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Friday, July 1

(Source: Upper Allen Township Police Department)

• Pa.’s fiscal year begins without a budget: The state has limited spending authority until a budget is passed, but Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said there is no imminent chance of a government shutdown. (Source: WGAL)  

• Pro-choice advocates rally in Binns Park: The “We Won’t Go Back” demonstration was organized by Temple University student Marny Carlin. (Source: LNP

• Commonwealth Court nixes plan to toll nine Pa. highway bridges: The court said the public-private partnership behind the plan failed to engage with local stakeholders as required by law. (Source: Capital-Star

• Pa. Senate passes consumer fireworks bill: It would further limit the hours they could be set off, but opponents said enforcement would remain difficult to impossible. (Source: Capital-Star)

• National/world: Supreme Court limits EPA authority. (Source: Washington Post) U.S. expands humanitarian entry rules. (CBS News) Record travel expected over July 4 weekend. (Source: UPI) Health insurers’ prices go public. (Source: NPR) Russian missiles kill 19 in Odessa. (Source: NBC News) Unserved 1955 arrest warrant discovered in Emmett Till case. (Source: CNN)