Louisiana lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday that would limit the governor’s ability to maintain or enforce emergency declarations, including public health emergencies related to COVID-19.Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun joined WWNO Host Karl Lengel below to discuss the legislation and the larger debate around public health policy at the state capitol.
The COVID emergency proclamation, which has been in effect for exactly two years since the pandemic reached Louisiana in March 2020, will not be renewed when it expires Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday.
The COVID-19 emergency proclamation was renewed once again for Louisiana for another 28 days, though Gov. John Bel Edwards hinted at finally terminating the order by or before its expiration date due to falling case numbers and rising immunity amid omicron.
After driving record-high COVID-19 infections in Louisiana and across the country, state health officials said Thursday that the omicron surge has peaked in Louisiana as a whole, but warned that cases are still rising in some regions of the state.
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Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn about the structural limits on Black political power that have impacted New Orleans’ Black mayors for decades. And we hear about new efforts to increase high-speed internet access across the state.