Pennsylvania Senators introduce bill to modernize equal pay laws (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Senators introduce bill to modernize equal pay laws (wtaj.com)

State Senators Introduce Equal Pay Legislation for Women – PennWatch

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Modernize Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law | Newtown, PA Patch

Officials urge Philly schools to make building repair plan (audacy.com)

Public school advocates warn lawmakers: ‘Don’t stall;’ fix the broken system now – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Consensus building for bigger child care tax credit | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania legislature’s record surplus draws criticism (abc27.com)

Is Shapiro Shifting Stance on RGGI? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

“Sunshine Week” shines attention on government transparency | WITF

Secrecy too often the norm in Pennsylvania state and local governments (ydr.com)

Pa. Capitol Police fully equipped with body cameras, Shapiro administration announces – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

I’m an abuse survivor. The Pa. General Assembly has to do better | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Environment Digest Blog: Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful: Sen. Comitta Nominates Oxford Borough For KPB Community Pride Award (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)



Temple graduate students ratify new pact, end 6-week strike (abc27.com)

Temple University Graduate Students Association ratifies agreement, ending its six-week strike (inquirer.com)

How gas prices have changed in Pennsylvania in the last week | ABC27

Muhlenberg truck manufacturer gets $195,000 loan to build disabled services vehicle (dailylocal.com)

Advocates want higher wages for child care workers (abc27.com)

Penn Medicine cuts administrative jobs as part of plan to save $40M annually – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works shutting down 3 batteries as part of 2021 environmental commitment – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

PG strike coming close to ‘full eruption’ after Saturday night assault, labor leader says – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Government races to reassure US that banking system is safe – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

After Silicon Valley Bank collapses, plenty of worries over what’s next : NPR

Biden says U.S. bank deposits are safe despite tumult over California bank collapse – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Silicon Valley Bank: What killed it and who will cover the losses? (inquirer.com)

What went wrong: Pittsburgh experts explain failures of Silicon Valley, Signature banks | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh startups fear an investing chill after Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failures | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SVB and Inflation News: CPI Report Shows 6% Increase – The New York Times (nytimes.com)



COVID’s “new normal”: 120,000 U.S. deaths per year? | Opinion (inquirer.com)



Pa.’s ‘Most Wanted’: How do Pennsylvania State Police decide who makes the list? – pennlive.com

United against hate: Scranton students, law enforcement aim to report, stop hate crimes | Education | thetimes-tribune.com



City officials say they’ll deny Philly’s school funding without a concrete plan on asbestos (inquirer.com)

Simon Gratz Mastery Charter won’t reopen Tuesday as asbestos inspection continues (inquirer.com)

As SDL continues search for new leader, acting superintendent Matt Przywara must vacate role in July | Local News | lancasteronline.com

College of Physicians acquires historic Chestnut Street property for $9.3M – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Local media outlets cover Bucks Co. school board from an ‘anti-LGBT’ angle, but reporters frequently ignore board’s perspective (broadandliberty.com)

A motion at Norwin to remove the book ‘Al Capone Does My Shirts’ failed | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beth Ann Rosica: At the third anniversary of school closures, public education is in shambles (broadandliberty.com)

Former Back to School PAC Director Vies for West Chester Area School Board Opening – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Northampton Area High School closed over potential threat Tuesday (mcall.com)

Congress increased funding for homeless students by 13%, but it still falls short. (goerie.com)

As Supreme Court considers student loan forgiveness, states may expand their programs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

University of Pennsylvania accuses a law professor of racist statements. Should she be fired? | Local News | phillytrib.com

Norwin board rejects ban on book, despite board member’s objections | TribLIVE.com

Pitt events on gender issues draw criticism, but university says it’s committed to protecting free speech | TribLIVE.com

Teachers, Facing Increasing Levels of Stress, Are Burned Out | | standardspeaker.com

New Pennsylvania program aims to train students to become teachers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lower Merion may start school times later as sleep for teens remains a challenge (inquirer.com)




GOP state officials at U.S. House hearing push back against federal election oversight – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump show different 2024 campaign styles in Iowa : NPR

Doug Mastriano leads Dave McCormick, Kathy Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate race poll (abc27.com)

Feinstein, Fetterman absences leave Democrats with fragile majority | ABC27


In their budget addresses, Biden, Shapiro, and Kenney prudently aim for normalcy | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Senate Democrats take aim at McCormick ahead of possible Casey challenge | ABC27

Malcom Kenyatta enters 2024 race for Pennsylvania auditor general | WITF


Opinion: Pocono readers are concerned with government at every level (poconorecord.com)

Philly mayor race: Explaining Allan Domb’s role on UHS landlord’s board (inquirer.com)



States mull over changes in transportation funding in a future with more electric vehicles – Pittsburgh Union Progress

State transportation department rejects proposed reopening of Pittston/West Pittston bridge | Times Leader


Gun Safety

Biden expected to sign new executive order on gun control | News | tribdem.com

Biden to unveil executive order to increase background checks on gun sales (abc27.com)



Mexican pharmacies are selling fentanyl-laced drugs in tourist areas : NPR

Lawsuit filed against LVHN over cyberattack, says health network failed to protect sensitive information | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Class action suit filed against LVHN over ransomware hack (mcall.com)


State News

Pa. warns residents they may lose health insurance, highlights options to keep coverage – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania readies to send out $62 million for EV charging stations | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Underfunding police pension still troubles Pennsylvania city | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Met-Ed, PPL ready as high winds threaten outages | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

How much snow could Pa. get during the nor’easter? Check the map – pennlive.com

Wind advisory in effect for several central Pa. counties: NSW – pennlive.com

Winter storm warning canceled; National Weather Service backs off snow forecast totals | News | standardspeaker.com

East Palestine home owners feel stuck with no escape as interest in buying homes tumbles | WITF

Aches, rashes and fear: Trauma remains after Ohio derailment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. among top states for white supremacist propaganda in 2022 | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Economy League releases report on Dunmore’s financial state, notes ‘haphazard’ financial management | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Pa. court overturns decision that allowed natural gas project in Delco (inquirer.com)


National News

The U.S. is selling nuclear submarines to Australia to counter China : NPR

Boebert’s remarks about rural teen pregnancies dodge a deeper truth | Heather MacDonald – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women’s rights, dies at 82 : NPR

The Mississippi Delta is pushing civil rights tourism to help protect its past : NPR

State of emergency declared as winter storm hits upstate NY | WRVO Public Media


Local News

‘Hurt and sad’: Prospect Homes residents meet with JHA officials, get info on housing options | News | tribdem.com

Raven Ridge reports another bald eagle death due to lead poisoning, reminds hunters of lead ammo’s dangers | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Reading City Council OKs $300K for developer amid criticism | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Tompkins Community Bank commits $332,000 to youth educational organizations (readingeagle.com)

Wyomissing grad Alex Anzalone agrees to 3-year, $18.75 million deal to stay with the Detroit Lions (readingeagle.com)

Who is seeking Erie City Council, County Council seats in 2023? (goerie.com)

Tax season: Online filing, help for low-income available | News | standardspeaker.com



Lack of workers, funding jeopardize day programs for people with autism, intellectual disabilities | TribLIVE.com

Harrison, Tarentum and Brackenridge to roll out Savvy Citizen alert system to keep residents informed | TribLIVE.com

Highmark is giving up 5 floors of office space in another blow to the Downtown Pittsburgh market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s first Black fire chief got his start in Aliquippa | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Home repairs needed in Philly area total $3.7 billion, Philadelphia Fed says (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia may reinstate discount for early payment of property taxes | Local News | phillytrib.com

City’s first group of public safety enforcement officers sworn in | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia residents’ biggest issues heading into 2023 mayor’s race, according to a new poll (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion files for bankruptcy, hit with foreclosure judgment (inquirer.com)

Jabari Jones faces eligibility challenge in 3rd District City Council race (inquirer.com)



Sen. Mitch McConnell released from the hospital. : NPR

Vice President Harris to visit Africa in latest US outreach | News | phillytrib.com