msn.com 14 Jan, 2021 10:30 am

Delaware Republicans seek to limit Gov. John Carney's powers in response to COVID-19 restrictions

The bill is a direct response to the statewide restrictions that Gov. John Carney has issued since March to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

John Carney's powers to issue statewide restrictions following a 10-month state of emergency order to limit the spread of COVID-19.Right now, the governor can renew a state of emergency order without  lawmakers' approval.p House Bill 49 is a direct response to the state of emergency order that Carney first issued in mid-March and is still in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state.strong Ex-Delaware attorney general says Trump not responsible for Capitol siege Carney has consistently said that his state of emergency order restrictions are based on science and are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 in order to avoid overwhelming hospitals and prevent deaths.

In November, Carney won re-election with 59 percent of the vote against his Republican opponent, attorney Julianne Murray, whose main campaign promise was to do away with his state of emergency order.Here's her agenda as a lawmaker The bill also says that an emergency order that isn't weather-related and is issued within six months of a similar emergency order has to be approved by the General Assembly.

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