Disaster Emergency

The GOP-controlled Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted along party lines to peel back policies the Wolf administration made using emergency powers. That was possible due to a recent ballot question in which voters gave the legislature power to end these measures with a simple majority.

Since shortly after the pandemic forced a shutdown across Pennsylvania last year, the GOP-controlled legislature has been trying to put an end to Gov. Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration. This spring voters will decide who has that power which currently belongs to the governor alone.

 Gov. Wolf fires back at Trump, Pa. Republicans over pandemic court case By Sam Dunklau, WITF September 16, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf is hitting back after a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled this week that many of his pandemic shutdown orders were unconstitutional.  Wolf says he wouldn’t heed the quote “irresponsible demands” of […]

Republicans who control the General Assembly have clashed for months with Democratic Governor Tom Wolf over his management of the coronavirus epidemic and the extent of his emergency powers.

Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled General Assembly passed a resolution to terminate the emergency Gov. Tom Wolf issued in March and extended earlier in June that has provided the legal basis for much of the Commonwealth’s response to the coronavirus.


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