The Russian invasion of Ukraine is spurring Pennsylvania lawmakers to draft legislation to require the state to divest holdings connected to Russia.
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Democrats could have the upper hand if proposals for state House and Senate maps hold after changes and potential court scrutiny.
As they reconvene on Monday, state lawmakers are expected to focus on redistricting, re-upping a flood disaster declaration, and restricting emergency powers of Gov. Tom Wolf’s cabinet secretaries.
Gov. Wolf says he’ll sign the relief bill. ‘Help is on the way,’ one legislator said.
House Leaders Benninghoff and McClinton said Thursday they will try an emergency amendment process to get the measure before voters in the spring.
Republicans will push to pass something before the May 18 primary election, although getting it signed into law will depend on bringing aboard Gov. Tom Wolf.
Wolf renews calls for election code changes, criticizes state and federal Republicans over pandemic response
Gov. Tom Wolf renewed his call to state lawmakers Monday to approve election code changes.