Lancaster City Council members and city officials discuss police and fire promotion policy during City Council's online meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Source: City of Lancster)


Gov. Wolf, Senate GOP negotiating over emergency waivers: On Tuesday, the state House passed a bill to end the state's emergency declaration, putting in jeopardy the many regulatory waivers issued to expedite medical and social services during the pandemic. But a Senate Republican spokesperson said the chamber aims "to keep health care measures in place for a certain period of time." (Source: WITF)

Wolf pledges veto of bill banning vaccine passports: The governor objects to an amendment that would bar the Secretary of Health from ordering health precautions and state universities from requiring vaccination. (Source: ABC 27)

Unsecured contact tracing data remains online: An active Google document contains personal information on more than 60 people, most of them minors. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Lancaster City Council defers action on police, fire seniority changes: Council was to vote later this month on eliminating points for seniority in promotion decisions, but postponed action until August. The city administration says the seniority system "negatively impacts persons of color and other underrepresented individuals." The police and fire unions are against the change, and Councilwoman Janet Diaz said it would adversely impact several longtime Latino firefighters. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Consumer prices up 5% vs. May 2020. (Source: CNBC) Biden, Johnson to sign new 'Atlantic Charter.' (Source: NBC News) U.S. to donate 500 million vaccines to poor countries. (Source: Reuters) UnitedHealthcare to deny reimbursement for ER visits deemed unnecessary. (Source: USA Today) Ultrarich pay little or no federal tax. (Source: ProPublica)

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