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Thursday, March 21

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, center, poses with students, staff and School District of Lancaster Superintendent Keith Miles at Washinton Elementary School in Lancaster on Wednesday, March 202, 2024. (Source: SDL)

• U.S. Education Secretary visits local school: Miguel Cardona toured George Washington Elementary School, a School District of Lancaster community school that provides enhanced neighborhood outreach and services. (Source: LNP)

• Pequea Township discusses becoming non-sanctuary jurisdiction: Residents attending the supervisors’ Wednesday meeting expressed strong support. (Source: WGAL)

• Pa. Dept. of State announces training team for county election directors: The training aims to bolster the expertise of counties’ election administrators amid an “unprecedented amount of turnover,” Commonwealth Secretary Al Schmidt said in a statement. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Gov. Shapiro’s mass transit plan passes state House: The bill would bolster funding to public transportation by about 20%, but it faces long odds in the state Senate. (Source: ABC 27)

• Judge declines to dismiss suit against Amos Miller: However, Judge Thomas Sponaugle modified his order barring Miller from selling raw milk products. It now applies only in Pennsylvania, although Miller is subject to federal orders and laws on interstate commerce. (Source: Fox 43)

• Nation/world: Congressional leaders unveil $1.2 trillion spending plan as Friday deadline nears. (Source: NPR) Fed leaves interest rates unchanged. (Source: ABC News) Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs bill barring homeless from sleeping in public spaces. (Source: CBS News) Biden administration cancels $6 billion in student loans for 78,000 public service workers. (Source: UPI) Appeals court hears arguments in Texas border law case. (Source: AP) Dodgers fire Ohtani’s interpreter amid theft allegations. (Source: ESPN)