Pennsylvania Perspective for Monday, April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022


New State Carbon Pricing Rules Go Into Effect

Governor Wolf’s carbon pricing regulations were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin over the weekend, making them official and also moving the state even closer to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). WESA has more.

More Diverse Candidates Are on the Ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, But Latinos Are Largely Left Out

Although the state’s redistricting commission believed that new state legislative maps would increase diversity amongst state Representatives, Latino candidates are still underrepresented compared to its population in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Capital-Star has more.

Education Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega to Resign This Week

Current Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Hagarty will take over as Acting Secretary beginning next week. Fox43 has more.


Philadelphia Is the Only Top-10 U.S. City Where Lawmakers Are Still Meeting Virtually

Philadelphia City Council is still conducting its meetings and hearings completely virtually. In contrast, its counterparts across the state and country have been back to convening in person. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.

Five Takeaways from An Investigation of the Crisis in Philadelphia Jails

Philadelphia jails faced a variety of challenges that have been worsened during the pandemic. Read more from the Inquirer.

Why Some Health Experts Worry That Philadelphia’s Switch on Masks May Backfire

After the city reversed a new mask mandate days after imposing it, some health experts are concerned that its credibility with citizens has been impacted. The Philadelphia Inquirer has more.

Philadelphia Has a Backlog of 34,000 Abandoned-Car Complaints–and the City Has No Solution

Residents are waiting longer than they have in years for the city to tow abandoned vehicles. The issue has become more severe since the pandemic. The Inquirer has more.


Local Self-Driving Leaders Urge Government Buy-In

Industry leaders in self driving technology say more government support is needed to enable continued testing and development in Pittsburgh. WESA has more.

How Bridge Inspection Laws Were Hidden From Public View

A Post-Gazette investigation turned up thousands of notes on bridges across Pennsylvania prepared by inspectors, which were later deleted from publicly-accessible PennDOT databases.

Lee Daniels Filming Demon House in Pittsburgh

The Netflix film Demon House, written and directed by Lee Daniels, is set to begin shooting in Pittsburgh. The City Paper has more.


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