Pennsylvania’s Wolf begins to feel pressure from fellow Dems over restrictions: report – By Edmund DeMarche (FOX News) / May 22 2020
Some Democrats in Pennslyvania are reportedly beginning to put some pressure on Gov. Tom Wolf about the state’s reopening process two months after his office issued a stay-at-home order.
The Philadelphia Inquirer pointed to a few recent instances where Democrats seemed eager to see bigger steps in the state’s reopening, including a letter from State. Sen. Maria Collett that relayed some frustrations of residents in Montgomery County.
The Tuesday letter informed Wolf that many in her county have seen little evidence that Wolf’s administration “recognizes and sympathizes with the added physical, emotional, and financial suffering they are facing as a result of our prolonged stay-at-home conditions, which you know.”
Wolf has maintained that his top priority is safety, but like other states, residents have suffered financially from coronavirus guidelines.
About 2 million Pennsylvania residents have lost their jobs since mid-March. Food and milk giveaways draw long lines. Some people have gone two months without money because of the state’s problem-plagued online unemployment benefits portal.