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Lawmakers Introduce PlanCon Legislation – MyChesCo

State of Black Pennsylvania Report: A Comprehensive Overview of Black Pennsylvanians Growth and Progress – MyChesCo

Senator Santarsiero Calls for the Passage of Statute of Limitation Window Changes for Childhood Victims of Sexual Abuse – MyChesCo

State, community leaders speak out against faith-based vandalism in Philadelphia – 6abc Philadelphia

Pa. lawmakers propose legalizing marijuana, selling it through state liquor stores. Marty Flynn proposes growing for personal use | State |

A look at other marijuana proposals in Pa. beyond legalization (

Senate bill would continue to reduce state police funding from Motor License Fund |

Online access to Pa. Senate spending remains, but a Democrat proposes expanded transparency – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania school funding: Democrats propose $3.1 billion spending boost to narrow educational gaps | PhillyVoice

Historic education funding increase pitched by Philadelphia-area senator – Chalkbeat Philadelphia

Pa. Democrats propose $3 billion ‘down payment’ for public schools after judge’s ruling | 90.5 WESA

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

$3.1 Billion Proposal to Fund Pennsylvania’s Education System – MyChesCo

Comitta and Otten Elected Co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus – MyChesCo

Larry Shifflet, Tony Williams and others talk infrastructure, transportation and the built environment – City & State Pennsylvania (

It’s Time to Remove Cost Barriers to Early Breast Cancer Detection | The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley

Telehealth access in Pennsylvania could change this year, thanks to the new House Democrat majority (

Proposal would stop Pennsylvania employers from requiring applicants’ salary history – CBS Pittsburgh (

Shapiro To Propose Tax Credit For Frontline Personnel (

What to expect from PA Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget · Spotlight PA

Promises will turn into policy proposals in Shapiro’s inaugural budget –

Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address this week. Here’s what to expect – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

What to Watch: Shapiro Will Pitch First Budget as Governor – NBC10 Philadelphia (

Guest commentary: Latino health a pressing issue for Pennsylvania (

Letter to editor: To Gov. Shapiro — Time is now to invest in Pa. students – Mainline Media News

Senate GOP outlines 2023-24 priorities ahead of state budget address | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House Dems call on Congress, feds to toughen regs on toxic trains | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Reps. Joe Adams, Jonathan Fritz to host Concealed Carry seminar (

PA lawmaker, a House Democrat, accused of sexual harassment (

Embattled Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Zabel won’t resign amid sexual harassment claims (

Pa. lawmaker accused of sexual harassment says he won’t resign, will seek treatment for ‘illness’ (

Bethlehem Parking Authority gets grant for 2 electric vehicles | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

West Chester student earns praise for status as national chess champion – Daily Local

Pennsylvania Senators Present $400,000 State Grant to Child Guidance Resource Center – MyChesCo

Ground News – Senator Collett Announces $100,000 for Hedwig House Community Health Initiative



GasBuddy: Prices dip less than a penny in Philly market, upturn likely coming (

Majority of business leaders back minimum wage hike, but there’s a catch – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Most Pennsylvania business owners like their prospects for strong 2023 – Philadelphia Business Journal (

26 Philadelphia-area companies on Inc. ranking of fastest-growing Northeast firms – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Funko to send $30M+ worth of products to the dump eliminate excess inventory – CBS Pittsburgh (

Factory Manufacturing Inc. will manufacture powdered drinks, supplements and energy/protein bars in the Lehigh Valley (



COVID-19 cases remain flat in Erie County while hospitalizations rise (



Sextortion crimes on rise as online threat can be deadly (

Name of second inmate to die at Bucks County jail released. (

Trump supporters in Philadelphia weapons case get parole (



Proposal targets math deficits for K-5 students | Pennsylvania |

Faculty union rally draws big crowd outside trustees’ meeting | University Times | University of Pittsburgh

Allentown’s acting school superintendent could become the permanent superintendent as early as this week | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Point Park part-time faculty reach three-year contract – Pittsburgh Union Progress

New report shows biggest challenges for Pennsylvania schools include mental health, staffing and finances (

Allentown School Board to take superintendent vote (

Philly schools to offer digital mental health services to high school students – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Temple faculty still deciding on ‘no confidence’ vote | Local News |

Cancelling student debt would help level the educational playing field. That’s why some people hate it. | Opinion (

Manufacturing apprenticeships a boon to students, employers |




In Selma, Biden says right to vote remains under assault – Daily Local

This year’s Selma Bridge Crossing is an opportunity for community restoration. : NPR

N.H. governor says party has moved on, Trump will not be 2024 nominee – Delco Times

The MAGA-fication of North Idaho College – The New York Times (

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis readies for a run for president : NPR

Former President Donald Trump closes the curtain on CPAC 2023 in DC : NPR

Sen. Tim Scott is a different kind of Republican who could reshape the 2024 election : NPR

Marianne Williamson begins longshot 2024 challenge to Biden (

Nebraska’s nonpartisan, one-house Legislature works just fine. Don’t change it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Trump and DeSantis are giving Putin reason to believe he can win in Ukraine (

Biden reelection bid faces resistance from some Democrats |


Ron DeSantis to speak in Harrisburg at leadership conference (

Black women’s political gains due experience, knowledge and skill, observers say | Elections |

State, county and local Democratic candidates attend meet and greet | |


Summer Time: W.Pa. progressive Rep. Summer Lee is ready to take on tough fights in Congress – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Judges don’t agree on rules for ballot recounting; conflicting decisions may send issue to top Pa. court | PA Power and Policy |

Nascimento Named New Montco GOP Chairman – DV Journal (

John Weinstein wins endorsement from party leaders in bid for Allegheny County’s highest office – Pittsburgh Union Progress

A split decision by Allegheny County Democrats points to competitive primary elections ahead | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday last day for candidates to get on primary election ballot | News |



A treaty to protect the world’s oceans has been agreed after a decade of talks : NPR

Seven tips to figure out what’s a real climate solution : NPR

Snow a no-show for traditionally wintry cities (

Pennsylvania ranks near bottom of states in renewable energy generation | StateImpact Pennsylvania (



Law enforcement is asking for the public to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day sensibly and safely this year (

Latest Ohio derailment poses no public risk, officials say (

Why the humble city bus is the key to improving U.S. public transit | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Gun Safety

City releases gun violence program study results | Local News |

Unified Erie keeping focus on youth as teen gun violence remains high (

Michigan State shooting: I teach at Berkey Hall. This is what I learned (

Five people were killed in seven shootings across Philly in an eight-hour span this weekend (



FDA has new power to hold drugmakers accountable : Shots – Health News : NPR

Study: Diabetes and obesity are on the rise in young Americans : NPR

As climate changes, climate anxiety rises in youth – CBS Pittsburgh (

Admiral Rachel Levine discusses the national opioid epidemic in talk at Kutztown University (

Fentanyl Crisis Hits the Delaware Valley Hard – DV Journal (

Central Pa. hospital rated among best in U.S., yet state inspections raise alarms: How can it be? –

Lehigh Valley Health Network makes masks optional in some areas of hospitals, facilities (

Study finds community-led prevention approach reduces opioid overdose deaths in Pa. counties – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Abortion clinics that cross state borders are not always welcome on the other side (

Immigration activists try to stop Allentown hospital from sending comatose woman out of the country (

Philly’s health chief backs restricting xylazine, the animal tranquilizer in city opioids (

Gene therapy for rare disease: New Penn-CHOP center to tackle childhood epilepsies (


State News

Pennsylvania townships warned to fully fund pension obligations | Pennsylvania |

Biggest exports from Pennsylvania | ABC27

Pennsylvania one of the states seeing most robocalls (

Customers can meet one-on-one with PPL rep to discuss billing | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Despite years of complaints filed about mom, kids stay with her – until little boy drowns –

Judge unseals feds’ response to suit seeking Rep. Perry search warrant (


National News

Child poverty dropped to a record low last year. A new report shows how to keep it that way – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Garland supports effort to hold Russia accountable for war crimes. : NPR

33 Iditarod sled dog race mushers to trek across Alaska (

Fox News says loss in $1.6 billion defamation case would harm all media : NPR

Rupert Murdoch said the quiet part about Fox News out loud | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

U.S. EEOC sues Exxon after 5 nooses discovered at Louisiana complex : NPR

Russia’s foreign minister gets laughed at over Ukraine remarks in New Delhi : NPR

U.S. allies South Korea and Japan move closer to resolve forced labor feud : NPR


Local News

Surprise driver’s license suspensions in Lancaster County are disrupting lives, but it’s not the first time in PA | Local News |

Buckingham: Froehlich Farm mulching violates preservation deal (

Chester County gives TikTok the heave-ho – Daily Local

Chester County adopts formal remote work policy – Daily Local

City Council amends 2023 budget to correct imbalance in capital improvement fund (

Can Hellertown and Lower Saucon solve their disputes? (

New Hope again tables action promoting structural conformity | The Bucks County Herald

Lawrence, Gale authorize Montgomery County contract package totaling $1.75M (

Gettysburg Tour Center demolished, new center planned in its place (

Luzerne County Council members continue reviewing American Rescue Plan award options | Times Leader

Luzerne County will be offering home rehabilitation grants to income-eligible property owners | Times Leader

Plains Twp. neighborhood rises up against nearby warehouse development proposal | News |

Pittston celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parade, partying | News |

Larger liquid fuels allocations announced for Hazleton Area communities in 2023 | News |

Educator, Steamtown Marathon founder Bill King settles in as Scranton City Council President | News Engine |



Noncompete agreements snag Pittsburgh area hairstylists as FTC weighs ban | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Editorial: Where is Pittsburgh’s long-awaited Community Safety program? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mon Incline reopens after 7 months of upgrades |

Set for this year, Bushy Run seeks long-term approval of battle reenactment |

Power still out from high winds for nearly 2,000 homes in Westmoreland, Fayette counties |

Pittsburgh looks to expand Allegheny River Greenway to include landslide-prone properties |



Philadelphia Parking Authority cracks down on cars with no license plates and obscured VINs (

Developers behind the 76ers arena sit on multiple boards at Penn. The students want them gone. (

Philadelphia Flower Show 2023 readies return to Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia Business Journal (

City celebrates $6.9 million renovation of the Dell Music Center | Entertainment |

Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia City Council president, shaped development in Philly (

Building 21 school parents in Philadelphia object to Strawberry Mansion plan (

Philly is getting better street lights, free WiFi as part of the city’s budgeting for racial equity plan. (

What to know about installing solar panels in Philadelphia as energy bills increase (



Joe Biden heading to Philadelphia to unveil budget proposal (

DOJ’s KleptoCapture task force goes after Kremlin-aligned elites. : NPR