HARRISBURG (AP) – Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf is asking the PA Supreme Court to intervene in his dispute with legislative Republicans who are trying to end pandemic restrictions he imposed in March to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Republican majorities in the PA House and Senate, with a few Democrats in support, voted last week to end the state’s emergency disaster declaration that Wolf has used to shut down “non-life-sustaining” businesses. Wolf asked the state’s high court to uphold the shutdown. Senate Republicans said they’re pleased that the Court has recognized the urgency of this matter and will be expediting review of the case. Meanwhile, the governor also has loosened restrictions on eight more counties, including Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike, and Schuylkill. They are moving from yellow to green effective on Friday, June 19.

GOV. TOM WOLF