HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation that would give school districts authority to decide whether and how to conduct sports during the 2020-21 school year. House Bill 2787 passed the state Senate Wednesday. Wolf’s office said it was unnecessary since districts already control decisions on school sports and suggested that it was irresponsible because it would allow districts to green-light big crowds at sporting events that help spread the virus. Wolf has ordered crowds at school sports kept to limits of 25 people indoors and 250 people outdoors.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s pen will also veto a measure to prevent his administration from imposing controls on greenhouse gas emissions without lawmakers’ permission. The bill, backed by blue-collar labor unions, the coal industry, and manufacturers, is aimed at the centerpiece of Wolf’s climate-change agenda, joining a multi-state consortium that sets a price and declining caps on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

GOV. TOM WOLF