Pennsylvania State Senate Votes to Partially Lift Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order

The Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would end some restrictions of Governor Tom Wolf’s (D-Penn.) statewide stay-at-home order, according to The Hill.

The senate voted, by a margin of 29-21, to pass Senate Bill 613, which had already passed the state house by a margin of 107-95 on Tuesday. The bill would require that the state government work more closely with the federal government to determine which businesses are allowed to reopen in the coming weeks, in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recent declaration that each state will soon be allowed to reopen its economy based on whether it is safe to do so.

Separately, the senate passed a bill that would give more autonomy to county officials in determining when their local governments can reopen without requiring the state government’s approval.

It is unclear at this point whether or not Governor Wolf will sign the bill, although he has hinted at a desire to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy as soon as possible, having recently met with several other northeastern governors to discuss such a process.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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