Lawmakers Seek Long-Term Limit On Governors’ Emergency PowerAs governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S., including in Pennsylvania and Ohio, are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies.
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.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Gov. Tom Wolf Renews Coronavirus Disaster DeclarationGov. Tom Wolf signed a fourth renewal of the COVID-19 disaster declaration Friday.
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.
Constitutional Amendment Could Limit A Governor's Emergency Powers During PandemicPennsylvania voters will likely soon get the final say about whether to limit the governor’s powers during a disaster emergency after a divided state House of Representatives endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday.
Republican-Controlled State Senate Passes Measure To Limit Governor's Disaster AuthorityThe Republican-controlled Senate passed a measure Tuesday to take some emergency management power away from Pennsylvania’s governors as lawmakers struck out at Gov. Tom Wolf’s handling of the pandemic response.
Gov. Tom Wolf To Veto Bills On Carrying And Selling Guns During Disaster EmergenciesGov. Wolf will veto legislation that would repeal laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during disaster emergencies.
Gov. Tom Wolf Renews Coronavirus Emergency Disaster DeclarationGov. Tom Wolf signed a second renewal of the coronavirus disaster declaration Tuesday.
Several Communities Issue Emergency DeclarationsThe severe weather has hit Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas hard, and several communities have issued emergency disaster declarations.