PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories On Harrisburg/PA Politics Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else

— Gov. Shapiro

— Post-Gazette Editorial: Shapiro Perks Suggest Ethical Backsliding In Harrisburg

— PA Senate/House Transition

— PA Capital-Star: House Speaker Previews Rules Proposal As Legal Relief For Child Abuse Survivors Advances

— PA Capital-Star: PA House Speaker Headed For Clash With Senate Republicans On Child Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Bill

— AP: Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window Passed Again By PA House, Senate Action Unclear

— WITF: Tension During PA House Special Session On Child Sexual Abuse Threatens Bipartisan Hopes

— PennLive – Jan Murphy: PA House Focuses On Legal Relief For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

— Post-Gazette – Ford Turner: PA House Returned To Work Fought Over Rules Moved Constitutional Amendment On Child Sexual Abuse Victims Forward

— PennLive – Jan Murphy: Sexual Harassment Claims Leads To PA House Wrangling Over Expanding Its Policy

— Ohio/PA Train Derailment

— Feb. 22: Gov. Shapiro Ensuring Local PA Fire Departments Are Reimbursed By Norfolk Southern For Contaminated Equipment  [PaEN]

— Feb. 21: Gov. Shapiro Visits Ohio/EPA Train Derailment Site; Beaver County To Give Update Hear More From Residents; Case Referred To AG For Criminal Investigation  [PaEN]

​​Feb. 20: DEP Provides Update On Actions Monitoring Air, Water For Impacts From Ohio/PA Train Derailment  [PaEN]

— Feb. 25: DEP Has Collected Water Samples From Nearly Every Private Well In PA Within One Mile Of Norfolk Southern Derailment Site; Results Expected Next Week  [PaEN]

— Sen. Mastriano: PA Senate Committee Hosts Hearing Highlight Effects Of Norfolk Southern Ohio/PA Train Derailment Emergency Response Effortst

— Post-Gazette – Ford Turner: PA Residents Describe The Horror Of Ohio/PA Train Derailment At PA Senate Hearing; ‘The Whole Sky Was Black’

— TribLive: PA Senate Committee Hears 5 Hours Of Testimony On Ohio/PA Train Derailment

— PA Emergency Management Agency Opens New Ohio/PA Train Derailment Webpage

— PA Lawmakers Call For Suspension Of Federal Regulations Allowing Rail Transport Of LNG Natural Gas In Wake Of Train Derailment

— November 2022 Election

— Spotlight PA: Unequal County Election Policies Disenfranchised PA Voters In 2022

— TribLive: Allegheny County Voter Turnout Rises With A Boost From Mail-In Voting

— Election Reform/2020 Election Fallout

— PennLive: Lycoming County Judge Reviewing Ballot Images As Challenge To 2020 Results Continues

— State Constitutional Amendments

— Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To More Than 70 Proposed Amendments To State Constitution

— PA Politics Of Russian Invasion

— TribLive: Gasoline Prices Edge Lower In Pittsburgh, Across PA While National Average Unchanged

— AAA Gasoline Prices: PA Average $3.68, National $3.41

— Scranton Times: Slumping Natural Gas Prices May Hold Relief For UGI Customers

— Reuters: Chesapeake Energy To Reduce Drilling This Year Amid Natural Gas Price Slump

— Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas Prices Plunge, And Drillers Dial Back

— Bloomberg: Natural Gas Prices Drop To Pandemic-Era Low As U.S. Supply Glut Worsens

— Baker Hughes: PA Natural Gas Drill Rigs Up 3 From Last Week To 25

— Reuters: Drillers Cut Most Oil And Gas Rigs In A Month Since June 2020

— Financial Times: Freeport, TX LNG Natural Gas Export Plant Reopens, But Safety Concerns Persist After Explosion

— The Guardian: U.S. Energy Firms Use Ukraine War To Lock In Long-Term Natural Gas Contracts

— PA/Harrisburg Politics Potpourri

— PA Capital-Star: Legislative Gift Ban Advocates Hope For Action After 20 Years Of No Action

— 5 Ways PA Legislature Can Improve Transparency Almost Overnight

— PennLive – John Baer: Who Will PA’s Presidential Picks Be A Year From Now?

— Budget 2023

— PA Capital-Star: PA’s Budget Future: Surpluses Could Give Way To Huge Deficits

— The Center Square – Anthony Hennen: Report: PA’s Tax Burden Still A Mixed Bag

— COVID Pandemic/Health

— MCall: Lehigh Valley Health Network Reports Cyberattack From Suspected Russian Ransomware  Group

— PA Economy

— The Center Square – Anthony Hennen: Report: PA’s Tax Burden Still A Mixed Bag

— MCall: Lehigh Valley Health Network Reports Cyberattack From Suspected Russian Ransomware  Group