Pa. Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier testifies to the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Source: Pa. House Appropriations Committee)
Pa. Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier testifies to the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Source: Pa. House Appropriations Committee)

Headlines:

SDL to drop mask mandate: The School District of Lancaster will adopt a mask-optional policy on Monday, the last county school district to do so. (Source: LNP)

Labor & Industry head questioned on unemployment system issues: House Appropriations Committee members said constituents are complaining about delays and lack of customer service. Secretary Jennifer Berrier said the unemployment office lost 1,100 of its 1,300 contract employees when federal Covid-19 benefits expired. (Source: WGAL)

Biden approval rating at lowest ever in F&M poll: His overall approval rating is 30% among Pennsylvanians in the survey, with respondents expressing concern about the economy and their own financial situation. (Source: LNP)

Pa. school pension system to discuss Russian disinvestment: The Public School Employees’ Retirement System has about $300 million invested in Russia and Belarus, or less than 0.5% of its assets. (Source: Fox 43)

National/world roundup: 1 million refugees flee Ukraine, Russians capture port. (Source: UPI) Jan. 6 committee says evidence indicates Trump engaged in criminal conspiracy. (Source: USA Today) Oath Keeper pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy on Jan. 6. (Source: ABC News) Amazon to close its physical bookstores. (Source: NPR)

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