BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are bristling at Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to extend Louisiana’s stay-at-home order through May 15.
They’re considering the extraordinary step of trying to override the Democratic governor’s emergency decision-making about the state’s coronavirus outbreak.
Edwards is in Washington for a Wednesday meeting with President Donald Trump about Louisiana’s response to the COVID-19 disease.
Meanwhile, some GOP legislators — primarily in the House — are trying to rally support for a rare legal maneuver that would allow them to overturn possibly some or all of the governor’s disaster orders and proclamations.