A proposed $100 million tax-credit expansion for private-school scholarships, explained

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Tricia L. Nadolny of The Philadelphia Inquirer was named a finalist in the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists for her investigations into abuses in drum and bugle corps. There are lots of good stories to read from finalists here. –Ed Mahon, PA Post reporter

House education committee approved the bill

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House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny.

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In this June 2, 2017 file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro plans to appeal a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s ruling that overturned Graham Spanier’s conviction on child endangerment charges. PennLive’s Charlie Thompson has more details on the case of Penn State’s former president.

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection agreed to a $575,000 settlement in an alleged gender discrimination case, LNP reports. The lawsuit alleged that a supervisor “subjected Plaintiff to sexual harassment including unwelcome touching, leering and sexual advances and innuendos that Plaintiff repeatedly rejected,” according to LNP.

  • WITF’s Katie Meyer looks at an odd-couple pair of House lawmakers who want to get rid of the death penalty in Pennsylvania. “I actually think the entire judicial system is horribly skewed against people of minor economic means, both white and black,” state Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, said.

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