Senator Rogers revives bill to restrict executive overreach

State House

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Senator Gordon E. Rogers has revitalized legislation to limit the Governor to one thirty-day renewal without joint resolution of the General Assembly.

“Enough is enough. The governor has been running the state almost exclusively by executive order without any legislative oversight. Our constituents elected us to represent them, not to allow the governor to unilaterally impose orders without input,” Rogers said. “The public health emergency that we have been living through for two years now has illustrated that the law as it’s currently written gives the governor far too much power in declared states of emergency,” Rogers said.

Rogers also said the legislature is meant to keep the executive branch in check which isn’t happening.


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