Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.26.21

returns to voting session Jan. 26, 27

Senate returns to voting session Jan. 26, 27

Budget Hearings Moving, Senate Adds Session Days

TODAY 2:00: Gov. Wolf, Acting Secretary of Health, Interim Physician General, PEMA Director provide update on COVID vaccine distribution. Watch Live:  https://www.governor.pa.gov/live/ or facebook.com/governorwolf/  or https://www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentofhealth/

Op-Ed: Fair Judges Should Represent PA Citizens, Not Gerrymandered Districts

ETimes: U.S. Supreme Court To Decide In February Whether To Hear PA Republican Con. Kelly Lawsuit Taking Away The Right Of PA Voters To Do Mail-In Ballots

George Brown: PA Republican Cong. Kelly’s Lawsuit To Kill Mail-In Ballots Disingenuous

WSun: Lycoming County Election Official: Changes Needed

CVoice: Editorial: Pass Needed Election Reforms

Stephen Caruso: Gov. Wolf Plans Pre-Recorded Budget Address To House, Senate Feb. 2

Jan Murphy: PennDOT Plans To Toll Major PA Bridges, But Truckers, Lawmakers Want To Put Brakes On

May 18, Primary Election, Set For Special Election To Fill Senate Seat Of The Late David Arnold

House Republicans Elect Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland Caucus Chairman

Jan Murphy: Meet Senate Republican Leader Kim Ward, First Woman To Hold That Post

TribLive: Lt. Gov. Fetterman Talks Marijuana, Voters, Style In CBS Interview

Beaver Radio: Lt. Gov. Fetterman Raises Over $1 Million In Just 2 Weeks For U.S. Senate Race

Inquirer: Philly Mayor Had Plans, Then Pandemic Hit: Can  He Avoid Lame-Duck Status And Get Philly ‘Back On Track?’

Robert Swift: Senate Panel Moves Quickly On Constitutional Amendment Opening Window For Child Sexaul Abuse Lawsuits

TribLive Editorial: Odds Are Good For Gambling In Pandemic

Paul Muschick: PA’s Health Secretary Nominee Isn’t A Physician, Why That Doesn’t Matter

Inquirer: Philly Police Now Take ⅔ Of Gunshot Victims To ER, That Saves Lives

MCall: Mental-Health Treatment Company Opening Lehigh Valley Operation, Bringing Up To 120 Jobs

Inquirer: How 3 Philly Groups Are Raising Mental Health Awareness In Immigrant Communities

Op-Ed: Philadelphia’s Overdose Crisis Hangs In The Balance Of Conflicting City, State, Federal Officials

Dept. Of Revenue Now Accepting Property Tax/Rent Rebate Applications Online

WESA: How A Pittsburgh Area School District Is Trying To Reach Its 650 Nepali Families

Inquirer: Post Trump, Philly Kids Talk Civics, School Reopening And What’s Next

Op-Ed: Philly’s Beloved Catholic Schools Are Slowly Dying, It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

PG: Cable, Internet Costs Heading Higher, At A Time When More Folks Are Homebound

MCall: Goodwill Closes In Lehigh Valley Thru End Of February, Too Many Donations

STimes: State Must Regulate Drug, Alcohol Recovery Homes

STimes: Project Will Increase Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad’s Capacity Along Pocono Line

Inquirer: Gamble & Huff Celebrate 50th Year Of Philadelphia International Records Defining Philly Sound

STimes: Scranton To Explore Officially Renaming A Street After Joe Biden


MCall: As 2nd Trump Impeachment Trial Draws Near, Sen. Toomey Remains On The Fence

Politics PA: Report: PA Cong. Murphy Being Considered For Army Secretary

Inquirer: DACA Recipients Are Now Eligible For Federally Insured Mortgages

Op-Ed: Biden Needs Philadelphia To Help Him Undo ICE’s Culture Of Fear

AP: Biden Plans To Sign Order For Federal Govt. To Buy More U.S. Goods

Civil Justice

TribLive: Duquesne U. Asked To Bring Back Professor Fired For Using Racial Slur

TribLive: Fmr Westmoreland County Transit Driver Claims Racial Discrimination

Inquirer: Report Alleges Racism, Hostile Work Environment At CBS3 In Philadelphia

Op-Ed: Philly Transportation Needs Universal Way To Measure Racial Equity

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

WITF: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Confirms Talks With Trump, DOJ Lawyer About Overturning Georgia Election Results

Cap-Star: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Confirms Talks With Trump, DOJ Lawyer On Overturning Election Results, Stays Mum On Calls For Resignation

Charles Thompson: Latest Trump Revelation On Overturning Election Results Leaves PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry At Center Of Controversy - Again

AP: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Confirms Involvement In Actions To Overturn Results Of 2020 Election Thru DOJ

Inquirer: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Acknowledges Introducing Trump To Lawyer At Center Of Plot To Use DOJ To Overturn Election Results

YDR: PA Republican Cong. Scott Perry Explains His Role In Effort To Overturn Election Results

Letter: Republican Cong. Perry And  Sen. Mastriano Have Not Uphold Military Honor And Conduct

AP: Watchdog Probes If U.S. DOJ Officials Tried To Overturn Election Results

ABC27: Prosecutor: Harrisburg Woman Held In Assault On U.S. Capitol Deleting Her Online Accounts, Warning Others To Do The Same

The Hill: Canadian Lawmakers Vote To Label Proud Boys A Terrorist Organization [Proud Boys Operate Openly In PA]

John Hayes: Gun, Ammo Sales Surged In 2020 And Turmoil Around The Election Starts 2021 Off The Same Way

The Hill: PA, AZ, GA, MI, WI State Republicans Plan Voting Law Overhauls After Biden’s Win

NYT: Rudy Giuliani Sued By Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims [PA References - Case No. 1:21-cv-00213] 

Tony Horman: Blame America For Jan. 6, But Not Trump?

STimes Editorial: Prosecute All Involved In Assault On U.S. Capitol

PG Editorial: The Silicon Valley War On Free Speech


Dept. Of Health Reports 219 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,628 New Cases-- 1.26.21

Gov. Wolf, Agencies Give Update On COVID Vaccine Update, Focused On Getting More Doses To Pennsylvanians

Dept. Of Health Reports 138 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 7,910 New Cases [2 Days]-- 1.25.21

Mcall: PA Sees Lowest Number Of COVID Cases, Deaths In 3 Weeks

TribLive: New COVID Cases Continue To Decline In Allegheny County

CTimes: Bucks COVID Death Toll Hits 1,000

Dept. Of Health COVID Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Update Jan. 10-16

TribLive: COVID Contact Tracing Still Challenging In Pennsylvania

STimes: NE PA COVID Cases Decline, But Not Regional Death Toll

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For Jan. 15-21

PennLive: Nearly All PA Counties Show Substantial Spread Of COVID, Positive Rate Drops

PennLive: Walmart Says It ‘Stands Ready’ To Give COVID Vaccinations At Pharmacies When Supplies Allow

PennLive: Lewisburg Hospital Opens Registration For COVID Vaccinations

Cap-Star: The Numbers - PA’s Vaccine Provider Information

ETimes: Survey: 50% Of Erie Adults Might Avoid COVID Shot

Inquirer: City Drops Philly Fighting COVID As Vaccination Partner After If Failed To Disclose For-Profit Arm

LOnline Editorial: Frustrated By Lack Of Answers, Urgency In Protecting PA Nursing Homes

State Police Liquor Enforcement Issues 17 NOVs, 30 Warnings For COVID Violations Jan. 22-24

TribLive: Catholic Middle Schoolers In Beaver Move To Online Learning For A Week

TribLive: High COVID Numbers Could Delay Return To Hybrid Classes Until April For Pittsburgh Students

CVoice: With COVID Metrics Improving, In-Person Learning Returning To NE PA Schools

WHYY: As Students Return To Dorms After COVID Spike, Philly Colleges Implement Rapid Testing

ETimes: Pandemic Pummels Erie Transit Authority Ridership, Revenue, Operations

Center For Rural PA Municipal Officials’ Survey: 47% Dissatisfied With State Response To Pandemic; 53% Satisfied Or Neither; 66% Would Get Vaccine

LOnline: Lancaster County Court Officials Hope To Restart Jury Trials This Spring

PG Editorial: Connecting With Older Adults


The Guardian: Dr. Fauci: U.S. Scientists Working To Upgrade COVID Vaccines For Variants

NYT: As COVID Virus Gets Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans

The Guardian: Moderna Begins Work On New Vaccine Booster To Tackle South African Variant

AP: Merck Ends Development Of 2 Potential COVID Vaccines

NYT: How West Virginia Became A U.S. Leader In Vaccine Rollout

NPR: Global Health Leaders On What Went Wrong In Responding To COVID Pandemic

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