Pa. Senate GOP committee advances late-night amendment to restrict abortion, require voter ID | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

GOP Puts Up Constitutional Amendment Against Abortion Rights in PA (politicspa.com)

Pa. Senate Republicans advance late-night constitutional amendment package on abortion, voter ID – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate GOP advances constitutional amendment on abortion (abc27.com)

PA Senate GOP advances constitutional amendment on abortion (poconorecord.com)

Pa. state Senate GOP advances constitutional amendment on abortion – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Senate GOP advances constitutional amendment on abortion in Pennsylvania | WITF

Pa.’s 2022-23 budget package spends, saves money in record ways – pennlive.com

House lawmakers approve $45.2 billion state budget proposal – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. House approves $45.2B budget, sends it to Senate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House approves its version of $45 billion spending plan, but Senate still talking | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State lawmakers unveil a $45 billion Pennsylvania budget agreement | WITF

Pa. House Republicans propose $45.2B spending plan | Local News | tribdem.com

Pa. education spending: How much Lehigh Valley schools could get (mcall.com)

PA budget: House passes proposal, future uncertain in Senate (abc27.com)

Budget would leave billions unspent, boost education funding | National Politics | dailyjournalonline.com

Pitt gets state funds despite fetal tissue research dispute (abc27.com)

Bill that would require Pa. drivers to remove ice, snow from vehicles after storms heads to Gov. Wolf’s desk | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

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

Bill requiring drivers to clear snow and ice from vehicles finally passes Pa. Legislature – WLVR FM

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

Prior authorization bill would standardize process for greenlighting Pennsylvania health care | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

New changes coming to Pennsylvania medical marijuana law (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania law changes definition of a veteran (abc27.com)

PA Senate passes bill on bridge tolling (abc27.com)

Op-Ed: Right to Repair bill could save small electronics businesses (poconorecord.com)

Pa. Senate passes amended bill on seizure of illegally operated dirt bikes, ATVs on city streets (readingeagle.com)

Pa. Senate approves legislation honoring fallen Scranton PD officer | Times Leader


Coronavirus – COVID-19

LVHN to start COVID-19 clinics for kid vaccinations in northeastern PA (poconorecord.com)

Child COVID vaccination clinics to be held in Pottsville (readingeagle.com)

Allegheny County COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 70% | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



U.S. jobless claims rose last week to 235,000, most in nearly six months (inquirer.com)

PennDOT to host job fairs in region (delcotimes.com)

june-2022-jobs-report-unemployment-numbers (inquirer.com)



Arrests fall 57% in Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Chester police collect 153 guns through buybacks and seizures of illegal weapons (delcotimes.com)

Cop who killed Tamir Rice leaves new police job amid fallout in Pennsylvania | WITF



Jesse Rawls Jr. aims to ‘make a difference’ as new Cumberland Valley principal – pennlive.com

NEA Resolution to Call Mothers ‘Birthing Parents’ Draws Scorn – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Radnor School District reaches new five-year agreement with teacher union – Delco Times

Black, Latino males often face distinct challenges at college; this program helps prepare them for success – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Democrats hope abortion can help them keep hold of suburban voters, but Republicans say it’s still all about inflation (inquirer.com)

Abortion is back on the ballot in Pa. | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)



Climate change makes weather worse : NPR



Airport funds will mean new terminal for Pittsburgh; Johnstown to apply for 2023 funds | News | tribdem.com

Schuylkill River Rail Authority up and running (mcall.com)

The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority held its first meeting on Wednesday. (readingeagle.com)

PennDOT needs to find real alternative to tolling (yorkdispatch.com)

Pa.’s airports land $49M in federal infrastructure funding, Wolf says | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Mississippi’s last abortion clinic shuts down : NPR

Cheltenham Nursing & Rehab neglected Medicaid and Medicare patients for years, a lawsuit alleges (inquirer.com)

Scientists look to people with Down syndrome to test Alzheimer’s drugs : Shots – Health News : NPR

Advocates, lawmakers warn of healthcare cost spike without action by Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvanians on Medicaid may have to choose new plans | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com


State News

What is the independent state legislature doctrine, and why does it matter for Pa.? · Spotlight PA

Seven Pa. lawyers involved in Trump’s legal fight to overturn the 2020 election are hit with ethics complaints (inquirer.com)

For Pennsylvania firefighters and first responders, student debt forgiveness not a priority | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


National News

Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan is assassinated : NPR

Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech (inquirer.com)

Poll: Most gun owners favor modest restrictions but deeply distrust government : NPR

Poll finds most gun owners favor modest restrictions but deeply distrust government | WITF

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns as head of his Conservative Party : NPR

Anti-abortion groups have led abortion restriction and banning laws for decades. : NPR

Does the end of Roe mean the end of the anti-abortion movement? | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Las Vegas Raiders hire the first Black female team president in the NFL : NPR

The Supreme Court set a dangerous precedent on coercive Christian prayers in school | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Local News

York City Housing Authority to renovate three properties (abc27.com)

Coatesville will be without advanced-support EMS coverage by September | Community News | lancasteronline.com



‘Tidal wave’: Pittsburgh abortion clinics see influx of out-of-state patients | TribLIVE.com



Big change to widely-used property tax program now Philly law. Related relief measures to follow | Local News | phillytrib.com

Jim Kenney was always going to take some 2023 heat. He just made it so much hotter. (inquirer.com)

KENYATTA: It’s Quitting Time for Mayor Jim Kenney – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

New earlier curfew for older Philly teens now in effect | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly public defenders, staff to get pay raise | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia was at the heart of a mental health revolution in the 19th century. A Library Company exhibit tells that story. (inquirer.com)



Biden to outline new steps aimed at bolstering abortion rights (inquirer.com)

Roe v. Wade: Biden to sign executive order protecting abortion access (ydr.com)

Denzel Washington, Simone Biles, John McCain, others awarded Medal of Freedom : NPR

Biden administration defends DACA program at appeals court | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meet Pat Cipollone, former Trump counsel testifying before the Jan. 6 committee : NPR

Biden’s pick for FAA administrator would be the agency’s first Black permanent leader | News | phillytrib.com