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Thursday, June 16

Tied House Lititz is scheduled to host “Should We Want an Explicitly Christian State?” on June 23. (Sources: Tide House | Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society)

• Critics denounce brewery for hosting ‘Christian state’ discussion: St. Boniface Brewing Co.’s Tied House Lititz is the venue for a planned June 23 discussion by leaders of the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society and the Lancaster Patriot newspaper, titled, “Should We Want an Explicitly Christian State?” The event has come under fire as promoting extremist Christian nationalism. (Source: LNP)

• State system universities seek funding increase: Leaders say the system, which includes Millersville University, needs an additional $200 million in state funding to remain affordable to working-class families. (Source: ABC 27)

• Bill would restrict inmates’ access to public records: The legislation, which passed the state House on Wednesday, would limit inmates Right-to-Know requests to their own cases. Proponents say inmates are burdening the system with illegitimate requests; opponents say the measure is discriminatory and unconstitutional. (Source: AP)

• City Hall gets 5 bids to operate municipal broadband: The city is seeking a company to take over the “LanCity Connect” network built out by MAW Communications. (Source: LNP)

• National/world: Today’s Jan. 6 hearing to focus on Trump pressuring Pence. (Source: UPI) Storm halts baby formula production at Michigan plant. (Source: ABC News) Justice Thomas’ wife Ginni corresponded with attorney Eastman in effort to overturn election. (Source: Washington Post) Republicans don’t complain about voter fraud when they win. (Source: AP) 100 million Americans have medical debt. (Source: NPR) Fauci tests positive for Covid-19. (Source: NBC News)