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Delco Legislators Introduce Bills to Stop Privatizing Healthcare – DV Journal (

Pa. lawmakers propose bill that bars for-profit entities from owning, managing hospitals | Today in Pa. –

Pa. Senate committee advances proposed fireworks reform – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. Senate committee advances bill to limit fireworks (

Gov. Wolf wants education spending increases in his final PA budget (

The bipartisan push to cut corporate taxes in Pennsylvania, explained (

The bipartisan push to cut corporate taxes in Pennsylvania, explained |

Social workers ask for more funding in Pa. budget (

We’re in the budget home stretch; do the right thing for disability workers | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Legislators should invest boldly in public schools this year | PennLive letters –

Look At The Reproductive Health Bills Currently Before PA’s General Assembly –

Pennsylvania House approves bill legalizing fentanyl test strips (

DelVal Reacts to Sen. Doug Mastriano’s Idea to Arm School Staff – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania dog license fee increase proposed (

After nursing home operators’ dire warnings, talks underway to address funding crisis | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Driverless vehicle bill advances in Pa., hoping to capitalize on Pittsburgh’s growing industry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Kids 6 months to 5 years old can be vaccinated starting Tuesday in PA (

COVID-19 vaccines for youngest kids ready to roll out across Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania receives $3 million for unemployment compensation disparities | 90.5 WESA

Maryland Apple store workers face hurdles after their vote to unionize : NPR

Five small businesses recognized by SCORE Chester and Delaware counties (

National average gas prices sliding under $5 a gallon, except in Pa. –

Gas prices fall below $5 per gallon in the first weekly drop since April | WITF

Tax cuts cause inflation, too. We need to resist quick fixes | Bruce Ledewitz – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Oil refineries are making a windfall — so why do they keep closing? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Statewide Pennsylvania police hiring database hindered by loopholes, lack of enforcement · Spotlight PA

Three former Sharon Hill officers have moved to quash charges in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl last year (



Chestnut Hill College’s Sister Carol Jean Vale prepares to retire after 30 years (

State Sen. Sharif Street elected Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair (

Arming teachers isn’t the solution to mass shootings in schools | PennLive Editorial –

Dartmouth College will no longer offer loans to undergrad students : NPR

Two new principals appointed in Owen J. Roberts School District – Daily Local



Fetterman, Shapiro are teaming up in 2022. Will it help, hurt? | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sharif Street is the new Pa. Democratic Party chair. Josh Shapiro wanted someone else. (

Pa. Governor race: Future of abortion laws in Pennsylvania on the ballot (

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

A Black Republican tries to bring in Black voters to the GOP | News |



Salena Zito: Half-built Pa. solar farm shows renewables aren’t ready for prime time | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Climate change is everywhere and dangerous, survey shows : NPR

DEP wants more work on oil leak near White Haven | News |



New PennDOT database enhances transparency for customers | The Bucks County Herald



Pa. abortion providers brace for patient surge if Roe v. Wade overturned (

Disabled Pennsylvanians fear plan for home health aides will backfire (

Penn State Health opening pediatric center at site of former Toys R Us in Manheim Township | Health |


State News

Natural gas industry: $234 million in impact fees for 2021, second-highest on record | Pennsylvania |

Wolf orders Pennsylvania flags to half-staff in honor of fallen Philadelphia firefighter | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Could we see gas tax cuts in southwestern Pennsylvania? – WPXI

Proposal to raise the cost to fish, boat in Pennsylvania under consideration | WITF


National News

Massive heat dome to bring hot weather to United States (

North Carolina considers new laws to protect patients from medical debt : Shots – Health News : NPR

Texas GOP’s new platform says Biden didn’t really win the 2020 election : NPR

Cryptocurrency tech’s security weaknesses could compromise how it runs: DARPA : NPR

Enough baby formula to make 19 million bottles headed to U.S. from Ireland –

The District of Columbia allows incarcerated people to vote, a rarity in the U.S. – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Black-White homeownership gap is wider than it was in the ’60s. Here’s how to close it | Commentary |

Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate’s ‘RINO hunting’ video |


Local News

Lancaster affordable housing project moves forward, neighbors raise concerns (

Monroe County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (

With Tuesday’s solstice, summer officially arrives to region – Daily Local

Denied: Dallas Twp. zoning board rejects proposed development off Irem Road | News |

Aulenbach’s Cemetery in dire need of volunteers (

Allentown board rejects developer Nat Hyman’s proposed 48-unit apartment building – The Morning Call (



How 2 Pittsburgh-area siblings journeyed together from Highland Park to Stanford degrees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Greater demand, rise in maintenance costs drive Western Pennsylvania rent increases |

Fountain Street Overlook to open with a scenic view of Pittsburgh |

Code Orange air quality alert issued for Tuesday in Pittsburgh region |

Tony Norman: Can Pittsburgh have an Emmett Till moment? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Fire in Chinatown tears through two buildings (

Philadelphia voters want lower property taxes, but higher taxes on the rich | Pennsylvania |

Philadelphia’s increase in investor home purchases leads the nation, and it isn’t even close – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly announces 30 winners of Community Champions Awards grants | Local News |

Closing the Gap conference seeks to help Philly’s Latino business owners recover from the pandemic (



Gas rebate cards for Americans? Biden administration ‘considering’ the move | ABC27

Jan. 6 committee to look at Trump’s pressure on state voting officials : NPR

Jan. 6 committee to hear from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, others Trump pushed (

Voters in Virginia’s 7th District reflect on Jan. 6 hearings : NPR

Biden signs off on hefty pay raise for federal firefighters – Daily Local

Lynn Malerba to become first Native American appointed U.S. treasurer (