Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 1.20.21

returns to voting session Jan. 25, 26, 27

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

Sen. Corman: All Senate District, Harrisburg Offices To Work Remotely Jan. 16-20

THURSDAY 1:00: House Democratic Policy Committee Holds Hearing On Nov. Election to hear from constitutional law, hate crimes experts, 2 members of Congress.  Watch Live: 

THURSDAY 2:00: House State Government Committee Hearing On Nov. Election and Dept. of State Election Guidance.  Watch Live: 

PA County Commissioners Unveil 2021 Legislative Priorities, Including Bipartisan Election Reforms

PA House Democrats Hold Hearing On November 2020 Election, Defending Democracy

Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) Introduces Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

Cap-Star: Dozens Of Labor Leaders, Advocates Call On Republicans To Drop Judicial Gerrymandering  Bill

AP: Attorney General, Auditor General, State Treasurer Sworn Into Office

Stephen Caruso: PA Row Officers Sworn In, Bringing Diversity, Republican Shakeup To Harrisburg

Josh Shapiro Sworn Into 2nd Term As PA Attorney General

Jan Murphy: AG Shapiro Sworn In, Files Another Lawsuit Against The Trump Administration Over Labor Rules

How Josh Shapiro Won Pennsylvania

Jan Murphy: New Auditor General DeFoor Vows To Deliver On Accountability, Integrity, Transparency

How Tim DeFoor Won Pennsylvania

Charles Thompson: Stacy Garrity Takes Office As State Treasurer

How Stacy Garrity Won Pennsylvania

PA Gaming Control Board: 2020 Gaming Revenues Dropped 22.24% From 2019

PA Gaming Control Board: Total December Revenue From Gaming Decreased 42.19% From 2019; Record Month For iGaming Revenue

AP: PA Gambing Revenue Fell By More Than 20% In 2020

Andrew Maykuth: Casino Revenue In PA, NJ Suffered In 2020 From Pandemic

State Gambling Revenues Fell 22.2% In 2020 Because Of Pandemic

Rep. Ed Gainey To Challenge Incumbent Pittsburgh Mayor In Democratic Primary

2 Killed, Including 17-Year-Old In Separate Philly Shootings

Johnstown Pain Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty In Suboxone Drug Conspiracy

Man Died After Assault In Philly Jail, Where Violence Has Surged Under Pandemic Lockdown

‘The Sun Is Shining’ At Philly Shipyard As Hundreds Of Jobs Return This Year

Luzerne Community College Union Agrees To Wage Freeze With Pay Hike Next Year

For Millions Of College Grads Mired In Student Debt, Will Biden Offer Breathing Room?

Comcast To Provide Internet Access At Safe Spaces Across Pittsburgh

Editorial: Sign Language Skills Needed

Cost Of Gasoline Rises By More Than 10 Cents In Western PA

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

Two Western PA Men From Mercer, Allegheny Counties Charged In Connection With Assault On U.S. Capitol

Two Western PA Men Arrested For Their Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Cumberland County Man Arrested, Charged In Connection With His Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

‘They’ll Never Take Me Alive’ Harrisburg Woman Posted After Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop, FBI Says

AP: Feds: Harrisburg Woman Remains In Jail As Charges Being Prepared Over Stolen Pelosi Computer During Assault On U.S. Capitol Harrisburg Woman Arrested For Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol, Probe Of Stolen Laptop: Who She Is, Where She’s From

1 Of 7 SEPTA Police Officers Who Attended Pro-Trump Rally In D.C. Before The Assault On U.S. Capitol Reassigned For Violating Agency’s Social Media Policies

Philly Campaign Contributor Jeff Yass Helped Republican Stars In Congress, Including Some Who Denied Biden Won

Pittsburgh Activist Says Assault On U.S. Capitol Was ‘Like White Privilege On Display’

USA Today: How Trump And PA Republicans Convinced Some Voters Election Fraud Was Real, When It Wasn’t

AP: U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell Said Trump ‘Fed Lies’ To Mob That Assaulted The U.S. Capitol

Corporations Expand Campaign Donation Freeze To Some Or All Of 79 Republican Members Of PA Senate, House

PA Civil Justice Protesters, Once Held On $1 Million Bail, ‘Not Surprised’ By How Police Treated Those Who Assaulted U.S. Capitol 

PA Public Media: Assault On U.S. Capitol Could Lead To Further Radicalization, Here’s How To Pull Back From The Brink

Op-Ed: Nation’s Healing Depends On Truth - PA Reps. McClinton, Bradford, Harris

Post: 147 Republican Congressional Lawmakers Who Objected To Election Results Have Been Cut Off From 20 Of Their 30 Biggest Corporate PAC Donors

The Hill: First Conspiracy Charge Filed Against Alleged Oath Keepers Leader Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol


Biden Sends Video Message To Scranton Community

Disappointed Friends, Supporters Will Watch Biden Inauguration From Far Away

Biden Supporters In PA Will Celebrate An Unusual Inauguration With Themed Cocktails, Sighs Of Relief

Editorial: Joe Biden’s ‘Fierce Urgency Of Now’

Editorial: Let’s Hope Biden Is Optimist We Need

Editorial: Toomey’s Liberation

AP: Trump So Far Pardons Steven Bannon, 2 Republican Congressmen, Dozens Of Others For Crimes Including Accepting Bribes, Fraud

The Guardian: Full List Of Trump Pardons, Commutations

AP: Trump Frees Aides From Ethics Pledge, Lobbying Ban Intended To ‘Drain The Swamp’

Civil Justice

Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit Opens Virtually Friday

Ban On No-Knock Warrants Introduced By Pittsburgh Council Member

Judge: Pittsburgh Transit Cannot Ban Black Lives Matter Masks


-- PennLive: Requests For COVID Vaccine Trigger ‘Chaos’ In PA

-- Dept. Of Health Reports 401 Additional Deaths [Includes Previous Deaths] Due To COVID; 5,984 New Cases-- 1.20.21

Dept. Of Health Launches Online Vaccine Eligibility Tool To Help People Prepare When Vaccine Is Available

Dept. Of Health: Getting The COVID Vaccine Webpage

Who Are PA’s COVID Vaccine Providers and Where Can I Find Them?

Dept. Of Health: People 65+, 16-64 With Medical Issues Can Now Get COVID Vaccination

Dept. Of Health Lists Locations Where People Over 65 Or Chronically-Ill Can Get COVID Vaccine

AP: PA Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility To 65 And Older

Ford Turner: PA COVID Vaccine Plan Updated To Give Priority To People 65, 16-64 Seriously Ill

PA To Expand COVID Vaccine Access To Over 65 Or Have High-Risk Medical Conditions

State, Philly Expand COVID Vaccine Groups, But Confusion Remains For Residents

Philadelphia Launching COVID Vaccine Sign-Up, What About The One That Exists?

WellSpan Health In York Will Begin COVID Vaccine Signups Jan. 20

Lehigh Valley Health System Announce Plans For Signing People Up For COVID Vaccine

State Vaccination Plan Expands, But Vaccine Limited In Erie

Bucks, Montgomery Counties Have Limited Vaccine, Despite Expanded Eligibility

Allegheny County To Continue Prioritizing Health Care Workers Despite State Vaccine Expansion

Western PA Teachers Struggle To Get Information On Vaccine Distribution

It May Be Weeks Until Philly Teachers Can Get COVID Vaccine

PA Intensifies Effort To Get COVID Vaccine To People In Long-Term Care Thru Rite Aid Partnership

FAQ: Erie County COVID Vaccine Distribution

PA Suddenly Expands COVID Vaccine Access, But Limited Supply Makes Next Steps Unclear

Lancaster EMS Is Newest COVID Vaccine Provider

House Republican Leadership Requests Briefing On COVID Vaccine Deployment

Editorial: Lancaster County Health Dept. Would Help Sort Out Vaccine Distribution Confusion

Dept. Of Health Reports 77 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,341 New Cases-- 1.19.21

All PA Counties Still Show Substantial Spread Of COVID For 6th Week, Positive Test Rate Drops Again

18 Members Of One PA Family Get COVID After Holiday Party In Delaware County

Westmoreland County COVID Cases Down 40% From Same Point In December

Lancaster County Reaches 800 COVID Deaths

Gov. Wolf Releases COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For Jan. 8-14

AP: Biden Picks PA’s Dr. Rachel Levine For Assistant Secretary Of Health

Cap-Star: Biden Taps PA Health Secretary Levine For Federal Post

Gov. Wolf Congratulations, Thanks Dr. Levine Following Nomination By Biden

Dr. Levine Statement On Nomination To Serve In Biden Administration

Gov. Wolf Expects To Name New Health Secretary Later This Week

Delaware County Now Taking Steps To Form Its Own Health Dept.

State Police Liquor Enforcement Issues 19 NOVs, 28 Warnings For COVID Violations Jan. 15-17

Dept. Of State Updates COVID-Related License Enforcement Actions Jan.10-17

Judge Reinforces Ruling That Legal Proceedings Can Continue Against Restaurant For COVID Violations In Allegheny County

2 New Restaurants Open With A Bang In Allentown

Essential Workers Exposed To COVID Reporting To Work When They Can’t Get Paid To Quarantine

Man Died After Assault In Philly Jail, Where Violence Has Surged Under Pandemic Lockdown

Lehigh Valley Schools Look To Emerging Tech-- Bipolar Ionization-- To Make Sure Buildings Are Safe

New COVID Cases Prompt 2-Day Closure Of Lancaster Elementary School

Greater Latrobe School Students Return To Classrooms Monday

Carnegie Mellon Postpones Start Of In-Person Instruction, Citing COVID Rates In Region

Here’s Penn State’s Detailed COVID Testing Plan For Spring Semester

Testing, Testing And More Testing On College Campuses As COVID Concerns Remain

WITF: 2nd Stimulus To Help More Homes With Undocumented Parent, But Some U.S. Citizen Children Will Miss Out

Philly Banker Says Trump’s PPP Loans Saved American Business, Now They’re Back Under Biden

Editorial: Federal COVID Stimulus Priorities


AP: Biden Marks Nation’s Grief Over Deaths Caused By COVID Before Inauguration

AP: Biden’s First Act: Orders On Pandemic, Climate, Immigration

AP: ‘Shameful’: U.S. COVID Deaths Top 400,000 As Trump Leaves Office

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