Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 2.26.21

returns to voting session March 15, 16, 17

Senate Budget Hearings Start March 8

House returns to voting session March 15, 16, 17

House Budget Hearings Schedule

TODAY 11:30: Senior Advisor Lindsey Mauldin provides update on COVID vaccine distribution.  Watch Live: or

AP: PA State Republicans Will Meet Again To Discuss Toomey Censure Vote 

Rep. Grove: Issues Updated House State Govt. Committee Election Hearing Schedule

McCall: Opponents Of Gerrymandering Are Recruiting A Citizen Army As PA Approaches 2022 Redrawing Voting Districts

WBTimes Editorial: Those Behind Autocratic Power-Grab At Luzerne County Election Board Must Go

Inquirer: Wolf Appoints Fmr State Treasurer Torsella PA School Employees’ Pension Fund Board

LancasterOnline Editorial: What’s In A Name? Transparency.  Wolf Administration Take Note

Op-Ed: Proposed Bridge Tolls Could Be The End Of The Road For PA Bus Industry

YorkDR: Why Pennsylvania Is Unlikely To Legalize Weed Soon

Inquirer: Philly-based Group Launches $3 Million Initiative To Develop Black Teachers

TribLive: Woodland Hills Hosts Summit On Tough Topics With Western PA High Schools

Dept. Of Agriculture: Dogs To Face Horrific Consequences For Legislature’s Inaction On Dog License Fee Increase

WHYY: Proposed Settlement In Wawa Data Breach Would Give Shoppers Affected $500

WHYY: Indicted Philly Council Member Outraised Council Colleagues In 2020


Paul Muschick: Fmr PA Republican Cong. Charlie Dent On New Center-Right Party: ‘There’s Clearly A Demand Out There’

MCall: PA Cong. Fitzpatrick One Of Three Republicans To Vote To Expand Legal Safeguards For LGBTQ People

Post: Ohio Sues U.S. Census Bureau Over New Redistricting Data Deadline 

ErieT: How Do Biden’s Immigration Plans Affect Erie Immigrants? 

Civil Justice

Op-Ed: How Philadelphia’s Black Churches Overcame Disease, Depression And Civil Strife

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

Newsweek: Harrisburg Woman Accused Of Stealing House Speaker’s Laptop During Assault On U.S. Capitol Appears In Video Making Nazi Salute

PennLive: Judge Removes House Arrest Restriction On Lebanon County Cop Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Post: U.S. Capitol Police Chief Says Extremists Have Discussed Attack On Congress During Biden’s First Joint Address


Dept. Of Health: Reports 69 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 3,346 New Cases-- 2.26.21

Dept. Of Health: Aligns Quarantine Guidance For Vaccinated Individuals With CDC Recommendations

Dept. Of Health Reports 81 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 2,356 New Cases-- 2.25.21

Cap-Star: Wolf Administration Skirts Bidding To Award $11.5 Million Consulting Contract To Improve Logistics For COVID Vaccine Distribution

KYW: PA Acting Health Secretary Grilled By Lawmakers On Inconsistent Vaccine Rollout

TribLive: Giant Eagle To Hold Mass Vaccination Clinic At Heinz Field March 2-5; Make Appointments Starting Friday Morning

TribLive: Allegheny Health Network COVID Vaccination Clinic Targets Marginalized Patients In New Kensington

Inquirer: 75% Of People Vaccinated At Black Doctors COVID Consortium’s 24-Hour Site Were People Of Color

WHYY: Philly’s Vaccine Supply Flowing To Some Wealthy Suburbs 4 Times Faster Than Many City Neighborhoods

Inquirer: Most Kids, Teens Can’t Get COVID Vaccine, So Why Did PA Send Thousands Of Doses To Pediatricians?

ScrantonT:  Mass Vaccination Clinic Postponed Due To Vaccine Shortage

WHYY: Chester County Says It Could Vaccinate 33,000 People A Week, If The Vaccine Was Available

ErieT/USA Today: One Year Later: PA Hospitals Deal With COVID On Many Fronts

AP: COVID-related Nursing Home Deaths In PA Fuel Lawmaker Blame

AG Shapiro/U.S. Attorney: Announce First Indictment In Allegheny County Nursing Home Investigation

TribLive: Fmr Allegheny County Nursing Home Administrator Indicted On Health Care Fraud Charges

PG Editorial: COVID Liability Shields Should Not Be Free Passes

MCall: Lehigh County Jail Population Decreased At Height Of Pandemic, But Advocate Sees Troubling Year-End Surge

WHYY: Return To In-Person School In Philly Delayed Again, Mediation Results Expected Monday

Op-Ed: In Fretting Over Schools, Politicians Are Ignoring Our Biggest Asset - Our Young People

TribLive Editorial: Standardized Tests In A Pandemic School Year Are Folly

WilliamsportS Editorial: Speed Repairs To Hazardous Public Schools

PG: Penn State Plans In-Person Fall Classes, Will Distribute $27.5 Million In COVID Financial Aid

PennLive: Despite Pandemic, These New Businesses, Medical Centers, Homes Opening In Central PA


Spotlight PA: Dr. Levine Questioned On Missing PA Nursing Home Data In Federal Confirmation Hearing

TribLive: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Criticized For Comments During Hearing On Dr. Levine’s Confirmation

The Hill: Federal Judge In Texas Rules CDC Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional

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[Posted: February 26, 2021]

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