Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 5.28.21

returns to voting session June 7, 8, 9

House returns to voting session June 7, 8, 9

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TODAY 1:30: Department of Health Provides Final Flu Season Update.  Watch Live: or 

Paul Muschick: It’s Time For PA Legislators To Stop Accepting Gifts Like Conferences In The Bahamas

John Baer: Memorial Day A Time To Remember, We Should Do That In The Broadest Sense

Inquirer: PA Primary Showed Running Elections Is Complicated, Do Is Changing Election Law

WHYY: Legislature Has New Power To Overrule Wolf On Emergencies, The 2 Camps Differ On Details

YorkDR: Playing Politics In A Time Of Crisis Is A Dangerous Game

Politics PA: New Poll On Republican Governor’s Race: Mastriano- 19%; Barletta 16%; Undecided 49%

Inquirer: Lou Barletta Is Reintroducing Himself To PA Voters As He Runs For Governor After Rough 2018 Campaign

City & State: Q/A With ‘Trump House’ Creator, Freshman Rep. Leslie Rossi

Inquirer: Philly Will Count 1,300 Undated Mail Ballots The PA Supreme Court Said Should Be Thrown Out

Inquirer: PA Horse Racing Commission Finds Syringes, Drugs At Parx Racing/Casino

ScrantonT: State Police: Duryea Man Won $13,000 While Cheating At Casino

TribLive: 2 Fmr Allegheny County Constables Plead Guilty To Theft, Fraud

TribLive: Peace Rally Held In Penn Hills After 4 Students Die Within Weeks

PG Editorial: 10 More Dead, Action Needed Now On Gun Control

WBTimes: Non-Verbal Student With Perfect GPA Chosen To Give Luzerne Community College Graduate Address

Inquirer: Swarthmore College Divided Over Bringing Retired Military In As Faculty

LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown College Receives 2nd Largest Gift In School History

Spotlight PA: Milton Hershey School-- America’s Richest School Serves Low-Income Kids-- But Much Of Hershey’s Fortune Isn’t Being Spent On Core Mission

CitizensV: Wyoming Valley School Board Rejects Motion To Fill Board Seat, Uncertain If Board Member Died

PennLive: East Pennsboro School Group Wants Answers On Why So Many Teachers, Staff Are Leaving

Inquirer: Philly High Schools Should Start Later; Massive Schedule Changes Are ‘Evolving’

WHYY: Philly Won’t Use Test Scores For Admissions To Selective Schools For 2022-23

PG Editorial: Incremental Step Toward Necessary Student Debt Relief

MCall: Allentown Nonprofit School Receives Donation From Cabot Oil & Gas

WHYY: Philly Data Breach Impacted Health Employees Emails Also Hit Other Departments

MCall: Sheetz To Begin Accepting Cryptocurrency

CitizensV Editorial: Luzerne County Council Wastes Everybody’s Time On Crowd-Pleasing Meaningless Votes

MCall: Closing Of Major Private Foundation In Lehigh Valley Shakes Up Philanthropy

Biden Infrastructure Plan

PG: Toomey, Republican Senators Offer White House Nearly $1 Trillion Deal On Infrastructure

The Hill: White House Sends Positive Signal On $928 Billion Republican Infrastructure Proposal

Civil Justice

PA Cap-Star: House Republican Bill Would Punish Districts That Teach Critical Race Theory

ErieT: 1 Year After George Floyd’s Murder: What Has Changed In Erie?

Tony Norman: Is This The Kind Of Country We Want To Be? [1 Year After George Floyd’s Murder]

WBTimes Editorial: Wilkes-Barre Golf Course Manager Should Be Fired For Racist Remark

WHYY: ‘Monumental Leap’: Philly Council Passes Bill Establishing New Police Oversight Board

Inquirer: Philly Moved Toward New Police Oversight As A Report Said The Current System Is In ‘Dire Need’ Of Overhaul

Inquirer Editorial: A Year After George Floyd Protests, The Police Union Still Handcuffs Philly’s Chance For Police Reform

Inquirer: Philly Man Arrested For Allegedly Torching Cop Car During Racial Injustice Protests Last Year

PA's Role In Assault On U.S. Capitol

PennLive: Dauphin County Woman Accused Of Stealing Pelosi’s Computer Granted Release From Home Detention

CNN: Gov. Ridge, Fmr Homeland Security Secretaries Tell U.S. Senate To ‘Put Politics Aside’ And Support Commission To Investigate Assault On U.S. Capitol

LancasterOnline Editorial: Sen. Toomey, Please Vote For Jan. 6 Commission, Our Democracy Depends On The Truth

AP: U.S. Senate Republicans Poised To Block Probe Of Assault On U.S. Capitol


Dept. Of Health: Reports 24 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 1,007 New Cases; 53.1% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) -- 5.28.21

Dept. Of Health: COVID Mask Order To Be Lifted By June 28; Assuming 70% Of Adults Are Fully Vaccinated

AP: Pennsylvania To Lift Mask Mandate June 28 At Latest, If 70% Of Adults Are Fully Vaccinated

MCall: PA Mask Mandate Will Be Lifted June 28 Or When 70% Of Adults Fully Vaccinated

Inquirer: Vaccinations Have Hit Key Threshold Across PA, But Still Lag In Philly, Some Rural Counties

WHYY: Increase Incentives, Go Door-To-Door To Reach Undervaccinated, PA Lawmakers Say

PennLive: PA Vaccinates Thousands Of 12 to 15-Year-Olds, Hopes To Sustain Demand

Inquirer: As COVID Vaccines Enable Region To Reopen, Health Experts Share Thoughts On This New Freedom

WHYY: Legislature Has New Power To Overrule Wolf On Emergencies, The 2 Camps Differ On Details

Dept. Of Health: Reports 40 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 941  New Cases; 52.7% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) -- 5.27.21 

TribLive: As COVID Vaccinations Continue, PA, Allegheny, Westmoreland Counties See Fewer Cases

ErieT: Erie Health Officials: COVID ‘Still Very Much Here’

Inquirer: Exhausted, Traumatized Nurses Are Still Fighting, Even As COVID Cases Decline

PG: COVID Mask Mandates Ending Soon, Is It Safe For The Family To Go To The Pool?

WBTimes: Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against Woman Who Spit On Food In Grocery Store During COVID Outbreak

Gov. Wolf: First Lady Frances Wolf, Medical Professional Hold Discussion On COVID Vaccinations And Reproductive Health

CitizensV: NE PA Casinos Update Mask Rules To Meet CDC Requirements

Paul Muschick: Here’s Why I’d Open At 100% Today Instead Of Monday When Gov. Wolf Lifts Restrictions

MCall: Lehigh Valley Business School Set To Reopen Next Week After COVID Closure

Federal COVID Relief

CitizensV: Wilkes-Barre Officials To Propose Uses For COVID Rescue Plan Funds

WHYY: Philly Comptroller Report Rips Mayor Kenney’s Plans For Federal Recovery Dollars

Inquirer: Health Insurance On Sale At Steep Discount Thanks To Latest COVID Relief Law

PennLive: SBA Accepting Applications From Small Business Groups To Support Businesses Owned By Socially, Economically Disadvantaged

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