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Legislature

McClinton, Muth Renew Fight to Establish Statewide Rape Kit Tracking System – BCTV

Pennsylvania could soon have rape kit tracking system to empower survivors | PhillyVoice

Pennsylvania lawmakers urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania Officials Remind Students to Submit Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid – MyChesCo

Sen. Fontana Joins Officials to Remind Students to Submit Their FAFSA by May 1 to Qualify for PA State Grant Award – PennWatch

Pa’s K-12 school nurses treat more than scrapes and bruises. And they’re asking lawmakers for help – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Affordable housing a growing concern statewide in Pennsylvania, low priority in the statehouse | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to authorize clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted therapies | 90.5 WESA

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and husband, Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes arrive at the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Pittsburgh houses of worship receive $1.1 million in state grants to enhance security, as hate crimes continue to rise | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Over $7 Million Awarded for Health and Education Infrastructure in Chester and Delaware Counties – MyChesCo

Officials break ground on sprawling NorthPoint redevelopment project in Bucks County – thereporteronline

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes New $2,000 Stimulus Checks | The National Interest

Changes to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate could be coming. Here’s what you need to know. – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Rally for Sri Lanka held at Pa. State Capitol Complex (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania dance teachers wanting easier state certification rules get lawmakers to strut their stuff | WITF

Wolf admin panel seeks to strengthen to strengthen LGBTQ protections – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania lawmakers are on recess until after the primary. Here’s what to expect when they come back. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

Workers hold 2022 May Day events worldwide : NPR

Delaware County continues to negotiate with Crozer Health as nurses plan to picket (delcotimes.com)

Starbucks workers drive nationwide surge in union organizing | WITF

Here are 3 reasons why stocks are tanking | WITF

Comcast and Amazon are facing a shareholder call for climate-friendly retirement fund options (inquirer.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Civil rights group sues Harrisburg over public gathering restrictions | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Harrisburg sued over permitting for demonstrations – pennlive.com

 

Education

What’s the fallout from Pa.’s landmark school funding trial? | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Mock Crash Program brings realities of DUI to Sun Valley High School students – Delco Times

Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too. | News | phillytrib.com

Kevin Mooney: Bucks County parents unravel Covid-19 policies while boosting school choice proposals (broadandliberty.com)

Can After School Satan Club sue Northern York School District? (ydr.com)

Sen. Mike Regan legally wrong in stand against After School Satan Club (ydr.com)

Kate Davis is Central High School’s new president (inquirer.com)

Temple professor Sara Goldrick-Rab is placed on paid administrative leave while the university investigates complaints (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Monday is the deadline register to vote in the May 17 primary. What to know | Monday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Independents can’t vote in Pennsylvania primaries—here’s why that might change | fox43.com

Why independents can’t vote for candidates this May, and the push to change that | TribLIVE.com

Open access to the ballot box: Allow independents to vote in primary elections | Opinion – pennlive.com

Guest Opinion: Neighbors electing neighbors is right for Pennridge (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

A Q&A with Republican lieutenant governor candidate Clarice Schillinger – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Josh Shapiro visits Lancaster County Democrats [photos] | Local News | lancasteronline.com

PA’s only Democratic gubernatorial candidate is outraising the crowded GOP field (goerie.com)

GOP election-deniers elevate races for secretary of state | WITF

Polls show Biden is losing support from Gen Z. These young voters aren’t surprised | WITF

We have the tools to build an extraordinary civilization. We ought to use them | David DeWitt – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

2 Democrats, 3 Republicans vying for outgoing U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s seat in Congress | TribLIVE.com

What you need to know about voting by mail in Berks (readingeagle.com)

Campaign season kicks off in earnest with primaries in 14 states in May : NPR

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate candidates want to legalize pot, but appetite not as strong in Washington | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Doug Mastriano is leading the Pa. primary for governor, and Republican insiders are trying to stop him | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Environment

Green Mandates Have Created ‘Energy Bitcoin’ Market Driving Up Gas Prices, Experts Warn – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Clean energy advocates say PGW is seeking to block transparency in budgetary proceedings | Local News | phillytrib.com

Carbon capture takes center stage, but is its promise an illusion? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania is poised for a summer of ticks and the diseases they carry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Transportation

Tolling controversy: I-80 bridges face environmental assessment hearings this week | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Columbia council rejects PennDOT request to maintain lights beneath Veterans Memorial Bridge | Community News | lancasteronline.com

 

Health

Black doctors say they face discrimination based on race | Health | phillytrib.com

Op-Ed: Pandemic era access to pharmacy vaccination care must continue (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania saw a second peak of flu cases this spring. Here’s why Lehigh Valley experts say that’s unusual. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Connecticut looks to expand abortion rights in response to restrictions : NPR

 

State News

Evans announces $51 billion, 7-point plan to fight gun violence  – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Carl Marrara: Five Pennsylvania-made products for Mother’s Day  (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvanians will have to wait longer for some first-class USPS packages | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s wildland firefighters had a busy weekend as large fires erupted across the area, including one on Blue Mountain – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Former Pennsylvania attorney general back in jail for alleged probation violation | WITF

Study: Outdoor recreation spending in Pa. sees a boost in 2020 | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

National News

Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Evacuations underway in Mariupol; Pelosi visits Ukraine | News | tribdem.com

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76, a day before being inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Hillary Clinton keeps getting it right | Dick Polman – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

100s of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria | News | standardspeaker.com

Lead still poisons thousands of Midwestern kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze U.S. college students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Officials break ground on sprawling NorthPoint redevelopment project in Bucks County – thereporteronline

Chester County Resident Receives Award for Protecting Children – MyChesCo

Bucks County Democrats chairman John Cordisco announces he will not seek another term | The Bucks County Herald

County Democratic Leader Will Finish His Term, State Senator To Seek Leadership Role – LevittownNow.com

Faith groups hold Gun Violence Awareness and Prevention Day (abc27.com)

Memorial honors 102 victims of gun violence in Harrisburg area; More than 70 of whom died in the city – pennlive.com

Boil water advisory for portion of Hampden Twp. (abc27.com)

Chef Jose Garces, part owner, to open a new fast-serve restaurant in Wayne (mainlinemedianews.com)

Residents in Northampton, Newtown Township join forces to fight Wawa (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

New Chick-Fil-A, Burger King and Rutter’s locations, plus 27 other projects proposed for Dauphin and Cumberland counties – pennlive.com

New housing development approved in Hempfield | TribLIVE.com

Request for Luzerne County guarantee on infrastructure borrowing not well received | Times Leader

Archbald’s 15-year, $20 million paving plan underway | News | thetimes-tribune.com

Schuylkill County tax claim bidding fee increases | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership reveals plan for new conversion plan – Pittsburgh Business Times (bizjournals.com)

Pittsburgh prepares to welcome Ukrainian refugees with help from RK Mellon Foundation (nextpittsburgh.com)

As it turns 125, an embattled W.Pa. borough looks to the future – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Runners, spectators return to city streets for 2022 Pittsburgh Marathon | TribLIVE.com

Affordable housing still a problem for some in Pittsburgh area despite remedy efforts, experts say | TribLIVE.com

Black homeownership in Pittsburgh has declined as the cost of city houses becomes less affordable | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Citing mental health, opioid and hunger crises, U.S. lawmakers send some resurrected federal earmarks to Pittsburgh-area hospitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Public defenders deserve more than a $0 increase in Kenney’s budget | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia needs more diverse leaders on its quest to become a biotech hub | Opinion (inquirer.com)

‘There’s hope’: 76ers waiting to see if Embiid can come back | Basketball | phillytrib.com

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly’s Broad Street Run returns to perfect weather for racing (inquirer.com)

SEPTA’s Accessible Travel Center celebrates 10 years (audacy.com)

 

Washington

Pelosi leads delegation to Kyiv and Poland; vows US support | News | phillytrib.com

Evidence mounts of GOP plotting in Trump’s election schemes – pennlive.com

President Biden roasts Donald Trump and himself at correspondents’ dinner | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pressure mounts on Rep. Madison Cawthorn as scandals pile up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawmakers seek tax break for car dealers facing supply troubles | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette