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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/23/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/23/2020 11:17:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A security firm in Tennessee cutting a deal with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison's office probing an allegation that armed guards were being recruited for polling places in Minnesota... Efforts by President Trump's campaign to monitor activity at ballot drop boxes in Philadelphia with video recording may be voter intimidation. That's the view of... Pennsylvania's Supreme Court with an elected 5-2 Democrat majority ruling that that election ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures... Is this all just a political stunt? That's what Republican lawmakers here in York County, Pennsylvania are asking... More towns added to Connecticut's Red Alert...
  • Talks collapsed on a deal to let Pennsylvania counties open mail ballots before Election Day

    10/21/2020 7:49:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    www.inquirer.com ^ | by Cynthia Fernandez and Jonathan Lai, Updated: October 21, 2020
    HARRISBURG — Negotiations between the Republican-led legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf to let counties begin opening mail ballots in Pennsylvania before Election Day appeared to collapse Wednesday, setting up a potential nightmare scenario that some fear could leaving the state counting millions of ballots for days after Nov. 3. The Democratic governor and legislative leaders had been negotiating behind closed doors as recently as Tuesday to change the election code after months of inaction. But the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday and is not scheduled to reconvene until Nov. 10, a week after the election. In adjourning, Republicans turned away pleas...
  • Family restaurant fined $10K for violating coronavirus restrictions found not guilty [ Pennsylvania ]

    10/21/2020 10:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Pennsylvania restaurant owners who were fined roughly $10,000 for opening their doors in defiance of coronavirus restrictions have been deemed not guilty. A judge in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, found Taste of Sicily not guilty in its fight against the Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions, according to Local 21 News Harrisburg. “The crux of the legal argument is that orders that have been issued by the Governor and The Department of Health are legally unenforceable. Judge Garvey agreed with that argument,” the restaurant’s lawyer Eric Winter said. The restaurant, co-owned by siblings Michael Mangano and Christine Wartluft, opened in May...
  • Pa. restaurant owners deflated after bill to ease restrictions fails

    10/21/2020 8:59:08 AM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 21 October A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Pennsylvania restaurant owners have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and were hoping to see restrictions relaxed on their businesses. An effort in the General Assembly failed again Tuesday, albeit just barely. The state House of Representatives fell short in a bid to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have eased rules on restaurants. The effort needed two-thirds of the House and fell short by two votes. John Longstreet, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, said the defeat of the bill (HB 2513) was a blow for the industry. “The failure...
  • CA Assemblymen Kiley and Gallagher Court Hearing on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ‘One-Man Rule’

    10/20/2020 8:28:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    California Globe ^ | October 19, 2020 | Katy Grimes
    This case is not about one particular law, but the rule of law. California Assemblymen Kevin Kiley and James Gallagher are suing to stop California Governor Gavin Newsom’s “one man rule.” Kiley and Gallagher filed their most recent Trial Brief, and Gov. Gavin Newsom filed his. The trial will take place Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Sutter County. The Michigan Supreme Court recently struck down the 1945 law that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been using to keep the state in lockdown since April. And in September, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that Governor Tom Wolf’s lockdown orders were unconstitutional,...
  • Pennsylvania governor tramples legislators to impose carbon taxes

    10/16/2020 10:02:51 AM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2020 | Kevin Mooney
    Pennsylvania state lawmakers in both parties have a message for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and it goes something like this: No taxation without representation! That message came through loud and clear in September when the General Assembly passed legislation that would prohibit the governor from joining a multi-state climate change agreement without legislative approval. The Senate vote was just one vote shy of a veto-proof majority with five Democrats joining with Republicans to support the bill. On the House side, seven Democrats served as co-sponsors of the bill, which passed by a wide margin in July. Wolf, taking inspiration from...
  • Dr. Rachel Levine: A ‘fall resurgence’ of coronavirus has arrived in Pennsylvania

    10/14/2020 12:05:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 77 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 14 October A.D. 2020 | Sue Gleiter
    Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine cautioned on Wednesday Pennsylvania is facing a fall resurgence of coronavirus. “It’s very hard to predict what the future will bring, but we have been talking for months that we were concerned that as we entered the fall season, as the weather started to change, that we would see a resurgence in terms of the numbers of COVID-19,” she said during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency offices. Over the past nine days, Pennsylvania has reported more than 1,000 daily new cases after its latest update said that there were 1,276...
  • What could be driving the recent coronavirus case uptick in Pa.? Gov. Wolf weighs in

    10/08/2020 12:05:10 PM PDT · by lightman · 31 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 October A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that he is concerned about the recent rise of confirmed coronavirus case counts in the state and also an increased number of hospitalizations related to infectious disease, and yet there might be a few logical explanations for it. The state’s Health Department reported 1,376 new cases as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, which is the highest one-day total since April. That news came on the heels of 1,309 on Wednesday and 1,036 on Tuesday, equaling the first multi-day run with more than 1,000 new cases in some time. It must be noted,...
  • Wolf eases Pa. crowd limits with sliding scale tied to capacity

    10/07/2020 9:35:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    fox29 ^ | 10/06/2020 | FOX 29 Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is allowing larger crowds at indoor and outdoor events under guidance that's linked to the maximum capacity of venues. The Democratic governor's new rules, announced Tuesday, will take effect on Friday. They employ a sliding scale that will permit much larger crowds at many events, including school sporting events during the fall season.
  • Pa. changes coronavirus gathering limitations; what’s it mean for sports, events, and more?

    10/06/2020 8:13:14 AM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 October A,D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have changed their order related to gathering limitations in the state. Originally, indoor events were restricted to just 25 people, while outdoor events could have up to 250. Now, however, the maximum capacity will be determined based on a venue’s maximum occupancy. It breaks down like this: Maximum Occupancy - Allowable Indoor Rate 0-2,000 people - 20% of Maximum Occupancy 2,001 - 10,000 people - 15% of Maximum Occupancy Over 10,000 people - 10% of Maximum Occupancy up to 3,750 people Maximum Occupancy - Allowable Outdoor Rate 0-2,000 people...
  • Pa. gathering limits are back for now; what should schools do for Friday night football? Gov. Wolf: ‘Stay tuned’

    10/01/2020 12:22:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 22 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 1 October A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Gathering limits are back in Pennsylvania, at least for now, following the latest federal court ruling on the topic. What does it mean for schools that host high school football games or other such events Friday night or this weekend? Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s advice is to stay tuned. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that the Wolf administration’s coronavirus mitigation gathering limits -- 250 people at outdoor events and 25 at indoor ones -- are back in play again while the appeal process works itself through the court system. The news comes after U.S. District Judge...
  • PA Governor Wolf And State Rep. Ullman Caught On Hot Mic Saying Masks “Political Theater”

    09/29/2020 7:59:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AND Maganize ^ | 09 29 2020 | Staff
    According to a tweet from ReopenBucks County PA, State Representative Ullman and Governor Tom Wolf (PA, D) were caught on a hot mic referring to “masks as ‘political theatre’ that they want to get ‘on camera’.” The tweet includes a link to a YouTube video of that instance.
  • Video: Democratic Governor And State Representative Caught on Hot Mic Calling Face Masks “Political Theater” For the Camera

    09/29/2020 5:32:01 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 13 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 09.29.2020 | Ray Pearson
    To slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public settings such as grocery stores where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Medical experts say that “Apart from avoiding crowded indoor spaces, the most effective thing people can do is wear masks.” Some state and local governments mandate the use of face masks or coverings in specific settings, typically in retail establishments and on public transportation. As face-covering requirements multiply around the country, lawsuits challenging them to follow. Trump has been reluctant to...
  • Dem PA Gov. Wolf and Rep. Ullman Caught on Hot Mic Saying Wearing Masks Is ‘Political Theater’

    09/29/2020 4:01:29 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 36 replies
    MenRec ^ | 09/29/2020 | Staff
    WOLF: “So Wendy, I’m going to take — I’m going to take my mask off when I speak, so — “ ULLMAN: “I will as well, just, I’m waiting so that we can do a little political theater . (laughs) So that it’s on camera.”
  • Wolf asks that Trump’s Saturday rally in Harrisburg be canceled, calls the event “dangerous” and “manipulative"

    09/25/2020 2:04:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Phil Inquirer ^ | 9/25/20
    Trump is set to hold another rally at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harrisburg International Airport, despite Wolf’s public pleas for the president not to endanger Pennsylvanians. The governor said he sent a letter to the president earlier this month asking that he abide by public health guidance in visits to the commonwealth. Wolf called Trump’s insistence on holding Saturday’s event “gravely concerning.” “No matter what party you support, all Americans should be very concerned that the President has put headlines and publicity above the health and safety of our families and communities," said Wolf, a Democrat. “It is dangerous...
  • Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf asks lawmakers to stop ‘irresponsible behavior’; GOP leaders say he won’t work with them

    09/24/2020 7:01:00 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 24 September A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    Gov. Tom Wolf is accusing the GOP-controlled General Assembly of acting irresponsibly in ways that will harm Pennsylvanians at a time when he is trying to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a Thursday news conference that was billed as focusing on government reform and COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the governor spent a good part of the time criticizing lawmakers for pursuing “dangerous legislation” this week. He was referring to the House’s failed attempt on Wednesday to override his veto of a bill that would have allowed local school officials to set attendance limits at sporting events and extra-curricular activities....
  • Gov. Wolf Thanks House Democrats for Protecting Pennsylvanians

    09/24/2020 1:24:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    governor.pa,gov ^ | 09/23/2020 | Press Release
    Today, Governor Tom Wolf thanked House Democrats for upholding COVID-19 mitigation measures that protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians. The governor released the following statement: “I am thankful to the House Democrats for continuing to stand with me and showing a commitment to working collaboratively to protect the people of Pennsylvania during this ongoing public health crisis. Pennsylvanians should be thankful as well. “Throughout this pandemic, my administration has maintained that school districts should have local control on decisions over school sports and extra-curricular activities and has no intention of changing course on this recommendation. Important mitigation measures such...
  • Federal Court DENIES Gov. Wolf’s Stay Request.....(checkmate!)

    09/24/2020 2:51:09 PM PDT · by caww · 61 replies
    explorevenango ^ | 10/22/2020 | Aly Delp
    A federal judge today (Tuesday) denied the Wolf administration’s request for a stay on the federal court decision that found some of Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to be unconstitutional. The administration sought a stay on the ruling while also appealing the decision, which was issued by U.S. Western District Judge William Stickman IV last week. .. the Wolf administration “did not proffer any specific evidence to differentiate between the danger allegedly posed by gatherings governed by specific numeric limitations and gatherings governed by occupancy limitations.”
  • Who flipped on the veto override? 24 Democratic votes sustained Gov. Wolf’s veto on high school sports bill

    09/23/2020 4:22:59 PM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 23 September A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    After Wednesday’s failed House attempt to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bipartisan-backed bill designed to give local school officials the final say on holding sports and setting crowd limits, some were left scratching their heads. How could a bill that passed the House by a 155-47 fall short of the 135 votes needed to override the governor’s veto? The answer: 24 of the Democratic legislators who voted “yes” on the bill originally apparently had a change of heart. One of the bill’s original supporters, Rep Mark Rozzi, D-Berks County, was absent on Wednesday. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff,...
  • Giant, Karns drop Taste of Sicily restaurant family member’s Gumbas sauces

    09/22/2020 10:22:14 AM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 September A.D. 2020 | Sue Gleiter
    By | sgleiter@pennlive.com At least three central Pennsylvania grocery chains have stopped selling Gumbas sauces and salsas. Karns Foods, Giant and Stauffers of Kissel Hill pulled the products made by Michael Mangano, a family spokesman for the Taste of Sicily restaurant in Palmyra, according to LebTown, a media organization. Mangano has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and businesses and has personally attacked Health Secretary Rachael Levine, who is a transgender woman. Mangano, who writes on the Gumbas Facebook page that he is not against the LGBTQ community, refers to Levine as “Richard.” “These...