Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf News

Pennsylvania Governor Strikes Down Bill That Would Have Limited COVID-19 Lawsuits

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have expanded liability protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits for various businesses and entities in the state as they continue to grapple with coronavirus restrictions. House Bill 1737 was initially introduced by …

High Court to Decide Lawsuit Seeking End to Pennsylvania Disaster Order

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday granted the Democratic governor’s request and took over a lawsuit by legislative Republicans that could end his pandemic shutdown order. The Supreme Court announced it will decide the case filed by Senate Republicans, seeking to …

Fires Set and Stores Damaged in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Protests

Thousands of people gathered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Saturday to protest the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, but the peaceful demonstrations later turned violent with police cars set ablaze and protesters smashing store windows and journalists attacked. Both …

Police, Regulators Target Pennsylvania Businesses Flouting Wolf Shutdown

Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Governor Tom Wolf’s closure of …

Pennsylvania Governor Places Seven More Counties Under Stay-Home Order

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf added seven more counties to his order to stay at home as the new virus expanded its reach and Pennsylvania reported another big jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. Wolf told residents of Lebanon, Franklin, …

Penn. Governor Wolf Wants Power Plant Emission Plan to Fight Climate Change

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The Democratic governor’s move …

Disaster Relief Approved for Pennsylvania Areas Affected by August Storm

Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding Pennsylvania counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Friday those areas have been approved for disaster relief to repair damage caused …

Pennsylvania Blocked Again in Bid to Take Insurer’s Cash

A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort. U.S. District Judge …

Pennsylvania Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide

A number of Philadelphia-area law firms are setting up practices to serve the cannabis industry despite concerns of an uncertain future. Many of the city’s biggest law firms – including Duane Morris, Fox Rothschild and Cozen O’Connor – have recently …

Most Residents Allowed Home After Pennsylvania Derailment

Most residents were being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town, authorities said. Tests on air quality led the railroad CSX, an incident management …