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Legislature

State lawmakers to discuss Pa. budget, taxes, school safety at Thursday event in Homestead
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/state-lawmakers-to-discuss-pa-budget-taxes-school-safety-at-thursday-event-in-homestead/

Local pols turn to guv for action on pipeline
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local-pols-turn-to-guv-for-action-on-pipeline/article_60b4851a-4444-11e9-9088-ffc67134f8df.html

D.A. candidate wants A.G. to get involved in pipeline probe
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/d-a-candidate-wants-a-g-to-get-involved-in/article_0d292202-4430-11e9-b024-4f75e7b53f7a.html

Berks farmers briefed on Sunday hunting, spotted lanternfly, other issues in Harrisburg
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-farmers-briefed-on-sunday-hunting-spotted-lanternfly-other-issues-in-harrisburg

Lift blinds on government
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/lift-blinds-on-government-1.2456050

New funding formula for Pa. public colleges and universities to be crafted through proposed bill
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/new-formula-for-pa-colleges-and-how-they-are-funded-included-in-proposed-bill.html

$500 million nuclear power rescue bill introduced in Pennsylvania
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/nuclear-power-subsidy-bill-introduced-in-pennsylvania.html

Bill to bail out nuclear plants introduced in Harrisburg
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190311/bill-to-bail-out-nuclear-plants-introduced-in-harrisburg

$500 million nuclear bailout proposed in Harrisburg
https://www.tribdem.com/news/million-nuclear-bailout-proposed-in-harrisburg/article_f2bee0c8-1d8e-507c-99f6-3f4a0f5d4398.html

House brings back bills reorganizing career and technical education
http://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/03/house-brings-back-bills-reorganizing-career-and-technical-education.php

Constable official equates court payment plans in Reading to ‘predatory lending’
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/constable-official-equates-court-payment-plans-in-reading-to-predatory-lending

Butler County state lawmaker facing sexual assault claims remains on leave from the House
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/butler-county-state-lawmaker-facing-sexual-assault-claims-remains-on-leave-from-the-house.html

Public school student athletes need equal opportunities | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/03/public-school-student-athletes-need-equal-opportunities.html

Business

Ski areas flying high as season wraps
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ski-areas-flying-high-as-season-wraps-1.2456177

Our beer is only as good as our water | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/delaware-river-watershed-conservation-beer-20190311.html

Crime/Punishment

Murrysville police make 1st arrests using drone to track suspects
https://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/murrysville-police-use-drone-to-track-2-suspects-after-rt-22-crash/

State prisons will allow arts and crafts when children visit parents
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/state-prisons-will-allow-arts-and-crafts-when-children-visit-parents/

Former Lackawanna County chief of staff’s sexually violent predator assessment near
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/former-lackawanna-county-chief-of-staff-s-sexually-violent-predator-assessment-near-1.2455982

More than 200 incidents reported during Parade Day
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/more-than-200-incidents-reported-during-parade-day-1.2455996

Education

Clifton Heights fights Upper Darby plan to build middle school on the borough’s only park
https://www.philly.com/news/cliftonheights-upperdarby-school-field-20190311.html

Pennsylvania auditor general to investigate Glen Mills Schools
https://www.philly.com/news/glen-mills-schools-pa-auditor-abuse-juvenile-investigation-20190311.html

DePasquale sets sights on Glen Mills abuse issue
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/depasquale-sets-sights-on-glen-mills-abuse-issue/article_8c8e53b0-4443-11e9-94d2-035697ab260b.html

West Mifflin Area School Board could fire superintendent at special meeting Wednesday
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/west-mifflin-area-school-board-could-fire-superintendent-at-special-meeting-wednesday/

Food for thought: At-risk kids should be eating school breakfasts
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2019/03/12/Food-for-thought-At-risk-kids-should-be-eating-school-breakfasts/stories/201903060068

Let’s stop stressing out our kids with career choice pressure | Opinion
https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/teenage-anxiety-stress-college-high-school-20190311.html

Jerome Allen testified to how he took money to get a basketball recruit into Penn
https://www.philly.com/college-sports/jerome-allen-penn-bribery-fraud-testimony-20190312.html

Former Penn State president drops state appeal of Sandusky-related conviction; jail time looms
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/former-penn-state-president-drops-appeal-of-sandusky-related-conviction-jail-time-looms.html

Elections/Politics

Next round of party battles kicks off with state Senate District 37 race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/03/11/democrat-republican-pennsylvania-senate-district-37-d-raja-pam-iovino/stories/201903080076

Voters head to the polls today in special election for 114th district
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/voters-head-to-the-polls-today-in-special-election-for-114th-district-1.2456155

Special election Tuesday for W. Philly state House seat once held by Vanessa Lowery Brown
https://www.philly.com/news/movita-johnson-harrell-th-state-house-district-special-election-vanessa-brown-bribery-20190311.html

Gaming

Resort casino at Nemacolin has a new manager: Churchill Downs
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/03/11/Lady-Luck-Casino-Nemacolin-Churchill-Downs-management-resort-Pennsylvania/stories/201903110090

Local News

Chamber: Leandri did nothing wrong in posting alleged hate group event
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/chamber-leandri-did-nothing-wrong-in-posting-alleged-hate-group-event-1.2456157

Management of Luzerne County sports complex in Forty Fort changing
https://www.timesleader.com/news/736257/management-of-luzerne-county-sports-complex-in-forty-fort-changing

W-B police chief offers shooting update at crime watch meeting
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-police-chief-offers-shooting-update-at-crime-watch-meeting-1.2456145

Attorney provides argument for Plains Township project tax break
https://www.timesleader.com/news/736245/attorney-provides-argument-for-plains-township-project-tax-break

W-B city council candidate still registered to vote in Connecticut
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-city-council-candidate-still-registered-to-vote-in-connecticut-1.2456078

New Luzerne County coroner to be named soon
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/new-luzerne-county-coroner-to-be-named-soon-1.2456158

Scranton debate over stormwater management begins
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-debate-over-stormwater-management-begins-1.2456154

Fire companies, others recognized for six-hour truck rollover rescue
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/fire-companies-others-recognized-for-six-hour-truck-rollover-rescue-1.2456161

Scranton to pay $71,100 as part of rental registration settlement
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-to-pay-71-100-as-part-of-rental-registration-settlement-1.2455995

Unique mountain-climbing locomotive stops at Steamtown
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/unique-mountain-climbing-locomotive-stops-at-steamtown-1.2456235

Greensburg Council retroactively OKs firing of planning director
https://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/greensburg-may-be-attempting-to-cure-possible-sunshine-act-misstep/

Tarentum to mark unstable, vacant buildings with a red X
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-to-mark-unstable-vacant-buildings-with-a-red-x/

Tarentum’s community garden renamed to honor the Rev. Greg Blythe
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/tarentums-community-garden-renamed-to-honor-the-rev-greg-blythe/

Crime trends presentation to highlight Vandergrift Community Watch meeting
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/crime-trends-presentation-to-highlight-vandergrift-community-watch-meeting/

Reading mayor rebuffs council’s call for a new fire station
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-mayor-rebuffs-councils-call-for-a-new-fire-station

Marijuana

Pa. lieutenant governor’s listening tour on legalizing recreational marijuana to stop in Montgomery, Lancaster counties
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/pa-lieutenant-governors-listening-tour-on-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-to-stop-in-montgomery-lancaster-counties

Philly

Republican Daphne Goggins drops out of Philly mayor’s race
https://www.philly.com/news/daphne-goggins-philadelphia-primary-republican-controversy-mayor-20190311.html

Philly’s first licensed woman architect built this mid-century modern pavilion in Columbus Square. Its days are numbered. | Inga Saffron
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/south-philadelphia-columbus-square-elizabeth-fleisher-architect-mid-century-modernism-20190311.html

Center City day-care building evacuated after rot, deterioration cause flooring to shift
https://www.philly.com/news/center-city-daycare-evacuated-first-floor-beams-shifted-aging-properties-philadelphia-20190311.html

Police identify officer who shot Ethiopian immigrant; victim called 911, his boss says
https://www.philly.com/news/kevin-pfeifer-shot-kaleb-belay-west-philadelphia-th-district-20190311.html

Imam denies that statements made at North Philly mosque were anti-Semitic
https://www.philly.com/news/al-aqsa-mosque-anti-semitic-statements-abdelmohsen-abouthatab-20190311.html

Traffic Court judges-turned-inmates-turned-candidates spark early start to ballot challenge season
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-primary-nomination-petitions-challenge-season-20190311.html

Dorm-like ‘coliving’ apartment building planned in Northern Liberties
https://www.philly.com/real-estate/commercial/coliving-quarters-northern-liberties-germany-medici-20190311.html

Philly native and former W. Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield barred from serving in two dioceses
https://www.philly.com/news/michael-bransfield-catholic-church-pope-francis-sexual-harassment-william-lor-20190311.html

Without funding for enforcement, proposed housing bills will do little | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/affordable-housing-city-council-discrimination-li-editorial-20190312.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh to prep Downtown businesses for possible unrest over Michael Rosfeld trial
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/03/11/antwon-rose-trial-michael-rosfeld-downtown-pittsburgh-protest-plans-unrest-police-business/stories/201903110089

PWSA says automated shut-off notice calls were made in error
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/03/11/PWSA-Pittsburgh-automated-shut-off-notice-calls-error-erroneous/stories/201903110082

Pittsburgh community group sues Mayor Bill Peduto, city department director
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/north-side-community-group-sues-mayor-peduto-city-department-director/

Report: Police video shows Controller Chelsa Wagner go from giggling to screaming
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/03/11/chelsa-wagner-arrest-video-khari-mosley-allegheny-county-controller/stories/201903110119

“Innovation Summit” to highlight inclusion, equity in Pittsburgh
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/03/11/Pittsburgh-Inclusive-Innovation-summit-event-accessibility-urban-redevelopment-authority/stories/201903110101

It’s only Google Maps calling it ‘Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Playground’
https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2019/03/11/mac-miller-blue-slide-park-pittsburgh-renaming-petition-frick-park-google-maps/stories/201903110099

Getting ready for a new baseball season
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2019/03/11/Standalone-photos-PNC-Park-Pittsburgh-Pirates-baseball-season-signage/stories/201903110084

Roman Reigns, WWE Superstars pay visit to Children’s Hospital
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/roman-reigns-wwe-superstars-pay-visit-to-childrens-hospital/

Allegheny County Democrats reject Pittsburgh councilwoman’s endorsement bid
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/allegheny-county-democrats-reject-pittsburgh-councilwomans-endorsement-bid/

Blockbuster ‘Hamilton’ will return to Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/blockbuster-hamilton-will-return-to-pittsburgh/

Open Streets Pittsburgh 2019 schedule released
https://triblive.com/news/pittsburgh-allegheny/open-streets-pittsburgh-2019-schedule-released/

State News

After Supreme Court’s ‘Janus’ decision, Pa. is hub for anti-union lawsuits
https://www.philly.com/news/janus-anti-union-lawsuits-liberty-justice-center-pennsylvania-20190311.html

Pa. strikes well-plugging deal with largest conventional oil and gas operator in Appalachia
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2019/03/11/Diversified-Gas-and-Oil-abandoned-wells-plugging-settlement-Pennsylvania-DEP/stories/201903080130

Pa. reaches $7M deal over 1,400 abandoned oil and gas wells
http://www.witf.org/news/2019/03/state-reaches-7m-agreement-over-1400-abandoned-oil-and-gas-wells.php

Government websites are going interactive with budget details. But will citizens know what they’re seeing?
https://www.philly.com/news/budget-transparency-tool-radnor-tyler-opengov-philadelphia-20190311.html

Ordering your favorite stuff online? Pennsylvania, N.J. residents now owe sales tax.
https://www.philly.com/business/pa-nj-online-retail-sales-tax-wayfair-supreme-court-20190311.html

Distinguished Service Cross recipient Stevon Booker ’embodied Army values’
https://triblive.com/news/valley-news-dispatch/distinguished-service-cross-recipient-stevon-booker-embodied-army-values/

Ruling in Centre Park gas meter case states UGI did not conform to regulations, but doesn’t seek penalty
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/decision-in-centre-park-gas-meter-case-ugi-did-not-conform-to-regulations-no-penalty

Wet vs. dry: Rules may get tweaked for municipalities considering booze sales
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/wet-vs-dry-rules-may-get-tweaked-for-municipalities-considering-making-this-switch.html

Kernsville Dam: Historic treasure or obsolete offspring of King Coal?
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/kernsville-dam-historic-treasure-or-obsolete-descendant-of-king-coal

Feds OK plan to stop sewage overflows into Lehigh County waterways, lift decade-old orders
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-nws-allentown-lca-administrative-order-lifted-20190311-story.html

Transportation

Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags installed during previous recalls
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/auto/2019/03/12/Honda-to-recall-second-time-around-1M-vehicles-with-dangerous-air-bags-takata/stories/201903120072

PennDOT grades itself in performance report
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/penndot-grades-itself-in-performance-report/

Washington

‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/11/Pelosi-opposes-impeaching-Trump-interview-comments-Democrats/stories/201903110141

Trump administration could use social media to cut down on federal disability fraud
https://triblive.com/news/regional/trump-administration-could-use-social-media-to-cut-down-on-federal-disability-fraud/

Editorial: Nation’s leaders should be encouraging immunizations
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/nations-leaders-should-be-encouraging-immunizations