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Legislative Expenses

Legislature’s secrecy: Details of spending blacked out on report
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/08/Pennsylvania-Legislature-secrecy-spending-redacted/stories/202003030036

Editorial: Senate expenses are public records
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-senate-expenses-are-public-records/

Editorial: Lawmakers betray public with secrecy
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-lawmakers-betray-public-with-secrecy/article_31456840-611b-11ea-8ea7-4ff429201b0d.html

COLUMN: Tribune partners with investigative Spotlight PA
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/opinion/column-tribune-partners-with-investigative-spotlight-pa/article_c4c78124-4bde-5b13-871c-21c09e1702b8.html

Coronavirus

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: Man, woman in eastern, western Montgomery County test positive, bringing total cases to four
https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-coronavirus-two-more-cases-pennsylvania-montgomery-county-20200307-ocsvcfhmpncvtffaczujfxrdqy-story.html

Wolf announces 2 more presumed cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/03/07/wolf-announces-2-more-presumed-cases-coronavirus-pennsylvania/4989643002/

Pa. health officials pressured by state lawmakers to release specific location of presumed coronavirus cases
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/pa-health-officials-pressured-by-state-lawmakers-to-release-specific-location-of-presumed-coronavirus-cases.html

Here’s how to report price gouging in Pennsylvania during the coronavirus-related state of emergency
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/here-s-how-to-report-price-gouging-in-pennsylvania-during/article_5eca5507-7386-59f7-9ace-3293509197ef.html

SXSW coronavirus cancellation upends Philly tech promo plans
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-sxsw-cancellation-technology-philadelphia-20200307.html

Guest column: Coronavirus: Politically created panic is the real pandemic
https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/guest-column-coronavirus-politically-created-panic-is-the-real-pandemic/article_307a9316-5fec-11ea-b98d-3b99ef391dff.html

First presumed case of coronavirus detected in Delco
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/first-presumed-case-of-coronavirus-detected-in-delco/article_638edf6a-5fb9-11ea-a54e-9b09078b49ed.html

Transportation

Forewarned: PA to begin automated ticketing Monday for drivers who speed in work zones
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2020/03/08/PennDOT-Pennsylvania-Turnpike-speed-enforcement-work-zones-fines-by-mail/stories/202003070025

Pa. ranks high for accidents involving seniors, but ‘taking-the-keys’ conversation is emotional
https://www.pottsmerc.com/arts_and_entertainment/health/pa-ranks-high-for-accidents-involving-seniors-but-taking-the/article_93ff4a52-2850-550c-9a9d-3390ddf39d1b.html

Health

EDITORIAL: Paid sick leave would help stem spread of coronavirus, other illnesses
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-paid-sick-leave-would-help-stem-spread-of-coronavirus/article_11e14a86-5d7f-11ea-9e17-f7efe23bc1b2.html

Support Rep. Frankel’s bill to help lower the cost of prescription drugs | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/03/support-rep-frankels-bill-to-help-lower-the-cost-of-prescription-drugs-pennlive-letters.html

Wolf needs to fully fund White Haven transition
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/wolf-needs-to-fully-fund-white-haven-transition-1.2604739

Thousands already on a waiting list for state services
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/thousands-already-on-a-waiting-list-for-state-services-1.2604842

Families worry about the future as the state looks to close White Haven Center
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/families-worry-about-the-future-as-the-state-looks-to-close-white-haven-center-1.2604834

Families currently can choose what care is best for their loved one
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/families-currently-can-choose-what-care-is-best-for-their-loved-one-1.2604840

Legislators should vote for freedom in dental care | PennLive letters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/03/legislators-should-vote-for-freedom-in-dental-care-pennlive-letters.html

Miscellaneous

Longietti comments on charter funding legislation
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/longietti-comments-on-charter-funding-legislation/article_76d8655a-60f4-11ea-b617-0b69b9725def.html

State set to launch marijuana research at 8 universities
https://www.tribdem.com/news/state-set-to-launch-marijuana-research-at-universities/article_0403dd06-60b9-11ea-af8c-0bc27ac8a620.html

Rural towns & counties in PA are revenue vampires — sucking tax $ from suburbs, cities
https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2020/03/03/pa-suburbanites-urbanites-subsidize-rural-towns-and-counties/4937787002/

Despite being fifth in population, Pennsylvania 21st wealthiest state, according to study
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/03/08/Despite-being-fifth-in-population-Pennsylvania-21st-wealthiest-state-according-to-study/stories/202003050152

As 2020 census looms, Northeast PA aims for complete count
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/as-2020-census-looms-northeast-pa-aims-for-complete-count-1.2605090

One of Philadelphia’s richest law firms wants tax breaks, again. Why it might get its way
https://www.inquirer.com/business/dechert-law-firm-philadephia-tax-breaks-keystone-opportunity-zone-20200308.html

Bannon, in Dickson City, praises anti-abortion activists at Respect for Life Prayer Breakfast
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/bannon-in-dickson-city-praises-anti-abortion-activists-at-respect-for-life-prayer-breakfast-1.2605061

Daylight saving time: Ditch the switch and stop the irrational time-change regime
https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20200308/daylight-saving-time-ditch-switch-and-stop-irrational-time-change-regime

Energy

For coal, pessimism is new reality
https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/for-coal-pessimism-is-new-reality/

Pass bills for coal country
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/pass-bills-for-coal-country-1.2604665

Law and Justice

ICE not likely to stop making courthouse arrests even after Northampton County order, legal experts say
https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-immigration-enforcement-in-courthouses-20200308-j33yh7bvnzffxpzryifnxuiboq-story.html

Allegations of racist comments put Judge Tranquilli under scrutiny
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/03/08/Allegations-of-racism-put-Judge-Mark-V-Tranquilli-under-scrutiny/stories/202003040183

‘The jail class’: College students, inmates learning together
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200308/rsquothe-jail-classrsquo-college-students-inmates-learning-together

Erie County denied temporary PFAs at highest rate in Pa.
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200308/erie-county-denied-temporary-pfas-at-highest-rate-in-pa

Judicial independence: Turn down the rhetoric against judges
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/03/08/Chuck-Schumer-John-Roberts-rhetoric-Supreme-Court/stories/202003070013

Christine Flowers: Justice is served; Schumer is not
https://www.pottsmerc.com/opinion/christine-flowers-justice-is-served-schumer-is-not/article_e2af9af2-4e3d-5ffd-be33-f759f2851ddd.html

Political Cartoon: Chuck Schumer derangement syndrome
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/cartoons/charles-schumer-supreme-court-abortion-brett-kavanaugh-neil-gorsuch-20200308.html

Voting

William Lloyd | Pennsylvania should end gerrymandering
https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/william-lloyd-pennsylvania-should-end-gerrymandering/article_ab6da77e-5fd4-11ea-b282-1304a28c333a.html

Pass bill, end gerrymandering
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/pass-bill-end-gerrymandering-1.2604287

Biden’s big wins also were big for his Pennsylvania backers
https://observer-reporter.com/ap/national/biden-s-big-wins-also-were-big-for-his-pennsylvania/article_24f746a0-17c9-5bf9-8b88-556b1946125a.html

Stay Connected: Are Latinas invisible in American mainstream politics?
https://www.poconorecord.com/opinion/20200308/stay-connected-are-latinas-invisible-in-american-mainstream-politics

Letter to the Editor: Bernstine isn’t looking out for regular Pennsylvanians
https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20200308/letter-to-editor-bernstine-isnt-looking-out-for-regular-pennsylvanians

Democrat Nick Pisciottano now stands alone in the 38th District
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/03/07/Nick-Pisciottano-Democrat-38th/stories/202003070042

Candidates for 58th state House seat preparing for special, general elections
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/candidates-for-58th-state-house-seat-preparing-for-special-general-elections/

Kamala Harris Endorses Biden
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/03/former-democratic-presidential-candidate-kamala-harris-endorses-joe-biden.html

Trump is counting on strong economy and Pennsylvania voters, campaign strategist tells Lehigh Valley Republicans
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-trump-lv-republicans-20200307-d3q7wytiebduzobbvriu5covci-story.html

Democrats need to do some flipping to find electoral college success
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/03/08/Democrats-need-to-do-some-flipping-to-find-electoral-college-success/stories/202003080039

Here’s what to know about Pennsylvania’s new mail-in ballot law before the primary election
https://www.centredaily.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article240956746.html#storylink=cpy