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Legislature
Berks lawmaker sponsors new vaccine bill
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-lawmaker-sponsors-new-vaccine-bill

Rep. Frankel, Pittsburgh Jewish lawmaker, outraged with pro-life group using Holocaust images
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/rep-frankel-pittsburgh-jewish-lawmaker-outraged-with-pro-life-group-using-holocaust-images/

 

Elections
Some Lackawanna County commissioners candidates raising big bucks
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/some-lackawanna-county-commissioners-candidates-raising-big-bucks-1.2483153

 

Local News
Scranton cop charged with violating PFA granted pension
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-cop-charged-with-violating-pfa-granted-pension-1.2484324

Tax bill leaves Millcreek woman with $36 million ‘headache’
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190517/tax-bill-leaves-millcreek-woman-with-36-million-headache#

Report: Local anti-abortion group sent Holocaust imagery to state reps over vote
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/report-local-anti-abortion-group-sent-holocaust-imagery-to-state-reps-over-vote-1.2484283

Medical marijuana update: Anxiety could be one of two new conditions qualified to be treated with cannabis in Pa.
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/state-health-secretary-considers-making-two-more-conditions-eligible-for-medical-marijuana.html

Schuylkill commissioners OK more changes to human services building renovations
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/schuylkill-commissioners-ok-more-changes-to-human-services-building-renovations-1.2484243

Reading should not pay for retired cops’ health benefits if they work for Berks County, judge rules
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-should-not-pay-for-retired-cops-health-benefits-if-they-work-for-the-county-judge-rules

To Pa.’s poorest city, and its Peanut Bar, a ‘shot through the heart’
https://www.philly.com/opinion/reading-eagle-peanut-bar-bankruptcy-medianews-boscov-maria-panaritis-20190518.html

 

State News
Former Gov. Ed Rendell finally makes the gallery of past governors’ portraits up to date
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/former-gov-ed-rendell-finally-makes-the-gallery-of-past-governors-portraits-up-to-date.html

 

Property Tax
Lackawanna Trail taxes to rise slightly under proposed final school budget
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-trail-taxes-to-rise-slightly-under-proposed-final-school-budget-1.2484082

Luzerne Co. Council hopefuls tackle property tax question
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/luzerne-co-council-hopefuls-tackle-property-tax-question-1.2484161

 

 

Voting Machines
Northampton County sticks with electronic voting machines after some question security
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-northampton-county-voting-machine-decision-20190517-gn4iyndpnnexbfnvdslokaopti-story.html

 

Washington DC
Trump agrees to remove tariffs on aluminum, steel from Canada, Mexico
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/05/17/U-S-poised-to-lift-steel-aluminum-tariffs-Canada-Mexico-nafta/stories/201905170122

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between U.S. and Iran
https://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/iraq-tensions-us-iran-20190518.html

 

Philadelphia
A prolific Malvern publisher leaves some disgruntled customers and stirs warnings from the BBB
https://www.philly.com/business/bbb-telemarketer-malvern-philadelphia-newsletters-scam-20190518.html

Mayor Jim Kenney ‘sleepwalking to a win,’ hot Council races in Tuesday primary election
https://www.philly.com/news/primary-election-mayor-jim-kenney-tony-williams-alan-butkovitz-city-council-sheriff-jewell-williams-20190518.html

Philly voters can choose to create traffic enforcement officers in Tuesday’s primary election
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-election-ballot-question-safety-officer-traffic-congestion-20190518.html

Expect road closures, transit detours for Joe Biden rally
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia/joe-biden-philadelphia-rally-road-closures-septa-parking-20190517.html

 

 

Pittsburgh
Independent investigator to review Cuba trip by Pittsburgh superintendent, other administrators
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/05/17/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-Anthony-Hamlet-Cuba-trip-investigation-Ira-Weiss-board/stories/201905170125

Best seats in the house? Steelers want to create ‘sign’ in Heinz Field seating bowl
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2019/05/17/Heinz-Field-Pittsburgh-Steelers-zoning-board-of-adjustment-North-Shore/stories/201905170075

Judge shuts down waste water pipe from Westmoreland landfill to Belle Vernon sewage plant
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/05/17/Injunction-shuts-down-waste-water-pipe-from-Westmoreland-landfill-to-Belle-Vernon-sewage-plant/stories/201905170154

UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff made $8.54M in 2018, a 40% jump
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/upmc-ceo-jeffrey-romoff-made-8-54m-last-year-a-40-pay-hike-records-show/