Marley Parish

Marley Parish

Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star.

Pa.s’ top two Republicans announce plans for lobbying reform, but is it enough?

By: - May 17, 2021

A new package of bills could tighten the guidelines for Pennsylvania lobbyists. Though it’s a step toward reform, advocates say they need more details. In a statement released Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, unveiled plans to draft legislation and build on the state’s existing Lobbyist Disclosure […]

Some struggled to adjust to pandemic learning. A Pa. Senate bill could address gaps

By: - May 16, 2021

The legislation would give parents the power to decide if their child should advance to the next grade level.

Pa. lawmakers have been promoting May 18 ballot questions. One method is raising eyebrows

By: - May 14, 2021

For weeks, Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly have been spreading the word about two proposed constitutional amendments that would change how Pennsylvania responds to emergencies.  But recent methods have raised ethical questions. In a recent mailer to constituents, Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, argued that voters in his suburban Harrisburg district would have a “stronger […]

An ‘energy choice’ bill has some lawmakers worried local government could lose power

By: - May 13, 2021

Though it's dubbed an “energy choice” bill, a proposal now before the state Senate has lawmakers worried that Pennsylvania municipalities will lose some power over local decisions.

Senate Democrats propose ‘New Deal’ spending plan for Pa. relief funds

By: - May 12, 2021

Democrats said their $6.15 billion plan focuses on creating jobs, opportunity and equity by investing in human services, economic development and public health.