HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) today in Harrisburg issued the following statement after the Commonwealth Court dismissed the acting secretary of Health’s school masking mandate:
“I’m pleased the Commonwealth Court struck down the Wolf administration’s school mask mandate and returned the decision-making authority to parents and local school boards. The court’s decision reasserts the importance of following the state Constitution and regulation-making process. Gov. Tom Wolf and his appointees do not have the authority to enact broad mandates like the statewide school mask rule.
“Voters in May approved several ballot questions essentially calling on the governor to work with legislators to address emergency situations. The governor and his administration continue to attempt to go over, around or below the constitutional and legal process rather than working with the General Assembly. I hope for the sake of every Pennsylvanian he’s been elected to serve that Gov. Wolf will reevaluate his approach and begin to work with the General Assembly.”
Representative Brad Roae
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing