In an underreported move last week, Pennsylvania voters rebuked their shutdown-happy governor, Democrat Tom Wolf.
Two amendments to the state constitution severely limiting the governor’s power were passed by the electorate. The first allows the Pennsylvania assembly (which is heavily Republican) to terminate a governor’s emergency declaration without the governor’s signature.
The second limits an emergency declaration to just 21 days, unless the legislature votes to extend it.
In July of 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is dominated by left-leaning justices, had voided a resolution by the legislature to terminate the state of emergency declared by Wolf, which he had used to dictate some of America’s most severe Covid-related lockdowns and mask mandates.