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Legislature

These are the reproductive health bills currently before Pa.’s General Assembly – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill that would limit inmates’ records access passes House | AP News

State Bills Would Limit For-Profit Control of Healthcare Systems (delco.today)

Pittsburgh’s ineffective land bank could cut through red tape under Pa. Senate bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill to expedite property acquisitions for Pittsburgh Land Bank clears Senate | TribLIVE.com

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

Gas tax holidays pursued in Pennsylvania Land Line State

Reps seek solutions to soaring gas prices | News, Sports, Jobs – The Sentinel (lewistownsentinel.com)

Bill Would Assist Counties With Household Hazardous Waste Collection | Newtown, PA Patch

State Senators Propose Bill To Streamline PA Nurse Licensure Process | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Editorial: The least of these: Harrisburg must fund disability programs fully | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate hearing examines legislation improving small business state contracts – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

E-ZPass V-toll notification bill advances in Pennsylvania Land Line Tolls

Gov. Wolf calling for economic relief amid inflation | fox43.com

Pa. House sexual misconduct loophole could close · Spotlight PA

We need to talk about the mental health impacts of full liquor privatization | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: Amendment wrong approach to fixing Pennsylvania liquor sales (readingeagle.com)

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Op-Ed: Disability leaders look to general assembly with optimism (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Gov. Wolf pushes $2,000 checks for some Pennsylvania households making less than $80K amid rising inflation | PhillyVoice

8 Lehigh Valley groups splitting $2M in state funds for affordable housing projects – lehighvalleylive.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

CDC clears the way for vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old : Shots – Health News : NPR

Parents mixed on giving kids under 5 COVID vaccines (abc27.com)

Pediatrician urges parents to inoculate young children against COVID – Daily Local

Pa. says providers ready to give COVID jab to kids as young as six months old | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Business/Jobs

$3 million federal grant to tackle disparities in Pennsylvania unemployment compensation | WITF

Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store : NPR

Could student loan forgiveness impact inflation? (abc27.com)

Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried says Fed is driving current downturn : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Far-right influencers targeted the Idaho Pride event for weeks : NPR

A reinvigorated Drug Task Force is aimed at long-term investigations with big busts (delcotimes.com)

Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia | WITF

Prison reform activists use Juneteenth to spur discussions about decarceration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Northampton County’s drug task for is expanding. Experts say transparency, accountability are keys to success (mcall.com)

 

Education

Pitt funding still in question among Pa. House Republicans as budget deadline approaches | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State education funding levels at center of budget talks, court case | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. State System overhauls its university funding formula. What happens next? | (universitybusiness.com)

Pennsylvania higher ed bets on funding formula to force more cash from the legislature | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

These are the demographics of student loan debt in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania Democrats to choose next party chair at Gettysburg meeting – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front | WITF

Shapiro Enters Summer With Huge Cash Lead – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania Governor Race: Shapiro endorsed by firefighters union (abc27.com)

Mastriano won’t talk to the mainstream press, an unconventional strategy as contest against Shapiro begins | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP in states like Pennsylvania | WITF

Guest Opinion: For next year, a primer for PA Primary voting (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

What do about the emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP | J. Patrick Coolican – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lehigh County Democrats dismiss party’s gender balance rules after election confusion. It’s a one-time exception, they say. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Environment

Letter to editor: Thanks for those fighting climate change – thereporteronline

Guest Opinion: We’re still tilting at windmills (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Companies weigh in on proposed SEC climate disclosure rule | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

Pennsylvania Turnpike finishes Southern Beltway, ready to begin Mon-Fayette Expressway | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Turnpike finishes Southern Beltway, prepares to begin Mon-Fayette Expressway – pennlive.com

 

Health

Want an abortion in Pennsylvania? What to know about legal requirements, access | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches suggesting ‘fake clinics’ (inquirer.com)

100 million people in America are saddled with health care debt (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Cartwright blames oil companies for high gas prices, inflation | Election | standardspeaker.com

Pa. adds 32 farms in 18 counties to lengthy protection list – pennlive.com

Protesters rally against Congressman Mike Kelly (abc27.com)

Hunter Tower: In Pennsylvania, Janus is more relevant than ever (broadandliberty.com)

PPL sends out thousands of wrong bills, customers say (mcall.com)

Internet funding available for low income residents | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

National News

Galveston, Texas, is the birthplace of the Juneteenth holiday : NPR

Opinion: Juneteenth is a great day in American history (poconorecord.com)

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities | News | phillytrib.com

Oxford High School students sue for changes after deadly mass shooting last year : NPR

Former rebel Gustavo Petro becomes first leftist elected as Colombia’s president : NPR

The world swimming body effectively bans transgender women from women’s events : NPR

Yellowstone will partially reopen Wednesday after historic floods : NPR

Wally Nunn: Mainstream media should keep facts and opinions separate (broadandliberty.com)

 

Local News

Juneteenth Jubilee event in Harrisburg helps to ‘showcase what Black culture can be’ – pennlive.com

More than 100 attend Reading Juneteenth flag raising (readingeagle.com)

Juneteenth celebrated at Melton Center in West Chester – Daily Local

Juneteenth 2022 celebrated across Lehigh Valley with events (mcall.com)

Juneteenth Jubilee celebrates freedom, Black culture in Scranton | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Juneteenth Reading celebration (readingeagle.com)

Cheswick Councilman Frank Meledandri receives award for 40 years of service | TribLIVE.com

Warrington Township Honors Vietnam Era Veterans | Warminster, PA Patch

Two new Chester County judges on the way? – Daily Local

US Army Corps of Engineers seeking public comment on Prompton Dam plan (poconorecord.com)

Erie’s Kahkwa Bridge project: Design firm hired; public meetings planned (goerie.com)

A dream come true: Coal Street Park renamed for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | News | citizensvoice.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh celebrates Juneteenth with community, music, food, and more | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Gisele Fetterman leads rally against Pittsburgh immigration court closure | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh council advances measure to help recently incarcerated people find jobs | TribLIVE.com

Decades of neglect: Fern Hollow Bridge inspection recommendations repeatedly ignored years before collapse – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Fern Hollow Bridge inspection troubling but did not suggest imminent danger, experts say | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh-area senior care operators warn widespread nursing home closures possible due to economic crises | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh looking to give second life to old electronic devices through new partnership | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade culminates celebration with festival and food (inquirer.com)

Philly’s historic Shofuso House vandalized – WHYY

Pressure mounts for tougher gun possession prosecution (audacy.com)

Philly Mayor Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Free summer meal sites for Philly kids and teens open next week | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly begins collecting community input for Ben Franklin Parkway | Local News | phillytrib.com

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured | Local News | phillytrib.com

Investigation continues into North Philly building collapse that killed a firefighter – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

As more people get guns and carry permits, Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides ruled justified (inquirer.com)

The case for impeaching Krasner | Opinion (inquirer.com)

What to expect of the World Cup’s impact on Philadelphia (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy | WITF

Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers’ behalf | WITF