Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.11.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21
Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

*PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: New Unemployment Comp System; Vaccine Eligibility Expands; Direct Shipment Of Wine/Liquor [PaCN]  4.11.21    

AP: PA Lawmakers Seek Long-Term Limit On Governors’ Emergency Power 

PG Editorial: Disaster Declarations Are the Governor’s Domain: If Constitutional Amendments Are Approved Politics Would Take Over And That’s A Frightening Thought

Op-Ed: Wolf’s Woes Shape 2022 Elections

Pittsburgh Courier: Western PA Black Political Assembly Has A Message

Stephen Caruso: PA Unemployment System To Undergo Long Sought Upgrade In June, Though Concerns Linger

Op-Ed: Election Reform Can Ensure Free And Fair Elections That Include Mail-In Voting - Mark Singel

ScrantonT Editorial: Pursue Justice For Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse On 2 Tracks

Inquirer: A Guide To Legal Woes Facing PA School Employees Pension Fund

PG Editorial: State-Owned University System Must Change

ABC27: Harrisburg Area Native Becomes First Black Woman To Head State Police Troop

WHYY: Philadelphia-Area Advocates Call For End To Youth Incarceration: Care, Not Control

Op-Ed: Naloxone Delivery Falling Short In PA

ScrantonT: Scranton Residents Again Bear County’s Largest Tax Burden, Analysis Shows

Inquirer: ShopRite Owner Forms Partnerships With Philadelphia's Black-owned Food Businesses

TribLive: ATI Calls On Steelworkers Union To Let Employees Vote On Contract Offer

PG: Candidates For Mayor In Pittsburgh Offers Different Views On Affordable Housing


Op-Ed: 20 Years After Anthrax Panic, America Still At Risk For Biological Threats - Gov. Tom Ridge, Fmr Sen. Tom Daschle

ScrantonT Editorial: Take Global Look At Federal Court Appointments

Civil Justice

MCall: Following 2 Fatal Police Shootings, Lehigh Valley Officials Weigh Crisis Programs To Avert Tragedy

TribLive Editorial: Keeping A Community Intact When ‘Gentrification’ Beckons

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

LancasterOnline: Ephrata Man Wanted By FBI In Connection With Assault On U.S. Capitol Shown In Video [#40 in PA] 

AP: ‘Clear The Capitol,’ VP Pence Pleaded, Timeline Of Assault On U.S. Capitol


Dept. Of Health: Reports 40 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,882 New Cases-- 4.10.21

MCall: COVID Hospitalizations Rising Again In Lehigh Valley, This Time It’s More Younger People

TribLive: Pennsylvania’s COVID Hospitalizations Continue Upward Trend

ErieT: Erie County’s COVID Cases Rise For 2nd Straight Week

PG: NAACP Vaccine Clinic In Pittsburgh Aims To Dash Hesitancies

Inquirer: South Philly Clinic Vaccinated Over 1,000 PeopleWith Low-Tech Sign-Up Process

The Atlantic: Vaccine Refusal Doesn’t Just Cost Lives, It Also Costs Money

The Atlantic: The Way Out Of COVID Brain Fog [PA Example] 

CentreDT: 95% Efficacy For COVID Vaccines doesn’t Mean A 5% Infection Risk, Here’s Why

WBTimes: COVID Measures Likely Led To Mild Flu Season

ScrantonT: School Districts Plan Summer Schools, Curriculum Upgrades With COVID Relief Funds

ScrantonT: Private Cyber Charter Schools To Receive $201 Million In COVID Relief

TribLive: Restaurant Restrictions Loosened, But Workers Hard To Find In Western PA

PA Cap-Star: Socked By the Pandemic, Philly Forgoes Property Reassessments For 2nd Year In A Row

MCall: Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ Game Called Off Due To COVID Issues

PG: Pandemic Didn’t Stop Red Cross Disaster Volunteers From Serving Their Community

Federal COVID Aid

ScrantonT: School Districts Plan Summer Schools, Curriculum Upgrades With COVID Relief Funds

ScrantonT: Private Cyber Charter Schools To Receive $201 Million In COVID Relief

LancasterOnline: How Did Lancaster County Spend Its $95 Million In Federal CARES Aid?

TribLive: Westmoreland Municipal Leaders Awaiting Answers On Expected Pandemic Relief Mondy

Inquirer: At Schools, Airports, Mushroom Farms, Democrats Outline Benefits Available Under Biden’s Stimulus Package


TribLive: Australia Halts AstraZeneca Vaccine For Most People Under 50

TribLive: U.K. Advises AstraZeneca Vaccine Not Be Given ToUnder-30s Amid Clot Worry

Post: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down California COVID Ban On In-Home Bible Study Meetings [PA’s restrictions did not cover religious services]

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