Lawmaker urges Pa. legislature to make it easier for attorney general to investigate police killings · Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Republican-led 2020 election inquiry contract extended by 6 months | WITF

Pennsylvania townships may get greater taxing power to fund EMS | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Lawmakers remember trailblazing Black speaker with ‘K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action’ – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

PA’s farmers, municipalities pay for legislature’s inaction on clean water (ydr.com)

Flush with cash, Pa. could see its surplus go down the drain | Analysis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Youth leaders calling Pennsylvania lawmakers for juvenile justice reform (abc27.com)

Lawmakers hear testimony on juvenile justice reforms | News | thetimes-tribune.com


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Amid uptick, Montgomery County enters ‘high’ CDC coronavirus community level (mainlinemedianews.com)

Jail resumes modified lockdown due to COVID; advocates renew calls to decarcerate | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Fauci tells Princeton grads COVID ‘left an indelible mark,’ warns against ‘normalization of untruths’ – pennlive.com



A gusher of $584M in federal aid will soon open for PA, NJ and DE business owners. Are you getting yours? (inquirer.com)

Fiscal office: A 60% chance of stagnation for the Pennsylvania economy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Preferred Meals facilities in Pennsylvania set to close, eliminating 337 jobs – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

NEPIRC to assist Preferred Meals employees | Business | thetimes-tribune.com

Bank of America raises minimum wage to $22 per hour – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

In major video game company first, Activision Blizzard employees are joining a union : NPR

Gas prices for Memorial Day 2022 will be highest they have ever been – pennlive.com



York teacher killed in weekend murder/suicide remembered (abc27.com)

Many records for people convicted of murder, rape and more are being hidden from the public in Pa. – pennlive.com

How one Pa. city deals with illegal ATVs and dirt bikes: It crushes ’em (video) – pennlive.com

Pa. trooper already facing child pornography charges indicted in federal court | TribLIVE.com



Hempfield school board tells administration to better communicate with parents about books | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Neshaminy plans tax hike as it tries to trim costs for new school, other improvements (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Coatesville schools’ chief resigns – Daily Local

Jerry Shenk: Families need market-based choices in education – Delco Times

Wyoming Valley West proceeding with plan to close Schuyler Avenue Elementary School | News | citizensvoice.com

Education group finds cyber charter school used taxpayer money for concert tickets, vacations, arcades | Education | standardspeaker.com

Lindback Awards 2022: Three profiles of the 60 named winners (inquirer.com)



How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity and Facebook | TribLIVE.com

Democrats kick off Pa. governor’s race with $2.7 million TV campaign attacking Mastriano’s abortion stance | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race (abc27.com)

David McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race | WITF

Oz’s lead over McCormick shrinks to less than 1,000 votes as automatic recount nears | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Oz and McCormick campaigns are already fighting over undated Pa. mail ballots as Senate primary recount looms (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania Senate Race: Undated mail-ins in limbo as McCormick-Oz head toward recount (abc27.com)

Education Voters of Pa. calls for audit of Commonwealth Charter Academy (abc27.com)

In a democracy, all — not just the powerful — make the rules (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Poll: Economy grows as priority over Russia response | News | tribdem.com

2 Pa. state Senate races still tight; Northampton County says 380 undated mail-in ballots will count unless state says otherwise – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allegheny County continues to count ballots in tight U.S. Senate race | TribLIVE.com



Airport departures way up from a year ago | News | thetimes-tribune.com

PennDOT considers variable speed limits, ramp gates and message boards to improve Parkway East traffic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Airlines face crucial test this summer in quest for profitability (inquirer.com)



Are states ready for more babies, new moms and moms-to-be? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Abortion debate surrounds new clinic planning to open in Wyoming : Shots – Health News : NPR

Black Doctors Consortium walk-a-thon draws people fighting for health equity | Local News | phillytrib.com

Residents protest Crozer Health closings – Delco Times

Crozer Health’s parent company has a long history of siphoning millions from its hospitals. Pa. officials were warned, but their hands were tied | WITF

Pennsylvania counties go their own ways in getting aid to families of babies born with withdrawal symptoms; official says consistency would help – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Obesity is a health epidemic | Smart Talk (witf.org)


State News

Internal PSERs emails show attempts by fund’s management to respond to a boardmember’s question about performance (inquirer.com)

The 2022 Pennsylvania Power 100 – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Pennsylvania power prices are going up on June 1 by as much as 46%. (inquirer.com)

Pennsylvania Game Commission to residents: human interaction with young wildlife does much more harm than good – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Next shipment of baby formula for U.S. coming to Pennsylvania, White House says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Kid to Kid in State College becomes baby formula donation and pick up site during national shortage | WITF

New central Pa. baby formula manufacturer says ‘we are throwing everything we have at this’ – pennlive.com

Former Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane sent to treatment after probation violation | WITF

DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell to leave Wolf admin on July 2 – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Developers built a record number of homes in one of Pa.’s wealthiest counties last year (inquirer.com)


National News

Key primary elections in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas : NPR

Stacey Abrams aims to recapture energy of first campaign | News | phillytrib.com

The election system shuddered in 2020. Now, there are fears of an attack within : NPR

Violent crime heats up ahead of Memorial Day weekend (abc27.com)

With food prices continuing to climb, UN warns of crippling global shortages : NPR

Starbucks leaving Russia, shutting 130 stores (abc27.com)

An appeals court finds Florida’s social media law unconstitutional : NPR

America’s state supreme courts, including Pa., have a diversity problem | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Is your Jif peanut butter included in the recall? Here’s how to find the lot code number – pennlive.com

Life in Russia profoundly changed after three months of Ukraine war (inquirer.com)


Local News

Park progress: ‘Community’ effort underway to upgrade Central City space | News | tribdem.com

Remains of WWII Army Private Walter Wildman of Bucks County identified and returned after 77 years (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bucks County Habitat for Humanity introduces controls to keep units affordable (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

York’s Northeast neighborhood: These 2 women do what they can to help (ydr.com)

Brenton Davis holds fast on removal of Redevelopment Authority Board members (goerie.com)

Veterans invited to cruise for free on Harrisburg riverboat – pennlive.com

Luzerne County may inspect Pittston-West Pittston bridge for possible reopening | Times Leader



Mindful Connections offers free 9-week course for Pittsburgh area first responders (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh-area school restricts student cell phone use, lawmaker looks to statewide ban | News | tribdem.com

Raising the curtain: Cultural Trust announces $6 million in renovations to Greer Cabaret Theater, Backstage Bar | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Philly Council approves bill allowing ticketing, towing of abandoned vehicles – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Council considering competing property tax relief bills as budget negotiations loom | Local News | phillytrib.com

Activists plan to use committee member seats to mobilize neighbors against gun violence | Local News | phillytrib.com

Sharswood section’s transformation continues | Local News | phillytrib.com

Krasner awards $60,000 to youth bike programs | News | phillytrib.com

Street dedication recognizes Walter and Marjorie Livingston | Local News | phillytrib.com

Illegal electioneering is a throwback to Philly’s bad old days | Editorial (inquirer.com)

Why Philadelphia transferred ownership of its own history museum to Drexel University (inquirer.com)



Biden Veers Off Script on Taiwan. It’s Not the First Time. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Madison Cawthorn is under a House Ethics Committee investigation : NPR