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As restrictions lift, reopened Pa. businesses cast a wary eye towards the future

“A lot of restaurant operators are saying, ‘Lemme just get to April.’ It’s going to be warmer outside, windows open, people wanting to go out. So there is some hope.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Wolf vetoes GOP-backed bill on limiting COVID-19 liability

Pennsylvania’s governor rejected a bill that would have made it harder to sue schools, health care providers and other businesses for coronavirus-related claims.

By The Associated Press

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Lockdowns aren’t the answer to Pa.’s surging coronavirus cases, health officials and experts say

Officials say the state is in a different place than 6 months ago, but without more testing, contact tracing, and efforts to isolate sick people, cases — and deaths — will continue to rise.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Following certification, Pa. restaurants can increase indoor dining capacity to 50%

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Health Secretary Rachel Levine have signed new orders following last week’s announcement that restaurants in Pennsylvania can up their indoor dining capacity to 50% starting Sept. 21.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

Updated: 2020-09-15 05:05:00

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to appeal judge’s ruling that pandemic restrictions are unconstitutional

The Wolf administration will seek delayed enforcement of the ruling while it appeals.

By Michael Rubinkam/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

Locked out of the economy: Unemployed workers face mounting fiscal, emotional stress

An informal Keystone Crossroads survey that asked people about their reasons for being unemployed found the most common answer by far was “my job doesn’t exist.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Updated: 2020-07-22 16:43:01

Lebanon County files suit against Governor Wolf over $13M in coronavirus relief funding

The lawsuit accuses the governor of a “gross abuse of power” and acting like a “de facto King.”

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press