Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.23.20

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

TODAY Live Briefing NOON: Secretary of Health provides COVID-19 Update.  Watch Live: or  or

NPR: Northampton County- Swing County USA- Prepares For Unprecedented Influx Of Ballots By Mail

Luzerne County Election Board Suggesting Mail-In Voting Improvements

Americans For Prosperity Endorses General Assembly Candidates For 1st Time

Mount Airy Casino To Reopen Its Sportsbook

Editorial: Rules On State Tax Credits Must Be Tightened By Legislature

Another Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Catholic Diocese Of Scranton

Lawyer Reprimanded For Handling Of Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Scandal At Penn State

PA Announces New Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic

Auditor General: $81.8 Million Reserve Fund At One Charter School Points To Need For Change To State’s Charter School Law

Auditor General Calls For Change To State’s Charter School Law After PA Cyber, Lincoln Park Audits

State Announces 2 New Prescribing Guidelines To Address Substance Use Crisis In PA

Federal Appeals Court Revives St. Luke’s RICO Lawsuit Over Tobacco Settlement Money

Editorial: Lackawanna County Should Form Health Department

Cap-Star: Lincoln U. Trustees Schedules New Vote On President’s Contract

Ex-Penn State Football Player Says He Was Set Up For Failure After Reporting Hazing In Latest Lawsuit Filing

Editorial: Local Haven, Mansfield Universities’ Alliance Will Bring Pain, But Also Gain

Stolen Valor: Bucks County Man Admits Faking Military Career, Defrauding Veteran’s Affairs


Rasmussen Poll In PA: Biden 48%, Trump 45%; 57% Approve Of Wolf’s Performance

Biden Adds More PA Staffers, Including Western PA Operatives

Are PA, NJ Republicans Going To Florida National Convention?

AP: Judge Declines To Order Release Of Detained Migrant Families 

Central PA Teen Hopes To Be Among The First New DACA Recipients

Editorial: Trump And Totalitarianism In Dispatching Federal Officers

George Floyd Protests

Cap-Star: Philly NAACP Condemns Trump’s  Threat To Deploy Federal Agents, Say They Would Target Blacks

Philadelphia DA Announces Charges Against Police Officer For Pepper Spraying Kneeling I-676 Protester

AP: Commission Hears Testimony On Fate Of Columbus Statue In Philly

Rage Greets Philly’s Plan To Remove Columbus Statue

AP: Mayor Of Portland, Oregon Tear Gassed By Federal Agents


AP: Lebanon County Files Suit Against Gov. Wolf Over $13M In Virus Relief Funding

Charles Thompson: Republican Lebanon County Commissioners File Suit Over Wolf’s Denial Of Nearly $13 M In Federal Virus Aid Funds

Spotlight PA: Wolf Cited His Emergency Powers To Withhold Millions From Lebanon County, Now It’s Suing

John Baer: Wolf Played Politics By Holding Lebanon’s Virus Aid Money

Rally Held At Capitol To Protest Mask Mandates, Wolf’s Virus Restrictions With Rep. Metcalfe, Sen. Scavello, Sen. Mastriano

About 90,000 Pennsylvanians Still Waiting For Answers On Their Unemployment Claims

4 Months After Shutdown, Thousands In PA Wait On Unemployment Compensation Facing Dire Situations

Analysis: What Early Data Says About Wolf’s Targeted Bar, Restaurant Restrictions In PA

Dept. Of Health Reported 25 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 631 New Cases; Not Including Philadelphia [PaCN]  7.22.20

Philly Region’s COVID Cases Were 7 Times Higher Than Originally Recorded, CDC Finds

Breaking Down The Toll Of Philly’s Virus Hospitalizations By Race, Age, Neighborhood

At Least 1 COVID-19 Case At Penn State University Park, Dept. Of Health Reports

Dept. Of Health Builds Contact Tracing Resources; Hiring Contact Tracers

PA Looking To Hire More Contact Tracers, Nurses

State Police Issue 47 Warnings, 1 Notice Of Violation For COVID-19 Restrictions At Liquor Establishments

LCB Gives Liquor Licensees Revised Guidance On Mitigation Measures

Cap-Star: As Schools Waffle On Reopening, Teachers Ask: Where Will The Subs Be?

Anya Litvak: Split On PUC Muddies Future Of Utility Shutoffs During Pandemic

Gov. Wolf: Pitt, Penn State, Temple Presidents Support Mask-Wearing, Mitigation Efforts

Editorial: Wolf Needs To Choose Transparency, Citizens Need To Choose News Sources Wisely

AP: PA Won’t Allow Blue Jays To Play Baseball In Pittsburgh

Want Your Cardboard Cutout At Phillies Games?  This Is What It Will Cost You

Allegheny County Launching Team To Monitor Businesses During Pandemic

White House Coronavirus Task Force Warns Pittsburgh To Get ‘Aggressive’ Against COVID-19

Luzerne County To Close Buildings Until Aug. 3 Amid Virus Concerns

York County Judicial Center Employee Positive For COVID-19

Edinboro U. To Remain Online This Fall, Reverses Decision On Campus Reopening

Allentown Schools Want To Reopen Schools Virtually

South Fayette Schools Push Back Start, End Of School Year Due To Virus Concerns

Philly Mulls Later Start Time For High Schoolers Amid Pandemic Planning

Pittsburgh Schools Seeks Public Input On Full Remote Learning To Start School Year

Gov. Wolf Statement On Hate Targeting Transgender Pennsylvanians

Other States/National

Philly U.S. Attorney: Canceling Big Parades But Allowing Protests Is ‘Unconstitutional’ Tells Philly Mayor

Ohio Joins Pennsylvania In Statewide Mask Mandate

AP: U.S. Labs Buckle Amid Testing Surge; World Virus Cases Top 15 Million

AP: McConnell Set To Unveil New Virus Aid, Despite Republican Revolt

AP: White House, Republicans Agree On Virus Testing In New Aid Bill

AP: White House Scrambles On Nursing Homes As COVID-19 Surges

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[Posted: July 23, 2020]

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