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State Senator Santarsiero Introduces Common Sense Gun Legislation – Bucks County Beacon

New law PA hikes citations for drivers who pass stopped school buses (

Pennsylvania bill would require EV infrastructure for new buildings (

Women who inspire: history lessons from Pennsylvania politicos – City & State Pennsylvania (

Pa. lawmakers propose stipend program for student-teachers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Upper & Lower Moreland receive nearly $500K in grants for local infrastructure, recreation & accessibility improvements – Glenside Local

Ben Mannes: City leaders condemn police officer over false accusation (

Joanna McClinton among nominees for EMILYs List rising star award (

Lawmakers: Do the right thing for traumatized schoolchildren, parents and other Americans. Pass gun safety legislation. [editorial] | Our Opinion |

Pennsylvania House holds first hearing on gun violence in 10 years (

Frustrated by Water Rate Hikes, Chester County Rep Wants Repeal of Act 12 – DV Journal (

Rescue beagles visit Pa. Capitol to push for stricter animal testing laws –

Acting Ag Sec. Redding faces questions about organics, dog law, avian flu at budget talks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. labor secretary says gov’s budget plan would wipe clean state’s unemployment claims backlog | News |

Pennsylvania’s unemployment claims backlog could clear by August | Pennsylvania |

Pa.’s intellectual disability community will not be left out of 2023’s budget debate | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania law enforcement focuses on drug delivery death charges (

Grants roundup: Yeadon and Darby, plus Upper Prov, projects funded (

Philly area slated to receive millions for home repairs – WHYY



Nurses needed now: Solutions to a long-running staffing crisis have been hard to come by. – City & State Pennsylvania (

SBA 7(a) loans could suffer after Signature Bank collapse – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Company appeals judge’s ruling in favor of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

About 150 LSC Communications workers to stay on as it winds down Lancaster operations | Local Business |



Lehigh man accused of embezzling $2.4 million from Bensalem company (

Pennsylvania State Police accepting applicants to leadership program (



Urban superintendents across Pa. push for more school funding before pandemic money runs out (

Philly-area urban district school superintendents call for charter reform, decry unfunded mandates (

Pa. urban school districts request additional funding (

Urban schools, including Greater Johnstown, seek more dollars at statewide events | News |

Allentown and Bethlehem Area leaders call for more money for urban school districts, charter school reform (

Building 21 has more asbestos issues that Philly School District officials say was previously ‘misidentified’ (

Pennsbury upset with district’s restrictions on bathroom breaks (

Penn State moves to slash student newspaper funding · Spotlight PA

Jason Wingard resigns as president of Temple University – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Temple University President Jason Wingard has resigned (

Temple’s first Black president resigns as safety issues on campus worsen –

Elizabeth Forward High School students to return in April after fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More students walk out of Philly schools to protest budget cuts, underenrollment at magnets (

Camden City School District is offering $10K signing bonus to attract new teachers. (




Economy remains top issue for voters according to new NPR poll : NPR

Poll: Cut federal spending — but not big-ticket programs | News |

Republicans Face Setbacks in Push to Tighten Voting Laws on College Campuses – The New York Times (

Pence Must Testify to Jan. 6 Grand Jury, Judge Rules – The New York Times (

Judge doubts Fox News’ claim that Rupert Murdoch shouldn’t testify in court : NPR

House panel calls for answers, accountability for Luzerne election mess (


Pa. Courts: Thirty-two percent of active judges in state are women (

PA Commonwealth, Superior Court primary guide 2023 · Spotlight PA

DeSantis, Conway Highlight Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (

Pennsylvania court decision does little to clear up confusion over fixing mail ballots | WITF

Few answers in U.S. House hearing on Pa. county’s Election Day ballot paper shortage – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Witnesses blast Luzerne County election bureau over paper shortage | News |

DA Sanguedolce fires back at criticism from House committee election hearing | News |

Here’s what we know about Paul Martino’s involvement in this year’s school board races (


Republicans nominate Katie Ford for House special election in Delco (

Two Women Vie to Fill Delco Vacancy Left by Zabel Resignation – DV Journal (

Northampton County district attorney race heats up during candidates forum (

Who is Jeff Brown? 2023 mayoral candidate would be first outsider mayor in a century (

Philadelphia mayor race: How Northwest coalition has influenced elections (

Philly mayor election: Rep. Amen Brown survives ballot challenges (

North Hills GOP committee mounts write-in campaign for Democratic DA Zappala |

Former Reading School Board member running for Berks commissioner (



EPA Takes Public Input on Proposal to Clean Up PA Drinking Water / Public News Service

Climate change: Sea levels are rising — and it’s going to get worse. Here’s how some communities are adapting – CBS Pittsburgh (

As the Beaver County Shell plant shuts down for repairs, the company says it hasn’t exceeded emission limits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Seven weeks after rail disaster, residents struggle with the unknown – Pittsburgh Union Progress

PennDOT is forcing this nonprofit to move, and it’s offering just $100 to make it happen –

Lehigh Valley road work scheduled for 2023 (

What we know about potential return of passenger rail to the Poconos (

Roosevelt Blvd. speed cameras: drivers evade tickets with missing, covered, fake license plates (

PennDOT projects in Westmoreland, neighboring counties part of $585M construction budget |


Gun Safety

Nashville shooting unearths familiar partisan split on gun bills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nashville school shooting: What we know about the attack : NPR

Police: 15-year-old shot and killed near Simon Gratz High School | Gunviolence |



F.D.A. Approves Narcan for Over-the-Counter Sales – The New York Times (

‘Neighborhood hospital’ to open in Jennersville next year – Daily Local

ChristianaCare unveils plans for ‘neighborhood hospital’ in Chester County – Philadelphia Business Journal (

U.S. Senator asks FTC to investigate AmerisourceBergen over abortion pill – Philadelphia Business Journal (

California has a care plan to help persons with serious mental health illness : NPR

Infant formula crisis could recur, former FDA official tells Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

In Pittsburgh, now you can wash, rinse, spin and sign up for health insurance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CHOP celebrates 100 years of pediatric research (

$12 million expansion of Allegheny Valley Hospital radiology will combine services in one place |

Community Health System data breach may have exposed information of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre hospital patients | News |


State News

Pa. long-term care facilities to share in $14.2M to ease staffing crunch | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Film tax credits more often sold than used in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania |

Houlahan plans Town Hall on broadband equity in West Grove – Daily Local

Rep. Summer Lee puts support behind TikTok as calls to ban the app intensify – CBS Pittsburgh (

Natural gas ruled out as cause of 2022 Pottstown home explosion – Daily Local

Pa.’s Task Force 1 search-and-rescue team helped recover West Reading factory explosion victims | WITF

Investigation of West Reading chocolate factory explosion focuses on gas pipeline (

NTSB assumes lead in investigation of chocolate factory explosion | Berks Regional News |

Free critter, dog and cat adoptions at Humane PA March 31 through April 2 (

Deadly chocolate factory blast highlights combustion risks (

How to prepare for spotted lantern fly season (

Pa. wants Norfolk Southern to reimburse farmers who lost meat sales after the East Palestine derailment | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State appeals court slashes money damages won by Scranton homeowners in lawsuit against city over stormwater flooding | News |


National News

U.S.-Israel Tensions Over Judicial Overhaul Burst Into Open – The New York Times (

Israeli democracy is still under threat, even if Netanyahu has hit the ‘pause’ button (

Another storm is expected to bring more snow and flooding to California : NPR

Boy Scouts’ $2.4 billion bankruptcy plan upheld by judge – Delco Times

Court backs victim’s family in Adnan Syed’s ‘Serial’ case (

Delaware marijuana legalization bills head to Gov. John Carney’s desk following Senate approval (


Local News

Delaware River chemical spill cleanup continues, water still safe (

County officials: Drinking water safe despite Bristol chemical spill | The Bucks County Herald

West Reading extends emergency declaration in wake of chocolate factory explosion (

Community Warehouse Project of Chester County plans fundraiser – Daily Local

Commissioners deliver ‘State of Dauphin County’ (

West Reading Borough Council holds 1st meeting since explosion | Berks Regional News |

Residents asked to offer input for future park at former swim club property in Dauphin County –

Allentown Liberty Bell Museum likely to leave Zion’s church (

Your questions about the Allentown Parking Authority controversy, answered (

Verizon wants large cell tower on Lower Makefield synagogue land | The Bucks County Herald

‘What we want Montgomery County to be’: Weekend rally to focus on affordable housing (

Montgomery County authorizes $11.1M for contracts (

Johnstown City Council recommends constructing new homeless shelter | News |

Johnstown Housing Authority: Risk of ceilings falling prompted closing of Prospect Homes | News |

Somerset County solicitor resigns; county adds Pittsburgh firm | News |

Fair housing the key to a thriving community | Sponsored Content |

Luzerne County Council approves 113 American Rescue awards | Times Leader

Construction of downtown Scranton pocket park to begin next week | News |

Hazleton seeks grants for park plan, playground upgrades | News |

Luzerne County Council approves $55.1 million in Rescue Plan funding grants | |



Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s reliability sees some improvement but still has its issues and critics – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pittsburgh will challenge tax-exempt properties in Gainey’s first move against UPMC and other big nonprofits | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gainey to challenge tax-exempt status of UPMC properties, other nonprofits |

‘Bordering on illegal’: Pittsburgh’s new zoning review fees draw wrath from developers | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another helping hand: Golden Triangle ambassadors debut in Downtown Pittsburgh amid safety concerns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ahoy! Abandoned boat finally removed from its resting spot along the North Shore | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland explores relocation of youth shelter program |



Philadelphia water safe, contamination threat passed after chemical spill (

Philly water ‘will not be impacted’ by toxic spill, city says – WHYY

Philly tap water is safe to use and drink, officials say | Local News |

DelVal Stores Sell Out of Bottled Water in Wake of Chemical Spill – DV Journal (

Lynette M. Brown-Sow named new PPA board chair | Local News |

Philadelphia Parking Authority selects first Democratic chair since 2001 (

Lenfest Institute for Journalism/SSRS poll: Illegal dumping is top priority for Black, brown and low-income residents in Philly (

Philadelphia Labor Department budget: Worker advocates seek more enforcement money as Kenney proposes cut (

Ashley Biden, President Biden’s daughter, is opening a wellness center in Philly (



Starbucks’ anti-union ex-CEO will face Sen. Bernie Sanders in labor hearing : NPR

Bipartisan attorneys general coalition urges U.S. Congress support right-to-repair law | Alaska |

President Biden pushes for assault ban, but GOP leaders remain opposed : NPR

Debt ceiling impasse: Kevin McCarthy presses Biden to negotiate |

Harris wiped away tears as she toured the Cape Coast slave castle in Ghana : NPR

VP Harris out to reframe U.S. views on Africa, foster partnership | News |