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Pennsylvania allows opioid emergency declaration to lapse

The Republican-controlled General Assembly rejected Gov. Wolf’s request to renew the opioid disaster declaration, saying it was no longer necessary.

By The Associated Press

Updated: 2021-08-11 16:07:45

Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

The federal appeals court ruled that since Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order, limits on crowd size and business closures are no longer in effect, there is “consequently no relief that this court can grant.”

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

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Wolf signs bill to extend pandemic regulatory waivers

The bill allows the waivers to last through Sept. 30, unless Wolf’s administration ends them sooner.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to extend waivers under disaster declaration

A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward said the Senate was working to keep some of the waivers in place.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

State House votes to end governor’s pandemic disaster declaration

House Democrats said the majority Republicans were playing games with people’s health and well-being.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

When it comes to ballot questions, it may not be what you say, but how you say it

A new study from Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research shows people responded differently to one of the ballot questions in next week’s primary based on how it’s written.

By Sam Dunklau

Limits on governor’s disaster authority in Pennsylvania nears statewide vote

Under state law, an emergency disaster declaration gives governors the authority to issue or rescind executive orders and regulations, access stockpiles of emergency supplies and equipment, and other powers.

By The Associated Press

Six changes to Pa.’s constitution are making their way through the legislature. Most could end up before voters.

The GOP-controlled state legislature is trying to get voters to decide on as many of these constitutional changes as possible during the primary in May.

By Sam Dunklau