Cybersecurity experts urge retirement of touchscreen voting machines used in Pennsylvania – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to spend $80M to attack Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. Here’s how. | 90.5 WESA

Dolly Parton wants to send all kids free books, and some Pennsylvania lawmakers want the state to help (wskg.org)

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

PA Environment Digest Blog: Gov. Shapiro Unveils Cap-And-Invest PA Climate Emissions Reduction Initiative To Reduce Carbon Pollution From Power Plants; Update Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards To Diversify Electric Generation, Improve Reliability (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

Pa. lawmakers pledge bipartisan approach to election cybersecurity | Don’t Miss This | alliednews.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker looks to ban credit cards for online gambling | WTAJ – www.wtaj.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

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

Pennsylvania is flush with surplus cash, but it still faces a looming budget problem | News | meadvilletribune.com

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

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

Federal solar subsidies race on in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. House speaker pushes for same-day registration, early voting | WITF


Dairy Queen marks first day of spring with free cones – pennlive.com

United Airlines CEO tries to reassure customers that the airline is safe : NPR


Central Pa. elementary school principal charged with DUI – pennlive.com

Goon Squad Officers Face Sentencing in Mississippi Torture Cases – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Pa. mom fought off her daughter’s killer with an ax handle, police say – pennlive.com

Conservative Influencer Is Charged in Jan. 6 Attack – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


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

Penn State Students to Lead Advocacy Efforts | ABC27

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


Cybersecurity experts urge retirement of touchscreen voting machines used in Pennsylvania • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Outside Groups Pledge Over $1 Billion to Aid Biden’s Re-election Effort – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Election 2024: PA attorney general candidate guide · Spotlight PA

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)


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


NIH scientists: Havana syndrome left no physical trace of harm in patient brains : Shots – Health News : NPR

Why it took so long for the U.S. to formally ban the use of chrysotile asbestos : NPR

State News

Gov. Shapiro urges NFL to bring draft to Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Gov. Josh Shapiro supporting Steelers’ bid to host future NFL draft in Pittsburgh • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

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

Pennsylvania seeks feedback on its Aging Master Plan | WITF

Pa.’s population declines despite pockets of growth, including Cumberland County – pennlive.com

National News

Biden Looks to Shore Up Latino Support in Visit to Nevada and Arizona – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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)

Blinken Warns China Against Armed Attack on Philippines – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Marjorie Taylor Greene Interrupts Biden’s State of the Union Address – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Local News

Luzerne County Council members see how ARPA money used at Keystone Mission | News | citizensvoice.com

Scranton School District continues ransomware attack probe; FBI contacted | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Easton zoners reject 256-unit apartment complex in College Hill | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

How does Allentown airport fare with tarmac delays? (mcall.com)

Dauphin County attorney resigns amid investigation – pennlive.com


Pittsburgh health systems report significant operating losses in 2023 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Solar eclipse: Some Pittsburgh-area schools closing, switching to remote learning | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March Madness in Pittsburgh: Events expected to bring in millions in direct visitor spending | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC pledges seamless transition as dental center closes | TribLIVE.com


Philadelphia is experimenting with giving renters cash : NPR

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)


Casey, Fetterman, Kelly cast votes in Congress | News | sharonherald.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)