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Thursday, Sept. 22

Flanked by other legislators, state Sen. Lindsay Williams, D-Allegheny, speaks about legislation to fund universal school meals at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (Source: Office of Sen. Williams)

• Static income limits reduce eligibility for property tax, rent rebates: The limits, $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters, haven’t been raised in many years. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Audit finds $155 million in uncollected Pa. Turnpike tolls: About 6% to 8% of tolls went unpaid in 2021 in the turnpike’s unmanned, cashless system. (Source: ABC 27)  

• Lawmakers propose adding lunch to free school breakfast program: The Democratic proposal would appropriate $275 million to make Gov. Tom Wolf’s universal school breakfast program permanent. (Source: CBS 21

• Debate on pot legalization ebbs in runup to election: The Proponents say Pennsylvania is losing tax revenue to states where recreational marijuana is legal; opponents say it has led to increased crime and disorder. (Source: CBS 21

• Abortion advocates push back after March for Life: They said abortion restrictions have worsened U.S. prenatal care, which already lagged that of other developed countries. (Source: Capital Star)

• Nation/world: Appeals court restores DOJ access to classified Mar-a-Lago documents. (Source: CBS News) 1,300 arrested for protesting Putin’s mobilization. (Source: NBC News) North Korea denies selling weapons to Russia. (Source: UPI) Ginni Thomas to speak to Jan. 6 panel. (Source: NPR) Puerto Rico struggles to reach areas hit by Hurricane Fiona. (Source: AP)