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.
Six Pa. State System universities could be consolidated. What to know ahead of four public meetings
By: Marley Parish - June 1, 2021
With its small classes and on-campus groups, Cameron O’Neill can’t imagine going to school anywhere but Bloomsburg University.
Pa.’s election code is in need of reform. But do the potential plans match local needs?
By: Marley Parish - May 30, 2021
It’s no secret — Pennsylvania elections aren’t perfect, and proposals for change have been circulating in Harrisburg for months.
‘It’s about America.’ Pa. lawmakers join efforts to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin
By: Marley Parish - May 28, 2021
Without Medicaid, Pam Simpson — a Chester County resident — would have to choose between bankruptcy or having her autistic son go without much-needed therapy.
To spend or not to spend, Harrisburg asks this budget season
By: Marley Parish and Stephen Caruso - May 28, 2021
The question of how to spend $7.3 billion in federal stimulus funds has quickly -- and predictably -- cleaved along party lines.
On track to achieve vaccine benchmark, Pa. plans to lift mask mandate by June 28
By: Marley Parish - May 27, 2021
Statewide data show that nearly 98 percent of senior citizens and 70 percent of adults have received at least one dose.
Answering calls for transparency, Senate committee holds first public hearing on redistricting
By: Marley Parish - May 26, 2021
After the first public hearing on congressional redistricting, Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, said he felt like a student again.
‘We have an obligation’: House Republicans advance bills to restrict reproductive health, expand gun rights
By: Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - May 25, 2021
The opening salvoes of the 2022 culture wars sounded in committee rooms of the Republican-controlled chamber on Tuesday.
There are no plans for them, but Pa. Senate panel approves bill banning vaccine ‘passports’
By: Marley Parish - May 24, 2021
Vaccine passports currently exist in New York; they prove an individual received their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
With new guidelines for emergency response, how will Pa. lawmakers address the opioid crisis?
By: Marley Parish - May 23, 2021
Advocates worry that Tuesday’s referendum vote limiting Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency powers will stifle efforts to treat and prevent addiction.
Despite vote to limit emergency powers, Pa. Gov. Wolf extends COVID-19 disaster declaration
By: Marley Parish - May 20, 2021
Wolf said the declaration allows more medical professionals to administer vaccines, provides families with access to food, and ensures counties and businesses are eligible for federal disaster recovery funding.
Tyler Titus notches historic win in Democratic primary race for Erie County executive
By: Marley Parish - May 19, 2021
With a win in the Erie County Democratic primary election on Tuesday night, Tyler Titus could become the first openly transgender-identifying person in the United States to serve as a county executive. Titus, a mental health professional and small business owner, emerged victorious with 32 percent of the vote in the four-way race, according to […]
In a pandemic rebuke, Pa. voters move to limit Wolf’s emergency powers; approve referenda questions on racial justice and fire depts
By: Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - May 19, 2021
Republican legislators put the measures on the ballot in response to Wolf’s broad use of executive powers to combat the spread of COVID-19 since March 2020.