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Sen. Steve Santarsiero introduces assault weapons ban bill (

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

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

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 (

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 |

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

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

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

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 (

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

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

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

Advocates rally for reform bills to save millions in school taxes (

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 (

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

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

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

Baker voices opposition to bridge tolling plan | News |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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 (



Average US gasoline price jumps 39 cents to $5.10 per gallon (

Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher |

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

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

Energy venture seeks to build giant LNG export terminal near Philly (



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

Philadelphia charter school advocates protest move to close Black-led charters (

Does tutoring + culturally relevant lessons + double math periods = math proficiency? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Two education nonprofits to merge in the fall | Local News |

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

Scranton School District plans $95M in repairs, renovations | Education |



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 (

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

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? (

How can Mehmet Oz win PA Senate seat in 2022 election? (

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 (

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

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

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 (

Cancer screenings offered for free by Penn Med include mammogram, colonoscopy options (


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 (

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

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

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

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

PennSERS delays commitment approval to Sentinel Capital funds | Buyouts (

Beer delivery issues reflect a distributor monopoly problem in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Allegheny College, ESU Tick Lab partner for mitigation study (

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

DGS Secretary Curt Topper to leave Wolf admin on June 30 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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


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 |

White supremacy and the post-Roe pregnancy-to-prison pipeline | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

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

Guest Opinion: Abortion shouldn’t be the government’s call (

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 (

DelVal Residents, Pols React to Televised January 6 Committee Hearing – DV Journal (

Erie celebrates Juneteenth 2022 with music, paint, block parties, worship (

Upper Darby celebrates PRIDE at second annual festival; to become countywide festival next year (

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

In Bristol, big changes coming to Grundy Library, museum (

Bucks County judge says Bensalem motel can’t evict long-term residents (

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

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

York County’s Most Influential in 2022: Activism and Social Justice (

Lackawanna Trail board tightening tax burden | Education |

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



Allegheny County officials break ground on project designed to connect neighborhoods (

Construction begins on new Larimer-Homewood Connector project – CBS Pittsburgh (

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 (

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



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

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

Germantown residents rally for better mail service | Metros |

Too much property tax relief will put city schools at risk (



Senators announce bipartisan agreement on gun proposals (

Senate bargainers announce outline of gun violence agreement (

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 (

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 (

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

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