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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

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 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

Updated: July 14, 2020 | 5:58 pm

Wolf, legislature draw closer to more tax breaks for the natural gas industry

The compromise measure lowers the size of the tax break from more than $1 billion to $670 million over 25 years.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. issues new eviction moratorium after fears rent relief would be too slow

Advocates say the order, which puts evictions on ice until Aug. 31, gives the state’s new rental assistance program more time to reach those who need help.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Wolf will officially veto GOP effort to end coronavirus emergency

The state supreme court sided with Wolf in a ruling last week.
By Benjamin Pontz

Pa. court backs Wolf on emergency powers as governor expands mask mandate

Also: Legislature eyes crackdown on fireworks
By Ed Mahon