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Representatives send letter to Gov. Whitmer to ease executive orders

Representatives Jack Bergman, Paul Mitchell, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Fred Upton, and Tim Walberg have sent a letter to Governor Whitmer expressing serious concern with the most recent update to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

 

In the letter to Governor Whitmer the Members stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic is a nearly unprecedented public health emergency. You were right to issue your initial executive order to slow the spread of the virus in an effort to “flatten the curve”.

 

You also are well within your rights and authorities as governor – while working with the state legislature and within the bounds of the Constitution – to issue directives and guidance that you feel best serves our state. Unfortunately, your latest order is far too restrictive and includes provisions that seem arbitrary and internally inconsistent."

 

The Members continued, “If businesses fail to establish and enforce proper social distancing or if citizens’ actions begin to endanger each other, then the state could take additional well defined action. But most people recognize the dangers of coronavirus and will act responsibly."

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