Pa. state senators propose tapping rescue plan money for environmental programs | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pa. election investigation hearings begin next week, Senate committee seeks public testimony | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pennsylvania Senate panel asks residents for election malfeasance testimony | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Pennsylvania Republicans launch election audit, solicit testimony on ‘improprieties’ | Reuters

Pennsylvania Senate panel asks residents for election malfeasance testimony | State | buckslocalnews.com

Brewster asks for vote on perks reform package – The Mon Valley Independent

Philly lawmakers: PA should tap COVID relief funds to help flooded businesses – On top of Philly news (billypenn.com)

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Bill Seeks Bar and Restaurant Kiosks (casino.org)

PA Bill Would Authorize Tavern Sports Betting Kiosks – GGB News

$20 million now available to help image and hair care businesses – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

For the first time, rebels block PSERS management’s investment advice at state’s biggest pension fund (inquirer.com)

PCN TV celebrates the 20th anniversary of Flight 93 with a special program | News – Pennsylvania News Today

Brendan Boyle eyes Northern Ireland diplomat job, sources say (inquirer.com)

4 election reform bills lawmakers could consider this fall | City & State PA (cityandstatepa.com)

Solar industry tells lawmakers to incentivize growth in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Wolf announces grant funding for gun violence prevention projects | Five for the Weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA Offers Grants for Violence Intervention and Prevention – PennWatch

Pa. Senate leader sues to block Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate for schools – pennlive.com

Pa. Sen. Corman, parents sue to overturn Wolf’s mask order | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local control, not statewide mandates, should guide COVID management (poconorecord.com)

Pa. House rep unapologetic after claims he compared vaccines to rape (theintell.com)

Lawmakers move to block RGGI after rule wins regulatory approval | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Hospitals Crushed By COVID May Have To Ration Care : Shots – Health News : NPR

Fauci says covid-19 boosters likely to start with Pfizer shot only | TribLIVE.com

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations among kids continue to soar – pennlive.com

Delaware County prison low on COVID cases – Delco Times

Erie’s second COVID-19 surge continues to spike (goerie.com)



Group rallies for higher minimum wage on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square | Times Leader

Rally held for jobs and better wages in downtown Wilkes-Barre | WOLF (fox56.com)

HACC faculty will rally for another push to form a union (abc27.com)

Lancaster County’s economic recovery mired 14,000 jobs short of pre-pandemic level | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Businesses continue to experience COVID-19 impacts ahead of tourist season | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Pocono insiders talk upcoming fall tourist season, labor shortage (poconorecord.com)

From librarians to Uber drivers: This is the changing face of the Pa. labor movement | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Nursing home workers advocate for increased staffing | Business | standardspeaker.com

Western Pa. business owners lament: Where have all the workers gone? | TribLIVE.com



Erie School District: Street violence spurs push for more police for now (goerie.com)



Classes in session – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (philasun.com)

Pennsylvania’s 25 best colleges for 2022, ranked – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

COVID-19: York County DA won’t prosecute school mask mandate citations (ydr.com)

Pennsylvania doesn’t expect students to know basic American history (poconorecord.com)

Op-Ed: In PA schools, the rainy day is now (poconorecord.com)

A school mask mandate takes effect in Pa. this week: Here’s what to know | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Local HBCU scholars honored by White House Initiative | Local News | phillytrib.com

Pennridge emails exemption forms before Wolf’s mask mandate takes effect (theintell.com)

Mask mandate: Hamburg School District is unsure about how to handle Pa.’s order (readingeagle.com)

As Pa.’s latest school mask mandate takes effect, any court challenge may face slim odds | WITF

Teachers unions have been influential during the COVID-19 pandemic | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Trump’s backing lands early in wide-open U.S. Senate race | Local News | ncnewsonline.com

Pa. Senate candidate Val Arkoosh speaks to Pittsburghers about importance of protecting abortion access | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper (pghcitypaper.com)

The Philly ‘burbs grew over the last decade. That’s a problem for the GOP | Mark O’Keefe | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



Cleaning up ‘forever chemicals’ must be a federal priority | Allison Stevens | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Climate change’s ‘fingerprint’ seen in Ida flooding | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Wolf needs to score bigger climate victories, activists say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



PennDOT engineers to inspect 90 bridges in Midstate as floodwater recedes (abc27.com)



Pa. officials address ongoing opioid crisis even after emergency declaration ended (abc27.com)

In Philly, HIV cases remain high among queer and trans people of color | Analysis | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

With fourth highest rate in Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County taking strides to stop suicides | News | standardspeaker.com

Ragweed season in Philadelphia peaks for allergy sufferers (inquirer.com)


State News

Pa. to refund $19 million to 109,000 people it overcharged in unemployment error · Spotlight PA

Biden Visiting 9/11 Sites, PA Elections Investigation Starts Soon | (wkok.com)

Gabe Kaminsky: When will PA mayors wake up to the crime crisis? (broadandliberty.com)

Natural gas supplier gets OK to refund tax savings to Pennsylvania customers | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

The U.S. House’s budget reconciliation package would provide path to citizenship for many in Pa. | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The big hole in Pa.’s COVID-19 safety net for children | Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

7 tornadoes confirmed in Pennsylvania, NJ as Ida hit last week, NWS says – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Communities turn to prayers and chainsaws in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida (inquirer.com)

Capitol Roundup: Shapiro warns of scams as Pennsylvania recovers from hurricane damage | Times Leader


National News

After Ida’s fury, infrastructure key in preventing misery (abc27.com)

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high (abc27.com)

The Taliban Say They Control Panjshir, The Last Holdout Afghan Province : NPR

Taliban stop planes of evacuees from leaving but unclear why | News | tribdem.com

Divers Identify Source Of Gulf Oil Spill : NPR

Hospitals Crushed By COVID May Have To Ration Care : Shots – Health News : NPR

How COVID-19 eviction moratoriums helped and harmed landlords, tenants (ydr.com)

‘Today’ veteran Willard Scott, who delivered weather with shtick, dies at 87 | WITF

Stunned by Ida, the Northeast begins to recover and worry about the next storm | WITF

The housing shortage is significant. It’s acute for small, entry-level homes | WITF

Companies: $26B settlement of opioid lawsuits to move ahead | WITF


Local News

Clean up efforts begin after devastation in Chester County – Daily Local

FEMA to begin damage assessments in Bucks, Montgomery counties after Ida (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Hurricane Ida cleanup: Dover Township among hardest-hit areas in PA (ydr.com)

Another staffing ‘crisis’ is brewing in Lancaster County Government, threatening court operations | PA Power and Policy | lancasteronline.com

City of Lancaster ‘head of the game’ in removing lead hazards with HUD grant | Health | lancasteronline.com

Part of Erie’s EMI building might be saved, redevelopment authority says (goerie.com)

Neshaminy Creek regularly floods neighborhood, but no one’s leaving (theintell.com)

Lives of laborers celebrated at No. 9 Coal Mine picnic in Lansford | News | standardspeaker.com

With passion for historic redevelopment, Rinaldi takes on big projects | News | thetimes-tribune.com

West Pittston continues push for levee funding | Times Leader



Resolving city crime is target of mayoral hopefuls Gainey, Moreno | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt Ph.D. candidate wins ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ challenge and $5,000 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Manayunk, Hot Spot For Flooding, Sees Most Water In Area In Hundred Years From Ida’s Remnants – CBS Philly (cbslocal.com)

National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia to emerge from bankruptcy – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia-area businesses grapple with damage from Tropical Storm Ida – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Philadelphia makes Target pay workers $22,000 for violating city’s Fair Workweek law | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philly wants to hear from homeowners and businesses with Ida damage (inquirer.com)



9/11 20th anniversary: Biden wants files reviewed, possible Saudi link (poconorecord.com)