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Cannabis data concealed, bigger bills, and Pa. ‘abortion deserts’ · Spotlight PA

Corman looks to form cryptocurrency task force – City & State Pennsylvania (

PA Business Groups, GOP Still Pushing Back Against Wolf’s RGGI Move – DV Journal (

Proposed grant program would help classroom aides to become teachers | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 test recalled because it may give false positives ‘caused by contamination’ –

Philly’s COVID cases are up since the mask mandate ended. Did the city make the right call? (



Bucks County’s Shops at Valley Square sells for $60M, new owner plans to add apartments – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Inflation, While Still High, Cools Slightly in April: Live Updates – The New York Times (

York County 911 offers higher wages to lure emergency dispatchers (

In today’s job market, workers with criminal records are getting a chance | WITF

US inflation might have dipped last month from 40-year high | News |

Gas prices reach record and could climb higher as demand rises, analysts say (

How low-income people pay the steepest price when inflation hits : NPR

Inflation is challenging restaurants that survived the pandemic : NPR



Montgomery County doctor sentenced to 20 years in prison for ‘goody bag’ scheme – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Now under government management, Delco prison backtracks on transparency by making staffing levels secret (

Delaware County Jail Oversight Board reinstitutes some charges at George W. Hill Correctional Facility (

Need help, but don’t want to involve police? Harrisburg has civilians for that –



West Chester Area School District awarded for outstanding financial reporting – Daily Local

West Chester schools add extra period to high schools – Daily Local

Millcreek mask lawsuit: School Board asks judge to toss removal case (

North Star school board considers tax hike to fund middle school renovations | News |

Here’s who could benefit if Biden cancels $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower | News |



Drop box controversy ahead of Pennsylvania primary general election (

Pa. primary 2022: A last-minute guide to everything you need to know to vote May 17 · Spotlight PA

Who is running for governor as a Republican in 2022? – City & State Pennsylvania (

Where Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates stand on energy, climate issues | StateImpact Pennsylvania (

GOP donors increasingly split over support for Trump as midterms approach – WFIN Local News

John Fetterman brings bid for U.S. Senate to Greensburg as primary nears |

John Fetterman, the Pa. Board of Pardons, and what it says about him as a Senate hopeful (

McSwain highlights crime-fighting agenda ahead of May 17 primary – City & State Pennsylvania (

McSwain Pushes Gas Tax Cut as Area Prices Hit an All-Time High – DV Journal (

Oz Heads Fox News Poll – PoliticsPA

Mastriano Breaks Away From Pack – PoliticsPA

State Sen. Kim Ward endorses Dave White in GOP primary for Pa. governor |

GOP fears far-right candidate Mastriano will be PA governor nominee (

Terry Tracy: Who will stop Doug Mastriano from sinking the Republican ticket? (

GOP governor candidate Corman compares court abortion ruling leak to Jan. 6 insurrection, says both done ‘to intimidate’ | News |

Audit the Vote PA’s voter survey was flawed, deceptive and clearly meant to advance the Big Lie [editorial] | Our Opinion |

State Sen. Ryan Aument faces challenge from the right in Tuesday’s primary | PA Power and Policy |

Our View: Open Pennsylvania primaries have our vote (

Republican challengers vying to unseat Saylor, Gillespie and Klunk (

MSNBC host live in Wilkes-Barre: Luzerne County rightward shift represents political “sea change” | Election |



WISSMAN: Here’s Why Pennsylvania Needs More Natural Gas, Pipeline Infrastructure – DV Journal (



PennDOT opens final public comment period on I-83 South Bridge tolling project –



Doylestown Hospital breast imaging center opens as expansions continue (

Medical marijuana remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance in PA (

Mount Nittany luminaries celebrate health care staff who worked through the pandemic | WITF

CDC: 2020 saw most firearm deaths since 1994 |


State News

What’s in the Abortion Bill Sen. Casey Is Backing? – DV Journal (

Anti-abortion Senate Democrat backs abortion rights bill | Pennsylvania State News |

Casey plans to vote to legalize abortion after years of opposition | News |

PA’s low-producing wells are leaking methane (

Pa. Secretary of State calls for federal lawmakers to support Biden’s $15 billion election funding proposal | WITF

State to construct new Pa. State Police Academy facilities and will modernize academy –


National News

Guest Opinion: How outlawing abortion violates the 13th Amendment (

U.S. casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B | News |

Baby formula shortage worsens, leaving parents scrambling – The Morning Call (

FDA: ‘We are doing everything in our power’ to resolve baby formula shortage –

The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Ukrainians stop Russian gas at one hub, make gains in east (

Daniel Ellsberg on why the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion is a good thin : NPR

Inside one of the most expensive Democratic House primaries in the country : NPR


Local News

Harrisburg mayor to highlight plans for $40M ARP funds (

Regional EMS authority proposed in Lancaster to help with financial deficit (

Residents in Upper Makefield Township voice concern over Sunoco pipeline project (

Electric vehicles gaining popularity. What Bucks County residents need to know (

Wind energy equipment from Spain is brought to the U.S. through Erie. (

‘A beacon for our area’: Ground broken for planned community center in city’s Roxbury section | News |

Developers want to demolish most of the historic Neuweiler Brewery. Allentown planners are putting on the brakes … for now. – The Morning Call (

The newest proposed Wawa in the Lehigh Valley would be just the second of its kind in Pa. – The Morning Call (

York County Underground Railroad site purchased for preservation | WITF

Aquatopia named best waterpark in country by USA TODAY’s 10Best (

American Rescue Plan grant requests nearly double funding available from Berks (

Reading officials banned from using city-owned vehicles (

Dallas Twp. residents fighting proposed commercial development | News |

New quality of life regulations pass in Hazleton | News |

Doylestown Celebrates New Borough Hall, Park With Dedication Ceremony | Doylestown, PA Patch



Pittsburgh metro area down 54,000 jobs since the pandemic | Pennsylvania |

What is the future of the OnePGH Fund under the Gainey administration? (

The Park, a 247-unit apartment project, breaks ground at SouthSide Works (

State funding for gun violence prevention supports new Pittsburgh youth programs | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (

Construction of new Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park begins |



Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Mariner East Pipeline has sparked a boom in fracked gas exports from Philly region (



Senate confirms Lisa Cook to be the first Black woman on Fed board | News |

Democrats’ bill would make Roe v. Wade law and expand it | News |

House approves $40B in Ukraine aid, beefing up Biden request |

Senate to vote on bill to codify abortion protections, but it will fail : NPR