State Republican state lawmakers are trying to allow some businesses to re-open

Written by on April 7, 2020

State Republican state lawmakers are trying to allow some businesses to re-open

By  Ed Mahon, PA Post

April 7, 2020

A sign hangs in the door of Madcap & Company, a novelty store in Lancaster, Pa. (Russ Walker / PA Post)

Republican state lawmakers are moving forward with plans to allow more businesses in Pennsylvania to open their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Legislation sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai would allow residential and commercial construction projects to continue if workers follow precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Democrats like Representative Kevin Boyle of Philadelphia object.

He says the measure creates too much of a health risk.

“The number one concern we must have as state lawmakers is getting rid of the pandemic, getting it under control. Then we can focus in on the economy,” said Boyle.

The bill has passed out of the House State Government Committee and now moves to the full chamber.

Governor Tom Wolf opposes the measure. 


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