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BC-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

January 31, 2019

Good morning! 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

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.

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.

IN BRIEF:

_ 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.

_ PAVING COMPANY WAREHOUSE FIRE _ A large warehouse fire is burning out of control at a western Pennsylvania paving company.

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