Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.17.20

Call Of President Pro Tempore
House returns to voting session Sept. 15 or at the Call Of The House Speaker

Paul Muschick: PA Mail-In Voting: Following Directions Is Crucial To Making Your Vote Count

Only Half Of Philly Has Filled Out The Census

Cap-Star: No Christmas In NYC For PA Politicos As PA Society Bash Canceled

Jan Murphy: Annual PA Society Gala In NYC Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Stephen Caruso: Wolf Opposes Open Records Bill, Despite Unanimous Support

Independent Fiscal Office Projects $583 Million Shortfall In Key School District, Municipal Revenues In FY 2020-21

Gaming Board Reports Total Gaming Revenue Down 51.1% In June Compared To 2019

Total Gaming Revenues Down 18% In FY 2019-20 Compared To 2019

AP: PA Casino Revenues Down 18% In Fiscal Year, Hammered By Pandemic

Mini-Casino In Westmoreland To Hire More Than 500

Hollywood Casino At Penn National Reopens After Long Lockdown

Cap-Star: ‘A Pyrrhic Victory’ As Senate Sends Probation Bill To House

Jan Murphy: State System Of Higher Ed Exploring Costs Of Combining Some Universities

Plan Could Integrate 6 State Universities, Including California U., Clarion, Edinboro, Slippery Rock

State System Chancellor: High-Stakes Decisions, Including Mergers, Will Be Needed 

Major Change Could Be Coming For PA’s State-Owned Universities

Penn State Denies Removal Of Tweet Was Related To Welcoming Conservative Views

Ousted Lincoln University President Has Sued Trustees


National Groups Come To Aid Of Democrat Challenging Cong. Fitzpatrick In Bucks

DePasquale Raised More Cash Than Cong. Perry In 2nd Quarter

AP: Trump’s Grand Republican Convention Plans Shrink As Virus Surges

Democratic Officials Tell Party Members Not To Attend National Convention

Op-Ed: Justice In Policing Act Will Help Address Systemic Racism In Policing - Sen. Casey

George Floyd Protests

Head Of Pittsburgh Police Review Board Says Broader Authority Must Come From State

Wilkes-Barre Council Rejects Citizen Police Review Board


Gov. Wolf: New COVID-19 Restrictions Will Last Until Further Notice, Behavior, Numbers Will Dictate How Long

Gov. Wolf: New Virus Indoor Restrictions Do Not Apply To Religious Institutions

Have PA Bars, Restaurants Found A Loophole In Wolf’s New Mandates?

What Constitutes A Meal?  Lehigh Valley Bars, Wineries, Breweries Scramble To Comply With Wolf’s Restrictions

Central PA Restaurant Owners To Join As One Voice Against Wolf’s Orders

PA Veterans’ Clubs Try To Keep Doors Open After Pandemic Shutdown, Some Remain Closed

‘We’re Scapegoats’ Say Suburban Philly Restaurant, Bar Owners Fighting Back At Tighter Virus Restrictions

Why Do PA Restaurants Face Tougher COVID-19 Restrictions?

Ford Turner: Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Blast, Praise Wolf’s Latest Virus Order “I Don’t Believe The Governor Understands Rural Pennsylvania”

Dauphin County Coroner Vents About COVID-19 Mask Mandates

Editorial: Wolf Right To Impose New Restrictions, But Missed An Opportunity To Work With Republican Lawmakers

York County Hospitals Prepared To Handle ‘Alarming Escalation’ In COVID-19 Cases

AP: Wolf Yanks Virus Funding From Rebellious Lebanon County

Gov. Wolf: Lebanon County Excluded From CARES Funds Because They Didn’t Follow The Rules, 66  Other Counties Did

Spotlight PA: Lawmakers Want Voters to Weaken Governor’s Emergency Powers, Boost Their Own

Nearly 1,100 Lancaster County Residents Lost Jobs Last Week As Virus Impact Continues

Teens And Employers Both Struggle To Fill Seasonal Student Jobs In Summer Of COVID-19

Gov. Wolf: $50 Million Now Available To Pay Hazard Pay For Life-Sustaining Businesses, Deadline July 31

Stephen Caruso: Some PA Workers Could Get Temporary Hazard Pay Under New Grant

Nonprofit Recruited 31,000 Volunteers For COVID-19 Vaccine Human Trial

750 Pittsburghers Will Participate In First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Thru UPMC, Pitt

Wallace McKelvey: Hospital Must Continue To Report Virus Data To PA Amid Federal Shakeup

Editorial: Return CDC To Virus Data Loop

Allegheny County Health Director Offers New Guidance On Who Should Be Tested

Op-Ed: Time For State Lawmakers, Wolf To Fund Virus Testing

Op-Ed: When Grandpa Tested Positive For COVID-19

Dept. of Education Provides Updated Guidance To Safely Reopen PA Schools

From Masks To Buses To Recess, State Unveils Guidance For School Roopening Plans

Jan Murphy: PA Teachers Union Urges Wolf To Require Schools Have Online Option For Reopening

Dickinson Colleges Suspends In-Person Instruction For Fall Semester

Penn State Says More Than Half Of its Fall Semester Classes Will Be Online Only

PA Post: As State Prisons Ease Virus-Related Restrictions, County Detainees Remain In Lockdowns

Andrew Maykuth: PUC Keeps Ban On Utility Shutoffs In PA After Another Tie Vote

Dept. Of Health Reported 16 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19 [PaCN] 7.16.20

Gov. Wolf: $10 Million In New Funding Available To Support Advancement Of COVID-19 Treatments

Giant Eagle Defends Mask Policy In Answer To Lawsuit

PIAA Announces Back-To-Practice Guidelines For Fall High School Sports

Erie Sewage Tests Show Spikes In COVID-19


Op-Ed: Toomey’s Opposition To Federal HEROES Act Is Bad For Pennsylvania

Op-Ed: Toomey Opposes The HEROES Act To Help States Cope With Pandemic

NPR: CDC Won’t Release School Guidance This Week As Anticipated

AP: COVID-19 Prompts Drastic Measures Around The Country As Death Tolls Set Records

NPR: Georgia’s [Republican] Governor Issues Order Rescinding Atlanta’s Local Mask Mandates

Target, Kohl’s, CBS Latest To Require Masks In All Stores

The Hill: Public Health Groups Denounce New Trump Move Sidelining CDC

AP: Russia Is Hacking Virus Vaccine Trials, U.S., UK, Canada Say

Another Study Shows No Hydroxychloroquine Benefit In COVID-19 Fight

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