Bill to end automatic pay raises for top state officials stuck in committee | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Kratom regulation making its way through Harrisburg (readingeagle.com)

Delaware County Health Department to receive almost $600,000 in state funds (delcotimes.com)


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. Health Dept: Providers are ready to give new COVID boosters | Tuesday Morning Coffee – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)



More tax changes in the works for Pennsylvania businesses – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

New payroll taxes would fund New York, Pennsylvania long-term care proposals that mirror Washington’s | New York | thecentersquare.com

Striking nursing home employees say conditions for residents are ‘the worst I have seen’ – pennlive.com

Labor leaders see growth in unionism | TribLIVE.com

Pa. workers, businesses grapple with tight job market this Labor Day | WITF

Philly-area gas prices dip below $4 per gallon for the first time in months, AAA says (inquirer.com)



Woke PA extends push from Bucks County school libraries to classrooms (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Americans distrust teachers amid political culture war (inquirer.com)

States’ plans to make school safer from mass shooters reflect political divides (inquirer.com)

Suicide prevention focus for Schuylkill schools | Education | standardspeaker.com



At Labor Day parade, leaders rally members to support Shapiro in governor’s race | Local News | phillytrib.com

Despite Labor Day weather, Pa.’s union leaders and Democrats see brighter future ahead | WITF

In Pittsburgh Labor Day speech, Joe Biden calls on labor unions to support Democrats, blasts Republicans | WITF

Biden blasts ‘extreme’ GOP in Labor Day swing-state trips to Milwaukee, Pittsburgh | News | tribdem.com

Activists and party faithful applaud Biden’s forceful speech | Local News | phillytrib.com

President Biden Discusses Marijuana With Senate Candidate Fetterman At Labor Day Meeting – Marijuana Moment

PA governor’s race has been wild this summer. Here’s what you missed. (ydr.com)

What happened this summer in the Fetterman vs. Oz Senate race? (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

WSJ Poll: Independent Voters Now Leaning Democrat in Midterm Elections (politicspa.com)

Seven races that could determine control of the House | ABC27

How Pa. Sen. candidates compare on jobs and labor | WITF

What to know so you’re registered, ready to vote in the Nov. 8 election – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

The MAGA threat isn’t just in Washington. We’re facing it in Pa., too | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Red wave crashing? GOP momentum slips as fall sprint begins | TribLIVE.com



‘Landmark’ climate law turns up the power on Pa. solar, wind, hydropower energy projects | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania will miss September RGGI auction as court battle continues | StateImpact Pennsylvania (npr.org)

Pennsylvania anglers asked to report trash in waterways through fishing app (inquirer.com)



I-83 Queen Street overpass repairs cost up to $1.5 million after hits (ydr.com)

Megabus expands bus services throughout Pennsylvania (abc27.com)



‘Tranq’ isn’t just a Philly problem. But it will take city officials, healthcare workers to fix it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)


State News

The question for PA child welfare: How can more children be saved? (ydr.com)


National News

A special master will review Mar-a-Lago documents seized by FBI : NPR

Fox News producer’s email about Pirro surfaces in Dominion defamation lawsuit : NPR

Uvalde students return to school for the first time since May’s deadly shooting | TPR

Child poverty estimates point to a record low in 2021 | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Russia sanctions 25 more Americans, including actors Sean Penn, Ben Stiller (inquirer.com)


Local News

Team USA selects Marietta resident Jake Sitler to compete in Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships | Local Sports | lancasteronline.com

New interest in Catasauqua Iron Works site (mcall.com)

Luzerne County tackling more deteriorated roads | Times Leader

Carbon County residents applaud Mauch Chunk Lake beach restrictions | News | standardspeaker.com

Berks remains under flood watch (readingeagle.com)



Boil water advisory in effect for 2 Beaver County communities | TribLIVE.com

Annual Labor Day Parade returns to Downtown Pittsburgh; attendees not deterred by rain | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New hydroelectric facility on Ohio River to power county government operations | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



City shines light on workplace protection laws | Local News | phillytrib.com

Made in America makes triumphant return | Music | phillytrib.com

Philly’s Black Republicans face uphill battle in engaging voters (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia mayor election: Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Derek Green are running (inquirer.com)

On Labor Day in Philly, unions celebrated with a parade but warned of challenges ahead (inquirer.com)



Biden Administration Has Admitted One Million Migrants to Await Hearings – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Inflation Reduction Act is just another step toward government-run healthcare | Opinion – pennlive.com