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News: Tuesday, Apr. 6

(Source: Leadership Lancaster)

(Source: Leadership Lancaster)
(Source: Leadership Lancaster)


The deciding vote on Pa.'s redistricting process could be a member of the public: For only the second time in the Legislative Reappointment Committee's 50-year history, applications are being accepted from the public to serve as the chair and deciding vote of the state's high-stakes redistricting process. (Source: Spotlight PA)

Some Lancaster County restaurant workers can earn more from unemployment than working: 634 of the 8,200 continued unemployment claims filed in the week ending in March 27 were from former restaurant staff members. For most types of restaurant work, state unemployment plus enhanced federal benefits pay more than the average wage, according to research by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and the PA Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. (Source: LNP)

GOP state legislators introduce legislation to ban transgender women from playing women's sports: Five female state representatives on Monday introduced the Fairness in Women's Sports Act, which would seek to prevent transgender women and girls from playing women's sports to "ensure a level playing field for all female athletes and protect equal opportunities for women." (Source: WGAL)

Hope for Hospitality, PA social media campaign aims to increase Lancaster restaurant business: Patrons are encouraged to share pictures of meals they buy in Lancaster County restaurants for the chance each week to win a $25 American Express gift card. (Source: ABC 27)

National/world roundup: Biden to open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults April 19. (Source: USA Today) As states expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility, prisoners still lack access. (Source: AP) Global Covid-19 deaths pass 3 million. (Source: Reuters) Public trust in the CDC drops across all demographics during the pandemic. (Source: UPI) Police chief: Fired cop broke protocol by pining George Floyd. (Source: AP) Michigan has the most daily Covid-19 cases in the country. (Source: Reuters)