Bill to allow immigrants, DACA recipients to teach in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Bill to allow immigrants, DACA recipients to teach in Pennsylvania (wtaj.com)

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces “Do Not Sell Firearm Registry” bill (abc27.com)

Comitta highlights school performances for ‘Theater in Our Schools Month’ – Daily Local

Pa. senator gives birth in office, forces new paradigm (audacy.com)

Pa. Senate passes TikTok ban on state devices, networks (audacy.com)

Who is PA Senator Cris Dush? · Spotlight PA

Newly elected state Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz shares her story to celebrate International Women’s Day (readingeagle.com)

Pashinski, O’Mara seek reform of hospital closure process | Times Leader

What Pa’s advocacy community had to say about Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization In Budget Request As Lawmakers Prepare Reform Bills – Marijuana Moment

Josh Shapiro’s Pa. budget proposes legal marijuana tax (inquirer.com)

Gov. Shapiro: State budget focuses on ‘commonsense investments’ | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Republicans and Democrats Across Pennsylvania Are Praising Governor Josh Shapiro’s Commonsense Budget

Reaction to PA Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget (phillyburbs.com)

Education leaders, city officials respond to Gov. Shapiro’s first budget address | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennsylvania counties see potential mental health funding boost as a “down payment” | WITF

Pennsylvania school allies criticize Shapiro’s budget plan | ABC27

High rate may undermine Shapiro’s weed tax bounty (broadandliberty.com)

Temple University Police Department awarded $1.7 million grant – CBS Philadelphia (cbsnews.com)

Sen. Hughes announces $1.7M grant to support Temple University Police Department following officer’s death – 6abc Philadelphia

Temple Police awarded security grant from state – WHYY

Renovations Underway At Gather Place Museum In Yardley | Yardley, PA Patch

Berks and Chester counties receive more than $5 million for housing programs (dailylocal.com)

Former Bucks County district attorney approved as PA attorney general (phillyburbs.com)



Inflation and money woes are forcing Americans to delay medical care : Shots – Health News : NPR

General Motors offering buyouts : NPR

Small-business grants you can apply for in March 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Gopuff’s latest round of layoffs will impact 100 employees, report says – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

PPP loan forgiveness won’t stop false claim act lawsuits – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Rothman Orthopaedics enacts layoffs in corporate services department – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Editorial: Scrap noncompete agreements | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Temple reaches another tentative agreement with striking graduate student union (inquirer.com)



Evidence Shows Philadelphia’s Indoor Vaccine Mandate Didn’t Work – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)



Should Pennsylvania abolish the death penalty? | Pro/Con (inquirer.com)

Firing squads could return as states debate the death penalty | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Cumberland County prison inmates graduate from food training program (abc27.com)

Donor’s $125,000 helps Brookhaven hire new police officers (delcotimes.com)

Lawsuit claims negligence, racial discrimination in Lehigh County 911 Center’s handling of fatal fire call | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Official says medical needs increasing at Berks jail (readingeagle.com)

Par Funding probe: Witnesses were threatened after broad daylight attack on lawyer investigating the company, feds say (inquirer.com)



Midstate school districts facing serious funding issues (abc27.com)

Penn State forecasts layoffs amid budget crunch · Spotlight PA

Can the public know if outside groups are paying Penn State salaries? | WITF

Pgh. School Principals, Vice Principals Could Get Right To Unionize | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Carol Birks hired as ASD superintendent with $250K salary | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Carol Birks hired as superintendent of Allentown schools (mcall.com)

Hempfield School District closes middle school locker rooms to meet ‘privacy preferences’ | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Curtis Institute of Music receives $10M gift to fund residency program – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Electric vehicle education evolving in Northeast Pennsylvania | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Sprinkler system adds to cost of school in former TV station | Education | standardspeaker.com

Teacher pensions are becoming a bigger share of educational costs. Here’s why | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)




Joe Biden Philadelphia visit: A budget proposal, and his reelection pitch (inquirer.com)

Far-right Florida groups look to capitalize on political climate. : NPR

California’s Shasta County ditches Dominion Voting Systems : NPR

Jenna Ellis, campaign lawyer for Donald Trump and Doug Mastriano, admits her voter fraud claims were false | WITF

South Carolina House OKs hate crime bill, sends it to Senate | Across America | phillytrib.com

When will Americans flood the streets to protest our broken, corrupt Supreme Court? (inquirer.com)


Malcolm Kenyatta announces run for Pennsylvania Auditor General (abc27.com)

Former Pennsylvania Senate candidate Malcolm Kenyatta to run for auditor general – WFIN Local News

A former state rep with a criminal record is running for City Council, and Doug Mastriano is still falling for fake polls (inquirer.com)


In Lancaster County municipal primary, energy is high at local level, countywide races not so much | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Do political endorsement fees in Allegheny County deter candidate diversity? | Politics | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Philadelphia mayor race: Cherelle Parker follows endorsements with TV ads (inquirer.com)



Norfolk Southern budges on safety reform amid derailment recovery | National | thecentersquare.com

Norfolk Southern brings apology, aid to derailment hearing (dailylocal.com)

Casey, Shaw Testify at U.S. Senate Norfolk Southern Hearing (politicspa.com)

At East Palestine train derailment site, Norfolk Southern under investigation by OSHA after workers report health problems | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw vows to help East Palestine ‘thrive and recover’ at Senate hearing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA Environment Digest Blog: Sen. Bob Casey Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee On Ohio/PA Train Derailment (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Pittsburgh International Airport unveils plans for tunnel to connect terminals (nextpittsburgh.com)

Tunnel vision: Airport wants to give travelers a taste of Pittsburgh entering new terminal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh airport officials unveil plans for Fort Pitt Tunnel-inspired bridge connecting terminals in $1.4B project | TribLIVE.com

Train petition signatures approach 10,000 as deadline nears | News | thetimes-tribune.com


Gun Safety

As the ranks of Black gun owners grow, the Second Amendment finds fresh support (inquirer.com)

States with the highest rate of gun-related fatalities | National News | thetimes-tribune.com



Staff shortages, ‘burdensome’ regulations among top hurdles for addiction treatment providers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What is Healthier Allegheny? A 5-year plan you need to know about (nextpittsburgh.com)

LVHN: patient information from ransomware attack released online (poconorecord.com)

Over-the-counter access to naloxone supported | News | standardspeaker.com

Today is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. Thank you to our patients | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

Pennsylvania Veterans Museum observes National Vietnam War Veterans Day (delcotimes.com)

Proposed EV fees falls short of solving state’s infrastructure woes | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Biden sends wishes to hospitalized Fetterman: ‘We’re with you, pal’ – pennlive.com

Parts of Pa. could see snow, rain, mix this week: Check the map for details – pennlive.com

Gisele Fetterman creates social media stir after battling Pa. fire ‘like a boss’ – pennlive.com

Dean reintroduces Homelessness and Behavioral Health Care Coordination Act to Congress (mainlinemedianews.com)

This is the time for Pennsylvanians to pipe up on lead removal | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

Prosecutors signal criminal charges for Trump are likely | News | phillytrib.com

Lawyer: Trump invited to testify before NY grand jury | Times Leader

Lachlan Murdoch defends Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott as defamation trial looms : NPR

Russia fired hypersonic missiles on Ukraine in its latest barrage : NPR

Matamoros kidnapping: Bodies of 2 slain Americans return to the U.S. : NPR

German police say 8 are dead in Jehovah’s Witnesses hall shooting : NPR

China’s Xi Jinping gets 5 more years as state president : NPR

ChatGPT’s impact on grammar, cyberbullying, and the future of language | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Netanyahu’s attack on Israel’s judiciary also impacts the United States (inquirer.com)


Local News

After Montco’s rejection Lower Merion BOC begins rescinding new ward map – Mainline Media News

New Coffee Shop, Florist Pops in West Chester (vista.today)

Prospect Homes residents told to vacate properties amid ‘structural inspection’ | News | tribdem.com

Northampton full-time paid fire service is first in Bucks County (phillyburbs.com)

Valley Forge Tourism Board hosting first Freedom from Hunger Spring Drive (dailylocal.com)

Preparations begin for York’s 37th annual Saint Patrick Day Parade (abc27.com)

Allentown homes have a lead paint problem. Here’s how the city is working to fix it (mcall.com)

LANTA is making changes to Lehigh Valley bus routes. Will your commute be affected? (mcall.com)

A look at the $10 million in upgrades to Coca-Cola Park that will keep team playing in Allentown (mcall.com)

The Electric City gets first electric vehicle fleet | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Cognetti to Friendly Sons: Thanks, but no thanks | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Some Luzerne County American Rescue Plan applicant scores released | Times Leader



Walnut Capital sues over land for Oakland Crossings (nextpittsburgh.com)

City’s long delays leave rotting homes in Pittsburgh’s most distressed neighborhoods | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Penguins are planning $30 million in upgrades at PPG Paints Arena — and a giant scoreboard | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artist creates Route 28 sound barriers that are pleasing to eyes, ears | TribLIVE.com



Trio of Philadelphia post offices fixing delivery issues after audit | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kenney’s budget proposal is just a ‘Band-Aid’ for illegal dumping, advocates say | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly Council approves plan to require hiring of chief public safety director (inquirer.com)

City invests $750,000 in six organizations for diverse tech hub initiative | Business | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia’s latest outdoor dining regulations increase friction with restaurant owners – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

City Council votes to create chief public safety director | Local News | phillytrib.com

Homes in Black neighborhoods in Philly are often undervalued by appraisers. Could a new virtual reality program help? | Local News | phillytrib.com

AKAs honor one founder in ceremonies in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

Ed Rendell and John Street: When it comes to the Sixers arena, let the next mayor decide | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Why do Philadelphians fight loss of street parking? Experts discuss and debate. (inquirer.com)

Johnny Doc trial: Local 98 asks a judge to block subpoena seeking access to ex-union chief’s emails (inquirer.com)

Swarthmore condo fight, Darrell Clarke’s development legacy, and housing market tips (inquirer.com)

Nicole C. Fisher, nurse manager at CHOP and tireless volunteer, has died at 42 (inquirer.com)



Outside groups take a first stab at a Supreme Court ethics code : NPR

Here’s what’s in Biden’s 2024 budget plan : NPR

In Philly, Biden says he’s ready to meet with McCarthy ‘anytime’ on budget plan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Biden set to unveil federal budget proposal: What to expect (wesh.com)

Biden lays out his budget plan, challenges GOP to follow suit | News | phillytrib.com

Health data breach hitting Congress ‘could be extraordinary’ (inquirer.com)

GOP Leader McConnell remains in hospital after concussion (inquirer.com)

U.S. House panel passes GOP bill mandating federal Parents Bill of Rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)