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