HARRISBURG (AP) – Lebanon County has filed suit to compel Gov. Tom Wolf to release $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief funding that he withheld after county leaders defied his shutdown orders. Wolf withheld nearly $12.8 million in funding after local Republican leaders voted in mid-May to lift pandemic restrictions in defiance of the Democrat governor. The lawsuit, filed in Lebanon County Court, says Wolf had no legal right to withhold funding appropriated by the legislature. The suit accuses him of a “gross abuse of power” and acting like a “de facto King.”

GOV. TOM WOLF