Costa legislation could keep some homeowners in growing areas from being taxed out of homes | TribLIVE.com

New state law could create long-time owner occupant tax exemption program in Pittsburgh | 90.5 WESA

Longtime Pittsburgh homeowners hit by rising taxes in gentrifying neighborhoods could get relief | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State bill could give tax breaks to longtime Pittsburgh homeowners | Politics | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Democrats, marchers press gun violence debate at Pa. Capitol | WITF

Survivors’ heartbreak points toward gun violence solutions, advocates tell Pa. House panel – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philadelphia families impacted by gun violence call for reform in Harrisburg (inquirer.com)

Lawmakers, advocates, survivors rally against ‘toxin’ of gun violence – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Advocates rallying tighter gun laws hope to seize on change in Pa. House leadership – pennlive.com

Pa. House hearing points toward movement on gun legislation – pennlive.com

Frankel, Schwartz Announce Formation of Jewish Legislative Caucus (politicspa.com)

State senators plan to reintroduce reform package of for-profit health care systems (delcotimes.com)

State senators plan to reintroduce the for-profit health care reform package – Pennsylvania News (localtoday.news)

Pa. Senate Democrat proposes series of bills to increase housing accessibility – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Newtown Township Awarded $534K Grant For Pedestrian Safety Work | Newtown, PA Patch

Pa. attorney general seeks more money to combat illegal drugs, guns, staff Safe2Say Center – pennlive.com

Allentown NIZ finances would be opened under Jarrett Coleman bill (mcall.com)

Shapiro promotes multi-million-dollar spending plan to recruit, retain Pa. police – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Josh Shapiro pitches tax credit to bolster PA police recruitment (phillyburbs.com)

Big gains and big hurdles for women in PA politics · Spotlight PA

Josh Shapiro’s revenue chief still needs Senate approval. But first, scrutiny of a top achievement. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Medical residents unionize at hospitals around the country : Shots – Health News : NPR

Chewy to close large central Pa. fulfillment center – pennlive.com



Pa. woman charged in Pelosi laptop theft on Jan. 6 sentenced to prison (mcall.com)

U.S. Rep Mary Gay Scanlon gunpoint carjacking: Delaware man pleads guilty (inquirer.com)



State agency issues warning to central Pa. school district amid reports of racial hostility – pennlive.com

The Lower Dauphin School Board needs an anti-racism plan immediately to protect all students | PennLive Editorial – pennlive.com

New dynamics influence education spending choices in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bethlehem Area Superintendent Joseph Roy to retire (mcall.com)

Editorial: Is there light at the end of the tunnel for charter reform in Pennsylvania? (dailylocal.com)

Christy tapped as new West Chester school board member – Daily Local

Beaver County school district sues Norfolk Southern over chemical plumes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As some Philly students walk out over possible budget cuts, the district offers some remedies (inquirer.com)

Temple limits public access to campus food court amid growing safety concerns (inquirer.com)




A universal school choice plan is heading to the governor’s desk | WFSU News

Georgia bans most gender-affirming care for trans kids : NPR

Utah social media law requires parental permission for kids : NPR

Senate Ethics Committee warns Lindsey Graham for fundraising at Senate building : NPR

Bill would let people claim ‘unborn child’ as a dependent on Alabama tax return – pennlive.com

The GOP’s scorn over the Trump investigations affirms the racist disconnect of its ‘law and order’ messaging | Opinion (inquirer.com)


Commonwealth Court Dismisses GOP Lawsuit On Ballot Curing Procedures (politicspa.com)

A Pennsylvania judge dismissed the latest GOP mail ballot lawsuit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Former Berks commissioner looks to retake his old seat (readingeagle.com)

Montgomery County GOP chair Christian Nascimento on winning Philly suburbs (inquirer.com)



Rebuilding public trust after the derailment starts from the ground up | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Ohio toxic train derailment upends school baseball, track | WITF

Jessica Conard of East Palestine has become a reluctant community advocate – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Study: Passenger trains could return to Scranton by 2028 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Amtrak says NYC passenger train could start by 2028 | News | citizensvoice.com



Regulations tape off empty drug rehab beds | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Parts of Delaware County could soon lose emergency medical services | WITF

Young people deserve better health care than what anti-abortion centers offer – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Despite attempts to kill it, the Affordable Care Act turns 13 this year | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

UPMC, surgeon deemed ‘high risk’ to Medicare after rejecting oversight | TribLIVE.com


State News

Pa. Sen. John Fetterman expected back ‘soon,’ but no certain timeline yet | WITF

One in three online gamblers in Pa. had a problem in last 12 months | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Keep municipalities open with PA open records law · Spotlight PA State College


National News

Denver’s East High School shooting updates: Teen suspect was found dead : NPR

Oxford High School shooter’s parents can face a manslaughter trial, court rules : NPR

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is a USA TODAY Women of the Year honoree

South Carolina’s comptroller resigns after a $3.5 billion accounting error : NPR

Finland will pick 10 people for a free happiness masterclass : NPR

Hyundai and Kia recall 571,000 vehicles due to fire risk : NPR

What’s the deadline for filing taxes in 2023? (It’s not April 15) – pennlive.com

NFL hires Christine Dorfler, a Villanova and Drexel graduate, as new CFO (inquirer.com)


Local News

Panelists discuss violence, marginalization of LGBTQ+ youth | The Bucks County Herald

Last phase of Downtown Wilkes-Barre streetscape project begins | News | citizensvoice.com

Pittston Area rejects request to release sex abuse settlements | News | citizensvoice.com

So hot! Harrisburg area is among tightest rental markets in the nation – pennlive.com



Allegheny County public defender, legal experts question ethics of district attorney’s office | TribLIVE.com

Former Pittsburgh city worker accused of altering, fraudulently depositing checks for $50K | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh to delay plastic bag ban | TribLIVE.com

Forbes values Pirates at $1.32 billion, 24th in baseball team rankings | TribLIVE.com

End of an era: The last McDonald’s in Downtown Pittsburgh is closing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia residents reject using war-on-drugs-era policies to treat the opioid crisis, according to poll (inquirer.com)

Philly City Council election: Jeffery “Jay” Young only Democrat still on the ballot to replace Darrell Clarke in 5th District (inquirer.com)

Rhy Hoskins tears ACL in his left knee (readingeagle.com)

Ukrainian ballet students find safety and high-quality training far from home at Philly’s Rock School (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia Council overturns veto of bill for public safety director (inquirer.com)

COVID sick leave in Philadelphia to continue after national pandemic emergency declarations end (inquirer.com)



Iranian-suspected drone strike in Syria kills one U.S. worker; U.S. retaliates : NPR

The U.S. launched air strikes in Syria after a drone killed a U.S. worker (inquirer.com)

Vice President Harris is visiting 3 countries in Africa next week : NPR

The FTC’s new ‘Click to Cancel’ rule would make quitting subscriptions easier : NPR