The Michigan legislature met last Friday, April 24, 2020, to limit Gov. Whitmer‘s authority in her handling of the current coronavirus pandemic, which is crippling vast segments of our economy.
The GOP’s declaration of bipartisanship rings hollow, as the oversight committee created maintains a 6-4 Republican majority. Democratic amendments to put an equal number of Republicans and Democrats on the board and expand the committee’s scope to include federal handling of the pandemic were not adopted.
This is not the time to be playing politics with the lives and livelihoods of the citizens of our state. We must work together to find ways to balance the need to keep everyone safe, while we instill the confidence to venture out and jump start our economy again.