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  • Pa. lawmakers speed bill to limit a governor’s disaster powers

    01/22/2021 6:20:06 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 January A.D. 2021 | Staff
    The Republican-controlled Legislature on Friday took another step in the drive to strip future governors of some of their constitutional authority under emergency declarations, and give lawmakers more control over the declarations. The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved it on a party-line basis, 7-4. Passage by both the House and Senate before Feb. 18 can ensure that it gets on Pennsylvania’s May 18 primary ballot when it can go to voters for a final decision in a statewide referendum. The measure arises from Republican lawmakers’ strident disagreement with how Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has handled the...
  • Judge blocks dramatic overhaul of U.S. asylum system from taking effect

    01/08/2021 11:32:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 08 Jan 2021 | Mimi Dwyer
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in California on Friday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would have dramatically reshaped the U.S. asylum system and restricted asylum eligibility for immigrants seeking refuge in the United States. The injunction undermines the Trump administration's last-minute efforts to solidify its hardline immigration policies before U.S. president-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month. U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California granted an injunction sought by immigrant advocacy groups seeking to block the rule, which the Trump administration published on Dec. 11 and was set to...
  • ‘President Trump’s supporters attempted a coup’: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf on U.S. Capitol attack

    01/06/2021 3:36:21 PM PST · by lightman · 115 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 January A.D. 2021 | Teresa Bonner
    Gov. Tom Wolf issued this statement Wednesday afternoon condemning the violence in Washington, D.C.: “Today, President Trump’s supporters attempted a coup. This was the direct result of a deliberate disinformation campaign by Republicans from the President down to legislators in Pennsylvania. They lied about the results of the election. They lied about voter fraud. They lied about my administration and other governors. They lied about the administration of the election here in Pennsylvania and across the country. On November 3, we had a remarkably well-run election despite historic challenges. “Eight of the nine Republican members of Congress from Pennsylvania lied...
  • Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf explains why he lifted temporary COVID-19 restrictions on businesses

    12/30/2020 11:41:54 AM PST · by lightman · 20 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 30 December A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that he will lift some temporary restrictions on Pennsylvania businesses, including a suspension of indoor dining at restaurants, on Jan. 4. The news conference comes days before restrictions the governor has imposed on businesses are slated to expire. Wolf said those measures will indeed end on the scheduled expiration date of Jan. 4. Earlier this month, Wolf imposed temporary restrictions on businesses, including a three-week ban on indoor dining at restaurants. Wolf also has ordered the closure of entertainment venues, including casinos, theaters and concert halls. Retailers and most other businesses are restricted to 50%...
  • Pennsylvania holds off on joining regional program to cap emissions from cars, trucks by raising fuel costs

    12/21/2020 5:10:02 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 21 Decenber A.D. 2020 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf declined Monday to sign on to a multi-state program designed to impose a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The Transportation & Climate Initiative aims to reduce emissions but also carried the likelihood of higher gas prices at the pump in participating states. Other governors also opted against signing onto the initiative. But Wolf’s move isn’t necessarily a permanent rejection of the concept. “Governor Wolf is supportive of cap and invest programs as a cost-effective means to reduce pollution and recognizes transportation as the third highest category of CO2 emissions in Pennsylvania,” his office...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf Threatens to Fine at Least 150 Pennsylvania Restaurants for Operating Despite Shutdown Orders

    12/17/2020 8:38:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf (D), has threatened at least 150 restaurants with fines for operating after the governor again shut down indoor dining last week. Last week, Wolf announced a set of mitigation strategies to curb the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, which suspends indoor dining at “bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events” until January 4, 2021. The order also prohibits private gatherings of more than ten people, though it excludes places of worship. However, it urges churches, synagogues, and mosques to “find alternative methods.” Additionally, outdoor gatherings are capped...
  • Gov. Wolf, N.J. Gov. Murphy, make plea for federal COVID-19 aid

    12/14/2020 12:38:10 PM PST · by lightman · 26 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 14 December A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey joined forces Monday, calling for the federal government to pass a COVID-19 relief package that contains state and local aid to give millions of Americans the help they need during this second surge of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf made the case in a virtual press conference Monday morning that state and local aid is a necessary component of any potential relief package and say it is Sen Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s obstruction of meaningful relief that is jeopardizing essential jobs and services and...
  • At least 4 restaurants in central Pa. are defying Gov. Wolf’s shutdown of indoor dining this weekend

    12/11/2020 4:39:57 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 December A.D. 2020 | Julia Hatmaker
    Governor Tom Wolf says to close, but at least four restaurants are saying “no.” Taste of Sicily and Babe’s Grill House in Palmyra, along with Kuppy’s Diner in Middletown and Fenicci’s of Hershey have all publicly announced their intentions to remain open for indoor dining over the weekend. The Wolf administration unveiled new coronavirus restrictions on Dec. 10. The restrictions go into effect on Dec. 12 and include the closure of indoor dining. But some restaurant owners objected to the shutdown order and the short notice. Phil Guarno, owner of Fenicci’s of Hershey, said that because Governor Wolf’s office had...
  • One day after Pa. casino execs send a letter to Wolf pushing to stay open, he shuts them down

    12/10/2020 5:26:40 PM PST · by lightman · 17 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | Jana Benscoter
    Despite a plea from Penn National Gaming to keep casinos open, Gov. Tom Wolf went ahead with his anticipated temporary shutdown announcement Thursday, saying no dice to the entertainment industry for the remainder of 2020 and into early 2021. His order requires casinos, along with theaters, concert venues, museums, movie theaters, arcades, bowling alleys, private clubs, and all other similar entertainment operations to cease operating as of 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 12 and ending at 8 a.m. on Jan. 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has marked movie theaters and other indoor settings as “higher-risk activities” for contracting...
  • ‘Different animal’ of COVID-19 surge drives new business restrictions in Pa.

    12/10/2020 4:30:04 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | David Wenner
    A record-run of COVID-19 deaths and research showing substantial virus spread in places such as restaurants and gyms are behind new restrictions aimed at slowing the disease which killed nearly 1,100 in the past week in Pennsylvania. “This surge is a completely different animal than we talked about this spring,” said Dr. Chris DeFlitch, an emergency room doctor at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “The number of patients, the variety of patients, the number of patients who are at home positive, the number of patients that are in hospitals and ICU positive, is significant.” DeFlitch was among...
  • Too little or too much? Reaction varies to Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s new COVID-19 mitigation orders

    12/10/2020 3:58:33 PM PST · by lightman · 11 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    With Pennsylvania’s COVID-19-related deaths hitting their highest point in the last two days since the pandemic began and the number of new cases consistently topping 10,000 each day, Gov. Tom Wolf and state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine are imploring the state’s residents to hit a three-week pause on certain activities. Among them, they are banning indoor dining at bars and restaurants, halting school sports and activities, and prohibiting entertainment venues such as casinos, theaters and bowling alleys from being open starting this Saturday until 8 a.m. on Jan. 4. Tom Wolf has now tested negative for the coronavirus following...
  • Classroom instruction can continue at Pa. schools despite new coronavirus orders tied to indoor gatherings

    12/10/2020 2:49:07 PM PST · by lightman · 14 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced a number of new coronavirus mitigation efforts on Thursday, but they won’t impact classroom learning. The restrictions that go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and last until 8 a.m. on Jan. 4 include, among many other things, a ban on indoor gatherings of 10 people or more. The order signed by Wolf, however, specifically addresses school settings. “Classroom instruction by school entities is not a “gathering” or “event” for purposes of this Order,” it reads. “Nor is a meeting of electors, including any preparation, to perform...
  • No more indoor dining, casinos and theaters will close and new limits on retailers: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf

    12/10/2020 1:38:08 PM PST · by lightman · 46 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Gov. Tom Wolf announced new steps Thursday to combat the surge in coronavirus cases, including measures to prohibit indoor dining in restaurants, the closure of casinos and theaters and a temporary halt to scholastic sports. In a news conference, Wolf said he is imposing other limits on all businesses serving the public, capping retailers, barber shops and salons and other businesses to 50% of indoor occupancy limits. Gyms and fitness centers can offer outdoor classes but cannot offer indoor operations. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people, the governor’s office said, but churches and other houses of worship are exempt...
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for COVID-19

    12/09/2020 12:19:31 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 85 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 9, 2020
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf just announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Wolf said he is in isolation at home. He released the following statement: “During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Frances has been tested and, as we await the result, is quarantining at home with me. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all of my duties remotely, as many are doing during the pandemic.
  • Pennsylvania governor tests positive for COVID-19

    12/09/2020 1:16:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/9/2021 | MSN
    Well, he was right. Masks are for political theater! The state's first lady, Frances Wolf, was waiting for the results of her test to come back, the governor said. The Wolfs are quarantining at home. The governor learned of his positive test result following what he said was a routine test Tuesday. He said he was continuing to perform his duties remotely. "My positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID, that following all precautions as I have done is not a guarantee, but it is what we know to be vital to stopping the spread...
  • Pa. nursing homes sue Wolf administration for $153 million in federal funds they claim belongs to them

    12/08/2020 11:23:32 AM PST · by lightman · 7 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 December A.D. 2020 | Jan Murphy
    Three organizations representing nearly 700 Pennsylvania’s nursing homes are suing Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration in what they term is a fight for some of the facilities’ survival and to protect their residents and staff against the coronavirus. The lawsuit filed on Monday in Commonwealth Court demands the administration direct the more than $153 million allocated to Pennsylvania through the first federal stimulus package, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, to these health providers that care for tens of thousands of the state’s older and vulnerable residents. In Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health reported on Tuesday there are 40,541 resident...
  • In Pa., 66 of 67 counties now seeing substantial spread of coronavirus

    12/07/2020 9:53:39 AM PST · by lightman · 43 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 7 December A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Nearly all of Pennsylvania’s counties are seeing substantial spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Monday. The Wolf administration said 66 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have seen substantial spread of COVID-19. It’s the second week in a row that all but one of the state’s counties has shown substantial spread of the coronavirus. Statewide, the rate of positive tests for the coronavirus has risen to 14.4%, up from 11.7% last week. Flourish logoA Flourish chart Click here if you cannot see the graphic. The state has regularly eclipsed highs for new COVID-19 cases in recent days. On Saturday,...
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Says No Special Session Needed, ‘Time to Move on’ From Election

    12/04/2020 6:57:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 57 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 4, 2020 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said on Dec. 4 that there’s “absolutely no reason” for the state legislators to call a special session to resolve election issues. “We had a free and fair election and now it’s time to move on,” Wolf, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter. On Dec. 3, Republican state legislators in the Keystone State called on Wolf to convene a special session to swear in new members and “organize immediately in order to be actively engaged in continued oversight of this election to ensure the integrity of the process.” The Pennsylvania 2020 legislative session ended on Nov. 30...
  • Nearly 4,000 hospitalized with COVID-19 as Pa. reports 6,669 new cases in a day

    11/24/2020 9:09:46 AM PST · by lightman · 51 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 24 November A.D. 2020 | Claudia Dimuro
    By | cdimuro@pennlive.com The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that there were 6,669 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 321,070. There are 9,951 deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 81. Currently, 3,897 patients are hospitalized with the disease. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients within the same demographic. The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Nov. 17 and Nov. 23 is 405,883 with 49,539 positive cases. There were 38,668 test results reported to the department through 10...
  • Defensive Wolf Shooting: Washington State Sheriff says Carry a Gun

    11/12/2020 4:05:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 10 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Wolves from game camera in Wisconsin, courtesy Dean Weingarten On 7 October 2020, a Coleville, Washington man was checking game cameras in the area near Rocky Creek Road. The sun had set seven minutes earlier, but the sky was clear. The fading glow from the sun, in a clear sky, illuminated the woods. There was no wind. As he approached a game camera in an area outside of cell phone coverage, he felt as if eyes were upon him. Looking ahead, he saw wolves 30 yards away. The pack showed members 30 yards ahead of him, to the sides, and...