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Expert tips to prevent cavities for Children’s Dental Health Month

Dr. Sam Mansour, a dentist in Erie, Pennsylvania chair for National Children’s Dental Health Month and one of the few general dentists in Erie who works with special-needs patients along with treating underprivileged children, said tooth decay prevention is critical for kids, noting the American Dental Association has long advocated adding fluoride to drinking water.

Shapiro wants to tax skill games. He must first navigate Pa.’s wealthy, warring gambling interests.

As part of his budget pitch this year, Gov. Josh Shapiro says he wants to regulate and tax skill games to raise tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

In making this proposal, the Democrat wades into a years-old battle for dominance of the gambling industry, which last year contributed $2.3 billion in tax revenue to the commonwealth’s coffers.

Still haggling over Delaware’s unclaimed property windfall, Pa. Treasury faces class-action suit

Pennsylvania Treasury spokesperson Erik Arneson said the states and MoneyGram are now working with the special master to work out the intricacies of a settlement, including how much Delaware should pay, how much MoneyGram should pay and what portion of the money owed should be repaid with interest. Treasurer Stacy Garrity estimated after the 2023 decision that Pennsylvania could receive nearly $19 million. Delaware’s total liability could top $400 million.

Biden administration picks airports for nearly $1 billion in terminal upgrades

Four airports in Pennsylvania will receive funding: Philadelphia International Airport will receive $20.4 million to partially fund HVAC, electrical efficiency improvements to its terminal building. And as the Capital-Star reported Wednesday, Harrisburg International Airport will receive $7.5 million; Pittsburgh International Airport will receive $5.3 million; and Lancaster Airport will receive $2.7 million under the program.