Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.13.21

returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Click Here for LATEST Updated PA Capitol NewsClips

AP: PA Voters To Weigh In On PA Government Pandemic Power Struggle

WITF: PA Republicans Still Mad PA Supreme Court Ruled Against Them In Election Law Cases, Here’s Why It Matters Now

YorkDR: Election Directors, County Officials Describe ‘Breaking Point,’ Need For Reform

State Treasurer, Dept. Of Labor & Industry: Recapture $800 Million In Unemployment Benefits Targeted By Fraudsters

ErieT: Unemployment Claims In PA Increased Last Week - The Numbers

TribLive Editorial: The Baffling Delay In Fixing The State’s Unemployment System

WLVR: DNS Warns Many Could Go Hungry If PA Limits Disaster Declarations

Op-Ed: Flexible Disaster Emergency Declarations Are Crucial Part Of Response, Recovery Process - PEMA Director

WBTimes: Voters Not Registered Democrat Or Republican Can Vote For Constitutional Questions On May Primary Ballot

Dept. Of State: 600,000+ Pennsylvania Voters Applied For Mail-In Ballots For May Primary

CitizensV: Nearly 19,000 Mail-In Ballots Requested In Luzerne County, All Voters May Vote In Primary

Meadville Tribune: Republican Lawmakers Question Private Donations To Counties To Help Them Run Elections [Even Though They Don’t Provide Counties With Money To Run Elections]

WESA: A Voter Guide To PA’s 2021 Judicial Elections

Jan Murphy: PA Senate Will Look To Extend Remote Participation Rules

LancasterOnline: House Speaker Bryan Cutler Quarantining Due To COVID Exposure

PA Cap-Star: Here’s What Your Tax Dollars Buy You In Every State, How Does PA Stack Up?

AltoonaM Editorial: Approach State Finances With Caution

PA Cap-Star: PA House, Senate Bills Would Ban Gay, Trans-Panic Defense

PG: Felon Sentenced For Ordering 1,000 Rounds Of Ammo Online

Inquirer Editorial: Biden Administration Taking Gun Violence Seriously, But Harrisburg Is Not Off The Hook

Op-Ed: PA Senate Education Leaders Need To Give Local Taxpayers A Break On Private Cyber, Charter School Costs

Op-Ed: Unjustly Silencing Critics Is Backward Move From Philly School Board

PG Editorial: Prioritizing Music Education In Schools

PennLive: Harrisburg Area Community Colleges Schedules April 21 Free College Q/A Day

TribLive: Georgia College President Tapped To Lead Point Park University

Op-Ed: Do We Really Need To Merge 6 Of Our State-Owned University Campuses?

Erie T: Erie To House Refugee Children Held At The Border

Inquirer: St. Christopher’s Future At Risk Again As Tower Health Looks To Sell Hospitals

Inquirer: More Single Women Jumping Into Home Ownership

Biden Infrastructure Plan

Biden Administration Releases Pennsylvania Infrastructure Needs Report [PaEN]

PG: PA’s Roads, Bridges Spotlighted As Biden Administration Gives State A C- For Infrastructure

PG: Biden’s $100 Billion Rural Broadband Plan Bets On Success Of FCC Initiatives

USA Today: Roads, Bridges And Caregivers? Why Biden Is Pushing A ‘Radical Shift’ To Redefine Infrastructure

AP: Biden Wants Infrastructure Deal, But Republican Doubt Persist


CNN: PA’s Democratic U.S. Senate Race Raises Simmering Divisions Inside The Party

Washington Examiner: Sean Parnell Is The One To Beat In PA U.S. Senate Republican Race

PG: As U.S. Senate Returns, Divisive Bills Pile Up And Dems Face Risk Of Legislative Graveyard [PA’s Senators Comment]

Civil Justice

WHYY: At Montgomery County Vigil For Victims Of Anti-Asian Attacks, Community Looks For Ways To Push Back

PG: Allegheny County Council To Again Take Up Independent Police Review Board

PA Cap-Star: Some Black Pittsburgh Leaders Disagree Black People Are Only Leaving City By Choice

PA Cap-Star: PA House, Senate Bills Would Ban Gay, Trans-Panic Defense

MCall: Actor Daniel Dae Kim Recalls Lehigh Valley Childhood During Interview, Not Fitting ‘Ideal Image Of Beauty’

Inquirer: Penn Museum Apologizes For Its ‘Unethical’ Collection Of Human Skulls, Will Repatriate Remains Of Black Philadelphians And Others

AP: Man Shot, Killed During Minnesota Traffic Stop Sparks Unrest

AP: Protest After Chief Says Officer Meant To Use Taser, Not Gun In Minnesota Killing

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Law & Crime: Federal Prosecutors File Charges Against PA Man Who Called FBI To Say He Was At Assault On U.S. Capitol On Jan. 6  [#43 from PA]

ErieT: Two PA Men Surrender To FBI For Involvement In Assault On U.S. Capitol [#41 & #43 from PA]

AP: Montgomery County Man Charged With Leaving Trump House Impeachment Manager PA Cong. Madeleine Dean 19 Vulgar, Graphic, Sexually Explicit Voicemails That Threatened To Rape Her [#42 from PA] 

Inquirer: Trump Supporter Charged With Harassment After Threatening Phone Calls To PA Cong. Madeleine Dean

LancasterOnline: Ephrata Man Wanted By FBI In Assault On U.S. Capitol Not Yet Arrested [#40 from PA]

WBTimes: Luzerne County Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Related To Videos She Allegedly Took Inside The Capitol During The Assault

WITF: PA Republicans Still Mad PA Supreme Court Ruled Against Them In Election Law Cases, Here’s Why It Matters Now

WPost: Data Shows A Surge In Domestic Extremist Terror Attacks Not Seen In A Quarter-Century 

AP: What’s Next As Congress Ramps Up Investigations Of Jan. 6 Capitol Assault

AP: Congress To Honor 2nd U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed This Year


Dept. Of Health: Reports 66 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 6,638 New Cases-- 4.13.21

Dept. Of Health: Statement On Pause In Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations In PA

PennLive: PA ‘Incredibly Concerned’ About Falling Demand For COVID Vaccine As Eligibility Expands

AP: U.S. Recommends ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Clot Reports

Dept. Of Health: Reports 4 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 6,450 New Cases [2 Day Totals]-- 4.12.21

TribLive: New COVID Cases Still High In PA, But Data Show Signs Of Surge Easing

LancasterOnline: 5 Northeast PA Counties Had State’s Highest Rates Of New COVID Cases

LancasterOnline: House Speaker Bryan Cutler Quarantining Due To COVID Exposure

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For April 2-8

PennLive: 50 PA Counties Have Substantial Spread Of COVID, Percent Positivity Rises Slightly

Gov. Wolf/Vaccine Task Force: Announce ALL Adults Will Now Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Appointments Starting Tuesday, April 13

AP: All Pennsylvania Adults To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Tuesday

CitizensV: Providers Ready As PA Opens Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults Today

Dept. Of Health: Partners With Community Groups To Make Vaccines Available To Minority, Underserved Communities Thru Mobile Vaccination Tour

TribLive: Mobile COVID Vaccination Clinic Headed To Minority Communities In PA

WilliamsportS: Clinton County Has One Of Lowest Vaccination Rates In State

LancasterOnline: National Guard To Provide Staff Support To Lancaster COVID Vaccination Center

LancasterOnline: Local COVID Vaccine Hunters Chase Down Appointments For Elderly, Vulnerable

WHYY: How Can I Help Other People Get The COVID Vaccine

WESA: Once ‘Haphazard’ State System For Allocating Vaccine Evolves As Shot Availability Widens

Op-Ed: Feelling Freed By COVID Vaccination, My Patients Want To Get Back To Normal, Here’s What I Think

Dept. Of Health: Announces Free COVID Testing Site In Monroe County

PG: Pitt Premieres ‘Chasing COVID’ Short Film Following COVID Vaccine Research Team

WHYY: ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’: Rural PA Residents Lament More Cuts To Local Hospital During Pandemic

ScrantonT Editorial: State Should Mandate Local Health Agencies

LancasterOnline: Manheim Twp. Temporarily Closes 3 Schools To Stem Uptick In COVID Cases

Inquirer: Philly Public School Seniors will Get To Graduate In Person, But Won’t Be Allowed To Return To Classrooms

WHYY: Philly Schools Open In-Person Learning To Middle Schoolers

PennLive: In-Person Instruction Continues At Elizabethtown College In Fall

PG: Would Later Last Call Help Pittsburgh-Area Bars?  Not Likely, Some Say

WHYY: COVID Kept Swimmers Out Of Polls, Now Philly Needs Lifeguards So We Can Get Back In

PG: Kennywood Amusement Park To Limit Hours, But Is Hoping People Ready To Enjoy The Park Again

PG: COVID Pandemic Spurs Internet Expansion Efforts In Rural PA

Federal COVID Aid

TribLive: $12.9 Million Rental, Utility Assistance Program Open To Westmoreland Applications

MCall: FEMA Begins Accepting Applications April 19 For Financial Assistance For COVID Related Funeral Costs

Inquirer: Federal Stimulus Grants Means Day By Day And Other Philadelphia Restaurants Will Live To See Another Day

ErieT: Saving Grace Or “Band-Aid?” Will Biden’s Rescue Plan Fix Erie’s Child Poverty Problem?


PG: CDC Director Says Michigan Needs To Shut Down, Not Get Extra Vaccine, To Slow Its Outbreak

WPost: As COVID Variants Surge, Efforts In A Patchwork Of Surveillance Have Ramped Up To Detect Them [Maryland]

WPost: Fed’s Powell Says Reopening Economy Too Quickly Could Cause New COVID Spike

Click Here For This Week’s PA Coronavirus NewsClips

Tuesday - PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 4.13.21 -- Click Here

Helpful Resources:

Click Here for Latest PA Capitol News

Like PA Capitol News on Facebook

Follow PA Capitol News on Twitter

Click Here for latest Environmental NewsClips & News

Like PA Environment Digest on Facebook

Follow PA Environment Digest on Twitter

Read Weekly PA Environment Digest

FairDistrictsPA: Fix Our Broken Redistricting Process 

[Posted: April 13, 2021]

No comments:

Post a Comment