The mayor of Pittsburgh has announced plans to sign a declaration of disaster emergency for the city in light of last week’s collapse of a bridge in a city park.
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House Democrats said the majority Republicans were playing games with people’s health and well-being.
Pennsylvania voters backed curtailing Gov. Tom Wolf’s emergency powers in a win for Republican lawmakers
The ballot questions were widely seen as a referendum on the Wolf administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
With 75% of precincts reporting, the two questions led with almost 54% of the vote. More than 2 million ballots were cast.
Gov. Tom Wolf himself hasn’t talked about the measures recently, but that hasn’t stopped agency leaders from making their own cases against them.
‘The next chess move:’ Emergency powers ballot questions set the stage for a balance-of-power showdown
Voters could hand more emergency power to Pennsylvania’s legislature if they approve one or both ballot questions that deal with it.
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated for broader gun control measures, opposes the bills.