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Legislature

Pa. GOP defeats Dems on proposed gun control bills in House, Senate | News | tribdem.com

‘A parade and protest’: Black Lawmakers, allies celebrate Juneteenth, but issue a challenge as well – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. advocates urge action to end hair discrimination (abc27.com)

Pa. Senate committee advances proposals responding to Russia’s war on Ukraine – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Where does gun legislation stand in Pennsylvania? (nextpittsburgh.com)

Wolf announces $20 million in STEM grants (abc27.com)

Changes coming to Pennsylvania charter schools with new regulations (abc27.com)

Pa. Republicans make last-ditch effort to block charter school law changes – pennlive.com

R. Seth Williams: Dear Krasner, Tell the truth or keep my name out your mouth (broadandliberty.com)

Mastriano to introduce bill allowing armed school employees in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Pa. Republicans make last-ditch effort to block charter school law changes – pennlive.com

Pa. lawmakers urged to use budget surplus to help residents, schools (wgal.com)

Rep. Dave Zimmerman says he was stripped of committee assignments because of ‘perception’ issue | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Sourland Conservancy testifies in favor of Deer Control Bill | The Bucks County Herald

Bill in the works to remove word ‘homosexuality’ from PA Crimes Code (timesonline.com)

Pa. House lawmaker proposes $100M mental health aid package | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

County GOP censures Pa. lawmaker; to him it means as much as ‘a cloudy day’ – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania farmers getting crushed by record diesel fuel prices, lawmakers told (mcall.com)

Hazleton receives more than $600,000 in gaming grants | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Business/Jobs

Biggest rate hike in years expected as Fed tackles inflation | Stock Market | lancasteronline.com

Biden in Philadelphia says he’s rebuilding economy for workers (mcall.com)

Biden Adresses AFL-CIO in Philly, Blames Ongoing Inflation on GOP – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

In Philly speech to AFL-CIO, Biden decries D.C. gridlock and urges Pa. to elect Fetterman | News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania farmers getting crushed by record diesel fuel prices, lawmakers told (mcall.com)

Pittsburgh Inno – Wolf administration cites Pittsburgh Tech Council’s apprenticeship program as important model for workforce development (bizjournals.com)

With food and energy prices high, few short-term solutions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

With fewer volunteers, fire departments fear rising response times (ydr.com)

Massive Walmart fulfillment center, 3 furniture shops and an RV supercenter: New stores and more in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Employers, counselors see ‘huge need’ for summertime workers | TribLIVE.com

Gasoline demand remains strong despite record-high prices, analysts say | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

A far-right plan to riot near an Idaho LGBTQ event heightens safety concerns at Pride : NPR

Radnor approves ordinance blocking police from getting involved in abortion cases – Mainline Media News

Lawsuit alleges ‘brutal treatment’ of people with psychiatric disabilities at Allegheny County Jail – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Feds probe Scranton cops placed on administrative leave, sources say | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

Staffing study of Pittsburgh police set to start after council approves consultant’s contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Education

State system considers big change in how it splits millions of dollars. See who might benefit – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. State System considering a big change in how it splits up millions of dollars, chancellor says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lower Merion School District settles Wolk litigation by returning $27 million to taxpayers (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania per-student spending hits all-time high of $19,900 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Hempfield school board advances its policy on transgender student athletes | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Penn Manor board moves forward on budget with 2.36% tax hike | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Warwick on target for no tax increase for third straight year | Community News | lancasteronline.com

School-to-Work Grant Program designed to create student pathways to employment for students at BCCC | The Bucks County Herald

Lower Merion School District settles 2016 taxpayer lawsuit (mainlinemedianews.com)

Let teachers carry guns: Should Pa., like Ohio, make that easier? (ydr.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Oz Misspelled the Name of His Pennsylvania Address in Campaign Form (businessinsider.com) 

Fetterman names former Biden Pa. director as new campaign manager – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Biden, Fetterman Zoom about Senate race (abc27.com)

Montco GOP Chair Liz Havey is Bullish About the November Election – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Facebook was paid $130,806 from Pennsylvania campaign accounts; other states reported millions | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Results in the five most expensive Democratic Pennsylvania House primaries | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Suffolk Poll: Fetterman Leads Oz – PoliticsPA

A Suffolk University/USA Today Network poll on PA Senate, governor (goerie.com)

Dr. Oz campaigns in Allegheny County for Pa. U.S. Senate | WITF

President Joe Biden urges Pennsylvania to elect John Fetterman at speech in Philadelphia | WITF

Luzerne County Council urges state to abolish drop boxes, mail ballots; appoints new member | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Environment

The Schuylkill is clean but has a public relations problem, study finds (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Philadelphia looks to tap into $1T infrastructure package for ‘transformative’ projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Funding approved for projects that make biking and walking to school safer and more appealing | The Bucks County Herald

 

Health

WHO convenes experts to decide if monkeypox is an emergency | TribLIVE.com 

Philadelphia Nursing Home will close by the end of 2022 (inquirer.com)

CHOP falls in 2022 U.S. News rankings of top children’s hospitals – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Experts warn of the mental health toll if Roe v. Wade is overturned – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Easy Does It becomes first licensed recovery house in Berks County (readingeagle.com)

The feds want to hide hospital safety scores during COVID, making it harder to evaluate yours (inquirer.com)

World Health Organization will rename monkeypox amid concerns about stigma, racism (inquirer.com)

“Lifesaving work is at risk:” On the end of telehealth waivers for opioid use disorder | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

State News

U.S. Sen. Toomey Helps Negotiate Gun Violence Proposal – LevittownNow.com

Sen. Pat Toomey: Chances of Senate passing gun bill better than 50% | TribLIVE.com

Jacqueline C. Romero confirmed as U.S. Attorney for eastern Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Senate confirms Karam as region’s new U.S. attorney | News | standardspeaker.com

Outlooks mixed as contested Pa. plant nears launch · Spotlight PA

Martin elected chair of Chesapeake Bay Commission’s Pa. delegation | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Native children’s remains to be moved from Army cemetery in Carlisle | WITF

Pennsylvania man sues Sig Sauer over pistol critics say goes off by itself | WITF

Heat advisory issued for southwest Pennsylvania counties | TribLIVE.com

Pa. DEP splits up long-stalled oil and gas air pollution rule | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

National News

Abortion foes, accustomed to small wins, ready for a big one | TribLIVE.com 

Number of U.S. abortions rose in 2020, reversing decades-long decline : NPR

U.S. abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020 | News | tribdem.com

New Jersey tries a novel strategy to lure businesses: tout abortion protections : NPR

Photos show Yellowstone’s severe flooding damage, debris piles, broken roads – pennlive.com

Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’ after floods | ABC27

In South Carolina, Tom Rice is ousted while Nancy Mace wins : NPR

South Carolina governor primary results: Cunningham and McMaster : NPR

Guest Opinion: Blame lack of morality for gun violence (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

WNBA star Griner’s Russia detention extended for third time | Basketball | phillytrib.com

Sales of body armor are on the rise. Who’s buying and why? | WITF

Southern Baptist Convention approves resolutions designed to fight sex abuse (inquirer.com)

As a gun owner, I know we need more regulation. I saw that at the gun show (inquirer.com)

 

Local News

Gun sales strong in area shops following mass shootings (yahoo.com)

College Settlement Camp in Horsham celebrates 100 years (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

City Council Reports Passing of Council President Jeffrey S. Waltman, Sr. – BCTV

City Center Investment Corp. focuses on Allentown’s Downtown West (mcall.com)

$15.6M in ARPA funds approved by Harrisburg City Council (abc27.com)

‘It’s important to do this’: Johnstown Juneteenth festivities focus on health, heritage | News | tribdem.com

Lancaster County commissioners to decide on project manager for new county jail | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster City Council gives key approval to College Ave. affordable housing development, more needed | Local News | lancasteronline.com

County commissioners prioritize environmental clean-up and other ‘long-term’ projects for ARPA funds | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lower Makefield supervisors split on what to do with sewer-sale funds (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

24 Chester County area nonprofits to get $750,000 in United Way funding (dailylocal.com)

State College Borough Water authority might end fluoridation | WITF

Women’s Resource Center raises nearly $2.6M to expand programs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh to use $1M budgeted for public safety training facility for Penn Circle project instead | TribLIVE.com

Labor & Industry Secretary Highlights Pittsburgh Apprenticeship Program Preparing Pennsylvanians for IT Careers – PennWatch

UPMC Presbyterian breaks ground on the largest hospital in Pittsburgh history (nextpittsburgh.com)

UPMC breaks ground on $1.5B hospital project in Pittsburgh’s Oakland | TribLIVE.com

From boats to buses: Pittsburgh’s public transit rebrands | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh officials, residents seek solutions to South Side violence | TribLIVE.com

Mayor Ed Gainey promises concerned South Side residents he will find solutions to violent crime, increase police presence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shadyside Giant Eagle to close in July to make way for new grocery, apartments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Side residents combat pool closure with community-driven solutions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to change requirements for short-term rental parking permits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Kimmel Center drops COVID-19 safety protocols (inquirer.com)

How Philly’s ward system works and doesn’t work – and what is being done to change it – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

The Parkway’s Oval event space is back in a big way | Lifestyle | phillytrib.com

As climate change makes Philly temps rise, so does urgency to make schools cooler | Local News | phillytrib.com

A Germantown homeowner has fought for help with a fallen tree for 6 years. Now she wants to move to Delaware. (inquirer.com)

This Gates Scholar started in Philly politics at 14 and has written 62 pieces of legislation | We the People (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

New details emerge of Oval Office confrontation three days before Jan. 6 (inquirer.com)

The Jan. 6 committee has postponed its Wednesday hearing and will next meet Thursday | WITF

Historic Burn Pit Legislation to pass in coming days, ties to Pa. veteran (abc27.com)

Biden is trying to pressure big refiners to boost gas supply and lower prices : NPR

U.S. House passes a major wildlife conservation spending bill : NPR