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Legislature

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

Corman looks to form cryptocurrency task force – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

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

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

 

Business/Jobs

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

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

York County 911 offers higher wages to lure emergency dispatchers (ydr.com)

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 | phillytrib.com

Gas prices reach record and could climb higher as demand rises, analysts say (readingeagle.com)

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

Inflation is challenging restaurants that survived the pandemic : NPR

 

Crime/Punishment

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

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

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

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

 

Education

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 (goerie.com)

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

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

 

Elections/Politics

Drop box controversy ahead of Pennsylvania primary general election (abc27.com)

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

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

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

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

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 | TribLIVE.com

GOP fears far-right candidate Mastriano will be PA governor nominee (abc27.com)

Terry Tracy: Who will stop Doug Mastriano from sinking the Republican ticket? (broadandliberty.com)

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

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

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

Our View: Open Pennsylvania primaries have our vote (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Republican challengers vying to unseat Saylor, Gillespie and Klunk (ydr.com)

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

 

Environment

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

 

Transportation

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

 

Health

Doylestown Hospital breast imaging center opens as expansions continue (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Medical marijuana remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance in PA (ydr.com)

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

CDC: 2020 saw most firearm deaths since 1994 | TribLIVE.com

 

State News

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

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

Casey plans to vote to legalize abortion after years of opposition | News | thetimes-tribune.com

PA’s low-producing wells are leaking methane (ydr.com)

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 – pennlive.com

 

National News

Guest Opinion: How outlawing abortion violates the 13th Amendment (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

Baby formula shortage worsens, leaving parents scrambling – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

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

The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ukrainians stop Russian gas at one hub, make gains in east (inquirer.com)

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 (abc27.com)

Regional EMS authority proposed in Lancaster to help with financial deficit (abc27.com)

Residents in Upper Makefield Township voice concern over Sunoco pipeline project (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

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

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

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

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

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

York County Underground Railroad site purchased for preservation | WITF

Aquatopia named best waterpark in country by USA TODAY’s 10Best (poconorecord.com)

American Rescue Plan grant requests nearly double funding available from Berks (readingeagle.com)

Reading officials banned from using city-owned vehicles (readingeagle.com)

Dallas Twp. residents fighting proposed commercial development | News | citizensvoice.com

New quality of life regulations pass in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

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

 

Pitt

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

What is the future of the OnePGH Fund under the Gainey administration? (nextpittsburgh.com)

The Park, a 247-unit apartment project, breaks ground at SouthSide Works (nextpittsburgh.com)

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

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

 

Philly

Philly schools are screening middle schoolers for weapons – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mariner East Pipeline has sparked a boom in fracked gas exports from Philly region (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

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

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

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

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