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Legislature

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

Push to eliminate dark money from Pennsylvania politics (abc27.com)

Poll finds bipartisan support for fixing campaign finance laws | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider requiring government data breach notifications (abc27.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania bill will force up water rates, public water utilities claims (abc27.com)

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

Reform bill targets ‘disgraceful’ abuse by Philly police of a disability program (inquirer.com)

Tears of a Black Male Educator – Education Next

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

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

Senate Republicans revive election bill over 2020 complaints (abc27.com)

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

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 (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

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

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

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 – pennlive.com

 

Business/Jobs

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

 

Crime/Punishment

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

Delaware County Council disbands prison K-9 unit through actions (delcotimes.com)

 

Education

Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars ‘unauditable’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pennsbury to begin study of possible merger with Morrisville (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Daniel Boone School Board still being criticized over reansportation decision (readingeagle.com)

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

 

Elections/Politics

Pa Senate race: Fetterman may not return to campaign trail for another month, per wife (abc27.com)

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

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 | phillytrib.com

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

 

Transportation

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

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

Route 222: Work on roundabouts nears the finish line (readingeagle.com)

 

Health

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

NEPA is high-risk for tick-borne diseases | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

State News

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

Avian flu cases in Pennsylvania down from peak (abc27.com)

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

This small central PA town grew like crazy during the pandemic (ydr.com)

Snakehead fish continuing their spread in southeast PA, Berks (delcotimes.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

Guest Opinion: The struggle for the soul of America came to Buffalo (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Key results from states that held primary elections this week – pennlive.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | tribdem.com

2022 Juneteenth event in Doylestown celebrates local Black community (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PECO fixing gas line leak less than a block from Pottstown blast site (dailylocal.com)

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

Exeter Township: Measure to have police report to board advances (readingeagle.com)

Cumberland Valley Civil War Roundtable group honors Black soldiers | Smart Talk (witf.org)

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

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

Council reconsiders proposed lobbyist deal to help secure federal funds | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh council considers amendments to stop-and-frisk legislation | TribLIVE.com 

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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

 

Philly

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

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

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 | phillytrib.com

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

 

Washington

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