Friday, June 4, 2021

Friday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 6.4.21

returns to voting session June 7, 8, 9

House returns to voting session June 7, 8, 9

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AP: Republican Fight Over 2020 Election Audit Brews In Pennsylvania

LancasterOnline: Republican Sen. Aument Proposes To Suspend No-Excuse Mail-In Voting Thru 2023 [Until After Gubernatorial Election When Mail-In Ballots Will Likely Play Crucial Role In Results]

LancasterOnline: Republican Lawmakers Refuse To Say Who Paid For Their Trip To Witness Arizona Election Audit

Politics PA: Corman Draws Challenge From ‘Practical Progressive’

ScrantonT: Lackawanna County Certifies Results Of May 18 Primary Election

Inquirer: Brace Yourself: PA Unemployment Is Getting New Computer System, Here’s What You Need To Know

Gaming Control Board: Holds June 30 Hearing On Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino License Renewal

PennLive: Rally For Gun Owners June 7 In Harrisburg Featuring Republican Lawmakers, Cong. Scott Perry

PG: Lawmakers Join Pittsburgh Mayor To Push For More Local Control Over Gun Laws

PA Commission For Community Colleges: An Investment In Community Colleges Gets Pennsylvanians Back To Work

PG: Public Comments On State-Owned University Mergers Begins, But Is State System Listening?

PA Cap-Star: Wolf Wants To ‘Level The Playing Field’ With Private Charter School Reform, But Not Everyone Is On Board

Inquirer: Philly’s Charter Schools Chief Leaving For A Schools Job In D.C.

Guest Essay: Don’t Let Wolf Run Private Charter Schools Out Of Business

Inquirer: Philadelphia Drug Deaths Soared Again In 2020, Hitting Black Residents Hardest

PG: Allegheny County Sees 22% Increase In Drug Overdose Deaths In 2020

MCall: Lehigh Valley Health Officials To Sen. Toomey: Addiction In Region Needs To Be Addressed

CourierT: Bucks Commissioner: Child Welfare Workers ‘Bullied And Traumatized’

Guest Essay: Reduce Mental Illness In Adults By Increasing Access To Early Childhood Education

Inquirer: Philly Judge Gets 6-Month Suspension For ‘Blatant and Inexcusable’ Misconduct On The Bench

Inquirer: Indicted Philly Politicians Are Collecting Courtroom Cash

YorkDR: PA Dropped Charges Against York County Woman After Her Death In Ukraine, But She’s Alive

WHYY: JBS Meat Processing Plant In Montgomery County Fully Operational After Weekend Cyberattack

TribLive: Feds: Hillandale Farms Accountant Embezzled $6.8 Million In Westmoreland

TribLive: Giant Eagle Worker Supports State Push To Raise Minimum Wage To $12

WESA: Tool To Create Affordable Housing In Pittsburgh About To Expire

Biden Infrastructure Plan

USA Today: Biden Offers To Keep 2017 Tax Cuts Intact To Pay For Infrastructure In Concession To Republicans

WPost: Biden Offers Tax Concession In Infrastructure Talks With Key Republican

PA Cap-Star: Casey: It’s Time To ‘Chart A New Course’ With Proposed Infrastructure Bill

Guest Essay: Fixing Our Transportation Network Will Be Expense, Neglecting It Will Cost More

PG Editorial: Pittsburgh Schools Should Use Federal Aid For Long-Term Changes, Not Just Short-Term Fixes


WPost: U.S. House Democrats Unveil $547 Billion Transportation Bill, A Boost That Highlights Partisan Divide

Reuters: U.S. House Democrats Propose $547 Billion Surface Transportation Plan

PG Editorial: An Independent U.S. Attorney General

AP: Reports: Facebook To End Rule Exemptions For Politicians

Civil Justice

TribLive: Allegheny County DA Says Office Halted Plea Deals With Black Attorney To Avoid ‘False Claims Of Racism’

WESA: Allegheny County DA Doubles Down On Decision To Deny Plea Deals To Clients Of Black Lawyer

AP: Allegheny County DA Defends Ending Deals With Lawyer Who Called Office Racist

TribLive: Legal Expert: Public Apology Could Quell Allegheny County DA Controversy As Some Call For His Resignation

Tony Norman: Systemic Bullying By Allegheny County DA

WHYY: How Philly Medical Examiner’s Office Desecrated MOVE Victims’ Remains For 36 Years

ErieT: Crawford Resident Petitions For Ouster Of 2 Penncrest School Directors For ‘Homophobia’

Inquirer Pro/Con: Will New Law To Tackle Hate Crimes Make Asians In America Safer?

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

PA Cap-Star: Top Senate Republican Weighs 2020 Election Audit; House Republican Says No 

WHYY/NPR: Experts Call It A ‘Clown Show’ But Arizona 2020 Election ‘Audit’ Is A Disinformation Blueprint

LancasterOnline: Republican Lawmakers Refuse To Say Who Paid For Their Trip To Witness Arizona Election Audit

ScrantonT Editorial: Leave Republican Circus To Arizona, Heed PA Counties

AP: Ex-President’s Grip On Republicans Sparks Fears About Democratic Process

The Atlantic: The Capitol Rioters Won - Republicans Support Claim 2020 Presidential Defeat Means Election Was Inherently Illegitimate

The Atlantic: Republicans’ Phony Argument For Election Audits


Dept. Of Health: Reports 30 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 703 New Cases; 54.7% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) --6.4.21

Dept. Of Health: Reports 36 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 656 New Cases; 54.6% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) --6.3.21 

TribLive: Allegheny County’s COVID Hospitalizations Dip Below 100 For First Time Since October

PA Latino Affairs Commission: Discussion With Medical Professionals Emphasizes Vaccination Privacy, Safety For Latinx Communities

MCall: In Big Push For Normalcy, Allenstown Students, Families Get Vaccinated At Local Clinics

ScrantonT: Lackawanna Tops Among Large Counties In Adult COVID Vaccinations

PG: Duquesne University To Require Students Be Vaccinated

TribLive: Duquesne To Require Vaccinations, But Western PA Colleges’ Requirements Vary

LancasterOnline Editorial: We’re On Our Way To New Normal, But We Need More People To Get Vaccinated

TribLive Editorial: Vaccine Incentives Aren’t The PA Way - Right?

TribLive: Is It COVID Or Lyme Disease? If You’re Vaccinated And Have A Rash, It’s Easier To Diagnose

WBTimes: Luzerne Community College Revises Mask Policy

Inquirer: School Mask Requirements Under Fire As Parents Ramp Up Pressure On Districts

KYW: Central Bucks School District No Longer Requires Masks In Buildings, Buses

WHYY: Philly School District Celebrates Top Students Who Persevered Despite Virtual School

LancasterOnline: Lancaster County Hospitals’ Revenue Takes A Hit In Pandemic, State Report Shows

PA Cap-Star: The Pandemic Changed A Lot, But Not The Partisan Debate Over Paid Leave

Inquirer: Other Cities Thinking Bigger Than Philly As Arts Groups Try To Rebound From Pandemic

TribLive: Allegheny County’s Finances Weathered Pandemic, Controller Wagner Says

Other States/National/International 

AP: Heart Reaction Probed As Possible Rare Vaccine Link In Teens

AP: Do I Need To Get Tested For COVID If I’m Vaccinated? [Not Unless You Have COVID Symptoms]

The Guardian: Biden Outlines Plan To Share 80 Million Vaccine Doses With World

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