mcall.com)

Full military burial provided for 4 Schuylkill County veterans whose remains were unclaimed | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

Streetlights a glaring new problem in Chestnut Hill | The Chestnut Hill Local



Allegheny County Council votes to ban fracking in parks, but county Executive Rich Fitzgerald says he will veto bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Law firm accuses Allegheny Co. judge of misconduct in 62 complaints – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Group files 60-plus misconduct complaints against Allegheny County Judge Mariani | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County court error causes postponement of jury trials | TribLIVE.com

Swindell Bridge in Pittsburgh closed indefinitely after maintenance work damages drainage trough | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh-area gas prices remain high as state, national averages come down | TribLIVE.com



City Council members call on Kenney to resign as mayor | Local News | phillytrib.com

UPDATE: Kenney’s comments following Fourth of July shooting spark outrage among local officials – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Kenney’s Complaints About Job, Second Amendment Spark Backlash – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Affordable housing program in Philly makes ownership more than a pipe dream for some | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel suddenly retired amid a turbulent time for the transit police (inquirer.com)



Biden awards the Medal of Honor to four for Vietnam War heroism (inquirer.com)

Harris calls for assault weapons ban after Highland Park mass shooting : NPR

5 things we’ve learned so far from the Jan. 6 committee hearings : NPR

Poll: A pox on both their Houses? Americans split on control of Congress | Wednesday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)