The General Assembly has approved a concurrent resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s shutdown order signed in March, and extended earlier this month, launching a battle that will be decided in the courts. The governor has threatened to veto the resolution, but lawmakers who backed it insist he has no say over it; their approval alone makes it the law of the land.
The following can be attributed to David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association in response to Governor Wolf’s executive order, dated April 8, 2020, allowing for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with Commonwealth agencies to “commandeer… personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, and other medical resources located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
Harrisburg, PA – On April 4 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal, which will mobilize manufacturers that are producing COVID-19-related products and supplies or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies.