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News Digest :: January 26, 2021

Legislature State Senate panel moves quickly on child abuse survivors bill https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2021/01/25/child-abuse-survivors-PA-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-constitutional-amendment/stories/202101250116 Statute of limitations reform takes...

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News Digest :: January 25, 2021

Legislature Scranton exit from Act 47 on track for January 2022 https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-exit-from-act-47-on-track-for-january-2022/article_578519a9-9f51-512e-9322-e81fc0c213bd.html Frustration grows with Pennsylvania’s ‘confusing’ vaccine...

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News Digest :: January 22, 2021

Legislature Top Pa. election official calls for end to ‘lies’ as GOP launches 2020 hearings https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-2020-election-hearings-boockvar-republicans-lies-reform-20210122.html In first of 14 hearings, state reps question...

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News Digest :: January 21, 2021

Legislature Pennsylvania's minimum wage is the lowest in the region. Advocates tell lawmakers an increase is overdue. https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/2021/01/21/minimum-wage-increase-pennsylvania-economic-stimulus/4203064001/ Coronavirus - COVID-19 Region's...

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News Digest :: January 20, 2021

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Pa. residents 65 and older eligible for covid vaccine but most providers don’t have supply https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-residents-65-and-older-can-get-covid-vaccine-though-supply-remains-low/ Pa. and Philly expand COVID-19 vaccine...

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News Digest :: January 19, 2021

Legislature Pa. lawmakers, workers link minimum wage fight to MLK’s push for equality https://whyy.org/articles/pa-lawmakers-workers-link-minimum-wage-fight-to-mlks-push-for-equality/ Multiple Pennsylvania state senators copy and paste same MLK Day message...

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News Digest :: January 15, 2021

Legislature Pa. Gov. Wolf urges GOP leaders to move on $145M plan to aid small businesses: ‘We have this money’ https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/pa-gov-wolf-urges-gop-leaders-to-move-on-145m-plan-to-aid-small-businesses-we-have-this-money.html Wolf, legislative...

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News Digest :: January 14, 2021

Legislature Brewster takes Pa. Senate seat after GOP sued to undo election https://www.witf.org/2021/01/13/brewster-takes-pa-senate-seat-after-gop-sued-to-undo-election/ Pa. lawmakers advance proposed constitutional changes to electing judges, limiting governor’s...

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News Digest :: January 13, 2021

Legislature Pa. Senate to swear in Jim Brewster to fill western Pa. seat https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/pa-senate-to-swear-in-jim-brewster-to-western-pa-senate-seat.html Ziccarelli concedes, Brewster to be sworn in Wednesday morning...

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News Digest :: January 12, 2021

Legislature New Pa. GOP leader pushes transparency reforms despite party’s past reluctance, obstruction https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/jake-corman-pennsylvania-senate-transparency-campaign-finance-track-record-20210112.html Court postpones ruling...

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News Digest :: January 11, 2021

Legislature Use of CARES funding by cyber charter schools in question https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/education/use-of-cares-funding-by-cyber-charter-schools-in-question/article_931317b6-ad81-547b-943b-e69281eead78.html Capitol siege lays bare GOP electoral...

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News Digest :: January 8, 2021

Legislature ‘It is disgraceful’: Residents of Western Pa. demand Democratic senator be seated https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/it-is-disgraceful-residents-of-western-pa-district-demand-incumbent-democratic-senator-be-seated.html Town hall hosted by Sen. Judy...

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News Digest :: January 7, 2021

Legislature Top Pa. lawmakers who rejected election results denounce U.S. Capitol mob https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/capitol-mob-violence-donald-trump-pennsylvania-legislature-reactions-20210106.html U.S. Capitol violence: Gov. Tom Wolf, Pa. state...

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News Digest :: January 6, 2021

Legislature Pa. GOP senators refused to seat a Democrat and removed Lt. Gov. Fetterman from presiding https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/spl/john-fetterman-pennsylvania-senate-removed-republicans-jim-brewster-20210105.html Fireworks erupt in Pa. Senate...

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News Digest :: January 5, 2021

Legislature Pa. Senate GOP leader to delay seating an incumbent Democratic senator https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/pa-senate-gop-leader-to-delay-seating-an-incumbent-democratic-senator.html Jim Brewster’s Pa. Senate swearing-in will be delayed, top GOP senator...

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News Digest :: January 4, 2021

Legislature Pa. redistricting will be different in 2021, but some say process needs major overhaul https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2021/01/04/Pennsylvania-redistricting-process-map-legislative-districts-reform/stories/202012310140 COVID-19 cancels...

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News Digest :: December 31, 2020

Legislature Everybody wants to change Pennsylvania election law, but nobody trusts each other https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-election-law-harrisburg-20201231.html Brewster vs. Ziccarelli: Legal wrangling continues over state Senate seat...

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News Digest :: December 30, 2020

Legislature There were not more votes than voters in Pa. | AP fact check https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/12/there-were-not-more-votes-than-voters-in-pa-ap-fact-check.html Satellite offices gave Pa. voters more options to cast early ballots in person. Were they...

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News Digest :: December 29, 2020

Legislature 21 ways Pa. lawmakers changed your life for 2021 and beyond https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/12/21-ways-pas-lawmakers-changed-your-life-in-2021-and-beyond.html Good decision by Fidelity, but by state?...

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News Digest :: December 28, 2020

Legislature State grants just start; help restaurants https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorial/state-grants-just-start-help-restaurants/article_32ca79da-c0a1-5e41-80b9-bf78eaf8d7b3.html CapStar Q+A: Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton on...

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News Digest :: December 24, 2020

Legislature In Season of Sharing, Pa. Must Show It Cares |  Co-authored by: Senator-Elect Amanda M. Cappelletti, Senator-Elect Carolyn T. Comitta, Senator-Elect John Kane, and Senator-Elect Nikil Saval...

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News Digest :: December 22, 2020

Legislature From sales tax relief to grants, Pa. lawmakers propose ideas to help restaurants amid COVID-19 crisis https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/12/from-sales-tax-relief-to-grants-pa-lawmakers-propose-ideas-to-help-restaurants-amid-covid-19-crisis.html...

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News Digest :: December 18, 2020

Legislature Lehigh Valley lawmakers want coronavirus-hammered Pennsylvania restaurants to keep sales tax they collect https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-restaurants-sales-tax-20201217-f4dvpmfotfeorfz6ehayp54vrq-story.html Chamber leaders...

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News Digest :: December 17, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Wolf Administration says help available for people dealing with isolation, depression https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/wolf-administration-says-help-available-for-people-dealing-with-isolation-depression/ ‘We knew it was inevitable’: Pa....

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News Digest :: December 16, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Wolf administration to provide $4 million to communities struggling in pandemic https://triblive.com/local/regional/wolf-administration-to-provide-4-million-to-communities-struggling-in-pandemic/ ‘It’s not over yet’: Pa. hospitalizations and...

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News Digest :: December 14, 2020

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Gov. Wolf, health officials want Pennsylvanians to stay home for the holidays https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/gov-wolf-health-officials-want-pennsylvanians-to-stay-home-for-the-holidays/ CDC: Stay home for the holidays...

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