Louisiana Legislature about to Mutiny?

It’s Now A Flood Of Legislators Demanding An End To The Louisiana Shutdown

By Scott McKay

It’s increasingly possible that the matter of ending the shutdown will be taken out of Edwards’ hands. In private conversations, legislators have been debating a heretofore-obscure provision in state law which could reopen Louisiana’s economy. La.R.S. 29:724(B)(2) provides, in pertinent part, that…

(2) The legislature, by petition signed by a majority of the surviving members of either house, may terminate a state of disaster or emergency at any time. This petition terminating the state of emergency or disaster may establish a period during which no other declaration of emergency or disaster may be issued. Thereupon, the governor shall issue an executive order or proclamation ending the state of disaster or emergency.

Word has it that the Legislature is planning on reconvening its 2020 regular session on Monday, May 4. If Edwards attempts to prevent that session from reopening, don’t be surprised to see section 2 of La. R.S. 29:724(B)(2) invoked and the governor’s shutdown power wrested away. An indication the Legislature is ready to lead came last week, when a far more robust economic recovery task force was appointed by House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez.

It’s not hard to see that a major political fight is coming over the end of the shutdown. It isn’t a fight Edwards can win. He’s going to have to release his stranglehold on the state’s economy soon, or face a backlash which will color the rest of his term of office.


16 Responses to “Louisiana Legislature about to Mutiny?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Where is Mayor Walker haven’t heard a peep out of him lately

  2. Anonymous Says:

    One thing for sure, he’s NOT cutting his salary.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I am eagerly awaiting Heisenburglar. He’ll tell us what we need to know.

    • Heisenburglar Says:

      Word is that Walker and his administrative staff salaries were cut by 1/3. But you wouldn’t know that since Walt is busy cutting and pasting news articles……

  4. Anonymous Says:

    How is The Mayor going to pay for The Complex?

  5. Corona Kid Says:

    Walt, how bout you use your investigative reporting *skills* for some good for a change and let these fine folks know Walker and his staff took pay cuts, might give some fresh air to this stale forum…. but, we guess that would go against your agenda to always be annoying….

    • Anonymous Says:

      Who has the annoying agenda? Oh, right, the adolescent troll.

      • Heisenberg Says:

        How bout it Walt, report that your mayor up there reduced his and the administrative staff salaries bc you know they did, you just don’t want to report it. That would go a long way to show you’re a real *journalist*.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Naw he did not.

    • Rona tiger king Says:

      Now we see how you make it thru life, in a constant state of denial. Enjoy your karma….

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