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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

January 31, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

WOLF-INFRASTRUCTURE

HARRISBURG _ Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is planning to ask lawmakers to approve a multibillion-dollar plan to borrow money for a wide range of projects, from controlling floodwaters to fighting blight. Wolf, a Democrat, is unveiling the plan Thursday in more detail. The administration is proposing to borrow $4.5 billion and spend it over four years on a plan that ties together projects for both rural areas and downtowns. Approval will be up to the Republican-controlled Legislature. SENT: 423 words.

UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENTS

WASHINGTON _ Colleges made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by spending increases. A survey of more than 800 schools found that their endowments returned an average of 8.2 percent in 2018, a decrease over the year before but a major improvement over two sluggish years before that. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 639 words.

IN BRIEF:

_TOM BRADY JOKE-PRODUCER FIRED _ A Pittsburgh TV news producer who was fired for writing a graphic calling New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a “known cheater” says he was just trying to have a little fun.

_BROWN UNIVERSITY-STUDENT LAWSUIT _ Two Brown University students have sued the Ivy League school for back pay they say they earned in their supervisory jobs with school dining services.

_CONSTITUTION CENTER-CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT _ The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is opening the nation’s first permanent exhibit exploring the constitutional debates of the Civil War.

_PAVING COMPANY WAREHOUSE FIRE _ A fast-moving fire tore through a western Pennsylvania paving company’s warehouse as frigid temperatures hampered firefighters’ efforts to contain it.

_ BABYSITTER-INFANT KILLED _ A judge has sentenced a Pennsylvania woman to a maximum of 14 years in prison for the death of an infant she was babysitting.

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