At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana State Representative Randal Gaines said he immediately turned to his governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards — not the federal government. “I didn’t think the federal government would have enough on-the-ground information about the particular circumstances that Louisiana was dealing with,” he told CBS News. “[Governors] are the ones that are giving the timely information. They’re there where the rubber meets the road.”It’s a heightened role for governors of both parties, one that has put them on the policy frontlines in the battle against coronavirus. And while a majority of states have reduced bars and restaurants to take-out or delivery, 22 states have gone further and declared mandatory stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for their citizens to help curb further spreading of the virus.  The current framework of laws reaffirms that governors and states hold the main levers of control during disasters, according to CBS News legal analyst Jonathan Turley. “I know the Constitution itself leaves the primary authority over public health, as well as police powers, to the states. The president’s authority is actually more limited than people suggest,” Turley said. “If a governor has imposed a shelter-in-place order, the president does not have


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