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Ballot drive targets Michigan law that underpins virus rules

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 19:19:24-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP)  — A group will launch a ballot drive to require legislative approval to extend emergency pandemic orders beyond 28 days, in what is the latest bid to neuter a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has used to issue coronavirus restrictions.

The initiative will be organized by Unlock Michigan. The ballot committee previously gathered signatures to repeal a law that underpinned Whitmer's rules.

After the ruling, her administration kept the limits intact under a law giving the state health director broad authority to issue orders.

The new measure would make emergency orders unenforceable after 28 days unless the Legislature OKs an extension.

Elle Meyers

Elle Meyers

6:12 PM, Apr 12, 2021

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