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BREAKING: PA Legislators File Five Articles of Impeachment Against Gov. Wolf Over His Mishandling of the Emergency COVID-19 Response

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BREAKING: PA Legislators File Five Articles of Impeachment Against Gov. Wolf Over His Mishandling of the Emergency COVID-19 Response

A Republican state Representative from Butler County has filed Articles of Impeachment against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler) introduced House Resolution 915 on Tuesday, which includes five Articles of Impeachment against the Governor.

Metcalfe said there are 24 co-sponsors of the resolution.

The language of all…

Gov. Tom Wolf’s Plea to State Supreme Court Over Emergency Powers May Backfire Big-Time – Meanwhile, Businesses Across PA Are Opening in Defiance of His Orders

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s Plea to State Supreme Court Over Emergency Powers May Backfire Big-Time – Meanwhile, Businesses Across PA Are Opening in Defiance of His Orders

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to intervene and rule in his favor immediately in the dispute on the bipartisan legislation passed last week ending his coronavirus emergency declaration.

In doing so, he may be painting himself into a corner.

As first reported by Lancaster-blog,…

PA Post: Courts May Be Slow to Take Up and Rule on Constitutional Showdown over Governor’s Emergency Powers – And That’s a Good Thing

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PA Post: Courts May Be Slow to Take Up and Rule on Constitutional Showdown over Governor’s Emergency Powers – And That’s a Good Thing

The PA Post has good piece about how while both Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly want quick action on the issue of Wolf’s emergency powers, the judiciary is likely to proceed slowly and deliberately.

And that’s exactly what lawmakers planned for, as was first

The COVID Panic is Over – Lancaster People and Businesses Are Going Back to “Normal Normal”

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The COVID Panic is Over – Lancaster People and Businesses Are Going Back to “Normal Normal”

Stick a fork in the COVID panic and the governor’s tedious phased reopening plans, because people in Lancaster aren’t having it anymore.

A survey around downtown Lancaster on Thursday found half a dozen restaurants offering in-house dining, barber shops open and clipping, and more all in “violation” of the…

EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Emergency Declaration Shutdown in Pennsylvania is Over on Friday, and the Secretary of Health Has No Power for a Blanket Order Shutting Down Businesses [UPDATED]

The reopening of Pennsylvania and the end of the emergency declaration is now de facto law, regardless of what the governor or Democrats claim, sources tell Lancaster-blog.

Further, the Secretary of Health has no power to continue the state’s shutdown.

As first and exclusively reported by Lancaster-blog, the Republican-led State…

EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

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EXCLUSIVE: Both Chambers of PA Legislature Enact Measure To End Governor Wolf’s Lockdown and Bypass the Governor’s Veto, Ending the Emergency Declaration – #ReOpen PA Wins! [UPDATED]

The Republican-led State Senate on Tuesday evening passed 31-19 and put directly into the record a resolution that ends Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 lockdown and emergency declaration, effectively ending the state shutdown immediately.

“Thirteen weeks is long enough,” said Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny. “Time to vote yes.”

The Senate…