Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Wednesday PA Capitol & COVID NewsClips 6.2.21

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Bipartisan PA County Commissioners Group: Shares Frustrations Over Lack Of 2 Needed Changes To Election Law Before Summer Break

PA Cap-Star: Bipartisan PA County Commissioners Want Lawmakers 2 Changes To Election Law Before Summer Recess

WilliamsportS: County Commissioners Around State Want 2 Election Law Changes

AP: Mail-In Voting Law Spurring New Tensions Over Elections

MCall: Dept. Of State Says Don’t Count Undated Mail-In Ballots, Siding With Republicans

WHYY: In Last-Minute Reversal, Philly Commissioners Won’t Count Undated Mail-In Ballots

May State Revenues Bring Year-To-Date Collections $2.9 Billion Over Estimates [PaEN]

AP: PA Tax Collections Continue To Rebound From Pandemic

Jan Murphy: Lt. Gov. Fettermand Defies Law Flies Pride Flag From His Capitol Office Balcony

PG: After Transition, PA’s Unemployment System Will Be Faster, Easier To Use, State Officials Say

ScrantonT Editorial: Pass Bill On Drug Price Transparency

Inquirer: Embattled PA School Pension Fund Bet Big On This Scrubs Brand Whose IPO Boosted A Steelers Owner’s Billions

PA Cap-Star: Push To Reform PA Second-Degree Murder Statute Continues

NBC10: Philly Lawmaker Pushing To Make Prison Medical Copay Permanent

CourierT: How Bucks County Jail uses Physical Force With Mental Distress Inmates

CourierT: PA Coroners Must Notify Family Of A Death, Why That Doesn’t Always Happen

TribLive: Person Arrested, Charged Monday After Threats Halted New Castle School Prom

TribLive: Allegheny County DA Chides Ross Park Mall For Lack Of Security Cameras After Gunfire Erupts

PG: 2 Teens Charged With Gun-Related Crimes In Ross Park Mall Gunfire

WHYY: Philly City Lawmakers Call For More Funding For Anti-Violence Efforts

PennLive: Cumberland County Judge Facing Misconduct Allegations Resigns

PG: Pittsburgh H.S. Moves Online For Tuesday Classes After Water Main Break

ScrantonT: Change In Collection Of Student Debt Will Benefit Students, AG’s Office Said

PG Editorial: College Athletes Should Be Compensated For Use Of Their Names, Images

LancasterOnline: Wolf Calls PA’s Private Charter School Laws ‘The Worst In The Nation’

Jan Murphy: Have Snow Days Melted Off PA School Calendars?

Paul Muschick: How PA’s Failure To Increase Dog License Fees Is Biting Taxpayers

WESA: PA Businesses, Consumers Among Those Getting Short End Of Stick Amid Lumber Shortage

TribLive: Survey Seeks To Determine Level Of Home Internet Access For PA Students

AltoonaM: Blair County To Expand Broadband Access

PennLive: Newly Planted 5G Poles Enrage Some Harrisburg Residents

PG: PNC Now Fifth Largest Bank In Country Thanks To Merger

WESA: State Legislators Eager To Finish Mon-Fayette Expressway


Philadelphia Magazine: One Moment From John Fetterman’s Past Could Derail His U.S. Senate Bid

MCall: Cong. Wild Addresses Rise Of Warehouses, Jan. 6 Commission In Her First In-Person Event

Politics PA: PA Senate Seat Stays As Most Likely To Flip In Latest 2022 Ratings

WHYY: PA Haitian Community Hails Temporary Protected Status, Questions Immigration Future

AP: U.S. Dept. Of Justice Settles With Hazleton Over Language Barrier

WHYY: Montgomery County Meat-Processing Plant Closes Amid Massive Cyberattack Against JBS

AP: Meat Producer JBS Says Most Plants Will Be Working Wednesday After Cyberattack

Civil Justice

PA Cap-Star: Black People In PA More Than 5 Times As Likely As Whites to Be Killed By Police

Guest Essay: After A Year Of Increased Anti-Asian Hate, I Finally Feel Some Hope

TribLive: Stowe Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Police Car Destruction During 2020 Protests

PA Cap-Star: Philly Council Looks To Diversity City Workforce By Eliminating ‘Rule Of Two’

Guest Essay: Police Reform Cannot Be Fully Realized Until We Eliminate Qualified Immunity

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

AP: Arizona Republic Election Audit Draws PA Republican Senators Mastriano, Dush, Rep. Kauffman

Business Insider: Arizona Audit Attracts PA Republican Sen. Mastriano Who Bused Protesters To U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Guest Essay: Why It’s Increasingly Difficult To Get To The Truth


Dept. Of Health: Reports 45 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 580 New Cases; 54.4% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) --6.2.21

Dept. Of Health: Reports 11 Additional Deaths Due To COVID; 1,488 New Cases; 54.2% Fully Vaccinated (Age 18+) [3 Day Totals]--6.1.21 

TribLive: Allegheny County COVID Case Average Hits Lowest Mark Since Last June

ErieT: COVID Is ‘Manageable’ In Erie County, Official Says

Gov. Wolf: COVID Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update For May 21-27

PG: Percent Positivity Rate Falls Below 4%, Wyoming County Only County With Substantial Spread

TribLive: COVID Vaccine Clinic At Valley H.S. Open To Those Needing 1st Shot

TribLive: Roots Of Faith In Sharpsburg Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinic

WilliamsportS: Lycoming County Lags Behind State In Vaccinations

PG: Hey Penn State Students And Employees: Need An Extra $1,000? Get Vaccinated

CentreDT: Get Vaccinated And Win $1,000, Penn State Announces Weekly Incentives To Get Vaccinated

PennLive: Penn State Health Study Offers Cash To People Who Fear Severe COVID Vaccine Reaction

WPSU: Penn State To Repeal Most COVID Masking Requirements Starting June 28

Inquirer: Penn State’s COVID-Related Losses IN Athletics Not As Bad As First Feared

WHYY: Penn Mandates Vaccine For All Staff, Faculty, Doctoral Trainees

WESA: Senate Bill Would Allow Teens To Bypass Parental Approval For COVID Vaccine

MCall: PA Lifted Nearly All COVID Restrictions, What Happens Next

PennLive: Penn State Announces Beaver Stadium, Other Athletics Venues At Full Capacity This Fall

Inquirer: How Pandemic Changed Vaping Habits Among Teens, Young Adults

Guest Essay: Thanks To Volunteers Who Showed Up To Help Harrisburg Students Continue Learning Thru COVID

PG Editorial: Pandemic Pushed EMS Services Into Red, Up To Local Leaders To Help Them Recover

TribLive: Westmoreland Jail Free Of COVID For First Time Since March

TribLive: Western PA Restaurants Struggle To Open At Full Capacity

WHYY: SEPTA Invites Riders To Return As Philly Reopens

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