State GOP HEROICALLY Makes Big Push To Curb State’s Sick COVID Lockdown Powers! staff January 10, 2021 Uncategorized You Might Like When I was a kid, I would ask my parents a lot of questions about how the world was supposed to work on long car rides. The explanation about financing and how credit cards worked was an interesting one. I also asked them exactly the stuff that the government could tell us to do that we really couldn’t do anything about. They would tell me this and I would sit astonished that there were so many things that we didn’t have control over. One of the things that I would never have thought of that the government could actually do was that they could shut your electricity off simply because you had to many people over to your house. Let’s face it people, the government is using the COVID situation right now to test how much people are willing to let them do without doing anything back. Kentucky’s Republican supermajority plans to move quickly on several bills they unveiled Tuesday to curb executive powers, all while Gov. Andy Beshear continues to manage the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. “I think it’s important to get in here and do work,” said Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect. “There’s obviously a lot that’s going on right now, that needs to be addressed, and we have a very, very short time to address those things.” Red states fight for liberty during COVID-19 lockdowns The newly drafted bills in Kentucky include: Senate Bill 1, which would require a governor to get the legislature’s permission to extend a state of emergency beyond 30 days. 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. Democrats oppose the measures but have too small a minority to stop them. 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. Read More Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.