Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thursday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.16.20

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

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

AP: Lawmakers Move To Limit A Governor’s Disaster Powers

Jan Murphy: Lawmakers Pass Proposed Constitutional Changes They Say Rebalance Powers On Emergency Declarations

AP: Republicans Aim At PA’s Democratic Majority Court

John Baer: Legislature Has Plenty Of Bad Ideas, But Electing State Judges By District Is A Doozy

Senate Unanimously Sends House Bill 2463 To Governor Requiring Filling Of Right-To-Know Requests During An Emergency

Editorial: Redistricting Process In Need Of Transparency

Bloomberg Gun Control Group Wll Spend $1 Million To Help Democrats Flip PA Legislature

AP: Mail Could Be Delayed As New Postal Boss Pushes Cost-Cutting

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill To Reform Probation System, Supporters Call It A ‘Milestone’

New PA Monmouth Poll: 67% Of Voters Feel Gov. Wolf Has Done A Good Job Handling Pandemic; Trump - 42%

Op-Ed: What Do African Americans Get For Their Vote?

University Of Pittsburgh Freezes Tuition For 2020-21

Geisinger Medical Center Settles Suit Over Infection That Killed Premature Babies

Lawsuit Alleges Parkland, Palisades School Districts Allowed Sexual Abuse Of Former Students

Op-Ed: We Need Criminal Justice System That Values People

Editorial: COVID-19 Fallout Proves Case For Broadband


New Monmouth Poll Has Biden Leading Trump 53% to 40% In PA

Biden Is Leading In New PA Poll, But Many Are Wary Of ‘Secret Trump Voters’

AP: Trump Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Sinking Poll Numbers

Cong. Lamb, Doyle Say Many Pennsylvanians Still Struggling To Access $1,200 Stimulus Checks

Cong. Scanlon Says Students Hurt By COVID-19 Should Be Able To Discharge Loans In Bankruptcy

AG Shapiro, Joins Other States In Challenging Unlawfully Repeal Federal Student Borrower Defense Regulations

Federal Prison Sends Fmr Cong. Fattah Home Early, Won’t Say Why

AP: Experts Say Twitter Breach Troubling, Undermines Trust

Kanye West Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

George Floyd Protests

New PA Police Reform Law Exempts Officer Disciplinary Database From Public Disclosure

Spotlight PA: In State College, A Police Shooting, Calls For Action, Not More Committee Reports

Protesters Demand Reform Outside Allentown City Council Meeting

Allegheny County Council Votes No On Mass Testing, Lethal Weapons Bills

Upper Darby Announces Policing Reforms And Policy Review

Black Lives Matter Post Has Some Plum School Officials Calling For Resignation Of School Director

Op-Ed: As A Black Student At Haverford College, I Know What Racism Looks Like At ‘Liberal’ Institutions

Editorial: New Law Could Root Out Bad Cops


Gov. Wolf Announces Targeted Statewide Mitigation Efforts In Response To Recent COVID Case Increases [PaCN]

AP: Wolf To Impose Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Gatherings To Respond To Recent Resurgence Of COVID-19

Spotlight PA: Gov. Wolf Imposes New Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Businesses As COVID-19 Surges

Cap-Star: Wolf: ‘We Are Already At A Tipping Point’ As PA Imposes New Health Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants

Wolf Willing To ‘Pull The Plug’ On School Reopening If New COVID-19 Surge Can’t Be Stopped

Republican Lawmakers Denounce Gov. Wolf’s New Virus Restrictions On Restaurants, Bars

PA Bar, Restaurant Owners: New Restrictions A Further Strain On An Already Strained Industry

AP: Lawmakers Move To Limit A Governor’s Disaster Powers

Jan Murphy: Lawmakers Pass Proposed Constitutional Changes They Say Rebalance Powers On Emergency Declarations

House Passes [Another] Bill Allowing Counties To Decide On Reopening Plans

New PA Monmouth Poll: 67% Of Voters Feel Gov. Wolf Has Done A Good Job Handling Pandemic; Trump - 42%

Dept. Of Health Reported 26 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 994 New Cases [PaCN]  7.15.20

Allegheny County Explains Virus Testing Backlog, Advises Priority Testing

Allegheny County Changes Testing Guidelines To Meet Virus Surge

Dept. Of Health: 349 Of 563 Nursing Homes Completed COVID-19 Testing, Others Must Complete To July 24

Dept. Of Health Updates June Nursing Home Inspections, Sanctions Amid Pandemic

Penn State Study: For Every COVID-19 Death, Nine Relatives Suffer

Yeadon, Delaware County Has Philly Region’s Highest Rate Of Virus Cases

Pitt, UPMC Recruiting COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers

Editorial: Vaccine Volunteers Are Heroic

PA Restaurants, Bars, Social Clubs Cited For Not Following COVID-19 Guidelines

Allegheny County Republican Club Shut Down For Violating COVID-19 Restrictions

Allegheny County Council Votes No On Mass Testing, Lethal Weapons Bills

Bucks County Goes To Court To Shield Prison’s COVID-19 Plan From Media

State System’s Universities Announce Fall Plans For Reopening

East Stroudsburg U. Reverses, Moves To Online Classes This Fall

Most State System Instructors ‘Feel Unsafe’ About Returning To The Classroom

Jan Murphy: Most Faculty At State-Owned Universities Believe Face-To-Face Classes This Fall Unsafe

With Concerns About Fall Return Of Penn State Students, State College Borough To Look At Masking Rules

Lackawanna College Announces Reopening Plan

Philly’s School Reopening Plan Is Out, Parents Are Panicked

Philly School Hybrid Reopening Plan Will Cost $6- to $80 Million More

Nazareth School District: Parents Must Decide-- In School Learning Or Online, Not Both

Schools Scrambling For Tents To Allow Socially Distance Classroom Space

PIAA Staying The Course Toward Fall High School Sports Opening On Time

PA State Athletic Conference Suspended All College Athletic Events Thru Fall Semester

Philadelphia Paying $35 Million For Eagles, Phillies Stadiums Fans May Not Be Able To Visit

WITF Smart Talk: Evictions And Foreclosures Are Delayed, But Who Bears The Burden?  TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Editorial: You May Need To Quarantine After Your Beach Vacation, Consider Whether It’s Worth It

Dept. Of Agriculture To Reimburse County Fair Boards For Harness Races Held Despite Canceled Fairs

Other States/National

During Televised Address, Ohio Governor Pleads With Residents To Wear Masks

AP: Rising Virus totals Force Rethink Of Bars, Schools, Tourism In Countries, States

NPR: Walmart Will Require Shoppers To Wear Masks; Other Retailers Urged To Follow

CDC Adds New Symptoms To Growing List For COVID-19

The Guardian: ‘I Think You Can Trust Me’: Dr. Fauci Stands Firm As Trump Works To Undermine Him

The Atlantic: Dr. Fauci: ‘Bizarre’ White House Behavior Only Hurts The President

The Hill: Public’s Disconnect From COVID-19 Reality Worries Experts

The Hill: Trump Said Trade Rep Navarro Should Not Have Written Op-Ed On Dr. Fauci

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