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News Digest :: May 31, 2020

Budget Pennsylvania budget issue inescapable https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/pennsylvania-budget-issue-inescapable/ Legislature eclipses satire https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/legislature-eclipses-satire-1.2633254 Pennsylvania is...

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NewsDigest :: May 30, 2020

Budget Pennsylvania budget issue inescapable https://www.altoonamirror.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/pennsylvania-budget-issue-inescapable/ Pa. ends threat of tax hike due to casino shutdown...

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News Digest :: May 29, 2020

Legislature We need a just recovery that includes higher pay for Black, brown, and low- paid essential workers | State Sen. Art Haywood https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/we-need-a-just-recovery-that-includes-higher-pay-for-low-paid-essential-workers-opinion/...

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News Digest :: May 28, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pa. GOP lawmaker says he tested positive for COVID-19; Democrats demand more information https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/05/27/pa-state-rep-andrew-lewis-r-dauphin-gop-lawmaker-tests-positive-covid-19/stories/202005270138...

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News Digest :: May 27, 2020

Budget Pa. House narrowly passes short-term budget with no tax increases https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/05/pa-house-narrowly-passes-short-term-budget-with-no-tax-increases.html Pa. state House passes stopgap budget measure in close vote, sending it to Senate...

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News Digest :: May 26, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pennsylvania coronavirus update: State reports lowest daily case count in two months https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-count-pennsylvania-monday-memorial-day-20200525-hgthydohhzaifoqr5ckb4xvyf4-story.html COVID-19 Update: Pa....

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News Digest :: May 25, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pa. sold nursing home testing plan as ‘universal’ and ‘radical’ but advocates say it’s optional and insufficient...

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News Digest :: May 24, 2020

Reopening What moving into ‘green’ zone does, does not mean under Gov. Wolf’s reopening plan https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/what-moving-into-green-zone-does-does-not-mean-under-gov-wolfs-reopening- plan/ Fear of public restrooms prompts creative solutions as...

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News Digest :: May 22, 2020

Reopening Gov. Wolf considering moving some counties into 'green phase' as early as Friday https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/05/21/pennsylvania-tom-wolf-lift-restrictions-Covid-19-business-economy-pandemic-yellow-green-phase/stories/202005210156...

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News Digest :: May 23, 2020

Reopening First Pa. counties go green; all counties to partially reopen by June 5 https://whyy.org/articles/coronavirus-update-some-pa-counties-expected-to-be-allowed-to-emerge-from-lockdown/ AP-NORC poll: Many in U.S. won’t return to gym or dining out...

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News Digest :: May 21, 2020

Reopening Republican reopening scam is the worst kind of politics | By Sen. Vincent J. Hughes https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2020/05/republican-reopening-scam-is-the-worst-kind-of-politics-opinion.html Some Philly-area Democrats are starting to lose patience with...

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News Digest :: May 20, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Levine says curve continues to bend as new COVID-19 cases decline https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/05/19/COVID-19-coronavirus-Allegheny-County-Western-Pennsylvania-cases-deaths-data-pandemic-10/stories/202005190090 State data...

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News Digest :: May 19, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Wolf stresses PEMA, National Guard efforts during COVID-19 pandemic https://www.poconorecord.com/news/20200518/gov-wolf-stresses-pema-national-guard-efforts-during-covid-19-pandemic Pa. sold nursing home testing plan as ‘universal’ and...

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News Digest :: May 18, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 State reaches 62,234 positives, Levine says infection rate declining https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200517/state-reaches-62234-positives-levine-says-infection-rate-declining No new COVID-19 deaths in Western Pa., according to state...

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News Digest :: May 17, 2020

COVID-19 50 new coronavirus cases in Berks County as southeast Pa. continues elevated levels https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/50-new-coronavirus-cases-in-berks-county-as-southeast-pa-continues-elevated-levels/article_ae1b7648-978a-11ea-a913-8f7feebcdbe3.html...

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News Digest :: May 16, 2020

COVID-19 Berks County registers 63 new coronavirus positives, 8 deaths https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-county-registers-63-new-coronavirus-positives-8-deaths/article_0e3b95ee-96c3-11ea-aff7-7713c51fba29.html Medication used to treat COVID-19 patients is...

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News Digest :: May 14, 2020

Reopening PA Open for business? Bill targeted at reopening car dealerships, barber shops get closer to Wolf’s desk https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/open-for-business-bill-targeted-at-reopening-car-dealerships-barber-shops-get-closer-to-wolfs-desk/ Counties...

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News Digest :: May 13, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 State to expand testing for COVID-19 at nursing homes https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/05/12/State-to-expand-testing-for-COVID-19-at-nursing-homes/stories/202005120118 Testing planned for all nursing facilities...

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News Digest :: May 11, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 More counties say they’ll reopen with or without Wolf’s OK https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa-counties-wolf-20200510-sgz5ygmhhnakvii5wgeqsvg3ma-story.html Bucks requests Gov. Tom Wolf provide county with reopening date...

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News Digest :: May 9, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Wolf announces most of Western Pa. moving to yellow phase May 15 https://triblive.com/local/regional/gov-wolf-to-announce-most-of-western-pa-moving-to-yellow-phase-next-week/ Wolf: 13 SWPA counties will reopen on May 15; 37 of 67 counties...

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News Digest :: May 8, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Wolf to move more counties into 'yellow' reopening phase; extends stay-at-home order for ‘red’ counties...

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News Digest :: May 7, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Wolf signs order granting civil immunity to health care providers during covid-19 pandemic https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-signs-order-granting-civil-immunity-to-health-care-providers-during-covid-19-pandemic/ Pennsylvania...

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News Digest :: May 6, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Levine: University of Wash.’s projected COVID-19 death count for Pa. shows risk of reopening too fast https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/levine-university-of-wash-s-projected-covid-19-death-count-for-pa-shows-risk-of-reopening-too-fast/ After...

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News Digest :: May 4, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Tom Wolf to give guidance to counties, businesses reopening in ‘yellow’ phase of coronavirus restrictions...

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News Digest :: May 3, 2020

COVID Status Glorious weather offers respite from the pandemic; reopening plans continue as cases and deaths grow https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-wolf-murphy-philadelphia-pandemic-reopening-golf-20200502.html 'Open Pa.'s doors': Protesters voice opinion of...

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News Digest :: May 2, 2020

Budget State reports $2.2 billion shortfall in April tax revenue https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200501/state-reports-22-billion-shortfall-in-april-tax-revenue Pa. tax revenues plummet $2.2 billion as top state official warns reopening won’t end economic pain...

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News Digest :: May 1, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: State’s grand ‘experiment’ of reopening begins with Friday announcement https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-pa-cases-covid-thursday-20200430-lgvycjry7jezlfqmdxsq5hau7m-story.html Many Pennsylvania counties...

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