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.
Pa. educators, anti-hunger advocates push for no-cost school meals
By: Marley Parish - September 21, 2022
Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, want to create a permanent program to provide Pennsylvania K-12 students with free breakfast and lunch, dubbed the Universal School Meal Fund.
Democratic lawmakers, reproductive rights advocates rally in support of abortion access in Pa.
By: Marley Parish - September 20, 2022
Just one day before Democratic lawmakers, physicians, and reproductive rights advocates gathered on the Capitol steps to support keeping abortion legal and accessible, thousands of anti-abortion proponents attended the Pennsylvania March for Life.
Thousands attend Pa. March for Life in first event since Roe’s reversal
By: Marley Parish and Cassie Miller - September 19, 2022
Busloads traveled to Harrisburg for the second March for Life, joining Republican lawmakers who have proposed anti-abortion legislation.
Where do Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates stand on a proposed national abortion ban?
By: Marley Parish - September 15, 2022
The winner of the race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz could determine which party controls the chamber next year.
Pa.’s U.S. Senate candidates could debate on Oct. 25. Here’s what to know
By: Marley Parish - September 14, 2022
The first televised debate, and likely only, between Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates might take place two weeks ahead of Election Day.
‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package
By: Marley Parish - September 14, 2022
The five-part amendment package includes language to state that the Constitution does not guarantee any rights to abortion.
Pa.’s top election official, Wolf administration stress participation in Nov. 8 general election
By: Marley Parish - September 13, 2022
Members of the Wolf administration urged eligible Pennsylvanians to participate in the upcoming November general election, reminding individuals that the right to vote should not be taken for granted.
Gift ban does not see House vote, but advocates say ‘there’s still time’
By: Marley Parish - September 12, 2022
After six years of advocacy efforts, the group was cautiously optimistic that legislation prohibiting lawmakers from accepting fits from lobbyists and special interest groups would go “farther than ever before” in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Monday.
Oz clarifies abortion views, Fetterman capitalizes on conflicting views in Senate race
By: Marley Parish - September 11, 2022
Pennsylvania’s position as an abortion battleground state is taking shape in the U.S. Senate race, with John Fetterman capitalizing on conflicting statements from Mehmet Oz.
Advocates optimistic gift ban will advance farther ‘than ever before’ as Pa. House returns
By: Marley Parish - September 9, 2022
And as MarchOnHarrisburg begins a 33-mile, 3-day march from York to Harrisburg on Friday, their first since May 2019, Pollack is optimistic that a proposed gift ban will go farther in the Legislature than ever before when the House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, he told the Capital-Star.
Fetterman says he’ll debate Oz once in Pa. U.S. Senate race
By: Marley Parish - September 8, 2022
The Fetterman campaign said he plans to debate Mehmet Oz in the middle to end of October.
Retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Toomey joins in calls for Fetterman to debate
By: Marley Parish - September 7, 2022
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Mehmet Oz also questioned whether Fetterman — who suffered a stroke in May — is fit to serve in public office.