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Wolf vetoes bill to let restaurants operate at full capacity

A Republican-sponsored bill that would have let restaurants and bars reopen at up to full capacity is the latest coronavirus-related legislation to be vetoed in Pennsylvania.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: August 25, 2020 | 3:19 pm

Wolf: Pennsylvania eviction moratorium to lapse Aug. 31

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he does not have the legal authority to extend Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures beyond the end of the month.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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A decades-old law is shielding the Wolf administration from scrutiny of its coronavirus response

Officials are routinely citing the law to deny public records requests, but legal experts say the state can be more transparent — if it wants.

By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pa.’s COVID-19 testing capacity increasing, but processing delays undercut progress

The big-name labs processing tests, like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, are facing backlogs.

By Sam Dunklau

Education Secretary Rivera takes new job in Lancaster as schools grapple with reopening

Secretary Pedro Rivera was hired as president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster. He will remain education secretary until October.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. municipalities approve of Wolf’s coronavirus response but want more autonomy, research finds

"One of the biggest surprising results of the survey was that the large majority of local officials that we interviewed did not want schools, restaurants, bars or even houses of worship to reopen immediately."
By Min Xian/WPSU