Penn State won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccines, prompting questions about priorities
Penn State University is doubling down on its decision not to enact a COVID-19 vaccine mandate — spurring accusations that its top officials are putting state funding ahead of community safety.
Philly Sen. Hughes says he’s ‘deathly afraid’ GOP will squander $10B in surplus, federal stimulus
Hughes said the state’s revenue surplus combined with the federal pandemic funding was the largest influx of capital into the economy since President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
House advances bills to help military families; stimulus funding for state veterans programs pending
The proposals are sponsored by members of the chamber’s Republican majority and Democratic minority.
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.
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.
Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning Coffee
There will be Republican governors in the future, I’m not sure you want to hamstring a governor of any party,' Wolf warned in remarks taped for broadcast on Sunday.
Pa. House Republican leadership set to fundraise with lawmaker they called to resign
Admission to the event at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg runs $250 to $1,000.
In search of bipartisanship, lawmakers work to trim the fat in Pa. House
The group was started in the aftermath of the 2020 election by Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin.
Faced with limited Republican backing, statute of limitations reform on thin ice in House
The Republican division could sink the emergency amendment, which requires a two-thirds majority, or 136 votes in the House and 34 in the Senate, to pass.
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.
Weed, ethics and a natural gas tax: Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 plan for Pennsylvania, explained
The pitch, delivered during a video press conference, featured few new ideas. Instead, Wolf focused on repackaging proposals he has pitched time and time and time again to the Legislature
Wolf, legislative GOP not talking as $145M relief plan for small businesses languishes
“Republican leaders have not made any moves to get that money out of the General Fund and into the hand of businesses that need it,” Wolf said during a news conference.