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Legislature

Reading rally supports legislation to help homeowners make home repairs (readingeagle.com)

Sen. Corman introduces legislation to cut Pennsylvania’s gas tax – Pennsylvania Business Report (pennbizreport.com)

Pa. Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of new congressional district map | The Daily Pennsylvanian (thedp.com)

Philabundance, officials teams up to offer Ramadan meals – WHYY

More than 1,000 Pennsylvania workers quit AFSCME union in 2021 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Corporate tax cut proposed for Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff: Pennsylvania should take the lead in hitting Russia in its budget (broadandliberty.com)

A complete guide and amendment tracker for proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s Constitution · Spotlight PA

Merski finding solutions for Pa., housing, education, workforce (goerie.com)

Rigby: $1.7M from state destined for Cambria County health facilities | News | tribdem.com

Tom Wolf in Bethlehem wants pandemic relief spent on seniors, disabled – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Republicans in Harrisburg are using Ukraine to promote a climate-denialist agenda | Editorial (inquirer.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Psychologist discusses impacts of COVID-19 on children | News | thetimes-tribune.com

What to know about the omicron subvariant | Coronavirus Updates Newsletter (inquirer.com)

 

Business/Jobs

American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969 – Daily Local

Fertilizer costs and availability worry some Pennsylvania farmers | WITF

More than 1,000 Pennsylvania workers quit AFSCME union in 2021 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

D&H expands in Dauphin County hoping to ease supply chain issues (abc27.com)

LIEBERMAN: Who NOT To Blame For High Gasoline Prices – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Inside Philadelphia’s plan to better compete with the East Coast’s biggest ports – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

U.S. Steel hit with $4.5M fine for alleged emissions violations | TribLIVE.com

Child care centers in dire need of staff | Business | citizensvoice.com

 

Crime/Punishment

Phone call solicitations for donations for Troopers Martin Mack III and Branden Sisca are scams. (dailylocal.com)

Scant oversight for Pennsylvania constables allows those with troubled histories to be elected – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Temple police chief Charles Leone resigns amid surge in violence in the neighborhood (inquirer.com)

300 new community police officers could help stem Philly’s pervasive violence | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

Education

Wharton receives $10M gift from Richard Perlman and Ellen Hanson – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Community colleges serving Black students join forces on job placement – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New security measures for off-campus Temple students | Local News | phillytrib.com

$24K NASA grant to fund moon modeling at St. Francis | News | tribdem.com

West Chester School District loses $2.8 million lawsuit alleging contractor at East Goshen Elementary project wrongfully terminated – Daily Local

Masks no longer required in Reading schools (readingeagle.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Santarsiero Will Seek Re-election To State Senate In District 10 | Doylestown, PA Patch

Davis looks to build momentum with $1M ad buy, union endorsement | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Josh Shapiro makes campaign stop in Cumberland Co. (abc27.com)

Shapiro Calls On Legislature to Adopt Relief Plan – PoliticsPA

PODCAST: Matt Brouillette Makes the Case for PA’s Free Market Future – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Announced Candidates for PA General Assembly – PoliticsPA

Op-Ed: Battle for Hispanic voters comes to Allentown (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Insurance company owner from Harveys Lake enters race for 117th District | Election | standardspeaker.com

Two GOP hopefuls ask for Mastriano; running mate Daniels to be civil in 2022 primary – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

7th Congressional District GOP Candidates Scheller, Dellicker to debate on April 1 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Industry and labor coalition has some advice for Pennsylvania’s next governor | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Fetterman is pulling away in Pennsylvania – NewsBreak

 

Environment

Tick and mosquito threat expected to be high in Pa. this spring – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Transportation

Airplane mask mandate: Airline CEOs ask President Biden to lift the rule : NPR

Guest Opinion: PennDOT plan imperils Langhorne’s historic district (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Airport board approves contract for next phase of taxiway extension | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Health

Why 400K people in PA could lose health insurance · Spotlight PA

DHS relaunches independent council after ousting Trump-era officials last year | News | phillytrib.com

LVHN breaks ground virtually for cancer center in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

LVHN planning to build a small hospital in Lower Macungie Township – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

How big U.S. companies are creating a brand new abortion benefit (inquirer.com)

4 ways that census undercounting could impact the health of Pennsylvanians | Opinion (inquirer.com)

 

State News

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans secures federal funding for Mann Center | Local News | phillytrib.com

Houlahan invites veterans, public to listening session, Town Hall in Coatesville – Daily Local

First Black commissioner casts this line: ‘It’s not about race. It’s about fishing’ – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive

Despite historic Supreme Court nomination, Black female judges rarely reach federal level (theintell.com)

Support during ‘stressful’ times: Mental health helpline, other aid introduced for farmers | News | tribdem.com

Federal relief funds ‘critical’ to state park repair needs, DCNR says | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Nationally, renters are paying 30% of their income on housing. In many places, they’re paying more. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The pandemic prompted people to move, but many didn’t go far | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

How the U.S. is expanding aid to help Ukrainian refugees: explainer – pennlive.com

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (March 24) : NPR

War in Ukraine live updates: Biden heads to Poland, the heart of the refugee crisis | NPR

How Russia’s false biolab story was echoed by the U.S. far right : NPR

Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is found guilty in contributions probe : NPR

The U.S. men’s team inches closer to World Cup qualification : NPR

Trump files lawsuit against Clinton, Democrats for Russia claims : NPR

 

Local News

Pike County to celebrate America’s semiquincentennial and more | The River Reporter

West Manchester Township board of supervisors revisit zoning law (abc27.com)

Dauphin County makes push for more mental health funding (abc27.com)

New Erie Insurance building has county’s 3rd highest tax assessment (goerie.com)

Trash, recycling costs will increase in Millcreek beginning April 1 (goerie.com)

Merski finding solutions for Pa., housing, education, workforce (goerie.com)

Delco creating master plan for Don Guanella park property – Delco Times

7 takeaways from Lancaster Chamber’s State of the County | Local Business | lancasteronline.com

Saree Run in Doylestown will celebrate women and Desi culture (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bensalem residents fight early morning trash pickups (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Chester County police departments donate bulletproof vests to help with the war in Ukraine – Daily Local

Hazleton mayor seeking more from HCA services agreement; authority sees misunderstanding | News | standardspeaker.com

Allentown leaders want to build more housing and improve after-school programs in these neighborhoods – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Two-year plan aims to bring the internet to 2,000 homes in Beaver County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Pitt

Superintendent search firm brings experience, clear plan, Pittsburgh Public Schools board president says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ukrainian refugees expected to come to Pittsburgh, despite backlog, local agencies say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

5 Pittsburgh officers fired after internal investigation into man’s stun gun death (nbcnews.com)

Tom Hanks Officiates Bellevue Wedding, Continues To Be Spotted Around Pittsburgh Area – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

Pittsburgh police partner with local faith leaders to help strengthen relationship with community (wtae.com)

Mayor Ed Gainey Says It Is Time Major NonProfits Pay Their Fair Share – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

 

Philly

Kenyatta Johnson trial: Jury selected in bribery case – WHYY

51% of Philadelphia employers say they’ll bring employees back to the office full time, the least in the country – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

City Council members sound off on gun violence efforts in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bass: Working with City Controller on special services district inquiry | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia to get an additional $4.6 million for summer youth programs | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia census data shows population drop from 2020 to 2021 (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia School District’s $3.9 billion budget gets its first approval, with backlash (inquirer.com)

Kenyatta Johnson bribery trial: Live updates (inquirer.com)

MacKenzie Scott adds to her Philadelphia-area largesse, donating $20 million to nonprofit Benefits Data Trust (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Poll shows majority disapprove of Ukraine response and worry about inflation : NPR

Dr. Oz removed from Biden’s sports council (abc27.com)

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings: What happened Thursday : NPR

How Hawley’s attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson echo QAnon themes : NPR

In Brown Jackson, Black female strength tells all-American story (goerie.com)

Ex-Trump advisers Peter Navarro, Dan Scavino to face Jan. 6 panel criminal referral : NPR

A school board has the right to censure a disruptive member, the Supreme Court rules : NPR

New process for asylum cases at the border unveiled by Biden administration – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

House panel’s findings on Jan. 6 will be of concern to ‘vast majority’ of Americans, Rep. Cheney tells Chatham students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Virginia Thomas urged White House chief to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 election, texts show (inquirer.com)

Sen. Manchin launches new push for ‘all of the above’ energy bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette