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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

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Pa. GOP lawmakers want voters to give them the power to end governor’s emergency orders

The proposed constitutional amendment is the result of long-festering resentment against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over his actions to control the coronavirus pandemic.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers move to limit a governor’s disaster powers

The measure arises from Republican lawmakers' disagreement with how Gov. Tom Wolf has handled the coronavirus pandemic.
By The Associated Press