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Thursday, May 18

(Source: OUL)

• PPL electric rates dropping 17%: The change takes effect June 1. (Source: LNP)

• How are counties spending opioid settlement money?: Counties have discretion over 70% of Pennsylvania’s allocation; permissible uses are outlined in Exhibit E. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• WellSpan plans ‘neighborhood’ hospitals in Cumberland, York counties: They will have emergency departments and up to 10 inpatient beds. Exact locations have not been disclosed. (Source: WITF)

• Rep. Smucker calls student loan forgiveness a ‘bailout’: He made his comments during a U.S. House committee session with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Pa. budget would boost local government cooperation: The Municipal Assistance Program, which pays up to half the cost of intermunicipal cost-saving initiatives. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Nation/world: Texas legislature approves bill banning gender-affirming care for minors. (Source: UPI) Republicans reject bill to expel Santos from House. (Source: NPR) Russia continues missile attacks against Kyiv. (Source: BBC News) Appeals court appears sympathetic to invalidate approval of mifepristone. (Source: ABC News) Chinese loans saddle poor countries with unaffordable debt. (Source: AP)