Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.24.21

returns to voting session April [26-canceled] , 27, 28

House returns to voting session May 3, 4, 5

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

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CentreDT: How One Man Is Raising Awareness About Gerrymandering: Voting ‘Districts Belong To The Voters’

WilliamsportS: PA Republicans Eye Photo ID, Signature Matching For Future Elections

LancasterOnline Editorial: Frustration Over Harrisburg’s Inability To Be Efficient, Meet Problems Head-On

Stephen Caruso: House Republican Leadership Set To Fundraise With Rep. Bernstine Who They Called On To Resign Over Videos Of His 5-Year Old Son Smoking A Cigar 

Op-Ed: Why Judicial Candidates On The PA Ballot Need Our Rigorous Vetting - Philly Bar Assn., Judicial Commission

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County OKs 6 Ballot Drop Box Sites For Primary Election

Inquirer: Pennsylvanians Pay Extra For Public Pensions

Gov. Wolf: Joins State, Local Officials, Community Leaders To Discuss Coordinated Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence

Inquirer: Wolf Joins City, State Officials In Pledging To Address Gun Violence In Philadelphia

PLS Reporter: Democratic Lawmakers Look To Bring More Citizen Voice To Prison Oversight

YorkDR: Protection From Abuse Orders Rose By Almost 37% In York County In 2020, Data Shows

Inquirer: Police In Philly, Beyond Struggling With Shortage of Recruits, A Surge In Retirements

YorkDR: York County Clerk Of Courts Effectively Cuts Off Free Public Access To Criminal Records

ErieT: Migrant Children Staying In Erie DormTo Be Transferred, No Timetable For Move

CourierT: Bucks County Community College Names New President

Op-Ed: One Reason Tuition Keeps Soaring? Colleges’ Unhealthy Obsession With ‘Yield’

MCall: Poll: Allentown Residents Still Positive About City, But Think It’s Headed In Wrong Direction

Biden Infrastructure Plan

Inquirer: Biden Wants Local Govt. To Provide Broadband, Could They Compete With Comcast, Verizon?

The Hill: Sen. Manchin Floats Breaking Up Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal

NPR: West Virginia Unions Pressure Sen. Manchin To Back Biden On Infrastructure Plan

Utility Dive: Power Grid Upgrade Absent In U.S. Senate Republican Infrastructure Proposal


PG: Cong. Lamb Requests $22 Million In Earmarks For 6 Regional Transportation Projects

Civil Justice

WHYY: Here’s The Status Of Police Reform Proposals In General Assembly

TribLive: Pittsburgh Mayor To Introduce City-Level Hate Crime Legislation

MCall: Philanthropist Charles Marcon Donates $2.5 Million To Start Racial Justice Institute At Lehigh U.

PennLive Editorial: After Chauvin’s Conviction, We Need To Change The Way Police Do Their Jobs

PG Editorial: Biden, Waters Made Ill-Timed Statements During George Floyd Murder Trial Highlighting Need For Reform


Dept. Of Health: Reports 59 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,188 New Cases-- 4.23.21 [From App]

TribLive: COVID Cases Taper In PA, But Deaths, Hospitalizations Remain A Concern

PG: PA COVID Infections Drop Sharply This Week

Dept. Of Health: Notified Vaccine Providers To Resume Use Of J&J Vaccine Following FDA/CDC Recommendations 

PennLive: PA Provides Can Start Offering J&J Vaccination Again

TribLive: Western PA Health Systems Look At CDC Guidance On Resuming J&J Vaccine

PG: 45% Of PA’s Eligible Population Has Received At Least One Vaccine Dose

WITF: Public Health Leaders Work To Win Over PA Republicans Who Say They Won’t Get Vaccinated

ErieT: 100,000 People: Erie County Reaches COVID Vaccination Milestone

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Ranks Near Top In COVID Vaccinations

TribLive: Map Shows Where To Get A COVID Vaccine In Allegheny County

Inquirer: Nervous About Getting COVID Vaccine?  Don’t Believe These Myths

Dept. Of Health: Updates COVID Vaccine Dashboard To Highlight Race, Ethnicity Data By County

WESA: COVID VaccineInequity Between Black, White Allegheny County Residents Increases

TribLive: What To Do With Your COVID Vaccination Card

WHYY: Penn, Drexel To Require Student Vaccinations This Fall; Weekend Mass Vaccine Clinics

WHYY: Philadelphia Allows Bar Seating To Reopen As COVID Cases Decline

TribLive: Biden Spokeswoman: Pandemic ‘Exposed What A Problem We Have’ In Nursing Homes, Including In Western PA [Regional Briefing]                                                                     


AP: U.S. To Resume J&J COVID Vaccinations Despite Rare Clot Risk

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Dept. Of Health: Reports 45 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,164 New Cases-- 4.24.21 [From App]

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