Pa. House fails to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of bill that would’ve allowed more businesses to operate

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By: Jan Murphy

Hoping to get barbers, hair stylists, animal groomers and more businesses reopened, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday attempted unsuccessfully to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that he said would undermine his measured phased-in approach to bringing back the state’s economy.

By a vote of 115-87, it fell short 21 votes of the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto. Had the House been successful in its override vote, the Senate also would have had to achieve support from two-thirds of the 50 senators for the measure to become law.

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