Good Monday morning, Dear Researchers.
As of this writing, there are just over two weeks left before voters head to the polls (or cast or drop their ballots) in Pennsylvania’s nationally monitored primary election. the May 17which include high-stakes races for Governor and the US Senate, as well as some key legislative contests across the Commonwealth.
First, if you are not registered to vote, today is your last day to do so. You can register to vote here. Not sure if you are registered or not? You can check your registration status here.
But, as they say, caveat emptor: The Pennsylvania primaries are open only to registered Democrats and Republicans. So if you are independent, Green, Libertarianor even Jedi, You are unlucky. However, there is a movement underway to change that.
Some other key information:
The deadline to apply for a mail-in or mail-in voting is May 10 at 5 p.m.
If you are registered to vote, you can find your polling place here.
Curious to know who will appear on your ballot? The Capital-Star also got you covered there.
For more coverage on the primary election, issues and candidates, head over to our website and click on the “Election 2022” tongue.
Need to keep up to date with the issues? Our staff covered last week’s proceedings for the US Senate and the Governor. Here’s a quick way to get up to speed:
In 2020, outdoor recreation contributed over $32 billion to Pennsylvania’s GDP, Cassie Miller reports in this week’s edition of The numbers racketfurther reducing the beneficial effects of outdoor recreation on the state economy.
In a recently filed federal lawsuitthe American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania that the Town of Harrisburg imposed “unconstitutional restrictions on public gatherings” and asked a judge to block the city’s enforcement of its permit system and associated fees, Cassie Miller also reports.
Pennsylvania public school nurses stressed by pandemic are overworked and stretched, Marley Parish reports in a must-read story about these essential frontline workers.
the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a fuel waiver to allow the sale of a higher ethanol blend gasoline at service stations this summer, an attempt by the Biden Administration reduce soaring fuel prices, Ariana Figueroa, star journalist from the capital in Washington reports.
As the school year draws to a close and budgeting season approaches, our partners at City and State AP take a look at the impact that the landmark Pennsylvania schools funding lawsuit could have on this year’s tax derby.
And as he rings in his one hundred and fiftieth birthday, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County looks to a better futureour partners at Pittsburgh City Paper report.
the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission recently proposed statewide regulations affirming that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is a form of gender discriminationour partners from Philadelphia Gay News report.
In the Estrella-Capital: A panel of the Camera of Representatives of Estados Unidos directed misinformation investigation to the communities of color. Y los nuevos textos de Pa. muestran El “papel clave” del Representative Scott Perry, R-10th District, al tratar de anular los resultsados de las elecciones del 2020.
On our feedback page this morning: Since donald trump in Russia, Hillary Clinton keeps doing it right, regular notice Dick Polman writing. And spring brings new life, so promote compassionate release for our incarcerated neighborsthe Reverend Sandra Straussof Pennsylvania Council of Churcheswriting.
Old Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was imprisoned while awaiting a hearing on an impaired driving arrest, the Applicant reports.
With rising real estate prices, Black home ownership in Pittsburgh has declinedthe Post-Gazette reports.
Pennsylvanians will have to wait a little longer for Swiss Post to deliver some packages, PennLive reports.
Some of the Republican gubernatorial candidates blamed county GOP committees of a ‘shakedown’ to accuse them speak at their events, LancasterOnline reports.
York’s Daily Record flows some of the “lingering” questions about a Satan Club project in a York County school district.
Jim Martin, Lehigh County District Attorney settled a defamation case against a local blogger who had accused him of rigging business, the morning call reports.
A Florida nonprofit organization is expand its operations to help diabetic children in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Voice of citizens reports.
BillyPenn has pictures of Sunday Broad Street run in Philadelphia.
Penn State hosted a “Night of Remembrance” last week to remember the students who died this year, WPSU-FM reports.
PolicyAP flows last week’s winners and losers in state politics.
City and State Pa. has what you need to know about ongoing efforts to reduce state corporate tax rate.
State Supreme Courts slowly starting to look like the rest of the country, Stateline.org reports.
Call flows what you need to watch for in tuesday’s party primaries in Indiana and Ohio.
Here is your #Harrisburg Instagram of the day:
What is happening
The House and Senate are absent until after the primary. So, as you can imagine, it’s a light file today.
10 a.m., East Hempfield Township. Building, Landisville, Pennsylvania: Senate Majority Policy Committee
1:00 p.m., Cetronia Ambulance Corps HQ, Allentown: House Democratic Policy Committee
What’s Going On (Naked Political Edition)
5:30 p.m.: Reception for the State House Nominee Thomas Kutz. Admission costs from $150 to $1,000, depending, as always, on the depth of your enthusiasm.
At the time of this writing, Governor Tom Wolf has no public schedule today.
You say it’s your birthday Dept.
Best wishes this morning to the regular reader Jim Hertzler, of Cumberland County, celebrating today. Congratulations and have a good day.
Here is an absolute classic of Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians which appeared while I was preparing this newsletter. It’s the wonderful – and not a bit weird -‘The balloon man.
Monday Free Baseball Link
Baltimore removed one Boston on Sunday. the Os beat the Sox 9-5 at home at Camden shipyards.
And now you are up to date.