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Wednesday, June 15

Advocates call for a “People’s Budget” at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (Source: Make the Road PA)

• Hempfield school board votes to approve transgender athletics policy: The policy, which calls for athletes to play on teams corresponding to their biological sex, with “reasonable accommodations, requires a second vote to be implemented. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, the board heard from both sides regarding the after-school drag show held in April. (Source: CBS 21)

• Mastriano to introduce bill to arm teachers: The gubernatorial candidate and state senator said his bill is a response to the Uvalde, Texas, massacre. (Source: ABC 27)

• Rally for a ‘People’s Budget’ in Harrisburg: Progressive groups called for the state to use its estimated $9 billion surplus on affordable housing, subsidized child care and fair funding for education. (Source: CBS 21)

• Pa. Sen. Martin to chair Pa. delegation to Chesapeake Bay Commission: Another Lancaster County politician, state Rep. Mike Sturla, is vice chair. (Source: LNP)

• National/world: Trump-backed candidates have mixed success in Tuesday primaries. (Source: UPI) Fed expected to raise interest rates 75 basis points. (Source: CNBC) Jan. 6 committee split on recommending criminal charges against Trump. (Source: Washington Post) U.S. abortion rates rise. (Source: AP) Ukraine war puts millions worldwide at risk of starvation (Source: CBS News)