HARRISBURG – A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in PA was presented to Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday for his signature. The termination was delayed after the Wolf Administration took legal action to block the implementation of House Resolution 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly. House and Senate Republican leaders say they believe it’s their duty as the elected voices of the people of PA to continue to do everything in their power to help the state rebuild and recover. The presentment is part of that process and it is by no means the end of their efforts. The transmittal of the resolution was done in accordance with a divided 4-3 decision by the PA Supreme Court based on procedural issues. Importantly, the court noted that “We express no opinion as to whether the Governor’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes wise or sound policy.” The governor is expected not to approve it.

GOV. TOM WOLF