PA Senate Votes To End Governor’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Keep Protections In Place

PA Senate Votes To End Governor’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Keep Protections In Place

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Pennsylvania‘s Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday voted to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency lockdown order while keeping certain pandemic protections intact.

Pennsylvanians voted in May to strip from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the emergency powers that he imposed last year.

“Today we delivered on our promise to the citizens of Pennsylvania who voted yes to end the state of emergency at the ballot box in the primary,” Republican State Sen. Kim Ward said in a video posted to Twitter.

The move came a week after the state’s Republican legislature voted to block Wolf’s emergency declaration in an effort to keep businesses open and block stay-at-home orders.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE TROOPERS UNION DEMANDS GOV. TOM WOLF APOLOGIZE FOR REMARKS

The Pennsylvania Senate’s Democratic Caucus tweeted Thursday that while it disagrees with Republican senators’ vote to end Wolf’s emergency declaration, it will support HB854, “which extends many important protections of such a decla

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