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Legislature

Pa. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plans for juvenile justice system reform, standardize practices – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Sen. Comitta supporting Chester County donation drive for Ukraine – Daily Local

Morrisville gets $1 million to support schools; merger study with Pennsbury on hold (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Marijuana hearing: Pennsylvania needs tax revenue, safety, and regulatory clarity | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Senate panel exploring recreational cannabis legalization criticized for not hearing both sides – pennlive.com

PA Senate Committee Denies Key Experts Opportunity At Marijuana Hearings – WDAC

Final Pa. Senate hearing on legalizing cannabis focuses on protecting medical program | Don’t Miss This | itemonline.com

Sunshine on government keeps you informed [column] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

PA State Sen. Robert ‘Tommy’ Tomlinson set to retire, will not seek re-election (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Tomlinson: Serving Bucks County was ‘the opportunity of a lifetime’ (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

State Sen. David G. Argall proposes amendment to state constitution addressing court-drawn congressional redistricting maps | Election | standardspeaker.com

Lawmakers to push for $500 million trust fund to help fix Pennsylvania’s decaying bridges – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Rethinking the 70% COVID vaccination goal. Plus: A map of global progress : Goats and Soda : NPR

Shares in China fall amid strongest COVID-19 lockdown yet : NPR

A surge in COVID-19 spurs new lockdowns in China’s cities : NPR

American Red Cross testing donations for COVID-19 antibodies | Health | lancasteronline.com

For kids with COVID-19, everyday life can be a struggle | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

Medical experts answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children (usatoday.com)

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

 

Business/Jobs

Op-Ed: On Equal Pay Day, we see an achievable goal (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

It is time to close this country’s racial and gender pay gap (goerie.com)

Today is Equal Pay Day for the nation’s women | Opinion – pennlive.com

Uber, Lyft add surcharges to rides because of higher gas prices : NPR

Montgomery County manufacturer looks to fill 50 open positions (mainlinemedianews.com)

 

Education

The trial is done. What’s next for school funding in Pennsylvania? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

What are the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown on schools? : NPR

Manheim Twp. school board plans to add mental health resources for students and guardians | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Event offers high-schoolers insight to HBCU experience | Local News | phillytrib.com

Rowen Elementary prepares students to be leaders of quantum science | Local News | phillytrib.com

York in need of substitute teacher applications with qualifications (ydr.com)

Racial bullying brought to attention Southern York County school board (ydr.com)

Better air in classrooms matters beyond COVID. Here’s why schools aren’t there yet | WITF

School districts to share funding for student technology | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Elections/Politics

PA Supreme Court ruling could effect millions of Pennsylvania voters (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Republicans outraise Democrats by 29% in Pennsylvania Senate races – Ballotpedia News

With midterms nearing, Republicans look to keep Pennsylvania in the GOP’s hands | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Former Kennett Square Mayor Leon Spencer Runs for State Representative – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

The super PAC hammering Mehmet Oz as a RINO is getting money from longtime Democratic donors | TribLIVE.com

Amy Cozze, Northampton County head of elections, resigns | WITF

Analysis: Pa. among top 7 abortion rights battlegrounds in 2022 | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Political forecaster shares thoughts on Pa. Senate and Gov. races (abc27.com)

Common ground aplenty at forum for U.S. House Democratic candidates for 12th District, but differences arise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

Driving an EV in Pennsylvania: range anxiety, charging and maintenance | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

 

Health

Can states limit abortion and gender-affirming treatments outside their borders? : NPR

Pennsylvania health systems may be compelled to unionize by Medicaid contracts | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

To drive down the cost of health care, hospitals need to be held accountable, too | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Idaho legislature approves bill banning abortion after six weeks, modeling its legislation on restrictive Texas law (inquirer.com)

Idaho Is First State to Pass Abortion Ban Based on Texas’ Law – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

To build a better America, ensure everyone who needs health care can get it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Under a new threshold, the number of Pa. children with high lead levels is expected to almost double | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

State News

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrested for DUI · Spotlight PA

Best places to raise a family in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

DCNR designates a Bucks County trail as a Statewide Major Greenway (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania could get $400 million for abandoned oil and gas wells (ydr.com)

Berks congressional delegation secures millions for local projects (readingeagle.com)

Pa. has the second-highest number of Ukrainians in the US. Search the database to see where they are – pennlive.com

This central Pa. community named one of best places to retire in the state – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s gas tax: why it should not be waived – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

How some Pennsylvania organizations are responding to the Ukrainian refugee crisis | WITF

Secretary of Agriculture Highlights Pennsylvania’s $746 Million Mushroom Industry on Food Fuels PA Tour  – PennWatch

 

National News

Ukraine’s capital barraged; 3 EU nation leaders to visit – Daily Local

War in Ukraine live updates: Russian airstrikes pound Kyiv as European leaders visit | NPR

Ukraine refugees top 3M as 3 EU nation leaders to visit Kyiv (abc27.com)

US Black population: The biggest growth is in smaller cities | Across America | phillytrib.com

Ohio governor signs bill allowing people to carry concealed firearms without training or permits – pennlive.com

 

Local News

Upper Darby residents may be eligible for trash fee rebate – Delco Times

Haverford commissioners approve first reading banning plastic bags (delcotimes.com)

Affordable housing in Bucks County lacks community support, builders say (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bridge infrastructure in Bucks County is in alarming condition. (theintell.com)

Redevelopment Authority gives Bucks industrial sites new life | The Bucks County Herald

Erie’s IRG buys 25 acres for $185 million recycling facility (goerie.com)

Despite decreasing population at Berks County Prison, medical needs increasing (readingeagle.com)

Program to allow sharpshooting in Antietam Lake Park to decrease deer population (readingeagle.com)

Despite equality gains in Reading, federal LGBT protections still needed (opinion) (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

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

Pittsburgh City Council proposal would turn to nonprofits for infrastructure funding | TribLIVE.com

Panel to feature historic Pittsburgh labor organizer on working women’s rights | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Get rid of hard-to-recycle items at Pennsylvania Resources Council collection events | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef to close Downtown Pittsburgh bar after 35 years | TribLIVE.com

Thirteen men died after going to the Allegheny County Jail. Here are their stories – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The oil price spike may haunt the economy long after it recedes from the pump | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Port Authority seeks help for $65 million upgrade to Panhandle Bridge that carries light rail trains into Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers, Kraft Heinz in discussions about extending stadium naming rights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Union frustrated that Port Authority won’t talk about alternatives to vaccinations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly ‘Environmental Justice’ Rules Could Empower Activists to Block New Businesses – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Philadelphia-area home prices up 11.3% in last year as inventory hits new low in February – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Niche ranks 3 Philadelphia suburbs among nation’s best places to live in 2022 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Jury trials increase in Philadelphia to help eliminate 34,000 case backlog | WITF

Philly City Council delves into links between gun violence and domestic violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Bill would bar Philly from keeping Social Security payments meant for foster children (inquirer.com)

A ‘Mr. Fixit’ helps West Philly residents and businesses cut through red tape (inquirer.com)

Philly superintendent meet-and-greets starts with Baltimore’s John Davis (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

White House tells China of ‘deep concerns’ about providing assistance to Russia : NPR

Joe Manchin says he’ll oppose Sarah Bloom Raskin’s nomination : NPR

Congress looks for Putin pressure points (abc27.com)

Zelenskyy to deliver virtual address to US Congress – Daily Local

Document in Jan. 6 Case Shows Plan to Storm Government Buildings – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Wife of Justice Thomas rebuts claims of conflict of interest | WITF

Pressure ramps up to halt Trump-era policy that expels migrants at the border – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)