Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Bill on HS Crowd Size

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Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf on Monday afternoon vetoed a bill that, if passed, would have given individual high schools the power to decide if and how many spectators would be allowed to attend their sporting events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteHouse Bill 2787 passed in the state Senate and House of Representatives earlier this month. Wolf had 10 days to act on the bill, during which he could pass it, veto or not take any action, which would allow it to become law without his signature.

“Schools already have the ability to decide whether they’re going to do sports. As to how many fans they can have or together, I’m always amazed at politicians thinking that they can somehow wave a magic wand and suspend sort of reality. Next I’m waiting for someone to come and suspend the law of gravity," Wolf said Monday, the 10th day since the bill's passage.

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