Lawsuits contend Gov. Wolf has no authority to issue new restrictions

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By: Paula Reed Ward

A Butler County attorney who previously won a federal lawsuit against the Wolf administration over the spring covid-19 shutdown orders filed two new suits over the governor’s most recent orders.

The lawsuits — one filed by the Butler Area School District and the other by two indoor water parks — allege that Gov. Tom Wolf took action prohibited under state law when, on Dec. 12, he issued orders closing entertainment venues, limiting indoor capacity to 10 people and prohibiting school students from participating in extracurricular activities and athletics.

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