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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 04:03 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf cited his emergency powers to withhold millions from a Pa. county. Now it's suing.

HARRISBURG — A Central Pennsylvania county is suing Gov. Tom Wolf for nearly $13 million in coronavirus relief funding, claiming the governor overstepped his authority by withholding the money after local commissioners defied his state shutdown.

The lawsuit represents yet another test of Wolf’s emergency powers, which have been unsuccessfully challenged several times since the governor issued a disaster declaration this spring.

In May, Lebanon County’s commissioners voted 2-1 to buck the Wolf administration and lift state-mandated restrictions without permission. The governor had warned such a decision could jeopardize a county’s share of federal discretionary dollars for relief efforts.

“These folks are choosing to desert in the face of the enemy in the middle of a war that we Pennsylvanians are winning — and that we must win,” Wolf said at the time.

Read more: https://www.theintell.com/news/20200722/gov-tom-wolf-cited-his-emergency-powers-to-withhold-millions-from-pa-county-now-itrsquos-suing

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TexasTowelie Jul 2020 OP
jorgevlorgan Jul 2020 #1
Butterflylady Jul 2020 #2

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 07:12 AM

1. Dumbasses want it both ways

They want the money but clearly dont want to use it for what it is intended for. Aren't Republicans the stalwarts for means testing? They should know how this works
Fucking morons

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:33 AM

2. Well if rep. Russ Diamond had kept his mouth shut

They could have gotten their money.

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