President Joe Biden salutes a member of the armed forces during his first visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Jan. 30. (Source: whitehouse.gov)
President Joe Biden salutes a member of the armed forces during his first visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Jan. 30. (Source: whitehouse.gov)

Headlines:

Gov. Wolf to propose rebalancing education spending, raising income tax rate in 2021-22 budget: Gov. Wolf is proposing a "major overhaul of public school finance" directed at fixing funding inequities. The change would be funded by a personal income tax increase from 3.07% to 4.49%. Wolf is delivering his annual budget address today via video. (Source: WITF)

Lancaster County water quality to benefit from Lancaster Farmland Trust conservation grant: The trust received state grant of more than $600,000 — it's largest conservation grant ever — to make on-farm improvements in East Lampeter Township. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster County ranks 45th in state for per-capita Covid-19 vaccinations: Only 5.5% of the county population has received part or all of the vaccination, lower than the 6.5% county average in Pa. and only half of the state's leading counties. (Source: LNP)

Only 27 of 140 laws enacted in Pa. in 2020 dealt with pandemic: The General Assembly spent much of its time wrangling with Gov. Tom Wolf's administration, leaving proposed election law changes and fixes to the Rental Relief program stalled. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Senate narrowly votes to advance Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package. (Source: UPI) China to send 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine abroad. (Source: AP) AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid-19 vaccine is 76% effective after 90 days. (Source: UPI) Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup. (Source: Reuters) Officer Brian Sicknick becomes fifth private citizen to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda after defending against Jan. 6 insurrection. (Source: UPI)

Olivia Smucker