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Jan Murphy/PennLive

I cover state government and basic and higher education policy. Reach me at JMurphy@pennlive.com or at 717-255-4106 or 717-255-4106.

Latest by Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. liquor stores will start to reopen for limited in-person sales in ‘yellow counties’

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Wednesday announced 77 Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in counties designated in the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts will resume limited in-store sales, beginning Friday.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

After fire destroys family’s home, coronavirus prevents new one from being finished

Dan and Heather Adamson lost their home and all their belongings on the morning of Sept. 29. But adding to the devastation is their inability to finish construction on a home to replace it.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. establishes helpline for companies that can produce critical medical supplies needed for COVID-19 response

"This portal will help facilitate the connections businesses need to get critical COVID-19-related products to market or retrofit their operations."
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. law lacks protections for LGBTQ individuals and some demand change

Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have their own laws that prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s sixth budget: What can we expect?

The focus will likely be on unfinished items on his policy to-do list – many of them retreads from past years.
By Charles Thompson/PennLive and Jan Murphy/PennLive

State universities’ leader calls on lawmakers to ‘set this State System and more importantly, Pennsylvania up for success’

Chancellor Dan Greenstein says the system needs a 2% – or $9.5 million – increase in its yearly state appropriation.
By Jan Murphy/PennLive