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

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

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

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

Pennsylvania may lower gas tax amid soaring pump prices (dailyamerican.com)

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

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 (theepochtimes.com)

Is Pa. trying to end daylight saving time? (abc27.com)

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

How to make the budget work for Pennsylvania (ydr.com)

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

Guest editorial: Free speech, free press demand protection now more than ever (mainlinemedianews.com)

Editorial: Sunshine Week 2022 comes at a time of new challenges for reporting (mainlinemedianews.com)

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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

School mask mandates sharply reduced COVID-19 transmission, new study suggests (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

Uber charging customers new fuel fee for rides, delivery (abc27.com)

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 (nytimes.com)

What’s fueling the Great Resignation? | WITF

Most business owners say prices will continue to rise | Smart Talk (witf.org)

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

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

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

ACMH nurses go on 5-day strike | TribLIVE.com

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

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate continues to drop | TribLIVE.com

 

Crime/Punishment

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

Bucks Commissioners, District Attorney Target PFAS Manufacturers in Lawsuit – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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 (broadandliberty.com)

 

Education

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 | thecentersquare.com

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 (timesherald.com)

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

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

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

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

Flynn’s in, Fox poll favors Barletta, Mastriano, | | standardspeaker.com

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

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

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Transportation

PennDOT will repair potholes on ten state roads in Bucks County, 60 statewide (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Counties with the worst commutes in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

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

 

Health

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

 

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 (ydr.com)

New York’s Grand Capitol Slowly Awakens From Pandemic Slumber – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

Rally marks anniversary of ’65 voting march | Across America | phillytrib.com

 

Local News

Harrisburg woman holds town halls on gun violence (abc27.com)

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

Ida still takes toll on Montgomery County six months after storm (pottsmerc.com)

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

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 (mcall.com)

Montgomery County positions new food storage program (mainlinemedianews.com)

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

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

Lackawanna County forced to return $2 million in emergency rent assistance funds to federal government | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Pitt

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

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

Pittsburgh Public Schools will consider ending universal mask mandate – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pittsburgh encouraged to help migrating birds by going dark | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

 

Philly

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

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

Philly Council moves to preserve affordable housing in University City neighborhood – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

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

15 ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Philly (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia changes new COVID-19 alert system to reflect more rapid antigen tests (inquirer.com)

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

 

Washington

KBJ Has IT Factor for Supreme Court – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

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

What grade would you give the Biden administration today? (theintell.com)