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Pa. Senate Democrats demand Republicans pass gas tax holiday: ‘It’s time to free the funds’ –

Pa. Democrats push gas tax holiday, strengthening state price gouging laws to help alleviate impact of inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gas Tax Holiday Sought By PA Senate Democrats – WDAC

Pa. legislators introduce bills to help residents at the pump, target price gouging (

Pa. senators worry about farm harvests amid diesel fuel outages, price surge (

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Top Pa. lawmakers have tentative deal to ban private money, increase funding for county election offices · Spotlight PA

Santarsiero introduces bill to ban military assault weapons in PA – Lower Bucks Times

Bill package aims to prohibit for-profit companies from buying hospitals in Pennsylvania | PhillyVoice

Pa. moves closer to having a bigger role in deciding winner in presidential primaries –

Gov. Wolf promises veto on Pennsylvania ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill – CBS Pittsburgh (

Pa. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances in state Senate (

Pa. Senate committee advances public school voucher proposal | News |

Bill seeks to ensure dead people don’t receive public benefits –

Bill Checks PA Death Certificates To Stop Fraud – WDAC

GOP effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House – City & State Pennsylvania (

GOP effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House – City & State Pennsylvania (

Bills on poll watchers, earlier presidential primary advance (

Bills on poll watchers, earlier presidential primary advance in Pennsylvania House – Daily Local

Four Troublesome Provisions in the Senate Gun Bill – and a ‘Be on the Lookout’ Warning – RedState

PA Senate reviewing bill that could result in prison time for setting off fireworks (

Greasing skids for privatization | |

Labor advocates wary of classification bill despite support from gig workers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. LGBTQ Affairs boss says Lancaster County legislators out to ‘politicize LGBTQ people’ | Local News |

Members of the LGBTQ community denounce new, so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills – City & State Pennsylvania (

Divided Pa. Senate panel advances 2 bills limiting sexual content in public schools –

Pa. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances in state Senate (

With 5,400 overdose deaths, Pennsylvania House moves to legalize fentanyl test strips | Pennsylvania |

PA House committee passes bill limiting wind turbines near military bases (

Pa. House passes bill to give amusement parks flexibility selling alcohol (

Lawmaker wants Penn State to report location, condition of Joe Paterno statue |

Boscola Secures $2 million for “The Marquis” Project in the City of Easton | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

$400,000 PA Grant For Coatesville Home Repairs | West Chester, PA Patch

Chester County attorneys Forzato, Mincarelli get nod from Senate panel – Daily Local

Counties struggling as state funding for mental health programs lags behind need for services | The Bucks County Herald

Governor Wolf stimulus update: $2,000 checks proposed (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

New COVID-19 variants raise limited worries of new spikes (



Amazon seeks to overturn union victory in marathon Zoom hearing : NPR

The government wants a court to reinstate fired unionizing Starbucks employees : NPR

Here’s how Lancaster County’s tourism industry adapts to a worker shortage | Local News |

Gas prices drop 1 cent at a time, Pa. average now slightly under $5 a gallon –

Don’t blame Biden for higher gas prices | Editorial (



The imprisoned are living with mental illness. States are ill-equipped to help | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to Jan. 6 committee hearings | WITF

Nearly halfway through 2022, shootings continue at a record pace in Philadelphia, with murders slightly down (

Jayana Webb’s murder charges dismissed, then refiled, in I-95 crash deaths of troopers, man (



Supreme Court rules Maine’s tuition assistance program must cover religious schools | WITF

Teacher burnout has hit a record high: 5 essential reads | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest Opinion: Unfair state funding level hurts Pennridge schools (

Anti-mask suits: Cases against Millcreek, North East reach new stage (

Parkland raises taxes for first time in 2 years (

Educators at one Philly elementary school reflect on what was a complicated school year (



U.S. House lawmakers, including Pa., warned about disinformation in upcoming campaigns – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Sharif Street makes history as first Black PA Democratic Party Chair | Al Día News (

Pa. primary election set voter turnout records, and that’s not all the data showed –

Editor’s Note: Trump’s meddling in Pennsylvania’s election demands a redress – City & State Pennsylvania (

Will the Jan. 6 hearings turn the tide against Trump backers Oz, Mastriano? | Mark O’Keefe – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

PA Sen. race: National Education Association endorses Fetterman (

Fetterman, Shapiro Top AARP Poll – PoliticsPA

Fetterman leads Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race: poll (

John Fetterman’s secret weapon to connecting with folks online: his wife, Gisele  | Pittsburgh City Paper (

If Pa. Rep. Summer Lee wins election to Congress., who will succeed her in Harrisburg? – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Kathy Bozinski chosen to continue leading Luzerne County Democratic Party | Times Leader

Luzerne County Election Board awaiting mail ballot court ruling | Times Leader

Berks will cover mail ballots postage, add ballot drop box (



We should think creatively to stop dependence on Russian oil and gas | PennLive letters –



PennDOT launches consumer website (

PennDOT, Maryland considering six alignments for final leg of Route 219; meeting planned | News |



100M people in America are saddled with health care debt | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Chester County Named One of the Healthiest in U.S. – DV Journal (

Walmart expands health services to address racial inequality | Business |

Parkinson’s Foundation recruiting volunteers to educate hospital staff | WITF

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency –


State News

For municipal pensions, the political incentive is to underfund and over-promise | Pennsylvania |

Op-Ed: Ten years of DACA success, but more work still remains (

Harrisburg hospitality executive named Pa. Restaurant & Lodging Association president/CEO –

Columbia Gas faces yet another settlement for too much pressure on its pipelines | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Some states are changing the laws that govern community libraries : NPR

Texas Senator who represents Uvalde sues DPS over school shooting information request – Houston Public Media

After 29 years, Chicago woman tops public housing waitlist : NPR

Benching the patriarchy: 50 years of Title IX and how 4 women fought for change : NPR

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors after quake kills 1,000 | News |

Daunte Wright’s family has reached a $3.25 million settlement with Brooklyn Center, Minnesota | Across America |

Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports | WITF

Polio virus is found in the U.K. for the first time in nearly 40 years : Goats and Soda : NPR

Washington Commanders owner launched a ‘shadow investigation’, House panel finds : NPR

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testifies before Congress, which alleges ‘shadow’ probe by Commanders owner Daniel Snyder (

Rare night-sky event on tap with 5 planets and moon all visible –


Local News

Plan for green hydrogen plant in Martic Township nixed, Plug Power officials confirm | Local News |

Upper Darby Councilwoman alleges harassment following contentious council meeting (

Doylestown’s latest apartment complex unveiled | The Bucks County Herald

Residents pack Hilltown hearing on Venue development | The Bucks County Herald

Study proposes solutions for city residential parking issues (

Cumru residents push back against plans for 740,000-square-foot distribution center (

Residents turn out to support Harveys Lake zoning officer | News |

Scranton DPW director Preambo resigns | News |

Firefighters gear up for last six county fire convention | News |

These three Pa. amusement parks are also going cashless this summer –



A Downtown Bakery Square? Developer mulls plan to convert Three Gateway Center to apartments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Activist Leon Ford, outgoing Pittsburgh police Chief Schubert form nonprofit to improve police-youth relations |

Groups protest against planned AR-15 training in McCandless | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free seminar in New Kensington to cover firearm safety, responsible gun ownership |

Scammers steal $11K from Somerset County after posing as commissioner, police say |

Specialty metals producer Allegheny Technologies moves headquarters to Texas, changes name | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Mayor Kenney announces Philadelphia’s 3 new community schools, funded by the soda tax | Local News |

City Council’s tax-cutting budget deal represents a return to the center in Philly politics (

‘It’s terrible:’ Philadelphia mayor sorry after lawyer from Philippines is fatally shot in Uber on way to airport; city offers $20,000 reward – The Morning Call (

Most Philly workers are still remote as city works toward pandemic recovery (

Is a safe-injection site a good idea in Philadelphia? | Pro/Con (

Tax cuts are a signal to local entrepreneurs that Philly is open for business | Opinion (



Why Some Republicans Are Second-Guessing Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel – The New York Times (

1/6 panel to hear of Trump’s pressure on Justice Department – Delco Times

Jeffrey Clark, focus of next Jan. 6 hearing, is a Philadelphia native (

Trumpism is fascism, American-style | John L. Micek – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden pitches a summer gas tax holiday as price hovers around $5 a gallon – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Biden calls for a three-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes (

Coalition behind gun bill reveals a sharp Senate Republican split (