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Legislature

Pa. budget won’t make its June 30 deadline as lawmakers push forward proposals bound for Wolf vetoes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Pa. budget process is shameful state of affairs (mainlinemedianews.com)

Bill to keep transgender athletes out of girls’ sports clears Pa. Legislature; (dailylocal.com)

Pa. legislature approves 5 hot-button proposals, no vote yet on budget | News | tribdem.com

Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes pass PA Senate (abc27.com)

Bills limiting LGBTQ instruction, trans athletes in Pennsylvania pass GOP-controlled Senate | WITF

Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Senate approves limits on ‘sexually explicit’ content, gender identity discussions in schools – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House Republicans want to block state funding for the University of Pittsburgh over fetal tissue research · Spotlight PA

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

PA teacher shortage: Legislation might make certification easier (goerie.com)

Open records bill would mean major changes for Pennsylvania ‘state related’ universities | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

PA House sets up committee to consider Philly DA’s impeachment (abc27.com)

House adopts resolution to investigate Philly DA Krasner over objections of city lawmakers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. House to investigate Philly DA Larry Krasner’s office as Republicans hunt for impeachable offenses (inquirer.com)

Fireworks legislation: Berks officials not enthused (readingeagle.com)

A bill loosening rules for Pennsylvania poll watchers heads to Gov. Wolf’s desk | WITF

 

Business/Jobs

Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier visits Delco veteran job fair (dailylocal.com)

Merger vote at Spirit could reshape discount airline market (audacy.com)

Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy jobs increased 127% since 2019 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania poised to join EMS grouping, lessening barriers for workers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

It’s been a vicious 6 months for the stock market. Here’s what they’re signaling : NPR

Why coffee shop baristas have become the face of the labor movement : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

Tree of Life shooting trial in Pittsburgh will likely begin in spring 2023, judge says | WITF

 

Education

To help our children reach a successful future, we need to boost Level Up funding | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

It’s beyond time to address the soaring cost of cyber-charter schools | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Penn State expands paid parental leave to non-tenure track faculty and to staff after six months | WITF

Erie County Community College Board to vote on possible new site (goerie.com)

Greater Johnstown School District shuffles administrators | News | tribdem.com

Back to School PA Joins National Push to Keep Classrooms Open This Fall – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Exeter School Board approves tax increase of 1.5% (readingeagle.com)

Alvernia names downtown campus and school of engineering (readingeagle.com)

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

CBSD. Warrington partner to bring back school resource officer (theintell.com)

WB Area School Board passes final budget, fills vacant seat | Times Leader

Lackawanna Trail school board approves 2022-23 final budget with tax hikes | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

New poll: About half say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 | News | tribdem.com

Josh Shapiro teams up with health care workers to tout abortion message; Mastriano says economy will sway voters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guest Opinion: Transparent government is good government (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Fetterman calls for Biden administration to fine airlines amid cancellations (abc27.com)

Birds of a Feather? AOC Endorses John Fetterman for Senate – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Will the Supreme Court abortion ruling help Pa. Democrats win in a Republican year? | John Baer – pennlive.com

Trump’s fake electors: Here’s the full list – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Groups visit lawmakers across Pennsylvania to urge return to in-person voting | The Bucks County Herald

 

Environment

Penn State researchers aim to make discoveries about spotted lanternfly with public’s help – WHYY

 

Transportation

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads : NPR

Johnstown airport officials seeking bids on hangar, terminal renovations | News | tribdem.com

High gas prices won’t stop Americans from hitting the road for Fourth of July weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

First confirmed monkeypox case in Pittsburgh reported by Central Outreach Wellness Center | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Pittsburgh monkeypox case makes eight in Pa. – pennlive.com

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion | News | tribdem.com

 

State News

Pa.’s Wolf, govs urge Congress to preserve extended Obamacare subsidies | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. boat registration process simplified | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

National News

Ketanji Brown Jackson to take Supreme Court oath Thursday | News | phillytrib.com

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on Supreme Court : NPR

Supreme Court backs Congress on veteran job protection law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Supreme Court narrows ruling for Native American tribes in Oklahoma | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The overturning of Roe is just the beginning – LGBTQ+ rights could be next – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Antiabortion legislators want to block patients from crossing state lines (inquirer.com)

We cannot wait any longer to disarm hate | Shira Goodman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a lot to celebrate | News | phillytrib.com

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case | Across America | phillytrib.com

Russia and China slam NATO after the alliance raises alarm (inquirer.com)

New Zealand police have classified the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization : NPR

Putin has been unwilling to engage in Ukraine talks, says Blinken : NPR

The two cases left in this Supreme Court term : NPR

Emmett Till’s family seeks the arrest of a woman after a 1955 warrant is found : NPR

 

Local News

Northampton Zoning Hearing Board OKs Wawa project in Holland (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Kennett Square considers withdrawal from regional fire, EMS commission – Daily Local

Lancaster mayor speaks on pandemic relief, affordable housing (abc27.com)

Bethlehem is focusing its efforts to get developers to take on blighted properties on a specific, smaller area of the city – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Palisades Regional Fire and Rescue Service starts up in August | The Bucks County Herald

Council Rock approves compromise tax hike in budget | The Bucks County Herald

‘Housing is a right’: Advocates rally ahead of Montgomery County homeless shelter closure (mainlinemedianews.com)

Pro-choice rally in Greensburg offers support for abortion rights, scorn for Supreme Court | TribLIVE.com

County Manager Robertson plans to focus on personnel; praises union contracts | | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Federal court upholds decision to let Pittsburgh Regional Transit workers wear Black Lives Matter masks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh revenues bouncing back from pandemic, controller says | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor poised to become Allegheny County’s controller | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

Housing affordability in Philadelphia hits 17-year low with asking prices outpacing wages – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

What property owners, developers need to know about Philly’s new tree rules | Local News | phillytrib.com

 

Washington

Trump’s legal exposure may be growing – and 4 other takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearing | WITF

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s former White House counsel | WITF