Michigan Republicans End Whitmer’s Emergency Law

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Newsmax | Jeremy Frankel

GOP legislators in Michigan have abolished the law that allowed Democrat governor Gretchen Whitmer to continuously lock down the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

TheBlaze reports that the state House, which is led by the GOP, voted 60-48 Wednesday to repeal the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945, which granted Whitmer the authority she used in locking down Michigan indefinitely. The law gave extensive authority to governors in issuing emergency declarations and setting rules to “protect life and property or to bring the emergency situation within the affected area under control.”

The state Senate, also held by the GOP, voted 20-15 to repeal the law last week.

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional last October.

Since the repeal proposal had been the result of a citizen-initiated campaign, Whitmer is powerless to veto it. 

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