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Pa. GOP lawmakers want voters to give them the power to end governor’s emergency orders

The proposed constitutional amendment is the result of long-festering resentment against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over his actions to control the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Pa. Republican lawmaker who marched to the Capitol before the mob attack is facing calls to resign

State Sen. Doug Mastriano was seen in social media photos outside the Capitol before insurrectionists attacked the building.

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Top Pa. lawmakers who rejected election results denounce U.S. Capitol mob

Republican leaders who have called into question the integrity of the election said objections should be handled peacefully and denounced violence at the U.S. Capitol.

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Pa. GOP senators refused to seat a Democrat and removed Lt. Gov. Fetterman from presiding

The new session of the Pennsylvania Senate got off to a chaotic start Tuesday, with Republicans refusing to seat a Democratic senator whose election victory has been certified by the state.

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Frustrated by the Pa. legislature? How obscure rules kill reforms and fuel partisan gridlock

The rules put much of the power in the hands of the majority party, which Democrats and good-government groups said effectively stifles the voices of many Pennsylvanians.

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As coronavirus hits home, Pa. GOP shifts messaging but still rejects mandates

Still, at least two Republican lawmakers said Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 diagnosis was proof masks and other mitigation efforts don’t work.

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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for the coronavirus, other officials in quarantine

“During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Wolf said in a Wednesday statement.

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GOP leadership silent after Pa. senator tests positive for COVID-19 after maskless election event

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are surging, making mitigation efforts like wearing masks and not gathering in small spaces more important than ever.

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In rare move, bipartisan panel rejects Pa. House request to audit 2020 election

In voting down the measure, the panel’s two Democrats said the audit would be duplicative of one already required by law.

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Pa. budget doesn’t raise taxes or bail out industries hit by the coronavirus

House lawmakers were forced to vote remotely after additional COVID-19 cases were identified in the Capitol, sources said.