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Governor Wolf on stalled Pennsylvania budget talks: “Republicans screwing around” (abc27.com)

Pa. budget talks fail to gain traction with 3 days to deadline – pennlive.com

Talks yield no Pennsylvania budget deal, with 3 days left | WITF

The clock is ticking for lawmakers, Wolf to agree on 2022-23 budget. What to know so far – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pitt funding, state budget all on hold as Pa.’s budget deadline looms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania House targets colleges’ fetal research in bill (abc27.com)

Allegheny County Democrats push for Pitt funding as Pa. budget deadline edges closer | TribLIVE.com

Lawmakers on both sides trying to get abortion-related bills passed after ruling overturning Roe V. Wade | State | thecourierexpress.com

Gun control bill once again amended and replaced with GOP concealed-carry legislation – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Gov. Wolf will not sign law loosening restriction on poll watchers – pennlive.com

Nonpartisan Group Urges Veto to Poll Watcher Bill – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania bill seeks to criminalize running away from cops | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Aument and Martin propose bills aimed at giving parents more control over kids’ education. LGBTQ students stand to lose. [editorial] | Our Opinion | lancasteronline.com

Bill enhances fire safety in family child care homes by requiring interconnected smoke detectors – pennlive.com

Bringing Transparency To State-Related Universities Approved By Committee – WDAC

Pennsylvania House targets colleges’ fetal research in bill (abc27.com)

Advocacy group calls for guardianship reform in PA (abc27.com)

After Roe, we know what the Pa. GOP will do, says Rep. Fiedler | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Pa. House passes ban on sale of kratom to children (mcall.com)

PA House passes bill banning sale of Kratom to minors (abc27.com)

Law Passed Renaming Montgomery County Roadway After Famous Resident | Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Pa. House Republicans trying to impeach DA Larry Krasner are likely to pass a resolution to investigate his office (inquirer.com)

PA House GOP Committee to Investigate Progressive DA Krasner – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Guest Opinion: PA House has time to target Krasner, but not firearms (theintell.com)

Sen. Kearney Announces $750K in Additional RACP Funding for Delaware County Community College – MyChesCo

Who runs Harrisburg? You or the corporate elite? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

LETTER: For-profit healthcare reform is needed now – Delco Times

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for the fall : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

Job cuts are rolling in as recession fears rise : NPR

Gas prices fall amid recession fear, less demand and cost of oil – pennlive.com

Fourth of July 2022 cookout will cost more than it did last year, farm bureau says – pennlive.com

As inflation soars, Black Americans bear the brunt of rising grocery, gas and housing prices | Across America | phillytrib.com

Penn National spinoff acquiring real estate of two Bally’s Rhode Island casinos for $1B – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Who’s to blame for inflation? We fact-check some common claims : NPR

Luzerne County Council unanimously approves new union contracts | Times Leader

BCI Steel reopens Leetsdale factory to make solar components (nextpittsburgh.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Building owner charged in blaze that killed Philadelphia firefighter – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Education

Fair funding for Pa. schools also means fair funding for special education | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Frances Wolf visits Bucks County Community College to discuss college hunger and affordability | The Bucks County Herald

Acting state education secretary touts ‘opportunities’ in tour of Penn Highlands campus | News | tribdem.com

Upper St. Clair school board finalizes teachers contract, approves tax hike | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Universal Bluford and Daroff charter schools face limbo as management contract expires (inquirer.com)

Schuylkill Valley schools address transportation and staffing issues (readingeagle.com)

Central Pa. school district expects to pass policy limiting transgender athletes – pennlive.com

Allentown School District budget: Board passes 5.3% tax hike (mcall.com)

Hempfield School District community gathers in support of transgender student inclusion | Local News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court | WITF

Pennsylvania primary voters turned out in record numbers. Here’s what drew some of them to the polls. | WITF

Doug Mastriano’s plan to “reset” voter registrations ignores safeguards that already remove hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Among Democrats, frustration and anger are rising over caution on abortion (inquirer.com)

How Pennsylvania keeps its voter rolls clean and updated · Spotlight PA

Poll shows deep partisan divisions over transgender rights : NPR

Poll Shows Dem Challenger Might Beat Rep. Fitzpatrick Over Abortion Issue – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

GOP Up, Dems Down in Registration Numbers – PoliticsPA

Cook Political Report Moves PA-12 to Likely Democrat – PoliticsPA

John Fetterman returning to Pa. Senate campaign trail after stroke (wkbn.com)

 

Environment

Pa. waited more than 2 years to test wells after finding nearby contamination. Now this neighborhood wants answers. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. waited more than 2 years to test wells after finding nearby contamination. Now this neighborhood wants answers. · Spotlight PA

 

Transportation

Pennsylvania expanding access to transportation assistance programs (abc27.com)

Pa., Norfolk Southern get a deal to expand W.Pa rail access | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With demand up, airports will be busy around July 4th. Here’s what you should do – pennlive.com

Could passenger rail service return to the Lehigh Valley? Advocates say it could happen – WLVR FM

 

Health

How many states have banned abortion? U.S. laws after Roe v. Wade overturned (inquirer.com)

The U.S. to offer nearly 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine in coming weeks : NPR

CVS drops restrictions on morning-after pill purchases (abc27.com)

Mt. Pleasant-area locals wonder how Excela, Butler intended merger will impact Frick Hospital | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

Across Pennsylvania, police funding and more health services unite parties | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Game Commission seeking public’s help in turkey survey (abc27.com)

Pa. boat registration process simplified | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia investment firm Swarthmore Group, managing $1.5 billion, is shutting down (inquirer.com)

Energy Secretary Granholm talks Western Pa.’s clean energy future during visit | TribLIVE.com

 

National News

U.S. HHS chief vows to protect abortion access, but says much depends on states – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Supreme Court abortion ruling puts state constitutions in center of the fight : NPR

Lawyer who advised Trump says federal agents seized phone | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump’s legal exposure may be growing and 4 other Jan. 6 hearing takeaways : NPR

Grocery store worker accused of hitting Rudy Giuliani faces reduced charges after video emerges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

N.J. Legislature to vote Wednesday on a record $50.6 billion budget (inquirer.com)

Election denial is a losing message as centrist Republicans sweep statewide Colorado primaries | Colorado Public Radio (cpr.org)

Illinois results: Darren Bailey and Gov. JB Pritzker head to ballot : NPR

New York Results: Gov. Hochul and Rep. Zeldin to meet in race for governor : NPR

Oklahoma results: Stitt and Hofmeister win primaries for governor : NPR

Supreme Court weighs in on Louisiana redistricting : NPR

Ukraine’s leader pushes for fuller NATO embrace, more arms | News | tribdem.com

Macron says Russia can’t win in Ukraine after strike on mall | Times Leader

U.S. to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat | News | tribdem.com

Similac baby formula being shipped to U.S. from Ireland, FDA says – pennlive.com

 

Local News

Luzerne County Council hires firm to administer Rescue Plan funding proposals | News | citizensvoice.com

Sugar Notch zoning board rejects plan for bus depot at former church property on Main Street | News | citizensvoice.com

Exeter Township baby formula manufacturer gets waiver for addition (readingeagle.com)

City Councilwoman Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz appointed council president (readingeagle.com)

Hellertown library board has options on Lower Saucon, state says (mcall.com)

Pro-Roe rally draws hundreds to Stroudsburg’s Courthouse Square (poconorecord.com)

Hundreds of protesters took to Stroudsburg Monday after Roe decision (poconorecord.com)

Manheim Twp. commissioners unanimously deny Oregon Village zoning application | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Chester County count shows 23% drop in homelessness – Daily Local

Berks Agricultural Resource Network kicks off B.A.R.N.OPOLY challenge (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

Legislation to protect reproductive freedoms in Pittsburgh starts approval process through city council | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Airbnb permanently bans parties at rented properties just months after fatal shooting at Pittsburgh house | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County Council moves closer to forming independent police review board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh denies COVID-19 vaccine exemptions to some police officers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh City Councilman Bobby Wilson proposes legislation to protect abortion rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Councilman introduces legislation to protect abortion access in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council approves extension of police training facility lease with CCAC | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawsuit alleges Allegheny County Jail failed to help suicidal man who killed himself last year | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Philadelphia Navy Yard plan adds residential, commercial, and retail space (inquirer.com)

Community College of Philly pays off students’ unpaid balances for the second year – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PennDOT to start year-long reconstruction of 5th Street Bridge in North Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New plan for Philadelphia Navy Yard calls for $6B investment, nearly 9M square feet of development – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia councilman’s lack of transparency not unique | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

R. Seth Williams: Poor black and brown communities suffer the most under Krasner (broadandliberty.com)

 

Washington

VP Harris talks about the fight for abortion rights after Supreme Court decision : NPR

Biden and NATO to bolster military presence in Europe amid Russian aggression (inquirer.com)

Democrats unveiling ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’ (abc27.com)

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivers powerful testimony to House Jan. 6 committee, says Trump wanted to join rioters at Capitol | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

All the bombshells Cassidy Hutchinson dropped about Trump and Jan. 6 (inquirer.com)

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd – Daily Local

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican despite abortion stance (inquirer.com)

Federal lawmakers aim to crack down on ‘dark patterns’ that trick users online – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)