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Legislature

Despite bipartisan support, it’s unclear what’s holding up the Fairness Act in Harrisburg – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf visits West View to push $2,000 direct payments to Pennsylvanians | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Tom Wolf pushes lawmakers to send families $2,000 stimulus checks – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Wolf administration invests $1.75M in baby formula manufacturer (abc27.com)

Governor Wolf invests $1.7 million in Berks County baby formula manufacturer | WITF

Wolf admin touts $1.75M grant to Berks Co. baby formula maker | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gift ban, other good-government changes stall in Pa. despite promises from leadership | 90.5 WESA

Advocates Call For AAPI Curriculum In Pennsylvania Classrooms | Hatboro, PA Patch

PA Opportunity Program stalls amid disagreement between Wolf, GOP (ydr.com)

Gov. Wolf seeks lawmakers’ approval to send $2,000 checks to households making under $80K | TribLIVE.com

Gift ban, other good-government changes stall in Pa., despite promises from leadership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elizabeth Adams: Pennsylvania girls and women need the State Senate to take action (broadandliberty.com)

GARRITY: Saving for a Rainy Day Makes Good Fiscal Sense – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

June 2: Mastriano Shares Documents With January 6 Committee – PoliticsPA

Gas price-shocked Pennsylvanians looking for relief: Harrisburg unlikely to provide it any time soon | News | standardspeaker.com

Who’s more likely to address gun violence first, the U.S. Congress or Pa. Legislature? | John Baer – pennlive.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Area COVID-19 hospitalizations, case counts climbing | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

New COVID-19 cases drop across NEPA and state | Coronavirus | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Business/Jobs

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she was wrong about inflation. : NPR

Nations move to tackle inflation, increasing risk to global economy (inquirer.com)

Inflation, labor shortages drive mood of Pennsylvania’s economic ‘malaise’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

“Smart” Bowery Farm transforms vacant former brownfield site in Bethlehem | The Bucks County Herald

Why is there a shortage of lifeguards this summer? | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Amazon workers protest in Bellmawr ahead of warehouse closure (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

DA: Shooter in custody | Times Leader

Police lock down area near Pittston Twp. Walmart to find gunman who shot woman | Cops and Courts | standardspeaker.com

Delaware County man pleads guilty to felony charge in riot at U.S. Capitol | WITF

 

Education

Fewer people want to be teachers. In Pa. and N.J., the number has dropped by more than 50% (inquirer.com)

Erie County school district removes “Gender Queer” book, while debate still roils in other districts (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania sees drop in public school enrollment | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Progressives and conservatives are targeting school boards | WITF

Saint Joseph’s closes its merger with University of the Sciences – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. will forgive $5.8 billion of loans to Corinthian Colleges students : NPR

More than a half-million borrowers will have their student loans canceled over school’s fraud – pennlive.com

Erie County Community College adds degree programs to fuel workforce (goerie.com)

More student, faculty diversity on campus leads to lower racial gaps in graduation rates | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Allegheny County’s Republican Senate recount gets started | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawsuit seeks hand recount in PA GOP Senate race (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Recount report co-author says McCormick has ‘uphill battle’ to surpass Oz in Senate primary race – pennlive.com

District Attorney closes case on election fraud after investigation finds claim to be fiction (delcotimes.com)

Kyle Sammin: Progressives vs. moderates in Philly primaries shows ideological movement in the Democratic Party (broadandliberty.com)

DelVal Democrats Jump on Gun Control Band Wagon – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Barletta To Lead PA GOP Delegation at Convention – PoliticsPA

Abortion bans with no exceptions may be politically risky : Shots – Health News : NPR

What Does An Election Worker Do? – PoliticsPA

Josh Shapiro: 5 ways the Democrat can win the PA governor race (goerie.com)

 

Environment

The dark side of nuclear power | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Sheep among the panels: Using solar sites for pastureland – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

After Ida, hurricane season 2022 means climate anxiety for many (inquirer.com)

 

Transportation

Rising U.S. traffic deaths put focus on one Philadelphia road | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pittsburgh International resumes, launches new service to several destinations this week | TribLIVE.com

 

Health

Excela, Butler health systems announce merger, creating region’s 3rd hospital giant | TribLIVE.com

Inspira Health’s balance sheet got healthier in 2021 with revenue up 23% – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Medical marijuana card company draws scrutiny for using unofficial Pa. doctor listing to attract patients · Spotlight PA

 

State News

An obscure state law could blunt the impact of up to $1 billion in federal funding for Pennsylvania’s broadband expansion · Spotlight PA

Malvern-based chipmaker Vishay hosts U.S. Commerce Secretary and Rep. Houlahan, pushing Congress to help semiconductor firms (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania moratorium loophole nets $45M in oil and gas revenue (broadandliberty.com)

$7.3 million earmarked to tackle polluted brownfield sites in Pennsylvania | The Bucks County Herald

Pottstown home explosion: Peco says its gas didn’t cause blast, Pa. officials survey damage (inquirer.com)

These Pennsylvania doughnut shops were just ranked among the best in the nation – pennlive.com

 

National News

5 people dead at Tulsa medical building, in the 233rd mass shooting of 2022 : NPR

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned? : NPR

California prepares to welcome patients from states that may soon ban abortion : Shots – Health News : NPR

Actvists say abortion rights are linked to same-sex marriage rights. : NPR

Teacher in Uvalde shooting didn’t leave the school door propped open, police say : NPR

Buffalo shooting suspect is indicted on a domestic terrorism charge : NPR

A look inside the Ukrainian ‘billionaire’s battalion’ fighting Russian forces : NPR

Britain pledges missiles to Ukraine; a new U.S. ambassador to be installed in Kyiv (inquirer.com)

Food banks struggle with inflation costs as demand spikes : NPR

Bill Cosby trial in Los Angeles: What to know about sexual assault civil suit (inquirer.com)

Editor’s Note: Remembering when marriage equality became a reality – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kicks off with pomp – Daily Local

Homebuilders likely to see slowdown as housing market cools – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to leave company : NPR

Florida abortion providers seek to block state’s new 15-week ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Lebanon County group works to get bikes to those in need | WITF

Thousands turn out to honor the fallen on Memorial Day in Yardley-Makefield – thereporteronline

Upper Darby township council fires mayor’s top administrative officer in 6-5 vote (broadandliberty.com)

We must be part of the affordable housing solution [column] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

Illegal dumping a growing problem in Coatesville | Community News | lancasteronline.com

LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Bucks County: Progress Pride flag raising in Doylestown (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Flags raised in Berks to honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month (readingeagle.com)

2nd annual Pocono Pride Festival will be held Sunday in Stroudsburg (poconorecord.com)

Hershey smokestacks illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate Pride Month: Video – pennlive.com

Chester County History Center to celebrate Juneteenth event – Daily Local

Lambertville City Council introduces 2022 Budget | The Bucks County Herald

White supremacy groups a major problem | The Bucks County Herald

Volunteers sought for Montgomery County public defender advisory board (mainlinemedianews.com)

First-time buyers are facing uphill battle in the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

Erie childcare centers get $11.3 million in American Rescue Plan money (goerie.com)

Allentown council approves vehicle maintenance contract (mcall.com)

 

Pitt

Tree of Life leaders voice support for Steven Dettelbach, Biden’s nominee to lead ATF | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Changes to Pittsburgh’s stop-and-frisk rules near approval in City Council but hit late roadblock | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Commission advances two Downtown Pittsburgh apartment projects, including 20-story tower | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Homewood debates 4 options to bring new life to the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh 2030 District shifts goal to cutting carbon emissions (nextpittsburgh.com)

Dignitaries celebrate opening of Digital Foundry in New Kensington | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh to launch needle exchange program to prevent overdoses | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

German anti-terrorism organization launches U.S. operations in Pittsburgh with goal of preventing homegrown extremism | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Hundreds Of Students Demand Action Against Gun Violence Outside City Hall: ‘This Is Our Safe Zone, Not Your War Zone’ – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Philadelphia School District to offer summer school for all students in 2022 (inquirer.com)

Fiscal woes: Of major cities, Philadelphia fourth in largest burden on taxpayers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Philly Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Stitch Fix launches Pride T-shirt featuring work of Philadelphia trans artist – pennlive.com

School District of Philadelphia hires new medical officer | Local News | phillytrib.com

As Philly water shutoffs return, city rolls out relief policies | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly prides itself on welcoming immigrants. Now it wants to make it official. (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

‘Red flag’ laws become bipartisan option as senators look for compromise on guns : NPR

Is Rubio’s DRUGS Act the Right Prescription for Counterfeit Pharma Problem? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Biden marks 101st anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre | News | phillytrib.com