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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signs $34 billion ‘divided government’ budget
Highlights of Pennsylvania’s 2019-20 budget package
Gov. Tom Wolf signs $34B budget; he touts big gains for schools, vows to fight for minimum wage hike
10 items that aren’t in the Pa. budget package
Gov. Wolf signs budget containing some items Democrats oppose

Pennsylvania lawmakers approve changes in how we vote

State News
Court system will seal about 2.5 million records a month under ‘clean slate’ law
Pa. blocks plastic bag bans for at least a year
Counties left waiting to see if state money to buy new voting machines comes through
Auditor general to investigate I-LEAD Charter School in Reading
Pennsylvania poised to take over health insurance exchange

Local News
Uptick in Lehigh Valley bombings part of bigger increase in such cases across Pennsylvania
City council kills controversial revolving loan program in Columbia
Marywood University receives $1.2 million federal grant for STEM scholarships

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


Washington D.C
Senate GOP leader relishes role as “Grim Reaper”
Supreme Court to rule on Trump bid to end ‘dreamers’ program
Like old pals, Trump, Putin make light of election meddling
N. Korea says Trump’s offer to meet Kim ‘very interesting’
Senate fails to limit Trump war powers amid Iran tensions
US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war
Trump, China’s Xi talk as trade war faces critical junction
Trump rescinds rule governing career training programs
Supreme Court won’t revive 2016 Alabama abortion law but will decide on ‘Bridgegate’

Presidential Race 2020
Kamala Harris was ready for her debate moment. Joe Biden wasn’t — and it could leave a lasting mark.
In the first Democratic debates, Kamala Harris turned Joe Biden — and 2020 race — upside down

What to expect when your city is expecting a supervised injection site: Lessons from around the globe
Refinery explosion: How Philly dodged a catastrophe
Philly controller: City’s finances continue to be sloppy
SEPTA commits $34 million to build new Ardmore train station

U.S. Steel, health department reach draft settlement over Clairton Coke Works violations
Pete Buttigieg proposes Pittsburgh summit on climate change at Democratic debate
Kennywood sets opening date for Steel Curtain roller coaster
Annual furry convention excited to be back in the ‘Burgh next week