Berks County Residential Center (Source: Human Rights First)
Berks County Residential Center (Source: Human Rights First)

Headlines:

Gov. Tom Wolf proposes final budget of $47.3 billion: It calls for $1.5 billion in new education spending, minimum wage increases and a lower corporate income tax. Republicans slammed the proposal, while reactions from advocacy groups were a mixed bag. (Source: Capital-Star)

A Q&A with new county Commissioner John Trescot: Trescot said he plans to bring an engineer's focus on fact to his work, and is eager to tackle the county's acute staffing shortage and take a deep dive into its budget. (Source: LNP)

Bill would authorize doctors to prescribe unproved Covid-19 treatments: The proposal comes after a doctor was fired for prescribing ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. (Source: CBS 21)

Berks County reopens immigrant detention center: The Berks County Residential Center now appears to be a women-only facility, immigration attorneys said. (Source: WITF)

National/world roundup: McConnell rebukes RNC over Jan. 6. (Source: AP) Protesters call for Minnesota police chief's ouster. (Source: NPR) Jacobellis wins U.S.' first Olympic gold. (Source: UPI) Analysis: Nationwide, redistricting is creating safe seats, eliminating competition. (Source: Reuters) UCLA to pay $243.6 million to settle sex abuse lawsuits against gynecologist. (Source: USA Today)

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