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Pennsylvania Senators introduce bill to modernize equal pay laws (

Pennsylvania Senators introduce bill to modernize equal pay laws (

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 (

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

Consensus building for bigger child care tax credit | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania legislature’s record surplus draws criticism (

Is Shapiro Shifting Stance on RGGI? – DV Journal (

“Sunshine Week” shines attention on government transparency | WITF

Secrecy too often the norm in Pennsylvania state and local governments (

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

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

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



Temple graduate students ratify new pact, end 6-week strike (

Temple University Graduate Students Association ratifies agreement, ending its six-week strike (

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

Muhlenberg truck manufacturer gets $195,000 loan to build disabled services vehicle (

Advocates want higher wages for child care workers (

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

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

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 (

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 (

Silicon Valley Bank: What killed it and who will cover the losses? (

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

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 (



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



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

United against hate: Scranton students, law enforcement aim to report, stop hate crimes | Education |



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

Simon Gratz Mastery Charter won’t reopen Tuesday as asbestos inspection continues (

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

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

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

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 (

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

Northampton Area High School closed over potential threat Tuesday (

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

As Supreme Court considers student loan forgiveness, states may expand their programs – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

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

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

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

Teachers, Facing Increasing Levels of Stress, Are Burned Out | |

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 (




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

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 (

Feinstein, Fetterman absences leave Democrats with fragile majority | ABC27


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

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 (

Philly mayor race: Explaining Allan Domb’s role on UHS landlord’s board (



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 |

Biden to unveil executive order to increase background checks on gun sales (



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 |

Class action suit filed against LVHN over ransomware hack (


State News

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

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

Underfunding police pension still troubles Pennsylvania city | Pennsylvania |

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

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

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

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

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 (

Pennsylvania Economy League releases report on Dunmore’s financial state, notes ‘haphazard’ financial management | News |

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


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 (

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 |

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

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

Tompkins Community Bank commits $332,000 to youth educational organizations (

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

Who is seeking Erie City Council, County Council seats in 2023? (

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



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

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

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 (

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

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

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

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion files for bankruptcy, hit with foreclosure judgment (

Jabari Jones faces eligibility challenge in 3rd District City Council race (



Sen. Mitch McConnell released from the hospital. : NPR

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