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Thursday, Feb. 8

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (Source: Penn State Health)

• Fair funding plaintiffs welcome Shapiro education budget: They rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to celebrate the first anniversary of the Pa. Supreme Court decision ruling in their favor. (Source:

• Penn State Health to pay $11.7 million to resolve improper Medicare billings: The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Penn State Health voluntarily disclosed it had erroneously filed claims for wellness services between late 2015 and 2022. (Source: WGAL)

• U.S. Sen. Casey introduces election accessibility legislation: The Democrat’s three bills would provide money to make polling places and government offices ADA-accessible and allow disabled individuals to continue receiving federal disability benefits if they run for office. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Problems pile up with FAFSA: The revised college financial aid forms were launched late, and officials now say schools won’t receive them until March, leaving families worried they’ll miss scholarship deadlines. (Source: ABC 27)

• States seek details on regional electric grid management: Bills in multiple states would compel PJM, which serves the mid-Atlantic, including Pennsylvania, to reveal committee votes on issues including market rules and capacity planning. (Source: Capital-Star)  

• Nation/world: Supreme Court hears Trump disqualification case. (Source: NPR)  Iraq condemns U.S. drone strike. (Source: UPI) 5 Marines dead in helicopter crash. (Source: CBS News) Both sides ask judge in Trump case to disregard perjury report. (Source: The Hill) Volcano erupts anew in Iceland. (Source Time)