Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.18.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21 [April 26, 27, 28-canceled]
Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

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*PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: What’s Next For Election Law Changes, Vaccine Hesitancy, Speaker Pro Tempore [PaCN]  4.18.21

Gov. Wolf: Medical Marijuana Program Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary, Continues Commitment To Patients

WBTimes: Sen. Yudichak Chairs Hearings On Impact Of Technology, Energy Infrastructure

Inquirer: FBI Probes PA School Employee Pension Fund’s $14 Million In Harrisburg Building Projects

Inquirer: Bad Math: PA School Employee Pension Fund Was Warned, But Inflated Investment Returns Anyway

ScrantonT: Scranton Backs Lawsuit Challenging PA’s Restrictions On Local Gun Control

ScrantonT: Gun Shop Owners Continue To Experience Firearm, Ammo Shortages

Op-Ed: PA’s Toomey Needs To Lead The Fight For Universal Gun Background Checks

BillyPenn: Northern Liberties Gym Owner Who Grew Up In The Streets Is Giving Philly Kids An Alternative

PennLive: Duncannon Recoups Money Lost During Cyber Attack In Perry County


ErieT: Why Erie?  Migrant Children From Border Housed In Sole State Shelter

PG Editorial: No U.S. Supreme Court Packing

NYT: As Afgan War Is Ending, A PA Town Exhales [Canonsburg, Washington County]

Op-Ed: Both Parties Should Reject Hysteria, Hatred - Mark Singel

WPost: Republicans’ Gradual Descent Into “Replacement Theory Of Native-Borne Americans And ‘Nativist Dog Whistles’

Civil Justice

Inquirer: Philly Protesters Demand Justice In Police Killings Of Black People

WHYY: Dozens March In Philadelphia In Protest Of The Killing Of Daunte Wright By Police

BillyPenn: Philadelphia Retracts, Apologizes For ‘Fear-Mongering’ Request From Philly Police To Community Groups

ABC27: Dozens March For Social Justice In Cumberland County

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

FinancialT: Congressional Republicans Loyal To Trump Set Fundraising Records In First Quarter

NYT: Fundraising Surged For Congressional Republicans Who Sought To Overturn The Election


Dept. Of Health: Reports 39 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 5,114 New Cases-- 4.17.21

NYT: Virus Cases, Hospitalizations Rise Sharply In PA, Dozens Of Other States See High Caseloads

CitizensV: Effort To End COVID Becomes Race Against Vaccine Hesitancy, Misinformation

TribLive: COVID Cases Continue Slow Increase As Over 40% Of Residents Has At Least 1 Vaccine Dose

MCall: 5,114 New COVID Cases, 30% Of Lehigh Valley Fully Vaccinated

ScrantonT: New Daily COVID Cases Fall In NE PA

PG: Allegheny County Reports 405 New COVID Cases, 2 Deaths

PG: Vaccination Clinic Targets Pittsburgh’s Latino Community

MCall: Vulnerable Immigrants, Refugees In Lehigh Valley Struggle To Get Vaccine

ScrantonT: As COVID Surge Continues, End To Pandemic Still Distant

Ford Turner: Republican Lawmaker Seeks Prohibition On Business Closures, Stay At Home Orders Regardless Of Declared Health Emergency; Wolf’s Office Calls It ‘Dangerous’

WHYY: Pandemic Creates New Hurdles For Educators, Families Of Philadelphia's Youngest English Language Learners

WHYY: Philly Mayor Touts Funding For Education In His Proposed Budget As Key To City’s Pandemic Recovery

PennLive: Penn State Football Practice With Fans In Stands Key Moment Amid Pandemic

Federal COVID Aid

WHYY: Distressed Schools Across PA Join Together To Push For $100 Million More In Federal Relief Funding From State

CitizensV: Luzerne County School Districts Receiving Nearly $200 Million In Federal COVID Relief

PG: Chartiers Valley School Administrators Proposed Increase In School Tax [Allegheny County]

PG: North Hills School Budget Forecasts Deficit [Allegheny County]


The Guardian: U.S. COVID Cases Rise 8% In 2 Weeks As More States Ease Restrictions

AP: Worldwide COVID Death Toll Tops 3 Million

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[Posted: April 18, 2021]

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