Thank you State Senators Cappelletti and Vitali for supporting RGGI | PennLive letters – pennlive.com

Pa. GOP lawmaker vowed transparency, but negotiations for election probe are private – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

School curriculum bill OK’d by Pennsylvania Senate panel (yahoo.com)

Senate bill aims to change probation procedures to lessen recidivism rate | WHP (local21news.com)

Two Chester County farms in Cochranville preserved by state (dailylocal.com)

Illegal Cannabis Seizures are Down, Bipartisan Bill in PA Calls for Legalization, and Governor Candidate in FL Supports Legalizing Marijuana | The Marijuana Times

‘It’s on Us PA’ initiative looks to address campus sexual assaults in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pa. representative introduces bill to provide PPE funding to schools (abc27.com)

Pa. State Senators sound off on possible natural gas expansion moratorium (abc27.com)

Pa. lawmaker mulling bill requiring bystanders to help victims (theintell.com)

Allentown city council, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg try to stop confusion over referendum questions – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Editorial: Pennsylvania needs to promote transparency in health policy (readingeagle.com)

Pa. senator who beat breast cancer wants to help other women (wgal.com)

Pa. Senate panel vets proposed charter school regulations | News | bradfordera.com

Pa. lawmaker mulling bill requiring bystanders to help victims (therecordherald.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11 for COVID (theintell.com)

FDA OKs Moderna and J&J vaccine boosters for COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

The FDA authorizes Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters | WITF

Soon Maine’s health workers must all be vaccinated. Will more EMTs step up? : Shots – Health News : NPR

How help paying rent can slow the spread of COVID : Shots – Health News : NPR

India crosses the milestone of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccinations : NPR

Fewer new COVID-19 cases reported in Pa., but deaths jump | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

‘We’ll be ready’: Pennsylvania prepares to vaccinate younger kids (abc27.com)

DOH data shows COVID-19 case count drop in Monroe (poconorecord.com)

Friday marks key vaccination deadline for health care workers | Local News | phillytrib.com

Eight-one percent of Philly School District employees are fully vaccinated | Local News | phillytrib.com

‘I think everybody’s excited’: Pittsburgh-area suppliers prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Supply chain problems affecting economic recovery | Smart Talk (witf.org)

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Aim for Union Vote – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Remote work’s tax issues getting more complicated — and costly — in many states – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SEPTA workers could be headed for a strike. Here’s what that would mean for your commute. – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SEPTA’s largest union faces possibility of a strike | Local News | phillytrib.com

SEPTA transit union tells members to be ready for a strike vote (inquirer.com)

New Philadelphia restaurants struggle to navigate ‘completely insane’ labor market – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Pa. restaurants and bars still craving return of ‘cocktails to go’ – pennlive.com

Expanded childcare key to returning Pa. women to post-pandemic workforce | Thursday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

theScore joins Penn National line of sportsbooks, media providers (readingeagle.com)



West Chester police ask officials to beef up funding – Daily Local

Charges unlikely for riders who saw Philadelphia train rape | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philadelphia officials point to marginal success in target areas as homicides continue rise | Local News | phillytrib.com

Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said police tactics are slowing gun violence in some neighborhoods. Shootings are still high citywide. (inquirer.com)



Erie School District: Teachers’ union authorizes strike amid talks (goerie.com)

Parents sue Delaware Valley School District to reverse masking policy (poconorecord.com)

Pennsylvania appeals court takes up school mask challenge | Coronavirus | tribdem.com

Pennsylvania appeals court takes up question of whether Wolf administration had the right to impose mask mandates on schools, child care facilities – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

There’s a shortage of school counselors. So why is Penn State’s College of Education closing its School Psychology Ph.D. program? | WITF

Pa. judges hear arguments in two mask mandate court challenges – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Penn State extends employee vaccination rule beyond its main campus | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Operation Safe Stop puts spotlight on stopping for school buses | TribLIVE.com



Fetterman continues to dominate fundraising for U.S. Senate race | 90.5 WESA

Pennsylvania Senate Race 2022 Polls: John Fetterman ahead among the Democrats, Sean Parnell is ahead among the Republicans – CrowdWisdom360

Bucks County District Attorney race: Weintraub, Stancu face off (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PODCAST: Paul Martino’s ‘Back to School PAC’ Is Pro-Parent, And Proud of It – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

Bognet enters Republican primary for Pa.’s Eighth District (poconorecord.com)

York County school board races becoming a battlefield in culture wars (ydr.com)

AG Shapiro tells Erie crowd he’s ready for ‘next big fight’ as PA governor (goerie.com)

Berks County postal ballots include wrong date for Election Day in Spanish instructions – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he has more than $10 million for his 2022 Democratic gubernatorial campaign (inquirer.com)



A new report shows how climate change is hurting your health : NPR

Let’s clear the air: Pennsylvania’s air quality has gotten much better | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

As new nature reserve opens at one end of Pa., 120 headwater acres are conserved at the other – pennlive.com



Westmoreland covid funds sought for proposed $20M Arnold Palmer terminal expansion | TribLIVE.com



Children’s mental health is now a national emergency, health leaders say : NPR

Pa. Department of Health reminds women of important breast and cervical cancer screenings (abc27.com)


State News

In Pa., Biden touts middle-class values of his $2T spending plan | WITF

At home in Scranton, facing a fight in D.C., Biden pitches his sprawling domestic agenda – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

In downtown Scranton speech, Biden speaks of his youth | News | standardspeaker.com

Biden made a visit to Steamtown to talk infrastructure (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Biden talks infrastructure, Build Back Better at trolley museum (poconorecord.com)

As President Biden visits Scranton, big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan | WITF

Casey advances more than $2 million for NEPA projects | News | standardspeaker.com

Tenants slip through Pa.’s $1B eviction safety net · Spotlight PA

Application process open for Pennsylvania’s home heating assistance program | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

What are the statewide impacts of a plastic bag ban? | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Businesses in two central Pa. counties to be inspected for Spotted Lanternfly quarantine compliance – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Supreme Court allows lawsuits over local gun ordinances to move forward – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. Supreme Court opens new path to challenge local gun restrictions | fox43.com


National News

Trump Organization faces new criminal inquiry tied to one of its N.Y. golf clubs : NPR

Trump announces launch of his own social media site | News | tribdem.com

South Korea tests 1st domestically made rocket as it pursues satellite launch program : NPR

Facebook plans to rebrand and change its name – pennlive.com

Brian Laundrie search: Potential remains found in Florida wilderness park – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

NFL, players agree to end ‘race-norming’ in $1B settlement | WITF

America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Ahmaud Arbery’s father says he is praying for the ‘right jury’ as selection continues | Across America | phillytrib.com


Local News

Martin Guitar warehouse in Tatamy – lehighvalleylive.com

Free pet adoption event Saturday in Bensalem (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Advocates ask for change to support displaced renters impacted by continuous floodwaters when natural disasters strike – Daily Local

Hooversville gets $4.6M to upgrade public water system; $26M in total awarded in Somerset County | News | tribdem.com

Here’s where you can discard your unused medications in the Lehigh Valley area to make sure they’re not stolen or abused – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Veteran Quakertown District employee slams dismissal | The Bucks County Herald

Doylestown Borough Hall sold for $2.3M | The Bucks County Herald

Preservation society in zoning dispute over student housing | News | citizensvoice.com

Flood authority to proceed with study for Duryea levee project | News | citizensvoice.com

Tuskegee Airman, jazz musician and restauranteur are first alumni honored at Crestwood | News | standardspeaker.com

Free paper shredding event Saturday in Mountain Top | News | standardspeaker.com

Per capita, resident taxes could get the axe in Hazleton | News | standardspeaker.com

Tamaqua discusses federal funds for borough fire companies | Schuylkill | standardspeaker.com

Students help Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up ahead of a planned project in Reading (readingeagle.com)



Allegheny County Common Pleas Judicial Elections | Election Guide | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

Inaugural Eradicate Hate summit ends with eyes toward the future | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Health Network to build ‘one-stop shop’ facility in North Fayette | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peduto touts pension ‘milestone’ as City Council looks to improve benefits for nonunion employees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Pittsburgh set the stage for recent pig-to-human transplant surgery | TribLIVE.com



SEPTA advances plans for King or Prussia Rail, Bristol Station redesign as it works to expand, increase accessibility (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

PhilaPort puts two Delaware River piers up for sale – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Just 1 in 10 Philly cops reported their vaccination status, but city still says no to stricter vaccine mandate | WITF

Philly School District principals decry gun violence, call for solutions (inquirer.com)

John Dougherty was ‘cordial,’ an ex-Comcast VP testified. But wiretaps reveal his harsh words for the ‘greedy’ cable giant. (inquirer.com)



Climate policies a key sticking point in social spending negotiations | ABC27

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan – Daily Local

Democrats’ Campaign to Control Drug Prices Nears Collapse – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Republicans block Democrats’ biggest push for voting rights in the Senate : NPR

Can Democrats get infrastructure and social welfare done? (ydr.com)

GOP posturing over debt ceiling puts small-business owners in peril | Opinion (inquirer.com)