After multiple attempts to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, Republicans in the General Assembly got their long-sought victory on Thursday when they voted to permanently end the emergency declaration. Although the resolution’s sponsor, Kerry Benninghoff, said lawmakers were speaking on behalf of Pennsylvanians who gave the legislature newfound emergency powers, it’s a personal victory for Benninghoff as well, who authored the language that ended Wolf’s emergency declaration – once and for all. But while Republicans came away with a symbolic victory – some of Wolf’s actions under the declaration, like suspended and waived regulations, will remain in place, because… well… Republicans actually liked them.
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