Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 4.21.21

Senate 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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Ford Turner: PA Republicans Ramp Up Focus On Proposals To Limit Governor’s Disaster Declaration Powers: ‘A Way To Restore Balance’

PA Senate Republicans: Highlight Importance Of Voters On May 18 Knowing What A YES Vote Means

Stephen Caruso: Confined To Zoom No More, Activists Return To State Capitol To Hold Lawmakers To Account

House Republicans: Release Results Of Business Survey: They Want To Get Government Out Of The Way Of Operating Their Businesses, Including COVID Restrictions - Read Report

PLS Reporter: ‘Get Out Of The Way’: House Republicans Cite New Business Report As Reason To Roll Back Restrictions, Taxes, Regulations

Jan Murphy: PA Lawmakers Identify Ways To Kickstart PA’s Economic Recovery: Get Government Out Of The Way

TribLive: 4 Referendums To Appear On Primary Ballots In May; All Registered Voters Eligible

PG: Allegheny County Executive To State Lawmakers: County Needs Help With Elections Expenses 

TribLive: Allegheny County Executive Asks Harrisburg For Funding, Flexibility For Elections

TribLive: Primary Ballots Could Hit Westmoreland Mailboxes This Weekend

WBTimes: Luzerne County Set To Start Mailing Ballots Monday

BillyPenn: Mail Ballot Drop Boxes Locations In Philadelphia For Primary Election

Jan Murphy: Candidates For Lebanon County State Senate Seat Put Differences On Display

Inquirer: PA School Employees Pension Fund Names New Overseer, Moves Aside Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Caruso: Fmr Treasurer Torsella Back On PA School Employees Pension Board Amid Internal, External Investigations

MCall: Should Allentown Stop Recognizing English As Its Official Language?  City Voters May Be Asked To Weigh In

PA Cap-Star: House, Senate Bills Would Update State’s Outdated Definition Of Marriage

PennLive: Marijuana Activists, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Rally To Make Recreational Pot Legal For Adults

TribLive: Medical Marijuana Program In PA Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Op-Ed: To Truly Celebrate 4/20 We Must Legalize Cannabis For Adult Use In PA

Op-Ed: Corrections Dept. Shouldn’t Renew Its Contract With Smart Communications, This Is Why

Op-Ed: We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out Of Philly’s Gun Violence Crisis

PG Editorial: Hidden Price Of Monitoring Drinking During Probation, Parole Too High

Inquirer: 153 Ex-Prosecutors Slammed Philly DA In Letter, Innocence Project Took Aim At His Challenger

Stephen Caruso: PA Teachers To Pay More In Retirement Contributions As Pension Fund Backtracks On Faulty Investment Data

PG: Commonwealth Court Tells Allegheny County School District To Provide Private Charters Schools With Buses

PG: PA Traffic Deaths Up 6% In 2020 Despite Reduced Driving During Pandemic

PennLive: Penn State Hershey Nurses Pleased With New Contract, ‘Significant Wage Increases’

ScrantonT: Mayor Declares Emergency To Secure Third-Party IT Services For Scranton

Op-Ed: Noncompete Provisions Harm Patients, Workers And Pennsylvania - Reps. Frankel, Rapp, Ecker

Civil Justice

Gov. Wolf: Statement On Justice For George Floyd

PA Cap-Star: How PA Politicians Reacted To Trial Verdict  

PennLive: PA Lawmakers, Leaders React To Guilty Verdict

AltoonaM: Blair County Residence Applaud Verdict 

TribLive: Pittsburghers Express Relief, ‘Jubilation’ After George Floyd Murder Trial Verdict

TribLive: Pittsburgh Police Invite Public To Play Chess In Market Square          

MCall: Lehigh Valley Activists: ‘We Still Have A Long Way To Go’

Inquirer: Relief, Calm, Sense That ‘Justice Was Served”

LancasterOnline Editorial: Guilty Verdict Moves Us Toward Justice, But More Work Must Be Done

Paul Muschick: I Hope Philly Is Peaceful After George Floyd Murder Trial Verdict, But National Guard Is Needed To Prevent Looting

PA Cap-Star: Pittsburgh Cops Seek Hundreds Of Sponge Rounds, Smoke Grenades, Other Less-Lethal Weapons

Op-Ed: Racism, Lack Of Oversight Plague Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System

PA’s Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

LancasterOnline: Manheim Twp Man Charged In Assault On Capitol Riot Should Remain Jailed: Prosecutors


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

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

TribLive: PA, Westmoreland County See Most Reported COVID Deaths In Months

PG: PA COVID Hospitalizations Increasing, But Not Near Winter Peak

ErieT: Younger People Fueling Erie County’s COVID Surge, But Few, If Any, Are Hospitalized

MCall: Southeast Region Becoming New COVID Hot Spot As Northeast Moderates

ScrantonT: For 1 Day, NE Regional COVID Spread Looks Better Than State

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

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For April 9-15

PennLive: 55 PA Counties Have Substantial Spread Of COVID, Percent Positivity Rises Slightly

AP: Pennsylvania Plans To Send Vaccine To More Providers

WHYY: Philly COVID Cases Jump, Despite Vaccine Eligibility

ErieT: Erie Health System Look To Boost COVID Vaccine Demand

Inquirer: Philadelphia To Close FEMA Vaccine Site At Convention Center In Light Of George Floyd Murder Verdict

KYW: Philadelphia Flyers Launch ‘Take Your Shot’ Campaign To Encourage Vaccines

LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Mass Vaccination Site Marks 100,000th Patient

TribLive: Pitt To Host Vaccine Clinic For Students, Employees

House Republicans: Release Results Of Business Survey: They Want To Get Government Out Of The Way Of Operating Their Businesses, Including COVID Restrictions  - Read Report

PLS Reporter: ‘Get Out Of The Way’: House Republicans Cite New Business Report As Reason To Roll Back Restrictions, Taxes, Regulations

Inquirer: Philly Won’t Yet Ease Restrictions As COVID Numbers Continue To Rise

Dept. Of State: COVID-related License Enforcement Actions April 11-18

Op-Ed: To Help Workers, Residents, PA Needs To Boost Nursing Home Staffing Ratios

LancasterOnline Editorial: Loneliness Is A Health Crisis, We Need To Address It

Gov. Wolf: Awards $13 Million For Homeless Assistance And Prevention Related To COVID

WESA: UPMC, Other Large Hospital Systems Increased Revenue During Pandemic With Federal Aid

PG: Pittsburgh Company Tracking COVID Data Gets $13 Million Federal Contract Renewal

Federal COVID Aid

Op-Ed: 3 Ways Philly Should Use Stimulus Dollars To Create Jobs

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