Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 5.14.21

Senate
returns to voting session May 24, 25, 26

House returns to voting session May 24, 25, 26

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TODAY 11:15: PEMA Director talks about flexible disaster emergency declarations.  Watch Live: https://pacast.com/live/pema  or facebook.com/PEMAHQ 

 

AP: First Ballot Test Of A Governor’s Pandemic Powers Starts In Pennsylvania

Inquirer: Philly DA Race Becomes First 2022 Debate For Shapiro, McSwain In Governor’s Race

Guest Essay: Pennsylvania Doesn’t Want Barletta As Governor

TribLive: Westmoreland Officials Say Voters Who Receive Mail-In Ballots This Weekend Should Use Drop Boxes

Guest Essay: Horse Racing Helps Drive Our State’s Agricultural Economy

PennLive: Convicted Child Molester Jerry Sandusky Might Have Just Gotten A $95,000 Break From A PA Appeals Court

MCall/AP: Gunman Opens Fire At Philly Memorial For Another Shooting Victim, Killing 1, Wounding 3

MCall: Northampton County Constable With History Of Domestic Violence Says He Wouldn’t Enforce Protection From Abuse Orders

Inquirer: Bloomsburg U. Cancels Greek Life Program On Campus, But Says It’s Unrelated To A Student’s Death

PennLive: Long-Time President Of PA College Of Technology To Retire In 2022

Inquirer: Shootings Of Multiple Victims Becoming Commonplace In Gun-Plagued Philadelphia

Inquirer: Philly Elected Krasner DA To Reform The System, Here’s What He Did

Guest Essay: Investing In Education Saves Money In Reducing Crime

ScrantonT Editorial: PA School Pension Fund Invests In Terrible Public Policy

PA Liquor Control Board: Biennial Report On Trends, Strategies To Address Underage And Dangerous Drinking

WITF: Pediatricians Say Republican Vaccination Proposal In PA Could Put Children, Newborns At Risk

ScrantonT: Nursing Professionals Highlight Challenges, Needs At Hearing With Democratic State Reps

PG Editorial: UVA Health Is Canceling Some Patient Debt, Other Health Care Systems Should Take Note

PG Editorial: Pittsburgh’s Christian Immigration Advocacy Center Deserves Help From Other Helpers

MCall: Lehigh County Logistics Company To Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Charge

Biden Infrastructure Plan

PG: Toomey, Republican Leaders Pitch Infrastructure Plan To Biden Amid Rising Inflation, Labor Market Concerns

Civil Justice

WHYY: Hundreds March In West Philadelphia To Remember Lives Lost In 1985 MOVE Bombing

PG: Another Swastika Drawing Found At Mt. Lebanon School In Allegheny County

ErieT: Native American Mascots In PA High Schools: Honoring Local History Or Offensive?

PA's Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

WITF: An Ongoing Threat: Reporter Details importance Of Chronicling The Aftermath Of The Assault On The U.S. Capitol Jan. 6

NYT: How Disinformation Drives State Voting Law Changes [PA Included]

PG: New Video Shows Pro-Trump Capitol Rioter Celebrating As Cop Is Beaten, Tasered: ‘I Got One’

CNN: New Police Bodycam Video Shows Moment DC Police Officer Assaulted By Pro-Trump Mob Jan. 6  

WPost: ‘Normal Tourist Visit’: Republicans Try To Recast Deadly Jan. 6 Attack On Capitol By Pro-Trump Mob 

ScrantonT Editorial: Insurrection Against Truth

WITF: Republican Cong. Kelly, Reschenthaler Share Why They Voted Out Cheney From Leadership

The Guardian: U.S. Conservative Group Brags About Role In Making Voting Harder: ‘It Can’t Be That Easy’

Coronavirus

Dept. Of Health: Revises Mask Order To Reflect Latest CDC Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Individuals - No Masks Indoors Or Outdoors, No Social Distancing

PA Cap-Star: Fully Vaxxed Pennsylvanians Can Go Mask-Free Indoors & Outdoors, State Health Officials Confirm  

AP: Pennsylvania Follows Relaxed Federal Guidance On Masks

TribLive: Western PA Businesses Grapple With Mask Policies After CDC, State Updates Guidance

CitizensV: Time Will Tell How Revised Mask Policy Impacts Local Businesses, Venues

Dept. Of Health: Reports 38 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,028 New Cases; 46.7% Fully Vaccinated [Over 18]-- 5.13.21 [From App]

TribLive: New COVID Cases In PA, Allegheny, Westmoreland Counties Continue To Slow

TribLive: Allegheny County Entering ‘New Phase’ Of The Pandemic, Officials Say

Inquirer: Philly Health Commissioner Resigns, Admits Cremating MOVE Victims Without Telling Family

Gov. Wolf: Medical Professionals Share Updates On COVID Vaccinations For Children

PennLive: Capital BlueCross, Rite Aid To Host Vaccine Clinic For Teens

CentreDT: Penn State Not Mandating COVID Vaccinations

WilliamsportS: Memorial Garden Pays Tribute To Those Lost To COVID

Dept. Of Human Services: Update On Public Assistance Enrollment, Additional SNAP Funds Coming To All SNAP Recipients

Inquirer: Philadelphia Extends Eviction Moratorium Thru June 30

MCall: Amazon Offering Sign-On Bonuses Of $1,000, $100 Benefit For Vaccinated Job Candidates

Federal COVID Relief

PG: Tens Of Millions Of Dollars In New COVID Aid Headed For PA Colleges, Students

National/International 

TribLive: Ohio Offering $1 Million Prize To Fully Vaccinated Adults

AP: Chief Of National Teachers Union Is ‘All In’ On Full Fall Reopening

CNBC: Fully Vaccinated People Don’t Need To Wear Masks Outside, Dr. Fauci Says

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[Posted: May 14, 2021]

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 5.13.21

Senate
returns to voting session May 24, 25, 26

House returns to voting session May 24, 25, 26

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TODAY 10:00: PEMA Director talks about flexible disaster emergency declarations.  Watch Live: https://pacast.com/live/pema  or facebook.com/PEMAHQ 


WESA: Wolf Warns Voters Emergency Powers Ballot Questions Would Make It ‘A Lot Messier, Slower’ To Manage Crises

YorkDR: PA Power Struggle Between Wolf, Republicans Goes Beyond Ballot Questions, What To Know

John Baer: Is A 3 Day Memorial Day Weekend COVID War Between Wolf, Lawmakers Real Or Pretend?

Spotlight PA: Taxpayers Foot Huge Bill To Run PA’s Full-Time Legislature, But Are Blocked From Many Spending Details

TribLive/The Caucus: Some PA Lawmakers Tout Expense Transparency, But Their Websites Tell A Different Story

PG Editorial: Lobbying Reform Needed In Harrisburg

YorkDR: House Republicans Want To Make It ‘Easy To Vote But Hard To Cheat,’ What Election Laws May Change

CitizensV: Luzerne Election Board Approves Curing Of Ballots On Election Day

CitizensV: Some Luzerne County Mail-In Ballots Sent With Wrong Return Address

LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Officials Frustrated With Mail-In Ballot Vendor Issues

Jan Murphy: How Will PA Government Work Post-COVID? New Rules Being Developed To Allow Some Teleworking

PennLive: Gov. Wolf Warns Pennsylvanians: Don’t Stockpile Gasoline After Pipeline Cyberattack

PA Senate Democrats: Introduce Spending Plan For $7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding

PennLive: Lawsuit Claims Turnpike Is Gouging E-ZPass Users For Millions In Unjustified Fees

Inquirer: Pandemic, Bitter Partisanship Polarized 2020, Now It’s Seeping Into School Board Races

WHYY: Jeff Yass, Richest Man In PA, Single Handedly Keeping School Choice PACs Flush

MCall: Lafayette College President Takes New Job In Minnesota

PA Cap-Star: Law Enforcement Officials From PA, MD Urge Action Against Rising Numbers Of ‘Ghost Guns’

PA Cap-Star: Republican Sen. Mastriano Brings Fight Over 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries To PA Capitol

PennLive: Filmmaker Sets Out To Highlight Toll Of Harrisburg’s Gun Violence

WHYY: Philly Police Step Up Outreach As Domestic Violence Surges

Inquirer: Philly DA Race Personal In Neighborhoods Most Affected By Crime, Incarceration

AP: AG Shapiro Investigating Contact Tracing Medical Data Breach

PA Gaming Control Board: May 19 Meeting Can Be Viewed Online

MCall: What It Will Take To Win Allentown Democratic Mayoral Nomination

PLS Reporter: Pandemic Likely ‘Permanently’ Raised Wages, Independent Fiscal Office Report Says

MCall: Lehigh Valley Warehouse Looking To Fill 175 Positions Starting At $23/Hour

NextPittsburgh: Pittsburgh-based Metafy Raises $8.65 Million To Help Turn Video Gamers Into Professional Coaches 

National/International

Inquirer: What PA, NJ Members Of Congress Want To Earmark Money For

Civil Justice

WITF: Chambersburg Committee Considering New Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, Local Human Relations Commission

PG: Lamb: Pittsburgh ‘Well Served’ By Citizen Police Review Board, But More Funding, Transparency Needed

ScrantonT: Black Candidate For Scranton School Board Says He Deals With Racist Remarks, Vandalized Signs

Inquirer: Violence Against Asian Americans Isn’t New In Philly, People Have Faced Decades Of Assault

PennLive: Disciplined Penn State Professor Sues, Accuses University Of Discrimination

TribLive: Man Pleads To Assault, Taunting Police Animals In 2020 Pittsburgh Protest

WESA: Pittsburgh’s Juneteenth Returns As An In-Person Celebration This Summer

PA's Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

PennLive: Central PA Lawyer Who Threatened To Kill Democratic Members Of U.S. Senate Disbarred By PA Supreme Court 

Inquirer: Chester County Man Told FBI Agents He Stormed The U.S. Capitol, But Claimed Antifa Was Behind The Attack

Daily Beast: Chester County Man Arrested In Assault On Capitol Told Feds He Was Allowed to Enter Because He Paid Taxes

PG: Republican Cong. Reschenthaler, Kelly Among those Removing Liz Cheney From Leadership Post

ScrantonT: NE Republican Congressmen Vote To Oust Cheney

The Hill: Biden Officials Testify That White Supremacists Are Greatest Domestic Security Threat

Coronavirus

Dept. Of Health: Reports 38 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,028 New Cases; 46.7% Fully Vaccinated [Over 18]-- 5.13.21 [From App]

AP: First Ballot Test Of A Governor’s Pandemic Powers Starts In Pennsylvania

Dept. Of Health: Reports 52 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,179 New Cases; 46.2% Fully Vaccinated-- 5.12.21 [From App]

TribLive: Allegheny County Nears 100,000 COVID Cases, Pace Slows Down

WHYY: Montgomery County On Track To Be Below 5% Positivity By Next Week

PG: Gov. Wolf, Health Dept. Differ On COVID Vaccination Numbers, Which Is It?

Dept. Of Health: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID Vaccine Fully Approved For Use In 12 to 15 Year Olds

MCall: Lehigh Valley Health Systems Begin To Vaccinate Children 12 to 15 Years Old

ErieT: Erie County Vaccine Providers Start Giving Doses To 12 To 15 Year Olds

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Sets The Pace In Residents Fully Vaccinated

LancasterOnline Editorial: If PA Senators Want Businesses To Thrive This Summer, They Need To Champion COVID Vaccinations

PG: Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Lifts Mass Attendance Limits

Jan Murphy: How Will PA Government Work Post-COVID? New Rules Being Developed To Allow Some Teleworking

AP: AG Shapiro Investigating Contact Tracing Medical Data Breach

PG: Pittsburgh Hospital Workers Detail Discrimination, Call For Action At City Council Meeting

WHYY: Can COVID Concerns Get You Out Of Jury Duty?  Can Courts Legally Ask If I’m Vaccinated?

MCall: Lawmakers Want Kids To Have Option For Extra Year In School

Inquirer: Center City Philly Is Bouncing Back, But Businesses Have Recovery Work Ahead

Federal COVID Relief

PA Senate Democrats: Introduce Spending Plan For $7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funding

PA Cap-Star: Senate Democrats Propose New Deal Spending Plan For PA Federal Relief Funds

DHS, L&I, Education: Encourage Pennsylvanians To Apply For Assistance With Internet Bills, Electronic Devices

Dept. Of Human Services: Urges Pennsylvanians Having Trouble Paying Rent To Apply For Federal Assistance Today

Dept. Of Human Services: Distribution Of $1 Billion In EBT Benefits To Eligible School-Age Children Begins

PG: State Begins Distributing Funds To Families Whose Children Missed Free, Reduced-Price Meals

ErieT: Mercer County Charged With Using $150,000 COVID Business Loan For Personal Expenses

National/International

CNBC: Fully Vaccinated People Don’t Need To Wear Masks Outside, Dr. Fauci Says

The Hill: CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Adolescents

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[Posted: May 13, 2021]