For those of you reading this blog for school masking updates, there’s likely going to be more information tomorrow. For today, I’ve been working on posting information about hunting privileges for a long time and wanted to get this article up. Here are the key takeaways from this article: Your hunting privileges can be … Continue reading Advice to Hunters- 2021 Edition
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Four Approaches to the Current School Masking Order
Over the past three days, 4 distinct approaches have formed to addressing the school masking orders. I encourage you to consider these and choose the best approach(es) for your children. Send in an ‘Exception” Note PennRidge School District in Bucks County proposed something yesterday that I hadn’t originally thought was viable. https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2021/09/03/pennridge-emails-exemption-forms-before-wolfs-mask-mandate-takes-effect/5711461001/ The District is … Continue reading Four Approaches to the Current School Masking Order
Focus on the Positive
I've spent the last couple days hearing from a lot of parents and school officials about the new Department of Health Order. I know that they have a number of things in the works. I was so pleased today to see this article about the Hamburg School District in Berks County: https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/berks/hamburg-superintendent-i-dont-know-what-to-do-about-school-mask-mandate/article_063778fe-0c7e-11ec-9dde-9b6d8a379c2e.html Hamburg School District … Continue reading Focus on the Positive
The Illegality of the New School Mask Mandate
As I think everyone is aware, the Governor has acted with the Department of Health in issuing a new mask order for schools. For those that have not read the order, it can be found here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/Order%20of%20the%20Acting%20Secretary%20Directing%20Face%20Coverings%20in%20Schools.pdf For anyone who had any doubt of Governor’s Wolf’s moral and ethical failings as a leader, he has … Continue reading The Illegality of the New School Mask Mandate
The Governor’s New Shutdown Order – Considerations for Restaurants
The Governor has once again chosen to hit restaurants and liquor license holders. This time he’s hit them at their most critical time of the year. From talking with dozens of restaurant and bar owners, if you close now, you will likely end up bankrupt and/or permanently closed. My analysis has not changed. I continue to … Continue reading The Governor’s New Shutdown Order – Considerations for Restaurants
A Plan for Municipal Ordinances to Deal with COVID-19
According to the news this morning, several counties are now considering backing down on their plans to reopen after Governor Wolf's threats yesterday. For that reason, NOW is the time for you to contact your county and municipal government. These officials need to know that they have your support if they challenge the Governor. … Continue reading A Plan for Municipal Ordinances to Deal with COVID-19
May 11, 2020 – The Day Governor Wolf Lost Control of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
May 11, 2020 will go down in history as the day the Governor Wolf lost control of the state. In a series of statements today, Governor Wolf called the counties seeking to reopen against his wishes “cowardly.” He stated that businesses who reopen against his wishes could face loss of licenses, certificates of occupancy and … Continue reading May 11, 2020 – The Day Governor Wolf Lost Control of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Berks County Commissioners Seek to Reopen Berks County in Defiance of Governor Wolf’s Quarantine Order – But Is It Lawful?
In a stunning move, the Berks County Commissioners are discussing their own plan to reopen Berks County; a plan that will apparently not include Governor Wolf. The legal question is, assuming, arguendo, that the Governor's order is lawful, can County Commissioners enter an order that would be contrary to the Governor’s order and reopen the … Continue reading Berks County Commissioners Seek to Reopen Berks County in Defiance of Governor Wolf’s Quarantine Order – But Is It Lawful?
Governor Wolf and Attorney General Shapiro Attempt to Prohibit Evictions and Foreclosures
Today the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Attorney General took the outrageous step of attempting to prohibit evictions and foreclosures until July 10, 2020. This move is a violation of basic separation of powers principles that you may remember from 6th Grade Social Studies. The Governor and Attorney General are both members of the … Continue reading Governor Wolf and Attorney General Shapiro Attempt to Prohibit Evictions and Foreclosures
Landlord-Tenant Eviction Process and Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An unprecedented time in Pennsylvania law will be occurring in the next few weeks. For the past six weeks, Pennsylvania has been under work restrictions which have led to record numbers of employees being laid off or furloughed. This has led to tremendous numbers of tenants who have not paid rent for April or May. … Continue reading Landlord-Tenant Eviction Process and Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic