HARRISBURG (AP) – Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and the GOP-controlled Legislature are heading toward a legal clash over the emergency declaration he issued at the beginning of the pandemic. Lawmakers voted to end it, Wolf insisted he holds veto power, and business owners are left in limbo. The Legislature late Tuesday declared an end to Wolf’s 3-month-old emergency declaration. Republicans asserted that House Resolution 836 paves the way for businesses that have been shut down under Wolf’s pandemic restrictions to reopen. Wolf says it does no such thing and the emergency declaration will stand. The dispute will be headed to court.

GOV. TOM WOLF