Pa. Supreme Court Grants Governor Unchecked Emergency Powers

Days before Independence Day, the principle of checks and balances between branches of government was deeply tarnished by the Pa. Supreme Court.

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Occupational Licensing Reform Passes Unanimously, Goes to Wolf

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have come to recognize the inherent unfairness of occupational licensing regulations.

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Commonwealth Foundation Congratulates New House Leadership

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ elected a new leadership team.

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Commonwealth Foundation Congratulates Speaker Cutler

Rep. Bryan Cutler of Lancaster County earned a bi-partisan majority vote to become the next speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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Shutdown Poll: 74% of Pa. Voters Support Relaxing Restrictions on Businesses

A poll of 500 registered voters, conducted by The Polling Company, Inc., found 74% support for proposals to “allow businesses that agree to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing to reopen and rehire workers.” Voters also ranked jobs and the economy as their top priority, even above healthcare

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Commonwealth Foundation Thanks Speaker Mike Turzai

Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai announced that he will resign from his seat in the General Assembly effective June 15.

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Pa. Legislature Votes to End Gov. Wolf's COVID Disaster Declaration

Pa. Legislature passed a resolution to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration with bi-partisan majorities in both chambers.

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New Fed Data Shows Wolf's Shutdown Caused Unemployment Spike

Wolf's overly stringent shutdown and his unwillingness to make needed changes has caused an unemployment crisis.

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Pa. Shutdown Revolt Met with Threats from Governor

Gov. Wolf should apologize for the misguided insults he directed at elected representatives, employers, and workers across Pennsylvania.

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Wolf Makes Reopening Concessions, but Stops Short of Transparency

Senate Bill 613 aimed to replace Wolf’s confusing “life sustaining” definition for business closures, end his secretive waiver system, and initiate planning for a safe and gradual reopening of the state’s economy. 

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