Access and equity are top priorities for Women’s Health Caucus in 2023-24 session – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. state senators urge Biden to restart Keystone XL pipeline project | News | tribdem.com

Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania subpoenas Norfolk Southern CEO over Ohio train derailment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

A Pa. Senate committee subpoenaed Norfolk Southern in its East Palestine derailment probe | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senate Republicans talk up education, economy as priorities in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Senate Republicans announce budget priorities (abc27.com)

State senators announce bill to crack down on distracted driving – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

PA House passes rules after two-month impasse · Spotlight PA

PA lawmaker Zabel accused of sexual harassment · Spotlight PA

Yeadon State Rep Joanna McClinton Takes House Speaker Spot (delco.today)

Former Pa. House Speaker Rozzi speaks on two month tenure (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers to propose assisted suicide bill for terminally ill patients (abc27.com)

Lehigh Valley Rep. Mike Schlossberg elected to Democratic leadership role (mcall.com)

Shapiro’s first budget to include call for more money for neighborhood, community revitalization | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ahead of Shapiro’s budget, poll stresses funding for early child care | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Childcare workers in Pennsylvania don’t make a living wage, new survey shows (inquirer.com)

Thousands waiting for nursing home care in Pa. because of worker shortage, report says – pennlive.com

‘They don’t have enough staff’: Central Pa. nursing home endangered residents, state says – pennlive.com

People are working, but there are too many jobs (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania minimum wage must rise to deliver economic justice (phillyburbs.com)

Shaw resigns from West Chester school board – Daily Local

PECO program assists small business customers with past due gas bills (dailylocal.com)

QVC, Chester County’s third largest employer, cutting 400 jobs (dailylocal.com)

Four-day workweeks are gaining fans but big obstacles remain – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)



Ambush killing in Pa. city linked to rival street gangs in Philadelphia – pennlive.com

Editorial: County should rethink juvenile justice | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pennsylvania schools want a funding plan, down payment after court win | WITF

SDL board split on superintendent choice ahead of March 7 vote | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Penn State plans to drop fraternity, sorority oversight · Spotlight PA State College

Midstate educators consider AP African American Studies (abc27.com)

A Supreme Court student loan ruling could have ‘ripple effects’ on 80,000 people in the Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Temple faculty union to discuss taking no-confidence vote in president Wingard and two top administrators (inquirer.com)

Students switch to virtual learning as asbestos closes Building 21, a Philly high school (inquirer.com)

Edward J. Stemmler, dean emeritus of Penn school of medicine, chief administrator, professor, and veteran, has died at 93 (inquirer.com)

Scranton School Board denies donation of student buses, tickets, pizza for West championship game | Education | thetimes-tribune.com

District offers high-schoolers mental health support | Local News | phillytrib.com




Anti-abortion allies change tactics after post-Roe defeats | WITF

Paul Vallas is in the Chicago mayoral runoff. He was previously chief of Philadelphia schools (inquirer.com)


Pa.’s 2024 election certification will hinge on the winners of the 2023 county commissioner races (inquirer.com)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to speak at Pa. conservative conference – pennlive.com


Lancaster residents want more representation for southeast in city government, Democratic party | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster County judge plans to run in GOP primary after losing endorsement | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Trump supporters avoid extra jail time for bringing guns near 2020 Philly vote count (inquirer.com)

Democrats want to maintain control of Bucks County, but they’re fighting over the coroner’s office (inquirer.com)



Bucks County to see more hurricanes, storms and tornadoes, report says (phillyburbs.com)

Climate change increasing conflict between humans and wildlife globally. : NPR



Delta Air Lines pilots approve contract to raise pay by more than 30% : NPR

How Midstate first responders can better prepare for train derailments (abc27.com)

High levels of chemicals could pose long-term risks at Ohio train derailment site, researchers say (wesh.com)

Ohio senators introduce bipartisan rail safety bill after fiery crash | Chattanooga Times Free Press


Gun Safety

Michigan State University is enhancing safety protocols after campus shooting : NPR

City releases gun violence program study results | Local News | phillytrib.com

North Philly gun violence activists ask for $100M and vow to work together | Local News | phillytrib.com



Medicaid clawbacks collect $700M a year from poor and middle-class Americans : Shots – Health News : NPR

Professionals working to address ‘crisis in children’s mental health’ – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)


State News

Bipartisan train safety legislation introduced in Congress | National | thecentersquare.com

Casey, Fetterman introduce bipartisan bill to prevent future trail derailment disasters (abc27.com)

Bipartisan train safety legislation introduced in Congress | National | thecentersquare.com

Pa. lawmakers introduce rail regulation bills in wake of Ohio train derailment | TribLIVE.com

Q&A with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Unsealed court records show Scott Perry’s fight to keep his phone messages from the justice department  | WITF

Changes approved for raising Pennsylvania fishing license rates (abc27.com)

Invasive lanternflies found in pennsylvania. How to kill lanternflies (ydr.com)

50-year-old testimony reveals what Pa. was like before Roe v. Wade (phillyburbs.com)

Pennsylvania wins federal case against Delaware over $20M property dispute | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Supreme divide: State’s high court can’t decide on legality of so-called newcomers tax appeals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reflections, and regrets, 20 years after I opened the Department of Homeland Security (inquirer.com)

Big bucks for much-needed new truck | Times Leader

Judge rules electronic skill game machines are legal | News | citizensvoice.com

UGI adds ‘weather normalization adjustment’ charge to bills | Business | thetimes-tribune.com


National News

Nissan recalls more than 700,000 SUVs that can shut off while driving. (inquirer.com)

Drugmaker Eli Lilly announces dramatic cut in insulin prices – Mainline Media News

TikTok sets new default time limits for minors – Daily Local

Tesla’s new master plan is not a new car, just thoughts about Earth : NPR

Alex Murdaugh jury will weigh these 8 revelations from the trial : NPR

Microsoft’s new AI chatbot has been saying some ‘crazy and unhinged things’ : NPR

U.S. Intelligence: foreign rivals didn’t cause Havana Syndrome : NPR

China builds more new coal plants than rest of the world : NPR

Before it was a full month, there was Women’s History Week : NPR


Local News

Chester County kicks in $4.2 million for Crebilly Farm preservation – Daily Local

Erie County tourism surpasses pre-COVID levels, VisitErie report says (goerie.com)

Gannon University water testing center to receive COVID recovery funds (goerie.com)

Lancaster County commissioners approve call for designers in new prison project | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Here are four takeaways from the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce State of the County 2023 | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

New Falls Road in Levittown gets sidewalks after mom’s long fight (phillyburbs.com)

Lackawanna County officials promise tighter scrutiny amid contract snafus | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Projects prompt concerns in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

As more Pennsylvania veterans turn to farming, help is available (readingeagle.com)

How Pa. Gov. Shapiro is (so far) showing Harrisburg some love | John Baer – pennlive.com

Major work done on Upper Makefield pipeline restoration project | The Bucks County Herald

New Hope again tables action promoting structural conformity | The Bucks County Herald



Work set to resume on Mt. Lebanon light-rail tunnel | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Franco Harris statue moved at Pittsburgh International Airport (goerie.com)

Heinz History Center’s senior curator talks about pioneering Pittsburgh women – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

‘I’m just sick of it’: McKeesport endures another bloody day as 2 shootings leave 3 dead and 1 wounded | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Here’s what’s in Mayor Jim Kenney’s final budget proposal (inquirer.com)

Philly City Council advances public safety director plan over Kenney administration’s objection (inquirer.com)

Bankroll, the $25 million Philly sports bar, opens this week (inquirer.com)

Ex-Philly Councilmember Bobby Henon sentenced to 3 1/2 years in bribery case tied to labor leader John Dougherty (inquirer.com)

Former Philly councilmember Bobby Henon sentenced to 3.5 years in bribery case | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA to spend $17M on electric fuel cell buses | Local News | phillytrib.com

A senior-specific PHA high-rise gives spectacular Philly views and a chance to age in place | Local News | phillytrib.com

New Philly housing report shows downtown is heading in a ‘very positive’ direction | Local News | phillytrib.com



U.S. House Ag panel hears industry complaints on regulations, scant crop insurance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

China buying farmland in the U.S. is one focus of House competition hearing : NPR

Biden administration unveils cyber strategy that takes more aggressive regulatory approach | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Norfolk Southern CEO to testify in Congress about Ohio derailment | WITF