Friday, April 30, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.30.21

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ABC27: Who Benefits From Gerrymandering: The Party In Power? Or Veteran Politicians?  ‘Yes’

CentreDT: Advocate- And Their Dogs- Rally In Bellefonte To ‘Hound’ Lawmakers About Redistricting Reform

The Center Square: Gov. Wolf Withdraws Cabinet Nominations Amid RGGI Dust-Up

Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Report Highlights Racial Disparities, Need For 2nd Degree Murder Statute Change

Inquirer: PA’s School Employees Pension Fund Faces Twin Probes Over Financial Results, Land Buys

PG: State Push For Road Funding Reform Remains Focused On Tolling Some Bridges

CitizensV: Luzerne Election Board Rejects More Ballot Drop Boxes, In-Person Voting Starts Monday

AltoonaM Editorial: It Should Be Easy To Vote, Hard To Cheat

PennLive: York Mini Casino Opens Hiring Center To Hire Hundreds As It Gears Up For Summer Opening

Guest Essay: Proposals To Expand Gaming Are A Threat To The Well Being Of Older Pennsylvanians

Spotlight PA: Oversight Of PA Recovery Homes Stalls As Officials, Advocates Disagree On Best Approach

PA Cap-Star: House, Senate Bills Would Mandate Protections, Sick Leave For Meatpacking, Food Processing Workers

LancasterOnline: Lancaster Woman Awarded $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Gov. Wolf: Honors Dept. Of Aging’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman For Work To Support Seniors During Pandemic

Dept. Of Human Services: PA Family Support Alliance Highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hotline For Reporting Child Abuse

WHYY: Philly City Council Passes ‘Bong Shop’ Ban

MCall: Bethlehem Principal Known For ‘Compassion And Grace’ Selected As PA Secondary Principal Of The Year

WHYY: Philly High School Puts Low-Income Students On Path To College Degree With Less Debt

PG Editorial: Full Reimbursement For Home-Schoolers

MCall: Kutztown University Officers Find Half-Stick Of Dynamite During Traffic Stop Of Student

Inquirer: Outside Money, FOP Factor Into Philly’s Democratic Primary For DA

PennLive: State College Ranks Highest In PA Housing Market, But How Did Harrisburg, Other Areas Fare?

MCall: Lehigh Valley’s Booming Housing Market Gaining Notice Nationally, See Where It Ranks

WHYY: Philadelphia’s Main Anti-Eviction Initiative Fights For Its Future

WHYY: Philly Courts Halt Sheriff Sales After Outcry Over Abrupt Shift To Online Platform

PG: Ex-Tax Collector In Beaver County Admits To $1 Million Embezzlement

TribLive: City Of Pittsburgh ‘Made A Mistake’ On Thousands Of Tax Bills

TribLive: Pittsburgh Mayor Announces $115 Million Commitments From Nonprofits To Fund Housing, Recreation, Social Service Programs In Lieu Of Taxes

PG: Pittsburgh Mayor Releases Plan For Contributions By Pittsburgh’s Large, Tax-Exempt Nonprofits

WHYY: Philly Workers, City Council Push For More Resources In City Budget To Enforce Pro-Worker Laws

PG Editorial: Banking At Post Offices Worked In The Past, Could Work Now

PG Editorial: PA’s ‘Move Over’ Law May Not Be As Safe As It Sounds

CourierT: Unemployment Claims In PA Declined Last Week

LancasterOnline: New Unemployment Claims In Lancaster County Jump 11% 


John Baer: Washington, D.C. Statehood Battle Says A Ton About Today’s Partisan Politics

Civil Justice

Tony Norman: Into An Octopus’ Garden Of Bigotry, Lies And Insincerity

Stephen Caruso: PA Racial Equality Amendment Has Precedent, And Online Skeptics

MCall: NAACP Condemns Video, Photo Appearing To Show Lehigh Valley Students Completing Viral ‘George Floyd Challenge’

PennLive: Harrisburg Community College Awarded $100,000 Grant To Use For Diversity Initiatives

PA's Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Inquirer: QAnon Supporters Listed Republican Candidate For PA Supreme Court As Speaker At Their Event, She Says She’s Not Going

LancasterOnline: Manheim Twp Man Charged In Assault On Capitol Freed By Judge Pending Trial


Dept. Of Health: Reports 39 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,607 New Cases-- 4.30.21 [From App]

Dept. Of Health: Reports 50 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 3,322 New Cases-- 4.29.21 [From App]

PennLive: Colleges, Cities Report Highest Numbers Of New COVID Infections In PA This Week

PG: Allegheny County COVID Cases Dip Again; Business Opportunities Bloom Despite Pandemic

AP: PA Dept. Of Health Contract Tracing Breach Impacts Private Info Of 72,000 People

Stephen Caruso: Third-Party Contact Tracer Left Pennsylvanians Personal Health Data Unsecured, Wolf Admin Says

WPIX: Unsecured Dept. Of Health COVID Contact Tracing Data Has Been Compromised

TribLive: Nearly Half Of All Pennsylvanians Have At Least 1 COVID Vaccine Shot

PG: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Giant Eagle To Partner For Student Vaccine Clinic

ScrantonT: Northeast PA Running Ahead Of Entire State In Vaccinations

CitizensV: COVID Vaccine Clinic Scheduled For Luzerne County Casino Next Week

Inquirer: Vaccination Rates Keep Rising In Some Philly Suburbs, Others Plateau, Facing Access And Hesitancy Challenges

Inquirer: Fmr Health Secretary Rachel Levine Visits Philly FEMA Vaccination Site And Sees Few Takers

WBTimes: Luzerne County Announces 2-Day Mass Vaccination Clinic Next Week

Dept. Of Human Services: Discusses Support For Long-Term Care Facilities Thru COVID Pandemic And Vaccination Data

PG: Less Than Half Of Personal Care, Assisted Living Home Staff Are Vaccinated, Rate Is Lower Than Nursing Home Staff

PG Editorial: More High Schools Should Offer Vaccine Clinics

WESA: All Pittsburgh Public School Students Return To In-Person Monday, Though Some Won’t Have Transportation

LancasterOnline Editorial: With COVID Numbers Still High, Safety Must Be Priority At Proms

PG: Federal Judge Tosses COVID-Related Tuition Reimbursement Suit Against University Of Pittsburgh

Dept. Of Drug & Alcohol Programs: Highlights Impact Of COVID On Individuals With Substance Use Disorders Thru Opioid Disaster Declaration

TribLive: PA Drug Overdose Deaths Rose In 2020 Likely Fueled By Pandemic, Officials Say

WilliamsportS: Lawmakers, Business Leaders Share Concerns About COVID Financial Impact

PG: During Pandemic Lockdowns, Entrepreneurs Step Up Plans To Launch Or Grow Ventures

WBTimes Editorial: Positioning NE PA To Reap Benefits From Pandemic’s Changes

Federal COVID Relief

WESA: Allegheny County Expected To Get Over $380 Million In Federal COVID Relief, Who Decides How To Spend The Money?

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[Posted: April 30, 2021]

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