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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.

Pa. Health Department reports a ‘steep increase’ in COVID-19 cases

By: - January 4, 2022

Pennsylvania’s daily average coronavirus case number for the last week was 18,344 — an 8,367 increase since the state Department of Health weekly COVID-19 update.

Bill to extend legal window for child sex abuse survivors unlikely to see a Pa. Senate vote

By: - January 3, 2022

Eighteen states have passed the statutory window much like the one proposed in Pennsylvania since 2005.

Pa. lawmakers reintroduce legislation for eating disorder awareness, resources in schools

By: - December 29, 2021

'Eating disorders are not a choice, and nobody deserves a life with one. I did not give up on my recovery, and I will not give up the fight to pass this needed legislation,' Emily Rosenberg said.

Gift ban advocates call Benninghoff the latest holdup; House GOP says it’s a ‘work in progress’

By: - December 26, 2021

Santa and his helpers, organizers with March on Harrisburg, weren’t asking or figgy pudding; they were asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a gift ban.

‘The alarm bell went off:’ Biden admin. announces relief efforts amid omicron surge

By: - December 21, 2021

Pennsylvania first detected the variant on Dec. 3 in Philadelphia. Penn State University also confirmed omicron on its largest campus Monday night.

GOP Rep. Scott Perry declines Jan. 6 House committee’s interview request

By: - December 21, 2021

His refusal raises the question of whether the select House committee will issue a subpoena for his testimony.

Jan. 6 House committee requests interview with Pa. Rep. Scott Perry

By: - December 20, 2021

The request marks the first time the Jan. 6 committee has publicly asked to interview a sitting member of Congress.

Wolf admin. exempts student loan relief from state taxes

By: - December 17, 2021

The change is likely to benefit thousands of teachers, social workers, military members, and healthcare workers across the state.

Wolf signs bill providing temporary relief amid substitute teacher shortage

By: - December 17, 2021

The bill, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, gives schools added flexibility for filling classroom vacancies during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.

Pa. Senate approves bill reforming probation system, sends to House for consideration

By: - December 16, 2021

The proposal, authored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, would establish mandatory review conferences, guidelines for sending a nonviolent offender on probation to jail.

Curriculum transparency bill heads to Wolf’s desk, who opposes it

By: and - December 15, 2021

The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House voted along party lines 112-88 Wednesday to approve the legislation, authored by state Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin.

Pa. court weighs legislative subpoena issued as part of Senate election ‘investigation’

By: - December 15, 2021

If the court grants the challengers’ request, the Department of State, which has election oversight, will not turn the identifying information over to the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, the majority-Republican panel leading the review.