Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.13.21

returns to voting session Jan. 13

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

TODAY 8:00 a.m.: House State Government Committee meets on House Bill 55 to limit emergency declarations to 21 days unless extended by General Assembly.  Watch Live: 

TODAY 10:00 a.m.: House Judiciary Committee meets on House Bill 38 providing for the election of state appeals court judges by voting districts.  Watch Live: 

TODAY 2:00 p.m.: House Democrats hold press conference to demand accountability for Republicans election misinformation campaign.  Watch Live: 

AP: Republican Candidate Loses Federal Court Bid To Undo PA Democratic Sen. Brewster’s Election

Republican Opponent Concedes Election To Democratic Sen. Brewster After Court Ruling

Senate To Swear In Sen. Jim Brewster On Jan. 13

Senate Republican Leader Welcomes Sen. Brewster Back To Senate

Jan Murphy: PA Senate To Swear In Jim Brewster To Fill Senate Seat After Court Ruling

Spotlight PA: Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Democratic PA Senator Republicans Refused To Seat

Cap-Star: Federal Judge Sides With Democrats In Disputed State Senate Race

Federal Court Denies Republican Candidate Challenge, Sen. Brewster Wins Election

Sen. Brewster Win Validated As Federal Judge Denies Republican Candidate’s Challenge

Gov. Wolf Statement On Court Upholding Brewster’s Election Win

House Speaker Announces May 18 Special Election To Fill Westmoreland County House Seat

House Will Hold Special Election To Replace Late Rep. Mike Reese

Stephen Caruso: Rep. Fiedler To Chair New Progressive Policies For Working People Subcommittee As House Democratic Makeover Continues

Police Across PA Say It Is Business As Usual As More Election Protests Loom

Jan Murphy: Blocking Of Media From PA Capitol Event ‘Miscommunication’ But Raises Concerns

Police Arrest Election Canvasser For Colleague’s Shooting Death In Chester

Editorial: Court Strikes Blow For Open Records

Dept. Of Aging Assembles Task Force To Address Financial Exploitation Of Older Adults

Auditor General DePasquale Says Abuse Appeals Need Reformed

State Police Seizes More Than $15 Million In Illegal Drugs During 4th Quarter Of 2020

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Plan For Supervised Drug Injection Site In Philly

Editorial: Opioid Crisis Has Not Gone Anywhere

Ford Turner: House Republicans Form Task Force To Kickstart Economy

Gov. Wolf: State Transportation Commission Invests $31.3 Million In Rail Freight Improvement Projects

U.S. Steel Gets $1.7 Million In State Grants To Improve Mon Valley Railroad Bridges

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

First It Was ‘Fraud,’ Then They Just Didn’t Like The Rules: How PA Republicans Justified Trying To Overturn An Election

These Are The 90+ Elected Officials From PA Who Supported Challenges To Biden’s Win

PA Republican Sen. Mastriano Called Election Fight ‘A Death Match With The Democrat Party’

Sen. Mastriano Called Election Fight ‘A Death Match With The Democrat Party’

Sen. Mastriano Campaign Spent Thousands On Charter Buses To Get Pro-Trump Supporters To DC That Ended With Assault On U.S. Capitol

Editorial: There May Not Be Enough Laws On The Books To Bring Righteous And Complete Justice For The Actions Of The Mob Assaulting The U.S. Capitol And Undermine America

Editorial: Republican Hypocrites Seek ‘Unity’

Editorial: Trump Must Face Consequences For Instigating Violent Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

Lt. Gov. Fetterman Not Mincing Words About Republican Trump Enablers

Auditor General DePasquale On Assault Of U.S. Capitol: ‘You’re Either For Democracy Or Not’

Erie Republican Party Chair Says Impeachment Will Divide The Country

Centre County Republican Leaders Condemn Capitol Assault, But Stay Silent On Trump Blame

Paul Muschick: Trump Impeachment A Longshot, But Here’s Why It’s Necessary

Republican PA Cong. Brian Fitzpatrick, Group Of House Republicans Wants Trump Censured

Westmoreland Democrats Call For PA Republican Cong. Reschenthaler, Joyce To Step Down For Casting Votes To Invalidate The Legal Votes Of Pennsylvanians

Corporations Recoil From 8 PA Republican Congressmen Who Voted To Block PA Presidential Votes

SEPTA Police Investigating 7 Officers Who Attended DC Trump Rally Preceding Assault On U.S. Capitol

As Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol, Carnegie Mellon Institute Honors Election-Denier

Carnegie Mellon U. Condemns Harsh Speech That Led To Assault On U.S. Capitol

Western PA Teachers Grapple With Current Events Lessons After Assault On U.S. Capitol

NPR: U.S. Justice Dept. Warns It’s Coming For Those Involved In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Police Across PA Say It Is Business As Usual As More Election Protests Loom

Helen Ubinas: Police Keep Showing Us Who They Are, Pay Attention, It’s Not Good

Will Bunch: An Insurrection Of Upper-Middle Class White People

Op-Ed: Republican PA Cong. Mike Kelly Must Resign

Op-Ed: Republican Cong. Scott Perry Tried To Take Away Thousands Of Votes From PA Residents, They Deserve An Explanation

Cap-Star: Criticism Grows Of Republican Lawmakers, Including Cong. Scott Perry, Who Refused to Wear Masks While Sheltering During The Assault On The U.S. Capitol

AP: Three U.S. House Members Test Positive For COVID Prompting Fears Assault On U.S. Capitol Has Turned Into Super-Spreader Event

Members Of U.S. House Will Be Screened For Weapons Before Entering House Chamber

Op-Ed: A Plea For Peace To Trump Supporters - Jeffrey Lord

Op-Ed: Trump Could Issue History’s Most Controversial Pardons For Rioters Who Assaulted U.S. Capitol

AP: U.S. House Urges VP Pence To Help Oust Trump; Impeachment Next [Toomey]

AP: Fury At The Shaken U.S. Capitol Over The Attack, Security, COVID [Casey]

NPR: Assault On U.S. Capitol Was An Act Of ‘Sedition’ Military Joint Chiefs Say In Memo

AP: Trump Takes No Responsibility For Assault On U.S. Capitol, Visit Texas

AP: U.S. Prosecutors Weighing Sedition Charges For Those Involved In Assault On U.S. Capitol

AP: U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Says Some Lawmakers Undermining Democracy Will Lose Campaign Funding

Bloomberg: Trump’s Long-Favored Banks Pull Away From Him Amid Fallout From Assault On U.S. Capitol

AP: Tech Giants Banished Trump, Now Things Get Complicated

AP: YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel For At Least 7 Days

Civil Justice

State Police Begin Comprehensive Contact Data Reporting For Traffic Stops

Spotlight PA: State Police Resume Tracking Racial Data During Traffic Stops In Response To Spotlight PA Report


Dept. Of Health Reports 349 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 7,960 New Cases-- 1.13.21

Dept. Of Health Reports 227 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 7,275 New Cases-- 1.12.21

Allegheny County Sees Increase In New COVID Cases AFter Days Of Decreases

Gov. Wolf Provides COVID Update, Stressing Safety And Efficacy Of Vaccine

WSEA: New Dept. Of Health Map Shows Where To Find COVID Vaccine Providers In PA

Wolf Calls PA’s COVID Vaccine Rollout ‘Phenomenal’; Data Suggests PA Behind Many States

PA Vaccine Rollout Faces Criticism As Unused Doses Pile Up

PA Health Officials To Evaluate New Federal Vaccination Directive

Philadelphia Announces Next Vaccine Priority Groups

Black Doctors COVID Consortium Will Administer Vaccines In Philly Neighborhoods

Lancaster County Hospitals Begin Vaccinating Non-frontline Healthcare Workers Despite State Guidelines

Lehigh Valley Health Network Setting Up Mass COVID Vaccination Site At Dorney Park

UPMC ‘Absolutely Prepared’ To Give More COVID Vaccinations

Harrisburg Mayor Orders All City Employees To Get COVID Vaccine

Dept. Of Health Update On COVID Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Efforts Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Officials Urge Residents To Answer Calls From COVID Contact Tracers

First Day Of Free COVID Testing In Lancaster County Surpasses Expectations

Free COVID Testing At New Location In Centre County

Philadelphia Working With Penn Microbiologists To Check For COVID Variant

U.K. COVID Variant Found In PA Adds Risk To Midstate Hospitals

Dept. Of Health Provides An Update On Influenza, Emphasizes Need To Get Flu Vaccine

Dept. Of Labor & Industry Releases COVID Enforcement Actions Jan. 4-8

Dept. Of State Release COVID License Enforcement Actions Jan. 3-10

DCED Offers Resources For Pennsylvanians To Safely Support Local Restaurants

New State Websites Promote Restaurants In Compliance With COVID Requirements, Show Violators

Philadelphia Reopens Indoor Dining Saturday, Will It Help Restaurants?

‘Level Up’: Equity Investors Boost PA’s Entrepreneurs Of Color During Pandemic

Penn State Announces Testing Requirement For All Students Returning To Campuses

Cap-Star: Criticism Grows Of Republican Lawmakers, Including Cong. Scott Perry, Who 

Refused to Wear Masks While Sheltering During The Assault On The U.S. Capitol

AP: Three U.S. House Members Test Positive For COVID Prompting Fears Assault On U.S. 

Capitol Has Turned Into Super-Spreader Event


AP: Feds Now Asking States To Speed Delivery Of Vaccines To People 65 And Older Underlying Health Conditions That Put Them At High Risk 

AP: Passengers Arriving In U.S. Will Now Have To Show Proof Of Negative COVID Test

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