Lawmakers: Governor needs to rescind orders

File image of the West Virginia House of Delegates
File image of the West Virginia House of Delegates(WHSV)
Published: May. 22, 2020 at 4:43 PM EDT
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Several West Virginia lawmakers, including a local senator, want Governor Jim Justice to call a special session to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

A writ of mandamus filed Friday with the state supreme court says the governor is using a state of emergency declared in March to expand his powers under the state constitution,

Three state delegates filed the writ, along with Wood County Republican Senator Mike Azinger.

"The governor is way out of bounds on what he's doing