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Shapiro’s top cop nominees sail through Senate committees | Pennsylvania |

State lawmakers introduce bills to address teacher shortage (

Public school advocates warn lawmakers: ‘Don’t stall;’ fix the broken system now – City & State Pennsylvania (

Minimum pay raise for teachers would boost interest in education careers, Pa. House lawmakers say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. state reps. to offer bills raising teacher salaries, offering scholarships, loan forgiveness | News |

No easy fixes for Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage | Pennsylvania |

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces open primaries bill (

Pennsylvania bill to ban TikTok on state owned devices advances in Senate (

Chester County Dumps TikTok, State Senate Committee Approves Ban – DV Journal (

Pa. Senate panel advances bill banning TikTok from state devices, networks – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. legislators say it’s time to require insurers pay for virtual health care (

Pa. lawmakers draft bill to increase penalties for people who vandalize sacred spaces | Pennsylvania News |

Pennsylvania House speaker Joanna McClinton responds to harassment allegations against fellow Democrat Mike Zabel | WITF

Female GOP Reps Send Letter to Speaker Calling For Zabel’s Resignation (

Sexual harassment allegation is straining Pa. House Democrats’ majority (

Faith group asks legislators to take up gun reform measures –

Donald Snyder, former Lehigh Carbon Community College president, dies at 71 (

What one of Harrisburg’s top Republicans is looking for in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Fix to rent and tax rebate program in legislative limbo · Spotlight PA

It’s #PaBudget Day. What are you listening for today? | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Here’s what we’re watching for in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget proposal (

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

What to Watch for as Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro pitches first budget as governor | WITF

What We’re Watching For In Gov. Shapiro’s Budget Address (

Shapiro’s 1st Pa. budget to focus on schools, business taxes (

Watch live: Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget address (

Gov. Josh Shapiro is delivering his first state budget address today | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Debt Default Would Cripple U.S. Economy, New Analysis Warns – The New York Times (

How Barnes & Noble turned a page, expanding for the first time in years : NPR

Gas prices trending upward as annual change to summer blends is underway |

Temple to resume negotiations with striking graduate student union Tuesday (

Small businesses may face higher taxes in 2023 (

Pa.’s myPATH online business tax filing system gets mixed reviews (





Anyone can be a victim of tax fraud and scams (

Coroner: Fentanyl a key contributor to January Bucks prison death | The Bucks County Herald

Lackawanna County Prison may ask state for drug-sniffing dogs now and then | News |

Suicides down at jail, but report calls for increased health screening of inmates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette




Pa.’s schools are falling apart. This is one thing we can do about it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Penn receives $2M gift for nation’s first LGBTQ+ residency at a university – Philadelphia Business Journal (

WATCH: Business Matters – A Conversation with Dr. Carol Birks, Allentown School District | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Some layoffs ‘impossible to avoid’ as Penn State budget cuts take hold | WITF

‘Parental rights’ advocates don’t really trust parents | Kathie Obradovich – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Construction underway on state-of-the-art office and lab space in Radnor opposite high school (

Ricardo (Rocky) Torres withdraws name for School District of Lancaster superintendent job | Local News |

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design gets $400K grant to help with renovation of former Chameleon Club | Local Business |

Upper Bucks Technical School OK in dismissal of ex-director John J. Sweda (

Scranton school directors consider electric buses, honor West staff and students for saving child | Education |

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

Easton Area School District superintendent to retire (

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




Florida, Missouri, West Virginia pull out of ERIC voter group : NPR

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

The anti-drag bill passed in Tennessee is straight from history’s playbooks : NPR


Democracy only persists if we work to maintain it (

Black women’s political gains due to experience, knowledge and skill, observers say – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Here’s how Philly’s mayoral hopefuls would support city’s creative and cultural economy – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

It’s Petition Day, when Philadelphia candidates submit voter signatures to get on the May 16 primary ballot (

Allegheny Co. Dems split the difference on 2023 primary endorsements – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Rep. Summer Lee is ready to take on tough fights in Congress | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Luzerne County Election Bureau busy with primary election candidate filers | Times Leader

Luzerne County election board approves use of paper ballots for May primary | Election |



U.N. treaty: Countries agree on historic treaty to protect international waters : NPR




Shapiro, Norfolk Southern broker $7.4M aid deal | Pennsylvania |

Norfolk Southern to pay millions for derailment, PA governor says (

Shapiro Secures Financial Commitment From Norfolk Southern (

Norfolk Southern announces safety upgrades amid train derailments (

Norfolk Southern agrees to pay for East Palestine residents to relocate during cleanup | WITF

Researchers find high levels of hazardous chemical weeks after East Palestine derailment | WITF

Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Ohio | WITF

Turnpike officials to talk Mon-Fayette construction this week – Pittsburgh Union Progress


Gun Safety

There is no hiding from Philly’s gun violence | Editorial (



Penn Medicine expansion plans battling ‘huge macro headwinds,’ CEO says – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Patient advocates push for aggressive crackdown on medical debt : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pennsylvania hospital wants to send woman in coma to Dominican Republic, against her family’s wishes | WITF

Can LVHN hospital ‘deport’ Allentown woman in coma? (

Colorectal cancer rates up for those under 45 | News |


State News

Pennsylvania faces $17.8B shortfall due to lack of retirement savings, Pew finds – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Pennsylvania municipalities warned to fully fund pension obligations (

Pennsylvania celebrates 342nd birthday with rare display (

New images released of John Fetterman at Walter Reed Medical Center (

With the boss away, running Fetterman’s office takes a village of coordinated staff – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Changes proposed to Pennsylvania deer hunting rules (

Pa. Game Commission promotes wardens to sergeant group supervisors (

AARP Foundation Tax-Aides Are Ready to Help Seniors With Their Taxes – DV Journal (

Editorial: Keystone Saves retirement plan should be back on the table in Harrisburg | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


National News

Extra SNAP benefits are ending. Here’s what to know : NPR

Recipients, advocates brace for end of pandemic-era safety net expansion | WITF

Ex-Fox News journalists say defamation suit reveals behind-the-scenes truths : NPR

Disney World’s special tax district is now overseen by these 5 DeSantis allies : NPR

Federal marijuana pardon certificate of proof applications available, Biden Justice Dept. says (

What to know about the conflict over Atlanta’s proposed police training center : NPR

Matamoros kidnapping: 4 Americans taken at gunpoint in Mexico are still missing : NPR

China accuses U.S. of containment and warns of potential conflict : NPR

Canada announces a probe to examine possible Chinese election interference : NPR

Our 25 favorite photos from the 2023 Iditarod ceremonial start – Alaska Public Media


Local News

For transgender people, getting a haircut is a challenging experience (

North Coventry OKs $150,000 in federal COVID aid – Daily Local

Berks County dog in Cadbury Bunny Tryouts contest final seeking votes [Video] – Daily Local

The Villa Crest closes nursing home, to reopen as personal care home | News |

Buckingham: Froehlich Farm mulching violates preservation deal (

County council still debating options on Rescue Plan grant awards; work session scheduled Tuesday | News |

Scranton seeks OECD marketing services to bolster city’s brand, boost growth | News |

Site work for 450,000-square-foot Reitnouer Trailers manufacturing plant underway in central Berks – Reading Eagle

Reading mayor names his pick for city public works director (

Harrisburg city council approves plan for LeSean McCoy’s new $8M apartment building –

Swarthmore divided over luxury condos planned in the leafy college town (



Exclusive: Municipal bridges in southwest Pa. to receive sliver of federal funding over next 12 years – Pittsburgh Union Progress

Springdale power plant property could be rezoned residential |

Mayor: Pittsburgh’s police officers ratify contract with raises, new disciplinary structure |

Mayor Ed Gainey: Pittsburgh Police union ratifies new contract | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fewer than 500 homes still without power from weekend storms |

‘It will all be leaving’: North Point Breeze tech firm to move outside the city after losing Homewood Coliseum bid | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Tourism leaders headline upcoming Philadelphia Business Journal event – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Alterra eyes Center City apartments for property management expansion – Philadelphia Business Journal (

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

Home buyer and seller tips for navigating the spring 2023 housing market (

Did ‘Abbott Elementary’ ding Pennsylvania’s richest man for charter school support? (



Biden to buck tradition and unveil budget in Pennsylvania |

Biden will seek Medicare changes, up tax rate in new budget | ABC27

Pres. Joe Biden’s budget and political messages blending for 2024 | WITF

Senate will grill Powell over Fed efforts to tame inflation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. defense secretary makes unannounced visit to Baghdad | News |