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Legislature

Future of mail-in ballots decision rests on State Supreme Court | WHP (local21news.com)

Election security, rule of law dominate Pennsylvania hearing | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Corman proposes lowering gas tax by one-third through 2022 | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. lawmaker proposes lowering state liquid fuels tax amid rising gas prices – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania politicians endorse idea of gas tax holiday | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Gov. Wolf’s strong fiscal management has us poised to deliver for Pa. (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Stop stalling, pass legislation to protect Pennsylvania animals now (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. awards $800K in grant money to help veterans find jobs | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa.’s new congressional map is reflective of the commonwealth’s voters, justices argued – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

DCNR Announces $750K Grant for White Clay Creek Preserve Addition in Chester County – PennWatch

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Democratic governor who lifted mask mandate early explains why it was the right move : NPR

State’s COVID-19 cases remain low | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Researcher finds ‘stunning’ rate of COVID among Pennsylvania deer. Here’s what it means for humans | WITF

Hawaii to lift last U.S. state mask mandate by March 26 | TribLIVE.com

 

Business/Jobs

Inflation Rises to 7.9 Percent for February 2022 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Covid-19 relief for small businesses left out of $1.5T spending bill – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Three more Starbucks stores join Workers United union : NPR

Ride-share industry hurting from higher gas prices (abc27.com)

‘Russia is responsible’: US hits record-high gas prices (abc27.com)

After Two Years of Remote Work, Workers Question Office Life – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

US job openings at near record, adding to price pressures – Daily Local

 

Education

‘Back to School PA’ funder blasts Bucks Co. school board members (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania students reflect on school funding trial | WITF

Despite the stress, many teachers are staying put | WITF

Undocumented students deserve to go to college. We need to provide the path | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘Overwhelming majority’ of New Kensington-Arnold teachers union votes to OK strike if new contract remains elusive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elections/Politics

Petition deadline looming for Pennsylvania candidates (abc27.com)

Berks County commissioners ask Pa. Supreme Court for clarity about May primary (readingeagle.com)

AARP Ad Buy Calls Out Senate on Medicare, Drug Prices | PoliticsPA

1 in 5 local election officials say they’re likely to quit before 2024 : NPR

Pennsylvania Governor race a virtual tie; Fox News poll (abc27.com)

PODCAST: Chester County’s Guy Ciarrocchi on Why He’s Running for Congress – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Delaware County vote-by-mail ballots may not get out until end of April or beginning of May (delcotimes.com)

Republican governor hopeful Sen. Jake Corman talks state gas tax relief, mail-in voting during Lancaster campaign stop | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

This marijuana-smoking, Confederate flag-burning Senate candidate is having a ball | Across America | phillytrib.com

Lycoming County woman seeking Democratic nomination in 9th Congressional District race | Election | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania’s ‘democratic deficit’ (it’s not what you think) seems alive and well in 2022 | John Baer – pennlive.com

Bill McSwain called Fugett Middle School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance club ‘leftist political indoctrination’ (inquirer.com)

 

Environment

Pennsylvania could be the second-most flooded state in 2022 behind Florida, new study shows | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Transportation

Bucks County unlikely to see improved SEPTA service for now (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PennDOT eyes improvements to Derry Street including two major intersections – pennlive.com

PennDOT will negotiate with group led by Australian firm for tolling project to replace nine bridges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Health

Nurse license delays are worsening COVID-19 hospital staffing shortages : NPR

Nurses in Pennsylvania waited months to get licenses to work during historic staffing shortage | WITF

Penn Medicine CEO says Philadelphia will compare with Kendall Square and Silicon Valley in 10 years (Video) – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Psychedelic therapy integral to ancient societies may be coming to Pennsylvania | WITF

Main Line Health opens new inpatient psychiatric unit (mainlinemedianews.com)

 

State News

Delaware Valley Congressional Leaders Back Russian Oil Ban – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. Dept. of Education awards $5.3M for libraries (abc27.com)

Removing juvenile offenders from families should be last resort in Pa. (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Southwestern Pa. evictions rising as relief programs expire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania can’t afford the death penalty | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania warns about risks of deer tick virus (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania has the fifth most active hate groups in the nation, new report shows | Pennsylvania State News | lancasteronline.com

 

National News

High-level talks between Russia and Ukraine end with no breakthrough : NPR

2 Americans were released from Venezuela and there have been talks on oil too : NPR

Russia-Ukraine war: Key developments in the ongoing conflict – Daily Local

Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital, 17 reported hurt | News | phillytrib.com

White House warns Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine (abc27.com)

South Koreans vote political conservative as new president : NPR

MLB lockout: Rob Manfield, MLB cancel more games until April 14 : NPR

Behind bars? No problem. In Houston, people in jail can still go to the polls – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Local News

Johnstown’s plan for COVID-19 relief money set | News | tribdem.com

St. Joseph Hospital development set for city reviews after $5 million lot purchase | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Phoenixville Borough Council OKs mixed use project at old slaughterhouse site (dailylocal.com)

Easton’s revitalization drawing interest around the state, elsewhere, Panto says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Lower Nazareth supervisors approve plan to build warehouses near Dutch Springs – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

LGBT Center and Safe Berks partner to combat sexual assault and domestic violence (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

‘Love locks’ come off the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh | WITF

Lights Out Pittsburgh program helping migrating birds continues this spring | TribLIVE.com

Why are gasoline prices jumping by so much, so fast across the Pittsburgh region and the U.S.? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

What Frontier Airlines’ expansion at PHL means for the airport’s recovery – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

‘They need to be loved on’: Philly program offers youthful offenders a second chance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

False promises? Recipients of Philly’s gun violence grants are still spending their own money | Local News | phillytrib.com

Chester County land trust helped Trump save millions. That’s just one of its deals. (inquirer.com)

Philly fuel prices move up again despite decline in crude markets (inquirer.com)

Philly health department admits the city is far less vaccinated against COVID-19 than it has been saying (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District still requires some students to be vaccinated (inquirer.com)

Museums throughout Philadelphia drop COVID-19 mandates (inquirer.com)

The Philly region has gained high-income homeowners and lost those with middle and low incomes (inquirer.com)

PHL Inno – Six Philadelphia-area companies named to Forbes list of top startup employers (bizjournals.com)

 

Washington

Republicans Wrongly Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Garland says Jan. 6 investigation won’t end until everyone is held to account : NPR

House advances $13.6 bln in Ukraine aid along with government funding : NPR

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill as Democrats Drop Covid Aid – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

VAWA to become law (again) : NPR

Calls to suspend gas taxes across U.S. grow as prices surge – Daily Local

Gas tax holiday? Not so fast, says Washington, D.C., tax think tank | TribLIVE.com

U.S. House condemns bomb threats made against HBCUs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Congress ends crisis of its own making; passes bill shoring up U.S. Postal Service – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Fitzpatrick, Manchin introduce legislation Russian energy | The Bucks County Herald

Biden signs order on cryptocurrency as its use explodes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette