Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.7.21

returns to voting session April 7

Senate returns to voting session April 19, 20, 21

Senate Budget Hearing Schedule

TODAY 12:15: Gov. Wolf will give an update on Allegheny County and Pennsylvania’s progress on getting the vaccine to citizens. Watch live at .

TODAY 1:00: Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam joins leaders from St. Luke’s University Health Network and Rabiul Chowdhury from the Muslim Aid Initiative to discuss vaccine hesitancy among minority groups across the state, including in the Muslim community.  Watch Live:

Billy Penn: Wolf Says He’d Veto Republican Bill To Keep Trans Girls Out Of School Sports 

Rep. Metcalfe: Still ‘Living Rent-Free’ Inside Unhinged Liberal Minds 

AP: House Vote Signals Support For Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window In Law, Instead Of Constitution

Ford Turner: House Advances Law To Allow Past Victims Of Child Sex Abuse To Sue Their Abusers

ScrantonT Editorial: Sports Bill Against Transgender Girls Discriminatory

Inquirer: PA Elects Most Judges, Here’s How The Process Works

AP: Husband Of Candidate For PA Supreme Court Begins Prison Sentence

State Police: Firearm Background Check System Experiences Record Volume For 3rd Consecutive Quarter

Charles Thompson: Fear Of Law Changes Keep Gun Sales Soaring In PA

Cap-Star: PA Sees Record-Setting Number Of Firearm Background Checks

Jan Murphy: House Passes Bill To Use Technology To Crack Down On Repeat DUI Offenders

Op-Ed: PA Should Expanded Automated Speed Enforcement, Not The Use Of Police Radar

PennLive: Public Allowed To Re-enter Dauphin County Courthouse After Bomb Threat

WHYY: As Philly Holds First Online Sheriff Sale, City Council Moves To Prevent More

Inquirer: PA School Employees Pension Fund Admits It’s Under Federal Investigation

WilliamsportS: AFSCME: Jobs Saved At Lock Haven University

TribLive: Student Loans Canceled For Students Who Attended Education Corp. Of America

PennLive: Harrisburg Area Community College Adopts Budget Raising Tuition, Projects Enrollment Decrease

CourierT: Bucks County Community College Program Keeps Moms In College

PennLive: Harrisburg U. Student Center Lauded For Its Interior Architecture

CentreDT: Another Sexual Assault Reported At Penn State’s East Halls, 11th This School Year

Op-Ed: Free College Programs Can Enable More Students To Go To College, But It All Depends How The Program Is Designed

WESA: Another Controversy Over Mayoral Endorsements By Allegheny County Democratic Committee

PG: Pittsburgh Zoning Measure Requiring Affordable Housing Advances

PG: Pittsburgh Transit Must Maintain As Well As Expand

NextPittsburgh: UPMC Health Plan Job Readiness Partnership Leads Unemployed Back To Work

TribLive: Lawsuit Contends Highmark Failed To Pay Overtime To Nurses Reviewing Insurance Coverage

MCall: Lehigh Valley Unemployment Dips Slightly In February To 7.5%, Still 3 Percentage Points Higher Than Last Year

Biden Infrastructure Plan

PG: Cong. DeFazio (D-OR), Powerful Infrastructure Panel Chair, Meets With Pittsburgh Business Leaders  [No Masks]


Politics PA: Fmr Conservative Commentator Announces Bid For PA U.S. Senate Seat

MCall: IRS Owes More Than 50,000 Pennsylvanians Income Tax Refunds From 2017; Here’s How To Get Yours

Civil Justice

TribLive: Is There A Crisis Of ‘Forced Mass Displacement’ Of Black Pittsburghers? Residents, Council Divided On Answer

WESA: Pittsburgh Groups Condemn Racists, Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found On South Side

Inquirer: Man Arrested After Alleged Racial Incident In Chinatown [Philadelphia]

MCall: Fatal Police Shooting Of Armed Catasauqua Man With Mental Health Issues Justified, Lehigh County DA Rules

WHYY: After Atlanta Murders, Greater Scrutiny Of Police Killing Of Asian-American Man In Monroe County

MCall: New Northampton County Training Program To Help Police Officers Recognize, Address Implicit Bias

Inquirer: Philly Councilman, Italian American Groups Sue Philly Mayor For Renaming Columbus Day

WHYY: Anti-Asian Attacks At Philly School Led To Landmark Ruling Over A Decade Ago, Did Anything Change?

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

Inquirer: From Philly To The U.S. Capitol Conspiracy Adherents Have Fractured Families, Harmed Communities

PennLive: Bucks County Man Arrested In Assault On U.S. Capitol ‘Savagely’ Beaten By Prison Corrections Officer, Lawyer Says

The Guardian: How Republicans Are Trying To Prevent People From Voting After ‘Stop The Steal’ [PA Included]


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

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

TribLive: PA, Allegheny County COVID Hospitalizations Up More Than 20% Week To Week

ScrantonT: NE PA Sees Highest COVID Case Total In More Than 2 Months

Inquirer: More Transmissible COVID Variants On The Rise In PA, NJ, As Case Counts Keep Going Up

PG: Worrisome COVID Trend At Pitt Continues As Commencement Nears

Dept. Of Health: Update On COVID Investigations, Contact Tracing, Monitoring Efforts

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update March 26-April 1

Dept. Of Health: Update On COVID Testing

PG: PA Concerned Testing Down While New COVID Cases Rise

Cap-Star: PA COVID Testing Down Even As Cases Increase, State Health Officials Say

Depts. Of Health, Education: Update K-12 COVID Model Reopening Recommendations For Schools

TribLive: Pennsylvania Revises School Reopening Guidelines

Inquirer: ‘We Can Safely Reopen Schools’: U.S. Secretary Of Education Says In Philly Visit

TribLive: Majority Of Hempfield Students Reported Feeling Comfortable With Remote Learning

WHYY: Philly Plan To Give Standardized Tests To Students Who Return In Person This Spring

Op-Ed: PA Schools Can Do More Than Recover From Learning Losses

PennLive: PA Passes 35% Of Population Reached With First COVID Vaccine Dose

TribLive: PA’s Push For Vaccine Equity Has Been A Challenge

WHYY: All Philadelphians 16+ Will Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine April 19

Inquirer: Nearly Half Of New COVID Cases In Just 5 States, Including PA, NJ

Inquirer: Older Adults Begin To Test Freedom After Vaccinations

Paul Muschick: How Seniors Got Help Setting Up Vaccine Appointments: ‘My Prayers Were Answered’

PennLive: Vaccine Hunter: Virtually Everyone In Phase 1A Covered Who Wanted Vaccine

CitizensV: Wilkes-Barre Delivering Vaccine To Elderly High-Rise Residents

LancasterOnline Editorial: Nursing Home Residents Deserve Nonpartisan Review Of State’s Pandemic Decisions

Gov. Wolf: Recognizes Grocery Store Workers, Now Vaccine Eligible

TribLive: Pitt, Tech Company Explore Use Of Copper As Filter Material For PPE

Dept. Of State: COVID License Enforcement Action March 28-April 4

PennLive: 18 Central PA Restaurants, Bars, Social Clubs Cited For Violating COVID Rules

TribLive Editorial: Support Your Local Restaurant By Following The COVID Rules

NextPittsburgh: UPMC Health Plan Job Readiness Partnership Leads Unemployed Back To Work

TribLive: Pittsburgh Council Passes Revised Ban On Evictions

MCall: Microweddings, Minimonies Focus Couples On Quality Over Quantity At Lehigh Valley Weddings

Federal COVID Relief

MCall: Cong. Wild, Casey Promote Relief For Lehigh Valley Families, Childcare Workers In Federal Aid Package


AP: Biden Making All Adults Eligible For COVID Vaccine April 19

AP: As States Expand Vaccinations, Prisoners Still Lack Access [PA Offers Incentive To Prisoners]

The Hill: White House Rules Out Involvement In Vaccine Passports

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