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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.

Three consolidating state schools to become ‘Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania’

By: - March 2, 2022

It’s the latest step in consolidating six PASSHE schools into two regional campuses to address rising tuition costs and sagging enrollment across the education system.

Senate committee considers oversight, economic growth with legalized adult-use cannabis

By: - February 28, 2022

The hearing was one in a series to evaluate the possible benefits of legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania and draft oversight measures.

COVID-19 isn’t going away, but health officials say Pa. is ready to transition to the next phase

By: - February 25, 2022

Pennsylvania's top health official said the state is focused on empowering individuals to make informed decisions about COVID-19.

‘These are human beings.’ How Pa.’s Ukrainian community is responding to Russian invasion

By: - February 24, 2022

Groups such as the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia and the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in neighboring Montgomery County have feared and advocated against a Russian invasion for months.

To spend or save? Wolf, Legislature begin budget talks with different views on Pa.’s fiscal future

By: - February 23, 2022

Lawmakers and Wolf have until July 1 to reach a deal on the budget.

Pa. Republicans vying for U.S. Senate face off in debate

By: - February 21, 2022

Four GOP candidates vying to fill Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat took the stage Monday night, giving voters a chance to see where they stand on issues ahead of the May 17 primary election.

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional districts

By: - February 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is currently split 9-9, and the final map could decide political campaigns before they start.

State Supreme Court arguments in Pa.’s congressional redistricting case begin today. Here’s what to know

By: - February 18, 2022

The state’s highest court stepped in to direct the redistricting process after a deadlock between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who vetoed a map the Republican-controlled Legislature sent to his desk.

Who the Jan. 6 House committee wants to hear from in Pa. and why

By: - February 16, 2022

In the six months since the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol convened, the Democrat-controlled panel has issued sweeping requests to hear from former Trump administration officials and supporters who worked to reverse the 2020 election results.

Pa. nurses could soon see debt relief. What to know before the application deadline

By: - February 16, 2022

More than 6,000 program applicants submitted a request for relief.

U.S. House committee subpoenas Sen. Doug Mastriano as part of Jan. 6 investigation

By: - February 15, 2022

Mastriano, an ally of former President Donald Trump, and a Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate, attended the “Save America” rally, the morning precursor to the deadly riot. 

Pa. Democrat proposes banning controversial campaign fundraising tactic

By: - February 15, 2022

Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware, announced plans for legislation prohibiting candidates from using prechecked boxes to default into recurring campaign contributions.