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News: Monday, June 28




Pennsylvania's mask mandate is officially lifted: The mask mandate, implemented to combat the spread of Covid-19, was in place for one year and 73 days. (Source: WGAL)

New $40 billion Pa. budget highlights education, relief fund saving: The final budget plan increases basic education funding by $300 million, with $2.5 billion of the state's Covid-19 relief aid saved in the state's "rainy day fund." (Source: Spotlight PA)

How much taxpayers have had to pay for Pa. lawmaker expenses: The state’s two chambers incurred $17 million in taxpayer-covered expenses between 2017 and 2020 for food, mileage, lodging, rented and leased cars, tolls, parking, and gas. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Portland, Oregon, reaches 112 degrees in historic heat wave. (Source: ABC News) Delta Covid-19 variant a threat in American southeast. (Source: NBC News) Nine dead, 152 still missing in Miami condo collapse. (Source: USA Today) Supreme Court won't hear dispute about bathrooms for transgender students. (Source: NBC News) U.S. directs airstrikes at Iran-backed militias. (Source: AP)