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Pa. Senate sends $34 billion budget bill to Gov. Tom Wolf, but last-minute glitch delays signing

Inches from finish line, House budget talks falter over education

With deadline looming, the Pa. Budget stalls in the state House over education

Winners and losers in Pa.’s $34 billion state budget package

Keeping ‘the lights on’: Pennsylvania’s libraries poised to get first state funding boost in a decade

Philly’s proposed plastic bag ban could get derailed after last-minute budget move by GOP lawmakers

Berks delegation to state Senate splits 3-1 on $34 billion state budget


Pa. lawmakers approve election changes

Pa. Legislature approves $90M for new voting machines; bill would end straight party voting

Rep. Marshall’s bill expanding 50/50 raffles to college games goes to governor’s desk

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman expects to move forward after Senate dispute

Ex-state Rep. Stephen Stetler pleads no contest to misdemeanor of violating election laws


Pennsylvania group to keep pushing for independent redistricting commission

Court rules for unfair elections

SCOTUS decision doesn’t impact Pa.’s redistricted Congressional map


Gov. Wolf’s veto of EITC expansion – a move of colossal injustice | PennLive letters


Chester County’s unemployment rate is so low that some industries face a ‘labor shortage’–20190627.html

Aldi project in Wyoming County moving forward

BASF to cut 6,000 jobs to drive down costs amid slowdown


After several votes, Allentown School Board finally passes budget with 1.75% tax hike and plea for charter schools to take tuition reduction

Harrisburg School District receiver cleans house, ousts superintendent, solicitor, a dozen more jobs

Marywood University receives $1.2 million federal grant for STEM scholarships


Rivers Casino receives approval for online sports betting

Health Care

Karen Kane: Is Highmark’s Holmberg hypocritical?

Pennsylvania’s top health official stresses need for vaccinations

Local News

Farmers Market opens on high note

Mailing of school tax bills pushed back due to Luzerne County cyber attack

Cyber attack will delay school tax bills

Haggerty ‘baffled’ prosecutors see him as biased

UNICO selects group’s first female president

Nanticoke’s annual fireworks event moves to new spot this weekend

Area Big Brothers Big Sisters program closing

Fell Twp. challenges quarry zoning, raises environmental concerns

County Waste awarded 5-year garbage pact in White Haven

Longtime Tunkhannock mayor stepping down

Throop celebrating 125 years this weekend

Lackawanna County approves payment of more prison-probe legal bills

Visibility is everything: Poconos shows off LGBTQ Pride

Allegheny Valley Regional Police Department to begin operating Monday

Greater Reading LGBT youth can face homelessness after coming out

Election officials throw out complaint against Berks County sheriff

Maxatawny authority moves to begin soliciting bids for Bowers water project

Supervisors agree to work with developer on allowing commercial development along stretch of Route 100

National News

Protect those who serve: The police suicide rate has become a ‘crisis’

Natural Gas

Shale gas impact fees raise $252 million, breaking record

PA communities in line to get share of $251.8 million in natural gas fees

Washington, Greene to receive $14M in impact fees this year

Gas impact fee revenue rises to 7-year high, boosted by stripper wells

New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers pass tweak to Airbnb tax that would offer relief for some Shore rentals


Eight months after Kensington’s disaster declaration, progress is tempered by the realities of the opioid crisis

SEPTA commits $34 million to build new Ardmore train station

Gritty’s gay pride parade mix-up and the FOP flies ads for a new DA | Clout

School District will pay Drexel $7M for a new school building in W. Phila.

Philadelphia delays ban on cashless stores until October

Hahnemann University Hospital’s inner turmoil: A timeline of changes, layoffs, and closing

Pennsylvania orders Hahnemann University Hospital to ‘cease and desist’ closure until there’s a plan


Judge: City overcharged Pittsburgh police for health insurance

Pitt moves forward with Bigelow Boulevard, Scaife Hall projects

The next urban renaissance? Allegheny Conference envisions a more diverse, inclusive future

Broken promises: City district should finally deliver on U Prep

Pittsburgh named most ‘undervalued city’ in the U.S.

Live Nation, Hanover officials dodge questions about KeyBank Pavilion traffic

Celebrate Pittsburgh’s soul, city native, tech leader tells summit attendees

State News

This neighborhood with tainted wells has been on bottled water for three years. No end is in sight.

Severe storm hits area, dropping hail; Kennywood closes early due to flooding

Thunderstorms bring down trees, wires in Vandergrift area, cars damaged

Have an old criminal record? Today, Pennsylvania starts sealing 30 million of them automatically.

One of Pennsylvania’s largest estates, founded by Quakers, is up for sale

Altoona diocese challenges ruling that could open floodgates to abuse litigation

Sprint, T-Mobile promise more 5G in Pennsylvania, but would rural residents benefit?

Bell Acres bears latest in string of regional sightings

ACLU lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania state troopers illegally profiled Latinos, acted as immigration officers

Pa. activists see 50th anniversary of Stonewall riots as ‘another call to action’

These states have the highest costs for nursing home care. How does Pa. rank?

Nineteen Pa. counties are actively collaborating with ICE to deport immigrants in local custody, new report finds


Airport posts more record-breaking passenger numbers

Airport awards paving contract, breaks record

AAA: More than 60,000 W-B area residents will travel for July 4 holiday

More cars expected all week on Turnpike for July 4 holiday

PA Turnpike expects 3.5% rise in Fourth holiday travel


Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden on race, Democrats clash on health care in heated second debate

Democratic debate highlights: Kamala Harris and Joe Biden on busing, race; Eric Swalwell says to ‘pass the torch’

‘I do not want anyone else to suffer:’ Pa. congresswoman shares story of partner’s death by suicide to spur awareness | Perspective