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Ultimately, the state Supreme Court decided the issue. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf rejected a congressional map sent to him by Republicans in the legislature, sending the decision to the high court. Those justices also had the final say on the constitutionality of the state House and Senate maps drawn by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
Bar owners were then disappointed when Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board had to ban cocktails to-go again after the state’s pandemic emergency declaration ended last year. Before that happened, lawmakers tried and failed to fully legalize the drinks. Though a majority in both chambers voted in favor of the idea last summer, it did not receive the final Senate vote it needed to be sent to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.