Louisiana COVID-19 special session opens with power debate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only three months removed from their last gathering, Louisiana legislators returned Monday for a special session focused on the coronavirus outbreak, with deepening rifts between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican lawmakers over the appropriate response to the pandemic.

The monthlong special session was called by Republican lawmakers without consultation from the Democratic governor on the 70-item agenda.

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