The health system said a recent study backed up its assertion. But the study itself contradicts UPMC’s own takeaways.
State agencies implicated in the report dismissed it outright, calling the recommendations outdated and ill-informed.
Advocates say the order, which puts evictions on ice until Aug. 31, gives the state’s new rental assistance program more time to reach those who need help.
Pressure is mounting on Gov. Tom Wolf to extend his moratorium on evictions as advocates fear the relief effort is coming too late.
While an effort to create an independent commission to draw the state’s congressional and legislative maps has run out of time, a new bill would increase transparency and ban the most egregious practices.
With sales booming and complaints pouring in, some lawmakers want to reinstate a ban, but the state desperately needs the tax revenue.
The state permanently lost $444 million in June alone, with that number expected to be $5 billion overall by this time next year.
In the first of two constitutional showdowns, the court rejected the GOP’s argument that it can strip Wolf of his emergency power without his consent.
Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the order was necessary to prevent another statewide shutdown.
The program will begin accepting applications July 6, but with the eviction moratorium set to expire a few days later, some fear the cash won’t flow fast enough.
Some counties are leaning on trusted community messengers to improve contact tracing success.
The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to require use-of-force tracking and reporting, but critics contend it falls short of broader efforts elsewhere.
As Pennsylvania reopens, the long-term consequences of inconsistency and a lack of enforcement are becoming evident in downtowns throughout the state.
A clash of deep-pocketed lobbying interests and concerns from some rank-and-file Republican lawmakers might stall the effort, though it will probably return in the fall.
Lancaster County Republican Bryan Cutler assumes control as new House speaker as the legislature faces mammoth challenges with the coronavirus, finances, and police reform.