Today’s News :: June 23, 2017


 Court ruling raises $100 million question: How can Pa. spend drilling riches?



Pre-K funding increase would help York students



Berks County residents could see tax hike in 2018


It’s time for Pa. to stop papering over its budget holes: Frank Dermody




Measure takes aim at health care billing disputes


Bill would regulate Pennsylvania’s tattoo shops


Sen. Alloway proposes charitable trust to steer kids away from prison



Bizzarro-backed bill to protect animals heads governor


Editorial: Legislature must stop rolling dice on revenue needs




Take two: Labor & Industry re-launches modernization of jobless benefits computer system



Wolf signs bill allowing tech students to waive Keystone exams





Siemens signs lease for space in ex-Sony plant



Siemens’ move to RIDC Westmoreland won’t create new jobs, company says



St. Marys council approves co-op agreement with Straub Brewery





Berks commissioner researches privatizing county prison


Juror in Bill Cosby trial offers a window into tense, deadlocked deliberations





New Kensington-Arnold School District recalls 15 furloughed teachers


Hazleton Area superintendent steps down for new job


Judge tosses I-LEAD’s suit against Reading School District


Health Care


Senate GOP health-care bill addresses big problem of Obamacare – but could cause even bigger one


Pennsylvania stands to lose $4.5B for Medicaid under Senate health care bill


Pelosi’s partisan pick on jobs analysis of health-care bill


Groups push back on U.S. Senate health care proposal


Senate bill for Obamacare repeal would ‘destabilize’ Pa. health care system: state official


As Democrats blast Senate GOP health-care plan, Toomey says it’s a ‘constructive first step’


Opinions on health care bill fall mostly along party lines in Pa.


Philly methadone clinic doctor: Medicaid cuts will kill people


Protesters upset with health bill hold vigil outside Toomey’s office


Judge dismisses lawsuit against UPMC over doctors’ bonuses


Geisinger gets $150K grant for autism research


Local News


Blue Angels prep for the Westmoreland County Airshow


Luzerne County receives grant for courthouse restoration


Wilkes-Barre’s general fund balance grows to $10.3 million in May


New flood maps could reveal changes


Loyalhanna Dam’s 75th anniversary to be highlighted by tours, activities


Taxpayers to save $120K next year with Westmoreland’s switch to T-Mobile


Latrobe sewage costs to increase this year


Murrysville, county move forward on trailhead project


West Side trail prompts concern


Cheswick owes Springdale for water labor costs, judge rules


Locals celebrating 230 years of Beaver Meadows


Carbon commissioners note Cooperative Extension’s 100th year


Reading Parking Authority sends notices to parking violators


Monaca to vote to support Paris climate accord


Lancaster city to launch bicycle network, bike-share program


Montgomery County commissioners name new solicitor


Coal Creek Commerce Center to expand


Report: West Chester experiencing ‘remarkable’ growth


Medical Marijuana


Inside a medical marijuana grow facility: A preview of things to come in Pa.?


Rejected Lehigh Valley marijuana applicants question scoring


Opioid Crisis


At the source: Makers of opioids deserve scrutiny from state AGs




Kenney to Trump administration: Our sanctuary-city policies are legal


Philly misses full bounty of Shops at Schmidts sale, as transfer-tax shortfalls persist


Philadelphians could be on the hook for political campaign expenses


At Philly DA Seth Williams’ trial, benefactor testifies ‘it’s good to know someone in power’


Car towed in W. Philly; girl, 7, asleep inside


Cleanliness next to godliness as Jehovah’s Witnesses scrub Liacouras Center


Philadelphia Council bill would mandate affordable units in every development


Council passes dozens of bills in pre-summer crunch


City says new trash cans coming; Controller says they’re a waste


Rebuild program is an investment in city neighborhoods


SEPTA approves express bus for Roosevelt Boulevard




Overpass park designed to celebrate Hill District history


Allegheny County police moving to Parkway Center


Port Authority forms subcommittee to look at automated payment system


North Side residents get glimpse of reconfigured traffic circle


$5,500 grants given to 6 Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship alumni


Pittsburgh groups to celebrate bike lanes’ 10th ‘birthday’ with free cake


Demolition crew razing the rest of Penn Plaza apartments in East Liberty


Pittsburgh Public Schools board examines suspension practices




Penn State ‘has a tuition problem’ state audit finds; out-of-state students accepted at higher rates


Audit: Penn State most expensive public university in Big Ten conference


Penn State fails to ensure background checks for youth camps staff, state audit says


Penn State’s tuition soars and university “appears” to favor foreign students, auditor general says


Points of disagreement: Penn State, Auditor General DePasquale disagree over board size, open records


5 years after Sandusky conviction, many unresolved issues


State News


National Geographic show will feature live wildlife shots from southwestern Pa.


The state’s ‘first spirits boutique’ is open in the Strip District




PennDot hires Hill to widen I-95 in Philly


Ramp from I-579 to Boulevard of the Allies in Pittsburgh to close this weekend


Passenger record set as airport celebrates 70th birthday


Route 662 bridge upgrade completed




Fact checking Trump’s Iowa Rally


Trump’s putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa


Keystone Job Corps praised, feted for 50 years of impact