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Thursday, Dec. 14

Gov. Josh Shapiro signs school and fiscal code bills into law to complete the 2023-24 state budget on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2023. (Source:

• Gov. Shapiro signs fiscal code bill, completing Pa. budget: The passage and signing of the legislation release hundreds of millions of dollars for education, public defenders, health, 911 services and other programs. (Source: Capital-Star)

• East Drumore Township won’t support Quarryville Library: It is foregoing the $5,000 donation it has made in the past. A township official said the municipality objects to LGBTQ+ materials in the library’s collection; a supervisor said there may be more pressing community needs that warrant funding, such as EMS services. (Source: LNP)

• No poultry at 2024 Farm Show: Officials say the risk from avian flu is too great. (Source: CBS 21)

• Judiciary Committee holds hearing on adding abortion rights to Pa. Constitution: House Bill 1888 would enshrine a “fundamental right to personal reproductive liberty” in Pennsylvania law. (Source: Capital-Star)

• 18-year-old charged with homicide: Police say Brian Gray of Manheim Township beat roommate Michael Pfender, 68, to death early Monday morning. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: House approves Biden impeachment inquiry. (Source: CBS News) Putin pledges to continue Ukraine war until Russia achieves its aims. (Source: VOA) Judge pauses Trump case. (Source: AP) Senate passes $886 billion defense bill. (Source: UPI) Prisoners sue Alabama over forced labor. (Source: NPR) Supreme Court to expedite consideration of Trump immunity issue. (Source: NBC News)