Friday, April 2, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.2.21

returns to voting session April 5, 6, 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Dept. Of Revenue: March State Revenue Collections Up $378.2 Million Over Estimate; Up $1.3 Billion Over Estimate For Fiscal Year

Independent Fiscal Office: March Revenues $284.2 Million Over IFO Estimates; Up $551.7 Million Over IFO Estimate For Fiscal Year

Stephen Caruso: Black Lawmaker Crusading For Mandatory Minimum Sentences Is Raising Eyebrows

Cap-Star: Philly Mayor Punts On Providing Update On Anti-Violence Plan As Homicides Surge

WHYY: Study Shows Returning Delaware County Prison To County Control Feasible

Inquirer: Cleaning A Homicide Scene Can Be Traumatizing, Expensive, In Philly, The Task Often Falls To The Families Of Victims

Inquirer: How Long Must PA Prop Up A Dying Racehorse Industry?

Insurance Dept. Approves Loss-Cost Reduction For Workers’ Comp Insurance Cutting Costs For Many Businesses

Op-Ed: PA Must Implement The Fair School Funding Formula With Fidelity

LancasterOnline Editorial: Some Young People Are Changing Their Minds About Becoming Teachers, Why?

Federal Stimulus Aid

ErieT: Latest Virus Aid Figures Set For Erie School District, Others; Spending Deadline Extended

Biden Infrastructure Package

KYW: Fmr Gov. Rendell Promoting Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

TribLive Editorial: Sensible Infrastructure Investment Can Bring Nation Together

PG Editorial: The Way Forward From The Inside Out: Infrastructure


PG: Cong. Lamb Leads Bipartisan Group Pressing For $18 Billion For State Transportation Agencies

PG: Fetterman Raises Over $3.9 Million In 1st Quarter For U.S. Senate Race 

WHYY: Sen. Street Running For U.S. Senate, And He’s Doing It ‘Old School’

Civil Justice

WESA: Policing Data Shows Gains In Pittsburgh, But Room To Improve

WHYY: Family Of Walter Wallace, Jr. Suing 2 Philly Police Officers Who Killed Him

WHYY: Philly Police Officer, Fmr Detective Arrested For Allegedly Beating Man With Autism

Op-Ed: How Muslims And Jews Can Address Hate Crimes And Promote Tolerance


Dept. Of Health: Reports 28 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,656 New Cases-- 4.2.21

Dept. Of Health: Reports 27 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 3,893 New Cases-- 4.1.21

TribLive: PA Saw Upswing In COVID Cases, Hospitalizations In March

ScrantonT: PA, NE PA Still Reporting Plenty Of New COVID Cases

MCall: COVID Case Surge Slows Amid Call For Continued Testing

YorkD Editorial: It’s Up To Us To Prevent Another Surge

PennLive: 32% Of Pennsylvanians Have Received 1 Dose Of Vaccine, But Hospitalizations And ICU COVID Cases Rising

PennLive: PA Must Convince Rural Residents ‘Freedom’ Hinges On COVID Vaccine, Health Secretary Says

Republicans Senators Phillips-Hill, Brooks To Introduce Bill To Prohibit Vaccine Passports

Paul Muschick: Why The Government Should Reject Vaccine Passports, But Not Stand In The Way Of Businesses Who Want To Use Them

WHYY: Philly Residents In Phase 1C Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting April 5

TribLive: Email Glitch Stops Allegheny County Health Vaccine Appointments For 2nd COVID Doze

PG: Pharmacy Chain Says Vaccine Appointments Available In Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset, Westmoreland Counties

Dept. Of Aging: Vaccine Providers Partner With Agencies On Aging To Help More Seniors Get Vaccine Appointments

WHYY: Community Health Clinics Positions To Vaccinate The Most Vulnerable, Do They Have What They Need?

Inquirer: Activists: Philly Is Finally Trying To Bridge Vaccine Gaps By Targeting Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

ErieT: Erie Doctors: Stay Vigilant About Preventing COVID

WPSU: Penn Staters Express Excitement, Worry For Fall In-Person Classes

PennLive: York County DA Discloses COVID Diagnosis

Dept. Of Labor & Industry: COVID Enforcement Actions March 22-26

PennLive: Central PA Restaurants See A Future Ahead As COVID Restrictions Loosen

WHYY: Here’s What Landlords, Tenants Need To Know About Philly’s New Eviction Rules

WESA: Lawsuit Settlement Will Bring Millions In Additional Food Stamp Funds To PA

Dept. Of Human Services: Deadline To Apply For Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program Extended To April 30

Dept. Of Labor & Industry: PennSERVE, AmeriaCorps COVID Relief Efforts Across PA

PennLive: The Season Inspires These Messages Of Hope From Central PA Religious Leaders


The Hill: White House Asks Governors For Help With J&J Vaccine

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[Posted: April 2, 2021]

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