Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the order was necessary to prevent another statewide shutdown.
The ruling hands the Democratic governor a victory that could come into play this fall should the state see a surge that necessitates another shutdown.
Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PennLive/Patriot-News.With all but one county in Pennsylvania now in the green phase of reopening, public health experts agree that contact tracing is…
Pennsylvania may take a major step toward overseeing the greatest authority afforded police officers, the legal right to harm another person, by requiring that all instances of use of force be tracked and reported.
While Pennsylvania takes its first steps on police reform, other states are far ahead in making misconduct data and records available to the public.
Turzai announced in January he would not seek reelection this fall and would instead pursue a job in the private sector.
The governor told lawmakers the resolution would have “disastrous” consequences should it take effect.
The Wolf administration in May touted widespread testing, but its plan fell short and, as of early June, only 75 of about 1,900 facilities had done it.
Tthe legislature approved a package that would allocate $2.6 billion for a variety of purposes including providing relief to counties and hard-hit long-term care facilities.