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Legislature

Lawmakers to propose bill that they say could bring $85 million to Philly schools
https://www.philly.com/education/vincent-hughes-elizabeth-fiedler-budget-toxic-pennsylvania-public-schools-20190529.html

Citing ’emergency’ repair needs, Democrats call for $125M for Pa. schools
https://www.witf.org/news/2019/05/citing-emergency-repair-needs-democrats-call-for-125m-for-pa-schools.php

Senator hears from people who want to get out of poverty
http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2019/05/senator-hears-from-people-who-want-to-get-out-of-poverty/

Pennsylvania abortion law unlikely to budge
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-abortion-law-unlikely-to-budge/

Panel: Greater investments needed in early childhood education
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190530/panel-greater-investments-needed-in-early-childhood-education

Lawmakers urge other funds for Erie County Tech School
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190529/lawmakers-urge-other-funds-for-erie-county-tech-school#

State legislators want a guaranteed opportunity to defend laws against court challenges
https://www.penncapital-star.com/civil-rights-social-justice/pennsylvania-state-legislators-want-a-guaranteed-chance-to-defend-laws-against-court-challenges/

Finance experts call for charter school funding reforms
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/school-finance-experts-call-for-charter-school-funding-reforms/

Charter school reform bills don’t make the grade | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/charter-schools-reform-harrisburg-pennsylvania-editorial-20190530.html

Administration

Gov. Wolf launches task force, citing spike in Pa.’s suicide rate over 20 years
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania-suicide-spike-task-force-20190529.html

New suicide prevention task force aims to reduce stigma, evaluate resources
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/new-suicide-prevention-task-force-aims-to-reduce-stigma-evaluate-resources.html

Gov. Wolf names 38 municipalities to receive Red Light Enforcement Funds
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/gov-wolf-names-38-municipalities-to-receive-red-light-enforcement-funds.html

Wolf rejects Senate’s infrastructure proposal funded by forest drilling
https://www.witf.org/state-house-sound-bites/2019/05/wolf-rejects-senates-infrastructure-proposal-funded-by-forest-drilling.php

Gov. Wolf plugs renovation program
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/05/gov-wolf-plugs-renovation-program/

Ex-Wood-Mode workers, attorney meet with governor
https://www.dailyitem.com/news/snyder_county/ex-wood-mode-workers-attorney-meet-with-governor/article_4181ccea-3332-5120-b67b-b3991d935e28.html

Business

Father and son defy predictions, bring CBD to Italian ice
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745555/father-and-son-defy-predictions-bring-cbd-to-italian-ice

Education

Harrisburg teachers say they no longer plan to strike
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/one-day-strike-called-off-harrisburg-teachers-reach-agreement.html

United Way Book Fair at Kistler proves reading can be fun
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745513/united-way-book-fair-at-kistler-proves-reading-can-be-fun

Editorial: Southeast Delco knows all about Pa. education funding woes
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-southeast-delco-knows-all-about-pa-education-funding-woes/article_34141c60-820f-11e9-8a98-8b41a1816dc2.html

Crestwood proposed budget raises taxes, avoids layoffs
https://www.timesleader.com/news/745515/crestwood-proposed-budget-raises-taxes-avoids-layoffs

Report: College enrollment down nationwide; Pa. decline larger than the average
https://www.philly.com/education/college-enrollment-decline-pennsylvania-20190530.html

Pa. AG Shapiro appeals judge’s decision to vacate Graham Spanier conviction, sentence
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/05/29/graham-spanier-penn-state-jerry-sandusky-scandal-josh-shapiro-appeal-third-circuit/stories/201905290134

Wilkes to announce athletic complex enhancement project
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/wilkes-to-announce-athletic-complex-enhancement-project-1.2489481

Who made the most money working at Penn State in 2017-18?
https://expo.pennlive.com/news/g66l-2019/05/8fbb5610db7050/who-made-the-most-money-at-penn-state-in-201718.html

Elections/Politics

Officials relish ‘smoothest’ election in recent memory
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/officials-relish-smoothest-election-in-recent-memory-1.2489588

Gaming

With state’s approval, Wind Creek Bethlehem plans to become ‘No. 1 resort destination in the Northeast’
https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-sands-bethlehem-sale-wind-creek-state-approval-20190529-x3ctuukur5gf3d3xigz7akwzea-story.html

Health Care

Burned out: Overworked doctors need some help — and fast
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/30/Burned-out-Overworked-doctors-need-some-help-and-fast/stories/201905300059

Local News

Cyber-attack investigated at county courthouse
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cyber-attack-investigated-at-county-courthouse-1.2489608

W-B farmers market season to open June 27
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/w-b-farmers-market-season-to-open-june-27-1.2489480

Blakely borough sidewalk revitalization project underway
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/blakely-borough-sidewalk-revitalization-project-underway-1.2489618

Dickson City to receive more than $300K for traffic safety improvements
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/dickson-city-to-receive-more-than-300k-for-traffic-safety-improvements-1.2489637

American Water Company to upgrade 3,000 feet of water main in Jessup
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/american-water-company-to-upgrade-3-000-feet-of-water-main-in-jessup-1.2489638

Chester City Council ignored ex-cop’s history of sexual assault, federal lawsuit claims
https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/albert-ross-chester-police-civil-lawsuit-20190529.html

Bucks County to appeal federal jury’s $67M verdict in criminal-records case
https://www.philly.com/news/bucks-county-to-appeal-federal-jury-67-million-verdict-20190529.html

Town Hall participants brainstorm ideas for a Green New Deal in Westmoreland
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/town-hall-participants-brainstorm-ideas-for-a-green-new-deal-in-westmoreland/

Tarentum board rejects appeal for digital billboard at bridge
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-board-rejects-appeal-for-digital-billboard-at-bridge/

Springdale getting more than $500K for traffic light upgrades
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/springdale-getting-more-than-500k-for-traffic-light-upgrades/

National News

Let’s ensure that Harriet Tubman gets on the $20 bill sooner rather than later | Jenice Armstrong
https://www.philly.com/opinion/harriet-tubman-20-bill-treasury-trump-jenice-armstrong-20190529.html

Philly

Philly court system websites, computer programs still down after virus attack
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-courts-computer-shutdown-virus-malware-20190529.html

Want the Phillies to cut Odubel Herrera? Me too. It’s not that simple. | Marcus Hayes
https://www.philly.com/phillies/phillies-odubel-herrera-domestic-abuse-20190530.html

Pitt

Pittsburgh set to disburse $10M for affordable housing
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/pittsburgh-set-to-disburse-10-million-for-affordable-housing/

Allegheny County to hold public demonstrations of potential new voting machines
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/05/29/Allegheny-county-elections-voting-machines-security-ballots-audits-integrity/stories/201905290100

Port Authority presents preliminary 2020 budget proposal
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2019/05/29/Port-Authority-Allegheny-County-2020-fiscal-year-operating-capital-budget-preliminary-proposal/stories/201905290092

Port Authority proposes high-tech fare system
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/port-authority-proposes-high-tech-fare-system/

City Council wants amendments, public hearing before approving self-driving vehicle grant
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/05/29/Pittsburgh-council-amendments-self-driving-vehicle-knight-foundation-autonomous-grant/stories/201905290119

Self-driving education grant runs into opposition at Pittsburgh City Council
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/self-driving-education-grant-runs-into-opposition-at-pittsburgh-city-council/

Allegheny Health Network’s computers back up to speed
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/healthcare-business/2019/05/29/Allegheny-General-computers-down-delay-some-procedures/stories/201905290120

Pittsburgh pays off
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2019/05/30/Pittsburgh-pays-off/stories/201905300025

USW leader Leo Gerard to retire
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/usw-leader-leo-gerard-to-retire/

State News

Officials say communication, cooperation has increased between Plain communities and police, social services
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/coverings/mennonites-amish-sexual-abuse-plain-coverings-lancaster-whispering-hope-intervention/

Pa. treasurer plays a lead role in suing Wall Street banks for rigging bond prices
https://www.philly.com/business/pa-treasurer-joseph-torsella-wall-street-banks-fannie-freddie-bonds-lawsuit-20190529.html

Greensburg nursing home tested after resident contracts Legionnaires’ disease
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/greensburg-nursing-home-being-tested-after-resident-contracts-legionnaires-disease/

Motorcyclist uses flannel shirt to save bald eagle on Chester County highway
https://triblive.com/local/regional/motorcyclist-uses-flannel-shirt-to-save-bald-eagle-on-chester-county-highway/

Pa. State Police count 9 deaths in holiday weekend crashes
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-state-police-count-9-deaths-in-holiday-weekend-crashes/

Report: Carbon, Schuylkill residents aren’t healthy
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/report-carbon-schuylkill-residents-aren-t-healthy-1.2489554

Milkhouse gets spot on Pa. trail
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/milkhouse-gets-spot-on-pa-trail-1.2489452

Is Pennsylvania the ‘broken’ link when it comes to curbing water pollution?
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/is-pennsylvania-the-broken-link-when-it-comes-to-curbing-water-pollution.html

Transportation

Penn Street Bridge work enters new phase
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/penn-street-bridge-work-enters-new-phase

Washington

Meghan McCain hits out at Trump over report White House wanted USS John S. McCain covered up
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/president-donald-trump-john-mccain-warship-japan-trip-20190530.html

Weather

Rain and hail, but no tornado, sweep across Philly, Bucks County, and South Jersey
https://www.philly.com/news/philadelphia-tornado-storm-hail-regional-rails-20190530.html

Flash floods cause delays, rescues throughout region
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2019/05/29/Rain-continues-Flash-flood-warning-issued-Allegheny-County-severe-weather-thunderstorms/stories/201905290149

Severe weather forecasts persist as communities clean up amid a record number of tornadoes
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/29/US-severe-weather-tornado-damage-days-storms-tornadoes-Ohio-Kansas-Pennsylvania/stories/201905290152

EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday in Lackawanna County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/ef-1-tornado-touched-down-tuesday-in-lackawanna-county-1.2489602

Tornado frequency on uptick in Northeast PA
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/tornado-frequency-on-uptick-in-northeast-pa-1.2489630

Berks County, region hammered by severe weather again
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-region-hammered-by-severe-weather-again

Residents begin cleaning up after tornado rips through Berks
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/residents-begin-cleaning-up-after-tornado-rips-through-berks

As tornado touches down in Berks, a Caernarvon Township neighborhood is struck by terror from above
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/tornado-hits-berks-county-caernarvon-township-neighborhood-struck-by-terror-from-above

Golfball-sized hail, ‘trees uprooted’ in southeastern Lehigh County
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-hail-reported-as-storm-intensifies-20190529-xwkbfo6aqvakrl7ohkwaasslpu-story.html