Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.18.20

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

Editorial: Lawmakers Should Have Listened To The People On Redistricting Reform

Editorial: Voting By Mail A Nonpartisan Issue

Editorial: Probation Bill Major Step For Justice

Rep. Metcalfe To Gov. Wolf: Resign Or Face Impeachment

Williamsport Responds To Possible Neo-Nazi Rally With Prayer, Barricades

Erie Catholic Diocese Facing Lawsuit Over Fund For Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Victims

Pennsylvania’s June Unemployment Rate Was Down 0.4% To 13% [PaCN]

AP-Marc Levy: June Jobless Rate Slid Down In PA, Payrolls Jumped

Editorial: State Workers Should Talk To People Still Waiting For Unemployment Checks

Penn State Freezes Tuition, Reduces Room And Board

Scranton School District To Seek Approval For Major Tax Increase

Op-Ed: Residential School Property Taxes Are A Burden On Both Young And Old

Editorial: Feds Should Help Schools, Not Hinder

AG Shapiro Sues Predatory Philly Towing Companies

AG Sues To Shut Down 3 Philly Tow-Trucks Companies He Said Used Pit Bulls, Threats To ‘Extort’ Customers


Parnell Closes Funding Gap, Outraises Cong. Lamb In Last Quarter

The Guardian: Trump Clashes With Fox News Interviewer Fact-Checking His False Claim About Biden

George Floyd Protests

Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Creating PA State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission

Wolf Announces New Citizen Oversight Panel For Law Enforcement

AP: Lehigh County DA: No Basis For Charges Against Allentown Cop Who Put Knee On Head Of Protester

Protesters Do Not Accept Lehigh DA Decision On Allentown Police Officer

Reading Looks To Youth For Guidance, More Equitable Future

Mayor Of Portland To Trump: Get Your Troops Out Of The City


Gov. Wolf: Dashboard Data Shows Virus Case Increases In Multiple Counties With High Percentage Of Positives

Reid Frazier: After 5 New Virus Cases, Shell Puts Testing Site At Ethane Plant In Beaver County

Inside Montgomery County’s Effort To Trace Every COVID-19 Case

AP: Restaurants To Fight Back Against New Virus Restrictions; Sports Teams Want Fans In Stands

Bars In Westmoreland Introduce Cheap Eats To Comply With Virus Restrictions

Allegheny County Reopens Indoor Dining At 25% Capacity; Restaurateurs Weigh In

PA Winemakers Call For Clarity In New Virus Mitigation Measures

PLS Reporter: Republicans Call For Wolf To Release Funding To Lebanon County

Editorial: Time To Overcome Our Weariness With Resolve To Stay Safe

Dept. Of Health Reported 19 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 1,032 Cases [PaCN]  7.17.20

PA Names Counties To Watch For Virus Increases: Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Indiana, Lawrence, York, Lebanon, Philadelphia, Dauphin, Westmoreland

As Philly Doctors Learn More About COVID-19, Death Rate Drops

PA Nursing Home Data Used To Track COVID-19 Deaths, Cases Riddled With Errors

Op-Ed: Nursing Homes Need Coronavirus Testing Funding

3 Former PA Governors Voice Support For Wolf Administration Response To COVID-19 [PaCN]

Jan Murphy: 3 Fmr PA Governors Voice Support For Wolf’s COVID-19 Measures

Gov. Wolf: Congress Must Take Action To Provide Financial Relief To Restaurants

State Police Issues 44 Warnings To Liquor Establishments Not Complying With COVID-19 Requirements

Rep. Metcalfe To Gov. Wolf: Resign Or Face Impeachment

Lehigh Valley Schools Grapple With Shifting State Guidelines On Reopening

Philly Parents Scrambling To Plan For 3 Days A Week Of Virtual School

Editorial: Reopening Plan For Philly Schools Exposes Bigger Weaknesses In System

Obituary For Nobuko Bucy In Pittsburgh Who Died Of COVID-19 Says "In-Lieu Of Flowers PLEASE WEAR A MASK"

92% Of People Who Applied For Unemployment Received Payment

Pennsylvania’s June Unemployment Rate Was Down 0.4% To 13% [PaCN]

Editorial: State Workers Should Talk To People Still Waiting For Unemployment Checks

PennDOT Works To Catch Up With Making License Plates After Pandemic Shutdowns

Other States/National

Texas Requests More Mortuary Trucks As Virus Deaths Hit Triple Digits

The Guardian: Florida’s ‘Mini-Trump’ Governor Under Growing Pressure As COVID-19 Cases Surge

The Guardian: California Announces Strict Rules That Will Keep Most Schools Closed

The Guardian: ‘The Virus Doesn’t Care About Excuses” U.S. Faces Autumn As COVID-19 Surges - Cases Up 50%, Deaths Up 42%

NPR: With CDC Out Of Data Collection Loop, Some State Hospital Groups Can’t Get COVID-19 Info

AP: Reality Shows Shortfalls Of Trump’s Claim To ‘Best Testing’

AP: Millions Of Kids Told Full Return To School In Fall Unlikely

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