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Attempt to override Gov. Wolf’s veto of school sports spectator bill fails

HARRISBURG – A vote to override Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787 has failed in the Pennsylvania House.

House Bill 2787 would have allowed local school districts to make their own decisions about how many spectators could attend high school sports games.

Gov. Wolf vetoed the bill on Monday, saying it would allow people to congregate, which could potentially further the spread of COVID-19. Wednesday afternoon, House lawmakers attempted to override that veto. They needed a two-thirds vote to do so, and the magic number was 136. But only 130 ended up voting in favor of the veto.

House Bill 2787 passed the House earlier this month by a vote of 155 to 47. 46 of those votes came from Democrats. But some of those same lawmakers supported the Governor and voted against overriding his veto.

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