UPDATED 5:10 PM PT – Friday, July 16, 2021
Senators from the Republican state of Michigan approved the repeal of a 1945 Emergency Powers Act used by the governor to block the state. Reports mentioned the partisan vote came after a petition was certified by an anti-lockdown group seeking to repeal the law.
The petition raised 460,000, while only 340,000 were needed. A spokesman for the GOP said the legislature is almost certain to repeal the law, which cannot be vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) because it is the result of a petition.
The Michigan Senate voted to approve the petition on the Michigan Unlock Initiative, which would repeal the emergency powers of the 1945 Governor Act. pic.twitter.com/TcaW47M0Vk
– Senator Jon Bumstead (@SenJonBumstead) July 15, 2021
This is in the wake of former Detroit police chief James Craig, who is expected to launch a GOP campaign for the governor. He’s expected to make a major announcement next week.
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