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Friday, June 23

This image from PennDOT’s livestream shows the new temporary lanes on I-95 in Philadelphia on Friday, June 23, 2023. (Source: PennDOT)

• Temporary lanes on I-95 to open today: They are scheduled to open at noon and will convey traffic on three lanes each way while permanent lanes are built. (Source: CBS 21)

• 30 days remain for legislative leaders to appeal ‘fair funding’ decision: July 21 is the last day for former House Speaker, now House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler and Senate President Pro-Tempore Kim Ward to challenge the Commonwealth Court’s ruling that Pennsylvania’s education funding system is unconstitutionally inequitable. (Source: LNP)

• House Republicans push back on Democrats’ state budget plan: They warned that the state budget is likely to be late, and that their support is needed to pass funding for Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Plans advancing for Catherine Hershey School on Plum Street: The Hershey organization plans to serve up to 150 children up to age 5 starting in 2026 at 240 N. Plum St. Two other sites are planned: At the former Lancaster Mennonite New Danville campus, and a new building in Mount Joy Township. (Source: LNP)

• Funeral arrangements announced for slain trooper: Services for Jacques Rougeau Jr. will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. Rougeau was shot and killed Saturday in Juniata County. (Source: Fox 43)

• Nation/world: Submersible suffered ‘catastrophic implosion.’ (Source: CBS News) 3M reaches $10.3 billion settlement in contamination lawsuit. (Source: UPI) Starbucks workers to strike over alleged Pride decoration restrictions. (Source: CNN) ‘Rust’ armorer charged with evidence tampering. (Source: ABC News) Dobbs ruling, handed down one year ago, reshaped abortion politics. (Source: NPR) Proponents say food upcycling could dramatically reduce waste. (Source: AP)