Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.1.21

returns to voting session April 5, 6, 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Cap-Star: As Republicans Shift Election Strategy From Lawsuits To Laws, Voting Rights Advocates Warn Of Plummeting Participation [Includes PA]

Spotlight PA: Senate Republican Leaders Tap Well-Connected PA Political Operative To Lead Campaign Arm - Ray Zaborney

PG Editorial: Senate, House Lawmakers Should Submit Proof Of Their Expenses Before Asking Taxpayers To Cover Them

PennLive: Gov. Tom Ridge Expounds On Virtues Of Civility, Leadership In Governing

John Baer: Recent History Tells PA Where To Spend Pandemic Relief Funds; Let’s See If PA Listens

AP: Capitol Preservation Committee OK’s Renovating Governor’s Offices In State Capitol

TribLive: PennDOT To Spend $300 Million On Construction In Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence Counties

PennLive: PennDOT Reminds Customers To Use Official PennDOT Site To Renew Licence/Registrations; Beware Of Scams -

Inquirer: How Long Must PA Prop Up A Dying Racehorse Industry?

ScrantonT Editorial: They’re Off!... To Graves At Public Expense [PA Horseracing]

PG: ‘Somebody’s Going To Have To Start Listening,’ Comes Plea From Lock Haven University Town

Inquirer: Temple Reports Students Still In Need, Even After Federal COVID Aid

WHYY: College Students In Philly, Beyond Struggling To Afford Food, Housing

TribLive Editorial: Public School Pension Headaches On Horizon?

MCall: Lehigh Valley Cities Try To Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

WHYY: Philly To Unveil Long-Awaited Update To Plan To Fight Gun Violence In April

WHYY: Philly Prisons Announce Security Changes After Man Killed On The Grounds

Cap-Star: Democrats Snub Philly DA, Won’t Endorse Him In District Attorney Primary

Bill White: Why The Battle Over Morning Call Ownership Matters

Biden Infrastructure Package

AP: Biden Announces Huge Infrastructure Plan To ‘Win The Future’

TribLive: Biden Unveils $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan In Pittsburgh Stop

PG: ‘We Have To Move Now’ Biden Details His $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Cap-Star: Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: ‘A Once In A Generation Investment’

VOX: Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure And Jobs Plan Explained

NPR: Here’s What’s In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal

Gov. Wolf: Praises Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Plan

WESA: Local Leader Says Federal, State, Local Cooperation Needed To Address Failing Infrastructure

Inquirer: PA, NJ Hoping For Billions From Biden For Roads, Bridges, Transit Lines

WHYY: Philly Could Benefit From Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

PG: Congress Faces A Tough Construction Project With Infrastructure Bills

Reid Frazier: Biden’s Climate-Focused Infrastructure Plan Geared To Curb U.S. Carbon Emissions

The Center Square: Biden Proposes $16 Billion For Plugging Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells In U.S.


Op-Ed: I Dream Of Serving In Military, But Can’t Until Biden Reinstates Program For Non-Citizen Recruits

Civil Justice

Op-Ed: Racism On PA High School, College Campuses Creates Barriers To Opportunity - Reps Madden, Keyatta

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

ScrantonT: D.C. Federal Court Takes Control Of Case Involving Fmr Republican House Candidate From Luzerne County Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol

ScrantonT Editorial: How Every Day Became April Fools’ Day


Dept. Of Health: Reports 44 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,557 New Cases-- 3.31.21

TribLive: PA Reports 4,000+ COVID Cases For 4th Time In A Week

WESA: Allegheny County COVID Numbers Keep Going Up

TribLive: University Of Pittsburgh Issues Shelter-In-Place Order Amid COVID Surge

PG: Pitt Orders 29,000 Main Campus Students To Shelter-In-Place As COVID Surge Continues

YorkD: PA Still Plans To Lift Some Mitigation Efforts April 4

WilliamsportS: Lycoming County Extends COVID Disaster Emergency Declaration

LancasterOnline Editorial: Pandemic Isn’t Over Yet

Dept. Of Health: PA Accelerating Vaccine Eligibility To Phases 1B, 1C and 2 

PG: PA To Move Into Phase 1B Of Vaccinations April 5; Phase 1C A Week Later

PennLive: Everyone In PA Will Be Eligible For COVID Vaccines Starting April 19

AP: PA To Make All Adults Vaccine Eligible By April 19

TribLive: All PA Residents Can Schedule COVID Vaccines In April

Ford Turner: PA Will Make All Residents Eligible For COVID Vaccine On April 19; Speeds Up timetable For Upcoming Phases

Spotlight PA: All PA Adults Eligible For COVID Vaccine As Of April 19, Wolf Says

MCall: Lehigh Valley Vaccine Providers Ready For Coming Demand

ErieT: Erie County Officials Praise New COVID Vaccine Plan

PG: Pennsylvanians Are Crossing The Ohio Border For COVID Shots

ErieT: PA Doesn’t Track People Getting COVID Shots Out Of State

WHYY: PA Scraps Controversial Plan For Regional Vaccination Sites In SE

PG: Clerical Error Blamed For COVID Vaccine Suspension In McKean County

TribLive: Plum School District Summer Programs Designed To Help Students’ Grades, Mental Health Impacted By Pandemic

WHYY: PA Utility Shut-Offs Resume On April 1, Here’s What You Can Do If You Owe

Inquirer: How These Philadelphia Restaurants Are Not Only Surviving Pandemic, They’re Doing Well


The Hill: Future Shipments Of J&J COVID Vaccine Halted After Error Ruined 15 Million Doses

AP: Pfizer Says Its COVID Vaccine Protects Younger Teens

AP: Medics Despair As France’s ‘Third Way’ COVID Strategy Flails

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[Posted: April 1, 2021]

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