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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.

Top Senate leader announces all expenses will be publicly available next month

By: and - August 11, 2021

All Senate expenses will be available online starting Sept. 1, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman announced Wednesday.

Pa. senator wants to establish liability for parents who ‘opt-out’ of mask mandates in K-12 schools

By: - August 11, 2021

Sen. Anthony Williams announced plans for legislation to establish liability for parents of children who refuse to comply with mask mandates in public schools if a classmate contracts the coronavirus or one of its variants.

Tioga County calls on Sen. Mastriano to stop ‘unnecessary chaos’ of forensic investigation

By: - August 10, 2021

The Tioga County commissioners asked Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, to stop his proposed forensic investigation into Pennsylvania elections.

Redistricting reform advocates want to end prison-based gerrymandering. Experts say it’s possible

By: - August 8, 2021

Prison-based gerrymandering can inflate population data with individuals who don’t necessarily live in a voting district full-time.

Pa. health officials are leaving mask mandates up to K-12 schools. A Senate committee has questions

By: - August 6, 2021

Pennsylvania students and teachers will return to the classroom in a few weeks, and there are no plans for another statewide mask mandate, but that didn’t stop Senate lawmakers from railing against masking recommendations for K-12 schools.

GOP lawmakers say they will not extend Gov. Wolf’s opioid emergency declaration

By: - August 5, 2021

With overdose deaths at a three-year high, lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled General Assembly say they’re not going to extend Gov. Tom Wolf’s opioid disaster declaration. 

PASSHE eyes collaboration with community colleges to support integration efforts

By: - August 4, 2021

After pushing to integrate six universities into two regional campuses, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein is focused on a cultural change — pleading for one that requires community colleges to work with the State System.

Glenn O. Hawbaker to pay more than $20 million in restitution to Pa. workers

By: - August 3, 2021

A three-year investigation into the company’s practices for calculating and claiming fringe benefit credits revealed that the business used money intended for employees’ retirement funds to contribute to retirement accounts for all Hawbaker employees, including the owners and executives. 

Gov. Wolf asks lawmakers to make an early return to Harrisburg, extend opioid declaration

By: - August 2, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf asks Pennsylvania lawmakers to extend the opioid disaster declaration by Aug. 26.

Philadelphia County won’t comply with Mastriano-backed election ‘investigation’

By: - July 30, 2021

The Philadelphia City Commissioners unanimously voted against Sen. Doug Mastriano’s, R-Franklin, sweeping request for voting equipment and information used in the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections.

Pa.’s opioid disaster declaration expires next week. Will Gov. Tom Wolf renew it?

By: - July 29, 2021

The most recent opioid disaster declaration will expire on Aug. 5.

‘We have real work to do.’ Pa. Sen. Laughlin breaks silence, denounces election investigation

By: - July 29, 2021

Sen. Daniel Laughlin, who’s exploring a run for governor, denounced attempts to review the 2020 general and 2021 elections, making him the first and so far the only member of his party to voice opposition.