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News: Friday, Feb. 11

Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez


Gov. Wolf's budget would expand health, behavioral services spending: Proposed spending includes a $200 million scholarship program for health care workers; $100 million for behavioral health and substance abuse; and a major boost in education spending. Republicans say the budget would leave the state $1 billion in the hole. (Source: WITF)

Latino leader plans lawsuit to challenge redistricting maps: Victor Martinez, owner of La Mega radio station in Allentown, says the maps will dilute Hispanic voting power. (Source: Capital-Star)

Lancaster GOP holding straw poll on Saturday: Party members will hold nonbinding votes for the party's endorsement in various races. (Source: LNP)

Pa. unemployment system implements anti-fraud measures: They include identity verification when account routing information is changed. Multi-factor authentication is not being implemented because not all claimants have cell phones or access to email. (Source: ABC 27)

Cedar Crest investigating racial slur incident: A spectator yelled the slur during a men's basketball game against Lancaster's McCaskey High School on Monday. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Trump illegally retained classified documents. (Source: Washington Post) Biden warns Americans to leave Ukraine. (Source: UPI) U.S. urges Canada to take action to end trucker blockade. (Source: AP) Senators say CIA is secretly collecting bulk data on Americans. (Source: NBC News)