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Wednesday, March 1

Food items ready for packing are pictured at the Central PA Food Bank. It and other food banks are projecting increased demand due to the end of enhanced SNAP benefits. (Source:

• Acting Superintendent Matt Przywara expects to receive superintendent credential by July 1: That will answer one of the chief objections voiced by supporters of Rocky Torres, his rival to head the School District of Lancaster. (Source: LNP)

• Enhanced SNAP benefits end: More than 1.8 million Pennsylvanians, including just over 55,000 in Lancaster County, are losing the extra monthly funding for food implemented during the pandemic. (Source: ABC 27)

• Education fair funding advocates expect reform in Gov. Shapiro’s budget: They say the state’s plan for funding K-12 schools should reflect fair funding’s recent win in Commonwealth Court. (Source: AP)

• Climate change increases flood risk along Susquehanna River: Flood damage in the river’s watershed already averages $150 million a year. (Source: StateImpact PA)

• Senate committee subpoenas Norfolk Southern CEO: State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Adams, chairs the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, which issued the summons. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: 36 dead in Greek train crash. (Source: UPI) Senate grills AG Garland. (Source: ABC News) Eli Lilly caps insulin cost at $35/month. (Source: NBC News) Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot loses re-election bid. (Source: CNN) New House committee on countering China convenes. (Source: AP)