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GOP lawmakers trying to overturn stay-at-home order

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 13:22:23-04

Associated Press

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.

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