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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 (

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

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 |

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 (

Five Takeaways from Salon’s Feature on Doug Mastriano (

Mastriano legal advisor subpoenaed by Georgia grand jury in election probe (

$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 (

Northeast Pa. saw COVID case count fluctuations in June (



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

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

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



Delaware County continues to struggle with juveniles needing detention 16 months after facility closed (

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 (

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

Police officer injured in parkway shooting identified | Local News |

Impeaching Krasner and other ‘progressive’ prosecutors will not reduce violence | Opinion (

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 |

Boyertown’s $137 million school budget to raise taxes by 3% (

Lancaster Mennonite appoints its first Black superintendent | Local News |



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

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

Nine GOP leaders back Shapiro over Mastriano in PA governor’s race (

Pennsylvania Republicans opposed to Doug Mastriano organize for Josh Shapiro (

Pa Gov race: Shapiro favored over Mastriano in 538 forecast model (

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

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

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

Dowling To Remove Name From Ballot, Retire at End of Term (

Trump flirtation with 2024 run growing more serious, sources say (

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

Trump troubles open path for Senate GOPers eyeing WH (



Deer ticks inspire man to educate, reduce bites and illnesses (

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



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

PennDOT reveals plans to replace Back Mountain bridge | Traffic Alerts |



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

Bucks County looks to spend $45 million in opioid-settlement funds (

FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes –


State News

Pennsylvania revenue collections $6.2 billion above IFO expectations | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania Game Commission urges hunters to support ending “pink envelopes” (

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

PA state parks fuel economic growth, but they need upgrades, fund them (

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

Republican states are trying to use federal COVID-19 aid to cut taxes (


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 –


Local News

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

Doylestown Township awarded $1 million to build recreation center (

‘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 –

East Reading Pool site will not become a parking lot (

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

Historic church in Bethlehem has new owner (

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

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 (

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

Allegheny County court error causes postponement of jury trials |

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

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



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

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

Kenney’s Complaints About Job, Second Amendment Spark Backlash – DV Journal (

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

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



Biden awards the Medal of Honor to four for Vietnam War heroism (

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 (