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Groundbreaking held for next phase of Southern Beltway project – WPXI

Senate Dems Discuss Improving Railroad Safety at Pittsburgh Hearing | Erie County Democratic Party (

PA Senate Bipartisan Electronic Waste Bill Introduced – DV Journal (

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Proposed in Pennsylvania Senate – Tennessee Star

Familiar skepticism clouds outlook for Philly LNG hub | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette (

Pa. House votes on series of gun safety bills (

Gun reform bills moving through Pennsylvania legislature – Usa Jaun News

Hearing to address the problem of domestic violence held in Harrisburg | Berks Regional News |

Doylestown Firefighters Cut The Ribbon On State-Of-The-Art Gym | Doylestown, PA Patch

Pa. Senate bill would expand access to canned cocktails | Business |

A Far Right Moms Group Is Targeting Students. These Women Are Fighting Back. – DNyuz

Pa. looks to expand doula services to help reduce state maternal mortality rate | 90.5 WESA

Senate Dems seek answers for rail safety in Pennsylvania | News |

Pennsbury in dilemma over Morrisville merger, school construction (

As Pa.’s population ages, lawmakers seek help to support seniors – Delco Times

Prospects grim for gun bills cleared in state House | Pennsylvania |

May 23 PoliticsPA Playbook: Moving Forward

Pa. House votes on gun safety bills highlight Democrats’ ‘humble majority’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House approves relief for childhood sexual abuse victims as standalone amendment – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pa. House passes two gun bills, with another failing by single vote –

Editorial: Reduce toll of ‘tranq’ overdoses |

Pittsburgh Public Schools parents want later high school start time | 90.5 WESA

Bill to boost funding for road and bridge projects advances in Pa. House –


Ciocca now has 41 dealerships after latest acquisition –

124-year-old Pennsylvania company investing over $30 million for expansion (


‘I’ll come to your house,’ Maryland man texted before fatal shooting in central Pa: police –

Motorcyclist, 25, killed in central Pa. crash: coroner –

Family of Pa. fisherman missing for nearly a week asks for public’s help to find him –

Pa. cheerleading coach twice sexually assaulted her, girl testifies –

Pa. primary school principal charged with failing to report sexual abuse of 5-year-old girl: reports –

Pa. mom charged after baby dies from drug overdose: reports –


More states are giving students more money to pay for community college – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Racial slurs, dress codes, few Black teachers: How Black girls say Philly schools are failing them – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Auditor General pushes for financial literacy education (

Bucks County High School Military Recruits Honored – DV Journal (


Pa. House Speaker McClinton: DelCo special election win endorses Dems’ agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (


Opposition builds against EPA rule to transition Americans to electric vehicles | National |

Gun Safety

Gun reform bills moving through Pennsylvania legislature (


Rural health care disparities likened to biblical tower of Babel | Pennsylvania |

Central Pa. hospitals end mask mandates, with some exceptions –

Doctors are reluctant to practice in states that banned abortion : Shots – Health News : NPR

State News

Cherelle Parker talks health emergency, policy proposals in first post-primary public appearance – City & State Pennsylvania (

Hydrogen hubs threaten taxpayer waste without thoughtful design | Pennsylvania |

Report: Racial inequities ‘pervade’ Philly’s juvenile justice system | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Pennsylvania county will become first to conduct gun store inspections | Today in Pa. –

Pennsylvania residents asked to be kind for ‘1-4-3 Day’ (

‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign returns to Pennsylvania (

Dogs trained to sniff out chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania (

National News

McCarthy, Biden say they can avoid default ahead of deadline | National |

Proposal will help first responders, teachers to buy first home | Georgia |

Tim Scott announces he is running for president | National |

AGs ask court to dismiss Mexico lawsuit claiming U.S. firearms industry is responsible for cartel violence | National |

Oakland A’s broadcaster out of a job after using racial slur on air –

Idaho Murder Suspect Bryan Kohberger Declines to Enter Plea – The New York Times (

Nashville Parents Ask: Must a Mass Shooter’s Writings Be Made Public? – The New York Times (

Driver Detained After Truck Crashes Into Square Near White House – The New York Times (

Meeting Between Biden and McCarthy Yields No Deal – The New York Times (

Appendix emergency saddles American expat with huge hospital bill : Shots – Health News : NPR

Local News

Dauphin County Technical School holds ‘Career Signing Day’ (

Mastriano: ‘We’re going to personalize’ move-over law with faces of fallen tow truck drivers (

Local fire companies struggle to find volunteers (

Allentown woman with mental illness sues Lehigh County over treatment in jail (

$57 million in unclaimed property owed in Lehigh County (

Lowhill planners reject proposal for new warehouse along Route 100 | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Grenades found in Williams Township home, police say | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Bethlehem Twp. planners give green light to 96-unit apartment buildings | Lehigh Valley Regional News |

Kohberger trial set for fall, as families work to keep focus on victims and bombshell new allegations released | Poconos and Coal Region |

Westtown residents turn out for monument dedication at Taylor Family Burial Ground – Daily Local


Pittsburgh office vacancies up as hybrid work, crime concerns linger | Pennsylvania |

Allegheny County to close Smithfield Shelter in summer |

Pittsburgh mother charged in fentanyl death of baby |

Pittsburgh may need to reevaluate city pools, official says |

East Liberty man accused of robbing Shadyside bank arrested |

Pittsburgh chef making homemade pasta going viral on social media |

After outcry from developers, mayor caps controversial Pittsburgh zoning review fee at $40,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Downtown Pittsburgh’s Smithfield shelter to close at the end of June | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh-area libraries in distressed communities will receive $3.8 million | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Side neighborhoods are still scarred by the “The Great Wall of Manchester” | Pittsburgh City Paper (

A line of ice cream candles, a new WFH spot, and more Pittsburgh food news | Pittsburgh City Paper (


Report: Racial inequities ‘pervade’ Philly’s juvenile justice system | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (

Philly man got $4M after his murder case was overturned. He’s now accused of murder over $1,200. –

Bellwether District ahead of schedule with stage set for Phase 1 construction – Philadelphia Business Journal (

Philly schools superintendent to unveil strategic plan this week | Local News |

Report: Philadelphia’s juvenile justice system has many repeat offenders | Local News |

City officials gather at groundbreaking for 73 new affordable homes in Sharswood | Local News |

Philadelphia’s likely next mayor could offer model for how Democrats talk about crime | Local News |

Philadelphia nonprofit helps provide mental health services | Health |

City announces road closures for 2023 Roots Picnic | Local News |


Back in hoodies and gym shorts, Fetterman tackles Senate life after depression treatment (

Why Pennsylvania advocates say this medical device bill’s passage would be ‘a major victory for blind people’ –

Fetterman pushes for safer, pedestrian-friendly streets | News |