Pa. Democrats propose $3 billion school funding surge as ‘down payment’ in wake of court ruling (inquirer.com)

Pa. Democrats propose $3 billion in new funding for schools – WHYY

Hughes, Watlington to propose more education funding (audacy.com)

Pa Democrats Seek Funding for School Repairs, Improvements – WENY News

Pa Democrats Seek Funding for School Repairs, Improvements – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA

Haywood Releases State of Black Pennsylvania Report (politicspa.com)

Early Breast Cancer Cost Barriers Removal Backed By Montco Lawmakers | Limerick, PA Patch

PA Senate Democrats: Give Survivors of Child Abuse the Justice They Deserve Today – MyChesCo

Senator Pushes Bills To Bring Justice To Childhood Sex Assault Victims | Newtown, PA Patch

Pa. Capitol standoff continues over child sexual abuse statute of limitations – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers remain divided on bills to support childhood sexual abuse survivors | WHP (local21news.com)

Chester County leaders push Senate on survivors bill – Daily Local

Legislators, advocates want more transparency on PA charter school payments, which topped $2.6 billion in 2020-21 – Daily Local

Senators explore ways to address Pa.’s teacher shortage – pennlive.com

Senate passes bill to free up money spent on state police to fund road, bridge work – pennlive.com

Pa. Senate committee to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO over Ohio train crash – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania Senate committee to subpoena Norfolk Southern CEO (wgal.com)

Pa. Senate passes bill extending suspension of diesel emissions rules – pennlive.com

Allowing local municipalities to use radar guns comes before Pennsylvania legislators again (delcotimes.com)

Sen. Comitta secures funding for after-school career development programs – Daily Local

SEPTA Senior Fare Card allows free rides, event to renew or sign up (dailylocal.com)

Rep. Mike Zabel is accused of sexual misconduct. Here’s what to know (inquirer.com)

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro hints education, economy will get top billing in Pennsylvania budget proposal | WITF

Editorial: All eyes on Gov. Josh Shapiro to set tone for fixing Pa. school funding (dailylocal.com)

It’s time to hear bold leadership on oil & gas in Gov. Shapiro’s budget address | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania minimum wage must rise to deliver economic justice (phillyburbs.com)



Nursing home wait list tops 2,000 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania poverty: We have to understand barriers to propserity (ydr.com)

Philadelphia Flyers launch program to introduce young women to careers in sports – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Ford resumes driverless car work in Pittsburgh, five months after Argo AI shutters | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Kids who ‘do something right’ will be rewarded with bicycles in Coatesville – Daily Local

Rehab on hold: COVID devastated prison learning programs | National | standardspeaker.com

Pennsylvania man admits packing explosives in suitcase, authorities say | WITF

Radnor to offer nearly $6,000 bonus for new police officers – Mainline Media News

THC gummies from Montco Tobacco Huts didn’t show fentanyl when tested in lab (inquirer.com)



Hundreds of teachers are talking about quitting the job on TikTok. It’s such a phenomenon that there are multiple hashtags#teacherquittok #exteachersoftiktok #lifeafterteaching.

How substitute teaching impacts learning in Bucks, Montgomery County (phillyburbs.com)

Temple is a campus in crisis. Jason Wingard is the wrong choice to fix it. (inquirer.com)

University of Pennsylvania increasing tuition 4% for 2023-24 academic year – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Proposal targets math deficits for K-5 students | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Beth Ann Rosica: West Chester area parents participate in “Parents Bill of Rights” event (broadandliberty.com)

6 years after hazing death, Penn State plans to drop the Greek life oversight it championed | WITF

Ex-Bensalem school board member gets same job in Council Rock | The Bucks County Herald

$34.4M makeover at Erie County Tech. What’s done and what’s underway. (goerie.com)

Penns Manor officials, teachers schedule contract negotiations for Friday | News | tribdem.com

Person of color has led SDL since 2008. That could change Tuesday | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Neshaminy School Board votes to put Superintendent Rob McGee on leave (phillyburbs.com)

Education Department begins forgiving some student loans after $6B settlement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The next step in school funding: A rural-urban coalition to achieve educational equity | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Students will learn remotely after asbestos discovered in West Oak Lane’s Building 21 school (fox29.com)




Tennessee makes drag and trans health care bans law : NPR

Texas Republicans go after district attorneys on abortion : NPR

Remaining abortion clinics face more challenges if Texas judge limits abortion pill – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Interview: First lady says Biden is ready to run (delcotimes.com)

Biden Center: Why experts say Penn donations from China not unusual (inquirer.com)


Let Joanna McClinton be the start: Elect more women in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia | Opinion (inquirer.com)


2023 could be the year for Philly progressives | Morning Newsletter (inquirer.com)

For local officials, the fight against election lies never ends | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Allan Domb wants to raise interest rates – in his mayoral bid – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Philadelphia mayor election: Cherelle Parker snags SEIU 32BJ endorsement (inquirer.com)

Local 98, on the sidelines in Philly’s race for mayor, is more focused on its own union election (inquirer.com)

Election 2023: MCRC endorses DiBello, Ferry as county commissioner candidates (mainlinemedianews.com)



The challenges of East Palestine’s toxic waste cleanup : NPR

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ about to get their first US limits | National | standardspeaker.com

Giant announces 2023 Healing the Planet grant program (mainlinemedianews.com)



Hundreds of Pa. residents turn to Beaver County resource center near train derailment site for help | TribLIVE.com

East Palestine residents plead: “By the grace of God, please get our people out of here.” – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Angry Ohio residents confront railroad over health fears | TribLIVE.com

Key tank car part melted after Ohio train derailment, NTSB says | WITF

East Palestine real estate market rattled by derailment, as residents weigh how to respond | WITF


Gun Safety

Report: Philly’s Gun Violence Intervention program is making progress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

‘McKeesport is like a war zone’: Residents are getting used to violence after a very bloody start to the year | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



What the wave of RSV and other viruses revealed about pediatric care in the U.S. : Shots – Health News : NPR

FDA has new power to hold drugmakers accountable : Shots – Health News : NPR
These billboards want you to know how to get abortion pills — even if your state banned abortions (mpbonline.org)

Should opioid-reversal drug naloxone be made available over the counter? | News | citizensvoice.com

UPMC Lock Haven is downsizing to an outpatient emergency department, the first in Pa. | WITF

St. Luke’s Upper Bucks hospital expansion includes birth center amid shrinking maternity options (inquirer.com)


State News

A Budget Bump?: Pa. collected $2.8B in tax revenue in February | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania’s ‘silver tsunami’ could mean $18 billion shortfall | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. Treasurer highlights Commonwealth’s fiscal shortfall (abc27.com)

Study warns of Pa. residents’ retirement shortfall as treasury pushes savings program – pennlive.com

Fetterman opening Wilkes-Barre office | News | citizensvoice.com

Susan Wild misses votes due to medical condition (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania unseals more search warrant in Idaho killings | WITF


National News

Ales Bialiatski, Belarus Nobel Prize winner sentenced to 10 years in prison : NPR

Alex Murdaugh murder trial: The jury finds him guilty on all counts : NPR

President Biden to award Medal of Honor to Army Special Forces Col. Paris Davis : NPR

Black Vietnam veteran to get long-delayed Medal of Honor – pennlive.com

Elementary students fundraise for accessible playground : NPR

The town where 4 college students were murdered is planting garden, creating scholarships in their memory | WITF

This Women’s History Month is about stories. Mine starts with my grandmother. | Opinion (inquirer.com)


Local News

A Pennsylvania pizza shop is overwhelmed with support after viral video of racist attack | WITF

Pektor team proposes eventual creation of water authority for Upper Mount Bethel | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com

Pittston set for another big parade | Times Leader

More apartments planned for city as need grows | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Scranton mayor, judge “disappointed” over not being invited to Friendly Sons dinner | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Federal funds revive interest in treating Jeddo Tunnel water | News | standardspeaker.com

Garbage fees could double in Hazleton following HCA vote next week | News | standardspeaker.com

Lower Makefield picks Montco firm for Patterson Farm master plan | The Bucks County Herald

Radnor’s ban on plastic bags goes into effect this month (delcotimes.com)

Action team to address racial disparities, key findings in Lancaster’s equity profile report | Local News | lancasteronline.com



A Western Pa. library posted a children’s drag queen book on Facebook. Then the calls and threats came. (post-gazette.com)

Editorial: Pa. counties need authority to boost tourism | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prospective jurors in Tree of Life case being summoned to federal court to fill out questionnaires | TribLIVE.com

The full fish fry list for the Pittsburgh area | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia’s newest councilmembers call for affordability, transparency in development – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia 2024 budget: Police spending, modest tax cuts, free SEPTA passes (inquirer.com)

Mayor Kenney 2024 budget proposal: modest cuts, free SEPTA passes, property tax freeze and more (inquirer.com)

Jim Kenney pitches free SEPTA for Philly employees, people in poverty (inquirer.com)

Live from New York … it’s Jason Kelce? Could Eagles star be headed to SNL with Travis Kelce? – pennlive.com

SEPTA’s new Regional Rail cars from China are delayed, plagued by quality issues (inquirer.com)

Philly won’t reassess properties this year to catch up on appeals backlog, officials say. (inquirer.com)

Local artist, educators praise ‘Abbott Elementary’s Mural Arts episode (inquirer.com)



Biden sides with Republicans on new DC crime law : NPR

House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. George Santos : NPR

Rep. Wild to help lead investigation into Republican Congressman George Santos | Lehigh Valley Regional News | wfmz.com