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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.

After telling constituents to ‘get over it,’ GOP senator proposes changing Pa. fireworks law

By: - July 22, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, is now open to changing Pennsylvania's fireworks law.

Pa. House lawmaker facing misdemeanor theft charges, to resign immediately

By: - July 22, 2021

Rep. Margo Davidson, of Delaware County, is accused of filing fraudulent reimbursement requests, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday.

How are Pa. Health officials planning to increase accountability, privacy with new contact tracer?

By: - July 21, 2021

It’s believed that an unauthorized document with the health information of 76,000 Pennsylvanians has been scrubbed from the internet, the state’s top health official told a legislative panel on Wednesday.

With a softened stance from the governor, House GOP to reintroduce election reform bill

By: - July 21, 2021

On Wednesday, the bill’s author, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, said he planned to reintroduce the bill that Wolf vetoed in June over its strict voter identification requirements. 

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

By: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

Pa. GOP lawmaker eyes constitutional amendment to avoid veto, limit top health official

By: - July 19, 2021

The latest effort to avoid a gubernatorial veto comes from Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, who announced plans for an amendment in a Friday memo to colleagues that would curtail the Pennsylvania secretary of health’s emergency powers.

‘We had to start somewhere’: Pa. officials say police misconduct database is a step toward reform

By: - July 16, 2021

A new statewide database will let Pennsylvania police agencies check for “red flags” among prospective hires, but it’s just the beginning of efforts to weed out bad actors.

The Pa. State System of Higher Ed. has $75M in one-time funds. Here’s the preliminary spending plan

By: - July 15, 2021

“We’ve been working on all of these things for really the last three years and in many cases, more,” State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said.

Pa. State System unanimously moves to consolidate six schools into regional campuses

By: - July 14, 2021

With a phased implementation process, the plan will begin in the fiscal year 2022-23. Consolidated campuses will have one president and a leadership team. 

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

By: , and - July 13, 2021

“Make no mistake, bullies and merchants of fear, peddlers of lies, are threatening the very foundation of our country,” Biden cautioned. 

Pa. GOP lawmaker Mastriano doubles down on election audit, requests meeting with President Biden

By: - July 13, 2021

Mastriano, who shared the letter online Monday evening, also requested a meeting with President JoeBiden, who delivered a speech on voting rights in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

It’s a ‘win-win.’ Pa. lawmakers, student-athletes celebrate name, image, likeness legislation

By: - July 12, 2021

The new legislation makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to give student-athletes NIL rights.