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Two for the price of one: Pair of proposed amendments to state constitution head to Pa. House

Bid to limit governor's emergency powers is attached to racial equality amendment
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: June 12, 2020 | 5:55 pm

Wolf asks state Supreme Court to rule on emergency powers dispute immediately

Responding to legislature's lawsuit, Wolf asks high court to use "King's Bench" jurisdiction
By Benjamin Pontz

Pa. courts may avoid definitive ruling in legal fight over governor’s emergency powers

While both governor and legislature want quick action, judiciary likely to proceed deliberately
By Benjamin Pontz


13 ideas to improve policing in Pennsylvania

At least 2 will be considered by a legislative panel next week
By Ed Mahon

Updated: June 9, 2020 | 10:58 pm

Pa. legislature passes resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency order

Action sets up a likely court fight over whether governor can veto the move
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: May 26, 2020 | 8:53 pm

Facing nearly $5 billion shortfall, Pa. lawmakers plan to pass short-term budget

The plan will allow officials to get a clearer picture of the strain placed on Pennsylvania’s finances by efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA


Updated: May 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Wolf warns requests for business waivers could reveal proprietary information as GOP presses court case

Also Thursday, the administration released a list of businesses denied exemptions from the coronavirus shutdown.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa. GOP takes Gov. Tom Wolf to court as it seeks records on controversial business waiver process

The Wolf administration rejected the request on Friday, though it did for the first time release a list of more than 5,000 businesses that were granted waivers.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA
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