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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

By Trey 10289 comments
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

By Trey 787 comments
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”

By Trey 1271 comments
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]

By Trey 169264 comments
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]

By Trey 84572 comments
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…

EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

By Trey 9191 comments
EXCLUSIVE: A Constitutional Showdown over the Shutdown is Brewing in the State Capitol This Week and Gov. Wolf’s Lockdown is the Target as Open Defiance of the Governor Grows

This week may decide whether Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s lockdown and phased reopening of the Keystone State continues indefinitely or ends for good.

As the legislature resumes session this week two bills are on the floor of the house and senate, one of which Republicans say they will pass.

Legislative…

PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

By Trey 294 comments
PA Health Secretary Twists Self Into a Pretzel Trying to Justify Limitless BLM Protests While Standing by COVID-19 Restrictions For Small Businesses (VIDEO)

by Cristina Laila, originally appeared at Gateway Pundit

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine twisted himself into a pretzel this week trying to justify limitless Black Lives Matter protesters (and rioters) while standing by Coronavirus restrictions for…