Op-Ed: Voters can limit the power of the governor on May 18

Originally published in PennLive.

For more than a year, Pennsylvania communities have endured Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic leadership. When Wolf declared a state of emergency last March, he gave himself unilateral powers to create and suspend law without legislative consent.

Over time, this executive authority—resulting in erratic business closures and indefinite restrictions—has deeply disrupted Pennsylvanians’ lives. The consequences are most evident in households struggling to balance work with children’s education, or among local small business owners, who remain uncertain if they can stay afloat.

One year is too long for one person to wield such extraordinary authority.

On May 18, Pennsylvania voters will have an opportunity to end this status quo. In the primary, two constitutional amendments will appear on the ballot for approval. One limits…

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