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News: Tuesday, May 4

Mark Nordenberg (Source: University of Pittsburgh)

Mark Nordenberg (Source: University of Pittsburgh)
Mark Nordenberg (Source: University of Pittsburgh)


Solanco parents protest mask mandates in schools: About 60 parents gathered on Monday night near Smith Middle School in Southern Lancaster County to protest the requirement that all students older than 2 years old wear a mask unless eating or during a mask break. (Source: LNP)

• Restaurant Revitalization Fund offers billions to restaurants and bars hurt by Covid-19: $28.6 billion have been set aside in federal funding to help restaurants and bars recover from pandemic-related losses. (Source: WGAL)

Pa. Supreme Court chooses former Pitt chancellor as chair of redistricting committee: The court announced Monday that it had appointed Mark Nordenberg, who previously served as the dean of the University of Pittsburgh's law school, to the powerful Legislative Reapportionment Commission. (Source: WITF)

Wells Fargo gives $3 million to Lancaster community fund for small businesses: By using dollars from Wells Fargo’s “Open for Business Fund,” the Community First Fund will start the "Rebuilding Communities Loan Fund" to help small business partners bounce back from Covid-19 losses. (Source: LNP)

Selling lobbying reform may be difficult in Pa.: In the coming weeks, House Speaker Bryan Cutler and Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman plan to unveil a proposed ban on lobbyists who moonlight as political consultants, even as Corman plans to attend a $5,000-a-ticket fundraiser organized by just such a lobbyist. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 following backlash. (Source: AP) Desperate for oxygen, Indian hospitals go to court. (Source: Reuters) Pfizer looks to get FDA approval for Covid-19 vaccine for ages 12-15. (Source: USA Today) CVS, Walgreens have wasted more Covid-19 vaccine doses than most states combined. (Source: NBC) Collapse of train overpass in Mexico kills 23, injures dozens. (Source: UPI)