Sen. Steve Santarsiero introduces assault weapons ban bill (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. Dems renew attempt to ban military-style assault weapons (audacy.com)

Area State Lawmaker Introducing Bill To Ban Some Firearms & Magazines – LevittownNow.com

Bucks Lawmaker: Time To Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons In PA | Newtown, PA Patch

The Little Known Philly Leader Pushing For Urgency on Gun Violence (thephiladelphiacitizen.org)

Bipartisan Pa. legislation would provide home repair grants, loans for homeowners, small landlords | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Many state homeowners can’t afford key repairs | State & Region | phillytrib.com

Three things Pennsylvania lawmakers should do tomorrow to protect our children | PennLive Editorial – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers move to ban teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation to young children – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Pa. lawmakers: Some say girls can’t compete against ‘biological boys’ (goerie.com)

PA lawmaker pushes for more local control on elections spending | Centre Daily Times

Pennsylvania bill would allow out-of-county poll watchers to confront elections officials (americanindependent.com)

“It’s very tough for us to enforce”: Reading Police respond to proposed fireworks law modifications | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Pennsylvania’s political leaders line up behind hydrogen hub to grab federal dollars | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rep. Bizzarro bill aims to stop Pennsylvania gas price gouging (goerie.com)

Advocates rally for reform bills to save millions in school taxes (dailylocal.com)

Legal but unregulated hemp derivative delta-8 thrives in Pa.’s thorny marijuana landscape · Spotlight PA

New baby formula plant in Berks County gets another $8 million from the state | WITF

Budget mavens Browne and Saylor’s reelection losses not a factor in negotiations, experts say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A ‘tidal wave’ in psychology: Advocates call on lawmakers to approve psilocybin treatment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State officials, advocates ask Legislature to fund waterway protection | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Wolf announces funding to support affordable housing across Pa. | Times Leader

Baker voices opposition to bridge tolling plan | News | standardspeaker.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Will it be ‘every state for themselves’ as the federal COVID cash dries up? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

US: Pfizer COVID-19 shot appears effective for kids under 5 – Daily Local

Starting today, you won’t have to test for COVID-19 to fly into the U.S. | WITF

Penn reaps nearly $1 billion in revenue from COVID vaccine technology (inquirer.com)



Average US gasoline price jumps 39 cents to $5.10 per gallon (abc27.com)

Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher | TribLIVE.com

Optimism rising that Pennsylvania will finally lower its corporate net income tax rate – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Inflation is driving up utility costs in the Poconos. Here’s why (poconorecord.com)

Energy venture seeks to build giant LNG export terminal near Philly (inquirer.com)



A look at student loan debt in the U.S. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia charter school advocates protest move to close Black-led charters (inquirer.com)

Does tutoring + culturally relevant lessons + double math periods = math proficiency? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Two education nonprofits to merge in the fall | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania failing to provide ‘a high-quality education,’ litigants say in latest filing in case challenging education funding system | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton School District plans $95M in repairs, renovations | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



Summer Lee says her win proves Democrats don’t have to be represented by ‘go-along, get-along folks’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Regardless of what happens in November, an overhaul of the Pennsylvania GOP is long overdue – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

After Shapiro’s Success, Dems Across U.S. ‘Meddling’ in GOP Primaries – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Vulnerable Democrats in Pennsylvania and other states run against Washington — and their party | WITF

How can John Fetterman win PA Senate seat in the 2022 election? (goerie.com)

How can Mehmet Oz win PA Senate seat in 2022 election? (goerie.com)

Republican primaries show that Trump voters don’t always follow his endorsements | WITF

Learn where Pennsylvania political candidates stand on gun control | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Both sides in abortion debate preparing for a fight over Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat – pennlive.com

Why is no one talking about Doug Mastriano’s plan to destroy public education in Pa.? | Will Bunch (inquirer.com)

Senate Dems’ best chances to expand majority may run through 2 unconventional lieutenant governors – NewsBreak



Medicaid Weighs Attaching Strings to Nursing Home Payments to Improve Patient Care | WITF

Butler-Excela health system tie-up has potential for revenue growth | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Misinformation clouds America’s most popular emergency contraception (inquirer.com)

Cancer screenings offered for free by Penn Med include mammogram, colonoscopy options (inquirer.com)


State News

Pat Toomey among the 10 key Senate Republicans supporting newly unveiled gun control deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local legislators see bipartisan gun deal as important first step (inquirer.com)

Here’s how U.S. Reps from Western Pa. voted on gun legislation bills | TribLIVE.com

How Lehigh Valley-area lawmakers voted on gun control bills – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Jan. 6 committee hearing reveals Scott Perry allegedly sought White House pardon following insurrection – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

“Laughable, Ludicrous … Lie,” Says Perry Spokesperson – PoliticsPA

PennSERS delays commitment approval to Sentinel Capital funds | Buyouts (buyoutsinsider.com)

Beer delivery issues reflect a distributor monopoly problem in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Allegheny College, ESU Tick Lab partner for mitigation study (goerie.com)

With Pennsylvania hunters aging out, new methods to control deer may be necessary [column] | Outdoors | lancasteronline.com

DGS Secretary Curt Topper to leave Wolf admin on June 30 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s approach to alcohol vs. marijuana makes no sense | Opinion (inquirer.com)


National News

In Texas, Moms Demand Action got more than 20,000 new supporters after Uvalde : NPR

Thousands take to US streets demanding action on gun laws | Across America | phillytrib.com

White supremacy and the post-Roe pregnancy-to-prison pipeline | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

OPINION: Columnists weigh in on gun regulation in the wake of recent mass shootings | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

Guest Opinion: Long past time for Congress to do what’s right on guns (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Guest Opinion: Abortion shouldn’t be the government’s call (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Patriot Front members arrested near a Pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho : NPR


Local News

Berks Agricultural Resource Network Kicks-Off Summer B.A.R.N.OPOLY Challenge – BCTV

Juneteeth celebration kicks off in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

DelVal Residents, Pols React to Televised January 6 Committee Hearing – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Erie celebrates Juneteenth 2022 with music, paint, block parties, worship (goerie.com)

Upper Darby celebrates PRIDE at second annual festival; to become countywide festival next year (delcotimes.com)

Unity celebrated at Johnstown Juneteenth celebration’s opening weekend | News | tribdem.com

In Bristol, big changes coming to Grundy Library, museum (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County judge says Bensalem motel can’t evict long-term residents (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

With museum site, effort comes full circle | The Bucks County Herald

Montgomery County to implement raises for eligible full, part time govt. employees (mainlinemedianews.com)

York County’s Most Influential in 2022: Activism and Social Justice (ydr.com)

Lackawanna Trail board tightening tax burden | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County Council to appoint new member, discuss Rescue Plan funding proposals | | standardspeaker.com



Allegheny County officials break ground on project designed to connect neighborhoods (yahoo.com)

Construction begins on new Larimer-Homewood Connector project – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Amid surge in violence, Pittsburgh leaders, public seek more details on Mayor Gainey’s ‘peace’ plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburghers rally for gun control in Schenley Park | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hulking coal plants coming down across the Pittsburgh region, destined for new life | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s longest-tenured CEOs have some advice … for their younger selves | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority’s new name illustrates transit agency’s regional push | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After pandemic’s sucker punch, Pittsburgh’s economy may take a little more time to recover than U.S. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Latino community urges reopening of Pittsburgh’s immigration court – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What’s a Saturday night like on the South Side? | TribLIVE.com



Philly expands summer activities to help young people stay busy in creative ways | Local News | phillytrib.com

Former State Rep. Driscoll gets sworn in as City Councilmember | Local News | phillytrib.com

Germantown residents rally for better mail service | Metros | phillytrib.com

Too much property tax relief will put city schools at risk (inquirer.com)



Senators announce bipartisan agreement on gun proposals (abc27.com)

Senate bargainers announce outline of gun violence agreement (dailylocal.com)

Senators reach a bipartisan deal on gun safety legislation : NPR

The U.S. Senate has a deal on gun reform – if it can keep it | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

A bipartisan group of senators announces a deal for school safety and gun measures | WITF

DeSantis’ new secretary of state, Cord Byrd, worries Democrats : NPR

What to expect from the second Jan. 6 committee hearing : NPR

Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards reminds us what heroism looks like | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Jan. 6 hearings: Former Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt to testify (inquirer.com)

Puerto Rico at crossroads as Congress considers vote to decide statehood or independence – pennlive.com