Bipartisanship shatters after Shapiro washes hands of budget compromise | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro urges Legislature to pass budget | WITF

No Pennsylvania school voucher program for now – Chalkbeat Philadelphia

Shapiro urges PA Senate to advance $45.5B budget plan – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Shapiro: Senate GOP failed to close budget deal with House Democrats on school vouchers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Shapiro to veto $100 million school voucher program as PA House approves $45 million state spending plan | Al Día News (aldianews.com)

$136M Property tax, rent rebate expansion headed to governor’s desk | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bipartisan marijuana legalization bill (abc27.com)

State-related university funding bill fails yet again as Pa. budget discord continues – pennlive.com

Pa. House passes a budget. Senate cries foul over vouchers. | WITF

Pennsylvania House passes budget proposal | ABC27


Central Pa. brewery/distillery with restaurant listed for sale – pennlive.com

McDonald’s will cater your wedding – but only in one country – pennlive.com

‘We like what we’re seeing so far’: Ollie’s continues to remodel its stores for the first time in company history – pennlive.com

Owners of closed Pa. mall fined $240K over its dilapidated condition: reports – pennlive.com

Ex-Amazon Manager Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison in $9 Million Theft Scheme – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


Families of victims of Philadelphia shooting cope with loss. | WITF

Husband, wife shot and killed in front of their Pa. home: reports – pennlive.com

CVS worker charged with murder after stabbing shoplifter: NY police – pennlive.com

4-year-old found shot inside Pa. home: reports – pennlive.com

Homicide suspect escapes from Pa. jail: police – pennlive.com

After 2 arguing men left Harrisburg house, one killed the other: police – pennlive.com


New report recommends changes to Philly’s school selection process – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania university accused of discriminating against ex-professor for being white | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com


How PA Voted For U.S. Senators (politicspa.com)

A case for ranked choice voting in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Braddock hydropower project beset by permitting delays | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Earth sets an unofficial heat record for the third time this week – pennlive.com


Pennsylvania Turnpike announces new commissioner (abc27.com)

Gun Safety

Cities have ways to curb gun violence; feds are giving them more money – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State council to control health care costs faces $1 million deficit | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philadelphia ‘epicenter of xylazine’ as overdoses skyrocket | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Report: 58% of underage Pa. residents carded, served booze anyway in 2022 | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘How are you supposed to finance that?’ Ohio college students face barriers to abortion access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State News

Pennsylvania caregivers celebrate new staffing requirements (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Turnpike announces new commissioner (abc27.com)

Portions of Pennsylvania affected by code orange air quality (abc27.com)

Two Pennsylvania counties add text-to-911 (abc27.com)

PA Wilds promotes remote work with ‘test drive’ program (nextpittsburgh.com)

National News

Federal government unable to determine full extent of improper payments | National | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers: FDA delaying investigation, accountability over baby formula shortage | National | thecentersquare.com

Air Force embraces DEI as recruitment falters | National | thecentersquare.com

White House disagrees with judge’s order on social media in Missouri v. Biden | Missouri | thecentersquare.com

Supreme Court rejects Independent State Legislature theory | WITF

As states hunt for new voters, Massachusetts adds thousands via Medicaid applications – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Double-decker bus collision with city bus in NY sends 18 people to hospitals – pennlive.com

California Leaders Seek Federal Inquiry of Florida for Migrants Trips – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden Weighs Giving Ukraine Cluster Munitions Despite Allies’ Ban – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

In South Carolina, Biden Says His Agenda Has Helped Voters in Both Parties – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Rapho Township building explosion leads to evacuation | WITF

Families affected by Lancaster County explosion receive assistance (abc27.com)

Plan for affordable housing building in Harrisburg neighborhood has its critics – pennlive.com

Mistrial declared because jurors in Pa. ex-councilman’s trial heard he was a convicted felon – pennlive.com

Tori Amos plays Hershey Theatre: photos – pennlive.com

Swim coach travels many miles to teach Midstate swimmers (abc27.com)

Drug deaths in the Lehigh Valley: What the data shows (mcall.com)

Air Products gets final OK on 3 warehouses in Upper Macungie, but not without questions | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Linden Coffee to open in former Amish schoolhouse in Leacock Twp. | What’s in store | lancasteronline.com


Pittsburgh synagogue shooter called self ‘soldier in the war’ on white people, expert testifies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Government expert says synagogue shooter has personality disorder, not mental illness | TribLIVE.com

North Versailles vigil honors 1-year-old Arionna Porter, who was hit by car | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board votes again, approves Karen Duffola as full-time board liaison | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Firecrackers at Point State Park precede injuries during Pittsburgh’s July Fourth fireworks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two of America’s ‘sorriest bus stops’ are in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police officer hospitalized after crash while responding to attempted robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Owner of abandoned Century III Mall fined $240K for unsafe conditions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Walnut Capital looks to expand Bakery Square, support affordable housing in Pittsburgh’s East End | TribLIVE.com


Philadelphia mass shooting worst violence around July 4 | WITF

Families of victims of Philadelphia shooting cope with loss. | WITF

Father of the bride and teen who tried to save friend among 5 killed in Philadelphia shooting | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia planning czar Anne Fadullon stepping down – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Fox Rothschild to relocate office, cut over 40% of Center City space – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia police arrest suspects in connection with 2 shooting incidents | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia sues 2 manufacturers of ghost guns | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia-native Dr. Keith Leaphart confirmed to lead Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission | Local News | phillytrib.com


Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman, back rule boosting transparency on trains carrying toxic material – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bob Casey breaks more with Joe Biden amid 2024 reelection campaign | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette