An independent news publication of
United Way of Lancaster County


News: Tuesday, June 22

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris


Clergy, teachers rally outside Sen. Martin's office for fair public school funding: The event was one of several throughout Pennsylvania organized by the interfaith advocacy group POWER. (Source: LNP)

Vice President Harris promotes child tax credit on Pittsburgh trip: Harris said the Biden administration’s expansion of the child tax credit could be a key tool in reducing child poverty by nearly half and pushed for all eligible families to sign up. (Source: WITF)

Pa. House debates proposed election overhaul: One of the biggest sticking points in House Bill 1300, is Voter ID which requires voters to bring identification if they vote at the polls. Democrats denounce the requirement as a voter suppression tactic. (Source: WGAL)

State Rep. Chris Sainato has billed $1.8M in expenses: Between late 1994 to mid-January of this year, Sainato spent or has been reimbursed personally for more than $1.8 million in mileage, meals, lodging, travel, and office-related costs — including nearly $640,000 in per diems — thanks to a system of legislative perks that advocates say is excessive and prone to abuse. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National/world roundup: GOP ready to block Senate election bill. (Source: AP) U.S. unlikely to hit 70% vaccination threshold by July 4. (Source: NBC News) Three killed in Denver-area shooting. (Source: USA Today) Cuba says Abdala Covid-19 vaccine is 92.28% effective. (Source: Reuters) Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020. (Source: AP) WHO to create Covid-19 vaccine hub in South Africa. (Source: UPI)