As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies.

Source: Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors’ emergency power

In my state, the Governor can unilaterally (and did) declare a state of emergency lasting 60 days, renewable by the Governor, indefinitely (which she has done) every 60 days – without any consultation from the Legislature. Literally, without public input.

It is understandable that there be a 30- or 60-day declaration of emergency in certain situations; however, it seems that after that, consultation with the public should be restored as part of ongoing emergency efforts.

By EdwardM