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Legislature

Legislation would add names’ accent marks on Pa. documents (audacy.com)

Both chambers of the Pa. Legislature need to make lawmakers’ expenses searchable online | Opinion | bedfordgazette.com

Pension reform: Pennsylvania looks to ensure annual payments, avoid underfunding trap | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

‘It’s like night and day’: Last piece of Pa. Capitol restoration project completed for $2.2 million – pennlive.com

Scavello advocates for tough-on-crime approach amid rising crime rates (poconorecord.com)

How the SCOTUS opinion could put the General Assembly in the driver’s seat on abortion rights – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

House Dems to hold hearing on Pa.’s hemp industry | Five for the Weekend – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Lawmakers seek to legalize fentanyl test strips as overdoses surge | News | citizensvoice.com

State leaders discuss need for treatment centers to curb opioid epidemic | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com

State official visits Berks to discuss local effort to fight addiction crisis (readingeagle.com)

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Few families have sought federal payment of COVID funerals : Shots – Health News : NPR

 

Business/Jobs

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers | Business | phillytrib.com

What’s Your Rate of Inflation? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

As 988 hotline goes live in Pennsylvania, crisis centers need workers | WITF

Affordable for whom? The cost of child care in Pa. | The Numbers Racket – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Crime/Punishment

Clothes spotlight sex abuse in Amish, Mennonites and similar groups known for their plain dress | WITF

 

Education

St. Joseph’s University unveils $300M capital campaign to fund new projects – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Erie school taxes: Superintendent wants 4.45% hike to retain programs (goerie.com)

New Hope-Solebury teacher Jackie Miller, along with Pennsbury School District teacher Kristin S J. Slota, are among the 12 nominated in Pa. (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pennsylvania high school to ban student cellphone use | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

The Philadelphia School District will start weapons scans in all middle schools and some elementaries come Monday (inquirer.com)

 

Elections/Politics

Sen. Anthony Williams, 23-year incumbent, has his first real challenger. He says it’s ‘insulting’ | Local News | phillytrib.com

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5, of Swarthmore faces primary challenge May 17 (delcotimes.com)

Trump visits Pennsylvania to back Oz in U.S. Senate primary – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Trump promotes Oz and attacks McCormick as thousands turn out for rally in Greensburg | WITF

Trump supporters still unsure about Oz in Pa.’s U.S. Senate GOP race, despite former president’s endorsement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ridley’s Dave White fighting for Republican gubernatorial nomination among crowded field (delcotimes.com)

Poll shows key GOP primary race is neck and neck · Spotlight PA

Poll shows most Pennsylvania voters want to reform election rules (readingeagle.com)

Moving the goalposts? GOP says Dems walking back goals to flip Pa. legislative chambers (broadandliberty.com)

Clarice Schillinger: Moms of the midterms (broadandliberty.com)

Guest Opinion: Leadership is in the eye of the beholder (theintell.com)

Audit the Vote gave us its canvassing data to check the results. It was riddled with errors | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Leaked abortion opinion raises stakes in contest to succeed Gov. Tom Wolf | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

Two Democrats and two Republicans seek nominations in 118th state House District | Election | thetimes-tribune.com

Pennsylvania’s top election official, ACLU call out Lehigh County DA’s monitoring of drop boxes | WITF

The only Democrat running for governor of Pennsylvania vows to veto abortion restrictions | WITF

These are the trends to watch for among older voters in the Pa. primary | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Democrats hope abortion will jolt young voters to action in midterms : NPR

 

Environment

State College company closes the loop on electronics recycling | WITF

Biofuels industry still waiting on subsidies to compete with oil, gas, electric vehicles | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Chesapeake Bay advocates praise feds for new conservation funds | Monday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Health

Doylestown Health opens Clark Center for Breast Imaging | The Bucks County Herald

Medication Abortions Are Increasing: What They Are and Where Women Get Them – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Fujirebio’s diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s cleared by FDA – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Healthcare Crisis in Delco as Crozier-Chester Shutters Services – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Abortion has been common in the U.S. since the 18th Century. So has the debate | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

State News

Pa.’s ‘delightfully’ dystopian driverless future · Spotlight PA

Biden Nominates Two U.S. Attorneys for Pennsylvania – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

One of earliest gay rights protests in US held at Bucks County Community College (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

 

National News

After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display – Daily Local

The Taliban orders women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public | WITF

Russia celebrates the end of World War II as Putin justifies starting a war in Ukraine | NPR

 

Local News

Upper Dublin Residents Still Trying To Rebuild 8 Months After Hurricane Ida, Tornadoes Swept Across Region – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

Doylestown Rallies Against Potential Overturning Of Roe V. Wade | Doylestown, PA Patch

Community Transit celebrates rebranding with ‘DelGo’ name and new location – Delco Times

New Recreation Center opens in Phoenixville – Daily Local

Substance use prevention rally held in Harrisburg (abc27.com)

York Co. celebrates 3 generations of firefighters (abc27.com)

OPINION: Municipal Sewer And Water Customers:  Beware of Big Water! – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Could municipal contracts, penalties curb illegal dumping in Poconos? (poconorecord.com)

Pike County commissioners discuss concerns over DWGNRA proposal (poconorecord.com)

Opinion: We don’t want to go backwards, but here we are (poconorecord.com)

State will replace damaged Conestoga massacre marker [The Scribbler] | Local Voices | lancasteronline.com

Lancaster City Council to vote on appropriation of COVID-19 relief funding at upcoming meeting | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Residents in Northampton, Newtown Township join forces to fight Wawa (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Luzerne County Council to appoint GOP election board member; interviews set for Monday | | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

New survey highlights inequities faced by Black women in Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Owners of Downtown Pittsburgh skyscrapers, other commercial properties could benefit from assessment appeals deal | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County ranks high in preventable hospitalizations, new report says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s housing market braces for rising interest rates | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Black Lives Matter protester acquitted by judge after charges refiled | TribLIVE.com

 

Philly

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

Philly relaunches $10,000 home assistance program for first-time buyers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Everyone’s trying to solve Philly’s gun violence crisis. Is more collaboration the answer? | Local News | phillytrib.com

Parker introduces bill to address illegal dumping punishment | Local News | phillytrib.com

PHL Inno – Philadelphia region’s 71% increase in VC funding easily tops all major U.S. markets during 1Q (bizjournals.com)

Philly trades unions show off skill and efforts to improve diversity at open house | Local News | phillytrib.com

After scathing report on Philly’s child welfare system, DHS head describes efforts to improve | Local News | phillytrib.com

Kenney establishes Consumer Financial Protection Task Force | Local News | phillytrib.com

Dan Cirucci and Lisa Simon: Philadelphia’s plummeting reputation is hindering its comeback after Covid (broadandliberty.com)

Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Philly’s public defenders office asks for $5.8 million budget increase to fix employee pay disparity (inquirer.com)

LGBTQ community leaders call for change after Philly nightclub death – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

 

Washington

Jill Biden’s Secret Ukraine Trip – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Call Pence or Trump? It’s time for the Jan. 6 panel to make a decision (abc27.com)

White House says internet providers to discount fee for poor | News | phillytrib.com

Jill Biden visits Ukraine, making her first solo trip to a combat zone as first lady | WITF

20 Internet providers to offer discount fee for poor, White House says – pennlive.comAfter the leaked Roe opinion, Justice Thomas says the Supreme Court can’t be bullied | WITF