Emergency powers should be curtailed
February 24, 2022
It’s been three weeks since I testified in writing on Senate Bill 5909 before a state Senate committee Jan. 28.
At that time, my testimony facetiously pointed out the measure that purportedly would limit gubernatorial powers was a “step in the right direction” that accomplished nothing.
Nothing has changed since that testimony.
Proponents tell us the bill would make it possible for the legislative leadership — the majority and minority leaders in the House and Senate — to end a governor’s emergency order after 90 days if the Legislature is not in session. But they don’t tell...