News Live 365: June 1st, 2020

16 more Pennsylvania Counties have been targeted to be moved into the Green Phase of Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to cautiously reopen the commonwealth for business. Mercer County and Butler County are included in this new list which even includes the areas around Pittsburgh, but Erie County will still be in the Yellow Phase. Remember, masks and social distancing are still expected, restaurants may open at 50% capacity; barbers, hair salons, and masseurs are by appointment only.


Over the weekend protests were held across the state and the rest of the country after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis Minnesota. Most protests, such as the one in Meadville on Sunday, ended as peaceful demonstrations, but skirmishes between police and disruptive agitators did break out in the City of Erie on Saturday night; echoing the violence that accompanied protests in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.

 

On Friday Pennsylvania’s Senate passed the temporary five month budget that made its way through the house earlier last week. The $26 billion dollar budget is expected to be approved by Governor Wolf and funds education for the whole year.

 

PennDOT has released its maintenance schedules for the week of June 1st 2020. District 1 includes Crawford, Erie, Venango, Forest, Warren, and Mercer Counties. This week’s schedule can be found online here.