A bill to takeover the capital city of Harrisburg, rather than have it file for Chapter 9, clears the Pennsylvania State Legislature. The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, is expected to sign it.
The Pennsylvania state Senate on Tuesday voted for a state takeover of the finances of its capital, Harrisburg, setting up a showdown with the city, which filed for bankruptcy last week.
- Tom Wolf, the Governor of Pennsylvania, issues a disaster declaration over the "heroin and opioid epidemic", starting an Opioid Operational Command Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
- A retired Pennsylvania state trooper's attempted robbery of a fare collection vehicle at the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Fort Littleton toll plaza, 65 miles west of the capital Harrisburg, results in three deaths -- a toll collector, a security guard, and himself.
- The Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell orders a partial shutdown of state government functions following the failure of state legislators to agree on a budget.
- "Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District" is the first direct challenge brought in United States federal courts against a public school district curriculum mandating the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution. Opening arguments are set for today in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania District Court. [http:--www.latimes.com-news-nationworld-nation-la-na-dover26sep26,0,4324588.story?coll=la-tot-promo&track=morenews (LA Times)] [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-wp-dyn-content-article-2005-09-26-AR2005092600149.html (AP)] (Link dead as of 21:25, 14 January 2007 (UTC))