Pennsylvania Voters Impose Limits On Governor's Emergency Disaster PowersPennsylvania voters became the first in the nation to impose restrictions on a governor’s authority under an emergency disaster declaration, approving constitutional amendments sped to a statewide referendum by Republican lawmakers angry over how Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf handled the pandemic response.
1st Ballot Test Of Governor's Pandemic Powers Starts In PennsylvaniaRepublican lawmakers across the country have tried to roll back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they ordered businesses shut, mask-wearing in public and students home for distance learning.
Pennsylvania Voters To Weigh In On Government Pandemic Power StruggleA pandemic power struggle that has raged for a year between Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and its Republican-led Legislature will land on voters’ laps next month in the form of two proposed constitutional amendments that could limit the length of disaster emergencies.
Pennsylvania House Vote Signals Support For Child Sex Abuse Window In Bill FormThe state House of Representatives showed solid support Tuesday for enacting a two-year lawsuit window for child victims of sexual abuse as a regular bill, two weeks after the Legislature gave its first round of approval to a similar constitutional amendment.
Pennsylvania Senate Republicans Won't Fast-Track Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit WindowMajority Republicans in the state Senate announced Monday they will not employ a rarely used emergency process to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a 2-year window in which to file civil lawsuits.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Launch New Push For Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit WindowPennsylvania lawmakers on Monday launched a rarely used emergency process to amend the state constitution, advancing a proposal that would give victims of child sexual abuse a 2-year window to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits.
Republicans Say Wolf Administration Is Trying To Sabotage Ballot Question About Governors' Disaster Emergency PowersRepublican leaders of Pennsylvania’s Legislature said Wednesday that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trying to sabotage ballot questions to amend the constitution to shift authority over the length of emergency declarations from governors to lawmakers.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Tee Up Referendum On Limiting Governors' Disaster Emergency PowersA divided state House on Friday gave lawmakers’ final OK to put on the May ballot a constitutional amendment limiting governors’ powers during a disaster emergency.
Fiasco At Pennsylvania State Department Leads To Secretary's Resignation And Upends Sexual Abuse Survivors' Ability To SuePennsylvania's Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is resigning over her office's failure to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment.
Proposal Would Set 16-Year Limit On Ohio Lawmaker TermsA group in Ohio has proposed a constitutional amendment that would set a 16-year term limit on Ohio lawmakers.
Pa. Judge Rules Votes On Victim Rights Amendment Can't Be Counted Or CertifiedVotes in a referendum about enshrining victims' rights in Pennsylvania's constitution aren't going to be tallied or certified while a legal challenge to the amendment is pending.
Local Groups Urge No Vote On Constitutional Amendment, Saying It Could Hurt Rights Of The AccusedLocal groups are urging a no vote on a Pennsylvania constitutional amendment that they say could hurt the rights of the accused.