County leaders across Southwestern Pennsylvania are trying to convince Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to begin reopening as soon as possible — regardless of what is going on in Allegheny, the most populated area of the region, which also has its highest number of coronavirus cases.
On Monday, 37 county commissioners and state lawmakers representing the nine counties surrounding Allegheny County met in an online Zoom call to discuss strategies to persuade Wolf. They followed up with letters to the governor.
Commissioners from Butler, Fayette, Greene and Washington said they are so frustrated by the lack of communication from Harrisburg and inconsistencies in its actions that they are prepared to support legal action against the state by their residents and business owners.