Marley Parish

Marley Parish

Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star.

DePasquale launches bid for Pa. attorney general

By: - June 1, 2023

Eugene DePasquale has formally launched a bid for Pennsylvania attorney general, becoming the first candidate to enter the field for the state’s top prosecutor.

Pennsylvania Gov . Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Shapiro orders development of 10-year master plan to help older adults

By: - May 25, 2023

The Department of Aging must map out ways to serve older adults and assess their needs across Pennsylvania.

Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers propose $10K student-teacher stipend, rewards for mentors

By: - May 23, 2023

Their bill, dubbed the Educator Pipeline Program, also includes a $1,000 stipend for cooperating teachers who mentor student-teachers.

A view of the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. House approves relief for childhood sexual abuse victims as standalone amendment

By: and - May 22, 2023

A standalone constitutional amendment offering a two-year window for survivors to file claims of childhood sexual abuse in civil court saw approval from the Pennsylvania House on Monday.

‘Young people are showing the adults the way,’ Shapiro says about mental health investments

By: - May 17, 2023

Shapiro — who also made the trip to promote his $44.4 billion budget proposal — said school districts should get to decide how best to help their students.

Pa. Senate committee advances GOP-authored bill expanding canned cocktail sales

By: and - May 10, 2023

Legislation expanding where consumers can purchase ready–to-drink beverages saw approval from a Pennsylvania Senate committee on Tuesday, moving to the full chamber for consideration.

Pa. Senate panel approves constitutional amendment accountability measure

By: - May 9, 2023

Phillips-Hill previously introduced the idea after the Wolf administration failed to advertise amendment language for long-awaited relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in time for the May 2021 primary election.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Bill banning pre-checked, recurring campaign donation box sees committee approval

By: - May 9, 2023

A pre-checked box that signs campaign donors up for recurring contributions could soon be banned in Pennsylvania.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Senate panel advances updates to disability law procedures

By: - May 9, 2023

Updates to the law outlining procedure for incapacitated governors and lieutenant governors advanced out of a Pennsylvania Senate committee.

Pa. nurse practitioners lobby to remove ‘archaic’ collaboration requirement

By: - May 3, 2023

PCNP President-elect Amanda Laskoskie said full practice authority changes nothing nurse practitioners already do — such as diagnosing illness, ordering tests and medications, and making referrals.

Pa. Senate committee approves bill providing identification kits to families 

By: - May 2, 2023

Parents and guardians would be responsible for storing the collected information, which does not enter a national or state database.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Senate committee advances bill expanding access to sexual assault nurse examiners

By: - May 2, 2023

A Republican-controlled Senate panel has voted to expand access to expert nurses who help ensure best practices and a safe environment for sexual assault survivors during examinations.