Louisiana Lawmakers Call Another COVID-19 Special Session
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers announced Monday that they will convene a special session next week.
The session will address the near-bankruptcy of the state unemployment trust fund, work on Hurricane Laura recovery and try to scale back the governor’s emergency powers in the latest battle over Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus response. Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder released the broad, 70-item outline of what will be debated in the 30-day session that will begin Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. The Republican legislative leaders gathered a majority of signatures from House and Senate members to call the session on their own.
That keeps the Democratic governor from being able to have control over the agenda.
(Story written By MELINDA DESLATTE/AP)