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Biden asked to declare disaster in Pennsylvania due to storm

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking President Biden to declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania due to heavy rains, severe flash flooding and tornadoes in the commonwealth last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The governor is seeking a major disaster declaration allowing assistance to individuals for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties.

By The Associated Press

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Updated: May 21, 2021 | 5:14 am

State lawmakers now hold fate of regulations waived amid pandemic

The suspended regulations cover everything from training and inspections to the rights and living standards of people in group homes and children in foster care.

By The Associated Press

Voters to get final say on limiting governor disaster powers

Republican lawmakers have repeatedly tried to overturn pandemic response policies undertaken by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over the past year.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Wolf extends statewide disaster proclamation, eviction moratorium expires as advocates call for action

The commonwealth will continue providing emergency services and extensions due to the coronavirus pandemic, with one notable exception.

By Sam Dunklau