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Legislature

Senator Kearney, Rep. Curry Offices to collect feminine hygiene products during May – 6PARK.NEWS/DELAWARE

Gov. Wolf: April 2022 Revenues Highest Ever Collected – MyChesCo

Gov. Tom Wolf and Dems rally for abortion rights but offer few answers – Axios Philadelphia

‘Unamerican And Unacceptable’: Gov. Tom Wolf Says Potential Overturning Of Roe V. Wade Puts Right To Make Own, Private Medical Decisions At Risk – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Gov. Wolf Stands Firm in Protecting Abortion Access in Pennsylvania – GantNews.com

Strong Pennsylvania tax collection revenue; partisan divide on the economy | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Wolf Administration calls to raise Pa. minimum wage (abc27.com)

Slew of abortion bills dormant in Pa. legislature, could move with Roe reversal | News | tribdem.com

Wolf announces $5 million investment in Cheyney University’s ThinkUbator project | State & Region | phillytrib.com

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

What COVID might look like in the U.S. once we reach the endemic phase : NPR

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Allegheny County point to boosters’ effectiveness | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Business/Jobs

What Amazon’s changing warehouse needs spell for broader market – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

The Dow surges after the Fed rules out larger rate hikes : NPR

Some companies have started assuring workers they’ll help them access abortions : NPR

Strange bedfellows in bedside care: Nursing home unions picket but advocate alongside management (abc27.com)

Health professionals protest at Crozer-Chester Medical Center (delcotimes.com)

Delaware County Council says Crozer Health just trying to extract as much money as possible (delcotimes.com)

Editorial: Small businesses are lifeblood of communities (delcotimes.com)

Freshpet to expand Lehigh Valley operations, could add 100 jobs – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Pennsylvania State Police ceremony honors 102 fallen troopers | Times Leader

Pennsylvania moratorium loophole nets $45M in oil and gas revenue | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Should Philadelphia police officers have to live in the city? | Pro/Con (inquirer.com)

New Delco warden hails from one of Pa.’s most troubled prisons (broadandliberty.com)

 

Education

Why more people aren’t attending college (abc27.com)

Erie High shooting: Students return to metal detectors, other changes (goerie.com)

Another Lehigh Valley school district is exploring a later start time for high school students – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pa. district to explore later start time at its high school – pennlive.com

 

Elections/Politics

Lawmakers navigate Pennsylvania primary with unfamiliar maps (abc27.com)

Crossfire: GOP Senate candidates make their case at Grove City College | News | tribdem.com

Attacks dominate Pennsylvania’s Senate GOP primary debate – Daily Local

Mehmet Oz, David McCormick, Kathy Barnette: 4 takeaways from Pa. Senate debate (inquirer.com)

Leaked Supreme Court opinion draft heating up Pennsylvania gubernatorial race | fox43.com

F&M Poll: Fetterman, Mastriano Expand Leads – PoliticsPA

Poll: Fetterman enjoys big lead over Lamb, GOP candidates battling to end in U.S. Senate, governor primaries – pennlive.com

Lamb Blasts Leaked SCOTUS Opinion, Stands By ‘Abortion Without Limits’ Stance – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Mastriano Meltdown: GOP Gov. Candidate Abruptly Ends Podcast Interview Over Questions About QAnon-Linked Rally – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Rep. Craig Williams Campaigns With Senate Candidate Dave McCormick – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pa. voters, buffeted by election fraud claims, aren’t happy with how elections are run, new F&M poll finds | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Election fraud claims thrive on Pennsylvania campaign trail | WITF

Yass, he can: Pro-charters billionaire jumps into key Pa. House, Senate races | Thursday Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Alito just threw the Dems a midterm lifeline. Will they use it? | Fletcher McClellan – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lackawanna County elections board debates drop boxes | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Environment

Only about 5% of plastics get recycled in U.S., says new report (inquirer.com)

 

Health

Study shows abortion ban may lead to a 21 percent increase in pregnancy-related deaths | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Gwynedd Mercy University receives $10 million gift from Maguire Foundation to build healthcare education center (inquirer.com)

Pills set to be focus of next abortion battle (abc27.com)

A shortage of health aides is forcing out those who wish to get care at home : Shots – Health News : NPR

St. Luke’s cuts ribbon on new pediatric specialty center – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

FDA approves marketing for first test to improve diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – pennlive.com

Bucks County generics maker KVK Tech is fighting federal charges (inquirer.com)

 

State News

TurboTax settlement: Pennsylvanians expected to receive restitution from $141M agreement – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pennsylvania moratorium loophole nets $45M in oil and gas revenue | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Central York School District made Pa. rank second in the nation for book bans (inquirer.com)

 

National News

The Federal Reserve raises key interest rate by a half-point in a bid to tame inflation (inquirer.com)

Judge accepts plea deal in Derek Chauvin’s civil rights case : NPR

Roe v. Wade live updates: Ending Roe could lead to reduced access around the world, rights groups warn | NPR

New round of state abortion battles winding up after draft opinion released | WITF

What Europe’s ban of Russian oil could mean for energy and gas prices : NPR

US has helped Ukraine target Russian generals: report (abc27.com)

Eviction filings are up sharply as pandemic rental aid starts to run out | WITF

Intuit will refund $141 million to low-income TurboTax users | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

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

U.S. Supreme Court news inspires Doylestown rally | The Bucks County Herald

Planned Parenthood of PA to ‘fight like hell’ after Supreme Court leak (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

‘Choking on my rage’: Lancaster abortion-rights protesters rally at courthouse | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Council Rock reacts with shock and disbelief over Upper Makefield tragedy – thereporteronline

Harrisburg police targeting illegal dirt bike, ATV riders (abc27.com)

Harrisburg launches redesign of State Street project after community uproar – pennlive.com

Chester County Department of Emergency Services, HR leaders resign – Daily Local

Bucks County home market tight with low inventory, high interest rates (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Talking Business with Becky Bradley: When $80 million doesn’t seem like a lot – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Allentown NIZ bounces back with record tax revenue – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Bucks County Democrats chairman John Cordisco announces he will not seek another term | The Bucks County Herald

Bridge options presented for West Pittston and Pittston | Times Leader

Behind on the rent? Help is available in English or Spanish for Luzerne County residents | Coronavirus | standardspeaker.com

Repairs on tap for Berks-owned pedestrian bridge on Schuylkill River Trail (readingeagle.com)

 

Pitt

This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Legislation aims to eliminate several Pittsburgh business licenses | TribLIVE.com

Death of New Kensington boy shakes neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland sheriff deputies pull out of helping Secret Service at Friday’s Trump, Oz rally | TribLIVE.com

City Council panel holds final hearing on redistricting draft | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

$20 million project could double Homewood health center size | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Fitzgerald unveils bold plan to curb gun violence in Philly | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA says it’ll improve passenger safety by adding ‘outreach specialists’ to lines | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

As Roe v. Wade is threatened, Inquirer readers respond | Opinion

The Philadelphia School District board is asking the city for gun-violence help (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Kamala Harris urges Americans to fight for abortion rights after leaked Supreme Court draft (inquirer.com)

Democrats promise votes on abortion rights despite vanishingly small odds : NPR

U.S. Senate to try again on abortion rights after bombshell disclosure of draft opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

White House scrambles for ways to protect abortion (inquirer.com)