Pa Democrats Continue Push for OSHA Protections in Public Sector – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Bucks, Montgomery Senators Push to Close Women’s ‘Pay Gap.’ Experts Say It’s Not So Simple. – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. lawmakers want defibrillators in schools ready in case of cardiac emergencies – pennlive.com

Lawmakers gauge level of Gov. Shapiro’s support for school choice during daylong hearing – pennlive.com

Education Secretary Khalid Mumin calls Shapiro’s school plan a starting point for fair funding – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Two Lawmakers Propose Assault Weapons Ban in Pennsylvania | (wkok.com)

State Senate Bill Would Provide Toll Refund Through Tax Credit | BOB 94.9 | WHP580 Newsroom (iheart.com)

A proposed Pa. bill would ban use of hand-held phones while driving | 90.5 WESA

House Bill introduced to end price gap in turnpike tolls (wtae.com)

EDITORIAL: Motor License Fund bill could mean decisions for municipalities | Editorials | observer-reporter.com

Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw testifies before Pa. Senate committee for the first time – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

‘Who was the trigger man?’ Pa. lawmakers grill Norfolk Southern CEO over chemical burn in East Palestine | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Disaster expert, Norfolk Southern CEO testify before Pennsylvania Senate committee – WPXI

Norfolk Southern will be there ‘as long as it takes,’ CEO tells Pa. lawmakers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In Senate testimony, Norfolk Southern’s Alan Shaw promises he will ‘make this right’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Railroad reluctant to say who OK’d chemical burn after derailment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. legislators frustrated with Norfolk Southern CEO’s appearance before Senate committee | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania lawmaker proposes temporary electronic medical marijuana cards (abc27.com)

17 community projects in Chester County receive nearly $4.4 million in state funding – Daily Local

Malvern Public Library awarded funding for facility improvements – Daily Local

Women’s History Month: Recognizing women’s struggles, advancing change (goerie.com)

Pa. House Speaker McClinton will speak at King’s College | News | thetimes-tribune.com



Massive warehouses planned on 237-acre tract in Uwchlan – Daily Local

NFL hires Villanova and Drexel alum Christine Dorfler as CFO – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Here’s how the recent bank collapses could affect you. : NPR

Rice Enterprises, operator of 8 Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s, files for bankruptcy protection | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mariposa Food Co-op’s union employees are trying to unseat CEO (inquirer.com)



FOP, residents debate Lower Merion officer’s suspension – Mainline Media News

Ex-con tries to expose child sex predators across central Pa., aiming for justice and redemption – pennlive.com



Pa. budget: Where will $7.8 billion in school funding go? (mcall.com)

Who are “Moms for Liberty” and what are they looking for from schools? | WITF

Cherry Hill School Superintendent Joseph Meloche has been recruited to Rose Tree Media school district (inquirer.com)

Greater Johnstown pressing charges following gun threat, school officials say | News | tribdem.com

Parents weigh in on needs of Abington Heights middle, elementary schools | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Valley View School Board ballot challenge remains unresolved | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Supporters echo family’s complaint of racial ‘hate’ in Dauphin County school district – pennlive.com

There’s valid debate about microaggressions, structural racism. Let future Pa. teachers discuss it. | Opinion (inquirer.com)




‘National divorce’ already here: States, cities and the wealthy withdrawing from America (delcotimes.com)

Secession is here already. What can we do about it? | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Donald Trump tried to get ahead of criminal charges in New York hush money probe : NPR

At House Republican Retreat, Donald Trump Is Once Again the Focus – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fox News sues its own producer over massive defamation lawsuit : NPR

Fox News Producer’s Suit Says Network Set Her Up in Dominion Testimony – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Moderates are getting elbowed out of state party politics : NPR

Campaigns to kill ‘wokeness’ are efforts to perpetuate racism, disenfranchisement – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Toomey: Is Trump’s Arrest a Democratic Effort to Help Him Win Nomination? – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com

PA Supreme Court primary election guide 2023 · Spotlight PA

What Is ERIC and Why It Matters To Pennsylvania (politicspa.com)


All three Luzerne County officials invited to testify at election hearing will not go | | standardspeaker.com

Philly school board to host mayoral candidate forum | Mayorsrace | phillytrib.com

Mayoral candidates meet Muslim voters in West Oak Lane | Local News | phillytrib.com

Suplizio, former Republican candidate for Pa. Senate, arrested on fraud allegations | News | bradfordera.com

Tom Duerr, Cindy Kirk to sit on Allegheny County elections board for 2023 election – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Candidate for Allegheny County’s top elected office calls for stricter campaign finance laws | TribLIVE.com

Whitehall mayoral candidate Tina Koren will remain on the ballot (mcall.com)

Philadelphia mayor’s race: Latest TV ads include ex-mayors, first attack ad (inquirer.com)

ShopRite hired returning citizens, helping them build careers (inquirer.com)



Residents want more testing – and attention – after train derailment | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Parking area at Amtrak station could provide needed housing | Local News | lancasteronline.com

SEPTA officials cite funding, ‘rising costs’ for halting of KOP rail project (dailylocal.com)

SEPTA halts contested King of Prussia rail project · Spotlight PA

History of SEPTA’s KOP rail project (inquirer.com)



Millions at risk of losing Medicaid coverage as states start to requalify people : Shots – Health News : NPR

CDC: Deadly Candida auris fungus spreading quickly through health care sites : NPR

New CDC opioid guidelines: Too little, too late for chronic pain patients? | News | standardspeaker.com

Maternal & Family Health Services sued over data breach | News | standardspeaker.com

Inflation, other headwinds drive $181 million loss for 2022 at Allegheny Health Network | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Measles outbreak risky for newborns, who may lack antibodies, CHOP study finds (inquirer.com)

Ending a pregnancy in 14 states leaves few options. Some are looking to Europe and India for help – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

The Pennsylvania National Guard’s 56th Stryker Brigade in Iraq | WITF

Uncertain revenue expectations cloud Pennsylvania’s financial future | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Judge Lois Murphy Issues State Guardianship Update (montco.today)

PA Environment Digest Blog: Shapiro Administration Announces Long-Term Presence In Beaver County To Assist Residents Affected By Norfolk Southern Train Derailment (paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com)

PASSHE calls for new funding to combat nursing shortage in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Opponents of Saturday deer opener cite negative economic, social impacts | TribLIVE.com

Pennsylvania preps for growing season with the help of low-flying planes | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

More funds will be available for Pennsylvania water assistance program | WITF

Pa. Gaming revenue shot up in February; sports betting leads the way | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


National News

Editorial: Mitigate losses in SNAP program | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LA school strike begins as support staff, teachers walk out : NPR

In Trump case, N.Y. grand jury appears near end of its work | TribLIVE.com

Is Donald Trump actually getting arrested this week? Here’s what we know | WITF

Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: Xi and Putin Meet in Moscow – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Macron Plots Next Move in French Pensions Dispute – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Iraqis warned of chaos before U.S. invasion in 2003 : NPR

US aid worker and French journalist freed in West Africa | News | phillytrib.com


Local News

Warm winter leaves money in local, state government budgets (abc27.com)

Local leaders, business owners excited for revamped Strand Theatre | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

Chester County officials join in Meals on Wheels ‘March for Meals’ celebration – Daily Local

Montgomery County food pantries brace for ‘food insecurity tsunami’ amid end to COVID SNAP benefits (mainlinemedianews.com)

Erie County PA DEI Commission, Davis administration diverge on invoice (goerie.com)

Mercyhurst president Getz touts the power of women in leadership (goerie.com)

Three housing projects to come before Hazleton Planning Commission next week | Building | standardspeaker.com

Halcovage impeachment investigation on hold | Schuylkill County | standardspeaker.com

eCenter22 in Shillington aims to teach kids social skills through sports and tech (readingeagle.com)

Reading’s seasonal expanded street sweeping program to begin next month (readingeagle.com)



Pittsburgh Humanities Festival begins this week | 90.5 WESA

More older workers stay employed past age 65 in Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

Allegheny County Councilor Liv Bennett drops out of county executive, county council races | 90.5 WESA



Philadelphia announces $9.25 million settlement for 2020 protest lawsuits | WITF

Philadelphia to pay nearly $10 million for police misconduct in 2020 | Local News | phillytrib.com

Johnny Doc case: Comcast and Local 98 are part of the ex-union chief’s new strategy to overturn his conviction and avoid trial (inquirer.com)



Biden has vetoed his first bill. Here’s how that compares to other presidents : NPR

Biden is creating new national monuments in Nevada and Texas : NPR

Biden’s appeals court nominee faces rare Democratic scrutiny | News | phillytrib.com

The Navajo Nation’s water rights are at the center of a Supreme Court case : NPR

Biden signs bill on covid origins declassification | TribLIVE.com