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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, June 8

Pa. House and Senate members, advocates and parents hold a press conference in support of the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The speaker at the podium is Amy Williams, the mother of a Hempfield High School girls track team member. (Source: Pa. Family Council)

• Pa. Senate votes to bar transgender athletes from women’s sports: The vote on the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act was 30-20 along party lines. (Source: Capital-Star)

• County government facing higher electricity, personnel costs: The bankruptcy of energy company Talen has prematurely ended the county’s electricity contract. Meanwhile, the county is looking to reinstate $500 bonuses for lifeguards. (Source: LNP)

• Average gas price in Pa. hits $5: That’s an increase of 24 cents over the past week. (Source: WGAL)

• United Way of Pa. pushes for state-level earned income tax credit: The agency cites research suggesting that every $1 in lost tax revenue would be offset by $3 in lower social spending and $4 in economic growth. (Source: CBS 21)

• Students, activists rally for fair school funding: POWER Interfaith organized the demonstration outside state Sen. Scott Martin’s office in Strasburg (Source: LNP)

• National/world: San Francisco DA Boudin ousted in recall. (Source: UPI) Biles, other gymnasts to sue FBI over sex abuser Nassar. (Source: NPR) Drought pushes Somalia into famine. (Source: AP) Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey continues call for stricter gun laws. (Source: Texas Tribune) Russia renews attack on Sievierodonetsk (Source: Reuters) U.S. has discarded more than 82 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. (Source: NBC News)