Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.5.21

returns to voting session April 5, 6, 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Cap-Star: 7 Top State Officials Lead Under ‘Acting’ Label; Await Senate Confirmation

TribLive: Sen. John Heinz Remembered 30 Years After Tragic Death

YorkDR: PA’s Move Over Law Protecting Emergency Response Areas Takes Effect End Of April

Op-Ed: Mass Shootings Destroy Lives, Perpetuate Institutional Racism Against Black, Brown Americans

PG Editorial: Allegheny County Executive Vetoed Paid Sick Leave Bill For Right Reason

ScrantonT: North Pocono School District Reimbursed Property Owners $575,000 So Far For Tax Error

Inquirer: Housing Advocates See Denser Buildings As An Answer, But Not All Density Is Good Density

WHYY: How Philly And Pennsylvania Grew To Dominate The Candy Industry

MCall: $680 Million Bid For Tribune Publishing, Parent Of Morning Call

Biden Infrastructure Package

AP: Biden’s Big Infrastructure Plan Hits McConnell, Republican Blockade

Bloomberg: Republicans Signal Support For Infrastructure Plan Cut By Two-Thirds

Federal COVID Aid

TribLive Editorial: Following The Local Money Of The American Rescue Plan


NPR: States Step In To Stop Colleges Holding Transcripts Ransom For Unpaid Bills

AP: Corporations Gave Over $50 Million To Republican Voting Restriction Backers

Civil Justice

PG: Pitt’s Office Of Child Development Fights Racism With Reading

AP: Amid Outcry, States Push Mental Health Training For Police [PA Included]

Op-Ed: Mass Shootings Destroy Lives, Perpetuate Institutional Racism Against Black, Brown Americans

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Post: How America’s Surveillance Networks Helped FBI Catch The Capitol Assault Mob [PA defendants used as an example]

Post: Inside A Stealth ‘Persuasion Machine’ Promising Republican Victories In 2022 [Active In PA]

Reuters: Wisconsin Seeks $145,000 In Legal Fees For Trump’s ‘Bad Faith’ Election Lawsuit

The Guardian: Dominion Voting: Will One Company Bring Down Trump’s Empire Of Disinformation?


Dept. Of Health: Reports 12 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 6,651 New Cases [2 Day Totals]-- 4.5.21

Inquirer: PA Finally Expanding Vaccine Eligibility, But Perceptions Of Rocky Rollout Linger

WHYY: Montgomery County To Debut New Vaccine Appointment System To Eliminate Line-Jumping

PG Editorial: America Should Share Vaccine With The World

Cap-Star Editorial Cartoon: Take The Marshmallow Test

LancasterOnline Editorial: (Again) Why Lancaster County Needs A Health Department

Inquirer: To Reopen Faster, More Safely, World Needs COVID Test For People With No Symptoms

PG: Pittsburgh Schools Set To Reopen After A Year Of COVID, Criticism, Challenge

LancasterOnline: Enforcement Of COVID Requirements For Restaurants Driven By Thousands Of Public Complaints

PG: PA Restaurants, Bars Optimistic As 75% Capacity Starts Today

TribLive: Restaurants Seeing Resurgence As Restrictions Loosened

PG: As Restaurant Restrictions Ease, Customers Happily Return To Their Favorite Spots

CitizensV: Help Wanted: Luzerne County Restaurants Looking For Help As Occupancy Limits Increase

LancasterOnline: Restaurant Workers Can Make More On Unemployment Than From Working

PG: Wolf’s Increase In Indoor Capacity Limit Doesn’t Mean Much For Pittsburgh Gyms


WBTimes: Dramatic Drop In Flu, Common Viruses Raises Questions: Masks Forever?

The Guardian: Ontario Hastily Reverses Reopening As New Variants Usher In Third Wave Of COVID Cases

Post: In Another Locked Down, A Tired Italy Can’t Escape The Virus

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[Posted: April 5, 2021]

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