Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.3.21

returns to voting session April 5, 6, 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

KDKA: House Committee Wrestles With Election Changes Amid Concerns Over Voter Suppression

Politics PA: Democrats Pick Candidate To Run In House Race To Replace Rep. Pyle

YorkD: York County To Improve election Results Reporting, Overhaul Website

Spotlight PA: PA Legislation Legalizing Marijuana Remains Unlikely As Neighboring States Go For It

PG: Senators Costa, Fontana Push MLB To Hold All-Star Game In Pittsburgh

Cap-Star: Historic PA Public School Funding Lawsuit Finally Heading To Trial This Fall 

WBTimes: School Funding Suite, With WB School District And Resident, Gets Court Date

LancasterOnline: Lancaster School District’s Landmark School Funding Lawsuit Gets Tentative Trial Date

AP: Federal Judge Tosses Claims By Chinese-born Temple Professor Over Arrest

KYW: Philly Council Meeting About Gun Violence Interrupted When Advocate’s Brother Is Shot

Column: Reality Of Philadelphia’s Gun-Violence Epidemic Crashes A Virtual Hearing

BillyPenn: New Philadelphia Data Dashboard Tracks Violence In City

YorkD: ‘Gun Squad’ Targeting York City’s Illegal Gun Trade

ScrantonT: Parents Of Convicted Cop Killer Not Entitled To Return Of Dozens Of Firearms Seized From Their Home

Ford Turner: Drug Treatment Centers Violated Regulations By Failing To Make Timely Reports Of 23 Deaths, No Fines Issued

MCall: Lawmakers Dismayed By Lack Of Data On Drug Treatment Center Violations

Paul Muschick: Why Sen. Browne’s Plan Is Best Way To Increase Minimum Wage

PennDOT: Federal REAL ID Enforcement Begins Oct. 1, 2021

Inquirer: Unclear Ownership Impedes Upkeep, Sale Of Houses In Philly, City Is Working On A Solution

ScrantonT: Amazon To Open 1 Million Square Foot Warehouse In Lackawanna County

Federal Stimulus Aid

Inquirer Editorial: Federal Money Will Aid Philly Schools, But It’s Not A Cure-All

Biden Infrastructure Package

TribuneD: Toomey Calls For ‘Sensible’ Approach To Infrastructure Funding

Stephen Caruso: Biden’s Amtrak Bet Excites PA Officials, But Much Could Derail Efforts


TribLive: Cong. Lamb Visits Striking ATI Steelworkers, Calls For Federal Health Insurance Help

Column: Cong. Joyce Talks Like A Conservative, But He Hasn’t Acted Like One Lately By Going To Biden’s White House

AP: Big Effort Aims To Elect Candidates With Science Backgrounds [PA Included]

Civil Justice

Inquirer: Retired Philly Police Officers Apologize For Fundraising Effort Blaming George Floyd For His Own Death

CentreDT: Group Investigates Penn State’s Academic Culture, Racism, Comes To Some Painful Conclusions

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Inquirer: Philly’s Acting U.S. Attorney Launches Network To Defuse Risk Of Extremist Violence

AP: Pressure Mounts On Corporations To Denunce Republican Voter Suppression Bills


Dept. Of Health: Reports 40 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,343 New Cases-- 4.3.21

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

PennLive: COVID Percent Positivity Rate Continues To Rise, Indicating Another Wave Of Infections

TribLive: Pitt COVID Surge: 54 New Cases In 2 Days

MCall: Community Spread, Not More In-Person Education To Blame For School Closures

TribLive: PA To Lift Telework Mandate April 4, Although It Will Still Be Encouraged

WHYY: PA Officials To Life Telework Mandate, But Working From Home Still Encouraged

WESA: What Will Looser Restrictions Mean For PA Bars, Restaurants And Their Staff?

ScrantonT: Pizzerias Facing Staffing Shortages

TribLive: Judge: Allegheny County Restaurant Can’t Flout COVID Rules While Waiting To Appeal Ruling On Restrictions

MCall: PA Moves To Next Vaccine Phase Monday, Who Can Sign Up For COVID Shots

Ford Turner: Republican Lawmakers Begin Push To Prohibit COVID Vaccine Passports In State

PG Editorial: Vaccine Passport Could Prove Cautious Way Forward In Reopening U.S. Economy

WHYY: Guard Your COVID Vaccine Card, Looks Like You’re Going To Need It

Gov. Wolf: Successful Teacher, School Staff Vaccination Completed Ahead Of Schedule

Citizens V. Luzerne Community College Not Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Students

PennLive: Wolf Says He Won’t Butt In Line, But Will Sign Up Soon For Vaccine

PG: Campaign Aims To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy In Pittsburgh’s Latino Community

WBTimes: COVID Testing Site Open In Wilkes-Barre

PG: Allegheny County H.S. Pulls Out Of Wrestling Tournament Due To COVID Cases

State Police: Liquor Enforcement Issues 8 NOVs, 18 Warnings For COVID Violations Mary 29-31

ScrantonT: Judge Dismisses COVID Safety Lawsuit Against Dunmore Meatpacking Plant

CitizensV: Utilities Will Try To Help Customers With Overdue Bills In NE

PG: Braced For Pandemic-Driven Property Assessment Appeals, Allegheny County Gets A Surprise

LancasterOnline: 3 More Municipalities Set To Consider Resolution Urging County Health Dept.


AP: Fully Vaccinated Can Travel Again, Says New CDC Guidance

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[Posted: April 3, 2021]

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