Majority of Pennsylvanians favor face masks, support Gov. Wolf amid pandemic, new poll says

By: David Wenner

About half of Pennsylvania voters, or 48%, view the state as headed in the right direction, down from 57% last fall, according to a new poll.

Still, the poll authors interpreted that as “generally optimistic,” given that 32% see COVID-19 as the biggest problem facing the state.

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Who is in charge? The Legislature is guilty of the same overreach of which Gov. Tom Wolf is accused.

By: The Editorial Board

Concerned that Gov. Tom Wolf is acting more like a king than a governor in exercising his emergency powers, the GOP-controlled state Legislature is trying to limit his powers by amending the state constitution.

However, in doing so, the Legislature is guilty of the same overreach of which Mr. Wolf is accused.

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Gov. Wolf on open records bill he intends to veto: ‘I would have voted for it too’

By: The York Dispatch

Gov. Tom Wolf this week said that he would have backed legislation that aims to require his administration to process Right-to-Know Law requests during emergency declarations if he were a lawmaker.

Yet the Democrat still plans, later this week, to veto the legislation that lawmakers recently unanimously approved in both chambers.

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Gov. Wolf tightens restrictions on bars, restaurants as covid-19 surge continues

By: Tom Davidson

More restrictions on Pennsylvania bars and restaurants become effective Thursday in response to what Gov. Tom Wolf characterized as an “unsettling climb” of covid-19 cases in the state.

“We’re already at a tipping point where we have to act now,” Wolf said, later adding, “This virus is saying, ‘I’m back.’ ”

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‘Clear as mud’: How Pa.’s chaotic coronavirus waiver program hurt small businesses

By: Charlotte Keith and Angela Couloumbis

HARRISBURG — On a Saturday in March, after Gov. Tom Wolf urged nonessential businesses to close, Cameron Peters turned off the lights in her flower shop on Phoenixville’s main street, pulled the candy-pink door closed, and started sobbing.

She was unsure when, or if, she would be able to come back. The picturesque downtown, normally bustling with activity, was eerily quiet.

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

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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Gov. Wolf talking with sports leagues, says it could take until vaccine for Pennsylvania to reach ‘normal’

By: Megan Guza

Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he is talking with professional sports leagues about holding events in Pennsylvania, but he doesn’t believe residents will be completely comfortable going back to pre-pandemic normalcy until there is a coronavirus vaccine.

“Ultimately, I think what it’s going to take for everybody to feel safe going to a Penn State game or a basketball game is they have some confidence that they’re not going to get sick by being in close contact with somebody else,” he said during a call with reporters.

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