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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. human services, corrections departments launch doula program for incarcerated mothers

By: - February 14, 2022

SCI-Muncy and SCI-Cambridge Springs, both all-female facilities, can hold an average of seven to eight pregnant people at any given time, a Department of Corrections spokesperson said.

‘Our kids deserve it’: Wolf’s $1.55B K-12 school plan aims to address inequitable funding

By: - February 13, 2022

With a $1.55 billion investment in K-12 public education included in Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal years, school officials think there is an opportunity to address inequitable funding across the state’s 500 districts.

‘Abortion rights are always on the ballot.’ Advocates issue a call to action ahead of 2022 election

By: - February 11, 2022

More than a dozen state legislatures have imagined a post-Roe era, with bills to limit abortion access. And if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark case, more could follow.

Pa. Supreme Court suspends candidate petitions pending redistricting suits

By: and - February 9, 2022

The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.

In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal

By: and - February 8, 2022

“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.

Pa. Senate panel approves bill that would call for U.S. Constitutional convention

By: - February 8, 2022

Seventeen states, primarily in the south where the GOP holds the majority, have called for a convention, meeting the halfway point to trigger the meeting.

Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing

By: - February 7, 2022

The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.

Pa. Senate committee OKs turnpike reform legislation

By: - February 7, 2022

The Senate Transportation Committee approved a package of bills reforming the turnpike’s tolling system and financial reporting, with lawmakers hoping they will deter additional losses and make using the highway system more convenient for motorists.

Montgomery County Democrat Val Arkoosh suspends U.S. Senate campaign

By: - February 4, 2022

'My name may not be on the ballot, but make no mistake, I will still be fighting every day to help win this election,' she said.

Pa. Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP-authored local gun law preemption bill

By: - February 3, 2022

Wolf called the bill “an attack on local governments who take action to find common sense solutions to gun violence."

Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers

By: - February 2, 2022

States United Action — a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for election integrity — recently launched an online tool, dubbed “Replacing the Refs,” to track 2022 candidates for governor, attorney general, and secretary of state who have rejected the 2020 election results.

‘We should not do nothing.’ Gov. Tom Wolf unveils $1.7B spending plan for federal relief money

By: - February 2, 2022

The proposal, which has support from House and Senate Democrats and comes less than a week ahead of Wolf’s expected 2022-23 budget address, would use American Rescue Plan money allocated to Pennsylvania last year to help with pandemic recovery, business and worker support, and climate action.