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. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plan to prevent abuse within guardianship system
By: Marley Parish - March 22, 2022
Sens. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, and Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia, have announced plans to prioritize efforts to find alternative options and add policies to improve the process when guardianships are the only viable option.
In a victory for the Wolf administration, Pa. review board approves charter school regulations
By: Marley Parish - March 21, 2022
The Republican-controlled Legislature has recourse to challenge the commission's decision.
Staffing shortage, COVID-19, politics take toll on Pennsylvania teachers
By: Marley Parish - March 20, 2022
For years, Pennsylvania has seen a decline in graduates entering the education field. Now, some teachers are considering leaving the profession sooner than they initially planned.
Education committees urge rejection of Wolf administration charter school regulations
By: Marley Parish - March 15, 2022
The Independent Regulatory Review Commission will meet on March 21.
An early guide to Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate and governor’s primary election
By: Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - March 15, 2022
A TV star, an attorney general, a lt. governor, and a former member of Congress will be among those competing for voters' attention this spring.
Pa. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plans for juvenile justice system reform, standardize practices
By: Marley Parish - March 14, 2022
The Juvenile Justice Policy Act, announced Monday in a memo from Sens. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia, aims to limit detention guidelines and standardize placement practices with recommendations from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force.
In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
By: Marley Parish - March 10, 2022
Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer is now tasked with a ruling in the case, which focuses on the General Assembly’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” education system.
Pa. lawmaker proposes lowering state liquid fuels tax amid rising gas prices
By: Marley Parish - March 9, 2022
States have some flexibility for spending American Rescue Plan funding, but the money cannot be used as offsets of a reduction in net tax revenue, according to guidelines from the U.S. Treasury.
Court to hear closing arguments in landmark school funding trial
By: Marley Parish - March 9, 2022
Lawyers will make their closing arguments in Commonwealth Court on Thursday.
‘Pa. stands with Ukraine.’ Gov. Tom Wolf calls on Legislature to support refugees, divest from Russia
By: Marley Parish - March 7, 2022
Wolf said he supports adding Russia to the list of counties Pennsylvania divests from under the law.
Pa. reports lower performance on standardized tests
By: Marley Parish - March 4, 2022
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act mandates the annual standardized tests.
Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget
By: Marley Parish - March 3, 2022
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office this year, has proposed a 5 percent increase in funds for state-related universities.