‘Long time coming’: Pa. Senate passes probation reform bill | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to overhaul probation system (headtopics.com)

Refining turnpike toll collection, increases on soon-to-be commissioner’s radar | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Refining turnpike toll collection, increases on soon-to-be commissioner’s radar | AM 1250 The ANSWER – Pittsburgh, PA (theanswerpgh.com)

Bipartisan School Choice Embrace Reframes State Budget Negotiations (heartlanddailynews.com)

Sen. Williams says Lifeline Scholarships promote fairness (broadandliberty.com)

Philadelphia Biotech Company Secures $1 Million State Grant for Pandemic Research Center Expansion · BioBuzz

TARGET ON THEIR BACKS: Moms for Liberty Invests in Extra Security Ahead of Summit After Receiving Threats – New Right Network

As Moms for Liberty comes to Philly, tensions run high – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mumin Approved As PA Education Secretary | WDAC

Pa. court rules against Republican challenge to mail-in voting – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law is upheld again | WITF

Bill Provides Human Milk For Medically Fragile Babies | WDAC

Pa. Senate confirms new education secretary, state fire commissioner, insurance head | News | meadvilletribune.com

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Pa. House fails to muster enough votes to pass bills to fund Pitt, Temple – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania House passes bill that would allow non-US citizens to teach in the state – Globe Echo

Bill beefing up distracted driving penalties passes through Pa. Senate | News | alliednews.com

Pa. House passes Smith-Wade-El proposal to study connection between housing and health | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Advocates call on PHFA, courts to halt foreclosures citing assistance program delays – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


$200B in pandemic business aid likely went to scammers, federal watchdog says : NPR


Here’s the full list of how Pa.’s use of billions in COVID-19 stimulus dollars – WHYY


Fatal vehicle crash due to downed tree kills 22-year-old man in Pa.: reports – pennlive.com

Man stopped at HIA security checkpoint with loaded handgun – pennlive.com

Pa. police seek woman who got into a fight, fired shots after her dog attacked child: reports – pennlive.com

Pa. man charged with setting girlfriend’s car on fire while she was inside: reports – pennlive.com


Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro affirms support for private school vouchers | 90.5 WESA

Mumin Approved As PA Education Secretary | WDAC

Temple University remains hopeful after Pennsylvania House votes down $169M in state funding – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Penn State’s Daily Collegian student newspaper could lose all university funding by 2025 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Pa. secretary of education is familiar face to Berks (readingeagle.com)


Commonwealth Court Upholds Act 77, Again (politicspa.com)

Philly’s communities of color disproportionately have mail ballots rejected for small mistakes – pennlive.com


Chicago and Midwest Air Quality Declines as Canada Wildfire Smoke Lingers – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Canadian wildfires will impact Western Pennsylvania’s air quality — again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Smoke from Canada wildfires reach Europe : NPR

The Second Biggest Disaster at Mount Vesuvius : Planet Money : NPR

Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom year may go bust | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


Refining turnpike toll collection, increases on soon-to-be commissioner’s radar | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

SEPTA awarded $80 million grant for low-emission buses | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

State News

With I-95 bridge success, Shapiro has passed his first big test – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Shapiro lauds fallen Trooper Rougeau as hero with ‘a servant’s heart’ (goerie.com)

Over $1 billion to expand high-speed internet coming to Pennsylvania (msn.com)

Supreme Court Allows Unusual Pennsylvania Law on Corporate Suits – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Massive military plane will fly over state Capitol, Gettysburg on Tuesday – pennlive.com

Penn State research team discovers unique subspecies of fish in Susquehanna River – pennlive.com

What to know about gardening in Pennsylvania in early summer weeks | WITF

Fireworks in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Schuylkill Fourth of July (readingeagle.com)

Pa. to receive $1.2 billion to expand broadband access – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom year may go bust | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

How and when to get a Real ID in Pennsylvania | WITF

National News

Hamburger Mary’s gets temporary win over DeSantis anti-drag law in Florida : NPR

Julian Sands Confirmed Dead After Remains Found on California’s Mount Baldy – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Colorado Teen Flying a Drone Spots a Car Trapped in a Sinkhole – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Three Minutes to Address a Killer – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Transgender Laws States Passed This Year – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Schools Bring Police Back Into Schools, Reversing Racial Justice Decisions – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court Puts First Amendment Limits on Laws Banning Online Threats – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Supreme Court Rules Against Independent State Legislature Theory (politicspa.com)

Chicago mother sues city after murder charges were dropped against her and her son | Across America | phillytrib.com

Senators urge Secretary of State, Homeland Security to give Israel visa waiver status | National | thecentersquare.com

We’re older than we used to be, especially in these states | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

N.C. Republicans lose U.S. Supreme Court case on legislatures’ power over federal elections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mom of teen who died in Titan implosion said he took her seat – pennlive.com

Local News

Berwick, Nescopeck rampage suspect called “monster” as he’s sentenced to life | News | citizensvoice.com

Five Lackawanna County child protection workers charged with endangering eight children, investigators charge | Crime-Emergency | thetimes-tribune.com

Luzerne County election officials apologize for errors in campaign finance reporting lists | Election | standardspeaker.com

Brandywine Hospital could be purchased by Penn Medicine, Tower Health says (readingeagle.com)

Pedestrian stop leads to Doylestown manhunt | The Bucks County Herald

Bucks County DA busts catalytic converter theft ring (mainlinemedianews.com)

1964 explosion that killed 6 in Poconos remembered with marker (poconorecord.com)

Haverford School Board member upset over ‘Mockingbird’ meetings (delcotimes.com)

Brandywine Valley SPCA welcomes hundreds of rescued pets by air, land for largest adoption event in county – Daily Local

A look inside the courtroom, as Bryan Kohberger’s defense requests additional information from prosecutors | Poconos and Coal Region | wfmz.com


Opinions in Jewish community differ on seeking death penalty for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter | TribLIVE.com

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh looks to expand in Lawrenceville | TribLIVE.com

Pair accused of defrauding SBA, banks of $14 million in covid-related aid | TribLIVE.com

Experts debate brain imaging of Pittsburgh synagogue shooter | TribLIVE.com

East End preservation group fights to block demolition of Shadyside church | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial could put Jewish faith’s guiding texts on the death penalty under a microscope | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A heart-centric institute: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh pitches growth plan | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New proposed bus routes for Downtown Pittsburgh will be unveiled at hearings Wednesday and Thursday – Pittsburgh Union Progress

How many ballparks has Pittsburgh been home to over the years? (nextpittsburgh.com)


Philly DA Larry Krasner: Expect answers on jail escape soon (inquirer.com)

Pa. housing advocates say foreclosure prevention program is a ‘nightmare’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia police seize guns and $1.4 million in street drugs during 3-day operation in Kensington | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly leaders want to ban ski masks to prevent gun violence; opponents say it’s an intrusion on Black youth | Local News | phillytrib.com

Cabrini University to close May 2024; Villanova purchasing campus | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘We are not fully operational’: Philly prison commissioner blames jailbreak on short-staffing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Penn Medicine to acquire shuttered Brandywine Hospital from Tower Health – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SEPTA awarded $80M grant from Federal Transit Administration for bus facilities improvements – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Casey, Fetterman: $1.16 billion for high-speed internet expansion in Pa. | News | bradfordera.com

Legislation to protect pregnant workers takes effect – LVB

Sen. John Fetterman is ‘grateful’ to be alive and back in the fight (msn.com)

US Senate Democrats ask for more specifics on SNAP changes resulting from debt deal – Florida Phoenix

Fetterman Endorses Innamorato For Allegheny County Executive (politicspa.com)

Fetterman, subcommittee Democrats seek info on SNAP changes | News | bradfordera.com