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Proposed Constitutional amendment aims to give states more power over campaign spending – City & State Pennsylvania (

Push to eliminate dark money from Pennsylvania politics (

Poll finds bipartisan support for fixing campaign finance laws | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider requiring government data breach notifications (

Violent crime survivors, and the loved ones of victims, unite for ‘healing’ in Harrisburg – Daily Local

Crime survivors rally for criminal justice reforms focused on breaking the cycle of violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Crime victims visit Capitol to support Safer Pennsylvania Act bills that would help survivors heal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania bill will force up water rates, public water utilities claims (

Public water utilities say Pa. Senate bill will increase rates –

Reform bill targets ‘disgraceful’ abuse by Philly police of a disability program (

Tears of a Black Male Educator – Education Next

Pa. Senate approves GOP bill expanding poll watcher access, eligibility | Don’t Miss This |

Pa. Senate bill would require insurance coverage for donor human milk | News |

Senate Republicans revive election bill over 2020 complaints (

W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking | State |

Emergency Medical Providers Seeking Long-Term Solutions to EMS C – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Rep. Williams Wants Feds, State to Intervene in Philly Crime Crisis – DV Journal (

Lancaster County activists rally outside Sen. Scott Martin’s office, demand fair funding for Pa. schools | Local News |

Pa. House panel approves funding scheme to pay for cleaning up abandoned wells – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Montgomery County to apply for $300K state grant continuing Rapid Re-Housing services (

Pa. lawmaker to enter treatment ‘to address any possible alcohol issues’ following weekend crash –

Uniontown state Rep. Matt Dowling faces pending DUI charges for June 4 crash in Fayette County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Coronavirus – COVID-19

FDA advisers endorse Novavax COVID vaccine : Shots – Health News : NPR

Life becomes foggy, uphill haul for central Pa. man who thought he was over COVID-19 –



Carnegie Mellon offers employees some inflation relief with $1,500 payment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A big 4-day workweek test is underway. Backers think it could help productivity : NPR

Grocery store rotisserie chicken prices stay low despite inflation : NPR

Postal Service job fairs offer opportunity to enjoy outdoors, work locally | The Bucks County Herald

State drops controversial pro-union language in Medicaid contracts | WITF

Pa.’s average gas price reaches $5 per gallon for first time as U.S. lawmakers struggle to find solutions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Dauphin County jail cells were ‘ice cold’ days before a prisoner died | WITF

Delaware County Council disbands prison K-9 unit through actions (



Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars ‘unauditable’ | Pennsylvania |

Greater Johnstown hires special education teachers, passes proposed budget | News |

Pennsbury to begin study of possible merger with Morrisville (

After second threat, police beef up security at Stetson Middle School – Daily Local

Daniel Boone School Board still being criticized over reansportation decision (

Hanover Area OKs budget; teachers raise discipline concerns | Times Leader



Pa Senate race: Fetterman may not return to campaign trail for another month, per wife (

Billy Lanzilotti still active in Republican South Philly ward politics, despite party’s expulsion ( 

Candidates of color say they need more party support, financial backing to be successful in Pa. · Spotlight PA

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms | News |

Successful write-in candidates to challenge for 6 Pittsburgh-area state House seats in November | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania pedestrian deaths up 20%; bigger cars, road design at issue | Pennsylvania |

Girard bridge, roundabouts to open soon at I-90 in western Erie County (

Route 222: Work on roundabouts nears the finish line (



Advocates call for statewide support for needle exchange programs in Pa. | WITF

NEPA is high-risk for tick-borne diseases | News |


State News

SBA official gets first-hand look at Coatesville Innovation Hub – Daily Local

Avian flu cases in Pennsylvania down from peak (

Should the Delaware Valley Follow New Jersey’s Strict Plastic Bag Ban? – DV Journal (

This small central PA town grew like crazy during the pandemic (

Snakehead fish continuing their spread in southeast PA, Berks (

Pa.’s 30-year-old recycling policy needs to be updated, experts say | WITF


National News

Story of Uvalde victim’s green shoes captures White House’s attention : NPR

Matthew McConaughey calls for gun legislation at White House (

Guest Opinion: The struggle for the soul of America came to Buffalo (

Key results from states that held primary elections this week –

Results: Newsom and Dahle will California primary for governor : NPR

Black-white wealth gap getting worse, 160 years of U.S. data show | News | 

The American prison began in Philly. It was racist from the start. (

30 cases in a month: Abortion, guns top Supreme Court justices’ to-do list (

U.S. watchdog warns unemployment benefits are at ‘high risk’ of fraud, abuse (

Our leaders have failed us on gun violence. Let’s take the power back | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, some 90 others seek $1 billion-plus from FBI for failing to stop Larry Nassar | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Local News

‘End Racism Now’ message repainted on downtown Johnstown street | News |

2022 Juneteenth event in Doylestown celebrates local Black community (

PECO fixing gas line leak less than a block from Pottstown blast site (

Pocono Twp. approves 80-MW solar field over deforestation, runoff concerns (

Exeter Township: Measure to have police report to board advances (

Cumberland Valley Civil War Roundtable group honors Black soldiers | Smart Talk (

Wilkes-Barre City Council concerned about projects’ costs | Times Leader

Vehicles leave Wilkes-Barre packed with supplies for Ukraine | News |

Council reconsiders proposed lobbyist deal to help secure federal funds | News |



Pittsburgh council considers amendments to stop-and-frisk legislation | 

Pittsburgh City Council again holds up stop-and-frisk bill to consider further amendments | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City council considering new legislation surrounding policing and incarceration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala was wrong to reject citizen complaint against assault weapons ban, court says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

City council considering new legislation surrounding policing and incarceration | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Pittsburgh responds to onslaught of gun violence | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

For North Side development next to Garden Theater, this cutting-edge building material dates back eons | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



In wake of South Street shooting, an existential threat to businesses – City & State Pennsylvania (

Organizations, including the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, call on Mayor Kenney to revamp Washington Ave. | Al Día News (

Reading Terminal Market breaks ground on $1 million Filbert Street Transformation Project | The Bucks County Herald

Activation of 835 area code coming, joining existing 610 and 484 area codes | The Bucks County Herald

‘It’s a blessing’: Affordable housing to replace nuisance motel in North Philadelphia | Local News |

South Street shooting in Philadelphia: Victims, latest news, and more from The Inquirer



Senate negotiators hope to have gun deal by the end of the week : NPR

Mexico’s president won’t be at Biden’s Summit of the Americas : NPR

D.C. passes bill protecting employees who fail marijuana tests from being fired : NPR

Chairman of the Jan. 6 committee says the U.S. came close to losing democracy : NPR