Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tuesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 6.8.21

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Dept. Of Labor & Industry: New Unemployment Compensation System Now Online

Spotlight PA: Pennsylvania’s 2022 Race For Governor, What We Know So Far

AP: State Lawmakers Return For June With Big Agenda, Sharp Differences

DebErdley: Two New House Members Break Records As They Take Office In Harrisburg

ScrantonT Editorial: Make Expense Reporting By Lawmakers Matter Of Law

Dept. Of Labor & Industry: New Unemployment Compensation System Comes Online Today

WHYY: What You Need To Know About PA’s New Unemployment Claims System Being Unveiled Tuesday

Guest Essay: The 300,000 Pennsylvanians Awaiting Unemployment Deserve Payment Now

Inquirer: With $10 Billion To Spend, Advocates Press Wolf, Lawmakers To Prioritize Poor People

Guest Essay: Sen. Kim Ward: Stop Protecting Pennsylvania’s Child Sexual Predators

PG Editorial: Fetterman Should Stop Flouting Flag Law And Obey It

WBTimes: Scattering Of Write-In Votes Questioned By Luzerne County Election Board

Jan Murphy: Lawmakers Clash Over Bill Expanding School Choice And Other ‘Reforms’

WHYY: Senate Republicans Advance Bill Expanding Private School Tax Credits

LancasterOnline: Sen. Martin Proposes Private Charter School Reform Bill

Charles Thompson: Fewer People, Same Passions At Capitol Gun Owners Rights Rally

AP: Gun Rights Supporters Rally Outside PA Capitol

ErieT: PA House Set To Pass Concealed Carry Without A Gun Permit, Will It Become Law?

Billy Penn: You Wouldn’t Need A License To Carry A Gun In Philly Under Bill Gaining Steam In Harrisburg

WHYY: Philly Council To Mayor: $100 Million Needed To Combat Historic Surge In Gun Violence

WHYY: Philly DA Planning Community Forums On Gun Violence, Criminal Justice Reform

PennLive: Results Of York City Gun Violence Study Called ‘Alarming’ And ‘Extremely Disturbing’

AP: Medical Marijuana Law Changes Get Through House

TribLive: Pittsburgh Doctors Excited About Potential Of New Alzheimer’s Drug

Inquirer: Fmr Philly Mayor Nutter Had Prostate Surgery For Cancer, He Wants Black Men To Hear His Story

Jan Murphy: Bill Clarifying Ethical Standards For Financially Distressed Municipality Act 47 Officers Passed By Senate

PA Cap-Star: Nearly 10% Of Youth In Pittsburgh School District Identify As Gender-Diverse, New Study Finds 

PennLive: Should PA Students Get Mental Health Days?

NPR: Dozens Of States Leave College Athlete Compensation On Back Burner, Including PA

AP: Owner Of Gulf Tower In Pittsburgh To Step Up Repair Effort After Fire

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

PA Cap-Star: Republicans Senators Mastriano, Dush, Rep. Kaufman Stay Quiet On Who Paid For Their Trip To See Arizona Election ‘Audit’ 

PennLive: Conservative Radio Host Now Warning Against Arizona Republican Election ‘Audit’ ‘Clown Show’ 

AP: Bipartisan U.S. Senate Report Details Sweeping Failures Around Jan. 6 Assault On U.S. Capitol

NPR: ‘Bring Your Guns’: Probe Uncovers More Alarming Intelligence Before Assault On U.S. Capitol

WPost: U.S. Capitol Police Had Intelligence About Assault Weeks Before Riot, U.S. Senate Probe Finds

Biden Infrastructure Plan

WESA: PA Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Arkoosh Visits Pittsburgh To Talk Infrastructure


PG: Western PA Farmers Worry About Politicians Tinkering With Federal Taxes

PG: Pittsburgh Activists Join Call For U.S. Senate To Pass Immigration Reform To Help PA Economy

WHYY: For This Philly Lawyer, Immigration Law Is A Calling

Politics PA: The Hill Puts PA U.S. Senate Seat On Most Likely To Flip In 2022 List

Civil Justice

LancasterOnline: Where Does Lancaster Stand On Policing Commitments A Year After George Floyd’s Killing?

WESA: Allegheny County DA Backs Down From Plea Bargain Rule Targeting Lawyer Who Called DA’s Office Racist

WESA: Ethics Expert: Allegheny County DA’s No-Plea Rule Could Violate His Duty To Allegheny County Residents

AP: Allegheny County DA Offers New Memo On Handling Bias In Plea Deal Assertions

TribLive: Allegheny County DA Updates Policy On How Prosecutors Should Deal With Discrimination Claims

WESA: Committee To Explore Safer Housing For Transgender Inmates At Allegheny County Jail

PG: Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Program Receives Grant for Workplace Inclusion Efforts


Dept. Of Health: Reports 35 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 450 New Cases; 55.9% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+)-- 6.8.21

Dept. Of Human Services: Guidance For Children Not Yet Eligible To Receive COVID Vaccine

Ford Turner: PA Lawmakers Poised To End Gov. Wolf’s COVID Disaster Declaration

Dept. Of Health: Reports 35 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 1,106 New Cases; 55.7% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) [3 Day Totals]-- 6.7.21 

PG: Statewide Positivity Rate Falls Below 3%; PA Cases Trending Under 1,000 Per Day

WITF: COVID Killed Their Brother, Misinformation About The Virus Divided Their Family

AP: Philadelphia To Give Away Nearly $400,000 In Vaccine Prizes

WHYY: COVID Vaccine Sweepstakes Coming To Philly

Inquirer: Philadelphians Could Win Up To $50,000 For Getting COVID Shot 

PG: Pittsburgh Businesses Adapt To Eased Mask Guidelines: ‘Everyone’s Feeling Liberated’

CourierT: Will Visitation At PA Nursing Homes Ever Return To Normal?

WHYY: With Delaware County Health Dept. Still A Work-In-Progress, Local Nonprofits Awarded Grant Money To Fill Void

MCall: Lehigh Valley’s OraSure COVID Rapid Test Gets FDA Authorization

Inquirer: How One Philly School Kept Kids Engaged Thru A Long Year Of Virtual Learning

PG: Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Sees Record Breaking SNAP Applications

Anya Litvak: Those Essential Workers From 2020?  They’re Still In Demand In Pittsburgh

CitizensV: Customers Flock To Bars, Restaurants After COVID Restrictions Lifted

PennLive: How Soon Until Harrisburg Recovers From The Pandemic? ‘The Worst Is Behind Us’

Federal COVID Relief

WESA: PA Must Dramatically Expand Access To Housing, Advocates Say

Inquirer: Philly Leaders Negotiate Anti-Violence Funding, Federal Aid, Tax Cuts As Budget Deadline Nears

WHYY: Philly Council To Mayor: $100 Million Needed To Combat Historic Surge In Gun Violence

WHYY: Philly Socialist Groups, Unions Protest Proposed City Business Tax Cuts

Inquirer: Philly Council Member Proposes $45 Million Arts Relief Fund, Calling For ‘Consequences’ If City Underfunds The Arts

MCall: Lehigh Valley School District Budgets Contend With COVID Relief Money, Lingering Pre-Pandemic Issues

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