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COMITTA: RGGI means clean air, strong economy for Pennsylvania – Daily Local

Democratic Lawmaker Calls On PA Legislature To Spend Surplus – – Butler, PA

Residents and professionals urge PA state legislators to take action against fracking | Visual Art | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Letter: Can Pennsylvania go 100% renewable by 2050? – Daily Local

Gov. Tom Wolf pitches using federal COVID aid to give cash assistance to families in need | 90.5 WESA

Wolf touts $1.75M investment in Berks baby formula plant | Berks Regional News |

Mastriano Shares Docs, Agrees to Interview with 1/6 Committee – PoliticsPA

Pa. GOP governor candidate Doug Mastriano’s Jan. 6 committee interview may not yield much, analyst says | WITF

Doug Mastriano to speak to Jan. 6 congressional committee, provided some documents (

Hempfield lawmaker’s bill targets Pitt, Penn State funding |


Coronavirus – COVID-19

White House: 1st shots for kids under 5 possible by June 21 (

COVID cases surged in PA and NJ, but hospitalizations and deaths didn’t go up similarly. Is the new normal here? (

White House: 1st shots for kids younger than 5 possible by June 21 | Coronavirus |

Covid cases down, deaths rise in Allegheny County |

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Allegheny County for 3rd week in a row | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID cases surged in PA and NJ, but hospitalizations and deaths didn’t go up similarly. Is the new normal here? (



U.S. added 390,000 jobs in May as hiring remained robust (

U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Chester County for inside look at semiconductor shortage – Daily Local

TGIF? Insane gas prices reach another record in Pa.: $4.85 a gallon average –

Walmart to open massive 1.5 million-square-foot fulfillment center in central Pa. –

Walmart adding 4 fulfillment centers, more than 4,000 jobs, including in Pa. (

Warehouse numbers continue to rise in the Lehigh Valley. Where is the funding coming from? – The Morning Call (

Recession is coming, but it’s a necessary evil, PNC CEO Bill Demchak says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



5 ways to reduce school shootings | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia paid $78.5 million in clergy sex abuse reparations (



With no social worker, this rural Pa. school district turned to teaching emotions in class | WITF

Letter: Why should teachers have to take on protecting students? (

McDowell students protest gun violence after fatal Texas school shooting (

Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools cost taxpayers and businesses (

Masks back in Erie schools amid COVID surge could prompt more lawsuits (

West Chester Area School District considers not using cops in schools – Daily Local

Officials discuss report calling for more education funding | Education |

Philly police officers led music class after Hartranft Elementary’s teacher quit (



Josh Shapiro and Sharif Street at odds over leadership of Pa. Democratic Party (

If elected Pa. governor, Mastriano wants everyone to re-register to vote. Can he do that? –

GOP insiders begin to reluctantly support Doug Mastriano, as Democrats tout unity in Pennsylvania | WITF

Mastriano’s crazy scheme to undo 2020 election could be the first item if he’s governor | Will Bunch (

Doug Mastriano’s largest donor is Shake Shack’s bread maker | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Doug Mastriano: 5 ways the Republican can win the PA governor race (

Bob Casey weighs in on state’s U.S. Senate race, criticizes GOP – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. court sides with McCormick, orders contested ballots counted in Senate primary | News |

Court orders contested ballots counted in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate primary | WITF

Commonwealth Court rules counties must tally undated ballots in Oz-McCormick U.S. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 3: McCormick Not Gaining Ground in Recount – PoliticsPA

Pa. recount: Mehmet Oz vs. David McCormick Senate race results, John Fetterman still out (

Court strikes down recount effort in 36th State Senate District | PA Power and Policy |

Dallas teacher wins GOP nomination in 22nd Senatorial District | Times Leader

PAC linked to billionaire Jeffrey Yass donated heavily to Coleman’s 16th Senate campaign – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Passenger and freight rail projects in 32 states, including Pa., get millions from U.S. DOT – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

An outdated parking rule in Pa. law threatens the safest kind of bike lanes (



Monkeypox Philadelphia case is likely first in state (

Guest commentary: Support legislation to reauthorize investment in Alzheimer’s research and care (

Latrobe-area leaders upbeat about proposed merger of Excela, Butler health systems |

Crozer Health to keep mental health services through this summer (


State News

Pennsylvania announces expanded food assistance eligibility | WJET/WFXP/

Court could clear way for local gun laws in Pa. · Spotlight PA

Natural gas: ‘Hedging’ and pipeline capacity an issue for Pennsylvania production | Pennsylvania |

Majority of Pennsylvanians think the state is on the wrong track | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania’s highest court could give cities the go-ahead to craft their own gun laws (

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (

Working through the COVID-19 pandemic pays off for Pa. government workers with bonuses –


National News

Why the war on gun violence is also a battle against systemic inequality | Solomon Jones (

N.Y. passes a bill that raises the age to buy and own semi-automatic rifles : NPR

N.Y. passes bill raising age to buy, own semi-automatic rifles (

Chicago archbishop adds his voice to the calls for gun safety legislation : NPR

2 doctors, a receptionist and a visitor were killed in the Tulsa shooting : NPR

2 women killed outside an Iowa church, hours after a shooting in Wisconsin : NPR

Uvalde school staffer takes the first step to possible lawsuit against gunmaker : NPR

The AR-15 is for mass killing — ban it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lawmakers call for investigation into Thomson federal prison : NPR

Queen Elizabeth II will skip Friday events due to discomfort | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Abortion rights might soon be gone. Activists worry same-sex marriage is next | WITF


Local News

Former Bethlehem budget director Mark Sivak charged (

Allentown City Council delays vote on giving IronPigs, Da Vinci $1.5 million in federal funds, citing favoritism issues – The Morning Call (

March against violence to be held in Harrisburg Friday morning (

Public shares feedback State Street construction project (

Montgomery County homeless shelter to close June 30 as lease runs out (

Poconos celebrate pride as fight for rights continues (

Opinion: These heroes paid the ultimate price for our freedom (

Upper Darby Council removes Rongione as administrative officer (

Delaware County received an extra $10 million for emergency rental assistance for helping more than 10,000 tenants (

Here’s how Lancaster County is spending American Rescue Plan Act funding [chart] | Local News |

Chester County earns national award for youth partnership with SPCA – Daily Local

Rainbow flag raised on Public Square to kick off Pride Month | News |

Wilkes-Barre council OKs $1.3M in ARP cash for parking garage work | News |



Mayor Gainey and health officials call for Pa. to legalize needle exchanges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Developer tackles the demolition of the brawny New Federal Cold Storage building in the Strip | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After North Side Airbnb shooting, teens struggle with trauma over gun violence | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh companies to get $1.6M in Department of Energy grants to improve nuclear, help solve climate challenges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal grant will pay half the cost for Port Authority to study whether bus routes should be changed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Advocacy group criticizes Port Authority for studying its route network while it doesn’t have enough drivers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly school district reopens registration for select summer programming sites | Local News |

Philadelphia parks, libraries get funding bump in mayor’s budget. Is it enough? (

North Broad Street project offers a new view of corridor | Local News |

Councilmember Johnson honors those fighting gun violence | Local News |

Photos: Give Philly a Raise Rally | Local News |

William Penn Foundation gives nearly $6 million for trail network around Philly (

Kenyatta Johnson should stop blocking Washington Avenue safety plan | Editorial (



Biden calls for a ban on assault rifles among measures to curb gun violence : NPR

Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: ‘How much more carnage?’ (

As senators seek common ground on guns, ‘red flag’ laws become a focus | WITF

What gun control proposals will the U.S. House consider? Here’s the list – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Jan. 6 committee promises primetime hearing with previously unseen material : NPR

Pennsylvania’s Dr. Rachel Levine gets expanded role in Biden administration – The Morning Call (

White House interns will begin being paid this fall : NPR

Biden announces Sept conference on hunger, nutrition, health (