Gov. Kate Brown recently announced plans to finally reopen Oregon on June 30, including rolling back mask mandates and social distancing measures. However, kids will still be wearing masks in school.
This change to the COVID-19 statewide measures does not mean an end to Gov. Brown’s emergency powers.
In her latest executive order, Gov. Brown is rolling back some COVID-19 restrictions, but maintaining dictatorial power over Oregonians until December 31, 2021. Read the executive order here, and reference page 9 for the December extension. With the unconstitutional emergency powers still in place, Gov. Brown can push the state back in lockdown and force any number of policies on Oregonians.
Some State Legislature’s have already set limits on their Governor’s emergency powers.
Posted at the Oregon Catalyst by News Update on 6-26-21
Editor’s note: Republicans in Oregon’s legislature tried to limit the governor’s emergency powers in this session with HJR 18, but the Democrats voted against it, killing it.
Date: 2021-06-27 07:47