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House fails to override Wolf’s restaurant capacity veto

Last week’s veto by Pennsylvania’s governor of a bill that would have let restaurants reopen at full capacity in some circumstances remains in effect after a veto override failed in the state House

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Deadline looms to defuse Pennsylvania’s budget time bomb

The budget that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed in May was incomplete by design.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania to expand overtime pay eligibility

Advocates for the poor and groups affiliated with organized labor supported Wolf’s regulation, but also said the expansion still leaves workers with far less earning power than they had decades ago.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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Winning a ‘row office’ is a chance for GOP to pressure Wolf

The row officers have built-in watchdog duties that can gum up a governor’s agenda.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Court’s decisions didn’t end Pennsylvania voting law fight

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said the court’s decisions “blew up” negotiations with Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Wolf to veto Legislature’s bill on school sports

The bill gives a school district or private school sole authority to decide whether to conduct sports during the 2020-21 school year, including games, scrimmages and other in-person extracurricular activities. It also gives them the power to determine safety protocol and crowd limits.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

GOP rep blasted over parody of appeal for trans tolerance

“To equate any disrespect for those not wearing masks to the decades of disrespect, threats and violence against our LGBTQ community goes far beyond the hallmarks of a decent society. For these actions to come from a legislator elected to fairly represent all his constituents is simply unforgivable."
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: July 31, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Immigration activists stage Wednesday night protest outside Pennsylvania governor’s mansion

Sunrise Movement protesters used a projector to display statements of immigrant families being held in the Berks County Residential Center. The statements described the emotional cost of family detention and reported the center’s failure to take precautions against the spread of coronavirus.

By Anthony Orozco/PA Post

Wolf lets bill on records access during disasters become law

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced late Sunday he will neither sign nor veto the legislation, which passed both legislative chambers unanimously.
By The Associated Press