Republicans push back against tyrannical governors
The bills, unveiled on the first day of the 2021 General Assembly, are already receiving hearings in the first days of the session and Republican leaders have said they may call in lawmakers on Saturday and cancel next week’s planned break to pass them as soon as possible.
Red states fight for liberty during COVID-19 lockdowns
The newly drafted bills in Kentucky include:
Senate Bill 2, which would require more public input and give lawmakers more oversight of emergency administrative regulations.
House Bill 1, which would allow any business that’s meeting the CDC guidelines to continue to operate during a state of emergency.
House Bill 5, which would prohibit Kentucky’s governor from reorganizing boards and commissions.
Senate President Robert Stivers said the effort to limit the governor’s powers isn’t necessarily directed at Beshear himself, but more of a institutional situation. He said he would like to see Beshear engage in the discussions.
Beshear, for his own part, said that he isn’t paying too much attention to the ongoing discussions at the legislature. He said his main focus is COVID-19 vaccine distribution.