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Legislature

Delaware County leaders debut bills aimed to protect Pennsylvania from for-profit health care | WITF

Delco Democrats unveil bills to protect Pennsylvania from for-profit health care – WHYY

Delco legislators introducing bills to prevent for-profit health care “looting” (delcotimes.com)

Wall Street Secrets Pit $75B Pennsylvania Teachers’ Pension Against Trustee Muth – Bloomberg

Flynn to introduce legislation to temporarily suspend state gasoline tax | News | thetimes-tribune.com

State Senator Marty Flynn looking to suspend the PA gas tax | wnep.com

Our View: Keep pandemic-era pharmacy rules in place (theintell.com)

Law establishes competitive sales process for SCI Pittsburgh property – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

Local Officials React to ChristianaCare’s Acquisition of Jennersville Hospital – NewsBreak

Pennsylvania lawmakers want baseline for school safety standards (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania bill would impose tougher penalties on fentanyl dealers (abc27.com)

Cutting business taxes and addressing crime in Pennsylvania – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf pushes plan to send direct payments to Pennsylvania residents (abc27.com)

Pa. House eyes expanding who can bring sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers · Spotlight PA

Rep. Williams to host Town Hall about loss of EMS services – Daily Local

Hey, Pa. Legislature: Where’s our local property tax relief? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mastriano proposal would allow school employees to be armed; Pa. teachers union pushes back | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania bill could reel in fireworks use after increased concern | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Push to cut Pa. corporate taxes getting bipartisan support | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania House Republicans want to save billions in surplus tax money | 90.5 WESA

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Study finds omicron poses less risk than delta for long COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

State’s COVID-19 numbers trend downward | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

The two COVID vaccines for kids under five offer a choice between speed and extra protection (inquirer.com)

Allegheny County’s COVID-19 level drops to ‘low’ as hospitalizations fall by half | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania awarded $3 million grant to assist families in navigating unemployment compensation system | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AFL-CIO’s Shuler, Redmond reveal their plans for the federation : NPR

Biden says a recession is not inevitable : NPR

Economy, worry Pennsylvania voters ahead of general election (poconorecord.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Philadelphia shootings leave 3 dead in 4 hours (inquirer.com)

Eight Philly employees charged with collecting COVID-19 unemployment while working for the city (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Fewer students, bigger budget requests for Pennsylvania higher education | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

T/E Parent Wins Release of CRT Documents – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

A majority of Americans put affordable college before loan forgiveness : NPR

Campus sex assault rules fall short, prompting overhaul calls : NPR

Coatesville school district officials pass budget calling for 3.85 percent increase in taxes – Daily Local

MCCC congratulates President Emerita Karen Stout on appointment to National Council on the Humanities – Mainline Media News

Erie School District budget: School Board approves 4.45% tax hike (goerie.com)

Black teachers add diversity to Pa. classrooms, how to retain them (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Hazleton Area School board reconsiders tax increase | Education | standardspeaker.com

Berks officials discuss school safety in wake of Texas massacre. (readingeagle.com)

Title IX: A lawsuit against Temple changed the game (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Dr. Oz draws a contrast with John Fetterman as he pivots to the general election – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Oz stops by Exeter fundraiser for selfies and barbecue, reveals text messages with Fetterman | News | citizensvoice.com

Zachary Cohen defeats David Ritter by five votes in 2021 Lehigh County judge race after disputed mail-in ballots counted – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Trump is a domestic enemy. Treat him like one | Quentin Young – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Democratic Party faces civil war for leadership as it meets in Gettysburg this weekend (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

1 in 3 Pennsylvania drinking water systems exceed new EPA limits for ‘forever chemicals’ | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Bucks County tornadoes, tropical storms and severe weather to continue (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

West Nile Virus found in Philadelphia mosquitos for the first time this summer (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Chesco Commissioners: ChristianaCare To Acquire Jennersville Hospital | West Chester, PA Patch

Pennsylvania mulls the end of medical non-compete agreements | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

More new moms have access to Medicaid in effort to reduce maternal mortality | Health | phillytrib.com

 

State News

Casey, Houlahan call on Congress to address rising health care costs – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Casey, Toomey split on ‘historic’ VA expansion for military burn pit illnesses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania. What to know about existing requirements, access – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Commonwealth opening online heavy equipment auction to public June 20 | The Bucks County Herald

Class-action suit seeking up to $45M in refunds from Pa. Liquor Control Board gets big win; fees for ‘special orders’ disputed | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania lost 4.2 million chickens as bird flu outbreak wanes but threat of virus lingers | WITF

State seeks innovators to solve pesky farm problem: waste plastics – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania American seeks a 25% increase in water and sewer bills (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Buffalo shooting suspect: Motive was to prevent ‘eliminating the white race’ : NPR

One person died in an Alabama church shooting : NPR

Everyday gun violence goes unchecked, even as high-profile massacres capture the nation’s attention | Helen Ubiñas (inquirer.com)

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup host cities in U.S., Canada and Mexico : NPR

Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years (abc27.com)

Why cryptocurrencies have gone from hot to full-on meltdown : NPR

Lawmakers propose to ban children from drag shows : NPR

Abbott Nutrition stops making baby formula less than two weeks after re-start – pennlive.com

 

Local News

‘Phishing attack’ prompts Montgomery County to authorize $100K in IT contracts (mainlinemedianews.com)

Rep. Scott Perry’s refused to cooperate with Jan. 6 panel: York reacts (ydr.com)

Dover Solar Farm approved in 25 minutes (ydr.com)

Erie will get 9 new cops. But is $14.5M public safety plan dead? (goerie.com)

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition opens new home and community hub | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Allentown and Bethlehem school food pantries serve families (mcall.com)

New $10M history center complex in Gettysburg will include museum and more than 1 million historical items | WITF

Inspection scheduled for potential Pittston-West Pittston bridge reopening | Times Leader

Little Leaf continues to grow, first Pennsylvania harvest expected this summer | News | standardspeaker.com

Reading City Council on 30-day countdown to name a new president (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Kamala Harris is visiting Pittsburgh to discuss the lead crisis. Here’s how local agencies are already tackling it. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Oakland Planning and Development Corp. board members resign in clash with director | TribLIVE.com

As debate over development continues, longtime Oakland community group hit with board resignations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local summer camps challenged by staffing shortages as enrollments near pre-pandemic levels | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World Refugee Day celebration aims to show Pittsburgh is for everyone | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Washington County presses ahead with broadband expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia’s new tax and budget plans: What you need to know (inquirer.com)

‘It’s a start’: City Council cuts Philly’s wage and business tax rates in a win for diverse chambers of commerce (inquirer.com)

Councilmember Cindy Bass is threatening to hold up rec center projects if her district doesn’t get more money (inquirer.com)

Jim Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

New Philly school superintendent releases 100-day plan | Local News | phillytrib.com

Mayor-Council compromise provides tax relief | Local News | phillytrib.com

Who’s running for Philly mayor in 2023? Candidates are getting ready to declare | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Health Department appoints new director of Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction | Health | phillytrib.com

It’s time to complete the overhaul of the Medical Examiner’s Office | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Philly City Council reaches deal on budget with property and wage tax relief | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly defender association calls for pay equality with DA’s office | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia is among the 2026 World Cup cities. FIFA predicts US `No 1 sport’ | WITF

Philly likely to set a 10 p.m. curfew for minors this summer under new Council bill. Experts say it’s ‘pointless.’ (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Trump lawyer Eastman takes verbal beating during Jan. 6 hearing (abc27.com)

Who is John Eastman, the Trump ally at the center of the Jan. 6 investigations : NPR

Jan. 6 committee leaders say Trump broke the law by trying to pressure Pence | WITF

Pence prevented a fall into chaos, and 3 other takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing | WITF