tag | Tom Wolf

Updated: August 6, 2020 | 5:04 pm

Wolf roils youth sports world by urging halt until January

The recommendation from Wolf’s Health and Education departments applies to individual and team sports, both school-related and other recreational leagues, and to games and scrimmages.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Minority-owned small businesses were largely shut out of Pa.’s first coronavirus loan program

State officials are trying again, this time with a grant program targeted at the smallest and most vulnerable operations.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Gov. Tom Wolf cited his emergency powers to withhold millions from a Pa. county. Now it’s suing

The lawsuit represents yet another test of Wolf’s emergency powers, which have been unsuccessfully challenged several times.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

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Updated: July 22, 2020 | 4:43 pm

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

Updated: July 26, 2020 | 7:35 pm

In debate over the limits of government transparency during emergencies, Wolf to veto a bill passed unanimously by the legislature

Bill sponsor, transparency advocates urge governor to reconsider
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: July 17, 2020 | 5:00 am

Governor Tom Wolf yanks virus funding from rebellious Lebanon County

Wolf’s decision left Lebanon as the only one of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to have not gotten any of the federal money.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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

Updated: July 15, 2020 | 6:27 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf imposes new restrictions on bars, restaurants, businesses as the coronavirus surges

The rollbacks are the first the administration has announced since it began reopening counties in May.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. House passes constitutional changes that would limit governor’s emergency powers

The state Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the governor’s disaster emergency declaration, saying the legislature can’t terminate the declaration on its own.
By Ed Mahon