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

New law PA hikes citations for drivers who pass stopped school buses (phillyburbs.com)

Pennsylvania bill would require EV infrastructure for new buildings (abc27.com)

Women who inspire: history lessons from Pennsylvania politicos – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. lawmakers propose stipend program for student-teachers – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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 (broadandliberty.com)

Joanna McClinton among nominees for EMILYs List rising star award (abc27.com)

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

Pennsylvania House holds first hearing on gun violence in 10 years (abc27.com)

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

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

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

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

Pennsylvania’s unemployment claims backlog could clear by August | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

Pennsylvania law enforcement focuses on drug delivery death charges (poconorecord.com)

Grants roundup: Yeadon and Darby, plus Upper Prov, projects funded (delcotimes.com)

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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



Lehigh man accused of embezzling $2.4 million from Bensalem company (phillyburbs.com)

Pennsylvania State Police accepting applicants to leadership program (abc27.com)



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

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

Pa. urban school districts request additional funding (abc27.com)

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

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

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

Pennsbury upset with district’s restrictions on bathroom breaks (phillyburbs.com)

Penn State moves to slash student newspaper funding · Spotlight PA

Jason Wingard resigns as president of Temple University – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Temple University President Jason Wingard has resigned (inquirer.com)

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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




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

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

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

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

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

House panel calls for answers, accountability for Luzerne election mess (ydr.com)


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

PA Commonwealth, Superior Court primary guide 2023 · Spotlight PA

DeSantis, Conway Highlight Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (politicspa.com)

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 (penncapital-star.com)

Witnesses blast Luzerne County election bureau over paper shortage | News | standardspeaker.com

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

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


Republicans nominate Katie Ford for House special election in Delco (broadandliberty.com)

Two Women Vie to Fill Delco Vacancy Left by Zabel Resignation – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Northampton County district attorney race heats up during candidates forum (mcall.com)

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

Philadelphia mayor race: How Northwest coalition has influenced elections (inquirer.com)

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

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

Former Reading School Board member running for Berks commissioner (readingeagle.com)



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 (cbsnews.com)

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 – pennlive.com

Lehigh Valley road work scheduled for 2023 (mcall.com)

What we know about potential return of passenger rail to the Poconos (poconorecord.com)

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

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


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 | phillytrib.com



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

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

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

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

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 (penncapital-star.com)

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

CHOP celebrates 100 years of pediatric research (inquirer.com)

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

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


State News

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

Film tax credits more often sold than used in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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 (cbsnews.com)

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 (inquirer.com)

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

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

Deadly chocolate factory blast highlights combustion risks (abc27.com)

How to prepare for spotted lantern fly season (abc27.com)

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 | thetimes-tribune.com


National News

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

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

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 (inquirer.com)

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


Local News

Delaware River chemical spill cleanup continues, water still safe (phillyburbs.com)

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

West Reading extends emergency declaration in wake of chocolate factory explosion (readingeagle.com)

Community Warehouse Project of Chester County plans fundraiser – Daily Local

Commissioners deliver ‘State of Dauphin County’ (abc27.com)

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

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

Allentown Liberty Bell Museum likely to leave Zion’s church (mcall.com)

Your questions about the Allentown Parking Authority controversy, answered (mcall.com)

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 (mainlinemedianews.com)

Montgomery County authorizes $11.1M for contracts (mainlinemedianews.com)

Johnstown City Council recommends constructing new homeless shelter | News | tribdem.com

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

Somerset County solicitor resigns; county adds Pittsburgh firm | News | tribdem.com

Fair housing the key to a thriving community | Sponsored Content | lancasteronline.com

Luzerne County Council approves 113 American Rescue awards | Times Leader

Construction of downtown Scranton pocket park to begin next week | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Hazleton seeks grants for park plan, playground upgrades | News | standardspeaker.com

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



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 (penncapital-star.com)

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 | TribLIVE.com

‘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 | TribLIVE.com



Philadelphia water safe, contamination threat passed after chemical spill (inquirer.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

DelVal Stores Sell Out of Bottled Water in Wake of Chemical Spill – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

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

Philadelphia Parking Authority selects first Democratic chair since 2001 (inquirer.com)

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

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

Ashley Biden, President Biden’s daughter, is opening a wellness center in Philly (inquirer.com)



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 | thecentersquare.com

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

Debt ceiling impasse: Kevin McCarthy presses Biden to negotiate | TribLIVE.com

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 | tribdem.com