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May 4, 2020, 5:36 PM

Louisiana Lawmakers Move to Suspend Governor’s Emergency Powers

Jennifer Kay
Jennifer Kay
Staff Correspondent

Louisiana’s governor could be temporarily stripped of his power to declare a public health emergency under a measure filed Monday by the Republican leader of the state House of Representatives.

Rep. Blake Miguez is among the GOP legislators who criticized Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) for extending a statewide stay-at-home order through May 15. He filed a resolution (HCR 58) that would suspend Edwards’ authority to declare an emergency related to Covid-19 for 15 days.

“A single, statewide universal order limits the responsibilities and powers of mayors and parish presidents in areas that otherwise might contemplate the reopening ...

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