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Legislature

Pa. Senate passes bill requiring drivers to remove snow and ice from trucks, cars (mcall.com)

Pa. Senate passes bill to require drivers to clear snow and ice from vehicles (dailylocal.com)

Is Pa. close to having a state budget or a state budget impasse? – pennlive.com

Needy Pa. school districts eye extra money as Legislature prepares for budget action: ‘We just cannot keep up’ – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

The 2 big Pa. budget numbers to pay attention to this week | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After months of tension, Pitt funding clears critical hurdle in state House | WITF

Pa. House passes bill tying funding for Pitt, state-related universities to fetal tissue research – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pitt survives Pa. House GOP attempt to block funding over fetal tissue research | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Earth to the Pa. Legislature: Raise the minimum wage | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Doylestown Township receives $1 million grant to support plans for recreation center | The Bucks County Herald

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus could reach endemic status in U.S. in 2 years: study – pennlive.com

Long haul Covid symptoms studied by Philly researchers (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone | WITF

Jobs aplenty in May, despite economic worries : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Bullets that grazed officers at Philadelphia Fourth of July celebration came from same gun | WITF

Warrington police trained to support those on autism spectrum | The Bucks County Herald

 

Education

More flexibility proposed for student debt forgiveness (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Charlie Dent and other former GOP officials endorse Josh Shapiro for governor – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Former congressmen, House speaker among Republicans endorsing Shapiro – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Shapiro Touts Backing from Some PA Republicans – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

AARP poll sheds light on Pa.’s Black voters headed into key 2022 midterms – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

John Fetterman signals he should be back ‘on the campaign trail soon’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

What EPA ruling on emissions means for Pa. (mcall.com)

 

Transportation

New central Pa. thruway and mile-long bridge to partially open Thursday – pennlive.com

FAA to give Philadelphia, other airports $1 billion for upgrades – pennlive.com

Allentown airport gets $5 million more for improvements (mcall.com)

Pittsburgh International Airport getting $20 million for new terminal as Biden administration unveils nearly $1 billion for American airports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Monkeypox cases rise 77% in UN agency’s latest weekly count | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

 

State News

What does the Supreme Court’s concealed carry ruling mean for Pa.? | WITF

Competition for rental housing is fierce in central Pa. And costs are climbing: study – pennlive.com

 

National News

U.S. to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages (inquirer.com)

FDA develops plan to allow baby formula from overseas to continue to be available in U.S. – pennlive.com

Aiden McCarthy, 2, survived the Highland Park parade attack. His parents didn’t : NPR

Native tribe near the U.S. uranium mill hopes to find out if it’s a health risk : NPR

Why the Highland Park suspect represents a different kind of violent extremism | WITF

Griner arrives at Russian court for trial on drug charges | News | phillytrib.com

Jury finds man guilty of murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle | Entertainment | phillytrib.com

A ‘perfect storm’ fuels big jump in apartment rents. Here’s where they are rising the most. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Boris Johnson will resign as prime minister : NPR

Boris Johnson resigns as U.K. prime minister but says he will stay in job until Conservatives select his successor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What the U.S. can learn from abortion rights wins in Latin America : NPR

After Roe v. Wade overturned, abortion a challenging topic for families, friends (inquirer.com)

Montana clinics limit abortion pill access for out-of-state patients : Shots – Health News : NPR

Record number of people worldwide are moving toward starvation, U.N. warns : NPR

Appeals court hears arguments over whether to end DACA : NPR

 

Local News

Jamison resident Michael Riotto meets with Congress to advocate for patient rights | The Bucks County Herald

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh groups help resettled Afghan youth adjust to their new lives | WITF

Pittsburgh eyes $2 million for office-to-apartment conversions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gainey holds meeting with bar owners to discuss South Side problems | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Council bill fails to gain hold over Fitzgerald’s Rich friends | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh Regional Transit to begin $6.7 million South Busway rehabilitation | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

County council approves public parks fracking ban; Fitzgerald prepares to veto | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

KDKA special celebrates Bob Pompeani’s 40 years of covering Pittsburgh sports | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County sues chain pharmacies, alleges they aided opioid epidemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia Lowers Commuter Wage Taxes Slightly, Increases Police Budget – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philadelphia worker gets 14 months in prison for stealing $150,000 of city property | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘I’m not a robot’: Philly mayor says he was frustrated and emotional when he said he’ll ‘be happy’ to not be mayor after July 4 shooting – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Increase in attacks on Philly parking officers leads to de-escalation training | Local News | phillytrib.com

13 Philadelphia-area ZIP codes where homes are flying off the market – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Meet the local team coordinating Philadelphia’s 2026 World Cup matches – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

 

Washington

U.S. Senate Dems advance Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cipollone will testify behind closed doors to the Jan. 6 committee on Friday | WITF

Graham to fight subpoena from Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election : NPR