Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClps 4.6.21

returns to voting session April 6, 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

Stephen Caruso: David Thornburgh Tours PA In VW Van To Raise Redistricting Awareness

Spotlight PA: The Deciding Vote In PA’s High-Stakes Political Redistricting Could Be Yours As Chair Of Reapportionment Commission

Stephen Caruso: House Republican Bill Would Ban Transgender Women From Interscholastic Athletics

Ford Turner: House Republican Women Introduce Bill To Prevent Athletes Born Male From Completing In Girls’ School Sports

PennLive: Female Republican Lawmakers Seek To Ban Transgender Girls, Women From All-Girls Sports Teams

Jan Murphy: House Passes Bill To Keep Daylight Saving Time Year-round

Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland) Underwent Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

Philadelphia Business Journal: House Passes 2 Bills Aiding Taverns, Restaurants

TribLive Editorial: Spitting Laws Should Be Done Fairly And With Common Sense

PG Editorial: Reduce The Size Of The General Assembly

ScrantonT: Republicans Want Rep. Flynn Removed From Senate Special Election Ballot

Dept. Of State: Reminds Pennsylvanians To Register To Vote By May 3

PennLive: Drivers Holding Cell Phones Behind The Wheel Are A Danger To Everyone

ScrantonT Editorial: Speed To Fix Flawed State Radar Bill

PennLive: Court Order Seeks State Corrections Dept. Information On LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Inquirer: Despite National Outcry, Philly Police Slow To Implement Mental Health Crisis Reforms

WITF: Feds Propose More Bed Space At Berks Family Detention Center

CitizensV Editorial: George Floyd Murder Trial Shows Why Cameras Need To Be In Court

WHYY: Philly DA, Democrats Rally For PA School Funding Boost To Curb Gun Violence

PG: Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Program Eases Requirements For 2021 Grads

ErieT: SpaceX Mission Scheduled To Blast Off With Edinboro U. Grad

NBCNews: Beaver County Facebook Group Fills The Local News Void

Inquirer: Attorney Richard Sprague, Giant Of Philadelphia Legal World, Has Died At 95


WHYY: Chair Of Montgomery County Commissioners Joins Growing Field For Democrats Bidding For U.S. Senate Nomination

AP: Montgomery County Commissioner Launches U.S. Senate Bid For Democratic Nomination

The Hill: PA Cong. Brendan Boyle (D) Decides NOT To Run For U.S. Senate

AP: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Warns CEOs To ‘Stay Out Of Politics’ And Georgia Voting Law

Civil Justice

PG: Police Launch Investigation Into Racist Graffiti In Pittsburgh’s South Side

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

TribLive: Some Members Of PA Congressional Delegation Say U.S. Capitol Security Must Increase After 2nd Attack


Dept. Of Health: Reports 37 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 4,255 New Cases-- 4.6.21

Dept. Of Health: Reports 12 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 6,651 New Cases [2 Day Totals]-- 4.5.21

MCall: Northeast Region Leading State’s New Wave Of COVID Cases

TribLive: COVID Cases Continue To Rise, But Pace Appears To Be Easing

PennLive: Hospitalizations Rise In Latest PA COVID Update

PennLive: 45 PA Counties Have Substantial Spread Of COVID; Percent Positivity Rate Rises For Third Straight Week

PG: Allegheny County Reports 522 New COVID Cases As PA Moves Into Phase 1B

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvanians In Phase 1B Now Eligible For COVID Vaccine

PG: PA Ramps Up COVID Vaccinations: Moves Into Next Phase Today

WESA: Many Elderly Pennsylvanians Still Trying To Get COVID Vaccine

WHYY: Which Places Will Require Proof Of COVID Vaccine?  And Should They?

PennLive: Two Lebanon County Clinics, VA Medical Center Expand Vaccine Availability

LancasterOnline: More Than Half Eligible Lancaster, Lebanon County Educators Vaccinated

Op-Ed: Why Aren’t Poll Workers Prioritized For Vaccines Ahead Of Primary?

WilliamsportS Editorial: Unfathomable Government Intrusion - Vaccine Passports

PennLive: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction: Mental Health Toll Of Pandemic

PennLive: Stressed, Anxious Or Depressed?  Where To Go For Help

PG: Smartphones, iPads And ‘Webside Manner’: Adapting Quickly To Virtual Medicine In COVID Times

PG: AlphaLab Health, Pittsburgh’s Newest Business Accelerator Takes Flight

CitizensV: Luzerne County School Suspends In-Person Classes Due To COVID Outbreak

MCall: CDC Says Schools Don’t Need Daily Disinfection To Prevent Spread Of COVID

PG: High Schools Find Ways To Keep Musicals Going During Pandemic

Jan Murphy: PA Universities Recommend, But Not Ready To Require COVID Vaccinations

State Police Liquor Enforcement: Issues 15 NOVs, 35 Warnings For COVID Violations April 1-4

PG: Wolf’s Increase In Indoor Capacity Limit Doesn’t Mean Much For Pittsburgh Gyms

CitizensV: Increased Capacity Not Much Help For Downtown WB Restaurants

Dept. Of Labor & Industry: Encourages Businesses To Use Free PA CareerLink Services To Find Qualified Workers For Job Openings

WESA: Winter Slump, Eased COVID Rules, Vaccines Expected To Spur Local Hiring

PennLive: Anticipated Central PA Restaurant Openings To Look Forward To

Inquirer: Philadelphia’s Latest Rental, Utility Assistance Program Now Open For Tenants, Landlords

WESA: Pittsburgh Council To Scale Back Eviction Moratorium

Inquirer Editorial: Philly May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions Again

WilliamsportS: What Lasting Effects Will COVID Have On Our Society?

Federal COVID Aid

Inquirer: Feds Set Aside $29 Billion To Help Restaurants, Bars


Post: Dr. Fauci Pushes Back On Republican Criticisms, Calling Claims 'Bizarre’

TribLive: Have An Idea To Improve Masks? Biden Administration Holds $500,000 Contest

AP: European Countries Scramble To Tamp Down Latest COVID Surge

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[Posted: April 6, 2021]

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