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GOP Lawmakers in Michigan Vote to Sue Gov. Whitmer

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2020
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coronavirus, coronavirus restrictions, Michigan lawmakers

Republican lawmakers in Michigan rejected an extension of the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration, instead voting to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority.

Whitmer had asked state lawmakers to extend the declaration, which expired Thursday, by 28 days.

The House instead opted to approve a lawsuit against Whitmer and a package of bills that would replace the governor's orders with laws passed through the normal legislative process.

According to House Speaker Lee Chatfield, Republicans support measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the state, just not the governor’s...

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