Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.6.21

returns to voting session Jan. 11, 12, 13

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

TODAY Noon: Gov. Wolf, Secretary of State, Philadelphia Commissioner Al Schmidt to debunk baseless accusations that undermine our nation’s democracy.  Watch Live: or   EspaƱol:  or

The Atlantic: $1 Billion Has Been Spent On The 2 U.S. Senate Races In Georgia [During A Pandemic When Millions Are Out Of Work And Small Businesses Failing Right And Left] - PA Has No Limits On Campaign Contributions

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

AP: Bitter Fight Over Close Race Mars First Day For PA Senate

Jan Murphy: Fireworks Erupt In PA Senate Over Refusal To Seat Democratic Senator

Spotlight PA: PA Republican Senators Refuse To Seat Democrat, Removed Lt. Gov. Fetterman From Presiding

Katie Meyer: In Chaotic Session, Republicans Seize Control From Fetterman, Refuses to Seat Democratic Member Who Won Election

Cap-Star: Democrats Decry ‘Farce’ As Senate Descends Into Chaos Over Swearing-In

Post: Another Ugly Republican Power Play Unfolds In Pennsylvania: ‘A Dangerous Time’

Republicans Seize Control Of PA Senate Floor, Blocks Sen. Brewster From Being Seated

PA Senate Republicans Refuse To Seat Democrat Brewster In Contentious Swearing-In Ceremony

Gov. Wolf Statement On State Senate’s Failure To Uphold The Will Of Pennsylvania Voters

AP: Republican Complaints About PA Election Are Groundless, State Officials, Legal Scholars Argue

Brad Busted: Republicans’ Airing Of Unfounded Election Fraud Claims In Gettysburg Hearing Cost PA Taxpayers $3,000

Editorial: PA State Senate Fiasco, Republicans Show How Fast Democracy Can Be Eroded

Spotlight PA: Frustrated By The PA Legislature?  How Obscure Rules Kill Reforms And Fuel Partisan Gridlock

Jan Murphy: Meet PA’s General Assembly: A Mother-Son And Father-Daughter Combo, 2 Women Floor Leaders And More

Op-Ed: What’s The Matter With Pennsylvania?  Trumpism And Blind Partisanship

Editorial: Thornburgh’s Steady Hand

House Holds Moment Of Silence For Late Rep. Mike Reese

Stephen Caruso: Pittsburgh Rep. Lee Says She Has COVID, 12th Members Of General Assembly With COVID

Rep. Summer Lee (D) Tests Positive For COVID

House Republicans, Democrats Complete Naming Standing Committee Chairs [PaEN]

Stephen Caruso: House Approves Bipartisan Rule Tweaks To Limit Number Of Resolutions Naming Special Days As Senate Rages

In A First, Black And Latina Woman Takes Over Chair Of Lancaster City Democratic Committee

State Tax Revenues Ran Ahead Of Expectations In December

Montgomery County Illegally Double-Bills Defendants For Court Costs, ACLU Alleges In Lawsuit

Gov.. Wolf: 37 Schools Awarded Grants To Combat Sexual Assault On Campus

State Prison Inmate In Centre Counties Dies, Unrelated To COVID

WITF Smart Talk: The Urban And Rural Divide, How Wide Is The Gap In PA?  TODAY 9:00 a.m.

Allentown Taxes Amazon, Uber, Others For Doing Business In The City

Philly Residents Say Their Windows Were Smashed After Complaining About A neighborhood Bar Owner

Ajay Raju, Futurist CEO At Dilworth Paxson Law Firm Steps Down To Focus On New Firm And A Humanity-Saving Ark

Pittsburgh Unemployment Rate Fell To 6.5% In November

Lancaster County Unemployment Drops For 7th Straight Month In Nov. To 4.7%


Editorial: Give ‘Dreamers’ A Path To Citizenship

Editorial: Gridlock Must End In Congress

AP: Congress Set To Confirm Biden’s Electoral Win Over Trump

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

‘Hear Us Roar’ Rally Attendees In Harrisburg Call For Decertification Of Vote In PA

Busloads Of NE PA Residents Go To Capital to Protest Biden Election

Busloads Of PA Trump Supporters Heading To D.C. To Protest Biden’s Win

AP: 8 PA Republican Members Of Congress To Oppose Biden’s Electoral Votes

Editorial: Republican Cong. Smucker Should Be Concerned About Trump’s Call To Georgia’s Top Elections Official

Civil Justice

Pittsburgh Public Schools Announces New Equity Task Force

Calls For Allegheny County School Board Member To Resign Come After Racially Charged Text Message

AP: No Charges Against Wisconsin Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake


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

Dept. Of Health Reports 185 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 8,818 New Cases-- 1.5.21

Santa Claus Dies Of COVID In Northeast PA

New COVID Cases Rise Again In NE PA

Lancaster County Reports Over 400 New COVID Cases In Past 24 Hours

WESA: ICU Nurse Says UPMC Leaders Paint Inaccurate Depiction Of COVID’s Impact On Hospital System

Rep. Summer Lee (D) Tests Positive For COVID

Stephen Caruso: Pittsburgh Rep. Lee Says She Has COVID, 12th Members Of General Assembly With COVID

Dept. Of Health Provides Testing, Contact Tracing Update

Officials: Fewer Pennsylvanians Refusing COVID Quarantine

State Health Officials To Expand COVID Surveillance Testing Beyond Nursing Homes, Colleges

PA Still Lags Nation In People Tested Per Day, Is Nowhere Near Level Needed To Suppress COVID

State College Masking Ordinance Extended

DCED Highlights Innovative Healthcare Technology Company’s Air Filtration System For COVID Mitigation

More Doses Of Vaccine, Faster Distribution And More Federal Funding Needed

Philadelphia Could Expand Vaccinations As Soon As February, But Number Of Incoming Doses Isn’t Enough Official Warns

What You Need To Know About Getting The COVID Vaccine In PA

UPMC Employees Get 2nd Dose Of COVID Vaccine

Paul Muschick: COVID Vaccines: It’s Disgusting How The Rich Are Trying To Skip The Line

Dept. Of Labor & Industry COVID Enforcement Actions Dec. 28--Jan. 1

Dept. Of State License COVID Enforcement Actions Dec. 27-Jan. 3

Dept. Of Agriculture Restaurant COVID Enforcement Actions Dec. 28-Jan. 3

7 More Lancaster County Restaurants Got Closure Orders For Defying COVID Restrictions

Allegheny County Argues Restaurant Can’t Hide From COVID Restrictions Under Bankruptcy Filing

Emergency Grants Available To Armstrong County Businesses Forced To Close In December

2 New Lehigh Valley Republican House Members Plan To Help COVID-Ravaged Small Businesses

8 New Restaurants Set To Open In Harrisburg Area

20 New Business Start Up In York City Since Pandemic Began

Pittsburgh Public Schools Lay Out Plans For Return To Buildings

Erie Schools Extend Remote Classes Thru January 29

Delaware Valley School District Reports 20 New COVID Cases Over Winter Break

Op-Ed: A Common Sense Plan For High School Sports And COVID

Editorial: Blame Game Should End To Keep Kids Safe In School

Op-Ed: COVID Experience Will Shape Generation Zs Future


AP: Dr. Fauci: U.S. Could Soon Give 1 Million Vaccinations A Day

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CBF: If Pennsylvania Does Not Meet Its Obligations To Cleanup Its Water Pollution, The Chesapeake Bay Will Never Be Safe; CBF Will Not Back Off Lawsuit [PaEN]

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