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Wednesday, June 26

The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

• Elizabethtown Area School Board approves partnering with Independence Law Center: The vote was 8-1 in favor of working with the conservative pro bono law firm. (Source: WGAL)

• Hopes fade for an on-time state budget: Franklin & Marshall College professor Berwood Yost said it’s unlikely legislators will meet their June 30 deadline. (Source: Fox 43)

• Sen. Aument proposes bill allowing personalized med plans in school: Children with certain conditions may need immediate access to life-saving pills, which current law says must be stored in the nurse’s office. (Source: ABC 27)

• Pa. House passes contraception bill: The legislation would require insurers to provide contraception coverage without deductibles or copays. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Employees at Retreat Behavioral Health go unpaid: An internal memo acknowledges the disruptions at the substance abuse treatment provider, which has a large facility in Ephrata, in the wake of the death of CEO Peter Schorr. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: WikiLeaks’ Assange arrives in Australia after guilty plea. (Source: ABC News) Challenger defeats Rep. Bowman in N.Y. Democratic primary. (Source: NBC News) Bobert wins GOP primary in Colorado. (Source: AP) Trial of U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich begins in Russia. (Source: UPI) FDA tells Bimbo Bakeries not to label foods with allergen warnings without cause. (Source: NPR)