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The Covid State is Crumbling. State Legislatures Must Continue to Curb Emergency Executive Power




The American people are fed up with the Covid state. Nick Murray writes:

Connecticut and Iowa ended their states of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on February 15th and 16th, respectively. According to Ballotpedia, 26 states still have emergency declarations or public health directives in place, though these declarations confer varying levels of emergency power to each state’s chief executive.

It's likely the last of these dominoes will fall before the end of the calendar year. Just in recent weeks, it has become more apparent that the COVID state is crumbling, both domestically and abroad.

Although most states will have ended their emergencies within the next week, many continue to grapple with finding the proper balance of power between the legislative and executive branches during an emergency.



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  1. Just where in the Illinois state constitution does it grant emergency executive power? The state legislature can’t lawfully grant the executive office extra power, only the Illinois constitution grants the executive office its lawful authority.
    In my opinion, there is no part of the Illinois govt that can command such an unconstitutional mandate for the executive office.