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Updated: November 19, 2020 | 4:42 pm

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated for broader gun control measures, opposes the bills.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Latest Pa. GOP attempt to strip Gov. Tom Wolf of his coronavirus emergency powers fails

An hour-long debate culminated in an unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a resolution that would force him to end the state’s disaster declaration.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Wolf will officially veto GOP effort to end coronavirus emergency

The state supreme court sided with Wolf in a ruling last week.
By Benjamin Pontz

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Pa. House passes bill to exempt guns from restrictions imposed during emergency declarations

“I really don’t think there’s reason for the governor to have this power over guns. We are given the ability to keep and bear arms by the Constitution.”
By Ed Mahon

Updated: March 19, 2020 | 6:39 pm

Coronavirus response: What happens if businesses don’t comply with the governor’s orders?

Despite the emphasis on voluntary compliance, the disaster declaration that Wolf signed on March 6 gives him broad powers, including the authority to change or waive many regulations.

By Ed Mahon