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Friday, Sept. 29

Randy Harris leads a tour group at the home and office of Thaddeus Stevens in Lancaster, an Underground Railroad safe house. (Source: Provided)

• State budget remains unfinished: Money for education, home repairs, mental health and more remains stuck in limbo. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Pa. announces 2024 health insurance rates: Statewide, there are average increases of 3.9% in rates for individuals and 4.1% in the small group markets. (Source: ABC 27)

• National Park Service honors local historian: Randy Harris has documented 20 Underground Railroad sites for inclusion in the Network to Freedom program. (Source: LNP)

• Shapiro administration staffer resigns: Mike Vereb, Gov. Josh Shapiro’s secretary of legislative affairs, is facing sexual harassment allegations. (Source: WITF)

• Walnut Street extension opens today: The boulevard, built along a part of the so-called “Goat Path,” connects Walnut Street to Greenfield North. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Hardliners consider deposing McCarthy. (Source: Washington Post) Suicide bomber kills 50+ in Pakistan. (Source: UPI) Biden rebukes Trump, MAGA extremism in Arizona. (Source: NBC News) GOP-led committees subpoena business records of James Biden, Hunter Biden. (Source: CBS News) California raises minimum wage to $20 for fast-food workers. (Source: AP)