Pennsylvania Governor says abortion will remain legal as long as he is Governor | WTRF

Gov. Wolf: ‘Abortion Access in PA Will Remain Legal As Long As I am Governor’ – PennWatch

Wolf: In wake of leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe, ‘abortion is and will remain legal in Pennsylvania’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gov. Wolf to talk abortion following SCOTUS draft opinion leak (abc27.com)

Crime and public safety testimony: Diversionary programs save Pennsylvania lives | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Governor election will decide Pennsylvania’s membership in RGGI | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Abortion rights advocates concerned with Pa. referendum proposal, looking past the 2022 election | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cheyney University Receives $5 Million State Grant To Create Regional Biotech ThinkUbator Facility (hbcuconnect.com)

State officials launch $10M program to help substance use disorder treatment professionals repay their student loans – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Unemployment declined across the Midstate in March, now less than 4% around Central Pa. (abc27.com)

Baby formula product launched at plant near the Lehigh Valley. $47M investment planned. – lehighvalleylive.com

CEO pay ratios: These Philadelphia public companies had the biggest disparities in 2021 – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Employees at an Apple store in Maryland join two other stores in unionizing : NPR

After recession, a Black business boom | Business | phillytrib.com

Amazon might have its eye on Century III Mall, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills sites | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. job openings rose unexpectedly to record 11.5 million | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must increase wages for personal care attendants: Here’s why | Opinion – pennlive.com



Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018: US DOJ releases new guidance (ydr.com)



Mark C. Reed is leaving St. Joseph’s to become president of Loyola University Chicago (inquirer.com)

Public speaks out about violence, student safety at Greater Johnstown School Board meeting | News | tribdem.com

What we know (and don’t know) about Hempfield High School’s Gay Sexuality Alliance club’s ‘drag’ event | Local News | lancasteronline.com

New Kensington-Arnold approves new contract with teachers union | TribLIVE.com

Let’s hear it for our local school board members. Thanks for your service | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Independents can improve state primaries | Editorial | citizensvoice.com

PA Gubernatorial and Senate Candidates Weigh In on Leaked SCOTUS Opinion – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

How the Supreme Court’s plan to strike down Roe v. Wade could affect Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate, governor races | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Focus ON: 8th Congressional District – PoliticsPA

Pa. primary 2022: Everything you need to know about requesting, filling out, and returning your mail ballot · Spotlight PA

In 98th Legislative District GOP primary, 3 local elected officials vie for nomination | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Guest Opinion: Putin’s Ukrainian invasion a defining moment for GOP (theintell.com)

Josh Shapiro, the lone Democrat running for Pa. Governor | Election Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Doug Mastriano is a Christian nationalist who could also be Pennsylvania’s next governor (inquirer.com)

Trump endorses Bognet in bid for Congressional GOP nomination | Times Leader

Reform is aim of both Democratic candidates running for House seat in Dauphin County – pennlive.com

Lehigh Co. DA’s prosecution threats over drop-boxes could disenfranchise disabled voters | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



It’s Time for Pennsylvania to Act on Environmental Justice | NRDC



Pennsylvania Turnpike annual budget capital spending return to normal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Mommy Minute: Screening kids for anxiety, depression (abc27.com)

Even when IVF is covered, high bills and hassles abound : Shots – Health News : NPR

Pfizer profit soars in first quarter, revises 2022 forecast | Coronavirus | tribdem.com


State News

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned? In Pa., the answer depends on the November governor’s race. · Spotlight PA

Bob Casey: How Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade will test his views (inquirer.com)

Planned Parenthood execs: Wolf must act now to protect abortion rights | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania already has some abortion restrictions, but a new governor and General Assembly could change that. | WITF

Hundreds honor 4 fallen Pennsylvania State Police troopers with tributes, salutes, and prayers | WITF

‘It’s an absolutely seismic event’: Western Pa. legal experts shocked by Supreme Court leak | TribLIVE.com

Pa. Treasury owes more than $57M to Lancaster County residents; here’s how to check the list | Local News | lancasteronline.com

‘Meltdown: Three Mile Island’ airs on Netflix (ydr.com)

Mountain Valley Pipeline, a litmus test for big projects, is delayed again | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PPL default rate for electricity to rise | News | thetimes-tribune.com

‘They’re not just horses’ – pennlive.com

Pennsylvanians have 1 year before federal REAL ID requirement begins | WITF


National News

Biden says ‘a woman’s right to choose is fundamental’ following Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe | News | phillytrib.com

Former federal judge weighs in on leaked Supreme Court abortion opinion (abc27.com)

The history of the anti-abortion movement in the U.S. : NPR

The GOP’s anti-abortion crusade is not pro-family at all | Wednesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Overturning Roe would hand power over abortion to states. Many would ban it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

See protests grow across the country as the Supreme Court deals with Roe v. Wade leak : The Picture Show : NPR

Abortion restrictions are white supremacy in action | Opinion (inquirer.com)

Abortion draft spurs speculation about the future of same-sex marriage (inquirer.com)

Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms (inquirer.com)

Oklahoma governor signs Texas-style abortion ban into law : NPR

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry – WHYY

Vance narrowly wins Ohio GOP Senate primary: AP race call : NPR

Rep. Tim Ryan wins Democratic Senate primary in Ohio : NPR

Evictions are up sharply as pandemic rental aid runs out : NPR

U.S. says WNBA’s Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia : NPR

Judge lets Tulsa Race Massacre reparations lawsuit proceed | Across America | phillytrib.com

These Met Gala looks paid homage to the marginalized people of the Gilded Age | Entertainment | phillytrib.com


Local News

Local residents react to Roe v. Wade draft decision leak – Daily Local

Area women decry potential overturn of Roe v. Wade (dailylocal.com)

Doylestown abortion rights rally calls for protection after leaked draft opinion (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Opinion on potential defeat of Roe divides many in Pa. | Times Leader

Scranton attorney urges calm in face of reports Roe v. Wade could be overturned; local lawmakers react | News | standardspeaker.com

Erie reacts: is U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn abortion rights? (goerie.com)

What’s the state of abortion access in Lancaster County as Supreme Court weighs ruling? | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pocono leaders react to Roe v. Wade draft ruling leaked to Politico (poconorecord.com)

John Stoffa, former Northampton County executive, dies at 82 – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Development of old York Memorial Hospital stalls, apartments in the works (abc27.com)

Upper Makefield community gathers to grieve Council Rock boys who were shot (theintell.com)

$5.5 million purchase saves Mifflin House, an Underground Railroad site (ydr.com)

Delaware County Council considering increasing hotel tax to 5 percent (delcotimes.com)



Pittsburgh City Council votes to give URA $1.2 million in funding for programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh region could raise millions per year by reaching PILOT agreements with local nonprofits, joint controller report shows | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tree of Life announces plans for museum, memorial at synagogue shooting site | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tree of Life’s new design includes antisemitism institution, museum and memorial (nextpittsburgh.com)

Pittsburgh region could gain $14.5M a year through payments from nonprofits, report says | TribLIVE.com

Environmentalists and neighbors challenge MAX request to reclassify landfill waste as non-hazardous (nextpittsburgh.com)

Meet the anti-violence expert advocates want on Jail Oversight Board | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)



Abortion rights protesters rally in Philadelphia against overturning of Roe v. Wade (inquirer.com)

Ex-offenders who complete reentry program eligible for PHA housing | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia residential property values jumped 31% after reassessment delay (inquirer.com)

Philly’s Castor Avenue business owners say the pandemic knocked them down, but they’re climbing back (inquirer.com)

City Council needs to come out of its ivory tower and hold in-person meetings again | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia looks to reduce city wage tax to offset rising property tax burden – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philly neighbors who tried to fight gentrification with fecal samples win appeal (inquirer.com)

PGA Works offers collegiate golfers an opportunity to play — and learn — in Philly (inquirer.com)



Pa.-heavy insurrection set for primetime hearings · Spotlight PA

Biden announces Sept conference on hunger, nutrition, health – Daily Local

Norman Mineta, transportation secretary who helped create TSA, dies at 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Biden on leaked draft opinion on abortion: The ‘right to choose is fundamental’ – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)