Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.20.21

returns to voting session April 20, 21

Senate returns to voting session April 20, 21

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TODAY 1:30 : Wolf Administration officials discuss launch of American Rescue Plan savings available thru Pennie health insurance sign-up website.  Watch Live: pacast.com/live/doh or https://www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentofhealth/

PG Editorial: PA Reapportionment Commission Should Choose Chair From Anti-Gerrymandering Group

Spotlight PA: Key Republican Lawmaker Eyes Photo ID, Signature Matching As PA Considers Voting Law Changes

Inquirer: Trump Ally Lou Barletta Nears Run For PA Governor With New Political Group

WBTimes: Republican Barletta Launches PAC, Still Considering Run For Governor

AP: U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses The Last Challenge Over PA’s 2020 Election

ScrantonT: Judge Rules Rep. Flynn May Remain On State Senate Special Election Ballot

PG: Your Guide To PA’s 2021 Primary Ballot Questions

PennLive: Victims Of Child Sexual Abuse Impore Senate To Advance Lawsuit Bill

PG: Child Abuse Victims Rally In Harrisburg For Bill On Abuse Lawsuits

WHYY: Child Advocates Call For Permanent Closure Of Delaware County Detention Center After Abuse Allegations

Jan Murphy; House Approves Bill To Help Lemonade Stands Run By Minors

Jan Murphy: Sen. Regan Says His Motorcycle Riding Days Are Behind Him

Jan Murphy: PA Senate Extends Remote Participation Rules To May 31

WESA: Amid Surge In Violence, Pittsburgh Mayor Calls For Help In Struggling Neighborhoods

TribLive: Homicides, Violent Crimes Are Surging In Pittsburgh

PG: Officials Plead For Help As Pittsburgh Sees 90% Surge In Violence In 2021

TribLive: ‘Blood Is On Our Hands’: Pittsburgh Leaders Call On Community Response To Violent Crime

PG: Allegheny County Judge Resigns Ahead of Misconduct Trial

WESA: Allegheny County Judge Opens Courtroom To Online Viewing, But Not In All Cases

WHYY: Philly Gun Court Aims To Move Cases Thru Faster, Prevent Future Crimes

ScrantonT Editorial: Let Cities Take Lead On Gun Safety

PA Cap-Star: Fmr Philly DA Seth Williams Finds 2nd Act Teaching Fmr Offenders, Others

Adams County DA: Serial Scammer Conned Residents Out Of $300,000+

WBTimes: Luzerne County Solicitor Recommends Special Election For DA

AP: PA Pension Board To Raise Contribution Rates For 94,000 School Employees

Inquirer: PA School Employees Pension Board Reverses Course, Raises Pension Contribution Payments

TribLive: ‘Moral Scandal’: Gov. Wolf Proposal, Lawsuit Aim To Cut PA School Funding Gap

Jan Murphy: Bill Advances In House Requiring School Districts To Open Classrooms To Homeschoolers

Inquirer: Philly’s 7 Best Principals Win $20,000 To Improve Their Schools

Op-Ed: Private Charter Schools Want Real Reform

TribLive Editorial: Giving Career, Technical Education The Attention It Deserves

Op-Ed: New PA Bill Would Make It Harder To Rent Out Your Home, Jeopardize Your Privacy

LancasterOnline: ParkMobile Parking App Data Breach Affects About 50,000 People In Lancaster County

PG: How Ukraine’s Powerful Oligarch Drove A Stake In The U.S. Steel Industry

MCall: Furniture Firm Knoll Being Acquired By Competitor Herman Miller For $1.8 Billion

MCall: House Passes Bill To Rein In Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

WESA: Pittsburgh Mayor Opens Up Big Campaign Cash Lead As Outside Spenders Wade In

PG Editorial: Treasury Secretary’s Corporate Tax Plan Could Halt War On Middle America


Politics PA: Republican State Treasurer Backs Bartos  For U.S. Senate

Civil Justice

Ford Turner: Friday, Gov. Wolf Declares Disaster Emergency For Philadelphia Ahead Of Verdict In George Floyd Murder Trial

MCall: Lehigh Valley Police Monitor For Potential Protests With Verdict Looming In George Floyd Murder Case

WHYY: ‘Don’t Comply, Die. Do Comply, Still Die’: Philadelphians Process George Floyd Trial In City-Hosted Healing Circle

Inquirer: Philadelphia Police Asked Federal Drug Agents To Infiltrate Protests Last June, Emails Show

Inquirer Editorial: How Much Money Will It Take For Philly Police To Stop Having To Apologize For Their Actions?

CentreDT: State College Police Ask For Help Finding These Persons Of Interest In MLK Mural Vandalism

Op-Ed: State-owned University System Moves To Address Campus Racism - Sen. Haywood

PennLive: Activist Gene Stilp Posts $20,000 More In Settlements Of Civil Rights Suits Against PA Communities

AP: George Floyd Murder Case Goest To Jury

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

AP: U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses The Last Challenge Over PA’s 2020 Election

YorkDR: York County Man Pleads Guilty To Harassing Republican Cong. Perry, Fined $100

AP: Medical Examiner: U.S. Capitol Police Officer Died Of Natural Causes

AP: Leaders Of Proud Boys Ordered Jailed On Charges Related To Assault On U.S. Capitol


Dept. Of Health: Reports 77 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,577 New Cases-- 4.20.21 [From App]

Dept. Of Health: Reports 2 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 1,914 New Cases-- 4.19.21  [From App]

MCall: PA Weekly Case Rate Nearly Twice National Average, Even With Low Weekend Numbers

PG: State Reports More Than 5,600 COVID Cases In Last 48 Hours

TribLive: PA Posts Lowest 2-Day COVID Case Report Since March 23

YorkD: York County COVID Case Rates, Hospitalizations Rise Since Restrictions Loosened

Inquirer: COVID Still Spreading Thru Philly Region As More Get Vaccine, But PA, NJ See Different Trends

PennLive: PA Cracks Top Ten States For First Vaccine Doses Given

PG: It May Be Summer Before Everyone In PA Who Wants COVID Vaccine Can Get It

TribLive: Gov. Wolf Receives COVID Vaccine Shot

Op-Ed: To Vaccinate More Latino Philadelphians, Community-Led  Clinics Are Key

Dept. Of Health: Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC Work To Educate Community On Vaccines

WESA: Pittsburgh Health Systems Devote Resources To Cure Long COVID

Inquirer: Telemedicine Doesn’t Need To Fade Away After The Pandemic

MCall: Volunteers’ Return To Lehigh Valley Nursing Home Bringing Happiness To Residents, Staff

MCall: After A Year Of Online Learning, Allentown Elementary Students Return To Classrooms

TribLive: Westmoreland School District Reports 54 New COVID Cases Between April 13-19

WilliamsportS Editorial: Creative Solution Offered For Bus Driver Shortage

WilliamsportS: Transparency By Government Officials Critical During, After Pandemic

PennLive: Firefighters Rally At State Capitol For Online Fundraisers During Pandemic

PennLive: City Of Harrisburg Adopts Moratorium On Water Shut-Offs Due To COVID

AP: Mario Andretti Navigates Personal Loss, Loneliness Of Pandemic

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