Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.9.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Cap-Star: Report: PA A ‘Moderate Risk’ For Partisan Gerrymandering

WHYY: Voters’ Guide To PA’s 2021 Judicial Elections

AP: PA Supreme Court: Voters Who Sign Nominating Petition Must List Address They Are Registered To Vote At Or It Doesn’t Count

Dept. Of Labor & Industry: Will Transition To New Online Unemployment Compensation Claims System June 8

AP: PA Promises Quicker, Easier Unemployment Claims System

The Record: PA State Treasurer Asks For $3 Million Budget Increase

ScrantonT Editorial: Heads Must Roll At State School Employees Pension System

LancasterOnline Editorial: Lawmakers Ought To Implement Fair School Funding Formula Before Court Requires Them To

AG Shapiro: Announces Multi-Million Dollar Theft Charges Against State College Contractor

AP: AG Shapiro Accuses Construction Firm Of Stealing $20 Million From Workers

Jan Murphy: PA’s Move To New Unemployment Claims Computer System Set For June 8

Spotlight PA: Major PA State Contractor Accused Of Fleecing Employees To Pump Up Profits

AP: Defrocked PA Priest Revered In East Timor Accused Of Child Abuse

WITF: Child Advocates Train Community Members On Recognizing, Reporting Abuse

Jan Murphy: Dept. Of Human Services Says $100 Million In Monthly Food Aid Would Disappear If Disaster Emergency Declaration Ends; Republicans Cry Politics

Inquirer: Philly Acting U.S. Attorney, Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Unveil New Plan To Combat City’s Gun Violence

Inquirer: Ex-Drexel Student Will Be Deported For Ties To Yemeni Rebels

MCall: Schuylkill County Cheerleaders’ Snapchat Message Puts Student Speech In Front Of U.S. Supreme Court

TribLive: Parents Settle Dept. Of Corrections Suit Over Prison Suicide Of Their Son

PG: Duquesne University, Dannielle Brown Settle Claims Over Her Son’s Death

LancasterOnline: PA Supreme Court: Special Orders Of Wine, Liquor To Be Shipped To Customer, Not Liquor Control Board

TribLive: Westmoreland Casino To Host Free Table Games Dealer School

PG: Sports-Style Betting Lunge Getting Ready To Open At PPG Paints Arena In Pittsburgh

Dept. Of State: Survey Reveals Occupational Licensing Challenges For Veterans, Military Spouses

Dept. Of Education: Project To Provide Broadband Access To Underserved Communities Thru Libraries

TribLive: COVID Testing Blitz Undermined Screening, Fight Against STDs

Inquirer: Medical Device Companies Pay Doctors More Than Pharmaceuticals, Penn Study Finds

PG Editorial: PNC Offering Banking Services To Low-Income Families, Others Should Follow Suit

WITF: Biden Proposal To Change What Counts As Metro Area Could Switch Many Areas In PA To Non-Metro Areas


John Baer: Why Is PA Senate Race Getting So Much Buzz?  Lt. Gov. Fetterman Is Only One Reason

PG: Republican Parnell Said To Be Close To Committing For Run At U.S. Senate

AP: Biden Making New Moves On Guns, Including Naming ATF Boss

Gov. Wolf: Applauds Biden On Gun Safety Orders, Calls On PA Legislature To Take Action

YorkDR: Biden’s Order On Ghost Guns Called ‘Big Win’ In Effort To Curb Gun Violence

MCall: Toomey Signals Willingness To Work With Biden On Gun Control Efforts

ScrantonT Editorial: Minor Steps On Gun Safety

Inquirer: Cong. Matt Gaetz Money Gets Messy, PA Cong. Fitzpatrick Wants Nothing To Do With It

LancasterOnline: Cong. Smucker Visits U.S.-Mexico Border For Roundtable With Local Officials

Civil Justice

MCall: Lehigh County Twp. Police Officer Suspended, Charged With Assault After Off-Duty Fight Where He Had To Be ‘Forcibly Dragged Away’ From Choking Man

Inquirer: Suspect In 2nd Chinatown Assault Of The Week In Philadelphia Facing Ethnic Intimidation Charges

NPR: CDC Director Says Racism Is ‘Serious Public Health Threat’

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

USAToday: ‘Jan. 6 Changed Everything’: Will U.S. Capitol Riots Mark A Return To Fortress Policing?

The Atlantic: Georgia’s Voting-Rights Fiasco


Dept. Of Health: Reports 42 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,746 New Cases-- 4.8.21

TribLive: PA Sees Rise In COVIC Cases, Hospitalizations

PG: Allegheny County COVID Cases Dip Below 400

Op-Ed: My Father Died A Year Ago, Our Loss Is More Than A COVID Statistic

PennLive: PA Nears 6 Million Vaccinations, But Drops In National Ranking

Inquirer: As Expanded Eligibility Looms, Philadelphia Races To Vaccinate More Than Half Its Senior Population

TribLive: Allegheny Health Network, UPMC To Vaccinate 25,000 People At Drive-Thru Clinics

TribLive: Allegheny Health Network Expands Vaccine Eligibility For Weekend Clinics To Phase 1C

PG: Thousands Of Appointments Remain For Vaccine Clinics In Monroeville

ErieT: Wegmans Offers J&J Vaccine At Its Erie Pharmacies

ScrantonT: 200 Get First COVID Shot At Jessup Barbershop

TribLive: Allegheny County Jail Inmates Can Get Vaccinated Next Week

PG: Clinics Avoid Wasting Vaccine Doses By Hunting For Somebody, Anybody To Serve

Spotlight PA: Sen. Argall Wants To Compel Wolf Administration To Release Details Of Wasted COVID Vaccine Doses

Inquirer: PA Members Of Congress Seek White House Help To Keep Philly’s Mass Vaccination Site Open

PG: First COVID Vaccine Shot Just As Effective As 2nd, Fmr Pitt Dean Says

WESA: What Is A Vaccine Passport, And What Are These Credentials Used For?

NPR: Vaccine Passport Debate Began In 1897 Over A Plague Vaccine

WITF: Lancaster City Council Backs Push For County Health Dept.

LancasterOnline: Rep. Sturla Preparing Bill To Require All PA Counties to Have County Or Regional Health Dept.

PG: Allegheny County H.S. Makes Quick Return To Remote Learning Due To High Number Of COVID Cases

Inquirer: Philly Plans Vastly Expanded Summer School Open To All, Will Administer Most State Tests This Spring

WHYY: Philly District Offers Universal Summer School To Fight Academic ‘Regression’

MCall: Allentown School District Administrators Hit Payment To Promote Hybrid Learning

MCall: It’s Game On For Lehigh University, Lafayette College Football Rivalry Again

PG Editorial: Colleges Should Make Vaccines Available For Students, But Not Mandatory

MCall: Lehigh County Judge Warns COVID Restrictions No Excuse For Son Beating Dad To Death

PennLive: New Casinos, Stores, Businesses Coming To Central PA Despite Pandemic

Federal COVID Aid

Inquirer: These Employers Got $70 Million In Federal COVID Bailout Money And Still Laid Off 4,200 PA Workers


AP: Countries Worldwide Hit New Records For COVID Cases, Deaths

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[Posted: April 9, 2021]

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