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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, concluding the U.S. Constitution "does not confer a right to abortion." Here are five takeaways from the ruling. Continue Reading

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Primary challenger Jessie Vance, a resident of Eckley, filed a campaign finance complaint on June 10 against Rep. Richard Holtorf of Akron, alleging late filings of contributions, payments made to Holtorf that don't identify what the payments were for, and using a campaign committee account terminated last year for recording all contributions and expenditures. Continue Reading

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Department of Health Care Policy and Financing pushed back at state auditor's suggestion to research Medicaid payments identified during the audit to determine if they were properly made and called the idea "administratively impractical and not an efficient use of limited state resources." Continue Reading

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Catholic legislators who voted for legislation to enshrine abortion rights and defy Catholic leaders' request to not partake of the Eucharist commit a sacrilege and live in contradiction, behavior that, under church teachings, can only be remedied by repentance and absolution.   Continue Reading

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House Bill 1289 expands eligibility for Medicaid and the children's basic health plan, opening the policies to low-income pregnant people and children who are ineligible because of their immigration status. This change takes effect in 2025, while others, such as providing free breast pumps and eliminating premiums, begin this year. Continue Reading