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April 10th Playbook

Five progressive elected officials in Pennsylvania who backed Sen. Bernie Sanders bid for the White House said that former VP Joe Biden must earn their support, while Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) announced her official endorsement for Biden’s campaign. Here is the Playbook. 

Five Elected PA Sanders Endorsers to Biden: “Support Must Be Earned”: On Wednesday, after Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign, five elected officials in Pennsylvania who supported his candidacy issued a joint statement urging former Vice President Joe Biden to adopt policies put forth by the Vermont Senator’s campaign.

Wild Endorses Biden for President: The Lehigh Valley Democrat issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon announcing her support for Biden’s campaign.

PA Dem Summer Meeting Pushed Back to July 18: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced that they are rescheduling their summer meeting that was originally scheduled for June 13 to July 18, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harrisburg & DC   
AP: Schools ordered to remain closed until end of academic year
AP: Death row inmates’ deal for better conditions gets approved
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Wolf orders all Pa. schools, public and private, shuttered until school year’s end
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: COVID-19 cases climb even as curve shows signs of change, Levine says
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: COVID-19 in Pa.: Hospitals seek another aid package from Wolf, lawmakers 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: A summer without church picnics? How COVID-19 is taking its toll on a NEPA tradition 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic
WHYY Newsworks: Most Pa. hospitals expect to burn through mask supplies within a week
WHYY Newsworks: Coronavirus update: Cases confirmed in all 67 Pa. counties; state prisons extend visitation ban
WHYY Newsworks: Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign 
Patriot News: Allowing shoppers to combine beer and wine purchases with other groceries? No deal, says Pa. Liquor Control Board
Patriot News: Which states have the most confirmed coronavirus cases? (4/9/20): Where does Pa. stand?
Patriot News: Pa. residents with intellectual disabilities suffer high vulnerability to COVID-19, loss of day programs
Patriot News: Impact of coronavirus on school property tax bills remains a lingering question
Patriot News: With Pa. schools closed for the spring, state officials focus on helping districts deliver remote instruction
Patriot News: ‘We don’t live in a police state!’ Sen. Ted Cruz blasts ticketing of Pa. driver for violating Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order
City Paper: Trump said vote-by-mail was ‘corrupt,’ but the RNC is sending Pa. voters mail-in ballot applications
National Journal: Sister District Endorses 19 Candidates
Inquirer: Pennsylvania wine retailers can’t get the Liquor Control Board to replenish their best bottles 
Inquirer: Gov. Tom Wolf orders Pennsylvania schools closed through rest of academic year
Inquirer: From drive thru to home delivery, how coronavirus has unshackled Pa.’s marijuana industry 
Inquirer: All Pa. schools will stay closed for the rest of the academic year | Coronavirus Newsletter
Inquirer: ‘Every day is a fresh hell’ for undocumented domestic workers in a world turned upside down by coronavirus 
KYW Newsradio: Wolf: Pa. schools will not reopen this year because of COVID-19 pandemic
Philadelphia Business Journal: Pennsylvania hospitals are taking up to a $2 billion monthly hit from the coronavirus
Bucks Local News: Citizens nationwide to hold digital rally protesting Trump’s COVID failures
Tribune Review: Applications for mail-in ballots surge as lockdown continues 
Tribune Review: Sen. Bob Casey, Excela doctor urge caution when it comes to reopening businesses
The Hill: States move to protect prisoners from coronavirus outbreaks
PLSReporter: ‘I don’t want to be like Wisconsin’: Counties aim to avoid pitfalls as they brace for June 2 primary election 
PLSReporter: Pa. Department of State has waived 30 licensing regulations to improve response to COVID-19 
PLSReporter: Pennsylvania schools set to remain closed for the rest of the academic year  

Philly Clout: Pennsylvanians angry at losing the liquor lottery may rethink privatization of State Store system
Philly Voice: Vice President Mike Pence urges Philly to ramp up social distancing ‘now more than ever’ 
Inquirer: Some Sheriff’s Office employees question being required to report to work 
Inquirer: L&I finally launched online permitting — in time for coronavirus to shut down Philadelphia
Inquirer: Philly-area small business owners on getting PPP coronavirus loans: A ‘great American hoax’ or the biggest rescue ever?
Inquirer: Philly-area coronavirus deaths rise as New Jersey braces for ‘imminent’ surge; White House official urges men to seek virus treatment sooner 
Inquirer: As the pandemic surges, ‘no one deserves what’s brewing in Kensington.’
Billy Penn: Record-breaking Narcan shipments to prevent PA coronavirus overdose spike
Billy Penn: Updated guide to coronavirus in Philly: Testing, schools, shopping, transit, unemployment and more
Billy Penn: Philly eyes Mastbaum High School for temporary Kensington homeless shelter
Philadelphia Tribune: All Philadelphia police officers ordered to wear cloth masks 
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Coronavirus News: Eerie New Drone Video Perfectly Captures Philly Under Quarantine 
Philadelphia Magazine: 5 Ways Philly Was Doing Well Before the Pandemic
KYW Newsradio: Is Philly the next COVID-19 hot spot? Health commissioner welcomes White House attention
KYW Newsradio: Philly health commissioner: Too early to know if COVID-19 spread is slowing
KYW Newsradio: $500k in COVID-19 help up for grabs for small businesses, nonprofits
KYW Newsradio: Officials ask public to use SEPTA only for essential travel as ‘Lifeline Service Schedule’ now in effect
KYW Newsradio: Advocates press for more inmates to be released as Philly prisons show first dip in COVID-19 cases
Philadelphia Business Journal: 40 Under 40: Meet the second group of 2020 Philadelphia Business Journal honorees

Delco Daily Times: Scanlon secures $630M deal for Philadelphia shipyard 
Delco Daily Times: No masking feelings: Council urges public to stick with precautions 
Delco Daily Times: Delco ordered to turn over assessment records
Delco Daily Times: School might be out, but learning continues, say many area school districts
Bucks Courier Times: Bucks County sees 3 more coronavirus deaths, new cases at jail 
Bucks Courier Times: Coronavirus mass testing site in Montgomery County saved 
Daily Local News: Killion coronavirus town hall educates 4,200 participants
Daily Local News: Chesco students, superintendents grapple with Wolf’s order to end school year 
Daily Local News: Thursday Update: Pennsylvania Department of Health announces 1,989 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 18,228
KYW Newsradio: Montgomery County’s community testing site will stay open until May 30
Montgomery Media: 6 more coronavirus deaths in Montco; new testing site opens next week in Whitpain
Montgomery Media: Rep. Dean urges feds to extend life of Montco coronavirus testing site 
Montgomery Media: Montco official warns residents about scams during coronavirus outbreak  
Bucks Local News: Bucks County Community College freezes tuition for next year
Pottstown Mercury: Ciresi calls for sirens, bells to sound Monday in sign of appreciation for front-line workers 
Pottstown Mercury: Thursday Update: Pennsylvania Department of Health announces 1,989 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 18,228

Post-Gazette: Allegheny County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths; state confirmed cases up nearly 2,000 
Post-Gazette: Next COVID-19 bill from Congress will provide more small business loan fixes, Lamb says 
Post-Gazette: ‘Abuse certainly didn’t stop’: Fewer people calling for help, but services are still available 
Post-Gazette: Two more Pittsburgh police officers and a recruit test positive for COVID-19 
Post-Gazette: Pitt and UPMC roll out revolutionary way to test COVID-19 drugs
WESA: Spread Of COVID-19 In Allegheny County Is Slowing, But It’s Too Soon To Go Back To Normal 
WESA: As PA Schools Accept New At-Home Order, Hamlet Says PPS Coursework Will End In June 
WESA: UPMC Uses AI To Accelerate Testing Of Coronavirus Treatments 
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Says Coronavirus-Related Death Toll Climbs To 12, Total Cases Goes Up To 759
KDKA: Pa. Health Dept.: 29 Additional Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported, Cases Statewide Jump To 18,228
KDKA: Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: City School Teachers Pick Up Laptops To Prepare For Remote Learning
KDKA: Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Western Pa. Healthcare Workers On The Frontline Join National ‘Give Me PPE’ Protest 
KDKA: ‘Things Will Never, Ever Be The Same’: Local Business Owners Prepared For Life Not To Be The Same After Coronavirus Pandemic
Tribune Review: Now hiring: Get a job helping Pennsylvania’s jobless, expediting unemployment payments 
Tribune Review: Allegheny County reports 2 more deaths, 39 new coronavirus cases 
Pittsburgh Business Times: State lawmakers propose bill to allow car dealerships to reopen 
Pittsburgh Business Times: PNC’s chief economist: recession won’t be as severe in Pittsburgh as the rest of the U.S. 
Pittsburgh Business Times: State lawmakers propose payment plan for front-line workers battling spread of COVID-19

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Rule rollback lets power plants go full steam
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘We’re seeing it creep our way’: Cambria commissioners get update on COVID-19 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: ‘Curve has flattened’: 2,000 new cases statewide, 1 in Cambria  
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Hospitals hurting: Staff hours cut, partially paid leave introduced at Conemaugh Memorial; Windber juggles duties
Beaver County Times: Beaver County Commissioners to Brighton Rehab: Transparency necessary for families, public health 
Beaver County Times: Levine: Social distancing working, though virus continues to spread
Tribune Review: Westmoreland County reports 7 additional coronavirus cases
Altoona Mirror: Schools closed for academic year

Citizens Voice: County exceeds 1K COVID-19 cases
Citizens Voice: Cartwright calls for inspections at 3 major Hazleton area employers
Citizens Voice: 107 new COVID-19 cases in Luzerne County; 1 more dead
The Times Leader: Luzerne County COVID-19 cases now at 1,241; 12 have died
The Times Leader: Federal inspections planned at Hazleton area industries for coronavirus protocols
The Times Leader: A second Luzerne County female coronavirus death reported
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: A summer without church picnics? How COVID-19 is taking its toll on a NEPA tradition 
Times-Tribune: State Secretary of Health: ‘We’re not out of the woods by any means’
Times-Tribune: Health workers demand more protective equipment from government
Times-Tribune: Debate mounts over lack of local demographic data of coronavirus patients
Times-Tribune: COVID-19 – Complete Coverage

South Central 
LNP | LancasterOnline: Thursday’s COVID-19 updates: Lancaster County up to 596 cases; schools closed for rest of academic year
LNP | LancasterOnline: 4 takeaways from Pennsylvania’s Thursday coronavirus update
LNP | LancasterOnline: York County DA drops charges against woman accused of violating Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order
Patriot News: Feds considering using Lewisburg as a regional quarantine stop for inmates being moved 
York Dispatch: York County has third virus-related death, cases statewide continue to climb
York Dispatch: Federal judge still considering release of 12 ICE detainees at York County Prison
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 1,989 new cases reported in Pa., with more than half of those in Philadelphia region
Carlisle Sentinel: Cumberland County seeks to cut prison population; current inmate count preventing COVID-19 mitigation  
Carlisle Sentinel: Tracking COVID-19: Charts detail the course of coronavirus in Cumberland County
York Daily Record: Pa. shows three coronavirus deaths in York County, but coroner said she’s not always told
York Daily Record: York Exponential sees coronavirus pandemic as the perfect time to invest in York Plan 2.0 
Hanover Evening Sun: First coronavirus-related death in Adams County reported Thursday

Lehigh Valley      
Reading Eagle: Statewide coronavirus shutdown of school extended for rest of school year, Berks County educators react
Reading Eagle: Berks County coronavirus deaths rise by 4 as positives explode by 200, a nearly 50% case increase in a day
Reading Eagle: Berks County commissioners update public on coronavirus efforts and policies
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley small businesses play waiting game as lenders are flooded with requests for coronavirus relief
Morning Call: Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Statewide case total increases by 1,989 on Thursday to 18,228; ‘field hospital’ to be put on East Stroudsburg campus
Morning Call: Allentown is mapping city coronavirus cases. Here’s what you can and can’t conclude from the data
Morning Call: Wind Creek closure hits Bethlehem’s budget, contributing to projected $5 million to $7 million deficit
Express Times: Bethlehem loses $800K every month casino is closed. City’s projecting a $5M-$7M deficit.
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: Nearly 2,000 new cases; 28 more dead, including 5 in Lehigh Valley | COVID-19 cases by county (4/9/20)
Express Times: Coronavirus has killed 2 dozen in the Lehigh Valley. Here’s where they lived. (MAP)
Express Times: Former Roseto councilman, 66, charged in killing of ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, police say

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Coronavirus: Erie-area updates, Thursday, April 9
Erie Times-News: Great Lakes get extra funds for cleanups, invasive species
Centre Daily Times: Coronavirus updates: Here’s what to know in Centre County on April 9
Centre Daily Times: Centre County adds 2 more COVID-19 cases; Pennsylvania total surpasses 18,000
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Skill machines turned off as pandemic wears on
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Inmate numbers drop, may fall more as releases are ramped up
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City grants tax extension in pandemic

David Thornburgh: Lessons for Pa. elections so we don’t repeat Wisconsin’s political disgrace
Brittney Rodas: I’m running for public office. COVID-19 has changed everything about campaigning
David La Torre: Pennsylvania’s pandemic response — a return to Prohibition
John Baer: Why can’t Pennsylvania’s liquor stores be open?  
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Guardianship gap: Give people a right to counsel for proceedings 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Beware of scammers: Pandemic has spawned a new wave of schemes 
Paul Muschick: Schools are closed, but graduations and proms shouldn’t be canceled
John L. Micek: In fight over COVID-19 relief bills, Pa. lawmakers walk a political tightrope | Thursday Morning Coffee
Will Bunch: Trump’s utter lack of grief, empathy is the coronavirus dog that didn’t bark 
Albert Eisenberg: Life under coronavirus demands the quiet strength to go on 
Lainey Moseley: ‘This virus is a death sentence for my daughter’: How coronavirus guidelines punish disability | Perspective
Rich Askey: Wherever educators are, we’re there for our students
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Bye, bye Bernie
Trudy Rubin: Brutal propaganda war over coronavirus means facts matter more than ever 
Tony Norman: Searching for a moral compass during Holy Week

One Response

  1. Bernie was very cordial with Joe Biden and also has been speaking positively about Biden in recent interviews. Biden is no Hillary and is not going to do anything but reach out to the Bernie camp. Folks would be missing a lot if they failed to see the dynamic going on here that is very different than 2016. Bernie and Biden are tons friendlier and Biden is shifting positions to be more aligned with Bernie. Usually getting all Dems to agree to anything is like herding cats but the times are making the Dems more in tune with each other.

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