Legislature sends bills on virus aid, $25B budget to Wolf

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks with members of the media at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Many state and local governments across the country have suspended public records requirements amid the coronavirus pandemic, denying or delaying access to information that could shed light on key government decisions.

Gov. Tom Wolf will move Lancaster County, as well as the rest of Pennsylvania, into the yellow phase of the state's reopening plan on Friday, June 5, according to Commissioner Josh Parsons.

Parsons said he was on a phone call with Wolf's staff when he was informed of the governor's plan.

"We are already moving forward here, but how many (businesses) will close in those two weeks that could have opened," Parsons tweeted. "How many jobs lost?"

On May 10, 13 local elected Republicans penned a letter to Wolf informing him that they would be moving the county into the yellow phase on May 15. Local Democrats dismissed the move as "illegal" and premature.

Yesterday Commissioner Craig Lehman joined his colleagues in advocating that Wolf move the county to yellow, citing new contracts with Lancaster General Health for contact tracing and testing. 

This story will be updated as it develops.