Senator Kearney Sponsors Legislation for $300M Spending to Address Educational Inequities – MyChesCo

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero wants to head Bucks County Democratic Party (buckscountybeacon.com)

DDAP discusses efforts to manage addiction crisis with Berks treatment providers (berksweekly.com)

‘Regulatory sandbox,’ born of the pandemic, proposed in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Bryn Mawr Hospital gets $2M state grant for expanded psychiatric care unit – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Report gives Pa. ‘D-‘ for rescue spending; Wolf admin. disagrees (abc27.com)

Wolf’s education budget can deliver student equity and taxpayer relief (ydr.com)

Tipped workers will see changes under new rules in Pennsylvania | WITF

Does buying sets of lottery balls qualify as an emergency? State lawmaker says no – pennlive.com

Pa. awards $2M in clean energy grants to boost workforce development | Friday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Funeral services held for former state Rep. Harold James | Local News | phillytrib.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Biden marks COVID ‘tragic milestone’ in US at global summit – Daily Local

Of 1 million COVID deaths, how many could have been averted with vaccines? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Flags in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff to honor those lives lost to COVID – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Adviser says U.S. ‘vulnerable’ to COVID without new shots | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COVID-19 cases once again rising steadily in Allegheny County, across state | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rising COVID cases force closure of Pittsburgh Public Schools administrative building | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Korea’s confirmation of first COVID case reflects severity of outbreak there, experts say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philadelphia’s growing life sciences industry ignites a $4B building boom – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Founders First accepting applications for ‘Job Creators Quest Grant’ (delcotimes.com)



Anthony Nero was sentenced to federal prison for shooting up a Montgomery County Democratic Committee office (inquirer.com)



Higher education’s enrollment cliff makes affordability even more urgent – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Op-Ed: Free speech under fire at Saint Vincent College | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

West Chester Area Parents Continue to Object to Pornographic Books in Schools – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Taxes in Erie School District: 4.45% hike, new Edison School advance (goerie.com)

Hempfield High School student sheds light on April 25 drag show event | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Downingtown Area School District invites community to an elementary construction town hall – Daily Local

Pittsburgh Public Schools reinstates mask policy as COVID cases rise in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pa. election returns will take ‘days’ to calculate in some counties, top election official says | News | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania primary 2022: Mail ballot rules could slow down election results — again | WITF

Pa. primary 2022: Candidates for governor raised $12.8 million in April alone · Spotlight PA

For real? Too real? Pa.’s Republican U.S. Senate primary may turn on authenticity – pennlive.com

Pa. Republican governor candidates push for parents’ rights in public education | WITF

Ted Cruz vouches for David McCormick’s conservatism, potential to win U.S. Senate nod in Western Pa. visit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania primary: Brian Fitzpatrick, Alex Entin meet in 1st district (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Jake Corman drops out of governor’s race, endorses Lou Barletta – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Bernie Sanders stumps for Summer Lee at Pittsburgh rally | TribLIVE.com

The war in the 12th District: Both wings of Democratic party collide as Bernie Sanders comes to Pittsburgh to tout Summer Lee | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kyle Sammin: Pennsylvania needs ranked-choice voting (broadandliberty.com)

Mastriano surging, reacting to Republicans working to stop him (abc27.com)

At Campaign HQ, Volunteers Stand By Barnette Amid Barrage of Attacks – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Lou Barletta Picks Up Key Endorsements – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Conservative group boosts Brian Sims after grousing about Josh Shapiro’s meddling (inquirer.com)

DelVal’s Contested Primary Races for State Races – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Poll shows Kathy Barnette behind Mehmet Oz in PA Senate race (poconorecord.com)

Kathy Barnette’s ascension brings scrutiny from Republican rivals in Pa. Senate race | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We wanted to endorse in Republican primaries this year. We can’t. | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Berks election officials working to expediate delivery of outstanding mail ballots (readingeagle.com)

Another ballot drop box incident at Penn Place reported on Thursday | Election | citizensvoice.com



Muhlenberg survey finds most Americans say they’ve felt the effects of climate change | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Training provides Pa. communities with skills to tackle climate change | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Rock falls and retaining walls: Will Interstate 80 projects add more traffic on Lehigh Valley highways, as critics fear? – The Morning Call (mcall.com)



Health care worker shortage, behavioral health resources top concerns for hospital execs in Pa. | WITF

A university in PA is about to test a tick vaccine in mice (poconorecord.com)

Building committee approves Lankenau Hospital expansion plans – Mainline Media News

If Roe is overturned, there’s no guarantee people can get abortions in liberal states | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly area home-care workers often get cheated on overtime and Pa.’s Medicaid rules set the stage. (inquirer.com)


State News

Boating preparations ahead of Memorial Day in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Boat Owners Association U.S. improves services in PA, nation (ydr.com)

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pa. troops on peacekeeping mission in Egypt return home (abc27.com)

U.S. Senate Democrats fail to enshrine nationwide abortion protections, vow more action | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Bipartisan Houlahan, Tenney legislation to promote female entrepreneurship advances in House – Daily Local


National News

Nearly 5 million jobs lost in Ukraine since the start of the war : NPR

Home prices could fall in some cities following sharp increases. : NPR

Maryland and Virginia governors urge DOJ to tighten security at justices’ homes : NPR

The New Mexico wildfire is a battle for firefighters because of relentless wind : NPR

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike won’t race at Preakness Stakes : NPR

This is the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way : NPR

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ (inquirer.com)


Local News

Harrisburg mayor outlines $42 million COVID relief spending plan | WITF

Citizens battle for open records after Montgomery County proposed thousands in fees (broadandliberty.com)

New life for Hanover trolley rails (ydr.com)

Lancaster County Central Park pool to not open this summer due to lifeguard shortage | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Developers of proposed Newtown Township Wawa ditch supervisor meeting (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

New report shows 20-year high in Chester County home construction  – Daily Local

Most renters looking to enter or exit the Lehigh Valley are coming from one specific area, new report says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Broad Commons Park opens in Doylestown | The Bucks County Herald



Mayor Ed Gainey receives transition report from committees, outlining city’s ‘most pressing issues’ | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Home builders group sues to stop Pittsburgh’s new inclusionary zoning law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh police data: 56 reported homicides in 2021 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Comcast RISE fund offers another $5M in grants to small businesses across 5 cities – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Growing America, shrinking Pittsburgh: City population falls 2.6 percent since 2000 | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

100 minority and women entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh area to each receive $10,000 from Comcast RISE (nextpittsburgh.com)

Lawsuit alleges Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance is unconstitutional | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s transition team delivers recommendations to address key issues | TribLIVE.com

Permanent patios to boost Sixth Street in Downtown Pittsburgh as a dining destination | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Thomas seeks hearing with students about gun violence | Flipboard

Partnership will transform school into veteran housing | Local News | phillytrib.com

New Visit Philadelphia CEO Angela Val on plans after landing her ‘dream job’ – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Illuminate the Arts opens second round of grants with $1.5M in funding to support Philadelphia’s arts and culture community – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia property assessments for 2023: The city’s chief assessor answers our questions (inquirer.com)

76ers eliminated from playoffs by Heat in Game 6 | Basketball | phillytrib.com

Landscaping of Fishtown roundabout is a safety hazard, Philly says (inquirer.com)



Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Scott Perry, GOP lawmakers (abc27.com)

Plan To End Title 42 Challenged In Court : NPR

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Scott Perry, GOP lawmakers (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry, 4 other Republican lawmakers subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel | WITF

Emails shed new light on Trump ally’s push for Pa. lawmakers to overturn 2020 vote – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Jerome Powell confirmed for second term as Fed chair | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette