Thursday, July 2, 2020

Thursday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.2.20

[Call Of President Pro Tempore]
House returns to voting session July 7 & 8 [Call Of House Speaker]

Spotlight PA: PA Supreme Court: Republicans Can’t Force Gov. Wolf to End COVID-19 Disaster Declaration     Opinion: 

State Ends Fiscal Year With Revenues $3.2 Billion Below Estimates [PaCN]

AP: Pennsylvania Finishes Year $3 Billion Behind Because Of Pandemic

Spotlight PA: A Promising Year For PA Budget Ends With A $3.2 Billion Thud

Legislature To Consider Voting Reforms Before Next Election

Luzerne County Elections Officials Turn Focus To November

Philly Mayor Forms PAC To Boost Progressive Democrats

AP: Wolf Signs Criminal Record Bill To Reform Professional Licensing Rules

Jan Murphy: PA Builds On 2nd Chance Reforms For Ex-Offenders By Easing Employment Barriers

Lycoming Lawmakers Dealing With Jobless Claim Problems

Op-Ed: Skill Gambling Games Allow American Legion Post To Help Its Harrisburg Community

Op-Ed: Return To Racing At Meadows Provides Hope For Horse Racing Community

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Making It Easier For State-Owned Universities To Consolidate Or Affiliate

Lackawanna College Freezes Tuition, Establishes Scholarship

Penn State Releases COVID-19 Testing For Athletes

Penn State Athletics VP Admits ‘A Little Bit Of Pessimism’ About Whether Football Will Be Delayed Or Played At All

Will U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Force PA To Fund Religious Schools?  Not Quite, Officials Say

Man Sues Allentown Catholic Diocese, Hellertown School, Says Teacher Molested Him

Ford Turner: Allentown, Bethlehem, Reading Could Ban Consumer Fireworks Use Under Proposed Law

As Fireworks Complaints Rise, State Could Allow Scranton To Ban Consumer Fireworks

Lowering The Boom On Erie’s Fireworks

Op-Ed: After Weeks Of Nightly Fireworks, It’s Time To Tighten PA’s Laws

Republican Schuylkill County Commissioner Denies Sexualy Harrassment, Discrimination Claims

Op-Ed: Why Lehigh County DA Should Release Criminal Justice Data

Editorial: Can People Be Compelled To Unlock Their Phones For Police?


Cong. Perry Avoids Question Of Russia Paying Bounties For Killing U.S. Troops

Editorial: A Lawsuit Filed In Lancaster County By A Russian Bank With Ties To Putin, And Those Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops

AP: Trump, Top Officials Defend Response To Russian Bounties For Killing U.S. Troops

NYT: Trump Is In Trouble In PA, But ‘He’s Been Way Behind Before’

Op-Ed: Welcome To The United States Of ‘Idiocracy’ - Max Boot, Conservative Columnist

John Micek: Cong. Fitzpatrick Votes With Dems To Pass Infrastructure Bill, Republicans Call It ‘Nonsense’

Toomey Measure To Crack Down On Fentanyl Imports Moves Forward In U.S. Senate

George Floyd Protests

Sen. Baker: Senate Bills Will Help Restore Confidence In Police

Pittsburgh Council Poised To Create LGBTQ Commission, Address Racial Divide

Interfaith Vigil For Black Lives Lines Fifth Avenue In Pittsburgh

Philly DA Plans ‘Truth, Justice And Reconciliation Commission’ To Review Harm Caused By Justice System

Rizzo Supporters File Lawsuit To Take Possession Of Removed Statue

Juniata College Student Suspended For Email Criticizing Demands Of Students Of Color


Spotlight PA: PA Supreme Court: Republicans Can’t Force Gov. Wolf to End COVID-19 Disaster Declaration   Opinion: 

Cap-Star: PA Supreme Court Throws Out Republican Challenge To Wolf’s COVID-19 Emergency Order

AP-Mark Scolforo: PA Supreme Court Turns Down Lawmakers’ Bid To End Shutdown

Jan Murphy: Republican Leaders Rebuke Court Decision That ‘Essentially Granted The Governor King Status’

Senate Republicans: Decision Is A ‘Titanic Shift In Power’ That Is Wrong

House Republicans: Voices Of Pennsylvanians Blocked By PA Supreme Court Ruling

Gov. Wolf Expands Order To Require Masks To Be Worn Whenever Anyone Leaves Home

AP-Marc Levy: Wolf Expands Mask Order, Wants New Restrictions To Be Local

Public Reaction On New PA Mask Mandate Varies

WITF Smart Talk: Health Secretary On COVID-19 - TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Dept. Of Health Reports 38 Additional Deaths From COVID-19 In PA [PaCN] 7.1.20

Gov. Wolf: Restaurants, Bars Required To Protect Workers And Patrons

Allegheny County: Young People, Travel Drive Spread Of Virus

UPMC Says Staff Don’t Have To Quarantine After Travel

Shell Cracker Plant Sees Two New COVID-19 Cases, Total Hits 6

Dept. Of Health: Take Precautions To Protect Yourself From Extreme Summer Sun, Heat

Gov. Wolf: 310.000 Receive Property Tax & Rent Rebates Early To Provide Support During Pandemic

Op-Ed: Dear Philly: Let’s Not Become The Next Florida, Wear A Mask Or Stay Home This July 4th

AP-Marc Levy: Eviction Ban Nears An End With Renter Aid Still In Pipeline

Editorial: Extend Moratorium On Evictions

AP: Troubled Beaver County Nursing Home Sued Over Housekeeper’s COVID-19 Death


The Hill: Fox & Friends Host Urges Trump To Wear A Mask [June 30]

USA Today: Trump Says ‘Masks Are Good’ [July 1]

NPR: VP Pence Urges Americans To Wear Masks To Stop Spread Of COVID-19 [July 1]

The Atlantic: A Dire Warning From COVID-19 Test Providers

The Atlantic: The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything In America’s Response To COVID-19

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[Posted: July 2, 2020]

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