CCCBI Holds State of the County Discussion with Chester County Commissioners (vista.today)

A gun violence prevention initiative in Germantown and Mount Airy is picking up trash on over 300 city blocks (inquirer.com)

Wayne D. Fontana (via Public) / Senator Fontana Announces Over $2.5M in Infrastructure Grants (publicnow.com)

West Chester Borough Secures $750,000 Grant for Vital Sidewalk Improvements – MyChesCo

Kayden’s Law passes State House, heads to Governor for signature | Chester County Press

Upgrades to bridge in McKeesport will start soon – WPXI

Proposed bill in Pa. House would open convicted election disruptors to civil liability | Don’t Miss This | dailyitem.com 

Penn Highlands Elk maternal care cuts highlight Pa.’s widening rural services gap – The Record Online (therecord-online.com)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines To Consider Skill-Games Appeal (vixio.com)

 Juvenile detention reforms under consideration | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com  

 Precision deemed crucial for skill game taxes | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com 

 Pennsylvania Future Caucus outlines legislative priorities | ABC27 

 Pennsylvania House passes bill to make Hershey’s Kisses the official state candy abc27.com) 

CHOP and Keystone First, AmeriHealth Caritas face deadline to reach new insurance deals – WHYY

Chester County to Receive Over $2.5 Million for Road and Sidewalk Improvements – MyChesCo

Senator Judy Schwank Secures $2.8 Million for Berks County Community and Transportation Infrastructure Projects – BCTV

This $818K initiative aims to prevent gun violence in Germantown and Mount Airy with street cleaning | United States | Head Topics

 Pennsylvania awards $2 million+ in grants to law enforcement (abc27.com) 

 Penn Highlands to end birth services in Elk County, PA · Spotlight PA State College 

 Pa. train crash highlights shortcomings of automated railroad braking | WITF 

Bucks County Senator Proposes Sustainable Energy Development with PRESS Initiative

Elected officials rally in West Philadelphia for Keir Bradford-Grey for Attorney General | Local News | phillytrib.com

Bipartisan interest emerges in Pa. election security reforms | 90.5 WESA

Right to repair would save Pa. residents hundreds of dollars a year, House panel hears • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Alyssa’s Law, named for Parkland shooting victim, would push for panic alarms in school buildings • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Colonial Park Mall reopens – pennlive.com

Family Dollar announces closure of six Pennsylvania stores (abc27.com)

Krispy Kreme doughnuts will soon be available at this fast food chain – pennlive.com


For Young Offenders in Maine, Justice Varies With Geography – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

12-year-old from Dauphin County reported missing – pennlive.com

Banana fight in Pa. gas station leads to charges for employee – pennlive.com


U.C. Berkeley Parents Hired Private Security to Patrol Near Campus – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Thousands of Philadelphia students are owed special education services from the pandemic • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Undated Pennsylvania mail-in ballots should not be counted, appeals court rules • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. undated ballots ruling could invalidate tens of thousands | WITF

Pennsylvania mail ballots could soon arrive; Here’s what to know | ABC27

Voter registration, mail-in voting: Pennsylvania deadlines to know ahead of the April 23 primary • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. 10th district candidate forum led by voter concerns | WITF

PennLive’s 2024 primary voters’ guide: Pa. State Senate | Associated Press | lancasterfarming.com

Latest Pa. poll has Biden hitting 50% mark among voters, Casey stretching lead over McCormick – pennlive.com

Johnny Doc’s newphew, Kevin Boyle square off in Northeast Philly primary (inquirer.com)


‘Explosive’ hurricane season predicted for 2024 with near-record number of storms: AccuWeather – pennlive.com

Spotted lanternfly eggs may hatch soon in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Gun Safety

Pennsylvania House advances measure to prohibit ‘ghost guns’ | WITF

A gun violence prevention initiative in Germantown and Mount Airy is picking up trash on over 300 city blocks (inquirer.com)

Colorado joins 12 attorneys general in warning gunmaker to retain decades of files | Colorado | thecentersquare.com

Fearing political violence, more states ban firearms at polling places • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


Pennsylvania sees 45% increase in electric vehicles | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Resurfacing project to resume on Route 22/322, Route 11/15 in central Pa. – pennlive.com

House passes legislation to increase state funding for mass transit | Local News | phillytrib.com



Why Oregon’s groundbreaking drug decriminalization experiment is coming to an end : NPR

There’s a dengue health emergency in Puerto Rico. What to know about the disease : NPR

Do you live in an ‘allergy capital’? Pennsylvania city among worst for allergies | ABC27

State News

Shapiro Administration kicks off ‘Phase 2’ of statewide stakeholder engagement tour in Berks County to discuss local needs, efforts to combat the opioid and overdose crises (berksweekly.com)

Pennsylvania sees 45% increase in electric vehicles | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Orphan well plugging scrutinized for cost inflation, bad data | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

National News

Biden fundraiser in NYC with Obama, Clinton nets a record $25M, campaign says – pennlive.com

Biden, Fighting for Credit and Raising Cash, Gets Help From Clinton and Obama – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Five Minutes That Brought Down the Francis Scott Key Bridge – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Biden, Promising Corporate Tax Increases, Has Cut Taxes Overall – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Officials Identify 2 Bridge Collapse Victims by ID and Fingerprint – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Baltimore’s Key Bridge Was Hit By a Ship in 1980 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)


City of Pittsburgh challenges tax exemptions on more than 100 properties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sixth Allegheny County ballot return site announced in McKeesport | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh tourism nearly recovered from pre-pandemic levels, industry group says | TribLIVE.com


Philadelphia program to provide support for students who experience trauma from violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘We’ve been waiting’: Case over control of the Germantown Y is underway | Local News | phillytrib.com

30 youth have been shot in Philadelphia this year. Most experts think the problem is at home. | Local News | phillytrib.com


Casey says rights are on the line in 2024 election • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Casey and McCormick will be only eligible candidates for U.S. Senate on Pa. primary ballot • Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Democrat U.S. Senators Bob Casey And John Fetterman Vote AGAINST Amendment Barring Federal Funds From Being Used to Secretly Fly Biden Illegal Aliens Into the Country | PA Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 38 (pafop38.org)

In Pa. Senate race, Casey puts ‘greedflation’ & corporations on ballot | 90.5 WESA

Only Bob Casey, David McCormick eligible for Pennsylvania Senate ballot | The Hill