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Budget

Pennsylvania budget issue inescapable
https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/pennsylvania-budget-issue-inescapable/

Legislature eclipses satire
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/legislature-eclipses-satire-1.2633254

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in coronavirus relief money. What’s the holdup?
https://www.meadvilletribune.com/pennsylvania/news/pennsylvania-is-sitting-on-billions-in-coronavirus-relief-money-what-s-the-holdup/article_5875ea87-2854-5049-a7f1-90a27c48b726.html

George Floyd Protests

Amid violence of George Floyd protests, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs declaration to aid Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-pa-protests-wolf-20200531-cavhwtkckbfzvhwpprjyzodh3i-story.html

Peaceful Philly protests over George Floyd’s death give way to violence, looting, arrests
https://www.inquirer.com/news/floyd-police-protests-looting-philadelphia-minnesota-death-20200530.html

Curfew, disaster declaration in place after Philly protests are followed by looting, vandalism, fires
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia/live/george-floyd-protest-philadelphia-minneapolis-police-20200530.html

After years of pent-up anger, Philadelphia erupts
https://www.inquirer.com/news/george-floyd-protest-philadelphia-frank-rizzo-statue-20200530.html

As Philly protests descended into chaos, police restraint was no match for volatility
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-george-floyd-protests-anarchy-destruction-looting-20200530.html

Fires set, stores damaged as peaceful protests turn violent in Philadelphia
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/fires-set-stores-damaged-as-peaceful-protests-turn-violent-in-philadelphia/article_989ad54d-1c2b-5925-964f-bfaa6e992b65.html

Curfew set in Philadelphia as 13 cops injured, cars burned at protests over George Floyd’s death
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200530/curfew-set-in-philadelphia-as-13-cops-injured-cars-burned-at-protests-over-george-floyds-death

George Floyd protests in Pittsburgh: Curfew in effect; protesters turn violent; police cars torched
https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/protests-underway-in-downtown-pittsburgh/

Pittsburgh under curfew after police vehicles set ablaze during protests; 44 arrested
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/05/30/Protest-Downtown-Pittsburgh-george-floyd-police/stories/202005300054

Frustrated Pittsburgh officials place blame on those who ‘hijacked’ protests
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/05/30/Pittsburgh-George-Floyd-protests-Bill-Peduto/stories/202005300078

Peaceful protest of Floyd killing turns violent
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200530/peaceful-protest-of-floyd-killing-turns-violent

Daylong clash between Harrisburg police, protesters ends at night in tense but quiet standoff
https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-pa-harrisburg-protest-george-floyd-20200530-zlpjkilbvfe5zhmn6xt7sg6lra-story.html

Harrisburg curfew lifted after George Floyd protests turned violent
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/harrisburg-curfew-lifted-after-protests-turned-violent.html

In Harrisburg and around Pa., peaceful George Floyd protests unfurl into violent clashes with police
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/in-harrisburg-and-around-pa-peaceful-george-floyd-protests-unfurl-into-violent-clashes-with-police.html

Erie declares state of emergency
https://www.goerie.com/news/20200530/erie-declares-state-of-emergency-amid-unrest-downtown

Bethlehem, Allentown protests against Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd draw hundreds of peaceful demonstrators
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-lehigh-valley-black-lives-march-20200530-axaogyp7yjcodlqxqlryvh5i5y-story.html

Hundreds pack together for Bethlehem protest against police brutality
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/2020/05/hundreds-pack-together-for-bethlehem-protest-against-police-brutality.html

Peaceful protest in Scranton marks call for justice
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/peaceful-protest-in-scranton-marks-call-for-justice-1.2633541

Protesters take to Public Square in Wilkes-Barre
https://www.timesleader.com/news/785755/785755

State College, PSU set to rally for justice for George Floyd. Barron supportive of the move
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/community/state-college/article243115281.html#storylink=cpy

Trump vows to stop ‘mob violence’ in protests over Floyd death
https://triblive.com/news/world/trump-vows-to-stop-mob-violence-in-protests-over-floyd-death/

Officials blame differing groups of ‘outsiders’ for violence at protests
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/05/30/George-Floyd-protests-riots-violence-outsiders-neo-Nazis-white-supremacists-Antifa-cartels-Trump/stories/202005300081

COVID-19

Coronavirus is forcing small businesses to close for good: ‘There’s nothing we can do’
https://www.inquirer.com/economy/coronavirus-philadelphia-small-businesses-closing-20200531.html

Pandemic pot shots in Washington, but America at its best in Pa.’s Chester and Delaware Counties | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/coronavirus-covid-19-chester-delaware-county-health-department-morality-lesson-maria-panaritis-20200529.html

NEPA school districts considering virtual learning, hybrid models for school in fall
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/nepa-school-districts-considering-virtual-learning-hybrid-models-for-school-in-fall-1.2633548

Crisis puts education into focus
https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/crisis-puts-education-into-focus/

Miscellaneous

The U.S. economy could see a double-dip recession if Trump administration, Congress fail to act
https://www.inquirer.com/economy/economic-recovery-coronavirus-stimulus-plan-mark-zandi-20200531.html

Massive unemployment scam strikes up to 58,000 people in Pa., far more than previously known
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/pennsylvania/news/massive-unemployment-scam-strikes-up-to-58-000-people-in-pa-far-more-than-previously/article_36dddddb-da68-5c23-9fda-33c06b36ff47.html

IRS second stimulus: How much you could get, when it might come, and why are some still waiting for their first?
https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/irs-second-stimulus-how-much-you-could-get-when-it-might-come-and-why-are-some-still-waiting-for-their-first.html

Wolf turning state into ghost town
http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20200530/EDITORIAL02/705309979

One rule for all: Medical marijuana should be consistent across Pennsylvania
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/31/Medical-marijuana-Pennsylvania-law-rules-consistency/stories/202005280055

Our view: It’s time to rebuild Erie and America
https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20200531/our-view-its-time-to-rebuild-erie-and-america

Citizen science tapped for Pennsylvania invasive species missions
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2020/05/citizen-science-tapped-for-pennsylvania-invasive-species-missions.html

Elections

Pa. primary, featuring nearly 100,000 mail-in ballot requests in Lehigh and Northampton counties, will cap a daunting election
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-pa-primary-election-what-to-expect-at-polls-june-2-20200530-tgy6mp4jena4ligzgjg4rwqnsq-story.html

Tuesday’s primary amid the coronavirus will require patience and cooperation from Pennsylvania voters
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2020/05/tuesdays-primary-amid-the-coronavirus-will-require-patience-and-cooperation-from-pennsylvania-voters-pennlive-editorial.html

State election officials see finish line in focus for primary
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/05/31/State-election-officials-see-finish-line-in-focus-for-primary/stories/202005310087

Could open primaries be a panacea for low turnout, rising polarization and partisan fighting?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2020/05/31/Could-open-primaries-be-a-panacea-for-low-turnout-rising-polarization-and-hyper-partisan-fighting/stories/202005280041

Brown seeks to move away from ‘status quo’ in state senate bid
http://www.bradfordera.com/bradford/brown-seeks-to-move-away-from-status-quo-in-state-senate-bid/article_f3740c3c-8497-5443-9c92-98cdc1e8d4cf.html

Political upstarts compete in Republican primary for Turzai seat, long held by Harrisburg heavyweight
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/05/31/Political-upstarts-Mike-Turzai-Republican-primary-28-House-District-North-Hills/stories/202005310017