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News Digest :: October 23, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 As coronavirus numbers keep climbing, Wolf weighs ‘targeted’ restrictions https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-deaths-positive-cases-nursing-homes-restaurants-stay-at-home-20201022.html Wolf plans to waive licensing fees on...

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News Digest :: October 22, 2020

Legislature Solutions for racism, inequity should be central to redesign of Pa. state universities, senator says https://www.inquirer.com/education/spl/pa-state-universities-racism-art-haywood-20201021.html State Sen. Art Haywood: Black students called n-word on...

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News Digest :: October 21, 2020

Legislature Pa. House fails to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of bill to loosen coronavirus restrictions on bars, restaurants https://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2020/10/21/Pennsylvania-House-governor-wolf-veto-coronavirus-restrictions-bars/stories/202010210114 Pa....

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News Digest :: October 20, 2020

Elections/Politics Supreme Court allows 3-day extension to count Pennsylvania ballots https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/10/19/Pennsylvania-ballots-2020-Election-Day-postmarked-Supreme-Court-ruling-Republican-Party-Democratic-Party/stories/202010190141 U.S....

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News Digest :: October 19, 2020

Budget Deadline looms to finish state budget https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2020/10/18/Deadline-looms-to-defuse-Pennsylvania-s-budget-time-bomb/stories/202010160144 Pa. has to pass a budget soon. Here’s what is on the table....

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News Digest :: October 16, 2020

Legislature Local advocates join Philadelphia lawmaker for a discussion on racial inequities https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/local-advocates-join-philadelphia-lawmaker-for-a-discussion-on-racial-inequities/article_3e48512a-efdc-5c95-85ac-23bfa9189a92.html Route...

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News Digest :: October 15, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Dr. Levine says Pa. is seeing the start of a 'fall resurgence' https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/10/14/COVID-19-pittsburgh-pennsylvania-cases-deaths-pandemic-data/stories/202010140145 Pennsylvania faces a ‘fall resurgence’ as...

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News Digest :: October 14, 2020

Legislature As COVID-19 surges, second state shutdown unlikely https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/as-covid-19-surges-second-state-shutdown-unlikely/article_ab756f1b-ca8e-5b22-b65e-92eaaf4ffeee.html Prosecutors decline charges over swastika note sent to...

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News Digest :: October 13, 2020

Legislature Local law enforcement officials honored during Juvenile Justice Week https://www.dailylocal.com/news/local/local-law-enforcement-officials-honored-during-juvenile-justice-week/article_4f289110-0bc6-11eb-be15-f7d0f6bda877.html Police investigating...

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News Digest :: October 9, 2020

Legislature Your View by state Sen. Lisa Boscola: How we can give Pennsylvania restaurants a fighting chance https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-pennsylvania-restaurants-capacity-ease-boscola-20201009-zgsofaomwzafrh6wx6jrbe2c64-story.html Pa. House leaders call for...

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News Digest :: October 8, 2020

Legislature Negotiations over changes to Pennsylvania’s mail voting law are showing signs of life https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pa-mail-voting-rules-law-update-20201007.html Closed-door talks hint at new attempt to update Pa.’s mail-in voting law...

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News Digest :: October 7, 2020

Legislature Pa. Senate passes bill enhancing penalty for child pornography offenses https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/10/pa-senate-passes-bill-enhancing-penalty-for-child-pornography-offenses.html Senate session cut short by House lawmaker’s COVID-19 diagnosis...

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News Digest :: October 5, 2020

Legislature Debate emerges over $500M education bill; some fear it may lead to full-fledged school vouchers in Pa. https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/10/debate-emerges-over-500m-education-bill-some-fear-it-may-lead-to-full-fledged-school-vouchers-in-pa.html Use...

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News Digest :: October 2, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Trump, first lady test positive for the coronavirus https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/10/02/Trump-first-lady-test-positive-for-coronavirus-COVID-19/stories/202010020149 President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19...

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News Digest :: October 1, 2020

Legislature As workers grow desperate, Pa. lawmakers launch nation’s ‘most expansive minimum wage bill’ https://www.inquirer.com/news/one-fair-wage-philadelphia-capital-grille-protest-darden-restauarants-20200930.html State House GOP pushes ahead plan for ‘election...

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News Digest :: September 30, 2020

Legislature Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/2020/09/29/affordable-care-act-defended-pa-democrats-tom-wolf-aca/3572495001/ Activists call for action on gift ban bill before end of legislative...

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News Digest :: September 29, 2020

Legislature GOP leaders ask U.S. Supreme Court to halt Pa. voting extension https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/09/28/GOP-leaders-ask-U-S-Supreme-Court-to-halt-pennsylvania-mail-ballot-voting-extension/stories/202009280099 Pa. Senate Republicans take...

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News Digest :: September 28, 2020

Legislature How Pa.’s victim advocate found herself in the crosshairs of the GOP-led Senate https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/pa-jennifer-storm-victim-advocate-senate-joe-scarnati-20200928.html Officials hold Census events in Delaware County to boost...

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News Digest :: September 27, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pa. National Guard to arrive in Westmoreland nursing home Sunday morning https://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2020/09/26/Pa-National-Guard-to-arrive-in-Westmoreland-nursing-home-Sunday-morning/stories/202009260059 National Guard set...

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News Digest :: September 26, 2020

Legislature Trim bizarre form of discrimination https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/trim-bizarre-form-of-discrimination/article_7f288193-4ef1-5f7a-946c-5e684959488a.html Coronavirus-battered Pennsylvania restaurant and bar industry anticipates another...

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News Digest :: September 25, 2020

Legislature Pa. lawmakers promote CROWN Act legislation banning discrimination against natural hair styles https://www.inquirer.com/news/pa-lawmakers-crown-act-protect-against-discrimination-natural-hair-20200924.html Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf asks lawmakers to stop...

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News Digest :: September 24, 2020

Legislature Pa. House falls short in attempt to override vetoed school sports fans bill https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-football/2020/09/23/tom-wolf-veto-high-school-sports-fans-pennsylvania-house-override/stories/202009230144 Pa. House falls short in...

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News Digest :: September 23, 2020

Legislature Kayden's Law heads to full Pa. Senate https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/09/22/kaydens-law-child-custody-pennsylvania/5863598002/ Lawmakers' power to redraw Pa.'s political maps could be more limited in 2021...

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News Digest :: September 22, 2020

Legislature Gov. Wolf vetoes bill on high school sports fans; lawmakers will attempt to override https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2020/09/21/tom-wolf-veto-high-school-sports-fans-pennsylvania-bill/stories/202009210089 Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes high school...

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News Digest :: September 21, 2020

Legislature WB neighborhood group petitions lawmakers for repeal of fireworks law https://www.timesleader.com/news/802892/wb-neighborhood-group-petitions-lawmakers-for-repeal-of-fireworks-law How Trumpism is threatening judicial independence in Pennsylvania | Opinion...

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News Digest :: September 20, 2020

Legislative Sportsmen’s group names Sen. Jim Brewster Legislator of the Year https://triblive.com/local/regional/sportsmens-group-names-sen-jim-brewster-legislator-of-the-year/ Open carry change would make emergencies more dangerous: Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA...

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News Digest :: September 19, 2020

State News State jobless rate falls to 10.3% in August https://observer-reporter.com/business/state-jobless-rate-falls-to-10-3-in-august/article_94c95cfc-f9b2-11ea-9a47-4323ef7ed565.html Pa. regulators reject calls for extended review of utility-shutoff ban...

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News Digest :: September 18, 2020

Legislature Sen. Lindsey Williams and Rep. Sara Innamorato: Now is not the time to raise PWSA rates https://triblive.com/opinion/sen-lindsey-williams-and-rep-sara-innamorato-now-is-not-the-time-to-raise-pwsa-rates/ Voting victories for Democrats in Pa. might have...

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