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News: Tuesday, June 15

Pa. Sen. Scott Martin (Source:

Pa. Sen. Scott Martin (Source:


Lancaster County education leaders oppose Sen. Scott Martin's school reform bill: All 16 superintendents and several teacher union presidents sent a letter to Sen. Martin opposing his bill, which would ease the expansion of charter schools in the state. (Source: LNP)

Pa. state lawmaker to propose bill to extend restaurant hours: State Sen. Jordan Harris wants to extend last call to 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m. to help restaurants come back from the pandemic, but restaurant workers aren't supportive of the idea. (Source: WGAL)

Lawmakers to unveil potential LGBTQ+ protections in state law: If passed, House Bill 300 would prohibit discrimination against a person based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in the commonwealth. (Source: CBS 21)

School District of Lancaster board to vote on future of bilingual program: The district’s school board could provide some clarity on the program’s future on Tuesday, when it votes on the next steps to be taken after a consultant reported the program is not working and needs significant changes. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Biden administration pushes anti-domestic terrorism plan. (Source: AP) McConnell says he would block a 2024 Biden Supreme Court pick. (Source: USA Today) Tensions raised before Israeli national march. (Source: Reuters) WHO: Covid-19 spreading faster than vaccine. (Source: UPI)