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Legislation

Pa. EITC tax is getting bigger
https://www.bedfordgazette.com/pa-eitc-tax-is-getting-bigger/article_f91d6912-37d4-55a0-aa27-007ce75667c3.html

EDITORIAL: Consider the source of truly dumb legislation
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-consider-the-source-of-truly-dumb-legislation/article_141bfd18-6c18-11e9-9879-a76488418b07.html

Turnpike

E-ZPass penalty charges irk Pennsylvania Turnpike drivers
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/e-zpass-penalty-charges-irk-pennsylvania-turnpike-drivers/

Man named ‘Stiff’ stiffs Pennsylvania Turnpike for $128,000 in unpaid tolls
https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-turnpike-toll-evader-20190503-jibedqjqh5f2diezysy2lncide-story.html

Environment/Energy

State to test drinking water across Pa.; nearly 500 public water systems are near potential contamination sources
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2019/05/03/water-pollution-PFAS-pennsylvania-DEP-contamination-wells-tests/stories/201905030111

State bill would have chilling effect on our right to demonstrate
https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/state-bill-would-have-chilling-effect-on-our-right-to/article_0685e982-6d1e-11e9-a6f4-cbcf66e4f2da.html

Paul Muschick on measles outbreak in Pennsylvania: We need a vaccine against ignorance
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-measles-vaccine-muschick-20190503-fkqmgkveqnaptjeksmy5ccwlyi-story.html

Pennsylvania to test drinking water for toxic chemicals
https://hosted.ap.org/thetimes-tribune/article/cfcd958905b94605ae4d775be239b24f/pennsylvania-test-drinking-water-toxic-chemicals

Lamb: We can’t afford to let nuke plants close
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20190503/lamb-we-cant-afford-to-let-nuke-plants-close

Scrambling to aid polluters
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/scrambling-to-aid-polluters-1.2478159

Pipeline demonstrators take to the streets
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/pipeline-demonstrators-take-to-the-streets/article_866cb116-6dd3-11e9-a4ee-6f5bfbb5d3f9.html

Climate change poses grave threats to Pa. Here’s what we’re doing about it | Opinion
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2019/05/climate-change-poses-grave-threats-to-pa-heres-what-were-doing-about-it-opinion.html

Miscellaneous

Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring
https://www.bedfordgazette.com/news/unemployment-hits–year-low-as-us-employers-step-up/article_a1f6a6e3-4acd-535b-b623-eb11bb49d1d4.html

Trooper allegedly patronized prostitutes, turned in by wife
https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190503/trooper-allegedly-patronized-prostitutes-turned-in-by-wife

Can rightsizing tuition supersize a college? | Opinion
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/can-rightsizing-tuition-supersize-a-college-opinion.html

State officials not ready to release $10.9 million in federal grants yanked from Harrisburg School District
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/state-officials-not-ready-to-release-109-million-in-federal-grants-yanked-from-harrisburg-school-district.html

Penn State’s proposed $71 million art museum could be the largest between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
https://www.philly.com/education/penn-state-eric-barron-art-museum-new-20190503.html

Elections

Democrats younger than Republicans, Philly suburbs bluer, state still divided: Takeaways from Pa. registration data
https://www.philly.com/news/pa-voter-registration-data-2019-primary-election-20190503.html

Why is it so hard to make voting easier? | Editorial
https://www.philly.com/opinion/editorials/voter-id-pennsylvania-election-reform-mail-ballot-20190503.html

Judges declare Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/judges-declare-ohio-s-congressional-map-unconstitutional/article_2cfb4fc7-cb40-5712-91dd-0c523eea8475.html

Pittman, Boser discuss topics in 41st Senate District race
http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20190502/NEWS12/705029837

Northampton County Democrat’s DA campaign upended by old photo of Trump sign on her house
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-northampton-da-nuria-diluzio-campaign-trump-sign-20190503-52ecl55n6zf3hpitaxxoyhlll4-story.html