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Marley Parish

Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

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

Pa. House Republicans still seeking Senate impeachment trial of Philly DA

By: - January 26, 2023

House Republicans announced plans to file an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — still seeking a Senate impeachment trial.

Office of Transformation and Opportunity aims to be ‘one-stop shop’ for Pa. businesses

By: - January 24, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro established a new office to serve as a one-stop shop to help businesses cut through red tape and streamline operations.

Abuse survivors’ amendment author urges House GOP to advance the measure as a standalone bill

By: and - January 23, 2023

The Republican author of a constitutional amendment to provide legal relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse called on House GOP leaders on Monday to allow voters to consider the measure by itself in the May primary election. Speaking against a backdrop of partisan gridlock in the state House, Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, shared details […]

Shapiro announces three-part ethics package — including a more relaxed gift ban

By: - January 20, 2023

In a change from the Wolf administration, the executive order allows some exceptions, such as awards, T-shirts, occasional meals or beverages, pens, notepads, or mugs.

In first week as governor, Shapiro prioritizes meeting with Planned Parenthood advocates

By: - January 20, 2023

While campaigning for governor, Josh Shapiro championed reproductive health, vowing to keep abortion legal, safe, and accessible in Pennsylvania if elected.

In his first executive order, Shapiro removes degree requirement for thousands of state jobs

By: - January 18, 2023

Shapiro said the order applies to 92% of commonwealth jobs, estimating that roughly 65,000 positions in the state will be open to Pennsylvanians regardless of whether they hold a college degree.

‘Our democracy is a constant work in progress.’ Shapiro sworn in as Pa.’s 48th governor

By: - January 17, 2023

Josh Shapiro was sworn in as the 48th governor of Pennsylvania, vowing to listen and be a voice for the people of Pennsylvania.

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

What to know about this week’s inauguration and what’s ahead for the Shapiro-Davis administration

By: and - January 16, 2023

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis, both Democrats, take the oath of office this week.

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

Rozzi names panel to break impasse over vote on sexual abuse survivors amendment

By: and - January 12, 2023

The bipartisan group is charged with breaking gridlock to allow the House to vote on legal relief for childhood sexual abuse survivors.

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

Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package

By: - January 11, 2023

The House has until Jan. 27 to pass the statutory window constitutional amendment, and the other proposed changes, for them to appear on the May ballot.

Pa. Senate votes to postpone Krasner impeachment trial indefinitely

By: - January 11, 2023

Only two officials in Pennsylvania have faced removal from office through the impeachment process. The most recent occurred in 1994.

‘Is this ever going to end?’ Abuse survivors still waiting for statutory window

By: , and - January 10, 2023

The latest effort to amend the state Constitution to open a retroactive window for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue their attackers became mired in a partisan dispute in the state House on Monday.