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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, July 8

President Biden speaks to supporters at AFSCME Council 13 headquarters in Dauphin County on Sunday, July 7, 2024. (Source: AP)

• Tax-exempt properties complicate Lancaster’s revenue woes: There are nearly 700 exempt properties totaling $1 billion in assessed value in the city. Payments in lieu of taxes bring in about $2.2 million a year. (Source: LNP)

• Biden campaigns in Dauphin County: The president spoke at a barbecue at AFSCME union headquarters in Swatara Township. (Source: Fox 43)

• Heat, air quality advisories issued: The Lancaster area and surrounding counties will see temperatures in the 90s with high humidity today and Tuesday. That will lead to elevated ozone levels, prompting the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a Code Orange alert. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. restarts project to upgrade election IT: The Shapiro administration issued a vendor request for proposals to replace the state’s legacy election software. A previous effort under Gov. Tom Wolf was canceled. (Source: WITF)

• Revenues from fracking impact fees drop 36%: Pennsylvania collected $180 million from drillers in 2023, down $100 million from 2022. The state is seeing less drilling and natural gas prices have dropped, officials said. (Source: StateImpact PA)

• Nation/world: In letter, Biden says he won’t drop out. (Source: USA Today) Hurricane Beryl makes landfall in Texas. (Source: NPR) Boeing to plead guilty to misleading FAA. (Source: ABC News) Temperatures over past 12 months were highest on record. (Source: Guardian) Macron refuses French PM’s resignation. (Source: AP)