Kansas GOP lawmakers on Wednesday moved to limit their Democratic governor’s emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that they are an overreaction that is fueling panic and an unnecessary intrusion into people’s lives. The pushback came after Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that all public schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and classes will be held remotely to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters after announcing that she’d order all public and private K-12 schools in the state to close for the rest of the semester, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP)Conservative critics have suggested that Kelly’s actions suggest she might go after firearms and try to limit their sale.Kelly declared a state of emergency last week to mobilize state resources, but it will expire March 27 unless legislators pass a resolution extending it. Lawmakers are now set to have the GOP-controlled legislature’s leaders scrutinize all of Kelly’s future coronavirus orders and to give them the power to revoke many of them within days. “There is a concern about civil liberties, a concern about the proper exercise of government authority and


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