Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.8.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Stephen Caruso: Rep. Metcalfe Organizes Meeting Of House Republicans With Trump-Aligned Fmr Kansas Official On Election Legislation 

John Micek: Rep. Metcalfe Brags About Owning The Liberals; What Legislating And Feeding Raccoons Have In Common

AP: House Passes Bill To Establish 2-Year Window For Lawsuit By Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse

AP: PA School Employees Pension Fund Discloses Federal Investigation, Subpoenas  

Jan Murphy: House Passes Bill Allows Fire Companies, Nonprofits To Hold Online Raffles, Drawings

WBTimes: Luzerne County Election Board Issues Plea For Chair Applicants

Op-Ed: Solving Gun Violence In Philly Needs More Than Buzzwords

CitizensV Editorial: Lawmakers Should Put Pot Plans In Place

Jan Murphy: Faculty Oppose PA State Universities’ Proposed Consolidation Plans

PG: Survey Of Faculty At 6 State-Owned Universities Shows Scant Support For Mergers

ErieT: NW PA Collegiate Academy Social Justice App Wins $65,000 Samsung Tech Contest

Inquirer: Philly Schools Need More Resources, Principals Talk About A Crisis In The District

PG Editorial: Universal Preschool Should Pay For Itself In The Long Run

TribLive Editorial: A Mental Health Clinic Has To Go Somewhere

PennDOT: Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until April 30

ScrantonT: Broadband In Lackawanna County’s Rural Areas Could Improve With Grant Help

PG: AT&T Sues Pittsburgh Over Failure To Process Applications To Build Cell Structures

WHYY: Philly Pols Eye Wage, Business Tax Cuts Ahead Of Next City Budget

Biden Infrastructure Plan

AP: Biden Open To Compromise On Infrastructure, But Not Inaction

Op-Ed: Transforming The Mon Valley - Reps. Davis, Pisciottano, Markosek, Lee


Politics PA: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jeff Bartos Raises Nearly $1.2 Million In 1st Quarter

Inquirer: Trump Favorite Sean Parnell Is 99% Sure He’s Running For U.S. Senate

Inquirer: PA Hospital Emergency Medicine Chief Jumps Into Democratic Race For U.S. Senate Seat

Politics PA: Cong. Houlahan Raises Over $580,000 In 1st Quarter

AP: Biden To Unveil Actions On Guns, Including New ATF Boss

The Guardian: Biden To Tackle Gun Violence With Executive Actions On Ghost Guns And Pistols

Civil Justice

WHYY: How To Report A Hate Incident In PA, NJ, DE

PennLive: Dickinson College Adds Context To Its History Thru New Campus tour Highlighting Slavery’s Shadow

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

LancasterOnline: Wife, Fellow Parishioners Of Lancaster County Man Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol Urge His Release

WHYY: How To Report A Hate Incident In PA, NJ, DE

The Guardian: West Virginia Republicans Seek To Criminalize Removal of Confederate Statues [PA Republicans have similar bill]


Dept. Of Health: Reports 42 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,746 New Cases-- 4.8.21

Dept. Of Health: Reports 48 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,643 New Cases-- 4.7.21

PennLive: COVID Hospitalizations Continue Upward Trend In PA

TribLive: Allegheny County Is In The 4th Wave Of COVID Cases, Officials Say

TribLive: Westmoreland County Surpasses 30,000 COVID Cases

PG: New COVID Cases Again Above 400 In Allegheny County

LancasterOnline: Officials Warn An Increase In COVID Hospitalizations Indicate A Precarious Point In Pandemic

TribLive: Officials: COVID Surge At Pitt ‘Endangering Our Campus And Surrounding Communities’

Ford Turner: Gov. Wolf Predicts All Pennsylvanians Who Want COVID Vaccine Will Have A Shot By Early May

TribLive: Wolf: Every Resident Wanting Vaccine Should Receive A Dose By May

AP: Wolf: Vaccine ‘Winning’ Against COVID Despite State Surge

PG: Wolf: Vaccine Is Winning Race Against Rising COVID Case

Gov. Wolf: Discusses Vaccine Equity, Program During Visit To McKeesport

PG: Allegheny Health Network, UPMC Plan Large Vaccine Clinics For Pittsburgh Area

TribLive: Mass Vaccine Clinics Coming Up In Western PA

PEMA: Announces Opening Of Regional Vaccination Clinic In Centre County

WHYY: Montgomery County Gets Its Largest Vaccine Allotment, 2 New Clinics Open Friday

Billy Penn: At Least One Quarter Of All Philly Residents Have Gotten A Vaccine Shot

PennLive: Penn State Health Says No-Shows Hindering COVID Vaccine Distribution

PennLive: Vaccination Appointments Available In Cumberland County

LancasterOnline: Thousands Of Appointments Available At Lancaster Mass Vaccination Center

ErieT: Erie’s Phase 1B Demand For COVID Vaccine Not As ‘Overwhelming’

CentreDT: Bryce Jordan Center Will Be Regional COVID Vaccination Center

Spotlight PA: Thousands In PA Prisons Will Be Offered COVID Vaccine

LancasterOnline: Will Lancaster County Colleges Require Students To Receive COVID Vaccine?

Dept. Of Agriculture: Urges Farmworkers To Get COVID Vaccine

Ford Turner: Wolf Says PA Not Working On Vaccine Passport, But Leaves Open Possible Use By Private Organizations; Republicans Continue Pushback

CitizensV: Luzerne County Supermarket ‘Spitter’ Refuses To Leave Church, Claims To Be ‘Child Of God’

Op-Ed: Imagine If Black Doctors COVID Consortium Helped Solve Philly’s Other Major Health Crises

PennLive: Clinking Glasses & Cries Of Cheers As PA Bar Service Returns

ErieT: COVID Changes Of Limited Help To Erie Eateries

LancasterOnline Editorial: Lancaster County Residents Clearly Want Restaurants To Comply With COVID Safety Measures

MCall: Lehigh Valley Limo Companies Decimated By COVID Hope Execs Ready To Ride In Style Again

ScrantonT Editorial: Let Courts Deal With COVID Liability Lawsuits

Inquirer: COVID Upended Education, How Will Schools Solve For Learning Loss?


WHYY: Rise In COVID Cases Halts Delaware Reopening Conversation

NPR: Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Say

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[Posted: April 8, 2021]

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