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Pennsylvania House Republicans tout energy independence as jobs, tax revenue bonanza | Pennsylvania |

Pa. House and Senate seats could be final next week, House GOP unhappy (

Soaring inflation, gas prices pressure Pennsylvania lawmakers on tax ‘holidays,’ distributing federal aid – The Morning Call (

Gas tax holiday a vacation from common sense | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania may lower gas tax amid soaring pump prices (

State Senator Says Consumers Are Getting Price Gouged At The Pump And Wants To Give Attorney General Power To Investigate – CBS Pittsburgh (

PA To Consider Expanding Gas Price Gouging Investigations | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PA Ag Secretary Highlights Chester County’s Mushroom Industry on Food Fuels PA Tour – MyChesCo

Pennsylvania Democrats Celebrate Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (

Is Pa. trying to end daylight saving time? (

Why Pa.’s congressional map was chosen · Spotlight PA

How to make the budget work for Pennsylvania (

This week is Sunshine Week. Here’s how you can shine the light on government | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Guest editorial: Free speech, free press demand protection now more than ever (

Editorial: Sunshine Week 2022 comes at a time of new challenges for reporting (

If it was easy to eliminate property taxes, it would have happened by now | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Lawmakers to push for $500 million trust fund to help fix Pennsylvania’s decaying bridges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PDE Authorizes $1M to Morrisville School District, Recompense for Years of Giving It Short Shrift – NewsBreak

$1 Million in Funding Awarded to Morrisville Borough School District – NewsBreak


Coronavirus – COVID-19

China battles multiple COVID outbreaks, driven by stealth omicron : NPR

How do we get to the pandemic’s ‘next normal’? | WITF

A ‘tornado’ in the body: Battling long COVID, months after infection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former President Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19 (

More than 4,000 Pa. kids have lost someone to COVID-19, but they’re mourning alone | Opinion (

School mask mandates sharply reduced COVID-19 transmission, new study suggests (



Uber charging customers new fuel fee for rides, delivery (

Fed’s coming interest rate hikes may present another economic challenge for Democrats : NPR

Black women have driven Black-owned businesses to above pre-pandemic levels : NPR

Oil Prices Drop as Market Volatility Eases – The New York Times (

What’s fueling the Great Resignation? | WITF

Most business owners say prices will continue to rise | Smart Talk (

Pa. flips the switch on electrical apprenticeships | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital nurses strike for better pay, staffing and retention | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ACMH nurses go on 5-day strike |

Average U.S. gas price rises 22% in 2 weeks to record $4.43 |

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate continues to drop |



A Philly cop killed a 12-year-old. What happened to police reform in Pa.? | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Bucks Commissioners, District Attorney Target PFAS Manufacturers in Lawsuit – DV Journal (

Former Temple business school dean Moshe Porat sentenced to 14 months for rankings scandal – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Man wanted in string of shootings of homeless men in Washington D.C., New York : NPR

Paul Davis: DEA’s Operation Overdrive will combat drug-related crime and overdose deaths (



Hatboro-Horsham Officials Participate In ‘One School, One Book’ | Hatboro, PA Patch

Schools face major obstacles to improve air quality : Shots – Health News : NPR

Substitute teacher shortage means fewer barriers to hiring teachers | Pennsylvania |

4-month trial wraps up in lawsuit over how Pennsylvania funds its public schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vigils planned in Norristown, Pottstown after state fair funding trial wraps up (

Millennial Money: Are you ready to start spending like a college graduate? – Daily Local

As school staffing shortages continue, some districts try novel solutions –

Pa. school board votes to keep Columbus Day over Indigenous Peoples’ Day, other traditional holiday names | Today in Pa. –

Bucks Community College honors inaugural group of Dream Builders – Lower Bucks Times

Violators would foot bill for HASD school bus camera plan | Education |



Flynn’s in, Fox poll favors Barletta, Mastriano, | |

PODCAST: Bartos Ready to Take On ‘Political Tourists’ in GOP Senate Race – DV Journal (

McSwain’s Criticism of WCASD ‘Gender-Sexuality’ School Club Sparks Backlash – DV Journal (

Podcast: Will Voter Shifts Doom PA Democrats? – PoliticsPA

Patel Ends Bid for PA-12 Nomination – PoliticsPA

Jeff Bartos on the economy, legislating and saving small businesses | City & State PA (

Thomas Kutz of Lower Allen Township launches bid for state House | City & State PA (

Black PA voters helped Biden win. Here’s what they want in 2022. (

Dave McCormick has dropped millions into Pa.’s U.S. Senate race, but it’s hard to trace where it’s coming from | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Anti-Trump Republicans lining up for 2024 shadow primary |

Yudichak has campaign cash but his political future is uncertain | Election |



PennDOT will repair potholes on ten state roads in Bucks County, 60 statewide (

Counties with the worst commutes in Pennsylvania (

PennDOT hurries to rebuild the Fern Hollow Bridge, environmentalists worry about waterways below | WITF



Top Pa. drug official denies blame for botched medical marijuana guidance, but her claims don’t add up · Spotlight PA

As crisis hotline grows, so do fears it won’t be ready | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


State News

U.S. lawmakers from southwestern Pennsylvania bring home $51.5 million under new earmark reforms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. passed a tax break for data centers. Now crypto-miners are taking advantage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rural broadband is a farm bill focus during U.S. House hearing – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Talks to resume as Russia pressures Ukrainian capital Kyiv | WITF

‘Unfinished business’: Tom Brady announces NFL return in tweet | ABC27

Colombians vote for a new congress and presidential candidates : NPR

Melinda French Gates on women, equity, marriage, courage, adversity (

New York’s Grand Capitol Slowly Awakens From Pandemic Slumber – The New York Times (

Census: Black population grows in suburbs, shrinks in cities | News |

Rally marks anniversary of ’65 voting march | Across America |


Local News

Harrisburg woman holds town halls on gun violence (

Community Briefs: Collingdale honors teenager, two police officers as lifesaving heroes – Delco Times

Ida still takes toll on Montgomery County six months after storm (

Pa. American advises customers in Chester, Lancaster Counties to boil water | Local News |

Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County issues annual Victim Advocacy Awards – Daily Local

Allentown’s police chief wants more officers in the city – The Morning Call (

Montgomery County positions new food storage program (

As the Delco jail returns to county control, its new warden is focused on mental health and staff training (

St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Wilkes-Barre despite storm and cold | News |

Lackawanna County forced to return $2 million in emergency rent assistance funds to federal government | News |



Regatta returning? A rugby World Cup in Pittsburgh? New sports commission backs the potential for both with grants | NFL |

Pittsburgh students join national walkouts against legislative attacks on LGBTQ youth | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Pittsburgh Public Schools will consider ending universal mask mandate – The Morning Call (

Pittsburgh encouraged to help migrating birds by going dark | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Port Authority reports numerous service disruptions a day before COVID vaccine mandate begins | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dozens of Port Authority routes out of service Monday following weekend of call-offs |

Pittsburgh-area bridges left in chronic disrepair as funding system leaves some of the worst spans behind | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly’s rental assistance program marks quarter billion dollar milestone | Local News |

Bill that places overlay in University City, limits development sparks threats of litigation – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly Council moves to preserve affordable housing in University City neighborhood – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Officials laud University City’s ongoing development as $100M project marks construction milestone – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Hearing looks at correlation between gun and domestic violence | Local News |

iHeart reformats 106.1 to tap into Philadelphia’s growing Latino community – Philadelphia Business Journal (

15 ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Philly (

Philadelphia changes new COVID-19 alert system to reflect more rapid antigen tests (

Philadelphia’s libraries are precious and need funding. Who will save them? (



KBJ Has IT Factor for Supreme Court – DV Journal (

All smiles, Jackson tries for Senate reset on Supreme Court | News |

Justice Thomas slams cancel culture, ‘packing’ Supreme Court | News |

What grade would you give the Biden administration today? (