Groundbreaking held for next phase of Southern Beltway project – WPXI

Senate Dems Discuss Improving Railroad Safety at Pittsburgh Hearing | Erie County Democratic Party (eriedems.com)

PA Senate Bipartisan Electronic Waste Bill Introduced – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Proposed in Pennsylvania Senate – Tennessee Star

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

Pa. House votes on series of gun safety bills (audacy.com)

Gun reform bills moving through Pennsylvania legislature – Usa Jaun News

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

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

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

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 | meadvilletribune.com

Pennsbury in dilemma over Morrisville merger, school construction (phillyburbs.com)

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

Prospects grim for gun bills cleared in state House | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

May 23 PoliticsPA Playbook: Moving Forward

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

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

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

Editorial: Reduce toll of ‘tranq’ overdoses | TribLIVE.com

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 – pennlive.com


Ciocca now has 41 dealerships after latest acquisition – pennlive.com

124-year-old Pennsylvania company investing over $30 million for expansion (abc27.com)


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

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

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

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

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

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


More states are giving students more money to pay for community college – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

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

Auditor General pushes for financial literacy education (abc27.com)

Bucks County High School Military Recruits Honored – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)


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


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

Gun Safety

Gun reform bills moving through Pennsylvania legislature (abc27.com)


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

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

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 (cityandstatepa.com)

Hydrogen hubs threaten taxpayer waste without thoughtful design | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

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

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

Pennsylvania residents asked to be kind for ‘1-4-3 Day’ (abc27.com)

‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign returns to Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

Dogs trained to sniff out chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania (abc27.com)

National News

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

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

Tim Scott announces he is running for president | National | thecentersquare.com

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

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

Idaho Murder Suspect Bryan Kohberger Declines to Enter Plea – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

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

Meeting Between Biden and McCarthy Yields No Deal – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

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

Local News

Dauphin County Technical School holds ‘Career Signing Day’ (abc27.com)

Mastriano: ‘We’re going to personalize’ move-over law with faces of fallen tow truck drivers (abc27.com)

Local fire companies struggle to find volunteers (abc27.com)

Allentown woman with mental illness sues Lehigh County over treatment in jail (mcall.com)

$57 million in unclaimed property owed in Lehigh County (mcall.com)

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

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

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

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

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 | thecentersquare.com

Allegheny County to close Smithfield Shelter in summer | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh mother charged in fentanyl death of baby | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh may need to reevaluate city pools, official says | TribLIVE.com

East Liberty man accused of robbing Shadyside bank arrested | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh chef making homemade pasta going viral on social media | TribLIVE.com

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 (pghcitypaper.com)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia nonprofit helps provide mental health services | Health | phillytrib.com

City announces road closures for 2023 Roots Picnic | Local News | phillytrib.com


Back in hoodies and gym shorts, Fetterman tackles Senate life after depression treatment (abc27.com)

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

Fetterman pushes for safer, pedestrian-friendly streets | News | bradfordera.com