Lawmakers Seek Long-Term Limit on Governors’ Emergency Power

The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity limits that have been common during the pandemic. Many proposals seek to fundamentally shift power away from governors and toward lawmakers the next time there is a virus outbreak, terrorist attack or natural disaster.

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Wisconsin Legislature Backtracks on Repealing Coronavirus Emergency

Wisconsin Republicans on Thursday abruptly dropped plans to terminate a public health emergency the Democratic governor declared over the coronavirus pandemic when it came to light that millions of dollars in federal food stamp funds would be jeopardized if they went through with it.

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House Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Plan to Deal With an Incapacitated President

Pulling one of the last arrows in a quiver carried by Democrats increasingly disarmed of late by President Donald Trump’s behavior since his Covid-19 diagnosis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced legislation triggering the first steps of reviewing a president’s fitness for office as provided by the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

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Wisconsin Governor Limits Public Gatherings Amid Covid Surge

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor issued a new emergency order Tuesday limiting capacity at public gatherings and a variety of businesses in response to a recent surge of coronavirus cases in the Badger State, a move that is virtually guaranteed to be challenged in court by Republicans.

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