Pa. lawmakers split on whether businesses should reopen

By: Jane Murphy

Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to close down what his administration has decided are businesses that aren’t life sustaining has revealed a sharp divide among Republican and Democratic legislators over whether that was an appropriate move.

In a House State Government Committee discussion Monday, lawmakers debated two bills that sought to roll back portions of the governor’s business closure order. Republican lawmakers argued that shutting down many small businesses and the construction industry is creating unnecessary hardships for consumers and harming the state’s economy.

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