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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, May 29

Melinda French Gates

• Lawsuit challenges date requirement on ballot envelopes: The lawsuit filed by ACLU of PA and a range of progressive groups, contends the requirement is irrelevant to determining a ballot’s validity and that disqualifications based on it unconstitutionally infringe voting rights. (Source: Capital-Star)

• PPL, Met-Ed electricity rates to fall: Both utilities are lowering their prices about 8% as of June 1. (Source: LNP)

• Three local companies to feature on U.S. Women’s Open golf bags: Through American Express’ Small Business Spotlight program, Savoy Truffle, Lancaster Beignet Co. and Nicole Taylor Boutique will be featured on the gear of, respectively, Lexi Thompson, Celine Boutier and Gabi Ruffels. (Source: ABC News)

• Harrisburg City Council reverses itself on Broad Street Market contractor: The council, which voted 5-2 on March 14 to reject Alexander Building Co. as project manager, approved the company in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. (Source Fox 43)

• Nation/world: Jury begins deliberations in Trump trial. (Source: CBS News) White House refrains from condemning Rafah airstrike. (Source: USA Today) Melinda French Gates pledges $1 billion to women’s rights groups. (Source: NPR) Fresh storm hits Texas. (Source: AP) Democrats to place Biden on Ohio ballot via virtual vote. (Source: UPI)