Wolf business waiver program inconsistent and could be gamed, audit finds

BY: - September 14, 2021

The report, however, ruled out any foul play, Auditor General Tim DeFoor's office concluded

DePasquale: Business reopening waivers from Wolf admin ‘not a level playing field’

BY: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf’s waiver process, which allowed select businesses to reopen during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, was a “subjective process built on shifting sands of changing guidance” that could be gamed, according to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The initial findings come five months after DePasquale, a Democrat, announced he would review […]

Search the list: The Pa. businesses that sought waivers from Wolf’s shutdown order

BY: - May 26, 2020

The Wolf administration began releasing the names of those businesses this month, facing mounting public pressure to make the information available.

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open

BY: - May 14, 2020

Six days after releasing a list of Pennsylvania businesses approved to operate during COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has released another round of business that applied to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate panel asks Commonwealth Court to force Wolf to release waivers

BY: - May 11, 2020

The petition filed Monday would force Wolf to comply with the subpoena a Senate committee issued last month, seeking details about the 42,000-plus requests for business waivers

Alito orders Wolf to respond to business shutdown lawsuit

BY: - May 1, 2020

According to media reports, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has ordered Wolf respond to the petition, brought by a trio  of businesses across the commonwealth that included a  real estate agent, a golf course and a laundromat — as well as a suburban Pittsburgh GOP state House hopeful.

DePasquale announces audit, Senate serves subpoena as pressure increases to open up Wolf’s waiver

BY: - April 30, 2020

The move forces Gov. Tom Wolf to shed light on how his administration decided which businesses could open and which would remain closed to prevent the spread of the disease.


Pa. Senate panel to consider motion to subpoena Wolf waiver documents | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 30, 2020

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency in the way the Wolf administration awarded waivers that have allowed non-essential businesses to keep operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Senate panel is slated to vote today on subpoenas to force the release of those documents. In a statement released […]