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Pa. House votes to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency

BY: - June 8, 2021

Using the powers that Pennsylvania voters gave to the Legislature during last month’s statewide referendum vote, the lower chamber voted 113-90 along party lines to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency, and the executive powers that come with it. 

‘Walk as free people’: Conservatives rally at the Pa. Capitol to celebrate referenda wins

BY: - June 5, 2021

As pandemic restrictions lifted across the state this week, critics of Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive actions over the past 15 months took a victory lap on the Pennsylvania Capitol steps on Saturday.

Empowered by referendum, Harrisburg GOP moves to terminate some — but not all — of Wolf’s pandemic powers

BY: - May 25, 2021

The flexing of these new emergency powers comes after voters empowered the 253-member General Assembly to end or edit gubernatorial powers during a disaster.

Even with Wolf’s disaster powers clipped, Pa.’s mask mandate remains. Why?

BY: - May 22, 2021

Under current state health orders, unvaccinated individuals should wear masks when they're indoors, and outdoors if they’re unable to maintain social distance.

In a pandemic rebuke, Pa. voters move to limit Wolf’s emergency powers; approve referenda questions on racial justice and fire depts

BY: and - May 19, 2021

Republican legislators put the measures on the ballot in response to Wolf’s broad use of executive powers to combat the spread of COVID-19 since March 2020.

GOP lawmakers accuse Wolf admin of trying to fix results of ballot question limiting governors’ emergency powers

BY: - February 24, 2021

The bill that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, described at a press conference would mark another attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature to curb executive branch powers with policies that would outlast the current Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration. 

Waiver allowing Pa. pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccines depends on longevity of Wolf’s disaster declaration

BY: - January 14, 2021

The temporary waiver, approved by Gov. Tom Wolf, adds state-licensed pharmacists to the list of healthcare professionals who can administer COVID-19 vaccines without a physician’s order. 

After ‘bullish’ use of powers, Wolf reaches end of executive rope on evictions

BY: - August 28, 2020

Legal experts are scratching their heads over Gov. Tom Wolf ending his 116-day old eviction moratorium this week.

Pa. Supreme Court will take up fight between Wolf, Republicans over COVID-19 emergency declaration

BY: - June 17, 2020

The state Supreme Court will decide if Wolf must sign a resolution, passed by both the GOP-controlled House and Senate, to end his state of emergency for the coronavirus.

Next move Wolf: House and Senate approve resolution toppling Gov’s emergency declaration

BY: and - June 9, 2020

After hours of floor debate on Tuesday, the General Assembly passed a proposal to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s state of emergency for COVID-19.