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Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine on Tuesday

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Pennsylvania will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults beginning Tuesday, nearly a week ahead of schedule, state officials announced Monday. The quicker rollout was enabled by “ongoing appointment availability” in many parts of the state, state...

Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors' emergency power

Apr. 10, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies. The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity...

Pennsylvania pension system says it got grand jury subpoena

Apr. 08, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system gave a little more detail Thursday about a federal probe, saying the agency received a subpoena, although it stayed silent about subpoenas said to have been received by top management officials. ...

Wolf: Vaccine 'winning' against virus despite state surge

Apr. 07, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

Pennsylvania is “winning” the race to contain a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations thanks to its accelerating vaccine rollout, the governor said Wednesday, as state officials sought to address what they view as the pandemic’s next big challenge — persuading stragglers...

Pennsylvania pension system officials disclose federal probe

Apr. 07, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials atop Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system have received subpoenas from federal investigators, although the $64 billion Public School Employees’ Retirement System has yet to publicly discuss the nature or scope of the newly disclosed inquiry. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 5, 2021. Editorial: Philly may have just revolutionized evictions In the aftermath of 2008, Philadelphia emerged as a model of mortgage foreclosure prevention. Now it is leading the way on eviction prevention. ...

Pennsylvania to make all adults vaccine eligible by April 19

Mar. 31, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Every adult in Pennsylvania will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19, and emergency responders, grocery workers and people in other high-risk groups are able to schedule their shots immediately, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration announced Wednesday in a...

Board OK's renovating governor's offices in state Capitol

Mar. 31, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The group that oversees maintenance and construction in the Pennsylvania Capitol voted unanimously Wednesday to spend nearly $1.5 million to renovate the governor's suite. The Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee authorized an overhaul of...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Mar. 31, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Erie Times News. March 28, 2021. Editorial: PA’s best shot is at beating COVID is local, not regional It’d be great if in six weeks we could look back at this editorial and say “Wow, this opinion didn’t age well.” ...

Pennsylvania in talks to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Mar. 30, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

With Pennsylvania still vaccinating its most vulnerable population, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that his administration is discussing when to make the COVID-19 shot more widely available and that he expects it to happen relatively quickly. Providers under the state’s...