Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sunday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.31.21

returns to voting session Feb. 1, 2, 3
Senate returns to voting session Feb. 1, 2, 3

TUESDAY 11:15: Gov. Wolf delivers a video address on his FY 2021-22 budget request and the state of the Commonwealth.  Watch Live: or  

*PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: $912 Million Relief Package, 21 Day Emergencies, Wolf’s Priorities [PaCN]  1.31.21

TribLive Editorial: PA Courts Represent All Pennsylvanians, Not Districts

ScrantonT Editorial: Amendment To Elect Judges From Gerrymandered Voting Districts Mocks Separation Of Powers

AP: What To Watch For In Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal Tuesday

CitizensV: Proposed Minimum Wage Hike Draws Mixed Reaction In NE PA

WBTimes: Luzerne County Sends 55,000 Voters Mail-In Ballot Applications

Inquirer: With SAT Testing Requirements Relaxed, Applications Soar At Selective Colleges

WilliamsportS: Proposed Merger Of Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Mansfield Universities

Op-Ed: Philly School Board Silences Teachers, Parents, Students With New Meeting Structure

Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) Joins SEPTA Board

WilliamsportS: Data Reflects Living Costs Outpace Income For Many


WBTimes: Casey Says He’s Focused On COVID, Economy

PG Editorial: Our Gerald Ford Moment

Civil Justice

Inquirer: Penn State Black Caucus Calls On PSU To Investigate 51 People Who ‘Ambushed’ Zoom Call With White Supremacist Language, Symbols

PA’s Role In The Assault On U.S. Capitol

PA Senate Democrats Urge Speaker Pelosi To Investigate ‘Traitorous And Seditious Acts’ By PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry

Post: Should Trump Lead Republicans?  Republicans In PA Divided As Lawmakers Embrace Former President

Inquirer: What To Know About PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry, Trump’s Election Plot, 14th Amendment On Insurrection

Op-Ed: There Are Reasons To Stand With PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry - Jeffrey Lord, Avid Trump Supporter


Inquirer: Philadelphia Deputy Health Commissioner Resigns Following Philly Fighting COVID Controversy

WPSU: Dept. Of Health Clarifies College Faculty/Staff Eligible In Phase 1B

ScrantonT: As 2,000 NE PA Educators Receive COVID Vaccine, Others Wait Their Turn

WPSU: 2,000+ Vaccine Slots Filled In First Hour At Mount Nittany Health

Inquirer: If You’re Pregnant, Here’s What You Need To Know About A New Penn COVID Vaccine Study

YorkDR Editorial: Good Luck Ms. Beam As Acting Secretary Of Health

Dept. Of Health Reports 140 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,191 New Cases-- 1.30.21

PennLive: New COVID Cases Continue Gradual Downward Trend In PA

PennLive: Holocaust Survivor, Ex-Cop Who Witnessed 9/11 - ‘This Virus Is No Joke’

Inquirer: Commutation In Sight, PA Lifer Died Of COVID Awaiting Governor’s Approval

PennLive: Lehigh Valley Bars Accused Of Violating State’s Holiday COVID Shutdown

TribLive: Ghost Kitchen Creek Across Western PA Offering Revenue Boosts For Struggling Restaurants

ScrantonT: Many Colleges Requiring Proof Of Negative COVID Test Or Quarantine For Spring Semester

Inquirer: As Schools Seek To Reopen, Here’s What Local Data Say About In-Person Classes And COVID

PG: A Spike In Deaths Has Put Unusual Strain On The Death Care Industry

CitizensV: Businesses In Lackawanna, Luzerne Counties Reaped $742 Million In Federal Paycheck Protection Program Loans

CitizensV: NE PA Banks Earned $14 Million In Fees Thru PPP Loans

LancasterOnline: As COVID Slashes County’s B&B Revenues Up To 80%, How Are They Fighting Back?


AP: Anti-Vaccine, Far-Right Protesters Temporarily Shut Down L.A. COVID Mass Vaccination Site

Reuters: CDC Orders Sweeping U.S. Transportation Mask Mandate As COVID Rages

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[Posted: January 31, 2021]

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