Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thursday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.22.21

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

House returns to voting session April 21, May 3, 4, 5

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

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TODAY 2:00: PEMA Director talks about flexible disaster emergency declarations.  Watch Live:  or 

AP: After Months Of Study, Lawmakers Face Election Law Change Decisions

John Baer: Politicians Push ‘Politics Of Overreach’ Regardless Of Consequences

PA Legislative Reapportionment Commission: Holds First Public Meetings April 26-27

PG: 16 House Members Form Bipartisan Working Group In [203 Member] House

TribLive Editorial: Labor Disputes Solved By Good-Faith Negotiation Show The Way Forward

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Gets Plenty of Mail-In Ballots But Not Like Last Year

WBTimes: Luzerne County Election Board Selects Chair

AP: Bill To Prevent Retail Shutdowns In Disaster Passes House [House Bill 747]

AP: Lawmakers Move Closer To Letting Child Sex Abuse Victims Sue

Spotlight PA: Relief For Child Sex Abuse Survivors Bill Revived In Senate After Wolf Administration Error

PA Cap-Star: Bill Aiding Abuse Survivor Lawsuits Clears Critical Senate Committee Hurdle, But Will It See A Vote?

PennLive: Bill Allowing Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Moves To Full Senate

Inquirer: PA School Employees Pension Fund Reversal Has Fmr Allies Questioning Its Strategy

PA Gaming Control Board: Levies Fines

Andrew Maykuth: Parx Casino Hit With First Fine For Online Gaming

MCall: Customer, Shooter Dead As A Result Of Shooting At Wawa Store In Lehigh Valley

NBC10: 2 Dead After ‘Indiscriminate’ Shooting Spree Outside Lehigh Valley Wawa

PennLive: Muncy State Prison Guard Suspended, Accused Of Improper Conduct With Female Inmates

The Atlantic: Reforms That Can Help Revive The American Dream Of Home Ownership [PA Based]

WHYY: PA Should Increase Early Childhood Investment By $250 Million, National Report Says

WilliamsportS Editorial: Wolf Wrong To Go It Alone Of Private Charter School Reform

PG: New Coalition Of 43 Groups Pushes Pittsburgh Transit To Reduce Fares For Low-Income Riders

WHYY: 100 Philly Companies, Including Comcast, Wawa, Vow To Diversity Supply Chains

Inquirer Editorial: Philly Council Member Eviction Bills Might Have Finally Cracked To Code For Fair Housing

TribLive: ATI Sets Deadline On Latest Offer To End Steelworkers Strike

PG: Butler Newspaper Sues Google, Facebook On Federal Antitrust Complaints

Civil Justice

PennLive: PA Legislative Black Caucus Says Policing Legislation Remains One Of Their Priorities This Session

WHYY: 4 Black Men Killed By Philly Police, And The Officers Who Haven’t Yet Faced A Jury

BillyPenn: Experts Call Philly’s New 911 Script A Good Idea, But Too Long

BillyPenn: Remains Of Children Killed In MOVE Bombing In Philadelphia Sat In A Box At Penn Museum For Decades

WESA: 2 Black Activist Groups Look Toward Future Of Racial Justice In Pittsburgh

PG: Moon Area School District Removes Slavery Assignment From Middle School Class Curriculum

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

ScrantonT: Fmr House Republican Candidate In Luzerne County Pleads Not Guilty, Awaits Trial On Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol

TribLive: South Fayette Man Charged In Assault On U.S. Capitol Has COVID, Hearing Delayed 

MCall: Swastika, Other Symbols Of Hate Found On Moravian College Campus


Dept. Of Health: Reports 52 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,192 New Cases-- 4.22.21

Ford Turner: Gov. Wolf: Full Reopening Could Happen 2 Weeks After 65-70% Of Population Vaccinated, Could Be Sooner If People WEar Masks, Socially Distance

Inquirer: More COVID Vaccinations Key To Fully Reopening PA, NJ Governors Say

AP: Bill To Prevent Retail Shutdowns In Disaster Passes House [House Bill 747]

Dept. Of Health: Reports 60 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,602 New Cases-- 4.21.21 [From App]

TribLive: Allegheny County’s COVID Case Average Drops To Lowest In Month

WESA: COVID Cases In Allegheny County Slowly Declining

ScrantonT: COVID Still Spreading In PA, NE PA

PG: Demand For COVID Vaccine Withers In PA, While High Case Counts Persist

ErieT: PA Has Plenty Of COVID Vaccines, Will Enough People Get Them?

TribLive: COVID Vaccine Supply Overtakes Demand In Allegheny County

PennLive: PA To Intensify Campaign Against COVID Vaccine Hesitancy

Inquirer: Vaccine Demand Down In Parts Of PA, Providers Worried About Reaching Herd Immunity

Gov. Wolf: Visits Guthrie Clinic To Talk Vaccine Progress, Hesitancy, Rural Reach

Spotlight PA: Workers In PA Prison, COVID Hotspots, Aren’t Getting Vaccinated, Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

TribLive: Pittsburgh Mercy To Offer Free COVID Vaccines Saturday At South Side Clinic

CitizensV: Luzerne County Efforts To Vaccinate Homeless Ongoing

Inquirer: The Shock And Reality Of Catching COVID After Being Vaccinated

PG: PA Republican Cong. Joyce Got The Vaccine, But Opposes Any Government-Backed Document To Prove It

MCall: Lehigh University To Require Students Have COVID Vaccine This Fall

PennLive: Lehigh University Joins Growing List Of Colleges Requiring COVID Vaccinations

CitizensV: Wilkes College Students, Employees Get Vaccinated

Inquirer: After A Year Of Pandemic, Wearing Masks Outdoors Is Up For Debate

PennLive: Federal Rescue Plan Fuels ‘Life-Altering’ Health Insurance Expansion, Savings In PA

WITF: Parents And Experts Worry About Loss Of Social Skills During Pandemic

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[Posted: April 22, 2021]

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