Pa. nearing budget deadline without a final plan in place (abc27.com)

Wolf, lawmakers struggle to forge 2022-23 budget despite $12B financial cushion – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers have plenty of abortion proposals to offer the next governor | WITF

Officials react to Roe v. Wade rule with anger and joy, depending on their party affiliation – pennlive.com

Roe v. Wade overturned: Pennsylvania reacts (wtae.com)

Reactions to SCOTUS decision predictably mixed in Pa. | News | dailyitem.com

Roe v. Wade: Pennsylvania law protects abortion; bipartisan effort to change looms | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Local officials, advocates respond to death of Roe v. Wade | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

DelVal Residents, Politicians React to SCOTUS Decision Tsumani – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

PA Officials From Montco React To SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade | Abington, PA Patch

Local reaction intense to Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling – Daily Local

Reactions to SCOTUS decision predictably mixed in Pa. | News | dailyitem.com

READ: Pa.’s elected leaders react to SCOTUS’ abortion ruling | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Delaware County leaders react to Roe v Wade reversal; concern voiced for potential ban here (delcotimes.com)

Local Politicians, Groups React To Overturning Of Roe V. Wade – LevittownNow.com

New family planning services rules proposed | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

These ER doctors said profit-driven company officials pressed them to work while they had Covid symptoms (nbcnews.com)

Education voucher program works its way through the Pa. Senate | News, Sports, Jobs – Times Observer

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats call for 3-month state gas tax suspension (wgal.com)

State Senator Proposes Gas Tax Holiday in Pennsylvania – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

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

Senate advances workforce development initiative – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

Top Pa. lawmakers have tentative deal to ban private money, increase funding for county election offices – BCTV

Use of ARPA and surplus funds are part of PA budget debate (poconorecord.com)

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Advocates Urge PA Lawmakers to Pass Patient Safety Act – Beaver County Radio

Education voucher program works its way through the Pennsylvania Senate | State | wfmz.com

Editorial: Pennsylvania needs stricter rules on fireworks (dailylocal.com)

Pa. lawmakers, Wolf need to pay caregivers what they’re worth | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Housing assistance programs in Chester County awarded more than $2.8 million – Daily Local

$500,000 state grant geared toward revitalizing Collegeville block (pottsmerc.com)

Bill signed to name part of Broad Street after Dr. Frank Boston – thereporteronline


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pitt researcher: Addressing rampant misinformation on COVID-19 shots for young children | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Covid variants inevitable as long as virus continues to spread, doctors say | TribLIVE.com

Pfizer’s omicron booster improves immune response, company says (inquirer.com)



How a massive refinery shortage is contributing to high gas prices : NPR

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit – Reading Eagle

Boeing faces ‘competitive labor market’ and design delays, Pentagon watchdog says (inquirer.com)

South Jersey farmers say Americans need to start buying local produce or they won’t survive (inquirer.com)



Conflicting reports, gaps in data obscure true number of Pa. law enforcement agencies · Spotlight PA

Rep. Daritha Parker: Act now to reduce Pa. gun deaths (goerie.com)

Shippensburg man who fought police on Jan. 6, planned to storm Capitol, pleads guilty | WITF



$8.1B in student loan relief has been approved under revamped program: Do you qualify? (abc27.com)

CCP pays off students’ unpaid balances for the second year | Local News | phillytrib.com

Luzerne County Community College tuition up 4% | Education | standardspeaker.com

Daniel Boone Schools release financial specifics of new contract for bus services (readingeagle.com)



Anonymous Lawmakers Leak New Election Funding Details | (wkok.com)

All eyes on Pa. governor’s race, as Josh Shapiro rallies in Philly for abortion rights – WHYY

Josh Shapiro rallies for abortion rights in Philly, as Pa. governor’s race stakes heighten | Local News | phillytrib.com

The future of abortion in Pennsylvania is on the ballot this fall (delcotimes.com)

Democrats in Pennsylvania hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion ruling | WITF

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned? In Pa., the answer depends on the November governor’s race. · Spotlight PA

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With Roe headed to the states, every vote this fall matters | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

More than 1 million voters switch to Republican party in warning for Democrats | ABC27

SCOTUS ‘Dobbs’ Decision Could Impact PA Governor’s Race – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

After year of historic political gains, Black women continue push toward governorships | News | phillytrib.com

PA officials clash over bill critics compare to Don’t Say Gay law (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Democratic Governors Association calls on Mastriano to release potential Jan. 6 footage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Editorial: The Republicans who said no to Trump and paid for it | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Guest opinion: Reducing stigma to combat opioid epidemic (readingeagle.com)

At Pa. abortion clinics, volunteer patient escorts brace for their work to get even harder post-Roe (inquirer.com)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’ (inquirer.com)


State News

Latest Pennsylvania budget estimate has modest economic growth, dip in tax revenue | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Post-Roe Pennsylvania: How we got here and what could happen next – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Roe v. Wade overturned: What will it mean for abortion in Pennsylvania? (nextpittsburgh.com)

Toomey, Senate colleagues applauded for bipartisan effort addressing gun violence – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

For Pat Toomey, gun legislation caps nearly a decade of work on the issue – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

A look at Pa.’s millennial population | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Weather normalization adjustment’ shocks Pa. gas customers: ‘This seems totally outrageous’ – pennlive.com


National News

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights : NPR

Thomas opinion strikes fear in Democrats over how far court will go | ABC27

Abortion rights supporters protested nationwide through the weekend : NPR

‘We are not surprised’: Women of color say the courts have never served their communities | News | phillytrib.com

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 5 key reads on what’s next | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

End of Roe v. Wade means men who cause pregnancies will face more economic pain : NPR

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’ | News | phillytrib.com

Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling – pennlive.com

Californian volunteer networks get ready for influx of patients seeking abortion : Shots – Health News : NPR

Russia hits Ukraine, including Kyiv, with long-range missile strikes : NPR

Here’s what happens when honest private citizens are targeted by fascists | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

WNBA star Brittney Griner due in Russian court for preliminary hearing (inquirer.com)


Local News

Abortion in Pennsylvania: Poconos reacts to Roe v. Wade decision (poconorecord.com)

With fewer volunteers, fire departments fear rising response times (ydr.com)

Erie Pride Parade and Festival draws thousands downtown (goerie.com)

Delaware County announces plan to help residents deal with summer heat – Delco Times

Thaddeus Kirkland: Don’t bring Chester back to parking chaos – Delco Times

1st new Lancaster Chamber president in 22 years embraces role; ‘I love what a chamber does,’ Heather Valudes says | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Bucks County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Report on Chester County Department of Emergency Services issues won’t be released – Daily Local

Bethlehem debates whether to sell retiring police officers their weapons (mcall.com)

Nockamixon to further consider groundwater preservation ordinance | The Bucks County Herald

PrideFest fills Public Square with music, food and fun | News | citizensvoice.com

Luzerne County Council might hire firm to administer Rescue Plan funding | News | citizensvoice.com



Pittsburghers rally against U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Proposed bills could protect out-of-state abortions, shore up local reproductive rights | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Area clergy split on Roe v. Wade ruling | TribLIVE.com

Summer food programs providing free meals to kids in need look for more participation | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny County detectives seek tips from public about shooting in Wilkinsburg | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh seeking to revive disruptive properties program in effort to lower crime | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Regional Transit to present designs for Bus Rapid Transit system’s stations Monday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ATI’s relocation to Dallas is a blow to Pittsburgh’s self-esteem but not necessarily Pa.’s coffers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Urban League of Philadelphia gets $350,000 for housing program | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s new anti-violence plan funds policing, youth safe havens, and environmental improvements. Advocates say strong implementation will be key | Local News | phillytrib.com

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

Philadelphia police funding: Significant increase for police in new city budget (inquirer.com)



Biden signs landmark gun measure, says ‘lives will be saved’ | News | phillytrib.com

President Joe Biden signs gun safety bill (poconorecord.com)

Biden signs gun safety bill into law | WITF

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

G7 unveils Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment : NPR

G-7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prep new aid for Ukraine | News | tribdem.com

Biden must take stronger action on abortion, Senate Democrats say | WITF