Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.7.21

returns to voting session Jan. 11, 12, 13

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

Note: PA State Capitol Building Is Closed Today

AG Josh Shapiro: If you organized a plan to carry out yesterday’s illegal attack on our country from Pennsylvania, and we have evidence you participated, we will use every tool at our disposal to hold you accountable. Read more here. Call With A Tip: 717-787-3391  Submit A Complaint Here

Gov. Wolf: PA National Guard Activated To D.C. Thru Jan. 20 Presidential Inauguration

AP: PA Senate Republicans Urge Congress To Undo PA Election Results, Protest Electoral College Vote

Spotlight PA: Senate Republican Leaders Ask Congress To Delay Electoral College Count Using Arguments Already Rejected By Courts

Trump Tweet Reveals Corman, Other PA Lawmakers Asked Congress To Delay Electoral Vote Certification

Spotlight PA: Top PA State Republican Lawmakers Who Rejected Election Results Denounce U.S. Capitol Mob 

Cap-Star: PA Senate Republicans Denounce Violence, But Stop Short Of Accepting Election Results

PA Republican Lawmakers Who Support Trump’s Election Falsehoods Respond To Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

Hours Before Mob Breached U.S. Capitol, Trump Railed Against PA Vote Results

Gov. Wolf: PA Had A Fair And Secure Election, Congressional Republican Efforts To Overturn The Results Are Disgraceful

Ford Turner: Wolf Calls Anticipated Challenge To PA Electoral Votes ‘Shameful;’ ‘Those Folks Are Not Telling The Truth’

Gov. Wolf Rebukes Republican Congressmen For Expected ‘No’ Vote On Electoral College Vote Certification

Editorial PA Republicans Are Complicit In Siege On U.S. Capitol And Democracy

PA Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Corman Statement On Republican Efforts Blocking Democrat. Brewster’s Swearing In And Attempts To Overturn His Election

Jan Murphy: PA Senate Republicans Make National News In Ousting Lt. Gov. Fetterman As Presiding Officer Leaving Seat Empty

Lt. Gov. Fetterman To PA Senate Republicans: ‘I Broke The Rules, You Broke The Law’ In Not Seating Sen. Brewster

Editorial: Sen. Brewster Should Have Been Seated By PA Senate Republicans

Editorial: Another Harrisburg Mudfest That Didn’t Have To Happen

Editorial: For Just $350 Million, Legislature Is Theater Of The Absurd

Paul Muschick: Why I May Have To Leave The Republican Party

In A Politically Divided Time, Erie Residents Have Ideas About How To Start Talking To One Another Again

Stephen Caruso: Looking To Boost Minimum Wage,PA Dems Want To End Preemption, It’s A Heavy Lift

John Baer: New Year’s Resolutions For PA Legislature: Raise Minimum Wage, Stop Fighting, Work More

Op-Ed: The Impact Of The Minimum Wage Increase

AP: PA Lawmaker Joins Familiar Incumbent, Her Son, In The House

Dept. Of Human Services Updates Medicaid, SNAP Enrollment, SNAP Benefits And Eligibility

PA Gaming Control Board’s Jan. 13 Meeting Can Be Viewed Online Or Via Audio Link

Lehigh County Pharmacy Sells Another Big Winning PA Lottery Ticket, This Time For $1.9 Million

Penn State Students To See Discounted Spring Room, Board Rate Due To COVID-Delayed In-Person Classes

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Offering COVID Hardship Scholarships

Op-Ed: How A New Tax Like Arizona’s Could Help Underfunded Schools In PA

Cap-Star: 3 Suburban Philly Twps Enact LGBTQ-Inclusive Anti-Bias Ordinances

PennDOT: New Law Will Improve Ability To Obtain ID, Update CDL License Requirements

Gov. Wolf Announces $1.28 Million To Support Business Expansion, Job Retention, Creation

Op-Ed: Congress’ Ban On Surprise Medical Billing Misses Opportunity To Rein In Prices

Postal Service Struggle To Keep Up With Deliveries Is Affecting Western PA Media

Congress Declares Biden Winner, Democrats Control U.S. Senate

AP: Biden Win Overwhelmingly Confirmed By Congress After Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol

VP Mike Pence Confirms Biden As Winner, Officially Ending Electoral Count After Day Of Violence At Capitol

AP: VP Pence Defies Trump, Says He Can’t Reject Electoral Votes

The Hill: National Assn. Of Manufacturers CEO Urges VP Pence To Invoke 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

FT: U.S. Business Groups Oppose Republican Efforts To Undermine Democracy

AP: Biden Urges Restoring Decency After ‘Assault’ On Democracy

AP: Warnock, Ossoff Win In Georgia, Handing Democrats U.S. Senate Control

The Guardian: Jon Ossoff Wins Runoff Election In George Giving Democrats Control Of U.S. Senate

AP: Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol In Bid To Overturn Election

AP: Chaos, Violence, Mockery As Pro-Trump Mob Occupies Congress

AP: AP Reporter Inside Capitol Describes Chaos During The Siege (Video)

AP Photos: Scenes Of Violence At U.S. Capitol Shock World

Photos Show Aftermath Of Destructive Siege On U.S. Capitol Building

The Hill: 4 Dead, 52 Arrested, 14 Police Officers Hurt After Chaos On Capitol Hill

AP: Trump Tells Protesters To Go Home, Repeats Baseless Fraud Claims About Election

AP: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Muzzle Trump Amid Capitol Violence

AP: World Leaders Appalled By U.S. Rioting, Urge Peaceful Transfer Of Power

Gov. Ridge: Blame For U.S. Capitol Violence ‘Lies Squarely’ With Trump

Altoona Mirror: Democracy Under Siege - Nation Stunned When Pro-Trump Mob Storms Capitol

PA House Democrats Call On PA Republicans To Demand Peace, Law And Order

PA Senate Democrats Statement On Violent Protests In D.C.

Lehigh Valley Lawmakers Call For Consequences For Trump Supporters Who Stormed Capitol

PA Republican Lawmakers Condemn Insurrection At DC Capitol, But Some Don’t Demand Violence Stop

Spotlight PA: Top PA State Republican Lawmakers Who Rejected Election Results Denounce U.S. Capitol Mob 

Cap-Star: PA Senate Republicans Denounce Violence, But Stop Short Of Accepting Election Results

PA House Republicans Respond To Events In Washington, D.C.

Ex-Republican Rep. Saccone Joins Chaos In Washington, Praises Trump

5 Busloads Of Trump Supporters Return To Lancaster County After Capitol Violence

Centre County Republican Party Organized Bus Trip To DC: ‘Our President Needs Us’

Lycoming County Republicans In Chaos At U.S. Capitol

Republican PA Cong. Meuser Defends Plan To Object To Biden Electoral Votes, Later Condemns Lawlessness

Republican PA Cong. Perry Objects To PA Electoral Votes For Biden, Triggering Debate

Republican PA Cong. Smucker Still Objects To PA Election Results Following Chaos In Capitol

Charles Thompson: Republican U.S. Sen. Toomey Refutes Trump’s PA Election Allegations After Capitol Attack

‘A Demagogue Chose To Spread Falsehoods’: Toomey, Others Condemn Trump In Wake Of Insurrection At Capitol

Philly-Area Congressional Delegations Condemn Violent Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

Cap-Star: Public Statements From PA’s Congressional Delegation On D.C. Violence

‘An Absolute Disgrace’: PA Congressional Delegation Reacts To Violent Storming Of U.S. Capitol

PA Cong. Cartwright Describes House Members’ Escape Amid Capitol Breach

PA Member Of Congress Wild In U.S. Capitol Lockdown: Some Republican Lawmakers ‘Refused To Wear Masks’

Gov. Wolf Condemns Violence In D.C., Disinformation Campaign That Sparked Riots

Wolf Pins Violence At U.S. Capitol On Republican Lawmakers

Fmr Philly Police Commissioner On DC Violence: This Is A Coup Attempt

Lancaster County Officials Condemn Attack On Nation’s Capitol

Paul Muschick: Who Is To Blame For The Capitol Riot?

Will Bunch: Trump Told Us He Would Wreck America, Why Didn’t We Believe Him The First Time?

Trudy Rubin: Call The Violence Trump Created What It Is: Sedition, He Must Step Down

Editorial: Mob Outside The Capitol, Liars Inside

Editorial: Trump Must Be Removed From Office, He Ginned Up Insurrection And Violence

Editorial: An Assault On The American System

Editorial: Trump’s Tacit Endorsement Of Violence Came Home To Roost

Editorial: Trump Mob’s Acts Must Be Rebuked

Editorial: A Repugnant Assault On The Rule Of Law

Editorial: Make Republican Farce Death Knell For Electoral College

Editorial: We All, Including Republican Cong. Smucker, Need To Face The Facts - Trump Lost

Civil Justice

Philly On Capitol Insurrection Response: We Saw More Cops During Summer Protests

The Guardian: How Police Handled The Trump Mob And George Floyd Protests In Pictures

State, Local NAACP Chapters Call On Allegheny County School Board Member To Resign

White Reading Police Officer Appears To Hurl Insults At People Of Color While Making An Arrest


Dept. Of Health Reports 265 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 9,698 New Cases-- 1.7.21

Depts. Of Education, Health Update COVID Recommendations For Schools

Dept. Of Health Confirms First Case With COVID-19 Variant In Dauphin County After International Travel Exposure

Dept. Of Health Reports 368 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 9,474 New Cases-- 1.6.21

PA Reports One Of Highest Daily Death Total During COVID Pandemic

Lancaster County Reports Surge Of Positive COVID Cases In Past 24 Hours

COVID Cases In NE PA Top 40,000

Allegheny County Officials Worry Large New Year’s Parties Leading To COVID Spread

PA Member Of Congress Wild In U.S. Capitol Lockdown: Some Republican Lawmakers ‘Refused To Wear Masks’

Allegheny County Health Dept. Says Highly Contagious U.K. COVID Variant Likely Already In Western PA

Some PA Health Care Workers Declining COVID Vaccine

Montgomery County Opens First COVID Vaccine Clinic: ‘Today We Take The Fight To The Virus’

Relief, Satisfaction From First COVID Vaccine Recipients In Monroeville

When Can I Get The COVID Vaccine?

Could Cutting Or Delaying Doses Of COVID Vaccine To Immunize More People Make Pandemic Last Longer?

Pro/Con: Should The Government Pay People To Take The COVID Vaccine?

State Police To Provide Updated COVID Health, Safety Information To Travelers

State Police Will Distribute Flyers To Motorists, May Issue Citations, Fines For COVID Violations

Cap-Star: PA Brought Down Enforcement Hammer On Restaurants That Defied Indoor Dining Ban

2 Allegheny County Restaurants Remain Closed, Say They Aren’t Profitable At 50% Capacity

Centre County Company Accused Of COVID Safety Violations, OSHA Is Involved

Penn State Students To See Discounted Spring Room, Board Rate Due To COVID-Delayed In-Person Classes

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Offering COVID Hardship Scholarships

PA DHS Urges Those In Need To Apply For Benefits

Thousands More Pennsylvanians Continue To Seek Safety Net Programs

Dept. Of Human Services Commends State Facility Staff For Service During Pandemic

Philly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID

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[Posted: January 7, 2021]

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