Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman poses with a Pride flag outside his office at the state Capitol on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Source: @JohnFetterman)

Headlines:

House Republicans introduce bills to reduce unemployment benefits: House Bill 508 proposes ending the extra $300 a week of unemployment benefits to push people back to work. House Democrats are fighting the bill, saying that businesses should improve pay and working conditions. (Source: CBS 21)

Pa. county commissioners group not making progress on election reform: The group is hoping to make two key changes to mail-in ballot system, but lawmakers are not responding to pleas for change. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman technically broke the law in flying Pride flags: Last year, Republicans passed a provision to ban unauthorized flags on Capitol grounds, in response to his Pride flags said Fetterman. This year, flags were removed within hours. Fetterman used the incident to highlight his support for equal protections under the law for LGBTQ+ people. (Source: CBS Pittsburgh)

Wolf administration ruled that undated mail-in ballots should not be counted : In the midst of a partisan stalemate about mail-in ballots, Wolf effectively sided with Republicans in recent ruling. (Source: The Morning Call)

National roundup: Biden chooses Harris to lead fight on protecting voting rights. (Source: CBS News) Many U.S. schools are in severe disrepair. (Source: NBC News) Biden suspends oil and gas leases in Alaska wildlife refuge. (Source: Reuters) Anheuser-Busch, White House partner to offer free beer as vaccine incentive. (Source: AP) Evanston, Illinois, faces pushback over first-of-its-kind reparations program. (Source: CBS News)

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