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Election Reform

Stop real threat
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/stop-real-threat-1.2478419

Pressure grows to loosen party grip on Pennsylvania primary
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2019/05/05/Pressure-grows-to-loosen-party-grip-on-Pennsylvania-primary-independents/stories/201905040080

Editorial: Open primaries can benefit democracy
https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-open-primaries-can-benefit-democracy/article_d4046d9a-877d-5270-babd-dfc5fa1f6830.html

Child Sexual Abuse

Pa. Senate must answer to victims of child sexual abuse | Editorial
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/2019/05/pa-senate-must-answer-to-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-editorial.html

From champion to … pariah? Pa. lawmaker behind clergy abuse reform on the outs with some victims
https://www.philly.com/news/mark-rozzi-statute-of-limitations-clergy-sexual-abuse-pennsylvania-scarnati-20190505.html

Education

Editorial: School choice should be discussed, not automatic
https://triblive.com/opinion/editorial-school-choice-should-be-discussed-not-automatic/

Will the financially strapped Allentown School District be taken over by the state?
https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-allentown-school-district-state-takeover-20190505-e4rboqwp4jgifg47vmhru5ppjq-story.html

Our view: Costello’s idea shouldn’t be a pipe dream
https://www.timesleader.com/opinion/editorials/742453/our-view-costellos-idea-shouldnt-be-a-pipe-dream

Budget and Finance

Projected revenue should spark change in tax collection
https://www.republicanherald.com/opinion/projected-revenue-should-spark-change-in-tax-collection-1.2478491

Consolidate pension plans
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/consolidate-pension-plans-1.2478417

Lawmakers warn of possible ‘death spiral’ for state centers
https://www.sharonherald.com/news/state/lawmakers-warn-of-possible-death-spiral-for-state-centers/article_a55e3db0-6e1e-11e9-a8ca-6f4e4be06c00.html

Gaming

With future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks
https://www.poconorecord.com/sports/20190504/with-future-online-casinos-pour-cash-into-sportsbooks

Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk
http://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/online-gambling-leaving-lottery-profits-at-risk/

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets
https://www.timesleader.com/business/742465/start-your-wagers-nascar-data-deal-could-lead-to-more-bets

Climate and Energy

Erie’s climate is changing
https://www.goerie.com/news/20190505/eries-climate-is-changing

On the rise: Solar farms begin cropping up in Western Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/on-the-rise-solar-farms-begin-cropping-up-in-western-pennsylvania/

How clean is your water? A breakdown of the DEP’s latest streams and lakes report
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/how-clean-is-your-water-a-breakdown-of-the-dep-s-latest-streams-and-lakes-report-1.2478474

Health

Nurse practitioners say they could bring needed care to rural areas, if only Pennsylvania would let them
https://www.mcall.com/health/mc-hea-nurse-practitioner-bill-20190504-4tuqeel5xrertcak6yjtgjn5fy-story.html

So much for do no harm: UPMC left a trail of lies and broken promises
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/05/So-much-for-do-no-harm-UPMC-left-a-trail-of-lies-and-broken-promises/stories/201905050095

Another central Pa. hospital system and health insurer team up
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/another-central-pa-hospital-system-and-health-insurer-decide-to-pair-up.html

Trump administration lawyers derided for legal attack to void entire Affordable Care Act
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/05/04/Trump-administration-lawyers-derided-for-legal-attack-to-void-entire-health-care-law/stories/201905040064

Lawmakers need to act responsibly to prevent more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases
https://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/pa-lawmakers-need-to-act-responsibly-to-prevent-more-outbreaks/article_ef77e764-6dee-11e9-8b4f-1f680211d743.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

Deer Hunting

Erie-area retailers weary of Saturday deer opener
https://www.goerie.com/sports/20190505/erie-area-retailers-weary-of-saturday-deer-opener

Letter to the editor: Consequences of deer season change
https://triblive.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-consequences-of-deer-season-change/

Miscellaneous

Pa. prisons providing help for employers desperate for workers
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/05/pa-prisons-providing-help-for-employers-desperate-for-workers.html

Prospects for N.J. legal weed bill looking grim, insiders say. It may be put in voters’ hands — next year.
https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/2019/05/prospects-for-nj-legal-weed-bill-looking-grim-insiders-say-it-may-be-put-in-voters-hands-next-year.html

Wheels of justice: Federal court takes strong stand on wrong issue
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/05/05/Chalking-tires-Constitution-civil-rights-liberties-search-seizure-federal-court/stories/201905050096

Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans
https://www.delcotimes.com/business/trump-attacks-social-media-companies-after-facebook-bans/article_85ab578c-3340-5efa-b9e6-204e57efa63e.html

Editorial | Plan now to make sure nobody gets missed in the 2020 census
https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/editorial-plan-now-to-make-sure-nobody-gets-missed-in/article_4b1ef954-6dc7-11e9-8737-c76c75a6982d.html

Democratic registration margin grows in Delco
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/democratic-registration-margin-grows-in-delco/article_d0b87fa0-6dc6-11e9-81de-d7b8d6cb7828.html

Home state politics complicate message for some 2020 Dems
https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/home-state-politics-complicate-message-some-2020-dems-20190505.html

Biden has a lot of advantages, but Obama’s endorsement isn’t one of them
https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/05/biden-has-a-lot-of-advantages-but-obamas-endorsement-isnt-one-of-them.html