Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wednesday PA Capitol & Coronavirus NewsClips 7.29.20

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

Gov. Wolf: State, Local Agencies Remind Pennsylvanians Of COVID-19 Enforcement Roles, How To Report Suspected Violations

Cook: PA State House, Senate Remains ‘Leans Republican’

Op-Ed: PA Voters Deserve Automatic Voter Registration Before 2020 Election

Column: Tom Ridge Is Having A Moment

John Micek: Progressive Coalition Rolls Out Its Legislative Agenda

Jan Murphy: Plaques Hung Under Portraits Telling Of Crimes Of 3 Fmr House Speakers Now Gone In Capitol

Charles Thompson: Gov. Wolf Challenges Congress To Do Better On Unemployment Assistance As $600 Payments Expire

Will Bunch: Will AG Shapiro’s Ties To Philly FOP Sink His Hopes Of Becoming Governor?

Secretary Of Health Levine: Transphobic Incidents Are Hurting Thousands Of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians

Spotlight PA: PA Health Secretary Denounces Transphobic Attacks: ‘Our Children Are Watching’

Dept. Of Health: Preliminary 2019 Data Shows 1% Decrease In Overdose Deaths In PA

Central PA Hospitals Rank Among State’s Bests, UPMC Falls Off National Honor Roll; U.S. News

PA Gaming Board Aug. 5 Meeting To Be Held Thru Audio Links For Public

AG Shapiro Scores Interim Win In Student Loan Lawsuit

Tensions Boiling Over Between Philly DA And Bail Reform Advocates

How PA Supreme Court Ruling On Uber Driver Could Remake PA’s Gig Economy

Pittsburgh Jobless Rate Dips Slightly To 12.5% In June

Lehigh Valley Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly To 14.2% In June

Erie County Unemployment Rate Inched Up To 14.5% In June

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Jobless Rate Down 15.2%, But Workforce Declined By 8,400

Lancaster County Jobless Rate Drops To 11.1% In June, Triple Before COVID-19

Editorial: Child Care Helps Babysit The Economy


Editorial: Cong. Scott Perry Not The Go-To Voice When It Comes to Science, Like On Reopening Schools

National Journal: Cong. Perry Stays On Top 20 Most Vulnerable U.S. House List

Morning Consult Poll: Biden 50%, Trump 42%; Real Clear Politics Average Poll Has Biden Besting Trump By 7.4%

AP-Marc Levy: Trump/Biden Campaigns Bring Dueling Message To PA This Week

Trump Is Struggling, But PA Republicans Have Increased Voter Registrations By 165,000

Center-Left Think Tank Pins Erie County As PA’s Bellwether

John Micek: Luzerne County Voters Went For Trump In 2016, Can The Lincoln Project Change Their Minds?

Activist Gene Stilp Plans To Burn Tromp, Confederate, Nazi, Russian Flags In Luzerne, Lackawanna

Republicans Signal They’re Willing to Cut Census Counting Short

Op-Ed: Putin, Facing Resistance, Needs A Trump Win More Than Ever

Op-Ed: Govt. Can’t Discriminate Against Religious Schools, But The Schools Can Discriminate When They Hire Teachers

George Floyd Protests

AP: Pittsburgh Council Approves Police Overhaul Measures

Allentown Activists Offer State Legislators Their Perspective On Police Oversight

Walgreens Tells Philly Customers Their Prescription Info May Have Been Stolen In May Looting

AP: Resignation Calls Grow After NAACP Head’s Anti-Semitic Post In Philly

AP: Trump Skips Farewell To John Lewis


Dept. Of Health Reported 24 Additional Deaths Due To COVID-19; 1,120 New Cases [PaCN]  7/28/20

All PA Skilled Nursing Facilities Completed Testing Complying With Dept. Of Health Order

PA Nursing Homes Hit By Second COVID Wave

Beaver County Nursing Facility Didn’t Get OK To Use Hydroxychloroquine On Residents

Beaver County Nursing Home Knew It Didn’t Have State OK To Use Hydroxychloroquine

How Long Before Residents Of PA Nursing Homes Can Have Visitors Again?

World’s Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Test Gets Underway In Pittsburgh, Across U.S.

Regional Health Collaboratives Launch Support Call Centers For Long-Term Care Facilities

Column: COVID-19 Scourge Of Under-30 Crowd Is Upon Us And It’s Dangerous

Gov. Wolf Highlights Services Available For Pennsylvanians Seeking Jobs

Dept. of Labor & Industry Virtual Town Hall On Unemployment Comp. July 30 1:00 p.m.

PA Business Owners To Wolf: Please Enforce Mask Requirement So We Don’t Have To

AP: Bars, Restaurants Challenge Virus Restrictions

Ford Turner: PA Restaurant Official Predicts Wolf’s Virus Order Could Close 7,500 PA Restaurants

Restaurant Workers Sound Off To Republican Lawmakers About Wolf’s Latest Virus Restrictions

Op-Ed: We’re Paying Huge Costs For Not Reopening Restaurants

Philadelphia Extends Ban On indoor Dining Another Month

Virus Spread Likely To Be Worse Before it Gets Better Philly’s Top Doctor Says

Editorial: Legislature Guilty Of Same Overreach As Gov. Wolf

Gov. Wolf Announces $3 Million For Preschool Programs To Purchase Pandemic Supplies

Philly Public Schools Will Stay All-Online At Least Until November

Pittsburgh Schools Union Leader Supports Delay For In-Person Instruction

Dr. Levine: Data Will Guide Approach To Opening High School Sports

Scranton Schools Could Lose $426,000 Of Stimulus To Private Schools

School Officials Tell Senate Panel They Need To Be Shielded From Lawsuits To Reopen Safely

Some Colleges Are Starting To Cut Tuition  As COVID-19 Keeps Students Off Campus

Keeping PA Private Colleges Closed Will Hurt Small Communities, Officials Say

COVID-19 Dilemma Facing Colleges Seen In Edinboro’s Decision To Abruptly Go Online

Op-Ed: PA College Students, Families Need Toomey To Step Up On COVID-19 Relief Funding

Secretary Of Health Addresses Transphobic Comments Towards LGBTQ Community


Mayor: Cities Like Pittsburgh At Critical Juncture If Federal Relief Falls Short

AP: U.S. Officials: Russia Behind Spread of Virus Disinformation

AP: Trump Again Pushes Unproven Drug As COVID-19 Treatment

The Guardian: President Trump Retweets Anti-Mask Conspiracies, Facebook, YouTube Take It Down As Misinformation  [The same ‘doctors’ claimed alien DNA used in medical treatments.]

Fox: Twitter Limits Trump Jr.’s Account For Violating Misinformation Policy Over Hydroxychloroquine Tweet

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