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Ranking Democrat on Senate appropriations visits Allentown School District |

Top Pa. Senate Democrat visits Allentown School District, calls for $3.1 billion in education funding (

Pa. Senators to host public hearing at Alvernia University on preventing gun violence | Berks Regional News |

State legislators to hold town hall in Spring Township (

Officials urge Philly schools to make building repair plan (

Philly lawmakers call for more state funding to fix schools – WHYY

Leaders stump for funding to address ongoing asbestos problem in Philadelphia public schools (

Elected officials demand action after asbestos shutters Philly schools – Metro Philadelphia

Pennsylvania uses TANF money to fund crisis pregnancy centers |

Maternal mortality crisis among top concerns for state lawmakers, Shapiro admin – The Keystone Gazette

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

Commonwealth Court Vacates PUC Approval of Controversial Reliability Station – MyChesCo

Bill would tighten Pennsylvania guardianship laws for seniors and disabled people – CBS Philadelphia (

Pennsylvania bill would ban TikTok on several state technology assets (

Heart and Lung benefit, abused by cops in Philadelphia, could expand under FOP-backed legislation in Harrisburg (

Lawmakers, seeing demand for organic produce, seek to make Pa. Preferred program permanent – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

State House, ‘Trust, but verify’ Norfolk Southern testing results (

How Spotlight PA is combatting Pa. government secrecy · Spotlight PA

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal includes funding to support agriculture industry (

PA Gov. Shapiro wants to cut cell phone taxes · Spotlight PA

Shapiro, his budget, and the politics of pragmatic progressivism | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. advocates push for new Level Up funds ahead of 2023-24 budget negotiations – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Why it’s significant that Gov. Shapiro eliminated a 4-year college-degree requirement for state government jobs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

East Whiteland Township Receives $200,000 for Surveillance Cameras – MyChesCo



Silicon Valley Bank: What happened before the collapse : NPR

Lehigh Valley banks reassure customers after SVB, Signature failures (

Community banks are safe from fate of Silicon Valley Bank, local leaders say | News |

Silicon Valley Bank: Philly financial experts react (

Here’s how Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse differs from our last financial crisis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Temple graduate students ratify new pact, end 6-week strike | Local News |

TUGSA strike ends as union ratifies new deal with Temple – The Temple News (

Striking Temple Univ. grad students approve new contract; end 6-week strike – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Von Seldeneck: What Philadelphia must include in a new strategic plan – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Vanguard funds lost more than $3B from failures of SVB and Signature Bank, market fallout – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Strike averted as Butler Co. employees to vote on tentative agreement – CBS Pittsburgh (

With 1 Post-Gazette union member hospitalized, labor leaders demand investigation | WITF

Mercyhurst president Getz touts the power of women in leadership (

Everything you know about the economy is wrong | Will Bunch Newsletter (

Coffee Inclusive opens in Pittston, employing those with diverse abilities | Times Leader



3 years since Luzerne county’s first COVID case, people remain hospitalized, Paxlovid earns praise | News |



Hatboro-Horsham schools closed due to nearby police incident (

Critics say harsher fentanyl sentences are not the solution to the opiate crisis : NPR

Northampton County task force targets trafficking of minors | Pennsylvania |

FBI Pittsburgh Field Office warns parents of online dangers for children – CBS Pittsburgh (

Philly VA hospital employee Ralph Johnson sentenced to 6 months in prison for accepting thousands of dollars in kickbacks (

Solomon Jones leads ‘Demanding Justice’ panel on how to achieve justice in the legal system (

Why shocking new data shows we can’t stop fighting hate | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Anti-LGBTQ policies spreading in PA districts ahead of election (

Downingtown Area School District hosts first Student Entrepreneur Expo – Daily Local

Grandview Elementary students to learn remotely due to COVID-19 related staffing shortage – CBS Pittsburgh (

Central Bucks school board president calls for civility, respect in divided community | Southeastern Pennsylvania |

Pa. child care centers eligible for free CO detectors (

Citing vague concerns, Quakertown school board cancels speaker | The Bucks County Herald

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

Omega men: Historic Black fraternity leaves had impact on central PA (

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson and Idina Menzel of ‘Frozen’ fame will speak at Penn commencements (

St. Joseph’s University cannabis certificate program brings debate from Catholic scholars (




Judge to hear arguments in abortion pill case with nationwide implications –

Lawyers to Face Off Before Judge in Closely Watched Abortion Pills Case – The New York Times (

US Rep. George Santos files paperwork for possible reelection bid in NY –


Senator Bob Casey mum on potential 2024 re-election bid (

How Accurate Were Polls On 2022 PA Races? (

Malcolm Kenyatta makes school audits an early focus of the auditor general race – City & State Pennsylvania (

GOP fears Mastriano redux as party zeroes in on McCormick in Pennsylvania | Oklahoma City


Where Philadelphia mayoral candidates stand on real estate issues – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philadelphians see crime as No. 1 issue for next mayor, Lenfest Institute of Journalism poll says | Mayorsrace |

Mayoral candidates debate affordable housing and historic preservation (

Crime and public safety is a top issue for Philadelphia voters ahead of 2023 primary, poll finds (

Dozens of Philly candidates face legal battles ahead of May primary (

Philadelphia mayor race: From ‘defund police’ (but not really) to more cops (

Lehigh County candidate who missed filing deadline won’t be on primary ballot, judge rules (



In defense of dandelions: Help bees, don’t wage chemical warfare (

EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water (

EPA proposes new rule to crack down on PFAS, forever chemicals in our water – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (



Train derailment open house coming to Beaver County | Pennsylvania |

Environmental groups push for EPA — not Norfolk Southern — to lead testing for dioxins | WITF

East Palestine train derailment: Ohio sues Norfolk Southern : NPR

Western Pa. cattle farmer worries about Norfolk Southern chemical leak on agriculture industry –

Ohio sues Norfolk Southern over toxic train derailment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local farmers spearhead soil testing after train derailment | Pennsylvania |

The East Palestine disaster could happen anywhere in Pennsylvania | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Gun Safety

Biden has a new executive order to try to boost background checks on gun buyers : NPR

Religious leaders call for stricter gun laws in Pennsylvania | WITF

‘Stop the Bleed’ courses are helping Philadelphians buy valuable time (



Abortion bans could raise preterm birth rates, doctors say : Shots – Health News : NPR

Proposed class action lawsuit filed over Lehigh Valley Health Network data breach | |

Meet an abortion clinic escort with 30 years on the lines | Pittsburgh City Paper (


State News

Senator Casey visits Harrisburg International Airport, comments on Fetterman hospitalization (

John Fetterman could remain hospitalized for 2 more weeks as docs try to get meds ‘exactly right’: report (

New round of opioid settlements could bring as much $12.9 million to Lancaster County | Local News |

Westmoreland to bank another $26 million from second opioid lawsuit settlement |

Wildlife caretakers suggest leadless ammunition for hunters after bald eagle death (

Several Pennsylvania history museums get their stolen artifacts back | WITF

Pennsylvania wants to regulate carbon dioxide storage wells, state plans to tell the feds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Giant supermarket, Keep PA Beautiful grant focuses on food waste prevention (

The nation’s biggest electric capacity market needs fixing, critics say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


National News

Nor’easter dumps snow on New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire : NPR

San Francisco to air Black reparations plan, $5M per person | Across America |

Wisconsin civil rights activist to accept plea in 2020 Bedford shooting, DA says | Local News |

Honduras says it will seek ties with China, spurning Taiwan : NPR

Russian jet hits U.S. military drone over Black Sea, forcing it to come down : NPR

US: Russian fighter jet hits American drone over Black Sea | News |


Local News

Chester Valley Trail extension spotlights connection to Norristown’s Schuylkill River Trail (

Phillipsburg holds emergency workshop to prioritize projects for grants | Regional |

Lancaster County and Workforce Development Board alter governing docs after rocky year | Local News |

Local grassroots group hosts town hall to discuss social justice issues and ways to take action | Local News |

Lititz Springs Park board approves Lititz Chooses Love Pride festival, gets rental check [update] | Local News |

Allentown mayor calls for study of parking authority, including potential for city takeover | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Hazle Twp. Supervisors hear accessibility concerns for Community Park | News |

Luzerne County Council proceeds with Rescue Plan funding process | |

Saving Bucks’ historic deeds from the ravages of time | The Bucks County Herald

Gusty winds bringing down power lines in Poconos (

Special Erie Community Foundation endowment supports LGBTQ+ people (

Mercy Fitzgerald to end EMS service unless deal reached with Clifton Heights, Folcroft and Lansdowne (

Luzerne County Council OKs American Rescue funding plan | Times Leader

WB Housing Authority announces $2M sprinkler project for Lincoln Plaza | Times Leader

NEPA gets $8 million for home repairs | News |



Pittsburgh’s favorite tourist spot poses enduring challenges for disabled community | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Steelers defensive star headed to Detroit for 3-years, $33 million: reports –

Showstopper: Historic building near Benedum Center latest to be converted to residential in Downtown Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trial begins for man accused of fatally shooting a Pittsburgh police officer in 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Residents can track rotten egg smell in Allegheny County |

Fire guts Monroeville apartment complex; dozens left homeless |



Tiger Woods brings talents, resources to West Philly’s Cobbs Creek Golf Course | Local News |

Philadelphia Eagles lose another defensive star from Super Bowl team to free agency: reports –

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 |

Does Philly need the Sixers new arena on East Market? (



Biden says Jimmy Carter asked him to give his eulogy : NPR

Biden’s Approval of Willow Project Is A Win for National Security, Too – DV Journal (