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Pennsylvania Senate Democrats call for 3-month state gas tax suspension (

Pennsylvania Dems Introduce Plan to Suspend State’s Gas Tax and Push Anti-Price Gouging Laws – The Keystone (

Federal gas tax holiday has pros and cons: State Dems ask for Republican support in Harrisburg | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Wolf pushes $91 million for nursing homes to offset costs of proposed new staffing regulations, but industry says it’s not enough · Spotlight PA

Plenty of cash so what’s holding up the Pennsylvania state budget? (

GOP-backed effort to expand poll watcher access advances in state House – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Education voucher program works its way through the Pennsylvania Senate | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House bill would give amusement parks more flexibility in selling alcohol (

Doylestown Township Awarded $1M For Rec Center Project | Doylestown, PA Patch

Berwyn Fire Co. awarded funding to build new state-of-the-art firehouse – Daily Local

Boscola’s “Christine’s Law” to Protect Motorists from Snow and Ice Reported Out of House Transportation Committee | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley


Coronavirus – COVID-19

UPMC seeing COVID-19 spikes in the Midstate (

New COVID-19 cases dipped again over past week | Coronavirus |

Children under 5 begin receiving covid-19 vaccines in Western Pa. |



Tapped out: Pennsylvania beer distributor strike may leave residents dry | Today in Pa. –

Inflation to blame for Hershey candy price hikes –

There’s not much a president can do to control the price of gas that is fueling inflation | Opinion –

Wawa to double its store count in the Midstate, first new location announced (

Starbucks unions pick up steam among LGBTQ workers | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Shenandoah business, community leaders weigh in on surge of downtown businesses | Business |



Hunger strike to protest solitary confinement at SWPa. prison continues | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly police are investigating a lieutenant who allegedly used the N-word while on a radio call (



Can a Lancaster school district restrict how trans athletes play sports? | WITF

DelVal Parents Told Posters of Kids’ Books ‘Too Graphic’ to Display at Capitol – DV Journal (

Westmont Hilltop school board approves final budget with 3-mill tax increase | News |

Nine of 10 taxpayers to save on Hazleton Area school budget | Education |

Crestwood school board approves 2.4% tax increase | Education |

Designs for Reading STEM high school academy unveiled (

Guest commentary: Invest in state university system to boost workforce (

Philly board moves to close 3 charters amid allegations of bias against Black-led schools (



Democratic Governors Association calls on Mastriano to release potential Jan. 6 footage – City & State Pennsylvania (

PA Gov. Race: Shapiro holds slim lead in latest AARP poll (

PA Senate race: Fetterman’s lead shrinks in latest AARP poll (

Allegheny County certifies primary results, with undated mail-in ballots included |

Doug Mastriano seeks to mend GOP rifts and raise money to compete with Josh Shapiro (



Pa. company wants to draw 1.5M gallons of water daily from creek for fracking | Today in Pa. –

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ are everywhere. Here’s what you should know about them | WITF

Accurate reporting may help Americans accept climate change, but not for long : NPR

The planet’s alarm clock is blaring but Pa. politicians hit the snooze button | Will Bunch (



Roe v Wade decision: Will NY abortion clinics have capacity for patients? (

‘Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling – Daily Local

Op-Ed: PA must tighten laws to prevent elder abuse (

Firearm suicides outpace homicides. Experts say the Senate gun bill could help. (


State News

Sen. Pat Toomey hails Senate’s passage of bipartisan gun bill as a ‘significant step’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Sen. Toomey Discusses Bipartisan Gun Control Bill Passed by Senate Thursday Night – DV Journal (

Pennsylvania, East Coast governors team up with Biden for offshore wind power | WITF

Pennsylvania’s economic recovery: some progress, but poor compared to other states | Pennsylvania |

Jan. 6 hearings: Pennsylvania Republicans draw scrutiny in hearing, by FBI (

How Deep Does Scott Perry’s Involvement Go? – PoliticsPA

Rep. Scott Perry pushed to replace Attorney General ahead of Jan. 6, asked for pardon; select committee (

U.S. House committee outlines how U.S. Rep. Scott Perry pushed to restructure Justice Department – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Western PA Republicans Kelly, DeMarco drawn into ‘fake elector’ controversies as Jan. 6 hearings continue | WITF

Rep. Mike Kelly denies involvement in transfer of fake electors to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How to fund public parks and wild places in Pennsylvania | Opinion (


National News

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling – Daily Local

Supreme Court shoots down New York gun law in major ruling –

U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Supreme Court strikes down New York law limiting concealed guns in public : NPR

Our GOP activist U.S. Supreme Court is assaulting the separation of church and state | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge | Health |

Housing market squeeze pushes renters into bidding wars : NPR

Black veteran groups seek policy agenda on racial inequities | Across America |


Local News

Easton City Council advances ‘Marquis,’ low-income housing projects | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Harrisburg officials ask for regional businesses to take part in disparity study survey –

Radnor extends firefighter stipends to EMS volunteers – Daily Local

Democracy is hard work, John Meacham tells Lancaster Chamber; ‘Strong democracies require strong people ‘ | Local News |

Manheim Twp. to vote on Oregon Village zoning case after court decision | Local Business |

Protesters with Christian nationalist ties protest Lititz Pride event; refused to leave private park until police came | Local News |

Delaware County announces 2022 heat plan – Delco Times

Former Reading mayor, state representative and Strand Theater owner Paul Angstadt has died (

Harrisburg public works director fired –



City of Pittsburgh blocks lawyer’s request for Fern Hollow Bridge documents | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh argues against release of documents in Fern Hollow Bridge collapse civil case |

Pittsburgh Regional Transit receives grant to study Strip District-Oakland-Overbrook corridor that could include suspended cable cars | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

FBI interviews Allegheny County GOP chair Sam DeMarco about Trump’s attempt to plant fake electors | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leon Ford, outgoing Pittsburgh police chief Schubert create foundation to address youth violence, community relations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia budget: 7 big takeaways from city’s $5.8 billion deal (

New city budget increases funds for the arts (

Philadelphia budget adds money for quality-of-life issues, but critics say it’s not enough (

Takeaways from one of the largest surveys of Philly renters (

A Philly judge reversed a zoning board decision to allow apartments atop the Painted Bride mosaic (

Mayor’s $5.8B budget gets final approval from City Council | Local News |

‘Why do I have to go through this?’: Water main break floods Kensington streets, leaving damaged homes in its wake | Local News |

For Philly mayoral wannabes in City Council, this year’s budget starts their campaigns | Local News |

End the Krasner impeachment sideshow | Editorial (

SEPTA has a big summer construction schedule. Here’s what you should know. (



Senate passes gun control bill, sends it to the House : NPR

Senate passes historic bipartisan gun deal, gives Biden needed win (

Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill – Daily Local

White House pushes back on claims Biden is ‘vilifying’ US oil industry: ‘This isn’t personal’ | Fox News

4 takeaways from Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing : NPR

Senate sends school meal waiver bill back to House with some changes : NPR

Biden administration moves to expand Title IX protections : NPR

Biden will announce development projects at the G-7 to counter China : NPR

U.S. bolsters Ukraine with additional $450 million in weapons and aid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette