Senators Bob Casey and Vincent Hughes tour 52nd Street small businesses | Local News | phillytrib.com

Legislative Roundup – Lower Bucks Times

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Bolster Critical Mineral Security, Counters China – MyChesCo

PA housing shortage prompts $80M proposed budget boost · Spotlight PA

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to spend $80M to attack Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. Here’s how. | Townnews | tncontentexchange.com

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library could reach more kids in Pa. | WITF

Riverhounds planning expansion project that would nearly triple capacity of Highmark Stadium – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Despite surplus, Pennsylvania faces spending problem | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania is flush with surplus cash, but it still faces a looming budget problem – LebTown

SEPTA station crawl; McGillin’s holiday prep; Shooting suspect sought | Morning roundup (billypenn.com)

Lawmakers want to ban public agencies from hiring lobbyists | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (sungazette.com)

State’s Chief Transformation Officer Aims to Simplify How Pennsylvania Does Business, Unravel Red Tape (delco.today) 

 Groundbreaking House speakers in Delaware and Pennsylvania celebrate Women’s History Month | State & Region | phillytrib.com 

Employer child care tax credit up for discussion | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Report shows great need for children in care of Pa. counties | WITF 

“Voices of Reason” Podcast Redefines Pennsylvania Politics News (politicspa.com)


Move over Yuengling, this is the most popular beer in PA (abc27.com)

Former Phillies star to open restaurant in Pa.: Report – pennlive.com


Former ‘General Hospital’ star found dead in field in California – pennlive.com

Man faces charges in two states following deaths of 3 Pa. family members – pennlive.com

80-year-old man cloned sheep via illegal animal parts to create, hunt enormous hybrid species – pennlive.com


Most Pittsburgh-area small colleges watching student populations fall – pennlive.com

Who Needs Paper? Many Students Embrace the All-Digital SAT. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Penn State Students to Lead Advocacy Efforts | ABC27

Allentown School District creates Dual Language Immersion Academy (mcall.com)


Democrats Running for PA Attorney General Agree on Guns, Abortion Rights, and TikTok During Debate (politicspa.com)

Five for Friday: Closing arguments from this week’s attorney general debates – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Sunday and Williams duke it out over GOP bona fides in Pennsylvania attorney general debate • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s Primary Election: A Call to Action for Eligible Voters – MyChesCo

Arizona independents may have a presidential preference, but can’t vote Tuesday : NPR

Solomon leads fundraising among Pa. statewide candidates ahead of April primary • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Protect against eye damage from April 8’s solar eclipse, doctors say : Shots – Health News : NPR

New scorecard rates nation’s grid managers on connecting renewables • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Resurfacing project to resume on Route 22/322, Route 11/15 in central Pa. – pennlive.com

Power companies antsy for EV build-out rules | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The EV battery ‘leap of faith’ | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com


State Medicaid offices target dead people’s homes to recoup health care costs – pennlive.com

Cancer patients do better when mental health care is part of treatment | WITF

State News

Josh Shapiro announces new plan to cap emissions in Pennsylvania – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Shapiro pushing energy plan, anticipates pushback but encourages negotiation with GOP | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Shapiro has work to do to win Senate Republicans’ support for his energy plan – pennlive.com

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to spend $80M to attack Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. Here’s how. | Townnews | tncontentexchange.com

Pennsylvania Lottery update may affect tickets | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Shapiro pitches carbon cap-and-invest plan to capitalize on Pennsylvania’s energy exports • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gains in Philadelphia’s female representation still lag behind other cities – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. is flush with surplus cash, but it faces a looming budget problem | WITF

2023 job gains down by 53,000 after new data comes up short | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Seniors in Pennsylvania are concerned about Social Security following Trump’s comments • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

National News

Biden and Irish Leader Use St. Patrick’s Day Visit to Address Gaza – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden Announces Executive Actions to Expand Research on Women’s Health – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

From Ukraine to Gaza, Biden’s First Battles Are at Home – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden says it’s ‘vital’ for U.S. Steel to remain owned and operated by Americans • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

SCOTUS to hear case alleging federal government bullied social media into censoring content • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Chicago Voters Face Choice on Tax to Fund Homeless Programs – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

In Kansas City, a Festive Yet Cautious St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Work to begin this week on Dauphin County intersection improvement project – pennlive.com

Multiple people trapped after truck overturns on I-81 in Cumberland County – pennlive.com

Allentown student earns $1.5 million in scholarships, chases basketball dreams (mcall.com)

Another shelter-in-place order enacted, lifted in Pa. county on Sunday – pennlive.com

Park Service taps Pennsylvania woman to head Gettysburg historic sites | WITF


Pittsburgh preps for March Madness maniacs as city again hosts the Big Dance | TribLIVE.com

Most Pittsburgh-area small colleges are watching their student populations fall | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crescent Township mourns couple killed in house explosion as investigators seek answers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Review: Pittsburgh Opera’s ‘La traviata’ is a party and everyone is invited | TribLIVE.com

Fox Chapel house that sold for record $6.3 million is back on the market | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Mayor’s $6.2 billion budget: Parker delivers historic ‘One Philly’ address before City Council | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia voting board reshuffles ahead of 2024 election · Spotlight PA

Master plan would transform City Avenue into diverse retail district – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Netflix picks King of Prussia for one of first Netflix House locations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Most Philadelphia community leaders appear optimistic about mayor’s budget | Local News | phillytrib.com


Responding to McCormick attack, Casey says he’s a ‘very strong supporter of Israel’ – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Bob Casey leading Dave McCormick, new Emerson College poll shows (mytwintiers.com)

Emerson: Trump 47, Biden 43; Casey 45, McCormick 41 (politicspa.com)

Casey leads GOP rival McCormick in Pennsylvania Senate race: Poll | The Hill